The National Fishermen Producers' Cooperative of Belize (NFC) seeks responses to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an electronic Seafood Traceability solution. Potential providers of traceability may include software firms, NGOs, and private organizations who are capable of integrating reporting systems and software, providing access to data for NFC members, government agencies, and others focused on fishery performance in Belize.
By Jon Day
Broad pronouncements are sometimes made (wrongly) that “fishing is not allowed in an MPA.” The reality is, as shown in the accompanying figure, there are various types of MPAs and some do allow fishing.
Alaska Senator Don Young has introduced yet another fisheries-related bill. This one intends to train more young people as commercial fishermen, by encouraging groups like Sea Grant to "provide education and training."