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.
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.
First grey whale spotted south of the equatorGuardian Unlimited | 14 May 2013
Astonishing news from Walvis Bay, Namibia, where scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project on Tuesday confirmed the sighting of a grey whale. Not only has this north Pacific species been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, it has never been seen south of the equator.
Floods could 'overwhelm Thames Barrier by end of century'Guardian Unlimited | 14 May 2013
Sea-level rises could send floods driven by storm surges over London's Thames Barrier regularly by the end of the century, if nothing is done to bolster the UK's flood defences, scientists warned on Tuesday.
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.
Sea levels rise could mean floods in LondonTelegraph | 14 May 2013
Sea levels around Britain could rise by more than one metre (3ft) due to climate change, according to a new assessment of melting ice sheets and glaciers, causing floods in London and other coastal towns.
Secret streets of Britain's Atlantis are revealedEurekAlert | 13 May 2013
A University of Southampton professor has carried out the most detailed analysis ever of the archaeological remains of the lost medieval town of Dunwich, dubbed 'Britain's Atlantis.'
Shipping chemical 'unsafe for birds'BBC | 13 May 2013
Conservation organisations call for the regulations to be tightened on the use of a shipping chemical that has killed or injured thousands of seabirds.
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.
Call for Scottish Government to publish weekly sea-lice countfishupdate.com | 10 May 2013
THE Salmon & Trout Association Scotland (S&TAS) has demanded, in advance of next week's Stage 3 debate on the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, that the Scottish Government should publish weekly sea-lice count data relating to each salmon farm in Scotland by law.