Category archives for: Fishery News

EU Adopts Maritime Activities Planning Legislation

EU Adopts Maritime Activities Planning Legislation

The EU’s General Affairs Council has adopted legislation to improve the planning of maritime activities. The new Maritime Spatial Planning Directive will help Member States develop and coordinate various activities taking place at sea so that they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.   Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki welcomed the […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

MAIB Report Shows UK Marine Accidents in Decline

MAIB Report Shows UK Marine Accidents in Decline

In 2013, a total of 1,332 accidents (Casualties and Incidents) was reported to the UK’s Marine Accident Investigations Branch (MAIB), with 1, 459 vessels involved, MAIB’s 2013 Accidents Report reads.   The investigations commenced and the reports published by the MAIB during 2013 have been diverse and have covered all sectors of the maritime industry.  Some 70 […]

EU, Guinea Bissau Rekindle Fishery Ties

EU, Guinea Bissau Rekindle Fishery Ties

EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has met with the newly appointed Prime Minister from Guinea Bissau, Mr. Domingos Simões Pereira, and the country’s Secretary of State for Fisheries, Mr. Idelfonso de Barros, to discuss the bilateral and strategic cooperation in fisheries matters between the EU and Guinea Bissau.   Commissioner Damanaki and Prime Minister Pereira […]

EU Fishermen Back in Moroccan Waters

EU Fishermen Back in Moroccan Waters

 Morocco’s has ratified a Fisheries Protocol which is set to open the door for European vessels to go back fishing in Moroccan waters after a pause of more than two years.   The European Union and Morocco had concluded the 4-year fisheries deal in December 2013, however its entry into force was pending ratification by […]

BMT Oceanica, SmartAqua to Manage Aquaculture’s Expansion

BMT Oceanica, SmartAqua to Manage Aquaculture’s Expansion

Australian based BMT Oceanica (BMT), marine and coastal environment specialists and a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., has formed a partnership with global aquaculture advisory group SmartAqua.   This move will see these specialist organisations working together to manage the evolution of the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry. “With the industry forecast set to grow by an […]

EU Integrates Maritime Surveillance Data

EU Integrates Maritime Surveillance Data

  The European Commission has set in motion the project of bringing together surveillance data from civil and military authorities like coast guards, navies, traffic monitoring, environmental and pollution monitoring, fisheries and border control, so duplication of work can be avoided and savings of up to €400m ($544.5m) per year can be made.   Increased cooperation and […]

Damanaki: Illegal Fishing Has to Be Eradicated from High Seas

Damanaki: Illegal Fishing Has to Be Eradicated from High Seas

“Illegal fishing has to be eradicated from the high seas, and this is why the EU uses its diplomatic weight to push for rules like the UNCLOS or the United Nations Fish Stock Agreement to be enforced worldwide,” EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki said during “Re-energising the Oceans” conference in Brussels, […]

Zamakona Yards Splashes Tuna Freezer Ljubica

Zamakona Yards Splashes Tuna Freezer Ljubica

A launching ceremony of the tuna freezer vessel Ljubica took place at Zamakona Yards shipyard, located in Bilbao, on June 16th, 2014. The ship has been designed and developed by technical shipping ofice cintranaval – Defcar SL. She has 1.999 m3 fish tanks capacity, and she is 90 meters long. She will be deployed to […]

Italian Navy Discovers 30 Bodies onboard Overcrowded Vessel

Italian Navy Discovers 30 Bodies onboard Overcrowded Vessel

The Italian Navy has discovered around 30 bodies onboard a fishing boat carrying close to 600 migrants to Sicily from North Africa, say the Italian media, citing the navy and coastguard. The suspected cause of death seems to be asphyxiation, according to news agencies. This is not the first instance in which Italian rescue crews […]

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