Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

The Quest for Fish Sterilization

Sterilising farmed fish offers the aquaculture industry a number of benefits. For farmers themselves, it can prevent fish from becoming sexually mature – desirable since maturation reduces flesh quality and makes fish more susceptible to diseases. Sterilisation can also restrict their environmental impact in preventing farmed genes, which are often suboptimal for a life in the wild, from being introduced into wild populations by escapees.

EU's small-scale fisheries, & its Landing Obligation

EU's small-scale fisheries, & its Landing Obligation

The European Unions Common Fisheries Policy Landing Obligation aims to tackle fishery discards, which presents issues for sustainable management. Although introduced in 2015, questions over its implementation and impacts on the various fishing sectors remain.