Analysis – Page 6

  • Europe has increased its number of stocks at maximum sustainable yield to 19
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    High hopes

    2012-08-07T12:16:00Z

    It’s just four months until the introduction of Europe’s new Common Fisheries Policy. But how close are fishermen to getting the wholesale reform that they urgently need? Jason Holland reports.

  • Paul Joy has been co-ordinating efforts to protect the fishing fleet alongside Hastings Town Council
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    NUFTA calls for fairer quota shares

    2012-07-10T13:34:00Z

    Bryan Gibson talks to The New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUFTA) about securing fairer quotas for the under 10m fleet.

  • Vin Sullivan's today
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    Looking after the interests of the retail fish trade

    2012-07-10T11:12:00Z

    Despite a dramatic decline in their numbers, fishmongers collectively sell more than £250m worth of seafood per year in the UK, which is about 25% of the country’s chilled fish sales.

  • Some 20,000t of Norway’s coldwater prawn catch is now MSC certified
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    Opportunity knocks

    2012-06-06T19:28:00Z

    Norway is looking to capitalise on the high demand for coldwater prawns. Jason Holland looks at one of the most important commercial species in the world.

  • Aquahives developed to hold circular trays of young lobsters stacked like CD's in a plastic container
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    ‘Home-bred’ lobsters to be released into the sea

    2012-05-09T21:44:00Z

    As part of an ongoing project to improve breeding success of the European lobster, recreational divers from Bude in Cornwall, UK, will be releasing up to 1000 six week old juveniles into the no-catch zone surrounding the wreck of the ‘Coronation’.

  • Worldwide overfishing is still an ‘unresolved concern’
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    Worldwide overfishing continues

    2012-04-10T16:30:00Z

    Overfishing has brought about many challenges to the European fishing industry (see World Fishing & Aquaculture April 2012), but in the rest of the world those challenges are just as prominent and in many respects resolving them is even more urgent, writes Adrian Tatum. African waters, for example, have long ...

  • Last June the Commission reported that fish stocks in European waters are improving. Credit: Mick Garratt/Wiki
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    Overfishing in Europe must end

    2012-03-14T16:07:00Z

    Last June the Commission reported that fish stocks in European waters are improving. Credit: Mick Garratt/WikiAlongside discards, overfishing ranks as one of the most discussed subjects both in the political arena and industry over the past few years, reports Adrian Tatum. Overfishing and the failure of the Common Fisheries Policy ...

  • Hugh’s Fish Fight was set up to try to change discard laws
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    Bringing Europe together on discards

    2012-02-02T14:03:00Z

    It was a move seen by many as long overdue, but 2011 was to be the year that Europe was to come together as one to change the rules on discards forever.

  • A trawler East of Greenland some 30 years ago, exploring the possibilities for shrimp fisheries
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    Arctic fisheries and global warming

    2012-01-26T16:52:00Z

    Global warming was recently an item on the agenda at the COP17 meeting in Durban, South Africa (28 November - 11 December 2011). It was emphasised in the meetings that it is important to begin adaptation for exposed and vulnerable poor communities which are negatively affected by the consequences of ...

  • Richard Cook, MD Severn & Wye Smokery, releasing glass eels into the Thames
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    New hope for eel

    2012-01-12T10:22:00Z

    Richard Cook, MD Severn & Wye Smokery, releasing glass eels into the ThamesWhile it’s true the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) has significantly declined in numbers, it’s wrong to say this centuries-old delicacy has been overfished. In fact from February this year eel buyers will have the opportunity to buy sustainable ...

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    Dracula, Lord Nelson and Cap’n Cook in TV fishing expedition

    2011-11-17T14:05:00Z

    Whitby regularly hauls in a massive, capacity-busting catch with little effort, no loss of days at sea and zero fuel outlay. A calm sea and sunny weather on an August Saturday meant the haul of tourists jammed cobbled Church Street whose cod-end narrows at the start of the 199 stone ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...