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26 July 2016
Kuwait Expresses Interest in Sri Lanka's Fisheries Sector
SRI LANKA - Kuwait has expressed its interest in partnering with the Sri Lankan fishery industry and excepting fish exports from the country....
25 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding
US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries....
Subpesca Highlights Progress of Coquimbo Reconstruction Project
CHILE - Less than a year after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Region of Coquimbo and north central areas of the country, the Undersecretariat...
Scottish Sea Farms to Invest £35m in Argyll RAS Hatchery
SCOTLAND, UK - Salmon producer Scottish Sea Farms is to invest £35 million in a major freshwater site near Oban. This investment is part of a total £70 million...
Record Breaking Storm Season in China Pressures Tilapia Supply
CHINA - Harsh weather is shaking up tilapia farms in Southern China as they experience the most severe rainstorm season since 1998, report Rob Reierson and Kyla...
22 July 2016
Aquaculture Project Boosting Food Security in Sierra Leone
SIERRA LEONE - As Sierra Leone struggles to re-build its food sytems post-Ebola, WorldFish, funded by USAID’s Feed the Future campaign, helping by promoting integrated...
Bangladesh Likely to Review Ban on Hilsa Exports
BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh government is likely to review ban on hilsa export after the fish are normally available in local markets this season, officials said....
Scientists Develop More Cost-efficient Method to Cultivate Algae
GERMANY - An algae specialists from the University of Cologne have now developed a new method that could make the production of algae easier – and hence reduce...
Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture
INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
A$1.66 Milion Project to Develop Aquaculture Zone
AUSTRALIA - A A$1.66 million project to develop an 'investment ready' aquaculture zone in coastal waters on Western Australia's south coast has been announced....
Anglesey Aquaculture Seeking New Investment
UK - Anglesey Aquaculture Limited, Europe’s largest marine recirculating aquaculture facility, is now seeking new investment....
The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story
UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable...
20 July 2016
Fiji's Fisheries Production Decreasing
FIJI - Production of fish from coastal fisheries in Fiji has decreased at a rate of 6 per cent from 2007-2014....
Weekly Overview: US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
GLOBAL - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
Manipur State Working to Increase Fish Production Through Aquaculture
INDIA - Manipur State has the potential to produce 53,000 MT of fish a year, according to David K Shimray, Director Fishery....
19 July 2016
US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay
US - Alaskan Salmon Harvests outside of Bristol Bay are having a difficult season, with catch totals well below season estimates, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton...
Young’s Seafood Chief Executive Steps Down
UK - Pete Ward has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of Young’s UK business operations on Monday 11 July 2016. Pete has worked at Young’s for...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Programme Growth Continues
US - The decades-old ‘bycatch to food banks’ program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger...
New Project Aims to Give Small-Scale Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space
GLOBAL - A new project being funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), will focus on providing better access for small-scale fish farmers...
15 July 2016
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted Smaller Than Last Year's Record
US - NOAA and its research partners have predicted that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe bloom than the record-setting one experienced last year during...
More Marketing, Training Needed to Grow Turkish Seafood Market
TURKEY - Fish is becoming more and more popular in Turkey, but more consumer information is needed to grow the market further....
Interest Grows in New Salmon Lice-Zapping Laser
NORWAY - Sea lice has been the biggest issue facing the salmon farming sector for some time, but a Norwegian technology firm has come up with a way to get rid of...
Aquaculture Investment to Move Industry Forward in Nova Scotia
CANADA - Government is investing $2.8 million in the aquaculture sector to create more jobs in Nova Scotia....
 
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