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2013-11-11 11:05:04

Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research carried out by UEA with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and published today in the journal Fisheries Research reveals that a ban will only help future fish stocks if it is accompanied by other measures to reduce total fishing...

2012-07-04 22:50:14

Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers. In the case of Madagascar, the European Union pays less than it did two decades ago while catching more fish. Since 1986, the EU´s quotas for catching fish in Madagascar´s waters have increased by 30 per cent while its access fees have decreased by 20 per cent. As a result, the total annual income...

2012-05-22 18:40:16

Powerful and versatile new genetic tools that will assist in safeguarding both European fish stocks and European consumers is reported in Nature Communications (DOI 10.1038/ncomms1845 22/05/12). The paper reports on the first system proven to identify populations of fish species to a forensic level of validation. With up to 25% of fish catches being caught illegally across the world, and with an estimated cost to Europe of up to 10 billion by 2020, the EU were eager to address the problems...

2011-06-23 15:26:02

Banning fisheries discards in the North Sea will promote fish stock recovery and increase fishermen's incomes, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. In the North Sea up to 75 per cent of fish are currently dumped after being caught, with the result that many fisheries are now badly overfished. In comparison, discards were banned in Norwegian waters in the late 1980s and their fisheries are now some of the most prosperous in the world. The research, published in...

2011-04-28 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the first round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. The 18 new projects will engage fishermen around the country in the design and implementation of effective catch-share fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100701/NFWFLOGO) With the goal of rebuilding depleted stocks...

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2010-05-18 10:05:00

In the 1990s the European Commission approved a series of management measures to avoid the over-exploitation of fishery resources. A study carried out by the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) now reveals that the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe has promoted the extension of the European fleet into more vulnerable eco-systems such as deep waters. However, the next reform of the fishery policy could reverse this trend and achieve sustainability of marine resources. "The regulation of...

2010-05-04 15:41:23

The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were powered by sail, according to new research. Researchers from the University of York and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) used UK Government data on the amount of fish caught and the size and number of boats involved "“ the fleet's fishing power "“ to analyze the change in fish stocks since 1889. They found that trawl fish landings peaked in...

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2009-05-13 07:35:00

Current fishing quotas threaten the sustainability of fish stocks, warranting the need for sizeable cuts next year to more moderate levels, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday.  According to AFP, EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg advocated allowable catch reductions of "at least 25 percent" for the species most at risk, yet the commission's own scientific committee suggests fishing be terminated altogether.  "Slow progress has been made in stock recovery since the 2002...


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