The BP Oil Spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, continues to devastate the fish and wildlife populations and coastal fishing communities of the Gulf of Mexico…. Read more (Blogs.Alternet.org)
Members of the Kashia Pomo Tribe and other tribes are now banned from their traditional seaweed, abalone and mussel harvesting grounds by the creation of a massive new no-take marine reserve off Stewarts Point in Sonoma County…. Read more (YubaNet.com)
The European Commission calls on Mediterranean EU Member States to urgently take action in implementing the EU ‘Mediterranean Regulation’, adopted in 2006, which aims to fight overfishing…. Read more (EUBusiness.com)
Member states of fisheries management organizations forged a new agreement to require businesses to submit a certificate when shipping all tuna types to consumer countries, the Japanese Ministry of Fisheries said Monday.
The requirement -which is considered an effective measure for curbing poaching and overfishing- had been limited to bluefin and southern bluefin tuna. But the new agreement, reached at a meeting in Barcelona, Spain, of relevant regional fisheries management organizations, targets the whole tuna family, including bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna and longfin tuna.
Japan took the initiative in efforts to expand the measure.
The certificate must indicate the quantity, method and place of catch, as well as movement from the time of catch to shipment, and must be verified by the governments of exporting countries.
The first scientific campaign to tag and monitor the long-finned albacore (Thunnus alalunga) by means of pop-up satellite tags kicked off on 1 June at the port of Hondarribia…. Read more (Azti.Es)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has recently released its three years strategic plan in which it addresses the major environmental issues related to the tuna industry…. Read article on Atuna.com (Subscription required)
Two Tri Marine International officials were on island Monday reportedly touring COS Samoa Packing plant, and later meeting with Gov…. Read more (TunaSeiners.com)
To celebrate World Oceans Day, the World Wildlife Fund-Malaysia and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) on Tuesday launched the Save Our Seafood (SOS) campaign…. Read more (SeafoodSource.com)