- MSC celebrates that 20.000th sustainable MSC-labelled product comes from Migros
- Potential measures against the Faroe Islands
- Council Mandate Brings CFP Reform Closer
- North Sea RAC meets the Norwegian Fishermen’s Association
- European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic
- All Aboard for the Reform of Common Fisheries Policy
- New Managing Director at Qalut Vónin
- Commission calls for cooperation to boost sustainable aquaculture in Europe
- Russia complains over EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership Agreement before WTO
- Damanaki at Seafood Expo 2013
- Damanaki launching new online market intelligence tool for fisheries
- Action Plan to save sea birds
- World`s largest Seafood Trade Fair opens tomorrow
- Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 22 April 2013
- Reviving the Mediterranean blue economy through cooperation
Call to end deep sea fishing
Marine scientists from around the world are urging the authorities to end deep sea commercial fishing.
A US based marine conservation group said that deep sea commercial fishing has done lots of damage to fishing industry. The scientists are now recommending an end to most commercial fishing in the deep sea. Arguing that deep-sea fisheries are unsustainable, they are recommending limiting fishing to more productive waters closer to consumers.
According to a release from the Marine Conservation Biology Institute the deep sea is the world's worst place to catch fish. Marine ecologist Elliott Norse, the study's lead author, is of opinion that deep-sea fishes are especially vulnerable because they can't repopulate quickly after being overfished."
It is fact that deep sea operations are now account for less than 1 percent globally, especially bottom trawling, causes profound, lasting damage to fishes and life on the seafloor. Norse said that instead of overfishing the Earth's biggest but most vulnerable ecosystem, nations should recover fish populations and fish in more productive coastal waters. He also urged the rebuilding of fish populations in waters closer to ports and markets, places he said are far more conducive to sustainable fisheries.
WorldFishingToday d. 08-09-2011