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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Humber Seafood Summit: Fish - What Do Consumers Want?
UK - We do not have great consumer confidence in the the UK, and with earnings down and debt rising, it is important we listen to want the consumer wants, said Jonathan...
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
New Report Reveals Extent of Cetacean Bycatch in Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - A new report reveals the extent of cetacean (whales and dolphins) bycatch in the Indian Ocean tuna fisheries, and calls for increased observer coverage...
Nine in Ten UK Vets Prefer to Buy British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority choosing to buy British....
US Plan to Export Asian Carp to China not that Simple
CHINA - In early September, US scientists came to China to explore ways to prevent the spread of Asian carp in their country and to explore the possibility of exporting...
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Mitsubishi Makes Offer on Salmon Farmer Cermaq
NORWAY - The Board of Directors of Cermaq ASA has unanimously recommended a voluntary cash offer from Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire the entire issued share capital...
Humber Seafood Summit: Aquaculture Production to Overtake Capture Fisheries by 2022
GLOBAL - Asia is driving the production and demand of fisheries and aquaculture, said Nianjun Shen, from the FAO, speaking at the Humber Seafood Summit 2014, held...
Makkovik Fish Plant Explores Upgrades with Government Support
CANADA - The Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative Society Limited (Torngat Fish Co-op) will seek ways to increase efficiency and output at its crab and turbot plant...
Norwegian Fish Entering Russia Through Belarus
RUSSIA - Although Norwegian fish has been banned from entering Russia, it is still finding its way in to Russia through Belarus....
Oceana Unveils High Levels of Seafood Fraud in Denmark
DENMARK - The marine conservation organization Oceana, the Danish newspaper Søndagsavisen and the TV program “Go’Aften Denmark” conducted a study revealing...
Chinese Fund Set to Invest in Australia's Agriculture Industry
CHINA and AUSTRALIA - The Chinese government owned Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund has committed to spend $2.7 billion on Australian dairy, beef, lamb and aquaculture...
Stable Performance of French Seafood Market
FRANCE - According to recently published data the EU 28 total catch represents 4.8 million tonnes, of which France catches 443,509 tonnes or nine per cent (CFP edition...
Marine Harvest Director Resigns
NORWAY - Tor Olav Trøim has resigned as Director of Marine Harvest with immediate effect....
Friday, September 19, 2014
Humber Seafood Summit: New Seafish Guide Helps Make Responsible Choices When Choosing Fish
UK - Speaking at the 2014 Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby, Dr Tom Pickerell introduced Seafish's Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS), writes Lucy Towers,...
EU to Help Portugal Enforce Fisheries Rules
EU - In its efforts to ensure that fisheries rules are respected across the EU, the European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Portuguese...
Iceland Fish Catch Up During August 2014
ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels increased by 5.5 per cent in August 2014 over that of August 2013, according to Statistics Iceland....
Faroe Islands, Turkey Make Free Trade Pact
FAROE ISLANDS - After a fifteen year negotiation, the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean have become connected through a Free Trade Agreement between the Faroe...
Fish Production in Northern Mindanao up During Second Quarter
PHILIPPINES - Total fish production in northern Mindanao grew by more than five per cent to 45,110.50 metric tons in the second quarter in 2014 compared to the total...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Shrimp Farmers Opposing New Thondangi Mandal Port
INDIA - The proposal to set up a new port in the Kakinada Special Economic Zone area in Thondangi mandal of East Godavari district is facing opposition from shrimp...
Poor Alaskan Chum Salmon Run Causing Market Uncertainty
US - The chum salmon run in Alaska has been poor so far this year, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex Foods, Monday 15 September. ...
Clearwater Seafoods to Join S&P/TSX SmallCap Index
CANADA - Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated will be added to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index, effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19, 2014. ...
GAA To Honor Vietnamese Seafood Champion At GOAL 2014
VIET NAM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognising Vietnamese seafood champion Dr Nguyen Huu Dzung with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2014 conference...
Seafood Scotland Helping Scottish Businesses to Develop
SCOTLAND, UK - Seafood Scotland, in its role as delivery partner for Seafish in Scotland, recently hosted Seafish Market Analyst Julia Brooks during a tour of the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Reports Reveal Progress on Road to Sustainable Seafood
UK - Two new reports published today (17 September) by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show the progress being made to secure the future of the world’s oceans,...
EU Funding Failed to Support the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Effectively
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and...
European Fishing Vessels Back in Moroccan Waters
EU - After a break of more than 2.5 years, European fishing boats can again take up their fishing activities in Moroccan waters. A new four-year protocol of the...
BioMar Appoints New CEO
NORWAY - Torben Svejgard, who has been Group CEO in BioMar since 2008, has resigned from his position in order to focus on a career as a full-time board member....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Weekly Overview: EU to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquatic Animals
ANALYSIS - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals (including...
EuroTier: What are the Implications for Animal Production?
US - The targeted Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA is currently the subject of lively debate and...
 
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