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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.
Study to bring wave of ocean data to negotiating tableSCIDEV.NET | 09 Dec 2013
Despite the oceans importance for the planet, it usually takes a back seat in political discussions about global issues, like climate change. The World Ocean Assessment study aims to change that by providing policymakers with the scientific data they need to make informed decisions.
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.
Shark attack: Western Australia may change law to allow limited cullGuardian Unlimited | 26 Nov 2013
The Western Australian government may change laws so sharks lingering near the southwest coast can be killed. Some surfers have demanded a shark cull after another fatal attack at the weekend and the premier, Colin Barnett, says options are being considered.
EU joins US in Effort to Strengthen Shark Finning Ban Atlantic Tuna Bodyfishupdate.com | 18 Nov 2013
Plymouth, UK. 15 November, 2013. The Shark Trust and Shark Advocates International are heralding news that the EU will join an effort spearheaded by the US and Brazil to strengthen the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea).?
EU bottom trawl ban not enough, say criticsfishupdate.com | 13 Nov 2013
THE 'European Parliament's Fisheries Committee has voted to restrict bottom trawling in vulnerable areas - but some organisation say the ?move has not gone far enough.
More measures needed to save our fishWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is calling for the introduction of other measures to be used in conjunction with a discard ban to help reduce total fishing mortality.
NZ proposes shark finning banWorld Fishing | 12 Nov 2013
New Zealand's government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea.
'Saving our Fish' needs more than a ban on discardingfishupdate.com | 11 Nov 2013
Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia,
Shark finning banned in NZ watersNew Zealand Herald | 10 Nov 2013
Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters under a government proposal announced today. Conservation Minister Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy made the announcement on Wellington's south coast today.
OECD releases new handbook for fishery managersWorld Fishing | 07 Nov 2013
The OECD Committee for Fisheries has produced a new handbook for fisheries managers, utilising a large body of research carried out over the years investigating fisheries policy and fisheries management.
Europêche welcomes deep-sea compromiseWorld Fishing | 06 Nov 2013
The European deep-sea fishing industry has welcomed this week's vote in the European Parliaments Fisheries Committee on a regulation concerning deep-sea fishing in the Northeast Atlantic.