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  • Baltic Sea fisheries need regulating, say Finnish researchers

    The impact of eutrophication on fish populations was one of the themes of the two-day Baltic Sea Argumenta (Itämeri Argumenta) seminar in Kotka recently. In fishing experiments at the Finnish coast, the carp family has recently taken over as the most abundant species group. The preconditions for the Baltic herring have deteriorated because of eutrophication and lower salinity. In the Gulf of ...

  • New Fisheries Fund, signed and sealed, concludes EU fisheries policy reform

    Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to observe the discard ban, e.g. by buying more selective fishing gear, but will also be used to improve safety and working conditions, data collection and port infrastructure. All ...


    By European Parliament

  • Changes to the Fisheries Act - The Sky is (Not) Falling

    Recent changes to the Federal Fisheries Act had been the subject of considerable speculation until the Harper Government's 2012 Omnibus Budget Bill was tabled earlier this year confirming the details of the proposed changes, some of which became law on June 29, 2012. The British Columbia Business Council's latest Environment and Energy Bulletin clarifies some of the misconceptions about the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fisheries certification update: November 2013

    Collectively, the fisheries certified since our last newsletter bring an estimated additional 880,000 tonnes of fish into the market with the potential to carry the MSC label. They include whitefish, shellfish, herring form several fisheries and toothfish. Whitefish certifications welcomed by buyers The ...

  • World’s largest fishery angles for sustainability

    Peruvian anchovy fishers – who pull in 10 percent of the total fish catch in the world – for the first time will be independently monitored, ensuring the sustainability of stocks. Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens) is a major Peruvian export, reaching more than U.S. $ 1.7 billion in 2008, equivalent to 70 percent of national fish exports for the entire country. Although the government in past ...


    By WWF International

  • Europe adopts new framework for fisheries data collection

    The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by Council of its proposal for a regulation establishing an EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The new framework retains and builds on the proven features of the existing data collection system. It also introduces ...

  • Managing fishery footprints may benefit the seafloor

    Trawling can disturb the seabed, impacting habitats and biodiversity. Results from a new study in the North Sea have shown that changes in the distribution of trawling activity – the result of fishers’ choices among fishing grounds and the effects of fisheries’ regulations - have greater implications for the overall state of seabed habitat than the protection that might be ...

  • Huge Leap Towards Protecting European Fisheries

     Today the European Parliament voted to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a law that manages all European fisheries. Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted (502-137) in favor of a comprehensive reform policy which includes amendments – many of which were drafted by Oceana – that require member states to fish all stocks at sustainable levels by 2015 (thus ...


    By Oceana

  • The future of fish farming and marine fisheries for a growing population

    Fish farms, and other forms of aquaculture, are seen as a potential solution to meeting increasing global demand for seafood. However, according to recent research, they must reduce their reliance on wild fish for animal feed if current production levels from both aquaculture and wild fisheries are to be maintained. As the world’s population heads towards the 9.3 billion mark, ...

  • MSC certified fisheries delivering environmental improvements

    Whether buying a tin of tuna or a Michelin-starred meal, shoppers choosing MSC-labelled seafood are helping to create a wave of sustainable fishing practices around the world, according to a new report, published today by the Marine Stewardship Council. In the MSC Global Impacts Report 2013, environmental scientists Dr David Agnew and Dr ...

  • European Commission launches fisheries control system consultation

    The European Commission has started a consultation exercise on its initiative to reform the control system of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).  Strengthening control and enforcement is one of the main pillars of the CFP reform process begun in 2002. However, as underlined by recent reports from both the Commission and the Court of Auditors, serious shortcomings persist in this area. ...

  • Fisheries indicators ‘too narrow’ to show real impact

    Global monitoring of fisheries must be improved to understand the mismatch between protecting marine life and the vital role fishing plays in many economies, according to a study. Using so-called ‘multi-dimensional fisheries performance indicators’ (FPIs) would provide a better picture of how different communities manage fish stocks, and how this interacts with ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Stronger Management Of Atlantic Herring Fishery Advances

    Peter Baker, director of the Pew Environment Group's Northeast Fisheries Program and the Herring Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to the New England Fishery Management Council's decision to seek public input on a long-awaited set of proposed regulations that would be included under Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. ...

  • World fisheries must prepare for climate change

    The fishing industry and national fisheries authorities must do more to understand and prepare for the impacts that climate change will have on world fisheries, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of the UN agency's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA), existing responsible fishing practices need to be more widely implemented and current ...

  • Background: Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Brussels, 23 September 2013

    The Council meeting will address agricultural matters; it will start at 10.00 on Monday 23 September 2013. The Council will be chaired by Mr Vigilijus JUK$A, Minister for Agriculture. As regards agriculture, there will be a public debate on the state of play on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package after a political agreement was reached with the other EU institutions on the ...


    By European Commission

  • Transformations required in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management to halt biodiversity loss

    Although international efforts to halt biodiversity loss are producing results in some areas, they have not yet been able to improve the current state of biodiversity worldwide. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and water management are the main causes of biodiversity loss, but they also could play a key role in the solution. In an underlying study for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which ...

  • Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 26 (starting at 11 a.m.) and Tuesday 27 November, under the Presidency of Mr Jaime Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Commissioners Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development) and Joe Borg (Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) will represent the Commission at the meeting. Ministers are ...

  • Fisheries: Questions and Answers on New French Control Action Plan

    What does this action plan seek to achieve? Today's action plan focuses on the French catch registration system in order to ensure that the data available to national controllers is complete, reliable and timely. It consolidates measures already taken by France and also includes measures such as the development of IT tools. Catch data are reported by fishermen so that the control ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • AgriMarine Signs Collaborative Research & Development Agreement With Chinese Fisheries Institute

    (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(FRANKFURT: A2G)(OTCQX: AGMHF) AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable finfish aquaculture, and Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute ("Pearl River") in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement for the ...


  • European Commission sets out ecosystem approach to fisheries management

    The European Commission has today published a Communication on the role of fisheries management in implementing an ecosystem approach to marine management. In this text, the Commission outlines how the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) can help implement a more joined-up approach to protect the ecological balance of our oceans as a sustainable source of wealth and well-being for future generations. ...

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