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    Tuna meeting failed to freeze fleet capacity


    Positive results include steps to accelerate the alignment of the regulation of these fisheries throughout the world on those standards which constitute current best practice. However, the Commission said that it regrets the fact that the representatives of contracting parties to the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) concerned ...

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    Micronauts and the ‘science of appliance’


    High-speed, exploding ultrasound bubble scenario from Dr Andy Cobley, Head of Materials at the Coventry University Sonochemistry Centre. ©TW : EEC PhotosMaking sound wavesAmong those laying out their wares at the 2009 Summer Science Exhibition in London were ultrasound specialists Dr Andy Cobley and Dr Larysa Paniwnyk from the Sonochemistry ...

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    Good vibrations?


    A recent investigation report by the MAIB (“CELTIC PIONEER”) has highlighted an increasing number of accidents involving RIB’s and also suggested that a number of RIB and/or workboat owner/operators may not be complying with the recent “Vibration Regulations” (The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations ...

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    Governing the oceans


    More than 700 fishing vessels have their base in VigoFrom 16-19 September 2009, the world's fishing and aquaculture industry will gather at the IFEVI Exhibition Centre in Cotogrande, Vigo, Spain for the main exhibition and various conferences and meetings aimed at being a forum for debate.Andrew Webster, President of World ...

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    Tactics and the new European Parliament


    Satu Hassi ,Vice Chair EP Environment Public Health and Food Safety Committee. Credit: TW:EEC PhotosThe core issue is how the EP reflects the interests of fishing community worldwide when it deals with the EU Commission (EC) and Council of Ministers (CoM) in reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.Over three months ...

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    Artificial reefs can save the world’s oceans


    Lowering an artificial reef into the seaActivities by petroleum companies such as drilling for oil have also been a factor.Now, reports Andrew Martin, a Norwegian company is carrying out trials with an artificial reef concept called SeaCult, which shows great promise in attracting fish and other marine life back to ...

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    Saving on labour is the key for onboard processing


    Whitefish species would normally be de-headed and filleted by Baader equipment before entering the Marel flowlineHowever, one sure way to attract interest was to highlight the labour saving aspects of the machine in question. Not only is labour expensive, but today young people don’t want to go to sea anyway, ...

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    Climate cash – turning past into future


    Lawyer and career fighter for the poor and dispossessed, Koos Richelle Director General EuropeAid, which helps make the EU the world's biggest aid donor. Credit: TW:EEC PhotosKoos Richelle is Director General of EuropeAid, the European Commission's (EC) body, which, along with member states and the European Development Bank, represents the ...

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    Pesca Sur 2009


    Smaller than the former version but with the same spirit - this is how we can describe this third version of the exhibition.Either due to the global financial crisis or the country's fishing sector's instability, this year's event evidenced less expenditure. Also, exhibitors griped because of less visitors and a ...

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    Ensuring sustainability though an international leadership alliance


    Fisheries and seafood industries depend on healthy, productive marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, the marine environment and its resources are being degraded, destroyed and overexploited at an expanding rate and scale. As the primary users, fisheries, seafood and other ocean industries hold the key to their future in their own hands. Who ...

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    Tuna fishing in the Western and Central Pacific


    Tuna seinerThe new measures are due for implementation this year after members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) approved the new initiative at the Commission’s December 2008 annual meeting in Busan, South Korea.The Commission oversees the management of fisheries over an area that produces more than half ...

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    Fisheries and seafood leadership in ensuring a sustainable ocean and industry


    Fisheries and seafood leadership on sustainability is important to the future of the ocean. Credit: NOAAFisheries and seafood industry leadership in 'Corporate Ocean Responsibility' is essential to navigating this critical juncture and ensuring the long term health of the industry.Fisheries and seafood leadership on addressing sustainability issues is not only ...

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    Second hand doesn’t have to mean second best


    The Arenco SFD-300 filleting machineIn addition to the advantage of a reduced price compared with a new machine, there could well be the opportunity to buy a tried and trusted design that has stood the test of time and has proved to be very capable of performing a particular operation.There ...

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    Turning point reached in seafood and health


    Now, new evidence is emerging to show that fish and shellfish contain many other ingredients which prevent and cure life threatening diseases and other conditions."We have reached a turning point in our understanding of just what benefits to human health come from eating fish, and particularly shellfish," says Clive Askew, ...

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    Managing fleets and fisheries


    European fisheries are under pressure. Many commercially important fish stocks are declining and so are the number of fishing boats and people employed within the fishing industry. Management and regulation of fisheries are becoming continuously more complicated. Stakeholder confidence in existing assessment and management models is shaken and more efficient ...

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    Tuna fetches over $100,000 at auction


    The most expensive tuna since 2001 has been sold at a Tokyo fish auctionMarket official Takashi Yoshida said that the 128kg tuna was sold for 9.63 million yen ($104,700). This is the highest amount a tuna has been sold for since 2001 when an all-time record of 20 million yen ...

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    Tropical tuna management plan is step in right direction


    The EC has welcomed the tuna management planKey elements include a 30% reduction over three years in catches of bigeye tuna, and a two-month prohibition on fishing with floating platforms which are used to attract fish, to be extended to three months in 2010.Though these measures do not go as ...

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    Machines taking over in Vietnam


    Navico opened its fourth factory earlier this year to process pangasius. CREDIT: ©Paata Vardanashvili/FlickrProof, if it were needed, is provided by the news that Vietnam's latest, and biggest, white fish processing plant is using more equipment than ever before.Nam Viet Corporation (Navico) opened its fourth factory – Indian Ocean Freezing ...

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    Offshore fish farming needs a ‘social’ licence’ to keep growing


    More than 100 delegates from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia, met to discuss how to keep their industry growing, in the face of the technological challenges of working offshore, and potential clashes with other users of the maritime coastal estate.The conference was organised by Mercator Media and ...

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    High prices on the market


    In the third quarter of this year, fishmeal prices tended downwards somewhat, but much less than the ones of soybean mealIn the third quarter of the year, fishmeal production was characterised by very limited catches, normal features for this period of the year. However, also the overall 2008 production was ...