New Salmon Firm to Buy Gouldsboro Plant That Housed Nation’s Last Sardine Cannery

A Maine aquaculture company plans to buy the Gouldsboro property that was home to the nation’s last sardine cannery, and use it as part of a salmon- and cod-farming operation.

Officials: No Sardine Fishing Off California This Year Due to Steep Population Decline

April 18, 2019 Peter Arcuni, KQED

West coast regulators have voted unanimously to ban commercial sardine fishing for the fifth straight year after a recent evaluation of the northern Pacific stock revealed a steep decline.

MSC Certificates Suspended for Both Bay of Biscay Sardine Fisheries

February 21, 2019 Marine Stewardship Council

The MSC certificates for the South of Brittany purse seine sardine fishery in France, and the Spanish Bay of Biscay purse seine sardine fishery, will be suspended on 12 March 2019. This was announced in the Notice of Suspension which was issued by the independent certifier, Bureau Veritas.