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  • Sharks Caught in the Jaws of Tuna Fisheries

    Governments will soon have a chance to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined so much in the eastern Pacific that catch numbers have been reduced to almost zero. Tuna fisheries are primarily responsible for the drastic decrease in population of one of the most prolific and widespread shark species, the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus). ...

  • MSC labelled Pacific skipjack tuna arrives in Europe

    The world’s largest tuna fishery, the PNA skipjack tuna free school purse seine fishery, will be delivering the MSC labelled skipjack tuna from the Pacific into Europe in November 2013. Austrian retailer, SPAR, are the first to offer MSC labelled canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans where the MSC certified sustainable Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) skipjack ...

  • 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

  • Pacific fisheries meet `fails to end tuna overfishing`

    A five-day meeting on fisheries ended last week (6 December) amid complaints that big fishing nations have blocked efforts to curb tuna overfishing and ignored scientific advice. The accusations were made following the ninth regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, which is the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Push to enhance management and conservation in tuna fisheries on the high seas

    Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Naoko Ishii today approved a project coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species. The GEF, an international institution uniting 183 countries to address global environmental issues and support ...

  • 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 ...

  • Pew Urges United States and European Union to Crack Down on Illegal Use of Driftnets

    At a bilateral meeting tomorrow in Brussels, high-ranking officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission (EC) will discuss the problem of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including the ongoing use of illegal driftnets in the Mediterranean. In September 2011, the United States and ...

  • Governments not ready to ban trade of polar bear parts

    The triennial general assembly of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) reached a climax this week when governments rejected by vote trade bans for polar bears and bluefin tuna. The polar bear proposal was rejected by a majority of Governments, led by Canada (62 votes against, 48 in favour, 11 abstentions). They recognized the traditional ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • U.S. and EU Pledge Crackdown on Illegal Fishing

    Joshua S. Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to a historic agreement between the United States and the European Union to stop illegal fishing. "Two of the three largest seafood importing markets deciding to crackdown on the illegal fishing epidemic could represent a major turning ...

  • 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 ...

  • First-ever federal rules for offshore fish farming issued

    The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were issued Monday, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper. The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The rules - in the making for years - were announced in New ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • AgriMarine Joins Salmon Industry Experts At Boston Seafood Show

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the "Company" or "AgriMarine") (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(FRANKFURT: A2G)(OTCQX: AGMHF), the leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce its attendance and participation at the International Boston Seafood Show taking place on March 20-22, 2011 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Phil ...


  • AgriMarine's Salmon Harvest in Progress

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating solid-wall containment technology for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce that it has begun to harvest the Company's first crop of Chinook salmon ever reared in solid-wall closed containment in the People's Republic of China. AgriMarine has successfully ...


  • Aquaculture can grow faster, raising micronutrient supply from fish

    Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report.  Increased investment in the aquaculture sector - particularly in productivity-enhancing technologies including in the areas of water use, breeding, hatchery practices and feedstuff ...

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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