MSC certificate remains suspended for Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery

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.

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No capelin season for Iceland

While Icelandic pelagic vessels are busy fishing blue whiting west of Ireland, this is the time of year when they would usually be in the midst of the winter capelin season. Although there were hopes that enough capelin would be located to allow the fishery to begin, it is not clear that this isn’t going to happen.

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Singing the ‘blues’ with SNG

As the annual blue whiting season approaches for Western Europe’s pelagic fleet, Killybegs-based fishing gear designer and manufacturer Swan Net-Gundry Ltd (SNG) continues to reinforce its international reputation for designing and manufacturing a full range of pelagic gear.

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