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2013-05-21 08:24:00

Seafood from the largest halibut fishery in eastern Canada can now bear the MSC ecolabel EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Canadian Atlantic halibut fishery managed by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fisheries. The certification involved a team of scientists from SCS Global Services (SCS), which conducted an independent assessment based on the three principles of the...

2013-04-30 12:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the third round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the U.S. With the goal of sustaining fishermen while rebuilding fish stocks, the new grants will aid the design and implementation of projects that provide technical and practical support for fishing communities across the country. "In the...

2013-04-23 12:23:54

Seafood Leader Commits Portion of Sales Proceeds to Support WWF Global Fisheries and Marine Conservation Efforts BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading North America seafood company, Bumble Bee Foods, today announced the introduction of Wild Selections(®) - a new high-quality branded line of products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Wild Selections(®) will support World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) efforts to...

2013-04-11 10:34:45

The certification of seafood as "sustainable" by the nonprofit Marine Stewardship Council is too lenient and discretionary, a study by a consortium of researchers has found. "When consumers want sustainable fish there are two options to meet the demand: fisheries can become more sustainable or the definition of sustainable can be watered down to be practically meaningless–with MSC seafood, the definition has been repeatedly watered down," said Jennifer Jacquet, a clinical assistant...

2013-03-07 12:23:25

New products to be introduced at Natural Products Expo West FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Horizon Wild is more committed than ever to giving seafood lovers a responsible, and delicious choice. Founded in 2005 in Monterey California, the company is considered a socio-environmental pioneer for sourcing sustainable wild-caught seafood from artisanal fisheries and small fishing communities and transforming it into mouth-watering frozen entrees, hors d'oeuvres and...

2013-03-05 11:49:27

Research reveals importance of location, location, location Fishers near marine protected areas end up traveling farther to catch fish but maintain their social and economic well-being, according to a study by fisheries scientists at Washington State University and in Hawaii. The study, reported in the journal Biological Conservation, is one of the first to look closely at how protected areas in small nearshore fisheries can affect where fishers operate on the ocean and, as a...

2013-02-27 08:22:31

A new article discusses the danger of unstable fishing practices, and the negative impact that these actions have on the fishing industry. Avid fisherman Josh Fink offers comments. NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new article from The Huffington Post discusses the danger of unstable fishing practices as it relates to preserving the health of the fishing industry as a whole. Global fisheries supply food and employment to people all over the world, but unethical fishing...

2013-02-06 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the European Parliament voted to reform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a law that manages all European fisheries. Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly voted (502-137) in favor of a comprehensive reform policy which includes amendments - many of which were drafted by Oceana - that require member states to fish all stocks at sustainable levels by 2015 (thus setting a clear target for rebuilding fish stocks) and to comply with a...

2013-02-05 12:23:40

MADRID, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been granted in this fifth edition to U.S. marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has advanced understanding of coastal ecosystems and laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. Lubchenco, in the words of the jury's citation, "has been a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of...

2013-01-19 23:04:45

Harvesting of wild Alaska pollock, the nation´s largest sustainable fishery, will begin Sunday, January 20 Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 The harvest season for Alaska pollock, the nation's largest fishery, opens Sunday, January 20. The 2013 Alaska pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska is 1,387,146 metric tons, 3.8% higher than last year's TAC of 1,335,944 metric tons. Alaska pollock accounts for approximately 30% of all...