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Coral Triangle Initiative Nears Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation Systemcoraltriangleinitiative.org | 12 Dec 2013
The further enactment of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Operations Manual of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) has successfully been pushed, with all member countries under CTI endorsing it while establishing a timetable for an M&E implementation.
Direct economic incentives for sustainable fisheries management (book)pubs.iied.org | 11 Dec 2013
Fisheries provide millions of people with a source of livelihood. Yet across the world, these resources are fast diminishing because of pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing, natural disasters, and climate changes. Traditional approaches to halt this decline focus on regulating against...
Shellfish research programmeWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
A team of international scientists have launched an ambitious programme to monitor the effects of climate change on shellfish that are vital to the European fishing economy.
Fish stock exploitation has declinedWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
ICES has concluded that exploitation of fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic has declined significantly during the last decade.
NZ eel fisheries up for reviewWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
A comprehensive assessment is to be carried out on the current status of New Zealand's eel population, after an independent review revealed their numbers are up after years of decline.
Commission disappointed by WCPFC meetingWorld Fishing | 11 Dec 2013
The European Commission has expressed its disappointment on the outcome of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission's (WCPFC) 10th plenary session, held 2-6 December 2013 in Australia.
UK fishermen fear green energyWorld Fishing | 10 Dec 2013
Fishermen's organisations have expressed their fears over the UK Governments announcement to shift wind farm renewable subsidies from onshore to offshore.
CFP finally adoptedWorld Fishing | 10 Dec 2013
Following today's final vote by the European Parliament, the new Common Fisheries Policy has now formally been adopted, and will be applied throughout EU waters from 1 January 2014.
Deep-sea fishing voteWorld Fishing | 10 Dec 2013
The European Parliament has voted on deep-sea fishing in the North-East Atlantic - and has voted against phasing out deep-sea bottom trawling and bottom gillnetting.
Commission fails to make changes to overfishingWorld Fishing | 09 Dec 2013
Greenpeace has spoken out about the increasing need "to take steps to ensure sustainable fishing" following the end of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 10th meeting.
IMO tackles pirate fishingWorld Fishing | 06 Dec 2013
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has lifted an exemption for fishing vessels from inclusion in a crucial ship identification scheme - a major step forward in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) or "pirate" fishing.
Ireland consults on seafood "roadmap"World Fishing | 05 Dec 2013
A public consultation process is being launched in Ireland on the preparation of a Marine Research and Seafood Sector Low Carbon Roadmap to boost Ireland's marine economy.
Asda pledges to ban bycatchWorld Fishing | 05 Dec 2013
UK retailer Asda has pledged to eradicate bycatch from the fisheries that supply its seafood.
Fighting against "harmful" fisheries subsidiesWorld Fishing | 04 Dec 2013
WWF has applauded an initiative by a dozen countries to freeze subsidies that encourage overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing fleets. It hopes the initiative will spur other governments into action over the issue.
Major Report Details Potential Costs of Climate Change in the Pacificadb.org | 03 Dec 2013
The economic loss suffered by the Pacific region could range from 2.9% to as high as 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It includes modeling of future climate over the Pacific region, assessments of the potential impacts on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs, and human health, and predictions of the potential economic impact of climate change for specific sectors and economies under various emissions scenarios.
WWF calls on WCPFC to end overfishingWorld Fishing | 03 Dec 2013
WWF has voiced its concerns that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) might fail again to implement effective measures to end overfishing of tuna at its annual meeting in Cairns, Australia next week.