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Thursday, December 18, 2014
New Indoor Project Brings Shrimp Farming to Colder Climates
LATVIA - A shrimp farming project is currently underway in Riga, Latvia, producing high quality shrimp in a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS)....
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
Export Trend of Viet Nam Seafood to Main Markets
VIET NAM - In the first nine months of 2014, Viet Nam sold seafood to 166 markets around the world. The US, EU, China and South Korea raised their proportion out...
Iglo Group Rolls Out MSC Label in Europe
EUROPE - The New Year will see Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen foods business, roll out the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) blue ecolabel on pack for...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
ANALYSIS - A new species of trout has been discovered in Turkey. The new species Salmo kottelati belongs to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmons, trouts,...
New Import Quotas Crash Nigerian Fish Prices
NIGERIA - Millions of fish consumers are heaving a sigh of relief as fresh import quotas for fish issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently helped to...
Experts Discuss Oman Aquaculture Improvement
OMAN - The College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in association with the Embassy of Netherlands in Muscat and Wageningen University...
Second Year of Record Fish Landings for Shetlands
SHETLAND ISLANDS, UK - Landings at Shetland’s white fish markets reached record levels for the second year in a row in 2014....
Australia’s Fisheries Research to Benefit from Government Investment
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is investing more than A$6.5 million into 22 new research projects from the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery Winding Down
US - As 2015 approaches, the Gulf of Alaska pollock fishery is winding down, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Monday 15 December....
WWF Welcomes EU Warnings for Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - Illegally caught fish comprise a significant portion of both the global catch and of seafood imports, including to the world’s leading fish-consuming...
Government Improves Fish Competition Through Port Construction
To ensure better competitive and fair fish trading, in the Bicol Region, the Department of Agriculture allotted a total of P20M in funds for the construction of...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Deck Washing Will Not Violate Clean Water Act
US - It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act....
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
EC Warns Four More Countries in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - As part of the continued fight against illegal fishing worldwide, the European Commission has warned, with a 'yellow card', the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Time to Try Sustainable Fish on Your BBQ this Holiday Season
AUSTRALIA - As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include sustainable Australian...
New Fish Smoking Technology to Benefit Ghana
GHANA - SNV Ghana, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has launched fish processing technology to produce healthier fish to meet local...
Icewater Seafoods to Enhance Cod Processing with Grant
CANADA - Icewater Seafoods Inc., a processing company based in Arnold’s Cove that specialises in cod and groundfish products, will receive C$200,000 from the Provincial...
Mediterranean, Black Sea Governments Join Forces Towards Sustainable Aquaculture Development
GLOBAL - About 140 participants, representatives of governments and international organizations, delegates, experts and professionals from Mediterranean and Black...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Future of Pangasius Market Unclear
GLOBAL - New soak limits for Viet Nam pangasius is putting pressure on the market, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Monday 8 December....
Sea Cucumber Farmers Demand Compensation Over 2011 Oil Spill
CHINA - Twenty-one sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei Province have demanded compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic...
Disastrous Start to Oregon Dungeness Crab Fishery
US - The Oregon Dungeness Crab season has got off to a near disastrous start. The "derby" style fishery opened on 1 December with dismal returns so far. Hugh Link,...
Fishermen Prepare for Snapper Season Opening
AUSTRALIA - As the statewide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end next week, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a reminder about the five Snapper spawning...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
TUF Invests in Tuna, Seafood Innovation Projects
Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF) has signed a collaboration agreement with the Faculty of Science, Mahidol University to inaugurate Thai Union...
5th Global Feed & Food Congress Launched, Registration Open
TURKEY - The 5th anniversary edition of the Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) will be held for the first time ever in Turkey and will bring together the global...
World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent...
EU/Faroe Fishery Negotiations Bring Stability for Scottish Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - Opportunities for Scottish fishermen to fish in Faroes waters were secured for another year as a result of the EU/Faroe talks....
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15,...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Weekly Overview: No Action Taken on Preventing Bigeye Tuna Overfishing at WCPFC Meeting
ANALYSIS - It has been all about tuna over the past week as the 33 member states of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) met in Samoa, 1-5...
 
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