Analysis – Page 12

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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.

  • Fishing 2011 intends to offer another dynamic expo
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    Major focus on gear performance and discards

    2011-02-07T19:10:00Z

    Fishing 2011 is the UK’s flagship annual fishing event and the emphasis on fishing gear will highlight the international fishing industry’s determination to reduce discards. Whilst this will ultimately only be achieved by major changes in the way that fisheries managed and regulated, fishermen can play their part by using ...

  • Prior to the implementation of the EU’s IUU regulation in January 2010, member states annually imported €1.1 billion-worth of illegal fish
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    End IUU: Remove the weak links

    2011-02-07T18:42:00Z

    Prior to the implementation of the EU’s IUU regulation in January 2010, member states annually imported €1.1 billion-worth of illegal fishThe general feeling in political circles is that the first year of the European Union’s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing regulation (No 1005/1008) was a success. However, many of ...

  • News

    Tra continues its fall from grace

    2011-01-18T10:08:00Z

    Not so long ago it was the toast of aquaculture, but today Vietnam’s tra (pangasius) industry finds itself in a quandary

  • Consumers need to be reassured that buying wild-caught fish is not environmentally wrong. Credit: OsvaldoGago
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    Why CFP 2.0 needs devolution

    2011-01-13T12:14:00Z

    Consumers need to be reassured that buying wild-caught fish is not environmentally wrong. Credit: OsvaldoGagoEurope’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has been widely criticised as being top down, over-centralised and having only at best a mixed performance in managing member states’ fisheries. Certainly it’s one of the longest-established and more controversial ...

  • Cobia in a cage which is being cleared for harvesting. The relatively large cages with deep nets are imported from Norway where they are used for farming salmon
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    Farmed cobia coming into its own

    2011-01-13T10:41:00Z

    Whole fish and loins were displayed by Sea Products of Scotland, also part of Marine Farms and in charge of marketing the fish in Europe. “We were very pleased with the interest,” says Bjørn Myrseth, managing director of Marine Farms ASA, the parent company of Marine Farms Vietnam which farms ...

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    US fisheries: Frustration, indignation, uproar

    2011-01-11T13:03:00Z

    I don’t remember such an upheaval in the American fisheries. Neither does Bob Jones, the Director of the Southeastern Fisheries Association.

  • Executives from the international salmon processing industry examine Marel salmon processing equipment at last year’s Salmon ShowHow
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    Marel shows how to process salmon

    2011-01-06T09:51:00Z

    Executives from the international salmon processing industry examine Marel salmon processing equipment at last year’s Salmon ShowHowThis year, the showhow celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be held at the Carnitech Salmon (now the Marel Salmon Division) premises in Nørresundby, Denmark, on 2 February. In addition to the presentation and ...

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    Deadly, deadlier, deadliest

    2010-12-21T01:00:00Z

    Commercial fishing is regarded as the most dangerous profession on the planet. But while Western authorities have been tightening safety regulations, flagrant risk taking with crews'' lives is still rife, writes Menakhem Ben-Yami.

  • IP is particularly popular in Spain because of the opportunities it offers for remote repair maintenance.
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    Special Report: EU failing to introduce electronic fishing records

    2010-12-21T01:00:00Z

    IP is particularly popular in Spain because of the opportunities it offers for remote repair maintenance.Many fishing companies looked to Inmarsat technologies when it came to e-Logs, partly because Inmarsat C is used widely in other areas such as vessel monitoring systems (VMS), or because, as in the case of ...

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    Women in fisheries: an issue, an agenda

    2010-11-22T01:00:00Z

    Jobs for the girls: while it''s entirely correct that gender no longer excludes women from the top jobs in seafood business and fisheries management, it seems it''s still a very hard struggle for women "downstairs" to even secure their basic rights as workers, writes Menakhem Ben-Yami.

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    Farmed fish in hot water

    2010-11-18T10:05:00Z

    It was a “good thing” European commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries Maria Damanaki invited the industry, scientists, fishermen’s associations, politicians, NGOs, the press and the public for “open discussions on the latest scientific research” on the state of the main fish stocks in European waters. The September meet might ...