Fisheries events

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WWF stand at the European Seafood Expo in Brussels, 27-29 April 2010
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Year 2016

 
  • 2 May: World Tuna Day
  • 23 - 27 May: Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, 20th regular session, La Reunión, France
  • 2 - 4 November: China Fisheries and Seafood Expo, Qingdao, China
  • 21 November: World Fisheries Day
  • 5 - 9 December: Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission,13th regular session of the commission, Fiji











 

WWF´s tuna work


 

More info here. 
 
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Eastern Pacific Ocean coastal states meet to discuss how to improve tuna management
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Fishing activity, El Hierro, Canary Islands
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WWF Meeting El Hierro, 2-6 February 2015

Learning from local, progressive fisheries communities
WWF´s Smart Fishing Initiative travelled to La Restinga, El Hierro, a small volcanic island off the Western Sahara to develop new sustainable fishing projects. This island has a unique approach in becoming 100% energy self-sufficient, using a combination of wind and hydroelectric power. Local fishermen are determined to protect their fishing resources through planned expansion of marine parks around the island. El Hierro’s outstanding reputation as “green” island with a sustainable energy supply and fishery made the island a perfect choice to learn more about the local community´s fishery management methods and solutions to avoid overfishing. 
 
“As a global conservation organisation, WWF not only relies on, but also benefits from the experience of regional and local partners. Small-scale fisheries in El Hierro could become a global example for successful, responsible and sustainable fisheries management”, said Alfred Schumm, WWF’s Smart Fishing Initiative Leader. 
 
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Alfred Schumm, Leader WWF Smart Fishing Initiative and the Vice President of the local fisheries organisation (Cofradía de los pescadores de La Restinga, El Hierro)
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