Comment – Page 9

  • Fuelling a trawler in Iceland. The drop in fuel prices has been a huge boost to fishing companies
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    Make hay while the sun shines

    2016-09-13T09:34:00Z

    Fishing has emerged from a tough decade into a relatively bright landscape, and in many parts of the world, fish stocks are stronger than they have ever been.

  • Fishermen’s Wall of Remembrance at the Plymouth Barbican
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    Minimal safety training increases risk to fishermen

    2016-09-13T09:34:00Z

    UK authority Seafish has expressed grave concerns that not enough fully trained new blood is entering an industry with a fatality at work record 30 times greater than any other UK occupation, reports Bryan Gibson.

  • An Argo float, during a NASA study of ocean temperature measurements. Credit:
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    Where have all the fishes gone?

    2016-09-07T13:56:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the effect warming sea temperatures has on fish species.

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    Dealing with 'MPA mania'

    2016-08-03T16:33:00Z

    Spatially delimited MPAs (Marine Protected Areas), however lacking in true science, have recently become a commonly prescribed remedy for all fish stock ails, especially for the conservation of biodiversity.

  • Research into new fishing gear and methods has increased as a result of the need for fishermen to become more sustainable and efficient
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    Into fifth gear

    2016-08-03T15:18:00Z

    Research into more effective and sustainable fishing gear is on the increase. Adrian Tatum explores some of the reasons why.

  • The question is no longer if things have really been really getting worse – it is what is the reason for the decline?
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    Mediterranean blues

    2016-07-14T13:59:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the state of the Mediterranean.

  • 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, WF 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

  • 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.