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fisheries policy

Thorny skate protection: NAFO falls short

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 26, 2011

  Last week, I previewed the annual NAFO meeting. Two elasmobranch conservation measures (reducing the Total Allowable Catch for thorny skates to the level that the scientific council recommended and requiring fishermen to report the species of the sharks they catch) were to be discussed. That meeting is now concluded, and the results, while not […]

Pirate fishing: far less awesome then it sounds

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 25, 2011

Earlier this month, NOAA provided a list of “pirate fishing” countries to Congress. This report identifies Portugal, Italy, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panama as nations whose vessels engage in “illegal, unreported, unregulated” fishing. Russell Smith, NOAA deputy assistant secretary for international fisheries, explains why this so-called pirate fishing is such a big deal: “Illegal fishing […]

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