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The galleries bring you an overview of posts from across community sites for seamless access to what’s going on in the fishing industry right now, alongside our continuous newsfeed. Trawlerphotos covers the entire North Atlantic region with daily updates.

A shipment of 109kg of elvers about to be shipped out of the country have been intercepted at Toronto airport. Fishery officers from DFO’s Conservation and Protection Directorate open a carton as part of a major seizure of elvers at the Toronto International Airport The elvers seized at Toronto Pearson International Airport by officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are estimated to have a value of between $400,000 and $500,000. An investigation is now underway. This seizure is the result of a coordinated operation involving officers from DFO’s Conservation & Protection Directorate and… [...]

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) 28th session ended last week on a sour note for the European fleet, and Europêche states that the with the focus on FAD measures, IOTC has successfully created a smoke screen to mask its serious governance deficiencies and failure to adequately manage fish stocks, especially yellowfin and neritic tunas or enforce proper monitoring, control, and surveillance. The 28th IOTC meeting in Bangkok ended on a sour note for European operators ‘All measures proposed that were meant to improve transparency and better data for scientific analysis were either rejected or deeply weakened: this includes the Seychellean… [...]

As the 28th IOTC session came to an end in Bangkok, a representative of Orthongel, representing French tuna operators, spoke out about the lack of a level playing field applied to European purse seiners compared to those based in the Indian Ocean region – even though these all exploit the same resources and supply the same markets. Orthongel claims that the European seiner fleet is subject to increasingly stringent regulation, while others increase their fishing effort and ignore regulatory measures ‘The additional efforts required of the European fleet pose a serious threat to the sustainability of these companies, which have… [...]

South African fishing company Sea Havest Group has conformed that its fishing vessel Lepanto was lost at a position 35 nautical miles west of Hout Bay on Friday. Nine of the 35-metre Lepanto’s crew were picked up. Despite an extensive search effort by a number of fishing vessels and aircraft, debris has been observed, but hopes are fading for the remaining 11 crew. Sea Harvest states that an immediate rescue operation was launched as the distress call was received from the vessel, initially by maritime vessels in the vicinity and thereafter the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Rescue Coordination… [...]

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We keep track of new fishing vessels from all over Europe and around the world, in line with the major optimisation of fisheries that has taken place in recent years. We follow shipyards and designers around the world to keep you updated on newbuilds in the fishing industry.