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Montevideo, November 30th 2023 - 14:30 UTC

Tag: overfishing

  • Monday, November 13th 2023 - 20:34 UTC

    Gentoo penguins: Dive, forage, love? Fitter penguins dive deeper

    Thousands of gentoo penguins live and hunt, using the Falkland Islands as a breeding zone for their tiny chicks.

    Sarah McComb Turbitt, marine biologist from the University of British Columbia illustrates us with a new study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, from Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé, principal investigator and associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). The article interesting enough refers Gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, June 20th 2022 - 09:02 UTC

    WTO reaches deal to curb overfishing and subsidies, with the target of fisheries sustainability

    Negotiations towards banning subsidies that encourage overfishing and threaten  sustainability of fish stocks had been going on at WTO since 2001

    After two decades of discussions, the World Trade Organization, WTO, finally reached a deal aimed at curbing overfishing which was hailed by conservation groups as a major turning point, even if it was the result of compromises to seal the long-sought agreement.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:45 UTC

    How we recruited albatrosses to patrol the high seas for illegal fishers

    An albatross colony in the Falkland Islands

    By Samantha Patrick (*) – Wandering albatrosses have long been considered exceptional creatures. They can fly 8.5 million kilometers during their lifetimes – the equivalent of flying to the Moon and back more than ten times. Their three-and-a-half-meter wing span is the same length as a small car and they can weigh as much as 24 puffins. Their body shape means they can effortlessly glide over the ocean waves, flying in some of the strongest winds on Earth. Now research led by the Centre d'études biologiques de Chizé in France has found that these seabirds may have promising careers in the fight against overfishing.

  • Tuesday, November 19th 2019 - 05:17 UTC

    Survival of the big-eye tuna to be decided this week in ICCAT meeting in Spain

    A scientific report prepared for last year's meeting of the ICCAT showed that numbers had plummeted to less than 20% of historic levels

    The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource. Scientists warn that unless the catch is reduced, stocks of Thunnus obesus - prized for sashimi in Japan and canned worldwide - could collapse within years.

  • Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:19 UTC

    Fisheries worldwide on the brink of collapse, because of over fishing says WWF

    Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International said mismanagement was pushing “the ocean to the brink of collapse”.

    The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the “brink of collapse” caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday.Populations of some commercial fish stocks, such as a group including tuna, mackerel and bonito, had fallen by almost 75%, according to a study by WWF and the Zoological Society of London, ZSL.

  • Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 22:23 UTC

    Greenpeace reacts to NOAA report showing U.S. overfished stocks at all-time low

    The US tuna fleet must keep to the same standards as in US waters. Tuna fisheries kill millions of sharks annually as bycatch, and some tuna populations remain in dire shape.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report, which indicates that the number of US fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when NOAA began tracking stock status.

  • Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 09:05 UTC

    “Overfishing and overfished stocks at all times low” in US fisheries

    “NOAA wants to let consumers know that the United States’ global leadership in responsible fisheries and sustainable seafood is paying off,” Sobeck said

    The number of United States domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) began tracking stock status, according to the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

  • Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 01:04 UTC

    EU sanctions 10 countries for overfishing with reduction of fishing quotas

    “If we want to be serious in our fight against overfishing, we need to apply our rules by the book, and respect of quotas” said Commissioner  Damanaki.

    The European Commission (EC) has decided to sanction Spain and nine other Member States for exceeding their fishing quotas during the past financial year, and reduce their fishing opportunities for 2014. This measure is intended to repair the damage caused to resources and in this way ensure the sustainable capture of resources.