The abundance of haddock off the south-west of England and the shortage of quota are causing huge difficulties for fishermen across the region who are forced to dump fish they are not able to avoid catching.
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority officers yesterday swooped to inspect a vessel landing at Kilmore Quay, landing after its first trip for two months, reports the Wexford Dispatch.
ABC Rural reports that Queensland state net bans have crippled the regions’s seafood industry, with wholesalers struggling to secure supplies of fish.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today submitted a case to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the government of Thailand relating to breaches of ILO Convention 29 on forced labour in the Thai fishing industry. Thailand signed the convention in 1969.
With EFF shut down at the end of 2015, its place has been taken by the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which was announced last week at a meeting at Poole in the south of England.
President of Mauritania Ould Abdel Aziz, who also chairs the African Union, has urged urgent action to halt the flow of illicit finance and illegal fishing.
The Malta SeaWeb Seafood Champions award, held at the end of the three-day seafood summit in Malta, has gone to Newlyn fishing company Crystal Sea Fishing.
There have been international protests over the arrest and detention of Saeeed Baloch, general secretary of the Pakistani Fisherfolk Forum.
Scientists around the world have been quick to criticise an NGO-funded study by Daniel Pauly and others, arguing that it does not tell us anything about the state of fish stocks or about the need for further management. The paper claims that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it should in fact be lower, citing overfishing as the cause.
UK supermarket chain Waitrose has announced that all British vessels supplying its seafood should be part of Responsible Fishing Scheme by 2017.