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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...
20 July 2016
Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the...
13 July 2016
International Talks Continue Push for Better Regulation of Arctic Fishing
CANADA - A second round of international talks aiming to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place between last week in Iqaluit, Province...
04 July 2016
NGO's Welcome Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling Ban
EU - Conservation organisations are welcoming the agreement by the European Parliament, Council of Ministers, and European Commission on a ban on bottom trawling...
Progress Made on Fisheries Management in Central Atlantic
EU - The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by...
01 July 2016
Informal Deal Made on Banning Deep Sea Fishing in NE Atlantic
EU - MEPs and ministers have struck a deal on a ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic. The ban will apply to bottom trawling and...
24 June 2016
EU Approves Multiannual Plan for Managing Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks has now been approved. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional...
21 June 2016
DIVERSIFY: New Species for European Aquaculture
EUROPE - Increasing halibut egg batch size, the training of meagre juveniles to feeding stimuli and the development of a vaccine for Viral Neural Necrosis, are some...
16 June 2016
Annual Report Shows a Disappointing Amount of Overfished EU Fish Stocks
EU - Less than 10 per cent of the assessed EU fish stocks are fished at sustainable levels. This is the worrying news coming out of the European Commission's annual...
15 June 2016
NASCO Working to Improve State of Wild Salmon Stocks
EU - The 33rd meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) took place between 7 and 10 June in Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler (Germany)....
 
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