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  • Adjustment will be necessary across almost all industries, especially in commercial fishing and related sectors
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    Brexit: A game changing vote for fishing

    2016-06-29T07:49:00Z

    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
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    Discarding the past

    2016-06-14T14:33:00Z

    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.

  • When discarded in the marine environment, plastic garbage can become an environmental and health hazard. Credit: Wolfram Burner/CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr
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    The plastic menace

    2016-06-09T16:30:00Z

    The worldwide production of plastics has increased considerably since the middle of the 20th century.

  • Tuna and fish landed to market in Sri Lanka
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    Sri Lanka fisheries ready for return

    2016-05-16T12:42:00Z

    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.

  • Captain Olaf Olsen
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    Beta Files

    2016-05-16T11:26:00Z

    Captain Olaf Olsen, whom I''m proud to call a friend, was born in the Faroe Islands in 1935.

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

    2016-04-12T14:55:00Z

    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
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    Collaboration is the key in the fight against illegal fishing

    2016-03-10T13:10:00Z

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

  • Fish stocks are stable in some places, increasing in others and in some areas they are declining
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    Fishing down marine food webs?

    2016-03-03T13:41:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami shares his opinion on Pauly and Zeller’s recent paper on fish catches.

  • Bob Milne
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    Getting to the bottom of the ‘mislabelling’ issue

    2016-02-11T09:27:00Z

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

  • Could the fish fingers of the future be made from plankton? Credit: EHRENBERG Kommunikation, CC BY-SA 2.0
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    Science fiction?

    2016-02-09T16:56:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the possible technology of the future.

  • North Korea’s coastline is 2,100km long. Credit: Uri Tours/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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    'North Korean' fishermen die in a desperate fishery

    2016-01-14T12:01:00Z

    North Korea has made the global press headlines with its claim of detonating a hydrogen bomb, but Menakhem Ben-Yami reports on the fishing boats and bodies that have recently washed ashore in Japan, which appear to be North Korean.

  • Mnemiopsis leidyi. Steven G. Johnson/CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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    Challenges in the South Eastern Mediterranean

    2016-01-08T09:55:00Z

    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.

  • John Goodlad. © MSC
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    Fishing and cage farming paradise

    2015-11-12T13:06:00Z

    A couple of months ago a rare visitor, John Goodlad - a Shetlander who is also a Scottish fishery personality - passed here with his beautiful daughter.

  • Profitability of the UK fleet was on the rise for 2013 but there are further challenges ahead
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    A year of stability in the UK, but for how long?

    2015-11-11T13:56:00Z

    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.

  • Fishermen and FAO tell a different story to the Living Blue Planet report. Image supplied by Seafish: www.seafish.org
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    Confrontation

    2015-10-22T11:49:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at difference between the recent Living Blue Planet Report and what the science and fishermen are saying.

  • Scientists are developing the potential of wrasse as a cleaner fish. Credit: Andrew Denham
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    Sea lice solution

    2015-10-15T09:54:00Z

    Bryan Gibson looks at a possible solution to the issue of sea lice infestation.

  • Libby Woodhatch, head of advocacy at Seafish, told WSC 2015 delegates that labour and human rights abuse extends far beyond Thai waters
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    Lessons learned from Thailand

    2015-09-17T17:22:00Z

    Ethics and social responsibility in the seafood supply chain dominated discussions at the World Seafood Congress 2015. Jason Holland reports.

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    Big Brother is watching

    2015-09-17T10:47:00Z

    The growing powers of state management of fisheries - and the introduction of more and more laws, regulations, and other restrictions controlling commercial fishing operations – continue to concoct complex systems of inspection and monitoring.

  • Norwegian Fisheries Minister, Elisabeth Aspaker, and European Commissioner, Karmenu Vella. © European Union
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    Promoting sustainable blue growth for future generations

    2015-09-17T09:00:00Z

    In an exclusive article for World Fishing & Aquaculture, European Commissioner, Karmenu Vella and Norwegian Fisheries Minister, Elisabeth Aspaker, discuss the importance of blue growth and ocean governance. Mr Vella is meeting with Ms Aspaker in Norway today to further strengthen the strategic fisheries relations between EU and Norway.

  • Javier Garat
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    Moving in the right direction

    2015-09-09T13:45:00Z

    In an exclusive interview with Jason Holland for World Fishing & Aquaculture, Javier Garat, president of Europêche, secretary general of the Spanish Fishing Confederation (CEPESCA) and chairman of the European Fisheries Technology Platform, highlights the successes achieved by Europe’s fishing industry and explains why it’s important to ensure it has ...