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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...
Nigerian Fish Production gets $60 million Boost
NIGERIA - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oyo State Government and private firm Triton Aqua Africa Ltd will see $60 million injected into fish production....
Icelandic Saithe Fishery Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Iceland’s saithe fishery has been Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable and well-managed following an extensive 18 month assessment....
FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s...
Norway's $10 million Donation to Help Sudan's Farmers, Fishermen
SOUTH SUDAN - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood...
Successful Mussel Trial Drives Aquaculture Development in Goa
INDIA - The successful demonstration of mussel farming in the brackish waters of Goa has built a new path for the development of coastal mariculture in the area. ...
Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays Receive Stronger Protection
GLOBAL - From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Thousands of Fishermen to get Free Insurance Coverage
PHILIPPINES - Thousands of fisherfolk in 42 provinces nationwide may now avail of free full insurance coverage for their calamity-stricken fishing assets, the Bureau...
Nigeria Spends $500 million Yearly on Fish Imports
NIGERIA - The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) said that the Federal Government imports 1.96 million tons of fish valued at $500 million annually...
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Sullivan Makes Fishery Debate a Priority
US - Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at...
Thai Union Group to Acquire Norway's King Oscar
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF), has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the assets and the trademark of the world’s top ten seafood...
Marine Harvest to Buy 40,000 tonne Integrated Farming Capacity in Chile
CHILE - Marine Harvest is to purchase assets of the former Chilean farming company Acuinova Chile S.A., which is currently in bankruptcy....
Friday, September 12, 2014
Icelandic Salmon Producer Joins Global Salmon Initiative
ICELAND - Fjarðalax ehf., a farmed salmon producer from Iceland, has officially joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), bringing the current membership count...
Transmarina Ecuadorian Tuna Fleet Certified Sustainable
ECUADOR - Transmarina C.A., an Ecuadorian company operating in the ultra frozen fish market worldwide, has positively concluded the Friend of the Sea audit for tuna,...
Less Than a Week Until Humber Seafood Summit 2014
UK - The annual Humber Seafood Summit conference has now sold out as the final programme is announced....
Shetland Fishermen’s Association Call for Cod Quota Increase
SHETLAND, UK - Fishermen in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the...
Shrimp Market Nearing Record Level Prices
US - Shrimp meat prices have been on the rise over the last few months and are continuing to rise, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex...
UK’s Top Young Fish Friers for 2015 Revealed
UK - The shortlist for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award category of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, has been revealed....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
India Encourages Invetment in Aquaculture Sector
INDIA - The state fisheries department will frame a policy to attract investments in the fisheries sector. This policy will include provision of incentives like...
US Catfish Market Update: Catfish Production Down 18 per cent
US - The USDA catfish production report has now been reinstituted. In 2012 the three major states, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama had 78,300 acres in production...
Increasing Opportunities for the Canadian Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, along with James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, held a roundtable on the proposed...
GC Rieber Oils’ Omega-3 Concentrates Confirmed Friend of the Sea
NORWAY - Friend of the Sea has confirmed the certification of a range of refined and concentrated fish oils from GC Rieber Oils AS. ...
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There...
Canadian Seafood Products Promoted in Korea
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, recently met with her South Korean counterpart to advance bilateral fisheries relations....
 
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