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The fleet leaving harbour at sunset

The fleet leaving harbour at sunset

The best laid plans
Portugal is investing heavily in improving its fisheries and in a strategy that will help it become more sustainable over the long-term. Adrian Tatum reports. 07 Sep 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
India looks to raise marine fisheries production
David Hayes explores India fishing industry. 04 Aug 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Does the West know best?
Further investment is needed, along with much tighter fisheries laws, if the West African nations are to win the battle against their depleted fish stocks. Adrian Tatum reports. 06 Jul 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Vietnam targets US$7bn fisheries exports
David Hayes looks at how Vietnam is planning to boost its fisheries exports. 16 Jun 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
A more sustainable approach
More effort has been put into creating more sustainable fisheries on the east coast of Africa over the last few years, backed up by a large World Bank loan and grant. Adrian Tatum charts recent developments and the challenges still facing the region. 12 May 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Taiwan works to avoid EU red card
Taiwan’s Executive Yuan has recently passed draft legislation and revised existing fishery regulations to comply with European Union (EU) demands for increased measures to eliminate IUU fishing by the republic’s large distant waters fishing fleet. 12 Apr 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The West Coast challenge
Fisheries on the West Coast of America have come under intense pressure after closures and a dramatic fall in stock levels. Adrian Tatum looks at the challenges over the last few years. 09 Mar 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Thailand steps up enforcement to avoid EU import ban
Thailand’s fishing industry is awaiting the outcome of an inspection by an EU delegation in late January of new measures being enforced by the government to combat illegal fishing and to prevent the use of trafficked labour by the fisheries industry, reports David Hayes. 11 Feb 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Heading East
In the first of a two-part series focusing on America’s fishing industry, Adrian Tatum takes a look at some of the challenges ahead for the sector and assesses life for fishermen on the East Coast. 06 Jan 2016 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Grants to develop sustainable fisheries
Mauritania and Guinea have recently started to use the initial instalments of three multilateral development aid grants worth a total of US$29m, awarded to the two nations earlier this year as part of efforts to boost fisheries development in two of West Africa’s poorest states. 17 Nov 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Philippines steps up assistance to small scale fishermen
The Philippines government has recently launched a major investment programme to improve agricultural and fisheries production as part of long term plans to increase rural incomes and boost social development in the country’s poorest regions. 22 Oct 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fiji battling to save it's waters
It has been a tough decade for the fishing industry in Fiji after previous years of success. Adrian Tatum assesses the situation. 18 Aug 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fisheries development to receive US$91m support
Sustainable fisheries development along the East Africa coast and in the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) region is to receive World Bank financial support, following recent approval of a US$91 million fisheries loan and grant package aimed at improving regional cooperation and management of near shore and deep sea marine resources. 08 Jul 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Moving in the right direction
Ground-breaking research into fish stocks, improved traceability and marine conservation have been the focus for Denmark’s fishing sector. Adrian Tatum reports. 04 Jun 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Pacific Island countries urged to increase tuna consumption
David Hayes looks at what fish can do to combat obesity and diabetes in Pacific Island countries. 07 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
A model industry
Norway’s fishing industry is often cited as a good example of how a sector should be run. Adrian Tatum reports on recent developments and changing times. 07 Apr 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Chinese processing industry to develop domestic market
David Hayes looks at IUU export monitoring in China and the nation’s growing domestic market. 10 Mar 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Falling nets in the Gulf of Thailand
Alan Haig-Brown and Ananya Surangpimol explore the falling net fishery in the Gulf of Thailand. 15 Jan 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
West African countries to boost sustainable fisheries
West African countries are cracking down on illegal fishing and starting to launch community rights based fisheries as part of new efforts to introduce sustainable fisheries management and protect their valuable marine resources. 26 Nov 2014 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
The future of tuna
David Hayes speaks to the Tokyo-based Organisation for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries (OPRT) about tuna fishing in the Pacific Ocean. 29 Oct 2014 - World Fishing & Aquaculture