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11 February 2016
New Study Finds Fish Fins Sense Touch
US - A new study has found that the pectoral fins of fish feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals....
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and...
Two Japanese Seafood Giants Record Increased Profits
JAPAN - Two of Japan's largest seafood companies have seen a growth in profits for the nine months ending December 2015 due to hikes in frozen-food prices. ...
Top Award for SAIC Wrasse Project
SCOTLAND, UK - A Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) project has won the coveted Innovative Collaboration Award at the Scottish Enterprise Life Science...
Greater Role Needed for Female Aquapreneurs
INDIA - Fisheries experts have recommended a greater role for women self-help groups in boosting aquaculture production in the country....
10 February 2016
Strong Start for Norwegian Seafood Exports
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood with a value of NOK 6.7 billion in January 2016. This represents an increase of more than NOK 1 billion or 18 per cent year-on-year....
Weekly Overview: New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
ANALYSIS - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme has been announced, aiming to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably managed...
Funding Available for Fisheries, Aquaculture Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - Groups involved in the fishing and aquaculture industries are being encouraged to apply for a share of money from the European and Maritime Fisheries...
Indonesian, Philippine Companies Join International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
INDONESIA and PHILIPPINES - Indonesian company Avila Prima Intra Makmur and Philippine company Celebes Canning Corporation are the latest organizations to join the...
09 February 2016
Dramatic Increase in Specialist Seafood Sales Over Christmas 2015 for UK
UK - A number of traditionally underused seafood species saw substantial growth in sales during 2015’s Christmas retail period, according to new market data published...
Chum Salmon Inventories Tighten; Chinese Tilapia Prices Predicted to Rise
GLOBAL - The 2015 Chum Salmon harvests in Alaska and British Columbia were very strong, following poor landings in the previous year. As a result, inventories were...
Odisha State Aims to Produce 500,000 MT Fish in 2015/16
INDIA - The Odisha state government has set a target to produce five lakh metric tonne (MT) (500,000 MT) fish in 2015-16, said the fisheries and animal resources...
08 February 2016
$1.6m Project Boost for Fiji Aquaculture
FIJI - The Caboni Yaqara Multi-species Hatchery in Togovere, Ra, will supply fish farms and boost income generating initiatives across the country, said Prime Minister...
PNA Yellowfin Tuna Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
New Fish Landing Center Opened in Marinduque
PHILIPPINES - In line with the national government’s efforts to provide projects that will ultimately reduce poverty and generate economic transformation, Department...
Alaska Fish Factor: Research Bycatch Feeds Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, thanks to a science project that kept research fish from going over the rails....
05 February 2016
Integrating Economic Advice into EU Fisheries Management
EU - To manage our EU fisheries well, we need sound data, analysis and advice, both biological and economic. How do we make sure that the data on which we build...
EU Advocates for Shared Efforts Towards Transparency in Fisheries
GLOBAL - Together with international stakeholders, the European Commission has participated in the first International Conference on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative...
John West Australia to Offer World’s Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
AUSTRALIA - John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
Swiss Project to Boost Aquaculture Efficiency in Egypt
EGYPT - The Embassy of Switzerland’s Office for International Cooperation, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the Sustainable...
Algae: The Future of Food and Feed?
GLOBAL - From health conscious consumers, to animal feed companies – it seems ‘everyone’ is searching for healthy and affordable sources of alternative protein...
04 February 2016
SPRFMO Keeps Fishing Ban on World’s Largest Fish Factory Ship
GLOBAL - The marine conservation organization Oceana has welcomed the decision made during the last meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization...
Chilean Salmon Farms First to Complete BAP Multi-Site Zone Cluster Programme
CHILE - Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites...
03 February 2016
Fiji Developing Aquaculture in a Sustainable Manner
FIJI - The Vanua o Laucala Trust has announced the development of aquaculture in the Northern Division around the islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi,Yanuca and other...
Nova Scotia Looking for New Seafood Brand
CANADA - Nova Scotia has put out a request for a new seafood brand/logo to represent the province....
Indonesia, Hungary to Cooperate on Fisheries and Aquaculture
INDONESIA - Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, Indonesia and Hungary have agreed to cooperate in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors....
Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Commits to Responsible Production
SAUDI ARABIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s...
Weekly Overview: Coalition Aims to Increase Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
ANALYSIS - With the availability of veterinary medicinal products, including vaccines, for use in farmed aquatic animals being very low in the EU, a new coalition...
Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Season Opens Early
AUSTRALIA - The Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (TSPF) reopened early on 1 February 2016....
 
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