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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Rising fuel prices, tax and wage increases, and market instability in terms of the future has stoked great concern and uncertaintly among those involved in the national fishing sector.
Uruguay and South Korea have agreed on a fisheries pact that will facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, announced the South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Argentine fisheries exports reached 318.372 tons and 657.5 million US dollars respectively during the first seven months of 2008 which represents a slight 6% increase in dollars over the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures released by the country's food safety office, Senasa,
Fisheries in Argentina has become a non profitable business according to several industry chambers mostly based in Mar del Plata where 50% of the country's fleet is docked and a significant percentage of total catches are landed.