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Chinese ‘threat’ to Pacific tuna fishery

Growth in the Chinese longline fleet is threatening Pacific tuna stocks and harming the economies of small island nations, says Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency director-general James Movick….

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SENA15: Canada’s 2014 seafood exports increase by 12%

Canada’s seafood exports increased 11.9 percent in 2014 from the previous year, to a total of CAD 4.9 billion (USD 3.83 billion; EUR 3.61 billion)….

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

Tuna fishing talks part of bigger picture

High stakes talks are under way in Auckland this week over who can catch the fish going into our cans of tuna – state-subsidised Pacific pillagers or long-term stewards….

Read  more (Stuff.co.nz)

Task force releases plan to combat illegal fishing

The Obama administration is working to crackdown on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing….

Read more (The Hill)

2016-2018 tuna loin quotas

The National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish and Shellfish-National Technical Conservation Centre of Fishing Products (ANFACO-CECOPESCA) demands the urgent need for a quota of tuna loins of up to 30,000 tonnes as an essential factor to keep their jobs….

Read more (Fish & Information Services)

Marine industry produced high yields in 2012, latest report

The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) asked the European Commission (EC), on behalf of the European organization Europêche- to eliminate zero tariff import of 22,000 tonnes of tuna loins from three Asian countries: Thailand, China and Vietnam….

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Threats of Ghost Fishing

Sardine ban looms as fishermen weigh disaster funds

With the number of sardines along the Pacific coast plummeting, a commercial fishing ban looms on Monterey’s most iconic fish….

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Editorial: It’s a smart move to protect forage fish

A lengthy effort by The Pew Charitable Trusts and others to improve the Pacific Ocean’s health by better protecting some of its smallest fish species is likely to win support from the Pacific Fishery Management Council this week….

Read more (The Daily Astorian)

IPNLF launches skipper training program for tuna fishermen

The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) has launched the first national fishing curriculum in the Maldives for pole-and-line vessel skippers….

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Ripples from Pacific fisheries forums to be felt globally

Noumea – The future management of one of the worlds most significant fisheries which spans more than 30 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean will be under review at back-to-back forums over the next week at the headquarters of the Secretariat …Ripples from Pacific fisheries forums to be felt globally….

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West Coast fishery managers days away from landmark decision on forage fish

West coast fishery managers are poised to make a decision next week that could alter the future of fishing in federal waters off the Pacific Coast, as well as in Oregon’s state-regulated nearshore waters….

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The Pacific islands ‘tuna cartel’ is boosting jobs by watching fish

I met Ali on a flight from Fiji to Funafuti, an atoll in the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. He was on his way home from Korea, having completed four months as a fisheries observer on a Korean tuna fishing vessel….

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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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