Training programme for RFC’s supertrawler crews
The Russian Fishing Company and the Admiral G. Nevelsky Maritime State University in Vladivostok are co-operating to provide crews with training and professional development. Image: RFC

Training programme for RFC’s supertrawler crews

The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) has struck a co-operation agreement with the Admiral G. Nevelsky Maritime State University in Vladivostok, which will provide training and professional development for the company’s…

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China fishing vessel safety workshop looks towards treaty ratification
China is looking at the potential of ratifying the 2012 Cape Town Agreement and STCW-F, and a national conference discussed the implementation of the FAO PSMA agreement. Image: IMO

China fishing vessel safety workshop looks towards treaty ratification

A national workshop has discussed China’s potential ratification and implementation of fisheries-related conventions, including IMO’s 2012 Cape Town Agreement (CTA), aimed at improving safety standards on fishing vessels, and the…

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Irish rope-grown mussels get MSC blue label
BIM CEO Jim O’Toole with Jo Pollett of MSC UK and Ireland and mussel farmer Michael Mulloy of Blackshell Farm Ltd. Image: Julien Behal Photography

Irish rope-grown mussels get MSC blue label

The Irish rope grown mussel fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, is the holder of this latest MSC certificate. The state…

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Taiwan’s yellow card lifted
Participants in Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture have welcomed the EU decision to lift the yellow card. Image: Fisheries Agency

Taiwan’s yellow card lifted

The yellow card warning handed to Taiwan in October 2015 by the European Commission has been lifted, in recognition of the efforts made to strengthen legal framework, monitoring, control and…

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