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INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO PROTECT SEABED HABITAT A SUCCESS IN SHETLANDfishupdate.com | 27 Nov 2013
An innovative spatial management programme aimed at protecting vulnerable seabed habitat whilst simultaneously monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around The Shetland Islands is proving a huge success thanks to a partnership with leading M2M data transfer and VMS provider, Succorfish.
EU to ban fish imports from Belize, Guinea and CambodiaGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
Fish imports from Belize, Guinea and Cambodia are to be banned from the European Union, and three more countries have been warned their imports are in danger, in the first major sanction against countries that allow illegal fishing operations to carry on under their countries' flags.
Three countries face sanctionsWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
Belize, Cambodia and Guinea are facing trade measures after failing to show commitment to tackling illegal fishing.
Report: Unreported trade of bluefin tunaWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
A new WWF study has found that between 2000 and 2010 the equivalent of 18,704 tons of live bluefin tuna were traded via Panama without being reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
ICCAT bluefin quotasWorld Fishing | 26 Nov 2013
At the ICCAT annual meeting last week it was decided to set the 2014 quota for bluefin tuna in the East Atlantic and the Mediterranean at 13,400 tonnes - recognising that early signs of stock recovery have yet to be confirmed by sound scientific assessments.
Google Earth reveals unreported fishingSea Around Us | 26 Nov 2013
In the Persian Gulf, large, semi-permanent fish traps take advantage of tidal differences to catch a wide variety of marine species. These traps, called fish weirs, have been used around the world for thousands of years, but only recently have researchers quantified what they catch using imagery captured from space.
The stealth tax that says to hell with North Sea cod stocks (opinion)Guardian Unlimited | 25 Nov 2013
It's a stealth tax about which the government has kept very quiet. When you hear the details, you will know why. I doubt whether one in a thousand people is aware that it exists. Every time you buy fish in the UK, you pay a fee to support an organisation which opposes campaigns to protect fish stocks and marine ecosystems.
Crab Council receives grantWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
The National Fisheries Institute's Crab Council has been given a grant by Sea Pact, an alliance of seafood distributors that is donating to four organisations working in seafood sustainability to further special initiatives.
New online fisheries science research libraryWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a new online fisheries science research library which will provide open access to the science that underpins the organisation's standards.
First Polish fishery enters assessmentWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
The Eastern Baltic cod fishery has become the first fishery from Poland to enter into assessment against the MSC standard for well-managed and sustainable fisheries.
WWF calls for satellite technology surveillanceWorld Fishing | 21 Nov 2013
WWF says that its new pilot project shows that the use of satellite technology in the surveillance of fishing activities can increase safety on fishing vessels and promote legal and transparent fishing operations.
South Africa: Minister Lauds Commission's Work in ConservationAllAfrica.com | 20 Nov 2013
Pretoria — The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas conducts excellent research, is a good example of international collaboration and has taken the lead in protecting ecologically important species, says Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
Hidden shark catchesWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
A new report by Oceana has revealed that 24 countries may be catching sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterannean Sea but failing to report them, as required by the Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
WWF calls for bluefin tuna and shark conservationWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
WWF is calling on the European Commission (EC) to ensure maximum efforts are made to conserve Atlantic bluefin tuna and sharks ahead of an annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
MSC skipjack in EuropeWorld Fishing | 19 Nov 2013
The first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans will soon be available in Europe.