Fisheries

Fisheries
Wednesday, October 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries depletion & poor management costs 50 billion USD

The world's fishing fleets are losing billions of dollars each year through depleted stocks and poor management, according to a UN report. The World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calculate the losses at 50 billion US dollars per year.

Thursday, October 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina gets tough on hake fisheries conservation

Argentina has expanded and declared permanent the ban on common hake (Merluccius hubbsi,) fishing in the following quadrants of the South Atlantic: the northern half of 4160, 4260, 4261 and 4262.

Tuesday, September 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

UK seafood corps target Brazil, net fish importer

Carrefour's Geraldo Cosentino (C) and UKTI's David Lilley (R) are helping to forge seafood trade ties between Brazil and the UK

The representatives of a group of Humber seafood firms met with their counterpart from one of the globe's largest retailers, France's Carrefour, in a joint bid to establish trade ties with Brazil.

Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Warnings of South Atlantic hake fishery “imminent collapse”

Argentina's hake fishery is again on the limelight because of shady activities and fears of a total collapse

An Argentine non government environmental organization has warned of an “imminent fishery collapse” because of the unsustainable current rate of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches in the South Atlantic.

Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

FAO urges industrial fishing strategies to protect seabirds

Seabirds flocking at a longliner

Following the success of strategies to protect seabirds from longline fishing activities, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged regions using other industrial fishing techniques, such as trawl nets and gillnets, to implement safeguards in areas where seabirds are at greatest risk.

Wednesday, September 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EU fisheries policy failed to protect stocks; new review

The European Commission has announced a full review of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, saying the current regime fails to protect fish stocks. EC says that fishermen who obey the fishing rules are being penalized by the irresponsible behavior of others who flout them.

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries management at risk by INIDEP's strike

Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) called on the National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) to implement a mechanism that ensures a steady update of scientific information on fisheries particularly common hake (Merluccius hubbsi).

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

NGO highlight Chilean salmon industry labor problems

Influential NGOs Oxfam Chile and Fundación Terram began the second phase of their “Not Afraid To Go Against The Current” campaign, an effort originally launched in January to highlight questionable labor and environmental practices within Chile's farmed salmon and trout industry.

Friday, September 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Retail fish prices soar by nearly 23% in United Kingdom

Fish and meat were the food categories that exhibited the fastest increase in price

United Kingdom prices have risen by 8.3%t since the beginning of the year amid fears that Britain is facing the worst economic conditions in decades, a report said Friday.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

FAO guidelines to ease impact of deep sea areas fishing

Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.

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