ISSF bycatch project in the PacificWorld Fishing | 23 May 2013
As part of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation's #BycatchProject a group of scientists and fishers will embark on a weeks-long journey through the Pacific in search of techniques to reduce bycatch.
Development plans for Ukrainian fisheriesWorld Fishing | 23 May 2013
The Ukrainian fishing industry is on the verge of big changes, due to the government's recent adoption of a state programme, 'Of the development of fishing industry in Ukraine until 2016', reports Eugene Gerden.
Commission warns Faroes about herring sanctionsWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Faroe Islands have been formally notified by the European Commission that the Commission intends to adopt measures in support of the sustainability of herring fisheries.
Group presents deep-sea fishing recommendationsWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
A group of deep-sea fishing professionals have presented a set of key recommendations to policy makers, which aim to achieve sustainable fisheries management in the North-East Atlantic.
Weak outcome of GFCM meetingWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
As the 37th annual session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) closed last week, Oceana said that it was appalled by the failure to take action in addressing the state of Mediterranean fish stocks.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Sanctions imposed against the FaroesWorld Fishing | 14 May 2013
The European Commission (EC) has outlined a scheme to impose sanctions against the Faroe Islands for its over fishing of herring, but the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association (SPFA) says this needs to be applied to mackerel as well to ensure the future of vital fishing stocks.
Europe agrees sanctions on herringfishupdate.com | 14 May 2013
Sanctions to conserve herring stocks and help protect the livelihoods of Scottish fishermen have been outlined by EU Commission.
Herring sanctions plan welcomedfishupdate.com | 14 May 2013
On Monday's (13 May) European Union Fish Council meeting in Brussels, the EC outlined a scheme to impose sanctions against the Faroes for its over-fishing of herring.