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Seafood News - Environment & Sustainability

Oceanwaves

A gathering in New York on 15 February of nonprofit organizations and representatives of member-states of the United Nations sought to identify the best path forward to achieve the U.N.’s Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).

The U.N. SDG calls for the international community to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”

The preparatory meeting is taking place through Thursday, 16 February, with participants including the High Seas...

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Opagactuna

An organization representing the Spanish purse seine tuna trawling fleet is calling for more stringent management of tuna stocks at the two meetings of governing boards overseeing tuna fishing in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

The Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) said in a press release it will push for the establishment of management measures to ensure the exploitation of resources within the limits of maximum sustainable yields. Its efforts will be...

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Updates to the EU’s fleet register is to be made available in real time following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission (EC).

The regulation makes it easier for EU member states to update the fleet register, while giving the Commission the necessary tools to crosscheck the data that member states submit.

All fishing vessels flying the flag of a EU member state must be registered. The EU Fleet Register database is managed by the EC and is a compilation of information on...

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MSC

Funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery will see fishermen from developing countries qualifying for more opportunities to improve the sustainability of their fishing practices, according to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

The four-year project utilizing the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s EUR 1.75 million (USD 1.85 million) funding, called ‘Fish for Good,’ aims to bring fishers, communities and local partners together “to map the sustainability of fisheries before providing communities with...

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salmon

A collective of more than 50 fishing companies, trade groups and conservation groups signed and sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump encouraging him and his administration to look into the removal of four dams along the lower Snake River basin in the name of reviving wild salmon and steelhead stocks that once thrived in the area.

A court-ordered analysis geared toward salmon and steelhead recovery within the Columbia and Snake Rivers is already underway, and has garnered support from...

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