Fifty-five beaches meet new rulesBBC World Service | 22 May 2013
Fifty five beaches in England meet tough new EU standards on water quality to achieve Blue Flag awards.
Out of Sight, Out of MindWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 22 May 2013
Study of a right whale named Eg 3911 reveals how entanglement can cause a slow, invisible death
Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killingsGuardian Unlimited | 21 May 2013
One of the world's largest fish farm companies, Marine Harvest, has voluntarily agreed to much tougher limits on its pesticides use and seal killing by joining a strict new environment scheme. Marine Harvest will join the Aquaculture Stewardship council, a new accreditation scheme championed by WWF, after coming under repeated attack for heavy use of toxic chemicals, seal-killing and major outbreaks of sea lice and salmon diseases.
Scottish sea lice argumentWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Scottish sea lice issue has reared its head again with one of the largest seafood companies in the world, Marine Harvest, facing renewed calls to move its farms away from wild salmon populations to prevent transmission of parasites.
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.
A Day in the Delta (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 21 May 2013
One recent Monday, I got to spend the day doing something outside, not in a conference room, not in my office, just out in one of North America's great natural wonders. Directly north of Mobile Bay, within a broad river valley that leads northward to the confluence of the Tombigbee and Alabama Rivers, lies a vast region of wetlands known by various names, including the Mobile-Tensaw delta, the Mobile Delta, or simply the Delta.
Marine Harvest signs up for ASC certificationfishupdate.com | 21 May 2013
MARINE Harvest Scotland, the country's largest salmon farm company, has announced it has committed itself to a new international scheme aiming to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with the industry.
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.
Conservationists to count breeding birds after 'puffin wreck' winterGuardian Unlimited | 17 May 2013
Nipped fingers and handfuls of guano will be the order of the day for wildlife rangers on the Farne Islands as they embark on an epic census on Friday to discover whether puffin numbers have plummeted after a year of extreme weather. The 10 National Trust rangers living on the islands must dangle their bare fingers down 60,000 puffin burrows in the next two months to determine whether breeding pairs have fallen after the worst puffin "wreck" for 66 years.
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.
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.
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.