Archive for September, 2009

Fresh start for aquaculture

Fresh start for aquaculture

A new strategy aimed at increasing Scotland’s share of the world’s fastest growing food-producing sector has been unveiled. As the largest producer of farmed salmon in the European Union, and the third largest in the world, Scotland’s aquaculture industry is a major success story. Of equal importance to the Scottish economy as Sea Fisheries, the […]

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Spanish prohibit capture of thresher and hammerhead

Spanish prohibit capture of thresher and hammerhead

Spain’s Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM) will prohibit the capture of thresher sharks and scalloped hammerhead sharks – by means of a Ministerial Order set to enter into force 1 January 2010 – in an effort to protect both vulnerable species. According to the order, Spanish fishing ships will not be […]

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EC Fisheries reform

EC Fisheries reform

The Commission has launched a wide-ranging debate on the way that EU fisheries are managed. The aim is to gather views from all those with an interest in the future of Europe’s fisheries: fishermen, fish processors, retailers, environmentalists, consumers, taxpayers – in fact, every EU citizen, on their visions for the future of Europe’s fisheries […]

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Annual TACs and quotas

Annual TACs and quotas

Member’s Post :: Fishing rules and quotas for 2010 will be decided over the next few months. It would appear there is little chance of the EC budging over plans to cut days-at-sea by a further 10% so this year we can expect some heavy duty posturing by fisheries ministers as they seek to explain […]

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Palau sanctuary

Palau sanctuary

Palau is to create the world’s first "shark sanctuary", banning all commercial shark fishing in its waters according to the president of the tiny Pacific republic. He also called for a global ban on shark-finning and said that the need to protect the sharks far outweighs the need to enjoy a bowl of soup. As […]

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Shark Trade Limits Endorsed by EU

Shark Trade Limits Endorsed by EU

Germany wins EU blessing to propose spiny dogfish and porbeagle sharks for listing under CITES SSACN are delighted at Monday’s decision by European Union (EU) Member States to support Germany’s proposals to provide protection for spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias) and porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). […]

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Scientific advice and the CFP

Scientific advice and the CFP

Joe Borg’s speech to marine scientists and explaining why their advice was often ignored in the past, that the current shape of the SFP is flawed and that in the future management of the seas their advice will be essential – but will it be listened to ? Mr Borg’s speech. It is a pleasure […]

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Shark Trade Limits Endorsed by EU

Shark Trade Limits Endorsed by EU

Germany wins EU blessing to propose spiny dogfish and porbeagle sharks for listing under CITES SSACN are delighted at Monday’s decision by European Union (EU) Member States to support Germany’s proposals to provide protection for spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias) and porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). […]

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