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01 April 2015
Californian Seafood Company Ordered to Stop Work
US - LA Star Seafood Company Inc. has been told by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt operations over concerns about food safety....
New Biomin Web Site Now Available in Russian, Slovak
GLOBAL - Biomin has now launched a Russian and Slovak version of its new corporate web site....
Thai Union Group, Government Discuss Labour Abuses in Seafood Sector
THAILAND - Thai Union Group (TUF) Executives have met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, General Prawit Wongsuwon, this week to discuss illegal...
Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
31 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Forecast Seafood Production Figures Revealed in New Trade Map
ANALYSIS -Rabobank has forecast that Global Atlantic salmon production will reach 3 million tonnes by 2020 and that global farmed whitefish production (catfish,...
First Oyster Farm Certified to ASC Bivalves Standard
JERSEY - The Jersey Oyster Company has become the first oyster farm in the world to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard for responsible bivalve...
Great Year Anticipated for Pink Shrimp Fishery
US - Indicators are pointing towards another strong year for the pink shrimp fishery, reports Rob Reierson, in the 3-Minute Market Insight....
South Korea Making Progress in Bluefin Tuna Farming Development
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is aiming to successfully develop bluefin tuna farming in Jeju, by forming a research cluster comprised of government research...
EU Parliament to Decide on Baltic Sea Multiannual Plan
EU - Today, 31 March, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament will vote on a multiannual management plan for the fisheries in the Baltic Sea, critical...
WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing...
30 March 2015
Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing...
First Inshore Fisheries Sustainability ‘Roadmaps’ Unveiled
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, alongside the Marine Stewardship Council, has announced its findings from a three year project which, for the first...
€241 Million to Develop Irish Seafood Sector
IRELAND - A new €241 million development programme for the Irish seafood sector for the period up to 2020 has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food...
Alaska Fish Factor: Volunteers Needed to Help Shape New Safety Rules for Old Boats
US - Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules that are being written for older boats – which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels....
27 March 2015
Industry-Changing Sealice Control Research gets Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced grants worth almost £950,000 to two research projects initiated by the salmon industry....
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
Rabobank Releases 2015 World Seafood Trade Map
GLOBAL - China is expected to remain a leading seafood exporter, with a total value of $20 million, and will also become an important importer of high-value seafood,...
Soybean Manufacturers Help Ecuador Shrimp Farmers Gain Certification
ECUADOR - US soybean manufacturers are helping shrimp farms in Ecuador to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification to get better conditions in the main markets....
Early Bird Registration Closing for 8th Aquafeed Horizons
GERMANY - There is just a week left to take advantage of the early registration discount for the 8th Aquafeed Horizons Conference, taking place June 9 2015....
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Norwegian Salmon Export Price Drops this Week
NORWAY - In the period from 16-22 March, the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 41.79 per kilo. This is a decline of 1.6 per cent, compared to the previous...
Sæmark’s Icelandic Cod, Haddock Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Sæmark cod and haddock have gained Friend of the Sea seal of approval. ...
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening...
Euro Decline Causes Problems for Seafood Traders
VIET NAM - Recent falls in the value of the euro have been concerning Vietnamese fish exporters into the EU....
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Fisheries Infrastructure in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the...
 
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