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Discards protest

The Dutch EMK group took its protest against the Landing Obligation to the European Parliament

Chris Oliver to lead NOAA Fisheries
Chris Oliver has been named assistant administrator for NOAA Fisheries in the US. 23 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Wärtsilä power for pelagic trawler
Wärtsilä is to supply its 31 main engine, propulsion machinery and the auxiliary engines for a new state-of-the-art pelagic trawler currently under construction at a Norwegian shipyard. 22 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Industry needs female talent, says Seafish
The seafood industry needs more female talent because women are underrepresented across the sector, according to a new survey by Seafish. 21 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fisheries reform for Faroes
The government of the Faroe Islands has introduced a bill to parliament to reform fisheries policies, promote sustainability and change the way fishing licenses are administered. 21 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Síldarvinnslan to upgrade demersal fleet
Icelandic fishing company Síldarvinnslan held its AGM last week, and has announced plans to replace its fleet of demersal trawlers. 21 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Protix secures funding for insect proteins
Leading insect producer, Netherlands-based Protix, has secured €45m in funding to expand its insect animal feed capacity within the aquaculture sector. 20 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fiji commits to MSC certification
Fiji has pledged to have at least 75% of all long line fishing vessels which are members of the Fiji Fishing Industry Association certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). 19 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
SFF criticises SCFF creel report
The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has condemned a new report which it says calls for the exclusion of prawn trawling and scallop fishing from inshore areas, in favour of creeling. 19 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Archipelago Marine Research partners with Marine Instruments
Canada-based Archipelago Marine Research and Spanish-owned Marine Instruments have partnered to enable ongoing development and implementation of Electronic Monitoring (EM) technology globally. 16 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
IAFI selects two winners for the 2017 Award
The International Association of Fish Inspectors has announced that the winners of the IAFI Peter Howgate Award for 2017 are Hannah Antwi from Ghana and Giri Rohamd Barokah from Indonesia. 16 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Launch of peak Australian seafood body
Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, has launched a new peak national body for the seafood industry. 15 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Perth to host 12th international lobster conference in 2020
Australia’s Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) celebrated on Tuesday this week after it was announced by the Hon. Dave Kelly at an annual management meeting that Perth has successfully won a bid to host the international rock lobster biology and management conference in October 2020. 15 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Chinese online marketplace commits to sustainable seafood
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has joined forces with Chinese organisations, including China’s largest online marketplace Tmall, to make a commitment to sustainable seafood procurement. 15 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fishery inspectors gather in Sweden
Fisheries inspectors from across the EU and the Nordic region are gathering this week in Gothenburg for a three-day conference, and are joined by Coastguard officers from Scotland, Germany and Sweden with inspection vessels Jura, Meerkatze and KBV-032. 13 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
HB Grandi goes for new version redfish cutter
HB Grandi has purchased a new Valka Cutter for redfish portions with capacity up to 180 fillets per minute. 13 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
MSC and Chinese partners announce commitment to sustainability
On World Oceans Day last week, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), together with leading Chinese partners including China’s largest online marketplace Tmall.com, announced their commitment to sustainable seafood procurement. 13 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Sweden pledges USD$5.4m to help FAO tackle illegal fishing
Sweden has made a USD$5.4m contribution to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) activities to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. 12 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Making Indonesia’s fleet visible
At last week’s United Nation’s Ocean Conference, the Republic of Indonesia becomes the first nation ever to publish Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data revealing the location and activity of its commercial fishing fleet. 12 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Med and Black Sea mid-term strategy
Targets, proposed action and outputs towards the sustainability of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries (2017-2020) have been put forward. 09 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Sizing up the pollution problem
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is undertaking what it calls the world's largest marine pollution survey, working with countries across the globe to assess and reduce the amount of litter entering the oceans. 08 Jun 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture