The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has published a new list of yellowfin tuna catch limit allocations for 2021.
A statement by IOTC Executive Secretary Christopher O’Brien said the commission is focused on the rebuilding of the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock, hence the annual allocation of catch limits for affiliated members under the organization’s Resolution 19/01.
O’Brien said the 2021 catch limits concern fishing… Read More
Liberia’s effort to empower local fishing communities to tackle illicit fishing activities and practice sustainable exploitation of marine fisheries has received a major boost after the launch of a new four-year, USD 3 million (EUR 2.4 million) Communities for Fisheries project.
The four-year project is a partnership between the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and Liberia’s state-owned National Fisheries and Aquaculture… Read More
As the scheduled total ban on the use of large-scale drift gillnets within the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s (IOTC) area of mandate draws near, the organization has asked its members and cooperating entities to submit to the IOTC Secretariat a complete list of flagged vessels operating in the high seas by 31 December, 2020.
The IOTC plans to ban the use of large-scale drift gillnets by contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting… Read More
The United Arab Emirates’ efforts to woo more private sector participation through the implementation of the country’s Aquaculture Pulse 2000 seafood blueprint is gaining momentum …
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The Mozambican fishing industry’s efforts to expand its pool of skilled labor has received a major boost after a successful capacity building event in early December, paving the way for more training opportunities for new entrants, especially in the marine fishing sector.
The Professional Capacity Building Programme for the Marine Fishing Sector in Mozambique event held in early December in Mozambique, which took place as part of the… Read More
The Seychelles Fishing Authority has announced two-thirds of its purse-seine fleet has reached the annual yellowfin tuna quota allocated by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ...
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Sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity fund manager Goodwell Investments has announced USD 1.5 million (EUR 1.2 million) Series A financing for Mozambique-based integrated aquaculture company Chicoa Fish Farm ...
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Despite formidable operational and market constraints imposed on the seafood industry by the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa-based seafood company Oceana Group has posted an exceptional performance for the period ended 30 September, 2020 …
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Despite the huge potential of Africa’s small-scale fisheries to boost the region’s food security, ramp up nutritional levels, alleviate poverty, and enhance environmental conservation, decision-makers across the continent have given the sector little attention – largely because of inadequate data to support its potential role in sustainable development.
John Virdin, the director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at Duke… Read More
A successful endeavor to rebuild Namibia’s hake stocks and eliminate destructive fishing practices has earned the African country’s hake trawl and longline fishery Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification last week. Members of the fishery say the eco-label will open up more global market opportunities for them, especially in Europe and North America, where demand for sustainably sourced seafood is on the rise.
The fishery… Read More