Successful PNA vessel days scheme

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.

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Mediterranean and Canary fishermen demand quota justice

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.

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CFTO becomes part of P&P

The acquisition of French tuna operator Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO) by Dutch fisheries group Parlevliet en van der Plas (P&P) was finalised yesterday with the formal change of ownership dated 1st July, following a process of negotiation and pre-auditing since the agreement to negotiate a sale was announced in May.

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