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SFF

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) was recognized with a Scottish Green Energy Award for its work branching out into the offshore wind sector.

Nominated by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd. along with joint-partner Skills Development Scotland (SDS), SFF was awarded in the ‘Contribution to Skills’ category for its active participation in the offshore wind sector in the Moray Firth. The federation was able to adapt support services originally developed for the oil and gas industry when...

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Stevetrent

Prominent social and environmental rights activist Steve Trent has said Thailand will be removed from the European Union’s “IUU Report” as soon as the E.U. realizes how much progress the country has made in combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Trent, the executive director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, made his comment following a meeting with Thailand Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya during the Asia Regional Conference on Building Ocean Health, which...

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Mainecoral

The New England Fishery Management Council is debating a plan that may limit or eliminate lobster fishing in four areas off the Maine coast that host abundant colonies of deep-sea corals.

The areas in the Gulf of Maine that are being considered for protection include Mount Desert Rock, Outer Schoodic Ridge, Jordan Basin and Lindenkohl Knoll. More than 400 lobstermen fish those areas, which span about 161 miles of federal waters, according to the Portland Press Herald.

The council is...

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New Zealand conservation organization Forest & Bird has released a free mobile app that ranks the sustainability of more than 117 of the country’s commercially harvested seafood species.

“The Best Fish Guide 2017” is a comprehensive and independent guide to sustainable seafood that uses a traffic light system to guide consumers in their seafood choices.

According to the guide, 42 New Zealand seafood choices are farmed or fished sustainably, but 75 are in the red ‘worst choice’...

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herring

Canada’s largest herring fishery, operating out of the Bay of Fundy area, has achieved certification from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), signifying that it is both sustainable and well-managed.

The fishery in question, the Canada 4VWX purse-seine herring fishery, is the third of its kind in Canada to earn MSC’s approval. Now, all herring products originating from purse seine vessels and processed in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick can bear the MSC blue ecolabel, informing customers of the...

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