Fisheries & Aquaculture

Shark Depredation and Unwanted
Bycatch in Pelagic Longline Fisheries

Improved Understanding of Interactions between Sharks and Longline Fisheries Benefits Both Fishing Industry and Sharks

Interactions between sharks and pelagic longline fisheries are causing ecological, economic and social problems. Studies, announced recently by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council, indicate that action is needed to develop methods to deter sharks from taking hooked fish from longline gear - amove that will benefit sharks and the fishing industry. …  

07 Sep 2007 | News story

Thunus obesus or Bigeye tuna

Self-assessment of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations: are they on track?

Though Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) and their members face conflicting pressures, if they do not take steps now to better manage fish stocks, these resources will continue to decline to the detriment of the ocean’s wellbeing, food security and human health. IUCN believes that all RFMOs should conduct self-assessments this year or next and include a review of how each RFMO accepts scientific advice and incorporates that advice into its conservation and management measures. …  

21 Aug 2007 | News story

Deep-sea catch

28 recommendations on deep-sea fisheries

IUCN was part of the Expert Consultation on deep-sea fisheries on the high seas who have recently released a report of conclusions and recommendations to deep-sea fisheries on the high seas. Among them was recognition that spatial and temporal management tools such as Marine Protected Areas are particularly useful in data-poor situations such as encountered in the deep seas. …  

24 Apr 2007 | News story

FAO

Nations agree to develop instrument to enforce minimum standards of port control to combat illegal fishing by 2009

Illegal fishing, trade in fish, the ecosystem approach to fisheries management, marine protected areas, and the strengthening of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) top COFI agenda …  

14 Mar 2007 | News story

More
Fisheries & Aquaculture