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2008-10-08 18:00:16

TWO fishermen were arrested on suspicion of casting illegal nets. A crackdown on poaching has seen the Environment Agency step up its patrols on the River Wear in a bid to protect migrating salmon and sea trout. As part of the operation, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers arrested two men in the Port of Sunderland on Thursday night. Team leader Kevin Summerson, said: "The Environment Agency has worked closely with local government bodies and local police officers to...

2008-10-05 06:00:09

Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 4 October The recently detained Japanese longline vessel FV Kinei Maru 118 has been fined 2.1m dollars [approx 300,000 US] for breaching its fishing licence conditions. The Government Communications Unit reports that the vessel was found to have trans-shipped at sea on two separate occasions and has failed to keep records and supply relevant information to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources as required....

2008-10-01 09:00:22

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Deborah Kuo] Kaohsiung, Oct. 1 (CNA) - A mechanism between Taiwan and New Zealand to help uncover illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities (IUU fishing) has been activated recently, the Fisheries Agency under the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture reported Wednesday. The Fisheries Agency said that Taiwanese deep-sea fishing boats operating in the West and Central Pacific Ocean should let New Zealand...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

BEDFORD, NS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian coldwater shrimp join Argentine scallops as Clearwater Seafoods' second MSC certified offering. The Marine Stewardship Council has certified the Canadian northern prawn fishery as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. "This is an exciting and important achievement," says Clearwater's CEO, Colin MacDonald. "Not only for Clearwater but for Canada" noting the fishery is the first Canadian fishery to achieve MSC certification....

2008-09-20 12:00:28

Text of report by Edwin Agola entitled "Magufuli hikes foreign trawler fees" published by Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 20 September The government has increased fishing license fees for foreign vessels. Announcing the new rates in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the minister for livestock development and fisheries, John Magufuli, said foreign Pursen seiner vessels would now be paying 12,000 dollars for three months or 5,000 dollars per month instead of 16,000 dollars they were...

2008-07-10 06:00:26

Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Ministers Committed To Stop Illegal Fishing in SADC"] WINDHOEK, 9 July: Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Marine Fisheries vowed to close their ports to all illegal vessels as part of their commitment to stop illegal fishing in the region. A statement of commitment to get tough on illegal fishing was signed in Windhoek last week by the Ministers after a week-long...

2008-01-05 06:00:12

By Gezelius, Stig S The article addresses three mechanisms whereby enforcement may generate compliance among citizens: the Hobbesian mechanism, which emphasizes deterrence, the Habermasian mechanism, which emphasizes rational communication, and the Durkheimian mechanism, which emphasizes enforcement's symbolic meaning. It addresses these mechanisms in three ethnographic studies of compliance in fisheries, and argues that the Durkheimian view of law enforcement has unjustly been neglected in...

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2007-02-27 18:50:56

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union's top fisheries official on Tuesday pressed for stronger protections for the overfished bluefin tuna, an increasingly rare delicacy in high-end restaurants around the world. EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg said he wants to extend the fishing offseason, reduce tuna sold on the black market, and impose new worldwide cuts in catch quotas as quickly as possible. The EU's 27 member states were expected to approve the measure within weeks, officials said....

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2006-10-03 12:55:00

WASHINGTON - President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor. Bush directed the State and Commerce departments to promote "sustainable" fisheries and to oppose any fishing practices that destroy the long-term natural productivity of fish stocks or habitats such as seamounts, corals and sponge fields for...

2006-07-05 18:05:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Bluefin tuna risk being fished to extinction in the North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, a conservation group warned Wednesday, appealing for an immediate ban on catches of the highly prized fish. The WWF report said catches were running at 40 percent above the legal quota set by an international regulatory body. It said boats from Libya, Turkey and European Union nations led by France were responsible for most of the illegal and unregulated catches. "The...


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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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