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  • News

    Catch shares – who to believe?


    With the onset of the 21st century, the US fisheries management administered by NOAA Fisheries has been promoting and implementing individual and tradable quotas (ITQ), which with time gained a new name – ‘catch shares’.

  • Retailers are trying to reassure customers that they are tightening up their traceability systems. Credit: Tesco

    Labelling must be accurate or suppliers will suffer


    Andrew Martin looks at how the horse meat scandal could impact on the seafood industry.

  • The Argo Merchant oil spill - the ship broke apart and spilled its entire cargo of 7.7 million gallons of No. 6 fuel oil. Credit: Doug Helton, NOAA/NOS/ORR

    Pew drops anchor in Europe


    The American NGO Pew Charitable Trusts is spending millions of dollars financing NGOs that deal with marine conservation by coming into public and legal conflicts with the American fishing industry and management, reports Menakhem Ben-Yami.

  • News

    Blowing in the wind


    American commercial fisheries are feeling increasingly beleaguered. On top of being plagued for the last four years by the adverse catch-share system, they had been hurt by the mega-spill of oil in the Mexican Bay, severely injured by the recent hurricane Sandy and struggled, evidently in vain, to obtain their ...

  • Salmon sushi and sashimi platter. Credit: Angelicadlr/License CC BY-SA 3.0

    Norway increases salmon exports to China


    Norway’s exports of fresh salmon are growing at a strong double digit annual rate to China, reports David Hayes.

  • Dr Jason Link

    Managing ecosystems on three levels


    Menakhem Ben-Yami exclusively interviews NOAA’s new Senior Scientist for Ecosystem Management, Jason Link.

  • A Brazilian jangada. Credit: Patrick, CC BY-SA 3.0

    Straight off the boat


    Menakhem Ben-Yami reports on the online marketing of fish.

  • The horseshoe crab is playing a vital role in research at Boston University’s Woods Hole Marine Institute

    Is it time for the fishing industry to re-calibrate its moral compass?


    Bryan Gibson writes on the issue of food waste and asks if we should be making more of the resources we have.

  • The new IUU regime will tackle one of the CFP's greatest bug bears. Credit: Mark A Coleman (Beer), CC-BY-SA-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    IUU fishing – a new regime for the CFP


    Andrew Oldland QC, partner at UK solicitors Michelmores, looks at illegal fishing from a legal perspective.

  • News

    Onshore, inshore, offshore


    The Offshore Mariculture Conference 2012 held in October in Izmir, Turkey, attracted participants from 35 countries worldwide and doubtless can be rated as successful.

  • FAD boat

    Songkhla fishing: The Gulf of Thailand and beyond


    The complexities of fisheries management make it difficult to comprehend all the variables in our homeports, reports Alan Haig-Brown.

  • Andy Sandford, editor of Engineering Capacity

    Failing to succeed


    Have you ever been responsible for any noteworthy failures in your business career? No, me neither, but apparently it happens.

  • The Abel Tasman (formerly Margaris)

    Can fisheries be managed rationally?


    Menakhem Ben-Yami looks at the issue of fisheries management.

  • Trawlers like this will be managed differently under new devolution rules

    New CFP philosophy prompts changes to fleet management


    September saw the publication of a new report promoting the benefits of implementing a moratorium on catching in 49 over-fished areas, reports Adrian Tatum.

  • News

    The mismanaged Northern cod


    Menakhem Ben-Yami takes a look at fishery mismanagement.

  • 500 NUTFA members are currently lobbying for the commercial survival of 4230 registered under ten metre fishing vessels

    Under ten fleet in grave danger


    Bryan Gibson looks at the plight of England’s under ten metre fleet.

  • Dead fish in an oil spill. Credit: Doug Helton/Marine Photobank

    Part 2: Overfishing? Not quite


    It is common knowledge that pollution in the sea directly or indirectly affects fish and other marine organisms.

  • Europe has increased its number of stocks at maximum sustainable yield to 19

    High hopes


    It’s just four months until the introduction of Europe’s new Common Fisheries Policy. But how close are fishermen to getting the wholesale reform that they urgently need? Jason Holland reports.

  • Paul Joy has been co-ordinating efforts to protect the fishing fleet alongside Hastings Town Council

    NUFTA calls for fairer quota shares


    Bryan Gibson talks to The New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUFTA) about securing fairer quotas for the under 10m fleet.

  • Vin Sullivan's today

    Looking after the interests of the retail fish trade


    Despite a dramatic decline in their numbers, fishmongers collectively sell more than £250m worth of seafood per year in the UK, which is about 25% of the country’s chilled fish sales.