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).
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).
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.
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.
EU fish stocks continue to sufferWorld Fishing | 13 May 2013
The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) new scientific analysis has revealed that the recovery of overfished European fish stocks could take more than 100 years under the current EU proposals.
Little justification for MSY approachWorld Fishing | 13 May 2013
Fishing to maximum sustainable yield (MSY), which is an integral part of the EUs revised Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), has little justification, according to Ian Boyd, Defras chief scientific adviser.
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.
WWF calls on GFCM to recover Mediterranean fish stocksfishupdate.com | 13 May 2013
As the organisation opens its annual meeting in Croatia, WWF has called on the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to urgently adopt a first set of comprehensive management plans, in particular in the Adriatic, to guarantee the sustainable exploitation of key Mediterranean fish stocks.
30 Days of Oceans [Feature]NOAA's National Ocean Service | 08 May 2013
We're counting down to June 8, World Ocean Day! Join the countdown and help us share the message that together we can protect our ocean.