Interviews

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    UN: 2022 – a defining year

    2022-03-02T13:00:00Z

    Top-level ocean meetings are taking place this year that could revive the fortunes of SDG 14, says the UN’s special envoy for the ocean Peter Thomson

  • UK Mussels
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    Red tape crisis

    2022-03-01T12:26:00Z

    Veterinary agreements must be quickly negotiated between the UK and the EU to ease post-Brexit seafood trade issues, industry says

  • Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries
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    Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries

    2021-06-29T09:46:00Z

    There is still hope - natural ecosystems are resilient and can bounce back if initiatives are taken at the right time, writes Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, secretary general of the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East.

  • Driving a culture change
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    Driving a culture change

    2021-04-07T12:16:00Z

    How do you turn around a whole culture within a workplace, and even an entire industry – especially an industry that’s generally averse to change? It’s something that is being achieved within Thai Union, one of the select group of the world’s heavyweight seafood producers, with Dr Darian McBain as ...

  • SSPO: Transparency and Engagement
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    ?Heralding a New Era of Transparency and Engagement

    2019-01-03T08:00:00Z

    Julie Hesketh-Laird, the recently appointed Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, speaks at length to Owen Stevens for World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Javier Garat
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    Moving in the right direction

    2015-09-09T13:45:00Z

    In an exclusive interview with Jason Holland for World Fishing & Aquaculture, Javier Garat, president of Europêche, secretary general of the Spanish Fishing Confederation (CEPESCA) and chairman of the European Fisheries Technology Platform, highlights the successes achieved by Europe’s fishing industry and explains why it’s important to ensure it has ...

  • Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries
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    Q&A with Karmenu Vella

    2015-02-04T15:36:00Z

    In an exclusive interview with Jason Holland for World Fishing & Aquaculture, Karmenu Vella, the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, discusses enforcement of the Common Fisheries Policy, the benefits of boosting EU aquaculture and much more.

  • Mackerel shoal close to shore in Iceland
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    Innovation the driving force of sustainable fisheries

    2014-09-02T14:19:00Z

    Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, speaks to WF&A about the Icelandic fishing industry.

  • The number of fishing vessels in the Danish fleet has halved over the last 10 years © Danish Fishermen’s Association
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    Prices, data and the CFP

    2014-01-23T14:59:00Z

    Niels Wichmann, managing director of the Danish Fishermen’s Association and the Danish Fishermen’s Producer Organisation (DFPO), talks to Carly Wills about the Danish fishing industry.

  • Bjørn Myrseth received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2013 conference in Paris last year
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    Freshwater fish will become more important in aquaculture

    2014-01-13T11:57:00Z

    World Fishing & Aquaculture interviews Norwegian modern fish farming pioneer, Bjørn Myrseth to discover what he believes the future holds for the fast growing industry.

  • Lobster boats are moored in safe harbor near Stonington, Maine. Credit: Gabriel Nordyke/Marine Photobank
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    Champion of small-scale fishermen

    2013-07-17T12:08:00Z

    Menakhem Ben-Yami interviews Robin Alden, Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center and member of Maine Sea Grant''s Policy Advisory Committee.

  • Dr Jason Link
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    Managing ecosystems on three levels

    2013-01-24T14:13:00Z

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

  • Navy gray Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC Photos
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    Gunboat Þór stays home

    2011-08-02T11:47:00Z

    Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC Photos" src="https://d1y09b3s2exigt.cloudfront.net/CMS/s3/mercator-library/web/data/file_backup/assets/image/0015/102732/PHWFIcelandInterviewBjarnasonThorHarbourgray-left-on-quay-tweecphotos-PHIceandTHORscan5400jpg.jpg?w=660" />Navy gray Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC ...

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    Albacora on its future communications plans

    2011-06-16T14:03:00Z

    Grupo Albacora SA is a leading tuna fishing company exporting all over the world. A pioneer in many aspects of its business, Grupo Albacora is one of the first to adopt the internet onboard its fishing vessels, support ships and reefer ships. By the end of 2011 it is the ...

  • The bridge and ship's wheel dominate the entrance to Lowri Evans' maritime and fisheries headquarters in Brussels. Credit: TW : EEC Photos
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    Who has the wheel?

    2011-06-08T15:15:00Z

    The bridge and ship's wheel dominate the entrance to Lowri Evans' maritime and fisheries headquarters in Brussels. Credit: TW : EEC PhotosThe context Commissioners may come and Commissioners may go but the engine room of the EU’s DG Mare Pêche (Direction générale des affaires maritimes et de la pêche – ...

  • Dragon Feeds’ founder Tony Smith.
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    Q&A with Tony Smith, Dragon Feeds

    2010-12-09T00:15:00Z

    Dragon Feeds began looking at ways to produce sustainable aquaculture feeds around 10 years ago. Following five years intense research and development work, the UK company unveiled its unique fishmeal alternative, which combines its own farm-produced Nereis virens polychaetes, also known as ragworms, with vegetable proteins. Today, Dragon’s feed project ...

  • Kilic Group’s Bafa hatchery is nearly as big as a small town.
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    A tale of three hatcheries

    2010-07-15T08:12:00Z

    Kilic Group’s Bafa hatchery is nearly as big as a small town. (Photo: Kilic)Turkey’s three leading gilthead seabream and European seabass hatcheries could not be more different if they tried. At one end of the spectrum is the Kilic Group where everything – including the size of the fry they ...

  • Schwaab: Fisheries have been vital to the prosperity of US coastal communities for centuries.
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    Protecting US marine resources

    2010-06-03T09:05:00Z

    Schwaab: Fisheries have been vital to the prosperity of US coastal communities for centuries.WF: How are you planning to implement policies such as catch shares, which seem to have sparked significant controversy in the US fishing industry ES: Catch share programmes, which include individual fishing quotas and limited access ...

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    WFE will mark a turning point for Spain

    2009-09-01T18:49:00Z

    Elena Espinosa, Spanish Minister of the Environment and Rural and Marine AffairsWorld Fishing: How important is aquaculture for the Spanish fisheries sector?Elena Espinosa: Modern aquaculture constitutes a substantial innovation in the production of fish and of food of aquatic origin and, with a percentage of average world growth of 6-8 ...

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    Interview on the First World Summit on Fisheries Sustainability

    2009-05-05T12:56:00Z

    David Agnew, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College of LondonWhat is the reason for holding a conference focused on sustainability?Everyone – the fishing industry, environmental organisations, governments – is now concerned about the sustainability of fish stocks. Since the early 1990s there has been very little growth in the world ...