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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...

2012-04-22 10:20:09

MONTREAL, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 2,000 scientists from 67 countries urged Arctic leaders, in an open letter released today by the Pew Environment Group, to develop an international fisheries accord that would protect the unregulated waters of the Central Arctic Ocean. New maps show that the loss of permanent sea ice has opened up as much as 40 percent of this pristine region during recent summers, making industrial fishing viable for the first time. "Scientists...

2012-04-09 10:20:45

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced its certification of the Australian Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-c) The certification covers two longline vessels and one trawl vessel operated by two companies, Austral Fisheries and Australian...

2012-03-23 06:20:37

Pew presses international body for better management of tuna, sharks, and illegal fishing GUAM, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Decisions affecting the world's largest tuna fishery, its biggest fish, and the economies of some of the smallest countries will be made when representatives of more than 25 governments gather for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting from March 26-30. "These governments will make decisions about important...

2012-03-12 06:00:00

Seafood company nearly doubles certified sustainable seafood purchases in 2011 compared to prior year LUNENBURG, NS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - High Liner Foods Inc. (TSX: HLF) (TSX: HLF.A), the leading value-added seafood supplier in North America, announced today that it has made significant progress since the company announced its sustainability commitment in late 2010, when it set a goal of sourcing all of its seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries and...

2012-02-22 14:59:01

NOAA and Fish and Wildlife Service now 3 years behind schedule on banning commercial fishing Today, Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, asking them to prohibit commercial fishing in America's sensitive and pristine Pacific Island marine national monuments, a ban that President George W. Bush declared when he established the monuments over three years ago. In January 2009, President Bush established three...

2011-12-12 11:20:44

Overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea is felt in North American waters A new model built around biological data from electronic tags, ear bone microchemistry and fisheries catch data for Atlantic bluefin tuna indicates fishing on one side of the Atlantic influences the other side. Bluefin populations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have declined precipitously since 1950, according to the study published today in the peer-reviewed online journal PLoS ONE. The model estimates the number...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

2011-11-19 05:00:00

Despite work to end bluefin tuna fraud and protect silky sharks, more needed to conserve marine life in Atlantic Ocean ISTANBUL, Nov. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governments at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have adopted several important provisions that will conserve threatened fish species-such as bluefin tuna and silky sharks, but failed to act on several pressing matters. ICCAT is the international body that manages tuna fisheries...

2011-11-15 08:01:00

Pew supports efforts negotiated by two administrations WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeff Wise, director of the Pew Environment Group's Global Campaign to End Illegal Fishing, issued this statement today in response to the Obama Administration's formal transmittal for ratification by the U.S. Senate of the Port States Measures Agreement, a major international treaty to combat pirate fishing. "A result of the work of the Obama and Bush administrations, this treaty...


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Chilean Sea Bass, Dissostichus eleginoides
2013-01-12 08:49:28

The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, around seamounts and continental shelves in the colder waters. The...

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