EU and USA sign agreement to combat illegal fishing together

The EU and the U.S. pledge bilateral cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing). The joint statement […
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Fish in Mexican Marine Reserve increase fourfold in a decade

Fish populations increased 460 percent in the Cabo Pulmo marine protected area (MPA) in just a decade (1999-2009), according to […
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Discards ban will allow fish stocks to rebuild, says research

A Norwegian ban on dumping fish overboard helped their fish stocks rebuild. The same boost could take place in the […
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World Oceans Day celebrated around the world

Campaigners around the world celebrate World Oceans Day today, June 8. Events are organized to raise people’s awareness of the […
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Removing subsidies makes fisheries more profitable

Fisheries become more profitable when subsidies are removed, scientists conclude in a new study. Using a well known ecosystem model, […
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Oil platforms in the North Sea harm fish

Fish living near offshore oil platforms are just as sick as fish in highly polluted areas close to point sources […
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UN report calls attention to organized crime in the fishing industry

This week, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report about criminal activities in the fishing […
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WTO talks focus on fisheries subsidies ban

In a World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting last week, a group of countries took a firm position against fisheries subsidies. […
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New study: There is hope for the Baltic Sea cod

The Baltic Sea is not trapped in a “cod hostile” state. Stocks can recover if fishing effort is reduced, scientists […
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How the UN wants to make fisheries more profitable and sustainable

22 February. “Greening” the fisheries sector would increase the added value to the world economy with US$ 50 billion a […
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