NOAA Fisheries Service’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) integrates policy expertise and cutting-edge scientific research to provide management and conservation of domestic and international living marine resources.
Established in 1964 to study and manage the sardine and tuna fisheries of the U.S. west coast, the SWFSC provides scientific advice, manages fisheries and conserves protected species along the U.S. west coast, throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica.
Drugs discovered on board Greenlandic trawler Iceland
A fourth crew member of fishing vessel Polar Nanoq, which sails under the flag of Greenland, was arrested in the Icelandic port of Hafnarfjordur, after the police discovered a large quantity of hashish aboard.
Brussels validates Spanish fisheries control system Spain
The European Commission has notified Spain that it considers finalized the implementation of the action plan to remedy deficiencies in the Spanish fisheries control system, which was established by Decision of the EC on 30 July 2012.