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FarFish – Inspiration for Changes

Cadu Villaça from Brazil participated in the Far Fish Marine Management and Innovation course at the University of Tromsø this past March. He wrote to us last week to let us know of some exciting developments in his professional life, part of which he attributes to his participation in the FarFish course. This highlights how […]

Considerations on art.25 of the proposal for amendment of European Parliament Regulation N.1224/2009 CCTV control system in fishing

This news piece represents the second of seven summaries of the essays written by participants of the FarFish course Marine Management and Innovation. Once a month we will publish an essay summary that will highlight interesting views and reflections. The intention behind this is to present interesting cases on marine management from around the world. […]

FarFish initiates its process on creating a European voluntary CEN standard

On June 24th, FarFish initiated its one-year process on developing a European voluntary CEN standard for its good practice guidelines for developing management recommendations for the EU fleet operating outside European waters. Due to COVID-19, the kick-off meeting took place online on June 24th and was attended by FarFish researchers, as well as several interested […]

FarFish spreading knowledge on marine management and innovation

From 9-13th March, UiT held the FarFish certificate course in Marine Management and Innovation at Campus Tromsø. 29 participants from 14 countries took part, and among the participants were students and researchers from UiT, as well as invited stakeholders and online participants. Throughout the week, participants were educated on topics such as international ocean governance, […]

The 3rd FarFish Annual Meeting

Last week the third annual FarFish meeting was held on June 3rd – 4th. Due to Covid-19 the meeting took place online this year. The project coordinator, Jónas R. Viðarsson from Matís, Iceland, led the meeting with 49 attending, including projects partners and the external advisory group (EAG). Despite these unusual circumstances the meeting went […]

FarFish initiates a CEN workshop agreement on “Good practice guidelines for developing management recommendations tailored for the EU fleet operating outside European waters”

Among the intended key products of the FarFish project are “Good practice guidelines for developing management recommendations tailored for the EU fleet operating outside European waters”. Drafts of such guidelines have already been developed, tested, improved and validated in the FarFish project. The final step in this process is to develop a CEN workshop agreement […]

Diploma program in marine management and innovation at the University of Tromsø

Last week the FarFish project offered a university level certificate program in marine management and innovation at the University of Tromsø. The program consisted of short modules taught by FarFish institutions and were designed to further educate fish business operators and EU fleet representatives in particular. Two main topics have been selected for the focus of the programme: […]

Sustainable Tuna Fisheries in Seychelles

A meeting was held this week with FarFish partners in Victoria, Seychelles. The meeting was well attended by Case Study Leaders from the Seychelles Fishing Authority as well as tuna industry representatives and SFA staff. The FarFish work package leader on capacity development and dissemination and partners from the Long Distance Advisory Council and ICMAN-CSIC […]