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Friday, October 31, 2014
National Platform for Sustainable Fisheries Launched in Gambia
GAMBIA - Stakeholders from the fisheries sector have launched the National Platform for Sustainability Fisheries at a ceremony presided over by Dr Bamba Banjo, Permanent...
Viet Nam Surimi Exports to Russia Increase Sharply
VIET NAM - Total export value in nine months (January-September 2014) reached over $206 million, up nearly 31 per cent year on year. It is due to the surge in exports...
Minister Meets Fishing Industry Ahead of Quota Negotiations
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill met with DEFRA Fisheries Minister, George Eustice MP and representatives of the fishing industry in...
New Promotion Driving Scottish Mackerel Sales in Japan
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish seafood products have this week received a huge boost thanks to a bespoke promotion running with Aeon Group, one of the largest supermarket...
BAP Farmed Pangasius Equivalent to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch ‘Good Alternative’
VIET NAM - Two-star, three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) pangasius standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) certified in Viet Nam...
Chinese Aquatic Product Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm products in China fell slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
US India Business Delegation Meets Indian Agriculture Minister
INDIA - With a view to collaborate with Indian governments initiative on public private partnership in agriculture sector, an executive level delegation of US India...
Pakistan Upgrades Aquaculture Research Station
PAKISTAN - A Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Station has been established with the support of Higher Education Commission (HEC) to upgrade the existing research...
AquaBounty Resolves Panama Permitting Issues
PANAMA and US - Officials in Panama have fined AquaBounty $9500 due to a deficiency in certain local permitting requirements affecting its Panama operations....
Value of US Seafood Landings Increased in 2013
US - In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States 2013, NOAA Fisheries announced that US fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, an increase...
Nabard Unveils $16 Million Scheme for Aquaculture
INDIA - Looking at immense opportunity in aquaculture in Odisha state, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has unveiled a $16 million...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Seafood Scotland Examines Challenges and Opportunity for Shellfish Growers
SCOTLAND, UK - Seafood Scotland’s consultant retail and foodservice expert Jim Gourley, spoke about ‘change, challenge and opportunity’ for Scottish shellfish...
FDA Online Tool to Help US Fight Seafood Fraud
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new online learning module designed to help groups including “state regulators ensure the proper...
European Commission Documents Prove Illegal Fishing of Swordfish
EU - As EU Member State representatives met in Brussels to discuss the EU position on the management of highly migratory species such as bluefin tuna and swordfish,...
Fujian Steps Up International Cooperation in the Fishery Industries
CHINA - A total of 39 deals for cooperation projects in the marine and fishery industries were signed at the ongoing Fuzhou International Fisheries Expo 2014....
New Partnership to Support Ongoing Gulf Restoration
US - A new partnership between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide additional...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
India to Create First Fish Veterinary Hospital
INDIA - India is to set up its first hospital dedicated to treating abnormalities and diseases in fish. ...
Weekly Overview: US Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labelled Correctly
ANALYSIS - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labelling, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite...
New CEO for the National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
Increasing Black Cod and Halibut Prices
GLOBAL - Prices are rising for black cod and halibut and there are big changes ahead for EU labelling laws as more information will now be required for better transparency,...
Woolworths Commits to Sourcing Sustainable Seafood
SOUTH AFRICA - Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, has pledged to source its farmed seafood from sustainable and responsible operations by 2020....
FDA Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labeled Correctly
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling. The investigation has found that 85 per cent...
High Costs in Chile Drive Poor Results for Cermaq in Q3 2014
NORWAY - Cermaq ASA achieved a negative EBIT pre fair value and non-recurring items of NOK 39 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared to a positive EBIT of...
Strong Results for Bakkafrost in Q3 2014
FAROE ISLANDS - The Bakkafrost Group delivered a total operating EBIT of DKK 208.7 million in Q3 2014. The combined farming and VAP segment made an operational EBIT...
Bangladeshi Shrimp Export Growth Slowing on Weak Demand
BANGLADESH - Shrimp exports are facing a slowdown in the wake of reduced demand for locally-grown black tiger shrimps in major markets....
Monday, October 27, 2014
EU Strikes Trade Deal with East African Community
GLOBAL - Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) have finalised a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions....
Viet Nam Recovers Tuna Exports to US
VIET NAM - Viet Nam's tuna exports to the US have recovered as export value was $43 million, up 12 per cent year on year. Yearly accumulated tuna export value reached...
Good Growth for Young’s Chilled Brand
Young’s Seafood Limited is celebrating 21 per cent growth of the Young’s brand in the chilled category during the last year and is announcing plans to expand...
Red Tilapia Farming Growth Predicted for Philippines
PHILIPPINES - With the development of raising red tilapia at sea, a fish expert has forecast the growth of the industry starting next year....
Alaska Fish Factor: Land and Water Rights Causing Tension
US - Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next door neighbors to shoot outs over inter-state...
 
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