Legislative Changes & Security News

Published on
March 16, 2018
sand tiger shark (Photo: WCS)

A new bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and supported by conservation groups, zoos, aquariums and industry advances global shark conservation by ensuring that all shark products imported into the United States meet the same high ethical and sustainability standards required of American fishermen...… Read More

Published on
February 26, 2018

New controls intended to improve the sustainability and management of Scotland’s crab and lobster fisheries have been introduced following a public consultation...… Read More


Colin Bennett

Published on
February 5, 2018
Marine Harvest

The Chilean fishery and aquiculture service Sernapesca has certified Marine Harvest’s Yaotal Atlantic salmon farm as being free of antibiotic use, the first Atlantic salmon farm to receive the certification in Chile...… Read More

Published on
February 1, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has joined 15 other Mediterranean countries in signing up to MedFish4Ever, the EU’s multilateral strategy for safeguarding the region’s fisheries...

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Published on
January 16, 2018

Restaurants in Switzerland will soon not be allowed to boil live lobsters as part of a broader reform of the country's animal welfare regulations...… Read More

Published on
January 3, 2018
bluefin tuna

Japanese fishermen caught catching more than their allocated volume of Pacific bluefin tuna will be fined and could face a prison sentence...… Read More

Published on
December 8, 2017

The European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached a political agreement on a multi-annual management plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea. Covering more than 70 percent of...… Read More

Published on
December 7, 2017
Vietnam boats

The National Assembly of Vietnam has passed an amended Fisheries Law that contains new points to facilitate the development of the island marine economy, as well as to raise awareness and responsibility in the management of fisheries resources...… Read More

Published on
November 30, 2017
Patagonian toothfish

Based on the latest scientific assessments, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has increased the total allowable catch (TAC) for Patagonian toothfish and reduced slightly...… Read More

Published on
November 27, 2017
bluefin tuna

This year’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting, held in Marrakesh, concluded with an agreement reached on an increased catch allocation...… Read More