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Blue sharks raise growing interest among fishermen in Canary Islands

Friday, March 27, 2015, 03:00 (GMT + 9)

A working group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is meeting this week in the Oceanography Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) to prepare the next assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca). The international group chose IEO facilities in the Canary Islands for this meeting as for over 40 years the Spanish research on central Atlantic tuna and swordfish fisheries -- with which the blue shark is associated -- has been led from this Centre. Tuna fleets and especially longline fishing vessels catching swordfish have traditionally been capturing the blue shark as by-catch, but in recent years it has become the second target species for these fleets because its market price makes it attractive. Fishermen adapt their fishing strategy and modify the traditional gear for the swordfish (on t... FULL STORY

Pelagic fleet ban ends in Biobio Region
Mar 27, 00:40
On Wednesday evening marked the end of 15 days’ ban imposed on the non-technological pelagic fleet by th... FULL STORY
Pingtan expresses its views on Indonesia's IUU crackdown
Mar 26, 23:50
Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. says its fishing vessels operating within the Arafura Sea of Indonesia have bee... FULL STORY
Deadlines to set fishing season start boosted and reduced
Mar 26, 23:10
The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has decided to boost and reduce the set deadlines for scheduling the begi... FULL STORY
United Kingdom
Parasite stimulates cannibalism in Irish shrimp
Mar 26, 22:40
Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to new research which looked at canniba... FULL STORY

Viet Nam
Pangasius exports expected to benefit from FTAs
Mar 27, 02:40
Vietnamese pangasius exports in 2015 have been forecast to benefit from reduced tariff trade agreements with the European Union (EU) and Russia despit... FULL STORY

Pescanova assesses options to ensure job continuity
Mar 27, 02:00
The board of directors of the Galician multinational firm Pescanova is evaluating alternatives in case the shareholders disapprove the creditors agree... FULL STORY

United States
Ocean fish pathological changes may be caused by human pollution
Mar 27, 01:30
A team of researchers has found certain deep-water marine fish in the Bay of Biscay west of France may develop pathological issues as a result of huma... FULL STORY
United States
Mar 26, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Giant Eagle recalls Japanese breaded cod fillets because of undeclared soy allergen
Mar 26, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Countries to join maritime security exercise in Indonesia
Mar 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seychelles court releases captains of two Indian fishing boats
United States
Mar 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Heyano resigns from BBRSDA board
New Zealand
Mar 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - SeaDragon signs new agreements for shark liver oil
New Zealand
Mar 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Trading update: SeaDragon FY 2015 sales to double
Mar 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Great Barrier Reef dredging report sparks fresh calls from Marine Conservation Society for dredge ban
Mar 26, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - MHG - Share capital increase registered
Mar 26, 21:30 (GMT + 9):
Hake fishing banned in Argentine-Uruguayan area
Mar 26, 09:30 (GMT + 9):
JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Final Offer results; 98.42% of all Nutreco Shares committed
United Kingdom
Mar 26, 09:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scrabster seafood firm snaps at new crab opportunity
Mar 26, 09:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - B.C.'s Heiltsuk Nation vows to interfere in herring fishery if boats return

First commercial fish aquaponics farm launched in Berlin
Germany The first commercial aquaponics farm offering fish and vegetables has been opened in Berlin, producing organic products for eco-conscious Berliners.
Pirate fishing vessel caught with illegal fish for USD 5.6 million
Spain The environmental group Sea Shepherd reported that the vessel Kunlun, arrested in Thailand, was transporting fishing resources on board worth approximately USD 5.6 million.
Coral reef fish changes colour to match its preys
Worldwide A team of scientists discovered that a small Australian fish takes on the appearance of other fish so that it can sneak up undetected and eat their young.
Action taken to prevent IUU fishing
Australia By strengthening capacity in inspection capability and information sharing in South East Asia, illegal unregulated and unreported fishing can be combated.
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