MARSHALL ISLANDS: With an MSC certification for skipjack tuna already four years under its belt, the PNA free school purse seine fishery in the WCPO has now become the first major fishery to achieve MSC certification for yellowfin catch. The holder of the certification is the PNA office in the Marshall Islands.
INDIA - Setting up guidelines and rules & regulations is the first and foremost thing needed for development of the cage aquaculture sector in Asian countries, where such policy frameworks do not exist, said Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute emeritus scientist Dr Gopakumar.
SPAIN : More than 50 Spanish fishing vessels operating in the Mauritanian fishing ground until December 2014 will be allowed to return to these waters in early December, after completion of the licensing process for the first period.
WORLDWIDE: The conservation organisation WWF is calling upon fishery managers to urgently address the increasing assaults and intimidations targeted at fisheries observers and to immediately take measures to ensure their health and safety onboard fishing vessels.
UNITED STATES : A team of scientists from the University of Texas, Austin, has found out that certain fish use microscopic structures called platelets in their skin cells to reflect polarized light, which allows the fish to seemingly disappear from their predators.
The discovery of this method, known as ocean camouflage, could help materials scientists and military technologists create more effective methods of ocean camouflage.
According to the report describing the discovery results, published in the journalScience, polarized light is made up of light waves all traveling in the same plane, such as the bright glare you sometimes see when sunlight reflects off the surface of water.
The Full Congress of the Republic unanimously at its last session, passed the Legislative Resolution Bill approving the Convention on the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation, SPRFMO, signed on 14 November 2009 and signed by Peru on 20 April, 2010.
WORLDWIDE: The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) warns that despite improvements in multiple fisheries, there is continued evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna, Atlantic Ocean bigeye and Western and Central Pacific bigeye continue to be overexploited and urge stakeholders to prioritize its advocacy efforts.
INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.
PERU:The international marine conservation organization Oceana expressed regret at the decision of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to open a second anchovy fishing season, given the "high degree of vulnerability of this species compared to El Niño Phenomenon," as it is indicated through scientific evidence.
The NGO argues that the adopted measure threatens the sustainability of the world's largest fishery, which could experience a population collapse.