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  • GVJ

    Three months that became 25 years


    Gísli V Jónsson, this year’s Outstanding Icelandic Skipper, discusses his remarkable career

  • GG

    Recognition of a 50-year career


    Guðmundur Gunnarsson accepted the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition’s Outstanding Achievement award for his contributions to the development of fishing gear

  • AB1924

    Championing small-scale


    “I can’t seem to lose the passion for all this,” says returning Chairman of the Icelandic National Association of Small Boat Owners

  • sdg-14-life-below-water

    UN: 2022 – a defining year


    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

    Red tape crisis


    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

    Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries


    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

    Driving a culture change


    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 ...

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    Closing the recycling loop


    “This was one of the great advantages of the product, along with the strength of the containers, their durability and other features,” said Arnar Snorrason, Sæplast’s director of product and market development.

  • Salmon Aquaculture: cleaning up the sea lice

    Salmon aquaculture: Cleaning up the sea lice


    With sea lice still a significant problem for salmon farmers, aquaculture equipment supplier JT Electric’s integrated lumpfish feed system could offer an answer

  • SSPO: Transparency and Engagement

    ?Heralding a New Era of Transparency and Engagement


    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

    Moving in the right direction


    In an exclusive interview with 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 the tools to deliver economic and environmental sustainability.

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

    Q&A with Karmenu Vella


    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

    Innovation the driving force of sustainable fisheries


    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

    Prices, data and the CFP


    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

    Freshwater fish will become more important in aquaculture


    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

    Champion of small-scale fishermen


    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

    Managing ecosystems on three levels


    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

    Gunboat Þór stays home


    Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC Photos" src="" />Navy gray Þór (Thor): not on the warpath but tied to the ‘peacepath’. Rare WF ‘catch’ on camera, Reykjavik harbour, 1980s © TW : EEC ...

  • Ruben Mugira

    Albacora on its future communications plans


    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

    Who has the wheel?


    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 – ...