Analysis – Page 6

  • A whole marine farming system was suggested by the AKVA Group. Credit: AKVA Group,

    Marine farming and artificial islands


    Last January I went to a conference, which took place at the University of Haifa, Israel. It was dedicated to examining the option of artificial islands (‘artlands’) in an Israeli context.

  • The revised CFP still presents a huge challenge to fishing communities around Europe

    Implementing the CFP


    Adrian Tatum reports on the implementation of the CFP, over a year on from its conception.

  • While marine pollution can be obvious, it is often the pollutants that cannot be seen that cause the most harm. Credit: Stephen Codrington/CC BY 2.5

    Climate, pollution and overfishing


    It seems that at least every five years I have to return to the dispute of overfishing versus other factors responsible for depleted fish populations. I wrote about it on this page in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Now, with a feeling of déjà vu, I''m back at it.

  • Fishing for Litter at Newlyn Harbour, UK

    Positive signs in campaign to reduce ocean litter


    Good progress is being made in reducing the amount of ocean litter caused by the marine industry, including the commercial fishing industry, writes Bryan Gibson.

  • GAA believes shrimp aquaculture could double to reach 8 million tonnes per year by 2020. Source: GAA

    Lessons learned in the fight against EMS


    The widespread shrimp disease continues to be a multi-billion dollar problem, but there is reason for rising optimism, writes Jason Holland.

  • Fishing boats in Ghana. Credit: Benggriff/CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Ebola and fish market – curse, blessing or both?


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at how the Ebola scare is affecting West African fisheries.

  • Drying mullet roe in Taiwan. Credit: comicpie/CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    The jumping mullets


    Grey mullets are funny fish. When fenced off - they''ll just jump over the net corkline and laugh at you from the outside. They may also jump back and forth - just for fun.

  • Tharos at sea trial - raw fresh krill arriving to the pilot plant

    Producing krill oil at sea improves quality and saves costs


    Andrew Martin looks into the benefits of producing krill oil at sea.

  • Atlantic cod. © Hans Hillewaert/CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Selective science


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the issue of selectivity in fisheries.

  • Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc. has recently announced that it intends to deploy a huge automated spherical fish cage, the Oceansphere™. Credit: Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc

    Technology in waiting


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at various technologies awaiting commercial implementation.

  • Thailand is considered a major source and transit area for slavery. Credit:

    Slavery in fishing


    The Thailand prawn farming industry has recently received much negative publicity due to its alleged involvement in fishing slavery, reports Bryan Gibson.

  • Trawling is blamed for being the worst villain to harm the ocean floor. Credit: John Wallace, NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC/FRAMD

    To kill the Golden Goose


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at whether trawling really is the worst villain of the sea.

  • The first of HB Grandi’s two new pelagic vessels. Credit:HB Grandi/Thórarinn Sigurbjörnsson

    The pressure increases onboard


    As the demand for fresher fish increases the race to get it to shore in the best possible condition, onboard processing is becoming an even more important factor in the process, as Adrian Tatum reports.

  • Small-scale fisheries generally make broader direct and indirect contributions to food security, says HLPE. Credit: Biswarup Ganguly/CC-BY-SA-3.0

    The undue quarrel


    Environmentalists and fishermen rarely agree on anything – despite that, for logical reasons, they should stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a common cause for maintaining ‘sustainable’ utilisation of fishery resources.

  • Krill oil supplements are widely available in stores

    Controversial krill


    Bryan Gibson reports on the topic of krill fishing and asks if krill can be sustainably fished…or if stocks should just be left alone.

  • INS "Drom Africa", 1948

    Leviathan: Death and survival


    Menakhem Ben-Yami reviews a new book on the history of whaling.

  • Branding fresh farmed salmon is nothing new. Credit: SSPO

    Presentation is key to packaging


    There have been recent comments about the branding of fresh farmed salmon in order to make it stand out as a premium product and therefore attract customers.

  • Some progress has already been made under the new CFP. Credit: Feliciano Guimarães/CC BY 2.0

    Can politics win over reality?


    As the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) becomes law, Adrian Tatum considers the key changes and looks at what else needs to be done.

  • The World Bank report represents a global view of fish supply and demand

    Is the World Bank among the prophets?


    A new 80-page World Bank report entitled ''FISH TO 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture'' - available for free online on the World Bank and FAO websites - represents a global view of fish supply and demand generated by an improved International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities ...

  • Sorting pelagic fish at a factory

    Europe’s mackerel war wanes


    The new three-party agreement on mackerel share allocations puts the north-east Atlantic pelagic industry on a much more sustainable footing, writes Jason Holland.