SUBMON have reported the first underwater images recorded in the Western Mediterranean and Iberian Peninsula of common bottlenose dolphins feeding in trawl nets. The organisation said that: ‘We have already observed that bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) follow the trawl fishing boats, mainly showing a feeding behaviour. However, until now we had not information of their […]

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The UK government, with Canada, Iceland and the US, has launched a world-first global alliance to tackle illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing which poses a threat to ocean ecosystems, coastal communities and global fish stocks by undermining fisheries management and distorting trade. The IUU Fishing Action Alliance will bring together countries leading the fight […]

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries has published a new report: This report, published in June 2022, presents a synthesis of views gathered from the UK fishing industry based on their experiences in the 12 months after the UK officially left the EU. The UK fishing industry was frequently highlighted during the process that […]

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News release from the World Trade Organisation: WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to curb harmful fishing subsidies ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) next month. The chair of the negotiations, Ambassador Santiago Wills of Colombia, said in a video message that […]

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