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American Samoa's Governor has defended his government's position in voting against Western Pacific Fisheries Management Council recommendations on a large vessel Prohibited Area. Lolo Moliga said the government would maintain its position unless the council back down from moves to allow long ...
For these stocks, the multi-annual plan will enable regional management organisations to recommend measures tailored to their particular fisheries, thus underpinning continued sustainability. For other stocks, the plan will support recovery to ensure that even more stocks will be sustainably fished in the ...

Among the issues to be tackled are the massive problem of criminal networks operating in fisheries, as well as how to handle the impacts of Brexit and growth in aquaculture. Norway also has among its priorities, the re-opening of the huge Chinese market for Norwegian seafood exports -- and not just for ...
The seven-member Alaska Board of Fisheries has historically been composed of three members with a strong commercial fisheries industry background, three members with strong ties to the sports and personal use fishing industries, and one member who brings knowledge and experience in dealing with ...
Bill Walker responded Wednesday to criticism of his nominee for an Alaska Board of Fisheries by saying the fish board needs to grow from seven seats to nine seats to be balanced. On Monday, 16 outdoor sporting groups wrote a letter to Alaska legislators, urging them to reject Walker's choice of Kodiak ...
NOAA Appoints New Science and Research Director for Southeast Fisheries Science Center SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 21, 2018 NOAA Appoints New Science and Research Director for Southeast Fisheries Science Center NOAA has appointed Dr. Clay Porch, a long-time employee of ...

Managing wild fisheries with proven sustainability practices can mean bigger, not smaller, catches of tasty seafood. That creates an opportunity for investors with a long-term view who are willing to invest through the transition period required for depleted fisheries to recover. Three fund managers who are ...
“FisheryProgress and IFFO RS share a common goal of helping fisheries make demonstrable progress toward more sustainable practices,” said Kristin Sherwood, programme director at FishChoice, the organisation that powers FisheryProgress, an online platform that offers verified progress-tracking for ...
Joey Murrin, the former chairman of Irish seafood industry body Bord Iascaigh Mhara, criticized the country's fisheries minister over the Brexit negotiations, reports the Irish Times. Murrin accused Michael Creed, the minister, of a “lack of transparency”. Also, Murrin accused the Killybegs Fishermen's ...
Commercial fishermen largely applauded the Donald Trump administration's selection of Chris Oliver to serve as NOAA's assistant administrator of fisheries in June 2017. But Oliver, who was confirmed in his new role in July, has maintained a relatively low profile since, his office not responding to requests ...
Lund's Fisheries Offering Fair Trade Certified Scallops SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - March 12, 2018 Lund's Fisheries Offering Fair Trade Certified Scallops Lund's Fisheries has announced that they are now offering Fair Trade Certified scallops, a first in the United States for an Atlantic sea ...
West Coast Waters Returning to Normal; Some Fisheries Remain Disrupted SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - March 12, 2018 West Coast Waters Returning to Normal; Some Fisheries Remain Disrupted Ocean conditions off most of the U.S. West Coast are returning roughly to ...
"What is more, they underpin illegal fishing that is rapidly destroying the fisheries which millions of people rely on." The EJF is urging Taiwanese authorities to stop the abuses, as one of the world's most advanced economies with the means and technology to do it. “Taiwanese authorities must empower a ...
One very specific case has been the impact on coastal fisheries, as Tang Damin notes in this comprehensive analysis. It is an area that South Asia, where coastal fishing communities from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh are increasingly feeling the impact of overfishing, also need to focus on. – eds.
Ruth Davidson and Michael Gove have teamed up to call for the UK to leave the common fisheries policy (CFP) when Britain leaves the European Union. The Scottish Conservative leader and UK environment secretary say it is "vital" that the country regains control over its own fisheries management. It came as Scottish ...
(Riviera Maya, Mexico – March 8, 2018) With a growing list of adopters and endorsers, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Meloy Fund, and Encourage Capital today launched new guidelines for investing in global fisheries to drive needed capital into scaling sustainably managed fisheries and restoring ...
"By looking at the decline in fish food over time, we can estimate how much our total potential fisheries catch could be reduced," said Moore, who helped develop the Community Earth System Model employed in this study. He emphasized the importance of looking further into the future with climate models, ...

