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Ambassador to West AfricaSea Around Us | 21 May 2013
Our driftnets don't produce discards." "We dont have illegal fishing - its illegal. Your methods are correct, but your results dont make sense. Dont tell them we fish in their waters, they will deny us access. These were some of the amazing comments I heard during my short visit to seven West African countries earlier this year as part of the Sea Around Us Project and PRCM: Marine Conservation Research, Collaboration and Support in West Africa.
Fishermen angry at call to extend set-net banNew Zealand Herald | 20 May 2013
Otago commercial fishermen have reacted with anger to a proposal to extend a ban on set-net fishing around the Otago Peninsula to help preserve yellow-eyed penguin colonies.
Fish scheme up for ethics awardWorld Fishing | 20 May 2013
The UK's first "community supported fishery", the cooperative Catchbox scheme, has been nominated for an Observer Ethical Award in the Big Idea category.
Mixed fish stocks necessary to ensure future fisheriesfishupdate.com | 20 May 2013
THE Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) has welcomed today's publication of an in-depth study by leading fisheries scientists into the impact and serious implications of man-made reduced marine biodiversity, in particular greatly reduced numbers of predatory fish towards the top of the food chain.
Precious penguins needing better protectionNew Zealand Herald | 19 May 2013
Extending a ban on set net fishing around the Otago Peninsula will stem the deaths of one of the rarest penguin species in the world, the native yellow-eyed penguin, Forest and Bird says.
Iceland responds to MCS mackerel claimsWorld Fishing | 17 May 2013
The Iceland Ministry of Industries and Innovation has responded to the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) rating of Icelandic pelagic caught mackerel as 'least sustainable, which has been based on seven justifications.
EU deep-sea fisheries reps call for authorities to work togetherfishupdate.com | 17 May 2013
Over the last two days (15-16 May), representatives from the industry, the EU institutions, EU Member States, civil society as well as from the scientific community have gathered in Edinburgh to optimise the management of deep water fishing.
Mackerel back on the Fish to Eat listWorld Fishing | 16 May 2013
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has upgraded European and Norwegian mackerel to a yellow 'three' rating on its Fish to Eat List, meaning people can eat it occasionally without endangering the species.
Gillnets fatal for seabirdsWorld Fishing | 16 May 2013
A study published today reveals that 400,000 birds are killed each year in gillnet fisheries, exceeding the estimated toll of bird deaths documented in longline fisheries.
UK claims fish dumping ban successBBC | 15 May 2013
The UK says it has agreed new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
EU fisheries reform plan falls short of outright discards banGuardian Unlimited | 15 May 2013
Fisheries ministers from across Europe came to an agreement on a sweeping reform of fisheries policies early on Wednesday morning, but fell short of the most ambitious changes that green campaigners had demanded.
Future fisheries cooperationWorld Fishing | 15 May 2013
The Demersal Working Group of the North Sea Regional Advisory Council (NSRAC) has travelled to Norway to meet with a delegation from the Norwegian Fishermen's Association (Norges Fiskarlag).
Seafish runs Trawl Gear Technology Training courseWorld Fishing | 15 May 2013
During February the Gear Technology section of Seafish held three trawl gear technology courses for fishermen from England, the last to be funded within the current project, reports Mike Montgomerie, Seafish Gear Technologist.
Deal agreed at EU Fish Council meetingfishupdate.com | 15 May 2013
A deal agreed on Monday (15 May) at the European Union Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels has cleared the way for the final stage of the long overdue reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), says the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF).
Climate change has impacted global fisheries for decadesSea Around Us | 15 May 2013
A new paper from the Sea Around Us Project published in the journal Nature reveals that warmer ocean temperatures are driving marine species towards cooler, deeper waters, and this in turn, has affected global fisheries catches.
Scientists find impact of open-ocean industrial fishing within centuries of bird bonesEurekAlert | 14 May 2013
(Smithsonian) The impact of industrial fishing on coastal ecosystems has been studied for many years. But how it affects food webs in the open ocean has not been very clear. So a team of Smithsonian and Michigan State University scientists and their colleagues looked to the ancient bones of seabirds for answers, revealing some of the dramatic changes that have happened within open-ocean food webs since the onset of industrial fishing.