sustainable fishing News

  • New approach to sustain `forage` fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic 'forage' fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: 'Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems', reported today in the journal Science. Dr ...

  • New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic ‘forage’ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: ‘Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems’, reported ...

  • 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

  • Aldi tops sustainable fish list

    THE discount retailer Aldi has been named as the UK supermarket chain with the best record of stocking the highest proportion of sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council. It is even beating high end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. The MSC, which is the international body that sets fishing standards around the world,  also says that more shops generally ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sustainable fishing: the dangers of ignoring sub-stocks

    In Europe, some fisheries have been driven to near collapse - most notably cod stocks in the North Atlantic. A recent study warns of the potential dangers of using a single-management technique across a whole species. Instead, distinct populations should be identified with tailored management techniques where necessary. Over-fishing and a changing climate are placing extreme pressures on many ...

  • New steps toward sustainable trade in fish

    Fifty-two FAO Members attending the 11th session of FAO’s Sub-Committee on Fish Trade in Bremen, Germany have endorsed a set of technical guidelines aimed at promoting responsible international trade in fish and fishery products. The voluntary guidelines are intended to help countries ensure that “international trade in fish and fishery products do not compromise the sustainable development of ...

  • Olly`s Fish Experience adds UK`s widest choice of certified sustainable fish

    Olley's Fish Experience in Herne Hill, South London has become the first fish & chip shop in the UK to add a total of eight MSC certified species of fish to their menu. It now offers the widest choice of MSC certified fish in the country. Meeting customer demand for sustainability Harry Niazi, owner of Olley’s said: "Over the past few years we have come to realise how ...

  • London’s first certified sustainable traditional fish and chip shop

    London Fish & Chips in Covent Garden, is the first traditional fish and chip shop in the capital to be MSC certified, proudly boasting the blue ‘Certified sustainable seafood’ ecolabel on its menus. The MSC label means that the fish is from a source which has been independently certified as sustainable, and that their purchase supports sustainable fishermen around the world. ...

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

  • Blue Mussel Fishers of Lower Saxony Achieve MSC Certification for Sustainable Fishing

    After two years of independent scientific analysis, the blue mussel fishers of the ‘Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR’ are entitled to mark their catch with the internationally recognised MSC ecolabel for sustainable fishing. Certification to the MSC standard verifies that there are sufficient mussels for the future, marine ecosystems remain intact and that management rules ...

  • Turning the tide on falling fish stocks - UNEP-Led green economy charts sustainable investment path

    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 economists ...

  • Historic Howietoun fish farm for sale

    SCOTLAND’S first fish farm site has been put up for sale, along with its ponds and outbuildings, set in about 27 acres in Stirling. Historic Howietoun Fishery was established in the late 19th century by Sir James Maitland – described as the father of scientific aquaculture – on his estate near Sauchieburn. In the 1870s, Sir James pioneered scientific trials into trout breeding ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Primozone gets repeat sales of unique and cost-efficient ozone generation solution for Bell Aquaculture’s sustainable fish farm in IN, USA.

    Swedish ozone generator supplier Primozone has been selected to, for the second time, provide an ozone generator solution for Bell Aquaculture who is the largest yellow perch aquaculture facility in the US. Bell Aquaculture is a sustainable fish farmer operating in Albany, IN and who is expanding its production with 3 million more fish per year to meet the growing demand. Bell Aquaculture ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Fish farms to produce nearly two thirds of global food fish supply by 2030

    Aquaculture — or fish farming — will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases. These are among the key findings of "Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and ...

  • Coles commits to sustainable seafood

    Coles has become the first major supermarket in Australia to offer its customers certified sustainable and traceable seafood in their delis. Australian seafood lovers can now buy Aquaculture Stewardship Council, (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabelled seafood in the deli at their local Coles supermarket. Across the country Coles’ fresh salmon will ...

  • Further arrests in Durham illegal fishing operation

    Two more people have been arrested in Durham city centre as part of a continuing crack-down on illegal fishing. Environment Agency officers and Durham Police last night (Tuesday 17 September) swooped on Framwellgate, on the River Wear, where they seized eight migratory fish, two fishing rods and a large amount of illegal equipment. The surveillance activities are being carried out as part of ...

  • Tighter controls rejected on Pacific tuna fishing

    Pacific island nations and conservation groups have failed to persuade the body that oversees tuna fishing in the Pacific to introduce more stringent measures to protect tuna supply. Negotiations broke down at a meeting in Guam last month (March 26-30) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), as Pacific island nations – backed by Australia – failed to reach ...


    By SciDev.Net

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