Fisheries

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Posted on January 8, 2018 - 3:22pm, by raye
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Via The Guardian

"Groups representing small-scale fishing fleets across Europe have called on the European Union to reinstate a ban on fishing using electrical pulses, which they say is a destructive method. However, others have called for the technique to continue, saying it causes less disturbance than methods such as trawling the bottom of the seabed."

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Posted on January 8, 2018 - 10:10am, by raye

Via Maritime Executive 

"Sea Shepherd’s vessel M/Y Sam Simon detected the fishing vessel by radar as it navigated Liberian waters at a speed indicating trawling activity. A Liberian Coast Guard Boarding Team mobilized and found the vessel had just retrieved a trawl net. The vessel had been issued a Liberian fishing license, but the license had expired on December 31, 2017. The Guo Ji 809 had continued to fish into the new year, both on January 1 and 2, allegedly against the advice of the Liberian Fisheries Observer on board, who admitted that the vessel was actively engaged in fishing."

In the News
Posted on January 3, 2018 - 11:53am, by abrown
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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.

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Posted on December 29, 2017 - 11:17am, by raye
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Via Oregon Live

"As the New Year approaches, we have good news to share with everyone who cares about America's supply of sustainable seafood. West Coast groundfish populations -- dozens of rockfish, sole and cod species -- are more abundant today than they have been for decades."

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Posted on December 29, 2017 - 11:14am, by raye
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Via CTPost 

"The panel of judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that the National Marine Fisheries Service failed to consider scientific data that showed the loggerhead turtle population would significantly decline when it set limits for the industry."

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Posted on December 21, 2017 - 7:30am, by raye
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Via The Daily World 

"Pacific ocean perch is one of many species of groundfish, managed and regulated by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The fish, which live near the bottom of the ocean, mingle and protection of the perch has constrained the West Coast trawl fishery for decades."

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Posted on December 21, 2017 - 7:19am, by raye
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Via Nola.com

"U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, wants to shift the management of red snapper sport fishing from the federal government to the states along the Gulf Coast including Louisiana. But his bill, now winding its way through Congress, has drawn rare opposition from both the seafood industry and conservation groups, Undercurrent News reported this week."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 8:01am, by raye
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Via The Guardian 

"Waitrose has been urged to suspend sales of one of its premium products, an eco-certified king scallop from Shetland, which can sell heavily at Christmas.The marine conservation campaign Open Seas challenged Waitrose after it raised concerns that the scallop fishery causes unjustifiable ecological damage because the shellfish are dredged from the seabed."

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Posted on December 19, 2017 - 7:30am, by raye
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Via Gloucester Times

"Communication among cod comes in the form of vocalized grunts. And for haddock, it’s knocks. Now it appears that increasing traffic noise from large vessels in the Gulf of Maine may be reducing the range of communication for the two species of Atlantic groundfish, according to research by NOAA Fisheries scientists."

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Posted on December 13, 2017 - 10:32am, by raye

Via Phys.org

"In 2014 alone, the Asian country caught 3.7 million tonnes of fish outside its Exclusive Economic Zone but reported only 247,000 tonnes"

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