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Mosquito Net Fishing

News Conservation and healthcare concerns as widespread use of mosquito nets for fishing revealed

31 Jan 2018

Mosquito nets distributed to combat malaria in developing tropical countries are being routinely used for fishing instead. A new study raises questions about the threats to biodiversity as well as impacts on both the fish populations and human health that the practice poses.

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News Mosquito net fishing endangering humans and wildlife, new study

31 Jan 2018

Mosquito nets distributed to combat malaria in developing tropical countries are being routinely used for fishing instead. A new study raises questions about the threats to biodiversity as well as impacts on both the fish populations and human health that the practice poses.

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News Belfast chippie 'batters' competition to scoop MCS-sponsored sustainable fish supper award

25 Jan 2018

At the 30th National Fish and Chip Awards, Fish City Belfast, has won the MCS-sponsored Good Catch Award, The award aims to encourage sustainable sourcing in the fish and chip shop industry so that diners can eat fish from fisheries where stocks aren’t under threat from overfishing.

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News Belfast chippie 'batters' competition to scoop MCS-sponsored sustainable fish supper award

25 Jan 2018

At the 30th National Fish and Chip Awards, Fish City Belfast, has won the MCS-sponsored Good Catch Award, The award aims to encourage sustainable sourcing in the fish and chip shop industry so that diners can eat fish from fisheries where stocks aren’t under threat from overfishing.

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News Jellyfish could be a "huge" food source for one of the North Sea's most commercially important catches say scientists

3 Jan 2018

Norway lobsters’ filmed feasting fast and furious on helmet jellyfish carcasses which they located in under 25 minutes, scaring other scavengers away almost immediately and then eating over half of the remains.

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News Fishing levels set too high as Government claims boost for fishers

13 Dec 2017

After annual negotiations in Brussels, a number of stocks will continue to be fished above levels advised by scientists this year says MCS. Some species are found in UK waters including haddock in the Southern Celtic sea and English Chanel, herring in the Irish sea, Celtic sea and off the South West of Ireland and whiting stocks in the West of Scotland and Irish sea.

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Press Release Fishing levels continue to be set too high in penultimate December council meeting before date set for Brexit

13 Dec 2017

The Marine Conservation Society says that this year a number of stocks will continue to be fished above levels advised by scientists. MCS says it’s particularly concerned about the lack of progress on these stocks ahead of Brexit.

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News No long transition on fishing rights post Brexit says fishers leaders

11 Dec 2017

The leader of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation has said a ‘bridge’ of no more than nine months is required to protect fishing interests as Britain leaves the EU, whilst MCS says that regardless of the length of the transition period, there’s a huge amount of work to be done to replace the work of numerous EU bodies

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News Are cod and haddock set to leave the waters of Scotland's west coast?

1 Nov 2017

New research reveals cod, herring and haddock may vanish from the west coast of Scotland due to global warming.
The findings show cod and herring off Scotland’s west coast are already nearing the edge of their temperature tolerance range.

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News Five fish you shouldn't eat

31 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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News Five fish you shouldn't eat

31 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

31 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

31 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

30 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

30 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Trout in aquarium by Ammit Jack

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Trout in aquarium by Ammit Jack

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Trout in aquarium by Ammit Jack

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, but we can stop feeding demand for seafood from badly managed or damaging fisheries and fish farms by picking the right fish. Here’s 5 you should avoid!

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Trout in aquarium by Ammit Jack

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, and scientists are concerned about the collective threats facing our seas. Here’s 5 fish you should avoid.

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Trout in aquarium by Ammit Jack

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, and scientists are concerned about the collective threats facing our seas. Here’s 5 fish you should avoid.

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Swordfish by elxeneize/Flickr

News Five fish you shouldn't eat

27 Oct 2017

90% of the world’s fish stocks are either fully or overexploited, and scientists are concerned about the collective threats facing our seas. Here’s 5 fish you should avoid.

