A fire that broke out at the Martinez shipyard in Saint-Cyprien in southern France has had devastating consequences, resulting in the destruction of a part-built 35 metre purse seiner.
Wärtsilä has signed a long-term technical management agreement to optimise the performance of ten of Spanish tuna company Albacora’s fishing vessels. The five-year agreement is tailored to meet the requirements of Albacora’s fleet management, providing technical assistance and maintenance planning for fishing vessels operating around the world.
The failure of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to address the problem of northern bluefin has come in for extensive criticism both inside the industry itself and from NGOs.
The best news coming out of this year’s Western and Central Fisheries Commission annual meeting for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is the Commission’s adoption on its last day of meetings in Fiji of a measure to improve the safety of fisheries observers.
Pingtan Marine Enterprise, based in the People's Republic of China is deploying four tuna longline vessels to fish in international waters in the Pacific.
After eight days of meetings, the 20th Special Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT or ICCAT) concluded at Vilamoura in Portugal with the adoption of several recommendations expected to affect several French fishing sectors.
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) held its 20th Special Meeting at Vilamoura in Portugal this week and took the lead on a number of key decisions.
Five years ago managing the PNA fisheries was mostly done with a calculator and pencil, and with data sent by fax or email. Today, the fishery that is generating US$400 million a year to nine Pacific islands is managed by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement’s Fisheries Information Management System (FIMS) that allows managers to know what is taking place in their fishing zone with a tap of their computer keyboards.
It’s a bad month for tuna employees working in American Samoa with the double whammy announcements of suspensions of operation by both Starkist and Trimarine-owned Samoa Tuna Processors (STP).
The Association in Defence of Mediterranean Artisanal Fisheries (ADPAM), the Regional Federation of Canary Island Fishing Cofradias, the Gaia Oceans Association, the Tarragona Fishing Cofradia and the Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) met in Tarragona last weekend to agree on the next steps of their campaign, following the Castellón meeting that took place in May. They affirmed that they will now focus on getting their voices heard in Madrid, to call for the injustices of recent years to be ended.