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Mexican tuna certification process moves forward

he head of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA), Mario Aguilar Sanchez, ensures that the evaluation process several tuna companies in the country are undergoing to obtain certification of sustainable fisheries by the international organization Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) “is on the right path.”…

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Price increases outpace China fisheries volume growth

Prices appear to have grown much faster than volume in China’s 2014 seafood production. China’s output of seafood totaled 53.7 million metric tons (MT) in the first 11 months of last year — up 2.4 percent year-on-year….

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Conserving the ocean’s plenty

Mohamed Moosa’s workplace is the deep blue seas of the Maldives, the idyllic island nation that is home to turquoise reefs and white sandy beaches….

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American Samoan Fishers ask Washington for help

The United States Government is being asked to declare an economic disaster for the US longline fishing fleet in American Samoa….

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Fraudulent FAD Free Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market

Consumers are being told to watch out for tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna….

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Mark Cedergreen — A more sensible alternative to a sport fishing priority in Washington

Last week an op-ed was published in the Aberdeen Daily World that solicited support for a legislative bill that would transfer fishing opportunity from commercial fisheries to recreational fisheries, basically for purely economic gain. I would like to counter that proposal….

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‘Marine genocide’ warnings over Chinese fishing boats

A political tsunami is building in the South Pacific over the growing presence of Chinese fishing boats….

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SeaBird Saver wins award

Mustad and SaveWave’s SeaBird Saver has won the 2014 WWF Smart Gear competition Tuna Bycatch Reduction Prize….

Read more (World Fishing & Aquaculture)

Omega-3 Benefits: Healthy Reasons To Eat More Fish

You know fish is good for you, but you might not be familiar with the specifics, so let’s go over them. It’s high in protein, calcium, iron, potassium and omega-3s….

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Environmental group promoting illegal fishing crackdown

A nonprofit group says its new live satellite system will help regulators deter illegal fishing, a problem federal regulators say costs more than $9 billion around the world every year….

Read more (The News Tribune)

AIS and Notice of Arrival webpage guidance is now live

New Requirments Published January 30, 2015 (US Coast Guard)

US senators hear concerns of longliners

Senators heard testimony from an official of a federally mandated fisheries group that the American Samoa based longliner fleet provides fish for the local canneries and China is contributing to the over supply of tuna fish stock with its fleet being heavily subsidized by the Chinese government….

Read more (Marianas Variety)

Local Tuna Consumption in the Pacific Important

In the ongoing battle against obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the Pacific region, a new study reveals that allocating sufficient tuna for local consumption and keeping it affordable could significantly improve health outcomes….

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Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013….

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Fisheries official claims China fleet driving price of tuna down

An official of the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council says China’s heavily subsidised fishing fleet is driving the price of tuna down….

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