Legislative Changes & Security News

Published on
November 30, 2017
Patagonian toothfish

Based on the latest scientific assessments, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has increased the total allowable catch (TAC) for Patagonian toothfish and reduced slightly...… Read More

Published on
November 27, 2017
bluefin tuna

This year’s International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting, held in Marrakesh, concluded with an agreement reached on an increased catch allocation...… Read More

Published on
November 22, 2017
turbot

The European Commission (EC) has tabled its proposal for the 2018 fishing opportunities in the Black Sea in preparation for the December Fisheries Council, taking place in Brussels on 11-12 December, where EU member states will agree next year’s quotas...… Read More

Published on
November 15, 2017

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has agreed to set Australia’s national catch allocation for southern bluefin tuna (SBT – Thunnus maccoyii) at 6,165 metric tons (MT) for the 2018 season...… Read More

Published on
November 10, 2017
EC logo

A new EUR 14.5 million (USD 16.9 million) investment intitiave has been launched by the European Commission (EC) to further promote blue growth across the EU. The funding is a rapid response to the EU-hosted 2017 Our Ocean conference, held last month in Malta, and was confirmed ahead of the COP23 Ocean Day in Bonn.

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said that the EU had led the Our Ocean conference by putti… Read More

Published on
November 8, 2017
nephrops

The European Commission (EC) has presented its proposal for 2018’s fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea in readiness for the December Fisheries Council, taking place in Brussels on 11-12 December, where EU member states will agree next year’s quotas. 

Of the 78 stocks, 53 fishing quotas are either increased or remain the same and 25 are reduced...… Read More

Published on
October 26, 2017
Vietnam fishing boats

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) and the Vietnam Coast Guard have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate in combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as ensuring Vietnamese fisheries are sustainably and effectively managed. 

Both parties agreed to discuss and coordinate the implementation of a national action plan to combat IUU fishing and to support each other&… Read More

Published on
October 25, 2017
bluefin tuna

The annual catch quota for Japanese fishermen targeting southern bluefin tuna is to increase by 30 percent from 4,737 metric tons (MT) this year to 6,117 MT for 2018-2020, the Japanese Fisheries Agency has confirmed.

The Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) – comprising Japan, Australia, the EU, the Fishing Entity of Taiwan, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and South Africa – adopted the new qu… Read More

Published on
October 17, 2017
mackerel

The EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands reached an agreement on next year’s Northeast Atlantic mackerel fishery.

Based on a long-term strategy for the management of the fishery for the period up to 2021, the parties agreed on a total allowable catch (TAC) of...

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Published on
October 13, 2017
herring

Next year’s total allowable catches (TACs) and national quotas for the 10 most commercially important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea have been set by the European Council.

In line with the European Commission proposals based on scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the agreement includes a rollover for Western cod (5,597 metric tons) and an increase in catches for central herring ( (up 20 per… Read More