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TheFishSite Newsletter - 24 August 2010

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Tuesday 24th August 2010
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Editorial: No End In Sight Over Mackerel Dispute

The mackerel dispute involving the EU, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland continues to escalate.

The 'mackerel war' started last month, when Norway accused Iceland and the Faroe Islands of irresponsible fishing.

Both accused countries have unilaterally increased their mackerel quota, claiming that due to changes in distribution, more stocks are available in the Northern waters.

In 2010, Iceland increased its quota to 130,000 tonnes, 22 per cent of total recommended catch. Shortly after, the Faroe Islands almost trebled its previous quota, to 85,000 tonnes.

This week, Scotland and Norway joined forces, saying that Iceland and the Faroe Islands were likely to devastate the sustainability of the mackerel stock.

In January 2010, the EU and Norway committed to a 10 year deal on mackerel management and shares.

Scotland is feeling the pressure from the Marine Stewardship Council, which has warned that the continued certification of fisheries harvesting Northeast Atlantic mackerel is conditional on the establishment of a mechanism for monitoring and managing the combined catch of all the nations before the end of 2011.

The situation has become so serious, that one Scottish MEP has demanded a ban on Icelandic and Faroese vessels using EU ports and on all imports from the two North Atlantic island nations.

Mackerel is an important catch for many countries, and it is vital that all parties concerned with North Atlantic mackerel stocks are prepared to negotiate towards a solution as soon as possible.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Genetically Modified Salmon: Changing The Future
Twenty years of research has meant that consumers are closer than ever to seeing genetically modified (GM) salmon on their plates. Charlotte Johnston, TheFishSite junior editor speaks with Dr Ronald Stotish, CEO and President of AquaBounty Technologies, the small company that wants to make a difference.
Good For The Sea And Good For You
"Good for the sea and good for you" is the slogan of Mr Goodfish, a quality and sustainability label that sets out to encourage consumers across Europe to enjoy sustainable fisheries in season, writes Peter Crosskey in the third in the series of features on the French fishery industry.
Cultured Aquatic Species: Turbot
Information on the culture of the Turbot from the FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme.
US Feed Outlook - August 2010
The 2010 corn crop is forecast to be a new record, according to USDA Economic Research Service.
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 » Expanding Scotland's Shellfish Industry
 » Addressing Under 10m Fleet Quota Concerns
 » Protecting UK Seas
 » Delay In Introducing Fishing Vessel Decommissioning
 » Scottish MEP Calls For Ban On Iceland/ Faroe Imports
 » Freeze Further Days-At-Sea Reductions

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   Viet Nam

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