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‘There are huge amounts of golden redfish on the Hali grounds and that needs to be kept in mind this close to the end of the quota year. We had two unexpectedly large hauls of redfish, and that almost finished the trip for us,’ said Eiríkur Jónsson, skipper of Brim’s fresher trawler Akurey, which docked in Reykjavík before the weekend, before heading back to fishing grounds off the west of Iceland. He said that the trip began on the Hali grounds. The bulk of the catch was cod, with some saithe. The result of these big redfish hauls was that… [...]

The latest Atlantic menhaden stock assessment accepted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has concluded that Atlantic menhaden is healthy, not overfished, and that overfishing is not occurring. Significantly, this assessment was completed using new ecological reference points, standards that account for the needs of predator species when determining menhaden’s sustainable status. In the past, single-species stock assessments that found menhaden to be healthy and not overfished were criticised by some for not taking into account interdependencies between species. The ASMFC’s ecosystem-based reference points were developed over years, with support from industry, recreational fishermen, and environmental groups, to… [...]

In a strongly-worded warning ahead of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) upcoming WCPFC Science-Manager Dialogue (SMD) meeting, due to take place this month, the Global Tuna Alliance has issued a reminder that a significant group of companies are determined to keep tuna stocks in the ‘green zone.’ ‘We appreciate that the major tuna stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean are currently ‘in the green1’ – with no overfished stocks or overfishing occurring,’ said Dr Tom Pickerell, Executive Director of the Global Tuna Alliance. ‘But to ensure this continues, we are calling on the Western and… [...]

The UK Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF) has awarded a further £1.29 million to new projects in its most recent round of funding. The fund, which has supported a total of 94 projects since its inception, supports innovative proposals designed to advance resilience and sustainability in the UK seafood sector.  More than £1.29 million is awarded in the latest round of funding from the UK government programme, split across 28 feasibility studies. Projects have been awarded between £13,600 and £50,000 to support ideas designed to improve the sustainability and resilience of the UK fishing, aquaculture, and seafood sectors. ‘SIF has enabled… [...]

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