Overfishing

The MSC label is the leading UK mark indicating sustainably sourced fish

Fish suppliers face stricter rules

By Michelle Perrett

Fish manufacturers are facing new stricter rules on seafood certification as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has unveiled key changes while revealing plans to further review the system.

Skipjack controls, but action still needs to be taken to rebuild overfished yellowfin tuna stocks

Skipjack tuna to be harvest controlled

By Michelle Perrett

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has taken the ground-breaking step of agreeing harvest control rules for skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean.

The MSC is developing an online tool for protecting against seafood fraud

MSC trials traceability tool against seafood fraud

By Rick Pendrous

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has been undertaking trials of a new seafood traceability tool in response to increasing incidents of fraud in the sector, where non-sustainable fish varieties are being passed off as sustainable species.

There was major public concern about overfishing

EU's fisheries reform policy starts this month

By Nicholas Robinson

The EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package will start to be implemented this month and marks an historic turning point in setting EU fisheries management.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: on the brink of a key victory in the battle to ban fish discards?

Key fisheries meeting could signal end to fish discards

By Mike Stones

EU government ministers are meeting in Luxembourg today (June 12) for key talks on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy, which environmental campaigners hope may lead to an end to the controversial discards policy.

 Illegal fishing threatens the viability of honest businesses that refuse to deal with criminals

Politicians ready to fillet fish cheats

By Graham Holter

Illegal fishing, which now accounts for 15% of world catches according to EU calculations, distorts the market for fish, and threatens the viability of honest businesses that refuse to deal with criminals, warned politicians.

Lost at sea

Lost at sea

It's widely known that fish, particularly oily fish, is good for you. Packed full of essential fatty acids, research shows it can help prevent heart...

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