Mackerel back on the Fish to Eat listWorld Fishing | 16 May 2013
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has upgraded European and Norwegian mackerel to a yellow 'three' rating on its Fish to Eat List, meaning people can eat it occasionally without endangering the species.
Gillnets fatal for seabirdsWorld Fishing | 16 May 2013
A study published today reveals that 400,000 birds are killed each year in gillnet fisheries, exceeding the estimated toll of bird deaths documented in longline fisheries.
UK claims fish dumping ban successBBC | 15 May 2013
The UK says it has agreed new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
EU fisheries reform plan falls short of outright discards banGuardian Unlimited | 15 May 2013
Fisheries ministers from across Europe came to an agreement on a sweeping reform of fisheries policies early on Wednesday morning, but fell short of the most ambitious changes that green campaigners had demanded.
Future fisheries cooperationWorld Fishing | 15 May 2013
The Demersal Working Group of the North Sea Regional Advisory Council (NSRAC) has travelled to Norway to meet with a delegation from the Norwegian Fishermen's Association (Norges Fiskarlag).
Seafish runs Trawl Gear Technology Training courseWorld Fishing | 15 May 2013
During February the Gear Technology section of Seafish held three trawl gear technology courses for fishermen from England, the last to be funded within the current project, reports Mike Montgomerie, Seafish Gear Technologist.
Deal agreed at EU Fish Council meetingfishupdate.com | 15 May 2013
A deal agreed on Monday (15 May) at the European Union Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels has cleared the way for the final stage of the long overdue reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), says the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF).
Climate change has impacted global fisheries for decadesSea Around Us | 15 May 2013
A new paper from the Sea Around Us Project published in the journal Nature reveals that warmer ocean temperatures are driving marine species towards cooler, deeper waters, and this in turn, has affected global fisheries catches.
Scientists find impact of open-ocean industrial fishing within centuries of bird bonesEurekAlert | 14 May 2013
(Smithsonian) The impact of industrial fishing on coastal ecosystems has been studied for many years. But how it affects food webs in the open ocean has not been very clear. So a team of Smithsonian and Michigan State University scientists and their colleagues looked to the ancient bones of seabirds for answers, revealing some of the dramatic changes that have happened within open-ocean food webs since the onset of industrial fishing.
Sanctions imposed against the FaroesWorld Fishing | 14 May 2013
The European Commission (EC) has outlined a scheme to impose sanctions against the Faroe Islands for its over fishing of herring, but the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association (SPFA) says this needs to be applied to mackerel as well to ensure the future of vital fishing stocks.
Sustainability key to Chilean fisheriesWorld Fishing | 14 May 2013
Chile's Vice Minister of Fishing, Pablo Galilea, has announced that Chile has plans to maintain its position as a world power in fisheries and aquaculture, and believes that his countrys new fisheries law is just the tool to help Chile achieve this goal, reports Carly Wills.
Groundbreaking video technology to improve stock surveysWorld Fishing | 14 May 2013
A new method of using video data collection to improve groundfish and flat fish stock surveys has been developed, which is showing promise to improve accuracy by increasing spatial coverage and to allow the conducting of surveys without fish mortality.
Europe agrees sanctions on herringfishupdate.com | 14 May 2013
Sanctions to conserve herring stocks and help protect the livelihoods of Scottish fishermen have been outlined by EU Commission.
Herring sanctions plan welcomedfishupdate.com | 14 May 2013
On Monday's (13 May) European Union Fish Council meeting in Brussels, the EC outlined a scheme to impose sanctions against the Faroes for its over-fishing of herring.
EU's 'wasteful' fish discards policy nears the end of the lineGuardian Unlimited | 13 May 2013
Crucial negotiations in Brussels in the next few days will decide one of the thorniest European environmental issues of the past four decades - the wasteful practice of throwing millions of healthy fish back into the sea each year after they have been caught, because of the way the EU's quotas are managed.
Greenpeace attacks IOTC effortsWorld Fishing | 13 May 2013
Greenpeace International has accused the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of lacking in action to halt the decline of the region's vulnerable tuna and taking measures to protect sharks.