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Monday, December 22, 2014
Overhaul of Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulations Needed, says New Report
CANADA - After slow growth of the aquaculture sector in 2013, a review of Novia Scotia's regulatory framework took place. The concluding report suggests that a complete...
Andhra Pradesh gets Go-Ahead for Tilapia Farming
INDIA - The government has approved the farming of tilapia in Andhra Pradesh and has issued certain guidelines for ensuring responsible breeding of freshwater fish,...
Faroe Islands and Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
FAROE ISLANDS - Faroese Prime Minister, Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and Turkish Minister of Economy, Nihat Zeybekçi have signed a Free Trade Agreement in Ankara....
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Innovators Finding Use for Fish Waste
US - Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thai Union Group to Acquire Bumble Bee Seafoods
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF), has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of North America’s...
Benchmark Holdings Officially Acquires Stofnfiskur and SalmoBreed
UK - Benchmark Holdings PLC, the international animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business, has officially acquired Norwegian-based SalmoBreed...
Iowa State University Producing Fish Feed from Local Agricultural Products
US - Researchers at Iowa State University are creating sustainable fish feed from local agricultural commodities, helping farmers find new revenue streams whilst...
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations...
Suspected Pancreas Disease in Nord-Trondelag
NORWAY - A suspected outbreak of Pancreas Disease (PD) has been reported on a Sal Mar salmon farm in Flatanger municipality in Nord-Trøndelag....
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
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...
 
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