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Published on
December 21, 2018

There is ample opportunity to be had in Maine’s USD 1 billion (EUR 876 million) lobster industry for those who are eager and interested in the work.

That was the overarching message shared with a group of inmates at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham, Maine, U.S.A. on 7 December, during a kickoff session for a new training program aimed at readying incarcerated Mainers with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to potentially land a

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 19, 2018

Two days of intense talks at the annual Agrifish Council in Brussels have resulted in a deal that has been generally welcomed by fishing leaders in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to securing increased quotas for some key stocks in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, a workable solution was found for fishermen facing the introduction of the European Union Landing Obligation next month.

For the United Kingdom, fishing

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 18, 2018

The U.S. Senate on Monday, 17 December, unanimously passed a bill that would urge regional management councils to revise policies and take into account the needs of anglers in mixed-use fisheries.

The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act, proposed by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), would require the Government Accountability Office to review how the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic management councils allocate catch limits

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Paul Lansbergen | Fisheries Council of Canada

Published on
December 18, 2018

Paul Lansbergen is the president of the Fisheries Council of Canada, a trade group representing Canada’s seafood industry. FCC represents small, medium and larger-sized, primarily family-owned companies from rural, coastal and Indigenous communities operating on Canada’s three coasts and in freshwater lakes. 

It seems not so long ago that Canadian exporters were considering how the business landscape would change without NAFTA.

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Toan Dao

Published on
December 18, 2018

Vietnam is pushing to implement recommendations from the European Commission in advance of a new round of inspections that the country’s leaders hope will lead to the elimination of a warning label it received from the commission last year.

The E.C. issued a “yellow card” to Vietnam in October 2017, warning the Pacific country it could ban its seafood exports entirely unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal, unreported, and

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 18, 2018
Javier Garat, president of EuropĂȘche

The European Union’s adoption of a regulation setting autonomous tariff quotas (ATQs) for certain fishery products caught by member states for the years 2019 and 2020 will put pressure on European producers’ prices and employment while getting better prices for non-E.U. seafood, claims Europêche.

Species such as tuna, pollack, cod and flatfish are covered by the new ATQ regulation, but the E.U. fishing body said that volumes of

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Jason Holland

Published on
December 17, 2018

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its concern that a sector already reeling from the chaos surrounding Brexit could now face further serious challenges and potential hardship ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers. 

Negotiations to set total allowable catches and quotas for 2019 take place in Brussels on 17 and 18 December, with the KFO saying that the

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Chris Loew

Published on
December 14, 2018

A big increase in the number of wooden boats drifting ashore in Japan is one sign of the heavy increase in illegal squid fishing being performed by North Korea. 

This year, there were 169 cases of North Korean boats drifting ashore through the end of November – 1.6 times that of last year and the most since 2013. Stormy weather may be responsible for running many boats aground, but another reason is the sheer increase in the number of

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
December 14, 2018

Last year proved a strong one for U.S. seafood consumption, based on the latest data from NOAA Fisheries.

Americans ate 16 pounds of fish and shellfish products in 2017 on a per capita basis, the highest total in eight years. That’s according to the Fisheries of the United States report, one of two annual reports released by the federal agency on Thursday, 13 December.

In addition, U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of

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Christine Blank

Published on
December 14, 2018

Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques recently took smoked salmon to space with him for his latest six-month expedition. 

The Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada-based native packed Fumoir Monsieur Émile smoked salmon for a six-month stint at the International Space Station, which began in early December.

“Not only is David Saint-Jacques a salmon lover of Fumoir Monsieur Émile, but he put a package in his suitcases before

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