and formally known as the "Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017," say it would give sports anglers more access to federal waters. While many recreational anglers cheered the Trump administration for extending the Gulf red snapper season by 39 days last year, they regarded the ...
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A lamprey research biologist for Yakama Nation Fisheries will demystify Pacific lamprey secrets in relation to biology, ecology and more during a Tuesday evening lecture at Yakima Valley College. Ralph “Lamprey-man” Lampman, a lamprey research biologist for the agency since 2012, ...
Jack Montoucet, secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, told the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday that hunting and fishing fees need to be raised for the first time in 18 years. The plan requires legislative approval, and Montoucet, a former lawmaker, said doing so will be an ...
Media Fails Again on Fisheries Data; New Maps Don't Show Intensification of Fishing – Hilborn Media Fails Again on Fisheries Data; New Maps Dont Show Intensification of Fishing – Hilborn SEAFOODNEWS by John Sackton Feb 26, 2018 The lead article in Science this week, picked up in numerous ...
Staff from DEC, the United States Geological Survey, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a number of presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries in the lake and its tributaries, forage fish, and stocking programs. The meetings will provide ample time at the end of ...
(WASHINGTON – February 26, 2018) Members of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee are preparing to vote on a fisheries bill, S. 1520, which has drawn broad concern and opposition from commercial fishermen, chefs and environmentalists. Today the Environmental Defense Fund joined five other ...
CAPE ENRAGE, New Brunswick — It is here in the upper reaches of the Bay of Fundy that nature flexes its tidal muscles while sending a surge of 160 billion tons of seawater in and out of the funnel-shaped bay. That mass moves in with the force equal to that of 8,000 locomotive engines, scouring nutrients ...
At least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries. Limited attention has been paid to small-scale fisheries, which are assumed to have low ...
The Council of European Union has approved the opening of negotiations with Morocco on a new fisheries partnership agreement. The current, 4-year accord sealed with the North African Kingdom, will expire on 14 July 2018. An independent European evaluation study underlines the positive impact of ...
File photo from October 2016 of Leonard Lake Dam, one of a few dozen spread throughout Maine owned by Black Bear Hydro. The dam was the scene of fish kills that prompted Downeast Salmon Federation to again raise concerns about the impact the dam has on fish species that try to make their way ...
Since information on fishing practices is based on papers, it is hard to trace fish origins and monitor fisheries stocks. ... for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business has established a universal language for fishery exchange and information, known as Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange (FLUX).
The Trump Administration's $4.4 trillion federal budget for next year takes some mean whacks to programs that affect fisheries. Off the top, the spending plan unveiled on Feb. 12 cuts the budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by 20 percent to $4.6 billion. Among other things, NOAA ...
That's according to Kodiak City Councilman John Whiddon, one of the two city representatives who attended what was scheduled to be a meeting of the city and borough's joint Fisheries Work Group on Wednesday. Without a quorum, the meeting became more of an informational session instead, and one ...
Jeff noted that Maine has considerably fewer restrictions on the use of live bait than other states and suggested moving toward a rule, no-live-fish-as-bait, in places where bait is not now used. That would simplify the rules. The working group and fisheries division is clearly struggling with all of this, but I am ...
Deepwater Wind's new Fisheries LIaison, retired commercial fisherman Rodney Avila of New Bedford, Mass., will be on the East End all week meeting with potential independent fisheries representative candidates for the South Fork Wind Farm off of Montauk, while the East Hampton Town Trustees have ...
Off the top, the spending plan unveiled Feb. 12 cuts the budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration by 20 percent to $4.6 billion. Among other things, NOAA manages the nation's fisheries in waters from 3 to 200 miles offshore, which produce the bulk of Alaska's seafood landings.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), CCA Louisiana, National Wildlife Federation, Cabela's, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) are teaming up to present two Women's Fishing Workshops this spring at Cabela's Gonzales location.
