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26 April 2017
Milestones marked by salmon initiative
Over a quarter of the sites farmed by the 12 companies that are part of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) were Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by...
Seafood sustainability schemes gain momentum
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted their annual Seafood Futures Forum at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels today....
02 March 2017
Industry Welcomes French Govt Call for More Socially Sustainable Fisheries Policies
EU - On Tuesday (28 February), during a seminar organised by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in the framework of the European Shipping Week, Thierry...
23 February 2017
EU Lifts 'Yellow Cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands
EU - The European Commission has lifted the 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress both countries have made in the...
22 February 2017
EU Voices Concern as IATTC Fails to Adopt Robust Tuna Conservation Measures
EU - The EU has said it is concerned by IATTC's failure to adopt a robust, science-based conservation measure for tropical tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. ...
13 February 2017
Commission Adopts New Regulation on EU Fleet Register
EU - Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on...
25 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals,...
18 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European...
06 January 2017
Low, Infrequent Fines Are Underminding Work to End Illegal Fishing, says ClentEarth
EU - A new report from ClientEarth, focusing on England, the Republic of Ireland, France and Poland, shows that the control legislation underpinning the Common Fisheries...
24 November 2016
MEPs End Time-at-Sea Limits for North Sea Cod Fisheries
EUROPE - North Sea cod fishermen will be able to land every catch – not just cod – more easily following an updated regulation which will remove limits on the...
23 November 2016
Commission Meeting Leaves Key Fish Stocks Left Without Protection
EUROPE - The annual meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has closed without agreement regarding management of the deep-sea fish orange roughy....
22 November 2016
Progress Made on EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership
EU - An extraordinary Joint Committee, held at the initiative of the EU, took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 15-16 November in the framework of the Fisheries...
Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has finalised its one-week long negotiations between 51 countries and has agreed...
17 November 2016
Project Develops Sustainable Method for Growing Tilapia, Tomatoes
EU - The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries has developed an innovative method for producing tilapia and tomatoes that saves resources...
16 November 2016
Reduction in Deep-Sea Fishing Quotas Not Enough, say Environmental Organisations
EU - Seas at Risk, The DSCC and Bloom are disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep-sea fish stocks taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers...
15 November 2016
New Study Finds Fish Catches Could Increase 57% if Stocks Managed Sustainably
EU - If Total Allowable Catches followed scientific advice, many EU fish catches could more than treble in size including sardine in the Cantabrian Sea, and cod...
14 November 2016
Mediterranean Swordfish on the Verge of Collapse WWF Warns
EUROPE - WWF is calling on 48 fishing nations gathering today in Vilamoura, Portugal to end over three decades of overfishing of the Mediterranean swordfish and...
11 November 2016
Scientists Develop Device for Real-Time Ocean Pollution Monitoring
EU - A new EU project, SMS, is looking to develop an in-situ real time monitoring system for seawater quality control in order to effectively and quickly detect...
EU to Take Bigger Role in Global Effort to Save Oceans
EU - The European Commission has announced its renewed commitment to strengthen international ocean governance and to set out a joint agenda of 50 actions to secure...
08 November 2016
EU Fisheries Partners Discuss Strong Social Standards for the Fishing Industry
EU - EU Social Partners in the fisheries sector have met with Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, to discuss the many...
24 October 2016
Zero Chance of Mediterranea Swordfish Recovery if No Action Taken
EU - The European Union is now facing an ultimatum on a key fishery in the Mediterranean. Oceana has called on EU countries to stop all swordfish fishing in the...
21 October 2016
New Discard Plans Adopted for Mediterranean and Black Sea
EU - The European Commission has adopted two discard plans for certain demersal fisheries in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea....
18 October 2016
EU Proposes Cut to Subsidies Causing Overfishing
EU - The EU has called for World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks on fishery subsidies to avoid further depletion of world’s fish stocks....
13 October 2016
EU Reduces 2017 Fishing Quotas for Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU fisheries ministers have agreed on next year's fishing limits (TACs) for ten fish stocks of the Baltic Sea....
03 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: Seaweed Market Development Needed for Successful IMTA
EUROPE - Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) has the potential to deliver greater productivity and reduced environmental impact for the European aquaculture...
29 September 2016
EC Cuts Fishing Quotas to Protect Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The European Commission's yearly proposal for the 2017 fishing opportunities has now been supplemented with figures for the Baltic Sea cod stocks....
19 September 2016
EU to Host 'Our Ocean' 2017 Conference in Malta
EU - The next 'Our Ocean' conference will be hosted by the EU and is to take place in Malta....
07 September 2016
EU Tackling Illegal Fishing in Western Africa
EU - A four-day campaign co-funded by the EU against illegal fishing off the West Africa Coast has shown concrete results in tackling illegal fishing in Western...
04 August 2016
EU Creates Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan for North Sea
EU - The European Commission has proposed the first comprehensive multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea to ensure that stocks are fished at...
26 July 2016
Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?
EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard...
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