All Industry News articles – Page 22

  • MSC is allocating funding to help improve observer safety and welfare Photo: MSC

    MSC funds observer safety research


    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is allocating £100,000 of funding aimed at improving observer safety and welfare at sea.

  • Seafood Scotland has launched a new digital campaign Photo: Seafood Scotland

    Digital campaign helps net new business


    Seafood Scotland has launched a campaign to help Scottish seafood businesses reach a greater consumer audience through the use of free marketing directories.

  • Russian Crab’s landings on track for 2020

    Russian Crab’s landings on track for 2020


    One Russia’s largest crab fishing companies, Russian Crab, reports that for the first half of 2020, its fleet landed 6398 tonnes of crab – roughly half of this year’s 12,970 tonne quotas for a variety of crab species.

  • Ghana’s illegal fish reaching EU consumers

    Ghana’s illegal fish reaching EU consumers


    A report by the Environmental Justice Foundation warns that illegally caught fish from Ghana could have a clear route to European markets, having identified trawlers licensed to export to the EU but also linked to illegal foreign ownership and illegal activities.

  • Trawling for rockfish

    Project aims to improve rockfish assessment


    A new project is exploring the possibility of using industry catch and effort data to inform Gulf of Alaska rockfish assessments and aid better management, maximise economic benefit and minimise the risk of overfishing.

  • Mission’s support for UK fishermen

    Mission’s support for UK fishermen


    Warning that many fishing businesses are highly vulnerable, having weathered the last few difficult months, the Fishermen’s Mission has established a point of contact for all matters relating to welfare and the wellbeing of both active and retired fishermen and their families.

  • Pollock gaining traction

    Pollock gaining traction


    Estimated to be worth more than $7 billion in 2020, the market for wild-caught pollock is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.7% between now and 2030, according to a report by Fact MR.

  • Saildrones are being used to monitor pollock in the Bering Sea Photo: Saildrone

    Pollock survey begins in eastern Bering Sea


    A two month survey of the eastern Bering Sea using three saildrones has begun in an attempt to understand more about pollock abundance.

  • Tersan has signed a contract for an Arctic freezer trawler for Ocean Prawns Photo: Skipsteknik

    Tersan signs Arctic freezer trawler deal


    Tersan Shipyard has signed a contract for a Skipsteknik-designed Arctic freezer trawler with Danish company, Ocean Prawns.

  • Factory trawler hit by Covid-19 outbreak

    Factory trawler hit by Covid-19 outbreak


    79 of the 119-strong crew of American Seafoods factory trawler American Triumph have tested positive for Covid-19, despite the company’s efforts to avoid infection occurring.

  • Thermal cameras to fight illegal fishing

    Thermal cameras to fight illegal fishing


    The nature of the coast of Galicia in north-western Spain with its multitude of fishing and fish farming activities means that new approaches are called for to guard against illegal fishing.

  • FCWC-PESCAO MCS Centre appoints Coordinator

    FCWC-PESCAO MCS Centre appoints Coordinator


    The Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) under its European Union-funded Improved Regional Fisheries Governance (PESCAO) project has successfully recruited a coordinator for the Regional Monitoring Control and Surveillance Centre (RMCSC).

  • The P-3K2 Orion aircraft is patrolling the Solomon Islands’ EEZ Photo: FFA

    NZ Airforce helps detect IUU fishing


    The Royal New Zealand Air Force is currently conducting three days of aerial surveillance over Solomon Islands’ exclusive economic zone, in order to monitor the activities of tuna fleets.

  • shark fins

    Friend of the Sea protects sharks


    Friend of the Sea has launched a petition to ban shark finning, added anti-shark finning policies to its sustainable seafood standard and created a new whale shark watching standard for tourists.

  • The US FDA is keen to stress that food can not transmit Covid-19

    Food does not transmit Covid-19, says FDA


    The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China has suspended imports and ordered recalls of frozen shrimp from three Ecuadorian companies after the government claimed ‘outer packaging… were at risk of being contaminated by the new coronavirus’.

  • Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the FAO Photo: FAO

    FAO Director-General sets out new vision


    The Director-General of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has presented to the FAO Council a second set of measures aimed at making the agency more agile, efficient and accountable.

  • Brim is investing in Greenlandic company, APF Photo: Brim

    Brim invests €85m in Greenland


    Brim''s board of directors has made the decision to invest €85 million in Greenlandic seafood company Arctic Prime Fisheries (APF).

  • The SCMS is taking over as fishing vessel certifying authority in the UK Photo: MCA

    MCA appoints new UK certifying authority


    The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has appointed a new fishing vessel certifying authority for commercially registered fishing vessels in the UK.

  • WAFIC CEO steps down

    WAFIC CEO steps down


    The Western Australia Fishing Industry Council’s CEO Alex Ogg has resigned, although he will remain in his post for three months while his replacement is recruited.

  • safety at sea

    Safety campaign aims to save lives


    A new safety campaign has been launched in the UK to lower the fatality rate in the fishing industry and highlight the measures that can be taken to stay safe.