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  • Fishing boat wastewater shown to be potentially harmful

    Wastewater emptied from commercial fishing boats is an overlooked source of marine pollution, a new US study shows. The researchers suggest that this type of pollution should be given further consideration when assessing the overall environmental impact of fishing, as it may pose a risk to human health and marine life. Life-cycle assessments that analyse the environmental impacts of ...


    By European Commission

  • Spain criticized for towing burning fishing boat out to sea

    Greenpeace on Thursday criticized Spain's government for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel out to sea after it caught fire in a Canary Islands port, saying the fuel oil in the ship that ended up sinking poses an environmental threat. The group demanded that Spain make plans to extract about 1,400 metric tons of thick fuel oil ...


    By Associated Press

  • World`s first electrically powered boat for fish farming goes into operation in Norway

    The world's first battery-powered work boat for fish farming has been brought into operation in Norway. The "Elfrida" electric boat is used off the coast of Central Norway by Salmar Farming AS, a Norwegian salmon farmer. Siemens developed and supplied the complete electrical propulsion and control system to the local shipbuilding company, Ørnli Slipp. The double-hulled boat is around ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Turning the tide on falling fish stocks

    Investing around US$8 billion a year in rebuilding and greening the world"s fisheries could raise catches to 112 million tonnes annually while triggering benefits to industry, consumers and the global economy totalling US$1.7 trillion over the next 40 years.  These are among the findings of a new, landmark report being compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mediterranean Fishing Nations Adopt Conservation Measures

    ROME, Italy (ENS) - Nations whose fishing fleets work the waters of the Mediterranean Sea have agreed on a series of new measures aimed at conserving the region's dwindling fish populations. The delegates also adopted new, stricter rules for tuna fishing in the face of warnings that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is wiping out the world's tunas. The measures were ...

  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • Salmon Watch: Fish crime crackdown aims to protect Solent salmon stocks

    The Environment Agency is launching a new initiative to protect Solent salmon stocks and is calling on the public and businesses to help play a major role in safeguarding their future. The new Salmon Watch campaign is part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing crackdown against fish theft and illegal angling. Since a previous anti-poaching campaign was launched across Hampshire in October ...

  • China scoops up 100,000 kg of poisoned dead fish

    Authorities have scooped up around 100,000 kilograms (220,000 pounds) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant, environmental officials and state media said Wednesday, in a reminder of the pollution plaguing the country. The Hubei province environmental protection department, notified of the piles of dead fish in central China's Fuhe River on Monday, pointed the finger ...


    By Associated Press

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Fishermen, Communities need More than Healthy Fish Stocks

    The Alaska salmon fishery is touted as one of the best in the world. When measured with an ecological yardstick, it is – fish stocks are healthy and the fishery is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council as consistently meeting rigorous biological standards. Fish are individually counted as they swim upstream to ensure there are enough to breed. But Alaska salmon falls behind some of ...

  • Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities

    FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation's small-scale artisanal fisheries. The Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) consist of a floating buoy and "habitat mat" a few metres across. Plant life quickly grows under the mat, attracting large numbers of fish -- in essence creating new ...

  • Southern Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Mt. Hope Bay Protect Coastal Water from Boat Pollution - Designations Complete Most Massachusetts Coastal Water Protections

    In a major milestone completing the protection of more than 95 percent of Massachusetts coastal waters from boat-generated sewage pollution, EPA has designated the coastal waters of Nantucket, Vineyard Sounds and the Islands, and Mt. Hope Bay as “No Discharge Areas.” With this designation, discharges of treated and untreated boat sewage are prohibited within the town boundaries of ...

  • Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

    In order to put wild-caught seafood on dinner tables, more than 650,000 marine mammals are killed or seriously injured every year in foreign fisheries after being hooked, entangled or trapped in fishing gear, and enforcement of a U.S. law to protect marine mammals could help prevent tens of thousands of these deaths, according to a ...

  • $254,282 in Grants Awarded to Remove Derelict Fishing Gear from Long Island Sound

    Restoration of the Long Island Sound marine habitat took a major step forward today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's announcement of two grant awards to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to identify and remove more than 118 metric tons (260,000 lbs.) of marine debris, including abandoned lobster pots, from the Sound. Through these awards, ...


  • Only the best for the Captain’s Table

    The Captains’ Table Seafood Restaurant in Cleethorpes has become MSC certified. Fish and chip fans in the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and surrounding Lincolnshire area can now enjoy the finest MSC certified sustainable cod and haddock direct from the cool clear waters of Norway. A wide, sustainable choice Recent news that cod stocks are improving in the North Sea has been great ...

  • Fisheries and aquaculture recovery three years after the Asian tsunami

    The Asian tsunami of 26 December 2004 killed nearly 300 000 people and devastated the livelihoods of millions more, many of them poor fishers and fish farmers. Indeed, fisheries and aquaculture were the hardest-hit sectors, with large numbers of boats, fishing gear, aquaculture ponds and support installations damaged or destroyed. FAO's Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has played a leading ...

  • Salmon and sea trout close season on Hampshire rivers starts today

    The Environment Agency is reminding anglers that today (Thursday 31 October) sees the start of the close season for salmon and sea trout fishing in Hampshire. This means that rivers such as the Lymington, Meon, Test and Itchen will close to anglers who traditionally fish for either of these species. The fishing season for salmon runs from 17 January until 2 October and the season for Sea Trout ...

  • 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

  • A bird’s eye view of fishery discard reforms

    Reforms to reduce discards of over-quota fish catches are generally predicted to have positive effects on marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Although concerns have been raised over the impacts of the changes on scavenging seabirds who feed upon discarded fish, new research on gannets indicates that, while they often forage near fishing vessels, more than half their time is spent foraging ...

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