Fisheries and Oceans Canada updates Pacific Herring Coast-wide Harvest Plan for 2021-22

December 21, 2021 Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) supports fishing opportunities for communities, and is firmly committed to the conservation, protection, and regeneration of our marine environment and the lifeforms they sustain. Herring are a forage fish, an important food source to other keystone species like Pacific salmon, and a critical part of the ecosystem on the Pacific coast. It is vital that we manage Pacific herring with an approach that supports fishing allocation where possible, and one that is consistent with the objectives of stock recovery, and the regeneration of this important species.

MSC: Nations Must Seize Historic Opportunity to Safeguard North East Atlantic Pelagic Fish Stocks

November 30, 2021 Marine Stewardship Council

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is urging nations in the North East Atlantic to seize a historic opportunity to reach agreement on the sustainable management of key fish stocks as international quota-setting negotiations show signs of a breakthrough following years of deadlock.

Feds Declare East Coast Herring Fishery a Disaster

“With this determination, we proudly support our fishing industry and will work with the affected communities to help them get back on track,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “Resilient and sustainable fisheries are not only essential to our coastal communities, but play a vital role in supporting our blue economy and our nation’s overall economic wellbeing.”

EU Announces Cuts in Baltic Catches of Herring, Cod

October 13, 2021 Associated Press

The European Union imposed cuts in catches of cod and herring in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, to make sure both threatened stock and the region’s fishing fleet have a chance of survival.

MSC: Urgent Government Action Needed to Protect Vital Fish Stocks In The North East Atlantic

October 4, 2021 Marine Stewardship Council

Concern raised as the combined catch of mackerel, herring and blue whiting overshoots sustainable limits by 4.8 million tonnes since 2015.