Editorial: Cut snapper limit to build up species (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 19 Jun 2013
How many snapper should anyone be allowed to catch in a day's fishing? Readers who do not go fishing for fun might be surprised at the bag limit: nine. That seems an excessively generous allowance for every person out fishing, yet the recreational fishing lobby is aggrieved at proposals to reduce the permitted catch in response to diminishing stocks in the Hauraki Gulf, east of Northland and the Bay of Plenty.
Success for discards trialWorld Fishing | 18 Jun 2013
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has released the results of UK discard trials which show that discards have been virtually eliminated in some species.
Wide variations in salmon sustainabilityWorld Fishing | 18 Jun 2013
A report by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has found that half of wild Pacific salmon stocks are good shape, while the other half needs help.
Faroe Islands call on the EU to drop threatsWorld Fishing | 18 Jun 2013
Jacob Vestergaard, Faroese Minister of Fisheries, has written to EU Commissioner Maria Damanaki, urging her to drop the threat of sanctions against the Faroes regarding the Atlanto-Scandian herring stock.
Could the world's biggest marine sanctuary be declared in the Antarctic?Guardian Unlimited | 17 Jun 2013
An extraordinarily big thing might happen in the world of marine conservation next month at a meeting in Germany of a little known international commission. And while you probably haven't read much about it, the outcome could see the creation of the two largest areas of protected ocean on the planet that would lock out fishing from more than 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean around the Antarctic.
NZ stock assessmentsWorld Fishing | 17 Jun 2013
The latest comprehensive scientific assessment of the status of New Zealand's fisheries has been released.
NZ amends fishing regulationsWorld Fishing | 17 Jun 2013
Changes have been made to regulatory controls of some of New Zealand's most valuable fisheries, including a decision to extend consultation on the Otago/Southland Paua fisheries review.
Indonesia works towards sustainabilityWorld Fishing | 17 Jun 2013
The International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) has praised the Indonesian fishing industry's efforts to increase the market potential for its pole and line and hand line caught tuna.
EU deal brokered on details of CFP reformfishupdate.com | 17 Jun 2013
An historic deal to reform the broken Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been agreed by EU Member States and is expected to become law later this year.
MP criticises Govt action on dolphinsNew Zealand Herald | 14 Jun 2013
A long-awaited threat management plan for Maui's dolphins is to be announced next month - but one MP has questioned whether the Government is going far enough to protect the critically endangered species.
'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect themEurekAlert | 14 Jun 2013
In a new study of spiny lobsters scientists from the University of Miami and Old Dominion studied the larval dispersal of this species in the Caribbean. The goal of the study was to describe the sources, sinks, and routes connecting the Caribbean spiny lobster metapopulation. The results led the team to propose marine resource management strategies that incorporate larval connectivity and "larval lobster credits" to sustain and rebuild exploited marine populations.
Oysters could rebound more quickly with limited fishing and improved habitatEurekAlert | 14 Jun 2013
A new study shows that combining improved oyster restoration methods with limits on fishing in the upper Chesapeake could bring the oyster population back to the Bay in a much shorter period of time. The study led by Michael Wilberg of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory assessed a range of management and restoration options to see which ones would have the most likelihood of success.
Good news for stocksWorld Fishing | 13 Jun 2013
Although the focus has been on cod stock recovery in the North Sea recently, other north-east Atlantic assessed fish stocks are recovering well too.
Rare crab found off northern Norwayfishupdate.com | 13 Jun 2013
NORWEGIAN fishermen have found a rare langkløret mini crab which was pulled recently ?from the deep outer fjord at Sandefjord.
CFP reform mulled over as details emergefishupdate.com | 13 Jun 2013
A clearer idea of the substance of the reformed CFP emerging from the final stages of agreement in Brussels is surfacing as the dust settles and the details clarify.
Warming up relations in cold watersWorld Fishing | 12 Jun 2013
Back in 1867, President Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State William Seward went shopping and returned home with a bargain: the whole and only Russian territory on the American continent - Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, which since 1859 was put on sale by the Russian Empire.
MSC certified seafood recommended by Monterey BayWorld Fishing | 12 Jun 2013
A new report by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has found that the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) chain of custody standard is the only wild capture certification programme to meet Seafood Watch criteria for environmental sustainability.