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A research article emerging from the FishPopTrace project entitled 'Gene-associated markers provide tools for tackling illegal fishing and false eco-certificationpublished in Nature Communications on the 22nd of May 2012 prompted a number of media items detailed below.

Fiskenes gener kan afsløre ulovligt fiskeri

(nr.5-2012, November 2012)

Aktuel Naturvidenskab

New tools could safeguard fish stocks

(May 23, 2012)

By James Morgan for

DNA test combats illegal fishing worldwide

(May 23, 2012)


DNA test provides safeguard for species

Telltale signs to curb illegal catches

(May 23, 2012)

in the Vancouver Sun

New means of safeguarding world fish stocks proven

(May 22, 2012)


DNA to Curb Illegal Fishing

A new SNP assay can determine the geographical origin of commonly overexploited fish species.

(May 24, 2012)

By Cristina Luiggi for The Scientist


Powerful genetic tools to help fight illegal fishing

(May 24, 2012)

By Natalia Real for FIS

Fish Forensics Gets an Upgrade

(May 22, 2012)

How to avert the end of fish? A little fish forensics might help

(May 25, 2012)

FishPopTrace on BBC Radio

(May 24, 2012)

A radio interview on the Science In Action programme of the BBC World Service, aired on the 24th of May 2012 is available on the BBC i-player

A radio interview on the BBC Radio 4 programme Farmers World  also aired on the 24 May 2012 is available on the BBC i-player


Nouvelle arme contre la pêche illégale

New Means of Safeguarding World Fish Stocks

(May 22, 2012)

Diverse herrings are super survivors

(March 9, 2012)

An article by Martin Ledstrup, in conversation with Morten Limborg of DTU Aqua and FishPopTrace for Science Nordic. The article is related to a paper in Molecular Ecology about local adaptations in herring.



FishPopTrace Program Using DNA to Counter Overfishing

By Ari Daniel Shapiro ⋅ 11 November 2011
Radio report on FishPopTrace by 'PRI's The World' (U.S.A. Nov. 2011)

FishPopTrace at the 'What's For Lunch' Conference

(September 20, 2011)

FishPopTrace were present at the What's For Lunch Interactive Media Conference in Brussels. The Conference focused on the outputs of FP6 and FP7 research projects on Food Chain Traceability. Food integrity is becoming increasingly important; authenticity, origin of food, geographical location, traceability and security and safety of food production requires new diagnostic tools and implementation of new information systems. FishPopTrace representatives presented the outputs of the project and handled questions from the media.

Cracking down on illegal fishing
By Richard Hollingham 16 June 2009
Radio report on FishPopTrace by Planet Earth online (UK June 2009)
Detailed report and audio available directly from 'Plaent Earth' website

Tracing Fish and fish products from ocean to fork using advanced molecular technologies

In: Food Chain Integrity: A holistic approach to food traceability, safety, quality and authenticity (March 2011, Ed. Hoorfar, J, Jordan, K & Prugga, R, ISBN 0 85709 068 2),
pp. 259-282. Woodhead Publishing.

"There's something fishy going on" Independent Newspaper UK, January 2011

"Mit DNA-Tests gegen Piratenfischer" Hamburger Abendblatt, Germany, January 2011  
"Tools for uncovering fishy business" Fisheries Society of the British Isles Newsletter, Spring 2011  
"To Fight Illegal Fishing, Forensic DNA gets Local" Science, December 2010