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INDIAN Ocean tuna industry-led Fishery Improvement Project (FIP): 17 organisations working towards MSC standard

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GILLNETS ban, MCS and IUU fishing: “Important progress towards sustainable fisheries in South Indian Ocean” – SIOFA

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TUNA imports to the EU decreased in both value (−15%) & volume (−1%) in January to September 2014

The value of EU tuna imports amounted to EUR 2,74 billion in 2013, a 10% increase over 2012. In the same year, import volumes increased 2% over 2012, ending at 665.000 tonnes.  January to September 2014, imports of tuna to the EU decreased in both value (−15%) and volume (−1%) from the corresponding period in 2013.  The main group in import volume and value to the EU was miscellaneous tunas. This group accounted for 80% of total import volume in 2013. More than 80% of this was canned tuna, and the rest consisted of prepared and preserved loins. Continue reading TUNA imports to the EU decreased in both value (−15%) & volume (−1%) in January to September 2014

FISHERIES leaders from Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, the Seychelles, South Africa & Tanzania share their MSC experience

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Fisheries leaders from across government, NGOs and industry have gathered this week in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss solutions to over fishing. The meeting marks the first time that the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) international Stakeholder Council has met in Africa and coincides with World Food Day 2014 (October 16, 2014). “There are no quick wins or easy fixes to the problem of unsustainable fishing, but creating consumer demand for sustainable seafood has an important role to play,” commented MSC CEO Rupert Howes. “Evidence shows that MSC certified fisheries deliver measurable benefits by keeping fish stocks at healthy levels whilst giving fisheries access to new markets where sustainable seafood is in increasing demand. I hope that today’s meeting is the beginning of new real and lasting improvements in the way that African oceans are fished.”

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