sustainable fisheries development News

  • 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

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Role of fisheries subsidies reform in Ocean sustainability

    In a new report, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) emphasises the urgency of advancing negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) towards an international agreement to ban harmful government fishing subsidies and to introduce new measures to ensure the sustainability and future viability of the world's oceans. UNEP's new publication, "Fisheries Subsidies, Sustainable ...

  • World Governments Adopt Sustainable Fisheries Resolution

    NEW YORK, New York, (ENS) - Concerned that overfishing, illegal catches, wasteful methods and destructive techniques are depleting fish stocks and ruining fragile marine habitats in many parts of the world, the UN General Assembly Friday called on all nations to take 'immediate action,' to sustainably manage fish stocks, and protect vulnerable deep sea ecosystems from harmful fishing ...

  • Sustainable fisheries net US$100,000 award

    A marine conservation charity that helps coastal communities sustainably manage and profit from marine life has won a US$100,000 prize for sustainable practices. Blue Ventures, a UK-based conservation organisation that works in Belize, Madagascar and Malaysia, took first place in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Fisheries leaders set their sights on a more sustainable future for African oceans

    Fisheries leaders from across government, NGOs and industry have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss solutions to over fishing. The meeting marks the first time that the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) international Stakeholder Council has met in Africa and coincides with ...

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • MSC launches new film to engage developing world fisheries

    The MSC has launched its new film Our Fisheries, Our Future: Sustainable Fishing in the Developing World. This is the latest initiative support the positive transformation of seafood resources management in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. With around half ...

  • Report Completes Sustainability Map Of England’s 450+ Inshore Fisheries

    UK Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon has welcomed a report on the sustainability of England’s inshore fisheries. Over the past 12 months Project Inshore, led by Seafish, has examined over 450 English Inshore fisheries using the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) sustainability standard as a common benchmark to map the stock, environmental and management status. A summary of the ...

  • South Korea and FAO team up to promote sustainable fisheries

    The government of South Korea and FAO have agreed to work closely together to promote responsible fishing and aquaculture in the developing world. South Korea's Vice-Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Jae Hak Son, and FAO Assistant Director-General Maria Helena Semedo signed a Memorandum of Understanding today agreeing to work together to build the capacity of developing countries to address key ...

  • Improving fisheries and aquaculture sector Turkey

    The twinning project aims to contribute to the improvement of the performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Turkey. Its goal is to foster a dynamic fishing industry that ensures a fair standard of living for fishing communities, but recognises the impact of human activity on all components of the ecosystem. As such ...

  • Dams a potential `catastrophe` for Mekong fisheries

    A new study has warned that if 78 hydropower dams scheduled for construction along tributaries of the Mekong River go ahead, they will permanently block critical fish migration routes, with "catastrophic" implications for the world's biggest inland ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Improving fisheries and aquaculture sector Turkey

    The twinning project aims to contribute to the improvement of the performance of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Turkey. Its goal is to foster a dynamic fishing industry that ensures a fair standard of living for fishing communities, but recognises the impact of human activity on all components of the ecosystem. As such ...

  • Questions and Answers on the reformed Common Fisheries Policy

    The overall objective of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially. The new policy will bring fish stocks back to sustainable levels and will stop wasteful fishing practices. It will provide EU citizens with a stable, secure and healthy food supply for the long term. It seeks to bring new prosperity to the fishing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • 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, ...

  • Indonesia, FAO to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture cooperation

    Indonesia and FAO will strengthen cooperation in the field of marine affairs, fisheries and aquaculture under an agreement signed here today. The three-year Memorandum of Agreement, which sets up a framework for future joint activities in those sectors, was signed by Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sharif C. Sutardjo and by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, ...

  • Swedish herring fisheries earn MSC recertification

    The Swedish herring fishery in the North Sea has achieved its re-certification, and herring products from this fishery can continue to bear the MSC ecolabel. It is the second time that this group of Swedish fishing vessels has been awarded MSC certification, now under the collective group “Swedish Pelagic Federation Producer Organisation” (SPFPO). About the Swedish herring ...

  • Norwegian saithe fisheries earn MSC recertification

    The Norwegian North East Arctic and North Sea saithe fisheries have been successfully recertified against the MSC standard for sustainable fisheries. Saithe sourced from the fisheries therefore remains eligible to bear the MSC ecolabel. The MSC certificate for the Norwegian saithe fisheries was issued by Det Norske Veritas Certification AS and is valid for five years subject to surveillance ...

  • MSC launches fisheries science research library

    The MSC has launched a new online fisheries science research library, MSC Science Series, which will provide open access to the science that underpins the MSC standards. The series will present the latest research on issues relating to fishery resources, marine ...

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