Fish Sorting News

  • Can managed introductions boost threatened populations?

    Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length, possibly worsening their decline. Some previous studies have found that ...

  • First Estonian prawn fishery certified sustainable

    After a year-long scientific assessment, the Estonian prawn fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. Prawns from the Barents Sea fishery, sold in Scandinavia, throughout Europe, Russia, Japan and China, will now be eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel.  “This is the first Estonian fishery to achieve MSC certification and we look forward to ...

  • Marks & Spencer takes the lead on sustainable palm oil

    Retailer purchases GreenPalm certificates for 100% of palm oil use and announces WWF conservation project in Borneo Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the world’s first retailer to purchase GreenPalm certificates to cover its entire palm oil usage. The certificates will cover the palm oil used in almost 1,000 M&S food, beauty and home products each year, with the money spent on ...


    By Marks and Spencer Group plc

  • Sustainability ensures bright future for fisheries in New Zealand

    Sustainability and a robust Quota Management System is the only strategy to ensure a prosperous future for the fishing industry, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said this week. He told the Seafood Industry Council annual conference in Wellington that he was well aware the industry was facing a number of heavy burdens, among them, the high exchange rate and high fuel costs. “The way we will get ...


    By New Zealand Government

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