This means that the cod caught by that fleet can now making it p be sold in supermarkets and restaurants bearing the MSC ‘blue tick’ label, indicating that it is sustainable and fully traceable.
North Sea cod has passed an independent assessment against the MSC’s strict standard thanks to the enormous efforts of a coalition of fishing organisations with support from supermarkets, seafood brands and the industry body, (More Info)
Industry praises financial aid for paua fishermen New Zealand
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the financial assistance package announced by the Government for the Kaikoura commercial paua divers, who have been under considerable financial stress since last year’s earthquake.
Snow crab fishery closes to protect right whales Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada decided the closure of snow crab season in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with the aim of protecting North Atlantic right whales from risks posed by the crustacean fishing gear in the area.