Analysis – Page 11

  • News

    Traditional management: can it be revived?

    2011-10-12T13:33:00Z

    In the 1980s the National Fisherman, an American fisheries journal featured a column written by an East Coast fisherman Captain Perc Sane.

  • Electrolux vacs from the sea
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    Plastic – enemy of the sea

    2011-10-04T14:53:00Z

    The British Plastics Federation (BPF) attempts to whitewash this admission by claiming, “Plastic materials are generally inert and lend themselves to product safety-critical situations such as food and pharmaceutical packaging, toys and medical implants”. The federation also simplifies the constant introduction of new plastic pollutants by claiming to be just ...

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    The rowdy mackerel

    2011-09-08T15:56:00Z

    A not a very reader-friendly chapter called Mackerel in the Northeast Atlantic (combined Southern, Western, and North Sea spawning components) from a recent ICES report describes in almost 6,000 words the status of mackerel stocks.

  • Adult seaweed ready for collection
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    Chile leads algae farming research

    2011-09-07T17:17:00Z

    This targeted species is one of the most important cold water carrageenan producing algae species. It is an endemic South American species which provides raw material to three important Chilean producers which together supply over 29% of the world's carrageenan needs. So far, the raw material is only provided through ...

  • The cost of new technology is not small, especially for new solutions
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    New Common Fisheries Policy – new electronics!

    2011-08-18T16:27:00Z

    2. BlueTraker is probably the only brand to offer a range of on-board VMS terminals scaled to various vessel sizes and fleets 3. http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/wwf-reform-proposal-not-ambitious

  • Waitrose this year experienced between 500 and 600% growth in cod sales in following its advertisements promoting Icelandic cod
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    Forging ahead

    2011-08-02T11:05:00Z

    Waitrose this year experienced between 500 and 600% growth in cod sales in following its advertisements promoting Icelandic codWhen Iceland unveiled plans for the Iceland Responsible Fisheries (IRF) eco-label in 2008 there were many who thought the move was little more than a publicity stunt – after all, did the ...

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    Fishermen, scientists, managers and environmental advocacy

    2011-08-02T10:19:00Z

    This is a story of distrust that developed sometime during the second half of the 20th century and that keeps on ravaging the very foundations of the world''s fishery industry.

  • Fishing vessels in the Port of Galilee in Narragansett, Rhode Island
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    SPECIAL REPORT: Limping fisheries management

    2011-07-07T16:11:00Z

    It proved to be effective in fleets shrinking, consolidation of fishing rights and quotas in lesser hands, and in reducing employment onboard and in fishing communities. However, with only a few exceptions, its claims of improving safety, resource protection and rehabilitation have been straying in circles between imaginary and fallacious. ...

  • Range of MSC certified products available in Australia, including products from Woolworths' Select brand, John West, Aldi's Oceanrise brand, Be Light and Birds Eye
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    Growing interest in chain of custody programme

    2011-07-07T09:49:00Z

    Commitment Fish retailer interest in the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification programme recently has extended to Australia where two supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles, have started to sell MSC certified fishery products which is being advertised to consumers. The recent launch of MSC certified products under the CoC programme in ...

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    Marine farming in the world's oceans

    2011-07-06T15:39:00Z

    Ocean Yearbook is a big volume, produced jointly by The International Ocean Institute (IOI), an NGO founded in 1972 by Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese and based at the University of Malta, with 22 international Operational Centres all over the world, and the Marine and Environmental Institute at the Dalhousie University, ...

  • Bristling with comms gear - but they make it! Credit: TW : EEC Photos
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    Bush telegraph – it’s a jungle out there!

    2011-06-08T10:46:00Z

    Bristling with comms gear - but they make it! Credit: TW : EEC PhotosA quick rundown on the policy behind the introduction of e-logbooks and how they are intended to fit into the EU’s overall control regime was given WF by Lowri Evans, EU Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries ...

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    Seeking remedy for management maladies

    2011-06-07T13:33:00Z

    For many years now I have written and lectured on the inadequacy of official fisheries science, pointing to the absence of environmental parameters from the commonly employed models of fish populations dynamics.

  • EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs says the main purpose of development is “to feed the people”. Credit: TW : EEC Photos
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    Brussels: Mangroves and power politics

    2011-05-18T14:20:00Z

    EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs says the main purpose of development is “to feed the people”. Credit: TW : EEC PhotosWF recently spent three days in Brussels with a group of EU journalists, invited under the European Journalism Centre, to grill Eurocrats and parliamentarians on aid and climate issues. Walter ...

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    Fishery economists: What have they learnt and what are they telling us?

    2011-05-11T13:59:00Z

    The International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), is an international group of economists, government managers, private industry members, and others interested in the exchange of research and information on marine resource issues.

  • One of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group members, Cameron Maclean of Mull, with a rope of cultivated mussels
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    New packaging for push into Europe

    2011-05-05T15:56:00Z

    One of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group members, Cameron Maclean of Mull, with a rope of cultivated musselsAs part of an overall effort to increase its European sales, the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has been developing bilingual ‘Scottish’ themed packs. It has even gone so far to produce a ...

  • A drama of historical dimensions
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    Japanese fisheries: Cataclysms in series

    2011-04-13T15:17:00Z

    The dramatic news flew in nonstop; first a powerful earthquake, among the strongest recorded worldwide, shook the north-eastern coastal area of Japan on 11 March, writes Menakhem Ben-Yami.

  • The Chilean salmon industry is optimistic
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    Chile's salmon exports reach historic levels

    2011-04-13T14:13:00Z

    The Chilean salmon industry is optimisticSalmon and trout exports in January reached US$352m, the largest monthly dispatch and 51% greater than the same figure for 2010. This increase occurred in spite of the fact that production levels are lower than the 650,000t produced in 2005 and 2006. Carlos Odebret, CEO ...

  • Orange roughy is just one of many species now not sold in North American retailers on sustainability grounds. Credit: SeaWeb/Marine Photobank
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    Sustainability heads east

    2011-03-16T11:34:00Z

    Orange roughy is just one of many species now not sold in North American retailers on sustainability grounds. Credit: SeaWeb/Marine PhotobankThere have been many sensationalist articles written and broadcasts aired about an impending collapse of the world’s fisheries, but whilst this planet is in the midst of a population boom ...

  • This handout photo, release 30 August 2010, compares the size of the GE-salmon (background) to an Atlantic salmon of the same age (foreground). Photo by Barrett & McKay Photo/AquaBounty Technologies/Handout, NP
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    GE-salmon – blessing or monster-fish?

    2011-03-09T16:57:00Z

    Both, the monster created by Shelley''s fictional Frankenstein character and the legendary Golem of Prague created by Rabbi Maharal, were made of dead material and put to life by magic.

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    Marine Protected Areas: What do they do to fishermen?

    2011-02-14T02:00:00Z

    No one can dispute the need for nature reserves or Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in certain marine and coastal habitats such as coral reefs, sponge and inshore seagrass beds, and some other endangered or unique habitats, the same as unique areas are protected on land.