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News Good news for lobsters as England set to ban landings of egg bearing females

13 Sep 2017

Following a consultation on the prohibition of landing eggbearing lobsters and crawfish in England, which included a response from MCS, the Government has announced that it will introduce a ban by October 1st this year.

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News High street restaurant chains rated

29 Jun 2017

Our survey finds high street chains are falling short on seafood sustainability.

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News Endangered skates and sharks on our dinner plates

26 Jun 2017

Are endangered skates and sharks ending up on our dinner plates? Despite threatened status some species are seemingly fetching good money when landed.

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News Action for Loch Carron must be start of further protections

19 May 2017

New protection measures for Scottish Sea Loch announced: MCS says action for Loch Carron must be just the start of further protections MCS was distraught to hear of the destruction caused by scallop dredging to flameshell beds in outer Loch Carron in late April.

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News Native oysters back in Dornoch Firth

18 May 2017

Environmental first as Glenmorangie reintroduces native oysters to the Dornoch Firth: Oysters to work alongside new ÇÜ ¼6 million anaerobic digestion plant MCS is part of a ground-breaking environmental project which has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around Dornoch Firth after a century’s absence.

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Blog Our ratings on haddock in the North Sea, West of Scotland and Skagerrak explained

23 Mar 2017

Fisheries management has actually been improving a lot over the last decade, and the UK industry has helped a huge amount by developing new ways to fish more selectively and record more data. The Scottish industry has played a leading role in such work.

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News It is bad news for haddock, but American lobster claws its way up the latest seafood ratings lists

17 Mar 2017

Takeaway favourite from North Sea and west of Scotland area no longer the best partner for chips Our latest seafood ratings on the Good Fish Guide website have seen three haddock fisheries in the North Sea and West of Scotland area downgraded, due to a change in scientific advice.

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News Good Fish Guide App that helps makes sustainable fish choices simple gets design award

23 Feb 2017

Our Good Fish Guide app is a 2016 Gold winner in the prestigious London Design Awards, which recognise creativity and leading design across a range of categories.

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Blog The Manchester giant grouper

21 Dec 2016

The Manchester giant grouper: putting Manchester on the map for the wrong reasons. Last week we were greeted with the regrettable news that a grouper, “the third largest fish of its kind on record”, an animal that lived out its life around the tropical coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, was flown to a fish market in Manchester, UK. What can be learned - or gained - from its fate?

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Blog How fisheries are run in the Pacific Northeast - part 2

22 Nov 2016

Alaskan Seafood: a visit to learn how fisheries are run in the Pacific northeast.

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Blog How fisheries are run in the Pacific Northeast - part 1

9 Nov 2016

Alaskan Seafood: a visit to learn how fisheries are run in the Pacific northeast. In July this year, I took an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Alaskan seafood industry and travelled with a team of UK and European commercial seafood representatives to visit some key fishing ports in the region.

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Blog Future aquaculture challenges and innovation

22 Sep 2016

The GOAL aquaculture conference here in China has just finished for this year. It has once again been an opportunity to learn and share ideas and information with a wide range of people from every sector and corner of the globe.

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Blog GOAL Aquaculture conference starts

20 Sep 2016

The annual Global Aquaculture Alliance GOAL conference opened today with a fantastic opening traditional drumming ceremony.

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Blog Experiences from China

18 Sep 2016

I am very fortunate to find myself in Guangzhou, South East China, attending the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) GOAL conference. As part of GAA Standards Oversight Committee we are invited to attend these annual conferences as part of our role.

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News New ratings: Some restaurant chains failing basic seafood sustainability test

17 Nov 2015

We’ve teamed up with Fish2Fork, the online guide that rates restaurants on seafood sustainability.

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News North Sea cod moves off the red list

24 Sep 2015

North Sea cod - out of the red at last But nine other cod stocks are still in a bad way The iconic European cod fishery which collapsed in the 1980s and has been ailing ever since, has finally increased above dangerously low levels and hauled itself off the MCS Fish to Avoid list.

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