Greenpeace attacks IOTC efforts
Greenpeace International has accused the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of lacking in action to halt the decline of the region's vulnerable tuna and taking measures to protect sharks.
EU fish stocks continue to suffer
The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) new scientific analysis has revealed that the recovery of overfished European fish stocks could take more than 100 years under the current EU proposals.
Little justification for MSY approach
Fishing to maximum sustainable yield (MSY), which is an integral part of the EU’s revised Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), has little justification, according to Ian Boyd, Defra’s chief scientific adviser.
Scots fishermen call for mackerel sanctions to be imposed
With mackerel being one of the topics on the agenda for discussion at today's (13 May) European Fish Council meeting in Brussels, Scottish fishermen are urging the European Commission to use the occasion to finally impose sanctions against Iceland and the Faroes for their continuing and significant over-fishing of the north-east Atlantic mackerel stock.
WWF calls on GFCM to recover Mediterranean fish stocks
As the organisation opens its annual meeting in Croatia, WWF has called on the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to urgently adopt a first set of comprehensive management plans, in particular in the Adriatic, to guarantee the sustainable exploitation of key Mediterranean fish stocks.
Samarbeider med Makedonia om nasjonalt klimakvotesystem
Klif har innleidd eit samarbeid med makedonske myndigheiter om innføring av eit nasjonalt system for klimakvotar i landet. Miljøvernminister Abdilaqim Ademi i Makedonia og fungerande Klif-direktør Marit Kjeldby underteikna samarbeidsavtalen i Oslo måndag.
Konferanse om ny biocidforordning 25. juni
1. september 2013 blir dagens biociddirektiv erstattet av en ny biocidforordning. Det europeiske kjemikaliebyrået ECHA arrangerer derfor en gratis konferanse, en såkalt stakeholder's day, for å informere om det nye regelverket 25. juni i Helsinki i Finland. Konferansen vil også strømmes på nett.
Hector's dolphins caught in nets
Two Hector's dolphins have been captured by set nets during an electronic monitoring programme of the set net industry in Timaru.
In Honor of Mother's Day (blog)
On a recent trip to Maine, I had the opportunity to visit two exhibits at Bowdoin College's Ross-McMillan Arctic museum. One was called Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection, and the other was called Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World. At this time of year, it was particularly fitting to be reacquainted with Sedna, the mother of all marine creatures in Inuit mythology.