Read more about the article New green Gitte Henning
The new Gitte Henning will be the greenest possible fishing vessel, built at Zamakona in Bilbao

New green Gitte Henning

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Danish fishing company Gitte Henning is leading the way in bringing fishing into a new, green age by contracting to build an environmentally-friendly new pelagic fishing vessel at the Zamakona…

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Read more about the article Scottish mackerel group demands action on sustainability
Scottish mackerel fishermen and processors have slammed Iceland, Greenland and Russia for setting unilatereral mackerel quotas

Scottish mackerel group demands action on sustainability

The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) is calling for swift international action to protect the north-east Atlantic mackerel stock from what Scottish catchers and processors describe as ‘unilateral and unsustainable…

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Read more about the article Síldarvinnslan’s strong mackerel and herring season
Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir is now searching for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. Image: Síldarvinnslan/Hákon Ernuson

Síldarvinnslan’s strong mackerel and herring season

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With both mackerel and Atlanto-Scandian herring seasons over, Síldarvinnslan’s pelagic vessel Beitir is now on the lookout for Icelandic summer-spawning herring. This year Síldarvinnslan’s fleet has quotas for 4000 tonnes…

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Read more about the article New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting
Agreement has been reached on Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting TACs for next year – but not on how to divide quotas between the coastal states

New agreements for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting

Norway, Russia, the EU, the Faroe Islands and Iceland have agreed on 2020 TACs for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting – but have yet to reach agreement on how quota…

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Read more about the article Good progress on herring
Pelagic vessel Venus has been fishing well on Atlanto-Scandian herring. Image: Brim

Good progress on herring

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‘There has been good fishing, but the herring have started heading eastwards now so we have to go further to find them,’ said Theodór Thórðarsson, skipper of Brim’s pelagic vessel…

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Read more about the article MSC says no to reinstating mackerel certificates – despite healthy stock
The MSC has declined to reinstate mackerel certification, citing lack of agreement and a lack of long-term management as the key reasons for its decision

MSC says no to reinstating mackerel certificates – despite healthy stock

The MSC has stated that it will not be reinstating certificates for North East Atlantic mackerel, even though the the latest scientific advice indicates a healthy stock. According to the…

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Read more about the article Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations
MINSA member associations state that the mackerel stock is in good condition, and the MSC certificate suspension could have been avoided

Flawed MSC standard, say pelagic associations

The Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA) members have issued a fact sheet and opinion on the events leading up to the suspension of MSC certification for mackerel, stating that…

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