All Industry News articles – Page 6

  • Responsibly sourced tuna is important to consumers Photo: OPAGAC

    Spanish seal certifies sustainable tuna


    Canning companies Bolton Food, Salica and Atunlo are now supplying consumers in the US and Italy with produce certified to the tuna from responsible fishing (APR) standard promoted by OPAGAC.

  • Woman in fishing industry

    Norway’s fishing culture must change


    A new report on gender equality in Norway’s fisheries concludes that if the proportion of women in fisheries is to increase, culture and attitudes must change.

  • WTO closing the gap on subsidies agreement

    WTO closing the gap on subsidies agreement


    Negotiations have been in progress for almost twenty years, but the World Trade Organisation is finally confident that an agreement on limiting fisheries subsidies is in sight, following a day-long meeting in mid-July of ministers and heads of delegation.

  • Longline gear being deployed Photo: NOAA Fisheries

    Gulf of Maine survey concludes


    A survey of bottom-dwelling species in the Gulf of Maine helping inform sustainable fisheries management has just completed.

  • Fish supplies across Europe are not meeting dietary needs, says a new study

    Fish supplies not meeting dietary needs


    Fish supplies are too low to meet dietary requirements in many European countries, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition.

  • Mørenot delivers ocean cleanup System 002

    Mørenot delivers ocean cleanup System 002


    The Norwegian fishing gear supplier Mørenot has played a central role in the design, production, and testing of The Ocean Cleanup’s System 002, which is heading for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch later in July.

  • Loch Duart began producing from the former Thai Union/Edinburgh Salmon Company processing facility in 2020 Photo: Loch Duart

    New era of fish processing at Dingwall


    One year on from acquiring the former Thai Union/Edinburgh Salmon Company processing facility in Dingwall, Loch Duart has completely revitalised the premises.

  • Government funding will help provide vital safety training Photo: Seafish

    Scottish Government funds safety training


    Seafish has secured £140,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to help it subsidise vital safety training for workers on commercial fishing vessels.

  • Ghanaian observers risk violence and abuse

    Ghanaian observers risk violence and abuse


    Ghanaian fisheries observers get offers of bribes, threatens and abuse at sea when reporting on the largely Chinese-owned trawl fleet operating in Ghana’s waters, according to an Environmental Justice Foundation report.

  • The RFC has increased production of fully-processed, frozen at sea pollock and herring Photo: RFC

    RFC increases output of fully-processed fish


    Production by the Russian Fishery Company of fully-processed fish and seafood frozen at sea has increased by more than a fifth in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year.

  • Kelli Valade Photo: Thai Union Group

    Red Lobster appoints new CEO


    Red Lobster has appointed Kelli Valade as the company’s next chief executive, taking over from Kim Lopdrup who retires after 14 years leading the seafood restaurant brand.

  • The European Parliament has adopted the new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund

    European Parliament adopts new fishing fund


    The European Parliament has adopted the 2021-2027 fisheries and aquaculture fund to support the blue economy, protect biodiversity and promote international ocean governance.

  • The RFC and Alfa Laval are launching training for operating ship separators Photo: RFC

    RFC and Alfa Laval ship separator training


    The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and Alfa Laval have launched a series of training seminars on the rules of operation of modern ship separators on a range of vessels including fishing vessels.

  • EJF evidence leads to fine and suspension

    EJF evidence leads to fine and suspension


    ?Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency has fined the owners of a distant water vessel 10.25 million New Taiwan Dollars (US$ 370,000) for illegal shark finning and catching prohibited species such as oceanic whitetip sharks.

  • Western Bering Sea pollock MSC certified

    Western Bering Sea pollock MSC certified


    Following a nine-month assessment process, the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) has been awarded MSC certification for its Russian Western Bering Sea pollock fishery.

  • Seafish researchers Juan Carlos Paredes Esclapez, Oscar Wilkie and Joe Cooper in Peterhead port during the 2019 fleet survey Photo: Seafish

    UK’s annual fleet survey returns face-to-face


    Fishing industry leaders are calling on owners and skippers to take part in the annual survey of the UK’s fleet.

  • Four events have been determined as fishery disasters by the Secretary of Commerce Photo: NOAA Fisheries

    US govt approves four fisheries disasters


    The US government has determined that fishery disasters occurred in four fisheries between 2018 and 2020.

  • More should be done by retailers to combat human rights abuses in the seafood supply chain, says SeaChoice Photo: SeaChoice

    Shops should do more about human rights abuse


    Most Canadian retailers are not doing enough to tackle human rights abuses in seafood supply chains, according to sustainability watchdog, SeaChoice.

  • Catch recommendations from ICES for North Sea cod do not reflect the position in fisheries, says SFF Photo: SFF

    SFF slams latest ICES advice for 2022


    The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has reacted angrily to the latest advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea on catch opportunities for 2022, saying it is ‘dismayed’ with the advice to reduce limits of North Sea cod by 10%.

  • Illegal fishing in Senegal is threatening the country’s economy Photo: EJF

    EJF to tackle IUU fishing in Senegal


    The Environmental Justice Foundation and partners have launched a new project to help tackle the illegal fishing that is threatening food security and livelihoods in Senegal.