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.
Scots fishermen call for mackerel sanctions to be imposedfishupdate.com | 13 May 2013
With mackerel being one of the topics on the agenda for discussion at today's (13 May) European Fish Council meeting in Brussels, Scottish fishermen are urging the European Commission to use the occasion to finally impose sanctions against Iceland and the Faroes for their continuing and significant over-fishing of the north-east Atlantic mackerel stock.
Challenging times for South KoreaWorld Fishing | 09 May 2013
South Korea's fishing industry is navigating a challenging period as the government seeks a further reduction in fishing boat numbers along with further expansion of aquaculture production to ensure the long term sustainability of the fisheries sector, reports David Hayes.
EP negotiator moves to unlock CFP deadlockfishupdate.com | 09 May 2013
In a move to prevent a looming deadlock, Ulrike Rodust, the European Parliament's negotiator, has sent a letter to fisheries ministers with proposals for compromises on key issues in the fisheries reform.
Processors and traders call for involvement in future CFP consultationsfishupdate.com | 09 May 2013
At a recent lunch with Council Fisheries representatives in Brussels, AIPCE-CEP1 CFP Working Group chair, Andrew Kuyk, called for all industry stakeholders to be included in future consultation arrangements for the Common Fisheries Policy through the establishment of a new horizontal Advisory Council in addition to the regional bodies proposed in the current reform negotiations.
Small boats take on powerful groups in courtWorld Fishing | 01 May 2013
Small-scale fishermen are joining the government in a court battle with Britain's most powerful fishing groups which could decide who ultimately controls the UK's fishing quota.
Oil drilling plan comes with warningNew Zealand Herald | 30 Apr 2013
New Zealand is about to open huge tracts of its offshore territory as a troubleshooter called in to reform rules covering the United States oil explorers gave a blunt warning over regulations covering the industry.
New rules should keep oil cowboys out - KeyNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
Prime Minister John Key says he is confident safety and environment rules being brought in to cover oil and gas exploration will keep out "cowboy "operators.
US troubleshooter at oil, gas talksNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
A major oil and gas conference starting today will hear from a former United States prosecutor selected by the Obama Administration to beef up offshore drilling rules after BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Australian minister: I never saw advice against coal port at Great Barrier ReefGuardian Unlimited | 26 Apr 2013
Australia's environment minister said he never saw advice that a proposed coal port posed "extreme" risks - including threats to endangered turtles and a species of dolphin – at the Great Barrier Reef. Campaigners said Tony Burke should have ruled out the Fitzroy Terminal as soon as the government received the strongly worded warnings, rather than allow the company to undertake a lengthy environmental impact statement.
MEPs vote to ban discards in the Skagerrakfishupdate.com | 17 Apr 2013
MEPs have voted to adopt a ban on discarding unwanted fish of 35 species caught in the Skagerrak (between the North Sea and the Baltic). The ban, to take effect gradually between 2014 and 2016, would be enforced with a remote electronic monitoring system.
NMFS anchovy regulations illegalWorld Fishing | 16 Apr 2013
A federal judge has ruled in favour of international advocacy group, Oceana's, claims that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) illegally adopted new regulations governing the management of the northern subpopulation of northern anchovy.
Illegal fishing threatens South KoreaWorld Fishing | 15 Apr 2013
Illegal fishing scandals and human rights abuses linked to South Korea's fishing industry have earned the country a bad reputation that is jeopardising its fish trade with the US and the EU, says Greenpeace East Asia.
Puerto Rico moves to protect turtlesBBC | 14 Apr 2013
Puerto Rico introduces a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the leatherback turtle.