Independent certification body SAI Global has officially recommended that the Atlantic menhaden purse seine fishery be certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard.
The Greenland Institute of Natural Sciences has signed a contract for a new 61 metre research vessel to be built at the Astilleros Balenciaga yard in Spain to a design from Norwegian naval architect Skipsteknisk.
In an operation that was overseen by Argentina’s security minister Patricia Bullrich and armed forces chief Eduardo Scarzello, an Argentinean Coastguard vessel was this week involved in a Chinese fishing vessel at the outer edge of the country’s EEZ.
Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen has delivered a new 75 metre purser trawler for Norwegian owners.
South-West fishing company Waterdance has announced that Martyn Youell, currently Head of the Fisheries Management Team at the MMO, will be joining the company at the at the end of April.
The loss of the capelin season this year comes as a blow to coastal areas in Iceland, where the fishery traditionally provides a boost at this time of year.
The Russian Fishing Company (RRPK) has struck a cooperation agreement with the Admiral GI Nevelskov Maritime State University (MSU) to support training in the skills the fishing industry expects to need in future.
The MSC certificate for the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada remains 'suspended' following an audit by certifier SAI Global (SAIG). The annual surveillance audit included a full review of the fishery’s performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard as well as progress of the corrective action plan implemented following the suspension of the certificate on March 20 last year.
‘Our experience of the T90 mackerel codend rigged on DynIce Quicklines has been very good and that applies to our fishing on both mackerel and herring. We see that the fish pass down into the gear into the codend and live longer there that in other codend types, and that has to be a benefit in terms of better and fresher raw material,’ said Hálfdán Hálfdánarson, who skippers pelagic vessel Börkur opposite Hjörvar Hjálmarsson.
MPs and Peers with a keen interest in the UK fishing industry have announced a new programme of activity for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries, establishing a cross-party Westminster body opening its membership to the fisheries sector.