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  • A commercial fishing haul in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. Credit: AusAID/CC BY 2.0
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    Pacific Islands encouraged to increase use of FADs

    2015-08-13T12:19:00Z

    Pacific Island countries are being encouraged to increase the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) to improve the supply of fish in the region, reports David Hayes.

  • Great white shark. Credit: Sharkdiver.com/Licensed under Public Domain
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    Jaws!

    2015-08-12T13:42:00Z

    The recent reports from the U.S. East Coast and from Australia on the dramatic increase in shark attacks on people have generated this column.

  • Trawler fishing for krill in the South Antarctic
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    China set to make the most of krill

    2015-07-07T11:07:00Z

    Andrew Martin reports on China’s presence in the krill fishery and its plans for development.

  • The Maine scallop fishery has become a hard industry to earn a living in. Credit: maine.gov
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    Easy prey? Not anymore

    2015-07-02T11:52:00Z

    Fishermen, especially the small-scale ones, represent easy prey for groups driven and financed by powerful interests, who blame them for damaging the marine environment, whether or not that is actually happening.

  • News

    Clever seals outsmarting fishermen

    2015-06-09T13:53:00Z

    Bryan Gibson looks at the problems that seals can cause for fishermen and fish farmers.

  • Sustainability is not limited to the fishery, but also includes the fishermen and their communities. Credit: SeaDave/CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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    The fish we eat

    2015-06-03T17:02:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the term ‘sustainability’ and how it now covers more than just the fish itself.

  • Modern technology is ensuring fishing fleets around the world are as efficient as possible
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    A more efficient and effective future

    2015-05-07T10:35:00Z

    Adrian Tatum reports in the importance of efficient and effective fishing.

  • Any production growth can only come chiefly from marine aquaculture © FAO/Roberto Faidutti
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    FAO Fisheries: Model 2015

    2015-05-06T09:35:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami revisits FAO Fisheries and discusses how times have changed.

  • News

    Slavery in fisheries: No longer ignored

    2015-04-09T09:52:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the latest report into slavery in the Thai fishing industry and what is being done to bring an end to it.

  • A whole marine farming system was suggested by the AKVA Group. Credit: AKVA Group, www.akvagroup.com
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    Marine farming and artificial islands

    2015-02-05T11:44:00Z

    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
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    Implementing the CFP

    2015-02-05T10:29:00Z

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

  • Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries
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    Q&A with Karmenu Vella

    2015-02-04T15:36:00Z

    In an exclusive interview with Jason Holland for World Fishing & Aquaculture, Karmenu Vella, the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, discusses enforcement of the Common Fisheries Policy, the benefits of boosting EU aquaculture and much more.

  • 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
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    Climate, pollution and overfishing

    2015-01-15T13:44:00Z

    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
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    Positive signs in campaign to reduce ocean litter

    2015-01-14T18:10:00Z

    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
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    Lessons learned in the fight against EMS

    2014-11-27T13:49:00Z

    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
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    Ebola and fish market – curse, blessing or both?

    2014-11-27T11:55:00Z

    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
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    The jumping mullets

    2014-10-21T16:03:00Z

    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
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    Producing krill oil at sea improves quality and saves costs

    2014-10-21T13:30:00Z

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

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

    2014-09-30T10:07:00Z

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

  • Peter Bruce, skipper of the Peterhead-based whitefish trawler ‘Budding Rose’, is signed up to the RFS
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    Filling the void

    2014-09-02T16:20:00Z

    From next summer, a comprehensive overhaul to Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme will extend beyond the quayside with the inclusion of chain of custody for both traceability and quality, writes Jason Holland.