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Hub | February 25, 2010 at 21:33

'Has the catching of this fish impacted endangered species?' 'Is the population of this species still healthy or has it been overfished by industrial scale fishing practices?' 'Is this farmed seafood a better option, or is it doing more harm than...

Fisheries techniques

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:45

Some fishing techniques have a devastating impact on the other marine life that shares the oceans with the fish being caught. They not only damage marine habitats, but also catch and kill large numbers of other marine creatures, including...


Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:16

The websites below provide further information on endangered species, fisheries, aquaculture and other seafood related subjects.

What does sustainable mean?

Page | March 13, 2009 at 20:53

In simple terms, a sustainable fishery is one whose practices can be maintained indefinitely without reducing the targeted species’ ability to maintain its population at healthy levels, and without adversely impacting on other species within the...

Demands on labelling

Page | March 16, 2009 at 20:01

In many countries, seafood labelling is poor, making it impossible for customers to trace where the fish they buy comes from, and what method was used to catch it. Sometimes, it is even difficult to tell which species is present in the product or...

What about certification?

Page | June 24, 2009 at 17:00

Certification and the labelling of certified products aim to identify products that follow certain minimum standards or regulations, such as standards for quality, organic production, fair trade, or sustainability.

Sustainable tuna

Page | January 14, 2010 at 20:40

Pelagic gillnets

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:42

Pelagic gillnets or ‘set nets’ are fine-filament nets that are kept at or below the surface by numerous floats and weights and held in position by anchors. If a fish’s head goes through the net but its body can’t follow, it is ‘gilled’ or...

Beam trawls

Page | June 17, 2008 at 14:44

A type of bottom trawl in which the horizontal opening of the net is provided by a heavy beam mounted at each end on guides or skids that travel along the seabed. On sandy or muddy bottoms, a series of ‘tickler’ chains are strung between the...


Page | June 22, 2009 at 13:00

Greenpeace is of the opinion that no fully credible certification system for sustainable seafood currently exists. Although Greenpeace acknowledges the MSC’s professional operation and its transparency and stakeholder involvement at all levels,...

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