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Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – Tuna Pouches see Significant Growth in Shelf-Stable Seafood Market


Latest Fishing News – January 21-28, 2019
Tuna Pouches see Significant Growth in Shelf-Stable Seafood Market
Scientists Develop Model to Predict Concentrations of Mercury in Tuna
PNA Targets Management of Longline Tuna Fleets
ISSF Report Shows Many Tuna Stocks Not Meeting Criteria for MSC Sustainability Standard
PNA Aims to Pick up Pace of Tuna Fishery Improvement in 2019

High-seas illegal fishing thwarted by catch documentation schemes


The latest technical paper on catch documentation schemes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), discusses how such schemes benefit, or could benefit, deep-sea fisheries by protecting them from illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The paper’s author, Giles Hosch, found in his research that catch documentation schemes….Read more (seafoodsource.com)

Clipper Oil: Latest Fishing News – Pacific Islands Fisheries Leaders Happy with Outcomes at the WCPFC Meeting


Latest Fishing News
Pacific Happy With Outcomes at Tuna Commission Meeting
Pacific Fisheries Leaders Highlight Tuna Commission Action
Pacific Nations Call for Tighter Controls on Transshipping
Hard Sell for US Proposal to Increase Fishing Days
Plans to Transition Starkist Ops From CA to American Samoa Hit a Snag
Mexico Loses 10-year WTO Battle Over U.S. Tuna Labeling

Modern Fish Act passes House: Industry wonders what happened to Magnuson?

The U.S. House voted to pass the Modern Fish Act on Wednesday, just two days after the Senate approved it unanimously, swiftly sending the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk for a signature. The “Modernizing Recreational Fishing Management Act,” or S.1520, has been the subject of debate and compromise among lawmakers, commercial and recreational fishing interests, and environmentalists for months….
Read more (nationalfisherman.com)

Attention shoppers: “Pole and line” is today’s eco-friendliest label for canned tuna

Canned tuna is a staple in my pantry, and probably in yours. Americans and Europeans buy more of the squat little cans than anyone else, importing almost a million tons in 2018. Supermarkets carry at least 20 brands. Yet, the fish we buy for $1.50 also dominates headlines as a creature in crisis because some tunas are badly overfished. It’s natural to wonder if any canned option is a sustainable choice….
Read more (oceana.org)