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Fighting against "harmful" fisheries subsidiesWorld Fishing | 04 Dec 2013
WWF has applauded an initiative by a dozen countries to freeze subsidies that encourage overfishing and the overcapacity of fishing fleets. It hopes the initiative will spur other governments into action over the issue.
Major Report Details Potential Costs of Climate Change in the Pacificadb.org | 03 Dec 2013
The economic loss suffered by the Pacific region could range from 2.9% to as high as 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100, according to a new study from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It includes modeling of future climate over the Pacific region, assessments of the potential impacts on agriculture, fisheries, tourism, coral reefs, and human health, and predictions of the potential economic impact of climate change for specific sectors and economies under various emissions scenarios.
WWF calls on WCPFC to end overfishingWorld Fishing | 03 Dec 2013
WWF has voiced its concerns that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) might fail again to implement effective measures to end overfishing of tuna at its annual meeting in Cairns, Australia next week.
Protecting the Shetland IslandsWorld Fishing | 02 Dec 2013
A spatial management programme has been set up to protect vulnerable seabed habitat whilst monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around the Shetland Islands.
MSC for Barents Sea fisheryWorld Fishing | 02 Dec 2013
Spanish association of cod fishing ship owners, Agarba, has been awarded a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its Barents Sea cod fishing operations.
Concern over status of aggregating fish species in the CaribbeanThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 29 Nov 2013
The spawning aggregations of groupers and snappers in the Caribbean - the reproductive gatherings necessary to create the next generation - help maintain healthy stocks of these species, but are currently being heavily fished, causing significant reductions.
Arabian Gulf countries to expand fisheries sectorWorld Fishing | 28 Nov 2013
Efforts to boost fisheries development are gaining pace in various parts of the Arabian Gulf as governments in various countries launch initiatives to protect and restock the Gulfs heavily exploited marine fishery resources.
Black Sea quotasWorld Fishing | 28 Nov 2013
Black Sea fishing opportunities for 2014 have been proposed by the European Commission.
Chilean rock lobster fishery enters MSC assessmentWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
The Chilean Juan Fernández rock lobster fishery (Jasus frontalis) has entered into independent, third party assessment in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme.
MSC first for EstoniaWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
After a year-long scientific assessment the Estonian prawn fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, making it the first Estonian fishery to become MSC certified.
Google Earth could validate catch statisticsWorld Fishing | 27 Nov 2013
University of British Columbia scientists have found that large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what is being officially reported.
INNOVATIVE PROJECT TO PROTECT SEABED HABITAT A SUCCESS IN SHETLANDfishupdate.com | 27 Nov 2013
An innovative spatial management programme aimed at protecting vulnerable seabed habitat whilst simultaneously monitoring, understanding and supporting scallop fleet activities in and around The Shetland Islands is proving a huge success thanks to a partnership with leading M2M data transfer and VMS provider, Succorfish.