European fishers association joins marine research collaboration

European fishing association the Pelagic Freezer Trawler Association (PFA) and Netherlands-based Wageningen Marine Research (WMR) have entered into an agreement on further research collaboration. The new agreement stipulates that the two parties will jointly conduct strategic research on sustainable fishing of pelagic fish stocks such as herring, mackerel and blue whiting. Within this collaboration, PFA […]

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Funds secured for Spanish Institute of Oceanography’s newest facility

Oceanographic Centre of Vigo

The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities will allocate more than €5.2 million (US$5.6 million) for the construction of the new cultivation building of the Oceanographic Centre of Vigo of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography. The project has a design period of six months and a...

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AD Ports Group to identify maritime development opportunities in Madagascar

Mohamed Eidha Al Menhali, Regional CEO of the AD Ports Group, and Josielle Rafidy, General Manager of the Economic Development Board of Madagascar, at the signing of a memorandum of understanding on exploration of maritime development opportunities in Madagascar, May 30, 2024

UAE port operator the AD Ports Group and the Economic Development Board of Madagascar have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the identification of commercial opportunities across the maritime, industry, and logistics sectors in Madagascar. Under the terms of the MOU, both...

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UK National Fisheries Laboratory proposes technology for helping identify invasive species

Prussian carp

The UK Environment Agency has announced the introduction of new technology to help further identify invasive non-native species in UK waters. The UK is home to over 2,000 non-native plants and animals that have originated from all over the world, with many species living in rivers across the UK. Of...

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OBITUARY | Dr John Rogers – board member, Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Dr John Rogers, member of the academic board of the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre

UK-based aquaculture research organisation the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has confirmed the tragic news of the recent passing of Dr John Rogers, a member of the SAIC academic board. Dr Rogers was involved with the formation of SAIC, and has guided and supported the...

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European Commission report outlines 2020-2023 achievements against illegal fishing

The European Commission has just published the 2020-2023 report on its activities to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing), in accordance with the IUU Regulation. Improved traceability and digital tools at the service of IUU controls of fishery...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/fishing-boat-world/regulation-enforcement/european-commission-report-outlines-2020-2023-achievements-against-illegal-fishing/

REMINISCENCES | Frank Goto and the United Fishing Agency

Tuna being auctioned at a fish market in Honolulu, Hawaii

The United Fishing Agency is one of the best things that has ever happened to Hawaii’s seafood industry. It is also one of the best things that ever happened to me. Without doubt it completed my education in ichthyology and marine biology. Not only that, it was indirectly responsible insert for me...

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Report: China responsible for human rights abuses and illegal fishing across the Southwest Indian Ocean

Commercial fishing vessel

The Chinese fishing fleet is responsible for systemic illegal fishing and human rights abuses in countries bordering the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO), undercutting China’s claims of supporting sustainable development and thriving blue economies in the region, according to a new report published by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). China’s distant-water fleet (DWF) is by far […]

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Research and patrol catamaran delivered to Thai Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

A new 25-metre research catamaran delivered to Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has taken delivery of a new catamaran research vessel built by compatriot shipyard Seacrest Marine. The 25-metre aluminium catamaran has a range of features and equipment to help its crew monitor and protect sensitive coastal areas while...

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