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.
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).
London seminar will discuss new CFPfishupdate.com | 09 May 2013
A SEMINAR, which has been arranged in London on September 10, aims to discuss the effects that CFP reforms – which are due to be implemented over the course of the summer ?– are likely to have on the UK.
EP negotiator moves to unlock CFP deadlockfishupdate.com | 09 May 2013
In a move to prevent a looming deadlock, Ulrike Rodust, the European Parliament's negotiator, has sent a letter to fisheries ministers with proposals for compromises on key issues in the fisheries reform.
Processors and traders call for involvement in future CFP consultationsfishupdate.com | 09 May 2013
At a recent lunch with Council Fisheries representatives in Brussels, AIPCE-CEP1 CFP Working Group chair, Andrew Kuyk, called for all industry stakeholders to be included in future consultation arrangements for the Common Fisheries Policy through the establishment of a new horizontal Advisory Council in addition to the regional bodies proposed in the current reform negotiations.
Nova Scotia to develop new aquaculture regulationsWorld Fishing | 02 May 2013
The Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Agriculture is planning to develop a new regulatory framework for the aquaculture industry through consultations with Nova Scotians.
NGOs concerned over CFP negotiationsWorld Fishing | 01 May 2013
A statement from European civil society and conservation groups has said that they are concerned about the threat of delays or the possible collapse of negotiations on the EU fisheries reform.
Oil drilling plan comes with warningNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
New Zealand is about to open huge tracts of its offshore territory as a troubleshooter called in to reform rules covering the United States oil explorers gave a blunt warning over regulations covering the industry.
MEPs warn EU fisheries reform could be blockedfishupdate.com | 30 Apr 2013
Thirty-eight members of the European Parliament from 18 member states, including four UK MEPS, have called for each EU government to play a 'constructive role' in fisheries reform.
NGOs concerned about potential fisheries reform collapsefishupdate.com | 30 Apr 2013
Following a meeting with Irish fisheries minister and chair of the EU fisheries Council Simon Coveney today, Tuesday April 30, European civil society and conservation groups are concerned about the threat of delays or the possible collapse of negotiations on EU fisheries reform.
New rules should keep oil cowboys out - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
Prime Minister John Key says he is confident safety and environment rules being brought in to cover oil and gas exploration will keep out "cowboy "operators.
US troubleshooter at oil, gas talksNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
A major oil and gas conference starting today will hear from a former United States prosecutor selected by the Obama Administration to beef up offshore drilling rules after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Euro MPs get reality check from Scottish skippersfishupdate.com | 25 Apr 2013
Fishermen have to balance their dangerous profession with mounting costs and economic pressures against a background of regulations and controls often driven more by environmental concerns than by an understanding of the sector.
EU fisheries ministers will compromise on CFP reform but won't say how farfishupdate.com | 23 Apr 2013
The Irish Presidency has invoked a sense of urgency in concluding the fisheries reform and asked member states at the Agricultural and Fisheries Council meeting on April 22 to consider compromises in order to reach a political agreement with the European Parliament in May.