NFWF announces 2013 grantsWorld Fishing | 02 May 2013
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the latest grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund.
Maritime NZ bears brunt of Rena costsNew Zealand Herald | 25 Apr 2013
The Rena disaster cost our small maritime authority $36.8 million, according to new figures - a sum one MP says is far too much for taxpayers to have to stomach.
EAFE Conference 2013World Fishing | 16 Apr 2013
This week sees the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) conference visit Scotland for the first time, bringing together over 80 delegates travelling from as far afield as Japan and Alaska.
FORMER CANADA PRIME MINISTER AT SUSTAINABLE OCEAN SUMMIT'S FORUM ON GLOBAL OCEAN COMMISSIONoceancouncil.org | 11 Apr 2013
The World Ocean Council?s SOS 2013 special plenary session for industry input to the Global Ocean Commission will now also include a third Commissioner: The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada. This „Global Ocean Commission - Ocean Industry Forum? session at SOS 2013, to be held on 24 April, will provide a key opportunity for the ocean business community to provide industry input directly to three of the Global Ocean Commissioners.
NFFO under pressure over foreign vesselsWorld Fishing | 28 Mar 2013
Following the announcement of a clampdown on foreign fishing vessels profiting from UK quotas, the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) is under pressure to reveal the amount of fishing quota held by its foreign controlled members.
Aquaculture demand to exceed $63bn in 2017World Fishing | 28 Mar 2013
New research from market research firm The Freedonia Group, Inc. expects world demand for aquaculture supplies and equipment to grow 7.4% per year to $63.6 billion in 2017 at the farm gate level.
Greenpeace welcomes quota clampdownWorld Fishing | 19 Mar 2013
Greenpeace has welcomed news of a UK government review of the so-called 'economic-link' requirements for vessels holding UK fishing quota, which it says could lead to more quota being allocated to reponsible local fishermen.
World Bank Assesses Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Wetlandsclimate-l.iisd.org | 05 Mar 2013
The World Bank has released a study titled "Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands: impacts and costs," which warns that a one-meter rise in sea levels from climate change could destroy over 60% of the developing worlds coastal wetlands currently found at one meter or less elevation. This scenario could provoke economic losses of around $630 million per year.
EC looks at effectiveness of SeychellesWorld Fishing | 28 Feb 2013
The current partnership between the EU and the Seychelles is being re-evaluated in the light of both development of the CFP and Seychellois economic reforms and policy.
Greens attack oil-spill levyNew Zealand Herald | 13 Feb 2013
A proposed levy increase on the maritime industry to pay for cleaning up possible oil spills has been labelled "madness" by an MP who says the rate would still leave taxpayers with much of the bill for another Rena.
Democracy 'trashed' in gulf callNew Zealand Herald | 13 Feb 2013
Democracy Action has attacked a decision by Auckland Council on membership of a steering group for the $1.8 million marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf. The proposed plan is supposed to resolve conflict between environmental protection and economic use of the gulf.
Japan govt accused of propping up whaling industryNew Zealand Herald | 07 Feb 2013
The Japanese government has been accused of using tsunami relief funding to support its struggling whaling industry.The International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) report - The Economics of Japanese Whaling - was published today, following a year of research into the industry.
Oman to invest in fisheries growthWorld Fishing | 22 Jan 2013
According to media reports, Oman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has secured financial allocations close to OMR 500m (US$1.2m) to develop the country's fisheries sector during 2013 to 2020.