National Fisherman

Making it the first European tropical tuna fishery to do so, the Pesqueras Echebastar has entered into assessment for Marine Stewardship Council certification.

If successful, skipjack and yellowfin tuna from the fishery in the Indian Ocean will be eligible to carry the MSC ecolabel.

The six units of certification comprise six vessels that operate in the Indian Ocean. The fishing method is purse seine, using both free school and fish aggregating devices (FADs).

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Inside the Industry

The Center for Coastal Studies recently announced that Owen Nichols, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies’ Marine Fisheries Research Program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the John Annala Fishery Leadership Award by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. 

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Cummins  announced the opening of a new Alaska service location on Kodiak Island last week that will serve as a service and support location for commercial marine applications.

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