Interviews

This is where we welcome strong opinions and sometimes hard words, and the frequently controversial fishing and aquaculture industries are no strangers to both.

  • Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries

    Rebuilding Abu Dhabi Fisheries

    2021-06-29T09:46:00+01:00

    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

    2021-04-07T12:16:00+01:00

    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

    ?Heralding a New Era of Transparency and Engagement

    2019-01-03T08:00:00+00:00

    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

    2015-09-09T13:45:00+01:00

    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

    Q&A with Karmenu Vella

    2015-02-04T15:36:00+00:00

    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

    2014-09-02T14:19:00+01:00

    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

    2014-01-23T14:59:00+00:00

    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

    2014-01-13T11:57:00+00:00

    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

    2013-07-17T12:08:00+01:00

    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

    2013-01-24T14:13:00+00:00

    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

    2011-08-02T11:47:00+01:00

    With a tiny population of just 320,000, Iceland hauls massively above its weight. Their modern saga jumps from earth-topped houses to plane, launched low-cost transatlantic charters, pioneered cheap international phone calls and tapped their volcanic resources for geothermal power for homes and tourist lagoons. They won a cod war with ...

  • Ruben Mugira

    Albacora on its future communications plans

    2011-06-16T14:03:00+01:00

    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 ...