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27 April 2015
UK Government Questioned Over Unfair Fishing Quota
UK - A full judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue to give nearly the entire UK fishing quota to domestic industrial and foreign corporations,...
French Herring Certified Sustainable by MSC
FRANCE - The French Herring Producers Association (FROM Nord) has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, showing that the fishery is sustainable....
Two UK Cities Become World’s First Sustainable Fish Cities
Two cities in the UK - Bournemouth and Poole - have become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, with the majority of meals served in restaurants and catering...
Alaska Fish Factor: 63 Million Hatchery Produced Salmon Expected to Return Home
US - Each year more than one third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned,...
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food...
Seafood Expo: EU Fishing Industry to Boost Sustainable Image
EU - The European fishing sector is to make a concerted bid to boost the image of the industry in the eyes of consumers and European governments....
Asian, African Countries Urged to End Fisheries Subsidies
INDONESIA - An Indonesian government minister urged member nations of the Asian-African Conference this week to end fisheries subsidies that may trigger environmental...
New Report Highlights Trends, Insights in the US Seafood Industry
US - With its large commercial fishing areas in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, the US was the fourth largest harvester of wild caught seafood...
23 April 2015
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Certification Programmes to Combine Audits
BELGIUM - Three leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC, BAP and GLOBALG.A.P. are to combine their checklists for farms that seek more than one certificate....
Seafood Expo: Chilean Artisanal Fishermen Display MSC Certification
BRUSSELS - A delegation of artisanal lobster fishermen from the Chilean Juan Fernández Islands featured on the Chilean pavilion at the Seafood Global Expo in Brussels...
Ghana Government Gives Boost to Shrimp Aquaculture
GHANA - The Ghanaian government has announced plans to improve shrimp larvae production to supply shrimp farmers in the country....
Scallop Fishery First Chinese Fishery to Achieves MSC Certification
CHINA - The Chinese scallop fishery, Zoneco has become the first Chinese fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification....
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Stewardship Council Celebrates Fifth Birthday with Rapid Growth
BELGIUM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has seen an increase of 100 per cent in the number of farms certified over the last year....
22 April 2015
SeafoodExpo: Chile Stakes Claim for Export Boost at Seafood Global Expo
BELGIUM - Chile’s food production leads the Latin American bloc for food security according to the Global Food Security Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit...
SeafoodExpo: Commissioner Calls for Global Effort to Stop Illegal Fishing
BELGIUM - An appeal has been launched for the international community to do more to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world....
Norway Reports Drop in Salmon Export Price
NORWAY - In the period from 13 April – 19 April the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 39.35 per kilo. This a fall of 6.8 per cent, compared to the previous...
Fisheries Act Changes to Strengthen Aquaculture Regulation
CANADA - Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, which came into force yesterday, 21 April, signal a more transparent and rigorous approach to regulating...
Weekly Overview: Seafood Portal Helps Facilitate Sustainable Seafood Trade
ANALYSIS - Seafood buyers around the world will now be able to quickly identify suppliers that can meet their specific buyer requirements thanks to the launch of...
Belize Shrimp Farms Achieve ASC Certification
BELIZE - Five Belize shrimp farms have been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
21 April 2015
Ambitious Cage Fish Farming Project Set for Kerala State
INDIA - In order to develop fisheries and aquaculture production in Kerala state, Malampuzha Reservoir in Palakkad and Pazhassi Reservoir in Kannur have been identified...
Scottish Salmon Crowned UK's Top Food Export at £500 million
SCOTLAND - Exports of Scottish salmon have grown by £50 million last year, reaching £500 million for the first time ever....
Second Indian Shrimp Company Achieves Four-Star BAP Status
INDIA - Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd., in conjunction with National Fish & Seafood (NFS), is India’s second group to achieve the Global Aquaculture Alliance four-star...
Seagrass Worth €190 million Each Year to Mediterranean Fishing
EU - A new study estimates that seagrass meadows are worth around €78 million every year to commercial fishing in the Mediterranean....
BioMar-Tongwei Fish Feed Venture to Lead Way in China's Aquaculture Market
CHINA - BioMar Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading Chinese feed producer Tongwei Co. Ltd to establish a Joint Venture dedicated to producing...
New Seafood Portal Helps Facilitate Sustainable Seafood Trade
GLOBAL - Seafood buyers around the world will now be able to quickly identify suppliers that can meet their specific buyer requirements thanks to the launch of the...
Artemia Short Supply Could Bring Shrimp Production to a Stand Still
INDIA - A continued short supply of artemia may force many Indian shrimp hatcheries to close down soon....
Great Year Forecast for Reduced Canned Salmon Pricing
US - Seafood buyers can expect a great year for reduced canned salmon pricing, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
20 April 2015
Fish Supper Survey Shows Persistent UK Cod Preference
UK - A recent survey by Young’s Seafood has shown tartare sauce is edging ahead of ketchup as the nation's favourite accompaniment to fish and chips....
Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Approved
SPAIN - The Fisheries Sector Conference, chaired by the Minister Isabel García Tejerina, has approved the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014-2020...
 
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