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  • The MFV ‘Róise Catríona’ Photo: BIM

    Fish survivability on the pier


    Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, has developed a new mobile fish holding unit which enables survivability experiments close to the action in the fishing grounds.

  • MSC suspends pelagic certificates

    MSC suspends pelagic certificates


    The Marine Stewardship Council has announced the suspension as of 30th December of eight certificates for North Atlantic blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring fisheries, stating that management measures fall short of the requirements for sustainable fisheries.

  • South Sudan

    Marel gifts €1m for South Sudan food security


    Marel is donating €1m to the Icelandic Red Cross so the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) can improve the food security of the most vulnerable communities in South Sudan.

  • Dungeness crab season delay

    Dungeness crab season delay


    The commercial Dungeness crab season in the central management area off the US west coast, from Point Arena to the Mexico border, will continue to be delayed due to the presence of whales within fishing grounds and the potential for entanglement.

  • Seafarers UK is supporting an initiative to make fishing safer Photo: Seafarers UK

    Seafarers UK supports safety initiative


    Seafarers UK is embarking on a campaign to encourage boat owners, skippers and crews to use a unique safety aid for professional fishers.

  • Seafish has enhanced its Brexit guidance Photo: Seafish

    Seafish boosts Brexit guidance


    Seafish has updated its guidance to help seafood businesses prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.

  • fishing boat

    Call for wide ratification of ILO C188


    A call has been made for the ratification and implementation of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention (C188) and its EU equivalent, EU Directive 2017/159 by addressing the barriers and the benefits of implementing the social standards established in the C188 for the protection of workers.

  • UK Fisheries Act 2020 becomes law

    UK Fisheries Act 2020 becomes law


    This week the UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly forty years passed into law as the Fisheries Bill received Royal assent following its ten-month transition through Parliament.

  • Thai Union’s SeaChange programme focuses on sustainability Photo: Thai Union

    Thai Union makes DJSI for 7th year


    Thai Union Group has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the seventh year running, as its sustainability strategy SeaChange continues to stimulate change across the global seafood industry.

  • Shellfish is the UK’s most valuable seafood product

    New working groups focus on UK shellfish


    Three new groups have been formed to provide a forum for industry, regulators and researchers to improve the management of shellfish fisheries around the UK.

  • Namibian hake fishery gets MSC blue tick

    Namibian hake fishery gets MSC blue tick


    Namibia’s trawl and longline fishery for hake has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet MSC standards.

  • Grants support modernising data management

    Grants support modernising data management


    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NOAA have announced $4.1 million in grants to modernise fisheries data management systems and support the implementation of fisheries electronic monitoring and reporting projects in 14 states and Puerto Rico. The grants will generate $4.8 million in matching contributions for a total ...

  • Scottish langoustine is to get a £1 million pound boost

    Supporting the Scottish langoustine sector


    A new resilience group has been granted £1 million in funding to support the langoustine sector through the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • MEPs approve Seychelles partnership renewal

    MEPs approve Seychelles partnership renewal


    The European Parliament has adopted the renewed protocol to the existing EU fisheries partnership agreement with Seychelles.

  • Canada puts funding into Clean Tech projects

    Canada puts funding into Clean Tech projects


    ?The government of Canada has announced seven projects receiving support from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support clean economic growth in Quebec. The government is contributing nearly $2 million in funding and the Government of Quebec is adding more than $300,000 towards these projects.

  • Asle Kjetil Bratteli Photo: AKVA Group

    AKVA appoints new chief digital officer


    Asle Kjetil Bratteli has been appointed chief digital officer of AKVA Group with effect from January 2021.

  • Rahim Hoosen Photo: IPNLF

    IPNLF appoints new chair of board


    The International Pole and Line Foundation has announced a new chair of its board as part of leadership succession plan.

  • Seafood from Scotland hosted an oysters and cocktail evening Photo: Seafood from Scotland

    Scottish oysters and cocktails online


    Seafood from Scotland has hosted a virtual oysters and cocktails pairing for industry partners and media in the UK and North America.

  • UK and Iceland sign fisheries cooperation MoU

    UK and Iceland sign fisheries cooperation MoU


    Iceland and the UK have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation on fisheries matters.

  • FLAG Attracts young people to the fishing

    FLAG Attracts young people to the fishing


    In Italy the Chioggia and Po Delta Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG was instrumental, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, in attract the first groups of ...