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MSC Opens Consultations to Ban Certification of ‘Compartmentalized’ Fisheries, Like Free School Tuna

The Marine Stewardship Council is taking steps to ban the practice of certified fisheries also participating in non-certified fisheries on the same trip. This was the issue that came up nearly ten years ago when the first Pacifical tuna fisheries were certified, with the requirement that vessels segregate catches from free school tuna (which had a certificate) and catches from FAD tuna, which did not. Skipjack tuna caught with FADS is not eligible for MSC certification due to the high bycatch of… Read more (

Building a Future for Japan’s Fisheries Industry

It’s well known that catches of bluefin tuna, eel, Pacific saury, and other species have been poor lately. This may sound as though it’s a problem pertaining just to this year, but the truth is that Japan’s catches, excluding pelagic fishery, have been in straight decline for over 20 years and are on track to fall to zero by 2050. This is not just happenstance; structural issues are to blame….Read more (

FishNews – February 13, 2019

Whale Week is over but join us as we discover more about these awe-inspiring marine mammals and our work with partners to conserve and protect them.
Also learn about the $20,000 reward that NOAA is offering for information that leads to a civil penalty or criminal conviction in the shootings of California sea lions in and around West Seattle. That and more.
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FishNews – February 6, 2019

In this issue: NOAA Fisheries announced the availability of up to $6 million in Community-Based Restoration Program funding for habitat restoration in 2019, New U.S.-Canada Pacific Halibut Agreement, Help Wanted: Tropical Tuna Tagging Program, Feedback on NOAA Fisheries’ Website, and more.
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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