Kongsberg buy Rolls-Royce commercial marine
Rolls-Royce has sold its commercial marine business to Kongsberg for an enterprise value of GB£500m and net proceeds of around GB£350-400m.
 Call for NARW protection collaboration
The Lobster Council of Canada (LCC) is calling on the Federal government to work with lobster harvesters and other stakeholders to ensure that the industry’s ongoing commitment to protecting the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) is addressing all issues.
 New workstream to help protect wild salmon
A new salmon interactions workstream to provide expert advice on mitigating pressures on wild salmon has been launched by the Scottish Government.
 UK government plans for an independent fisheries policy
The UK Government has announced its ‘Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations’ White Paper ahead of the forthcoming Fisheries Bill, which is expected to establish the blueprint for a sustainable and profitable industry once Britain has left the European Union.
 Seafish announces Seafood Summit speakers
The UK Seafood Summit has attracted an impressive line-up of speakers from trade, industry and science for its inaugural event with topics covered including Brexit and the effect of microplastics on the marine environment.
 Thai Union completes third-party vessels audit
Thai Union Group, with the support of several of its customers, recently completed its first industry collaborative third-party audit, conducted by global safety consulting and certification company UL, on some Thai commercial fishing vessels supplying the company’s business.
 Mandatory offshore rig removal needs a rethink, environmental experts say
​A survey of international environmental experts suggests that attitudes to the decommissioning of offshore infrastructure, such as oil platforms, have shifted. Almost 95% of the experts, drawn from 10 nations across academia, government and industry, believe that a more flexible, case-by-case, approach to equipment removal would be better for the environment. Removal has potential large-scale environmental impacts, including the loss of biodiversity and destruction of sea-bed habitat.
 HB Grandi’s Viðey makes a great start
The latest issue to the HB Grandi fleet has performed perfectly during fishing trials and its first two full trips, according to skipper Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson.
 Canaries one-by-one tuna fishermen become part of the IPNLF Member network
Organización de Productores de Túnidos y Pesca Fresca (Optuna No 42), the non-profit tuna producer organisation based on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has become the latest member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.
 MSC certification for Pacific tuna fishery
FCF Fishery Company (FCF) and the Western Pacific Sustainable Tuna Alliance (WPSTA) has announced that the Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin free school purse seine fishery has been granted Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Standard for Sustainable Fishing certification.