Herring dispute between European Union and Faroe Islands nears end

The European Commission and the Faroe Islands have reached a political understanding to end their dispute on the management of Atlanto-Scandian herring in the North-East Atlantic. This has been done between Commissioner  Damanaki and the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Jacob Vestergaard, after a lengthy dialogue between Faroese and EU officials in recent months.

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Sainsbury’s launches UK’s first certified sustainable tuna sandwich

Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches and salads launching this month, it follows the retailer’s introduction of MSC certified canned skipjack tuna sourced from the Maldives in 2013 . The range, including Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich launched across stores on Monday 28th April priced from £1.20.

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