Analysis – Page 3

  • Mackerel fishermen fight 42% TAC cut

    Mackerel fishermen fight 42% TAC cut


    Pelagic fishermen working in the NE Atlantic are aghast at a proposed huge cut in the region’s mackerel TAC for 2019 and are fighting to get it reduced, reports Tim Oliver

  • SOFIA gives clear warning of climate change

    SOFIA gives clear warning of climate change challenge


    Every few years the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation published its State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, providing a snapshot of the world’s fisheries and making predictions for future developments.

  • Farming offshore in the Americas

    Farming offshore in the Americas – How the United States’ loss continues to be its neighbour’s gain


    As a seafood market, the US is heavily dependent on imports, with an estimated 91% of the products consumed in the country now coming in from overseas producers, reports Jason Holland.

  • A draft white paper detailing post-Brexit management ideas for UK fishing indicates that the discard ban will remain

    UK set to take control of its waters – but ready to co-operate on management


    The UK Government will put sustainable fisheries and marine conservation at the heart of its fisheries management regime after Brexit. It says adherence to sustainable fishing practices will be a pre-condition of any future access to UK waters for EU countries, reports Tom Ainsworth.

  • Russia in transition

    Russia in transition; why any future trade with the Russian ?Federation will be on very different terms to those of the past


    The trade embargo that was introduced by Russia in response to economic sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict is now into its fourth year after being extended twice. The ban has disrupted markets all over the world, with seafood supply chains particularly affected as producers and exporters sought alternative ...

  • What the seafood sector wants from Brexit

    What the seafood sector wants from Brexit


    While there is still some considerable distance between what EU and UK decision makers believe their future relationship should be following the Brexit end-date in little over a year’s time, the seafood industry has a much clearer picture on what would constitute the most workable divorce package for the supply ...

  • The plastic problem

    The plastic problem


    There’s no shortage of waste fishing gear, and there’s a growing number of ways of disposing of it as the problem of plastic waste becomes increasingly severe – and as it becomes the focus as steadily more attention.

  • WSI

    The invisible 50%


    The International Association for Women in Seafood Industry (WSI) made its first formal appearance at the IceFish exhibition and Marie Christine Monfort, the driving force behind the organisation becoming established, commented that it was great to launch WSI at an event in Iceland which has such a strong reputation for ...

  • Antarctic krill

    Concentration in Antarctic krill oil production


    Krill oil is the one of the most valuable products obtained from the huge resource of this tiny crustacean (Euphausia superba) living in the Antarctic Ocean. It is used in capsule form as a health supplement, and in the pharmaceutical and aquaculture feed industries. Work is also ongoing to add ...

  • Fuelling a trawler in Iceland. The drop in fuel prices has been a huge boost to fishing companies

    Make hay while the sun shines


    Fishing has emerged from a tough decade into a relatively bright landscape, and in many parts of the world, fish stocks are stronger than they have ever been.

  • Fishermen’s Wall of Remembrance at the Plymouth Barbican

    Minimal safety training increases risk to fishermen


    UK authority Seafish has expressed grave concerns that not enough fully trained new blood is entering an industry with a fatality at work record 30 times greater than any other UK occupation, reports Bryan Gibson.

  • Research into new fishing gear and methods has increased as a result of the need for fishermen to become more sustainable and efficient

    Into fifth gear


    Research into more effective and sustainable fishing gear is on the increase. Adrian Tatum explores some of the reasons why.

  • Adjustment will be necessary across almost all industries, especially in commercial fishing and related sectors

    Brexit: A game changing vote for fishing


    With the UK electorate voting to exit the European Union, Jason Holland asks where that leaves the country’s fishing industry and the broader seafood supply chain.

  • All EU vessels now have to report all landings under the recently reformed Common Fisheries Policy © European Commission

    Discarding the past


    Adrian Tatum discovers how some European fishing nations are adjusting to the second phase of the EU discard ban, which came into force on 1 January.

  • Tuna and fish landed to market in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka fisheries ready for return


    With its ban on fisheries exports to the EU market lifted, the country anticipates it will start to reinstate crucial trade links from next month, writes Jason Holland.

  • European nations have spent the last two years implementing new changes under the CFP. Credit: Wutsje/via Wikimedia Commons

    Europe slowly opens up to the CFP


    European nations are slowly coming to terms with implementing new rules and legislation under the latest Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as Adrian Tatum reports.

  • Illegal fishing is still a major problem. Credit: NOAA

    Collaboration is the key in the fight against illegal fishing


    Adrian Tatum examines the state of illegal fishing around the world and looks at some of the efforts being made to eliminate it.

  • Bob Milne

    Getting to the bottom of the ‘mislabelling’ issue


    Bob Milne looks at the recent – and conflicting - seafood mislabelling studies.

  • Mnemiopsis leidyi. Steven G. Johnson/CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

    Challenges in the South Eastern Mediterranean


    A multidisciplinary scientific conference dealing with the dynamics of the Levant Basin, attended by international and Israeli experts, took place in November at the foot of Mt. Carmel, Israel. Menakhem Ben-Yami reports.

  • Profitability of the UK fleet was on the rise for 2013 but there are further challenges ahead

    A year of stability in the UK, but for how long?


    The UK’s leading seafood authority, Seafish, has released a report on the state of the UK fishing fleet, but there are many challenges ahead, as Adrian Tatum finds out.