Iceland’s factory trawler fleet continues to shrink

Factory trawler Guðmundur í Nesi RE-13 has been advertised for sale and its crew of 36 given notice as the latest round of fleet reduction by fishing company Útgerðarfélag Reykjavíkur hf (ÚR), previously known as Brim, takes place. The company is expected to be left with a single vessel in operation by the beginning of next year.

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Thai Union: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Focusing on plastics and marine debris, Thai Union Group has launched a video highlighting the growing problem of ocean plastic and marine debris, with a focus on Thailand, in an effort to raise awareness and trigger action to ensure the seas are sustainable for future generations.

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Widespread Barents Sea plastic waste

Researchers from Norway and Russia have carried out surveys of the Barents Sea for many years, but a new report provides a summary of marine garbage identified 2010-2016, according to the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR).

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