Alaska groundfish sector gears up for access to resource battle with halibut

America's Finest, the new ship Fishermen's Finest is building, will replace one of its two vessels - the American No. 1 or the US Intrepid. Credit: Skipsteknisk

Letters in protest of potentially drastic halibut bycatch reductions are flowing to regulators as BSAI groundfish companies prepare to battle for access to resource  (more…)

US pollock catchers: Dalny Vostok sinking shows Russian fishery not meeting MSC standard

MSC should demand full accounting from Russian authorities on how ‘gross violations’ could go undetected by government in fishery which is not meeting minimum of MSC standard, says US pollock catchers group

Biomar investing $10m in China JV on back of growth potential for high value species

An important part of the feed growth potential in China is driven by new farming projects for high value species, in a move to offer diversified species to a growing middle, upper class, Biomar’s global marketing director tells Undercurrent News

Russian trawler sunk with illegal crew on board was not selling MSC pollock

Pollock - NMFS

As news emerges vessel sunk with apparently illegal Burmese workers onboard, Russian pollock association and MSC confirm implicated company not supplying MSC fish, but was eligible to apply for chain of custody (more…)