Analysis – Page 9

  • Returning from a sardine fishing expedition. Credit: FAO

    Speaking up for small-scale fisheries


    Menakhem Ben-Yami fights the case for small-scale fisheries throughout the world.

  • Thousands of fishermen were affected by Yolanda. Credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

    The Philippine disaster and local relief action


    Small-scale fisheries (SSF) are not only a great provider of employment, and either the only or most important income source in poor coastal communities, but there is something in the fishing itself that makes it the preferred way of life for the fishing people.

  • This month sees the start of the seafood processing exhibition season

    Seafood processing exhibition season gets underway


    This month sees the start of the all-species seafood processing exhibition season with Seafood Processing North America opening its doors in Boston on the east coast of the USA from 16-18 March.

  • In depth NOAA fisheries science and management programme has led to the recovery of some major fisheries in the US. Picture courtesy of NOAA

    Why monitoring makes sense


    How has the combination of sound fisheries science and management programmes led to the recovery of some fisheries? Adrian Tatum reports.

  • Open Blue cobia farming

    Cobia at a crossroads


    Andrew Martin reports on the future potential for farmed cobia.

  • Kathryn Stack

    Comment: Fisheries and the Green lobby – what’s the real catch?


    Kathryn Stack, Senior Political Advisor to Struan Stevenson MEP, Senior Vice-President of the European Parliament Fisheries Committee, writes on the influence of the Green lobby/NGOs in EU fisheries policy decision making.

  • De Beers SA, has been extracting diamonds for decades

    Between the devil and the deep blue sea


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks into the issue of sea mining.

  • Omega-3 supplements in store

    Omega-3: The key to a longer, healthier life


    Professor John Stein, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Oxford, and his brother, television personality and world famous fish chef, Rick Stein, speak to WF&A on the benefits of Omega-3.

  • Small fishing boat in Sanya, China. Credit: David Castor

    New China – an awaking giant


    Like a giant awaking from a long sleep and storming into global reality, since its parting with orthodox communism China''s economy is growing almost exponentially, placing its technology, science, entrepreneurship, industry and international trade among the world''s leaders.

  • Bertie Armstrong

    Scottish fisheries – sustainability and independence


    Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishing Federation (SFF) writes for World Fishing & Aquaculture on the Scottish fishing industry.

  • Fisheries management scientists are unable to follow environment-induced trends and fluctuations. Credit: Profmauri/ CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Two sorts of science


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks into the issue of fisheries management.

  • The Night Orion Fell

    Salmon fishing and a traumatic tale


    Menakhem Ben-Yami reviews two very different fishing books.

  • Boarfish

    Ireland’s biggest fish resource is difficult to process


    Ireland is the leading EU quota holder of boarfish (Capros aper) at 56,666 tonnes.

  • Tied up: Croatia's fishing fleet will have to make significant changes to its fleet and equipment to comply with EU laws

    Croatia prepares for Europe


    Croatia’s accession to the EU means the country will have to face fresh challenges in its fishing sector. Adrian Tatum reports.

  • A more optimistic future for the under tens

    Under 10m fleet wins quota battle


    Bryan Gibson reports on the recent court battle between the UK’s under 10m fleet and the producer associations over quota share.

  • Fishing boats in Gujarat. Credit: Koshy Koshy/ CC-BY-2.0

    India: Too many fishermen?


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks into the stagnation of Gujarat''s fisheries.

  • Bering Sea shore

    Warming up relations in cold waters


    Back in 1867, President Andrew Johnson''s Secretary of State William Seward went shopping and returned home with a bargain: the whole and only Russian territory on the American continent – Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, which since 1859 was put on sale by the Russian Empire.

  • A proper ‘plaice’ to buy fish

    The traditional fishmonger: The right horse for the course


    Bryan Gibson looks at the benefits of buying fish from a traditional fishmonger, compared to a supermarket.

  • One of the trafficking victims shows the physical damage done to his hands while working aboard a Thai fishing boat © EJF

    Violence and murder in Thai fisheries


    A new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has documented harrowing evidence of human trafficking and exploitation in Thailand’s fishing industry, where boat workers are subjected to excessive working hours, little or no pay, threats of violence, physical abuse, and even murder, reports Carly Wills.

  • Mussel cultivation in Chile

    Sustainability key to Chilean fisheries


    Chile’s Vice Minister of Fishing, Pablo Galilea, has announced that Chile has plans to maintain its position as a world power in fisheries and aquaculture, and believes that his country’s new fisheries law is just the tool to help Chile achieve this goal, reports Carly Wills.