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Stemming the Tide of Plastic Marine Litter: A Global Action Agendacdn.law.ucla.edu | 30 Oct 2013
There is general agreement about the need for robust, consistent funding for clean-up efforts; better infrastructure to encourage proper waste management; and, most importantly, reductions in the sources of marine litter— especially single-use plastics. Yet, no one has proposed an overarching action plan that would effectively address the plastic marine litter problem.
King mackerel fishery to re-open for two daysWorld Fishing | 29 Oct 2013
The Western Zone of the Gulf of Mexico will be re-opened to commercial fishing for king mackerel at 12:01am (local time) on 1 November 2013 for two days, closing at 12:01am on 3 November 2013.
Hawaiian fishing restrictions to be removedWorld Fishing | 28 Oct 2013
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council is calling on the State of Hawaii to remove its Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Areas (BRFAs) located in federal waters.
No subsidies for new boatsWorld Fishing | 23 Oct 2013
The European parliament plenary has voted on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), and has voted against reintroducing subsidies for new boats.
Tackling change head onWorld Fishing | 15 Oct 2013
Australia's fishing sector has faced a number of challenges in the past few years and as a new government starts to develop its policies, Adrian Tatum charts the progress of one of the worlds largest fisheries.
Shetland windfarm project suffers court setback over rare birdGuardian Unlimited | 03 Oct 2013
The future of a proposed windfarm on Shetland touted as one of the most productive in the world has been thrown into doubt in a legal battle over a rare wading bird and an obscure part of British energy law. A judge in Edinburgh has ruled that the Viking windfarm project, set to be one of the largest in the UK, should not have been given planning consent last year, in a victory for local anti-windfarm campaigners.
New legislation for Alaskan sustainabilityWorld Fishing | 19 Sep 2013
Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to combat the influence of outside certification parties on Alaska's sustainable seafood industry.
Open seminar convened for European fishing industryfishupdate.com | 10 Sep 2013
MARIA Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, has convened an open seminar on the morning of September 17, to look into the state of European fish stocks and fishing fleets.
Policital and practical gap must be bridged, says SFF chieffishupdate.com | 09 Sep 2013
Scottish Fishermen's Federation chief executive Bertie Armstrong will tell the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum in London tomorrow (10 September) that for the implementation of the new Common Fisheries Policy to work effectively, the gap between political decision-making and the practical implementation of fisheries management measures must be bridged.
Mainstreaming of MEAs Into Development Strategies and Policies in the Caribbean Regioniisd.org | 28 Aug 2013
In recent years, governments have begun negotiating multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) in an attempt to tackle a growing array of environmental challenges. However, mainstreaming these MEAs into national strategies and policies to achieve improvements in the environment is a considerable challenge. In this paper we present an approach to capacity building of MEA mainstreaming targeted towards policy-makers.
Marine litter within the European Marine Strategy Framework DirectiveOxford Journals | 21 Aug 2013
There have been numerous anthropogenic-driven changes to our planet in the last half-century. One of the most evident changes is the ubiquity and abundance of litter in the marine environment. The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008/56/EC) establishes a framework within which EU Member States shall take action to achieve or maintain good environmental status (GES) of their marine waters by 2020.
EMFF reactionWorld Fishing | 18 Jul 2013
The first reading of the €6.5bn European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) by the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has been received with mixed reaction.
Sport fishers attack plan for limitsNew Zealand Herald | 16 Jul 2013
Recreational fishers face significant bag or size limit restrictions under all three options revealed for managing the depleted Snapper 1 fishery from October 1.
South Africa to promote fisheries growthWorld Fishing | 12 Jul 2013
South Africa is preparing to adopt a new fisheries policy aimed at supporting development of small scale community-based fisheries activities to create employment and raise family incomes in the country's lower income coastal regions, reports David Hayes.
Funding Europe's fisheriesWorld Fishing | 11 Jul 2013
Further details have been released on the operating rules for the €6.5 billion European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).