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Europêche and Pew disagree on Northwestern Europe fishing status

EUROPEAN UNION | Friday, March 27, 2015
Europêche President deems The Pew Foundation’s latest report claiming high quota allocations and short termism is “hugely misleading.”


Sustainability of Dutch pulse trawl fishery to be assessed
Netherlands | 22:20 | The Dutch pulse trawl sole and plaice fishery has applied to be assessed against the MSC Fisheries Standard. Full Story
Salmon price status at week 13
Norway | 21:50 | Fresh salmon export volumes for week 12 are up 1,252 tonnes compared to the previous week and up 2,570 tonnes compared to week 11, 2014, Fish Pool ASA reports. Full Story
Anchovy fishing in north-central zone to start on 9 April
Peru | 08:50 | The Ministry of Production formalized the start of the first industrial anchovy fishing season in the north-central are of the coast from Thursday 9 April. Full Story
Blue North Introduces World’s First Initiative to Ensure Humane Harvesting of Wild Fish
Blue North, a natural resource company committed to sustainable practices, announced the launch of the Humane Harvest Initiative, an innovative step toward establishing ethical standards for fish harvesting.
Hansung Launches New Surimi Product
Major Korean processor Hansung Enterprise achieves Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification and launches Crami Essence, a new surimi product.
Sæmark’s Icelandic Longline Cod and Haddock Gain Sustainable Certification
Following a third party audit based on the best available science data, Sæmark Seafood cod and haddock have gained Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
Handline Yellowfin and Pole and Line Skipjack Tuna from Ensis Fisheries Obtain Sustainable Certification
Handline yellowfin and pole and line skipjack tuna from Ensis Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. are now authorized to carry Friend of the Sea certification.
Ocean fish pathological changes may be caused by human pollution
United States 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 human-caused pollution.
Blue sharks raise growing interest among fishermen in Canary Islands
Spain A working group of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is meeting this week in the Oceanography Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography to prepare the next assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca).
Mediterranean seagrass meadows could be valuable for fishermen, study suggests
United Kingdom Seagrass meadows could be worth around EUR 190 million every year to commercial and recreational fishing in the Mediterranean according to a new study by marine scientists.
Local govt. supports fish harvesters
Canada Through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program the fish harvesting sector in Newfoundland and Labrador has been receiving government’s continuing contribution since 2007, when the programme was launched.