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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Scottish and French Pelagic Fleets Join Blue Whiting Assessment
SCOTLAND and FRANCE - Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Shifts in Mediterranean Aquaculture Increasing Pressure on Wild Fish Stocks
MEDITERRANEAN - Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food...
Conference to Boost Sustainable Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
EU - The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture...
Friday, December 05, 2014
Key Fish Quotas Increased at EU/Norway Fishery Talks
EU - Fish negotiations between the EU and Norway ended in Clonakilty, Ireland, with good news for the Scottish and Irish fishing industries after cod and haddock...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Fisheries Committee Votes to Weaken Discard Ban
EU - The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted to weaken parts of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during a meeting on 3 December which was to vote...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
New Study Examines Feasibility of Renewable Energy from Aquaculture Waste
EU - A new EU funded project is examining the feasibility of producing renewable energy from aquaculture and agriculture waste. ...
Major Event to Explore Collaboration for a Sustainable Fisheries Future
EU - GAP2, an international European Commission-funded research project, is to host a three-day major event, exploring the successes and challenges of collaborative...
FRoSTA Fish Products Certified MSC Sustainable
EUROPE - All fish from FRoSTA in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania will now come from sustainable and well-managed fisheries....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Silver Nanoparticles Could Pose Risk to Aquatic Ecosystems
EU - Silver nanoparticles are toxic to common bacteria at concentrations found in many aquatic environments across the globe, new research has found. Bacteria often...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Seafish Offers Guidance on New Fish Labelling Requirements
EU - From 13 December 2014, the EU will implement new rules on information which must be included on the labelling of unprocessed fish products....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Population Recovery at Threat as Quotas Increased
EU - As the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic's Tuna (ICCAT) 19th meeting drew to a close this week in Genoa, Italy, there is concern that...
Bad Outcome for Sharks, Swordfish at ICCAT Meeting
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting has concluded today in Genoa, Italy, but with no agreed management for sharks...
Oceana Urges ICCAT to Take Action on Illegal Fishing
EU - Oceana has called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to examine and take action...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Call to Close Legal Loopholes that Allow Illegal Shark Finning
EU - Cepesca and Oceana have called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) to close legal...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
EU Urged to Protect Recovery of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
EU - The Pew Charitable Trusts is in Brussels today (6 November) calling on the EU to protect the recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna. With 59 per cent of the eastern...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Parliament Approves New Environment, Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner
EU - The European Parliament has voted to confirm the new European Commission headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker. The new team of Commissioners will begin their...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
EU Adopts Series of Discard Plans
EU - The European Commission has adopted a series of discard plans as it gears up for the introduction of an obligation to land all catches on 1 January 2015....
Monday, October 13, 2014
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Sustainable Tristan Lobster Makes European Debut
EU - The European shellfish market is about to be shaken up with the launch of the unique Tristan Lobster into the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and catering) and sustainability-minded...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
EU Proposes Multiannual Fisheries Management Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - In order to increase predictability for fishermen and to ensure high, stable and sustainable catches, the European Commission has, for the first time under...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Moderate Decrease in 2015-2016 Deep-Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission (EC) has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2015-2016....
Friday, October 03, 2014
Scientists Indicate Positive Trend in European Fisheries
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and General Director of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, at the seminar on´the State of Fish Stocks´...
Oceana Video Tells Story of Mediterranean Swordfish Mismanagement
EU - Oceana has released a video telling the story of small-scale fishermen and the impact of decades of mismanagement on Mediterranean swordfish....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments...
Friday, September 26, 2014
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Now in Force
EU - A new European Directive to support Member States in their coordination of various activities that compete for space at sea is now in effect....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Roadmap Report on French & UK Scallop Fishers Published
UK and FRANCE - In a first for the European fishing community, earlier this year GAP2 hosted a neutrally facilitated workshop for French and UK Channel scallop fishers,...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
EU Funding Failed to Support the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Effectively
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and...
Friday, September 05, 2014
EU Fleet Capacity Guidelines to Support Sustainable Fishing
EU - The European Commission has strengthened its commitment to sustainable fishing by issuing a new set of guidelines to help Member States strike the balance between...
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