Tag Archives: Bangor University

Do “Catch Reconstructions” really Implicate Overfishing?

CFOODA new paper led by Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia that found global catch data, as reported to the FAO, to be significantly lower than the true catch numbers. “Global fish catches are falling three times faster than official UN figures suggest, according to a landmark new study, with overfishing to blame.” 400 researches spent the last decade accumulating missing global catch data from small-scale fisheries, sport fisheries, illegal fishing activity and fish discarded at sea, which FAO statistics, “rarely include.” –  Comment by Michel J. Kaiser, Bangor University – Comment by David Agnew, Director of Standards MSC  Read the post here 11:31

New guidelines for scallop fishing in protected Cardigan Bay could be drawn up after world’s largest study

New guidelines for sustainable scallop fishing in a protected area of the West Wales coast could be drawn up thanks to the world’s largest ever fishing impact study. Scientists from Bangor University, working together with the Welsh Fishermen’s Association, Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales have published their findings from the study, funded in part by the European Fishery Fund. Researchers spent 18 months preparing for the major fishing experiment in which 12 different sites were fished at different intensities by commercial boats. Read the rest here 09:20