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Norwegian haddock quota cut; price rise expected

THE PRICE of haddock is expected to rise after cuts to fishing quotas in Norway were confirmed, due to low Barents Sea stock levels.   Imports from Norway make up around 50% of all haddock bought in to Britain, but an agreement to reduce the levels that fisheries can catch next year may lead to…
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Wild sea bass levels at lowest level in years

ACCORDING TO the latest assessment by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the levels of wild sea bass have dropped to its lowest in years.   Experts have warned that spawning stocks have decreased by 32% since 2009, and have recommended that a 36% cut in catches be made across the…
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Industry challenges skate and ray sustainability reporting

THE UK fishing industry has challenged a report from the University of Salford which suggests that some skate and ray sold in Britain are from declining species.   Supported by Seafish and The Shark Trust the industry has come together to urge retailers to be assured that commercially available skates and rays are from effectively…
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No return for the mack?

FEARS OF overfishing may put mackerel's comeback on hold as customers face a tough choice between eating healthily and sustainably.   What a difference two years make. This time in 2011, mackerel was riding on the crest of a wave – in plentiful supply, promoted as part of a healthy diet thanks to its high…
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Concern over mackerel stock

THE SCOTTISH Government is becoming increasingly “frustrated” by the continued over-fishing of the mackerel stock by Iceland and the Faroes.   Scientific advice points to the need for a cut in quota Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said the two countries had been “plundering the mackerel stock for four years now”, and the Scottish quota…
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