Fisheries Council of Canada Welcomes Designation of Ocean Supercluster by Ottawa SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Febreuary 16, 2018 The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) is celebrating the selection of the Ocean Supercluster as one of the five winning applications to the federal Innovation ...
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for projects under its Fiscal Year 2018-19 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN). The PSN and online grant application are online at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Grants/FRGP/Solicitation. Applications must ...
The commercial fishing regulations passed Thursday night will be presented to state legislators. (Source: WECT). WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -. In a narrow vote, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Commission amended a motion involving commercial fishing regulations Thursday.
Papua New Guinea's government has been asked to investigate the disappearance of nationals aboard foreign fishing vessels in recent years. Parliament has been told that 18 Papua New Guineans working as fisheries observers in seas around PNG have disappeared in the past five years. The Post ...
Pacific Fisheries Technology Conference Hears Shortage of Workers will Plague Alaska Industry SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafoodnews] Feb 15, 2018 Glen Bledsoe of Washington State University told the Pacific Fisheries Technologists meeting in Girdwood, Alaska, that the industry's increasing reliance on ...
The Partners for Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program began in 2003. The Partners Program (https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/frmp/partners) is a competitive grant directed at funding biologist/social scientist/educator positions in Alaska Native and rural organizations with the intent of increasing the ...
6-8), Bouaida, who was accompanied by Director of the National Aquaculture Development Agency, Majida Maarouf, and Morocco's ambassador to Japan, Rachad Bouhlal, met with several senior Japanese officials to learn about Japan's know-how in the areas of aquaculture and fisheries and to deepen ...
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross's decision to grant a federal fishery resource disaster declaration to the State of Florida. Rubio, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully worked to include disaster relief funding for ...
Agona Nkwanta (W/R) Feb. 14, GNA - Participants at a day's Fisheries stakeholders dialogue meeting have expressed worry about the politicization of pre-mix fuel issues and other inputs for the development of the fishing industry. They noted with concern that the politicization of issues concerning fishing ...
Fresco Fisheries Joins NFI Crab Council as 32nd Member SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] - February 14, 2018 Fresco Fisheries Joins NFI Crab Council as 32nd Member Fresco Fisheries, a UK-based seafood company, has become the 32nd member of the National Fisheries Institute's Crab ...
The Partners for Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program began in 2003. The Partners Program (https://www.doi.gov/subsistence/frmp/partners) is a competitive grant directed at funding biologist/social scientist/educator positions in Alaska Native and rural organizations with the intent of increasing the ...
ZHOUSHAN, China — A fiery collision that sank an Iranian tanker in the East China Sea a month ago has resulted in an environmental threat that experts say is unlike any before: An almost invisible type of petroleum has begun to contaminate some of the most important fishing grounds in Asia, from China ...
We read David Cresson's op-ed “Chefs push half-baked fisheries agenda” and were immediately struck with how little he seems to appreciate the real problems in Gulf fisheries. As chefs who rely on healthy fisheries to run our businesses, we know it is possible to have fish for both the commercial and ...
The presentation will include summaries of the latest available fisheries research and management strategies, in addition to an overview of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program and the Eastern Finger Lakes Angler Diary Cooperator Program. A question-and-answer session will follow.
Bitterroot National Forest Fisheries Biologist Mike Jakober was honored with the “Outstanding Fishery Professional Award” at the last meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Jakober has worked on the Bitterroot National Forest for his entire career and is currently field biologist ...
The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is holding a public hearing on proposed amendments to the current state fishing regulations on Monday, March 5, at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Tisbury, at 10 am. Proposed changes will affect the commercial harvesting of black sea bass and striped bass.


 

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