Cepesca chief executive Javier Garat has underscored the need for Regional Fisheries Management Organisations to be strengthened. Speaking at the 14th round of informal consultations of States party to the…
A pilot project has been launched towards establishing a voluntary observation and inspection programme for the Black Sea by the end of 2019. This follows the recent recommendation by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) for a multi-annual management plan for turbot in the Black Sea.
Nations with interests in the Arctic regions met this week in Washington DC to reach an international agreement on future exploitation of Arctic fish stocks as increasing areas of international waters become ice-free and accessible.
The 39th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) took place last week Montréal. More than 180 delegates from eleven NAFO contracting parties were welcomed to Montréal by NAFO President, Stéphane Artano, and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
A paper by Maite Pons, Trevor A Branch and others published last week in Fish and Fisheries examines the current status of tunas and billfishes, concluding that fishing mortality has declined for most of these stocks over the last decade.