Woolworths yesterday announced its new sustainable fish sourcing strategy, designed to allow customers to make more sustainable fish choices in both canned and fresh fish. The supermarket giant made the...

People in Australia are becoming hooked on sustainable seafood, says the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), with more fisheries, suppliers and retailers seeking MSC certification to meet growing consumer...

The first global guidelines for bycatch management and reduction of fishing discards were released recently by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. They now go to the Committee on Fisheries...

A six week interim closure to help reduce fishing pressure on Queensland’s overfished snapper stock will be put in place along the Queensland east coast early next year making snapper, teraglin and pearl...

Results of an independent investigation launched this weekend have revealed a complex international black market in East Atlantic bluefin tuna worth an estimated $4 billion, with many cases of quota violation,...

The European Union’s Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has called for a significant cut in catches of East Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and East Atlantic, ahead of the...

The Fishery status reports 2009, released last week, shows a substantial improvement in the number of Commonwealth-managed stocks classified as “not overfished” and “not subject to overfishing”,...

Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four new studies released today. Researchers...

A new device being trialled by the Northern Territory Government will allow undersized mud crabs to escape crab traps, leaving behind their larger cousins. NT Fisheries Minister Kon Vatskalis said the...

The impacts of a warming Indian Ocean on Western Australia’s climate, environment and fisheries was discussed in Perth last week by scientists at a Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI)...