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Europêche and Pew disagree on Northwestern Europe fishing status

EUROPEAN UNION | Friday, March 27, 2015
Europêche President deems The Pew Foundation’s latest report claiming high quota allocations and short termism is “hugely misleading.”


Sustainability of Dutch pulse trawl fishery to be assessed
Netherlands | 22:20 | The Dutch pulse trawl sole and plaice fishery has applied to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard. Full Story
Salmon price status at week 13
Norway | 21:50 | Fresh salmon export volumes for week 12 are up 1,252 tonnes compared to the previous week and up 2,570 tonnes compared to week 11, 2014, Fish Pool ASA reports. Full Story
Anchovy fishing in north-central zone to start on 9 April
Peru | 08:50 | The Ministry of Production formalized the start of the first industrial anchovy fishing season in the north-central are of the coast from Thursday 9 April. Full Story
Blue North Introduces World’s First Initiative to Ensure Humane Harvesting of Wild Fish
Blue North, a natural resource company committed to sustainable practices, announced the launch of the Humane Harvest Initiative, an innovative step toward establishing ethical standards for fish harvesting.
Hansung Launches New Surimi Product
Major Korean processor Hansung Enterprise achieves Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification and launches Crami Essence, a new surimi product.
Sæmark’s Icelandic Longline Cod and Haddock Gain Sustainable Certification
Following a third party audit based on the best available science data, Sæmark Seafood cod and haddock have gained Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
Handline Yellowfin and Pole and Line Skipjack Tuna from Ensis Fisheries Obtain Sustainable Certification
Handline yellowfin and pole and line skipjack tuna from Ensis Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. are now authorized to carry Friend of the Sea certification.
Ocean fish pathological changes may be caused by human pollution
United States A team of researchers has found certain deep-water marine fish in the Bay of Biscay west of France may develop pathological issues as a result of human-caused pollution.
Action taken to prevent IUU fishing
Australia By strengthening capacity in inspection capability and information sharing in South East Asia, illegal unregulated and unreported fishing can be combated.
Reef 2050 plan deemed achievable but not within timeframe
Australia Reef 2050 long-term sustainability plan, released by Federal and Queensland Governments to ensure the Great Barrier Reef continues to be among the world's best managed and protected World Heritage areas, is considered possible but not within the set deadline.
Blue sharks raise growing interest among fishermen in Canary Islands
Spain A working group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is meeting this week in the Oceanography Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography to prepare the next assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca).