Written by Jen Finn
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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National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15
In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.
National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15
In this episode:
March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received
The National Marine Educators Association has partnered with NOAA this year to offer all conference attendees an educational session on how free NOAA data can add functionality to navigation systems and maritime apps.
Session topics include nautical charts, tides and currents, seafloor data, buoy networking and weather, among others.Read more...
NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.
First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.
Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.Read more...