Silicon Valley comes to the Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission's (IOTC) has hosted a workshop in Cape Town to present its proposed e-MARIS electronic monitoring and reporting information system, and to provide an opportunity for experts to discuss and assess its features.
 Norwegian technology – Danish success
Norwegian auto long-lining system designers and manufacturers Fiskevegn are continuing to expand their focus on improving operations for inshore fishermen.
 Sound of Jura trout farm plan scrapped
Kames Fish Farming has withdrawn its application for a SEPA CAR (Controlled Activities Regulations) licence application for a trout farm in the Sound of Jura, Scotland.
 Plaice gutting machine from Kroma
A plaice gutting machine developed by Kroma and handled in Denmark by Hvide Sande Skibssmedie promises to make production faster and easier.
 East Atlantic Purse Seine tuna FIP launched
A tuna Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for the Eastern Atlantic Ocean has been formally launched, with the signing of an agreement and approval of an action plan between 15 organisations.
 Quota increases for UK fisherman
UK fisherman will benefit from significant quota increases for key stocks following UK Government negotiations with the EU.
 Russian aquaculture industry seeks self-sufficiency in fingerlings
At least three new centres for breeding fingerlings for nearly dozen fish species should be established in various parts of Russia within the next few years, the officials from the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries have confirmed, reports Vladislav Vorotnikov.
 IPNLF grows Spanish supply chain network
Spain-based Conservas Emperatriz has become the latest member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).
 Sea lice treatment shows 100% efficacy
The first commercial scale field trial of a sea lice treatment in Norway has showed 100% efficacy.
 Australia and Vietnam work together to combat illegal fishing
Australia and Vietnam are to commence an in-country public information campaign to educate Vietnamese fishers about the consequences of illegally fishing in Australian waters and the Pacific.