WWF calls on GFCM to recover Mediterranean fish stocksfishupdate.com | 13 May 2013
As the organisation opens its annual meeting in Croatia, WWF has called on the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to urgently adopt a first set of comprehensive management plans, in particular in the Adriatic, to guarantee the sustainable exploitation of key Mediterranean fish stocks.
Oceana warning over Balearics dredgingWorld Fishing | 26 Mar 2013
Global ocean advocacy group, Oceana, has applauded the High Public Prosecutor of the Balearic Islands decision to stop dredging works at Mahón harbour, Menorca, until non-compliance issues are addressed.
Mediterranean and Black Sea sharks risk extinctionWorld Fishing | 20 Mar 2013
A new FAO study has found that shark populations in the Mediterranean and Black Sea have dropped dramatically over the last two centuries and now risk extinction if current fishing pressure continues.
Myfish project presents first year resultsWorld Fishing | 12 Mar 2013
The Myfish project - an EU project that aims to define an operational framework for the implementation of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) concept in European – has held its second project meeting.
Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plasticGuardian Unlimited | 08 Mar 2013
A dead sperm whale that washed up on Spain's south coast had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped into the sea by farmers tending greenhouses that produce tomatoes and other vegetables for British supermarkets. Scientists were amazed to find the 4.5 tonne whale had swallowed 59 different bits of plastic - most of it thick transparent sheeting used to build greenhouses in southern Almeria and Granada.
Synchronous combined effects of fishing and climate within a demersal communityOxford Journals | 20 Feb 2013
Accumulating evidence shows that fishing exploitation and environmental variables can synergistically affect the population dynamics of exploited populations. Here, we document an interaction between fishing impact and climate variability that triggered a synchronic response in the population fluctuations of six exploited species in the Mediterranean from 1965–2008.
Elasmobranchs of the Mediterranean and Black SeaThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 14 Feb 2013
A new study published by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, Elasmobranchs of the Mediterranean and Black Sea: status, ecology and biology, biographic analysis, provides general information on taxonomy, distribution, status, statistics,fisheries, bycatch, biologic and ecologic parameters on age and growth, food and feeding habits, reproductive biology and stock assessment.
Gloria Maris certified sustainableWorld Fishing | 12 Feb 2013
Gloria Maris' aquaculture farm, on the French island of Corsica, has been certified sustainable by international certification body, Friend of the Sea.
Jellyfish in the MediterraneanSea Around Us | 08 Feb 2013
A new journal article from the Sea Around Us Project reviews knowledge of jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea, including how the abundance of a number of native and invasive species has changed over time, and what could be causing the changes.
Oceana to send illegal fishing evidence to the EUfishupdate.com | 30 Jan 2013
Oceana says it will send to the EU evidence found of illegal fishing activity in the area surrounding Cabrera and south Majorca, filing a claim against Spain for breach of the' Council Regulation (EC) No. 1967/2006 for management of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea.
Plans to dump sediment at sea blastedWorld Fishing | 15 Jan 2013
Oceana has requested that the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) reports on management of the material extracted in the dredging of Mahón harbour in Minorca.
Lebanon moves forward to protect marine habitatsIUCN | 14 Jan 2013
Lebanon's Ministry of Environment and IUCN with the support of partners such as the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas and UN Development Programme have brought forward a Marine Protected Areas Strategy aimed at achieving a healthy, productive, and biologically diverse marine environment in Lebanese waters.
ICCAT urged not to increase tuna quotasWorld Fishing | 13 Nov 2012
WWF has called for the bluefin tuna quota in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean to remain the same and not exceed 12,900 tonnes annually, in line with the ICCAT Scientific Committee's advice.