All Industry News articles – Page 21

  • Scientists are able to predict catch rates of bigeye tuna by analysing phytoplankton size Photo: NOAA

    Phytoplankton size key to tuna catch rates


    Scientists in the Pacific Islands region have published new research that can help predict catch rates in the Hawai?i longline fishery.

  • Lockdown stimulates hilsa fishery

    Lockdown stimulates hilsa fishery


    Amid the Covid-19 gloom there’s some good news for fishermen in West Bengal, who can hope for an exceptional hilsa yield this year, reports Aneetha NG.

  • Taiwan Exhibition postponed

    Taiwan Exhibition postponed


    The Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show, originally planned for September, has postponed to a new December date.

  • Seafish has published its 2019 fleet data report Photo: Seafish

    2019 the ‘calm before the storm’


    The UK’s fishing fleet has seen a notable decrease in the weight of landings in 2019 according to figures published by Seafish.

  • Navalia 2020 has been cancelled but will return next year on an annual basis Photo: Navalia

    Navalia 2020 cancelled


    International shipbuilding exhibition, Navalia, scheduled to be held in Vigo, Spain in October has been cancelled.

  • BIM is launching a support programme for seafood processors Photo: BIM

    BIM launches water conservation programme


    Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, is launching a new Water Stewardship Support Programme for seafood processors on 25 August 2020.

  • Lerwick’s new market open for business

    Lerwick’s new market open for business


    Lerwick Harbour’s replacement whitefish market, designed to sustain and develop the industry and its contribution to the Shetland economy, has opened its doors for business. This brings a range of benefits for the fishing industry, including doubled landings’ capacity.

  • Seafish is surveying the seafood processing industry to determine the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: Seafish

    Covid-19: Seafish surveys processing sector


    Seafish is conducting a survey to determine the financial and socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s seafood processing industry and to put together a profile of the sector.

  • Ibercisa deck machinery will be installed on a new Canadian vessel Photo: Ibercisa Deck Machinery

    New delivery to Atlantic fishing grounds


    Ibercisa Deck Machinery has designed and manufactured the deck machinery for the new trawler under construction for Meridien Atlantic Fishing, at Meridien Maritime.

  • Suppliers fall short on slavery policies

    Suppliers fall short on slavery policies


    According to a study carried out by Deloitte and released by Spanish tuna operators’ grouping OPAGAC, only 11% of major corporate suppliers of canned tuna from the Pacific region to European outlets have adequate internal policies for detecting slavery within supply chains – and only half have defined human rights ...

  • Detained trawlers abscond from Sierra Leone

    Detained trawlers abscond from Sierra Leone


    Sierra Leone has alerted other states in the region after three trawlers escaped detention in Freetown port. They were being held pending payment of fines. However, on 27th July all three escaped sailed without paying. The authorities say they are unaware of their location and have appealed to neighbouring states ...

  • bluefin tuna

    Bluefin tuna MSC certification criticised


    A decision by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify the first bluefin tuna fishery with its global standard for sustainable fishing has been met with criticism.

  • The Freshé label from EcoFish is now certified by Friend of the Sea Photo: Friend of the Sea

    FoS certifies EcoFish Freshé


    Friend of the Sea has certified the EcoFish Freshé brand for sustainable seafood production practices.

  • Elusive mackerel

    Elusive mackerel


    This year’s mackerel have been difficult to deal with where the Icelandic pelagic has been fishing in international waters.

  • Amendments to the EMFF are bringing relief to Bulgarian fishers Photo: Shutterstock

    Covid-19: EMFF support for Bulgarian fishers


    In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission has taken action to protect the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from severe shocks by introducing specific measures including amendments to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

  • RFC exceeds first half-year targets

    RFC exceeds half-year targets


    With catches totalling 191,600 tonnes for the first half of 2020, the Russian Fishery Company has exceeded its planned catch and production targets.

  • United UK industry slams Benyon report?

    United UK industry slams Benyon report


    UK fishing organisations have been united in their condemnation of the Benyon Report, described as “an attempt to shoehorn No Take Zones into the already established process for designating and managing marine protected areas.”

  • The Ocean Aware project will develop sustainable aquaculture solutions Photo: Ocean Supercluster

    Canada launches Ocean Aware project


    Canada’s Ocean Supercluster has launched a CAN$29 million project to develop and commercialise sustainable solutions for monitoring fish health, fish movement and the environment.

  • wild-caught fish

    Grant funding for slaughter welfare review


    The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced grant funding of GB£166,000 to investigate the potential for improving the welfare of wild-caught fish at slaughter.

  • Thai Union farmed shrimp has been rated as ‘good’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Photo: Thai Union

    Thai Union welcomes new shrimp rating


    Thai Union Group has welcomed the latest rating for its Thai farmed shrimp from Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, which shows the country’s positive progress to reach a ''Yellow Good Alternative'' rating.