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FAD closures effectiveness in bigeye tuna fisheries under scrutiny

Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 23:20 (GMT + 9)

Use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) waters will come under closer scrutiny at this year's Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meeting as figures show FAD closures have not reduced the bigeye tuna catch as intended. PNA members have discussed the fact that whilst closures have been applied in their waters as part of WCPFC conservation management measures, nations like the Phillipines have continued to keep their fishing grounds open to FAD fishing, leading to overfishing of bigeye tuna. PNA Chief Executive Officer Dr Transform Aqorau said the number of FAD sets has declined in the area where the FAD closure is being applied and purse seine effort within PNA efforts had decreased under the Vessel Day Scheme as a result of increased demand for fishing days. But, despite this, there has been no decline in t... FULL STORY

Galicia authorizes spider crab and brown crab catch
Dec 1, 03:00
On Sunday the Undersecretariat of Marine Affairs of Galicia opened the spider crab and brown crab fishing seas... FULL STORY
Hong Kong
China Fishery Group's credit rating downgraded due to unpaid loan
Dec 1, 02:00
China Fishery Group has been downgraded by two levels by Moody's Investors Service, which means the firm is li... FULL STORY
European Union
EU adopts investment packages for Italian and Romanian fishing-aquaculture sectors
Dec 1, 01:00
The European Commission has adopted a key investment programme, of EUR 978 million for the Italian maritime, f... FULL STORY
CNMV imposes severe fines on Pescanova and its former president
Dec 1, 00:40
The National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has imposed two fines on Pescanova for a total amount of EUR ... FULL STORY

Management plan regulated for Bay of Biscay and Northwest fishing grounds
Dec 1, 22:50
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published in the Official Gazette the new Ministerial Order establishing a management ... FULL STORY

First national sustainable aquaculture act approved
Dec 1, 21:50
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Carlos Casamiquela, stressed the importance of the laws that have recently been passed... FULL STORY

United States
Red tape halts federal ocean aquaculture plan
Dec 1, 03:10
The long and expensive federal permitting processes for ocean aquaculture projects, which requires an extensive environmental monitoring and data coll... FULL STORY
Marshall Islands
Dec 1, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - First Major Yellowfin Fishery MSC Certified
Dec 1, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - CFTO/SOVETCO - largest tuna fleet in France - achieves Friend of the Sea certification
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Organic Life link to AwF in Vakkom
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Shrimp fishing season concludes today, sees record catch: MoAF
United States
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Despite low prices, the market for sockeye salmon could be improving
United States
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - USDA buys USD 5.3 million in canned pinks
United Kingdom
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Better in or out? England's former fishing hub faces EU dilemma
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Canada joins fishing ban talks for central Arctic Ocean
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Nigerian Customs destroys NGN 11.5 million smuggled frozen chicken, fish in Benin
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - We Need Initiatives On Fish Export -Delta Farmers
New Zealand
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - New fish factory eases frustration in Chathams
Dec 1, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - 'Cage Aquaculture Needs Policy Framework': Dr Gopakumar

Where is ‘El Niño'?
Peru In an interesting article published by the Institute of Aquatic Resources of Peru under the title En Busca del Niño Perdido (In Search of the Lost Child), the organization notes that "El Niño phenomenon will not take place in the Peruvian coast."
Court appoints liquidators for China Fishery
Hong Kong The High Court of Hong Kong has appointed provisional liquidators for China Fishery Group following a winding up request filed by HSBC bank, a lender of the Chinese group.
Retailers and tuna brands request better management for largest tuna fishery
United Kingdom Leading UK’s supermarket chains and tuna product manufacturers press for the introduction of a more sustainable blueprint for tuna fisheries in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.
USDA creates inspection programme for catfish
United States The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has published a regulation establishing an inspection programme for fish under the order Siluriformes, including catfish.
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