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31 July 2015
Japanese Scientists Reveal More Worrying Future for Pacific Bluefin
GLOBAL - A new analysis conducted by Japanese scientists has provided further evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna population is in more danger than previously...
Cooke Aquaculture Expands Scottish Operations with Acquisition
SCOTLAND, UK - Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Ltd has acquired shares in Thompson Bros. Salmon Limited, a salmon farming company located on the island of Yell, North...
New 25,000 TPA Fish Feed Mill to Support Zambia's Growing Aquaculture Industry
ZAMBIA - Zambian tilapia producer Yalelo Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Famsun Co. Ltd, formerly Muyang Co. Ltd., to supply a turn-key...
Ghana Unlikely to Reach Fish Production Targets
GHANA - With only five months left until 2016, Ghana is unlikely to achieve its fish production target of 100,000 tonnes by 2016....
Branding American Aquaculture
As farmers, buyers, suppliers, feed producers or equipment manufacturers you know the state of American Aquaculture inside and out. Better than anyone, you know...
30 July 2015
Extreme Weather Conditions Posing a Big Threat to Salmon Fisheries
US - Warming waters and extreme weather conditions are causing severe problems for salmon fisheries, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
Government to Strengthen Canada's Inshore Fleets
CANADA - Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently announced plans to enforce the policy on Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet in...
Students get a Cooking Masterclass from Local Fishermen, Chefs
WALES, UK - Students at Penglais secondary school in Aberystwyth have been getting a series of seafood masterclasses from local fisherman Dean Parry and Head Chef...
29 July 2015
Blue Growth Initiative to Develop Kenyan Aquaculture, Fisheries
KENYA - The Government of Kenya and FAO have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) to benefit select areas in the coastal region of Kenya. BGI is a FAO flagship...
Slovenian Fisheries Sector Receives €32.6m Investment Package
SLOVENIA - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Slovenian maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors worth €32.6 million, including...
Weekly Overview: Cheap Imports and Overregulation Threatening Europe's Fisheries Sector
ANALYSIS - In an exclusive interview with TheFishSite on the sustainability of European fish stocks, president of Europêche, Secretary General of CEPESC and Chairman...
Australia Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has now ratified the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Port State Measures Agreement....
28 July 2015
Philippines, Viet Nam to Set Up Illegal Fishing Hot Line
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The two countries also agreed to set up...
Sustainable Seafood Global Benchmark Tool Ready for Autumn 2015
GLOBAL - The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)’s Expert Working Groups met at the FAO in Rome from 7-10 July to update the Global Benchmark Tool, before...
Alaska Fish Factor: Grim 50 cents a Pound for Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishermen
US - Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon....
Kerala University to Launch More Aquaculture Initiatives
INDIA - The successful Vannamei (whiteleg) shrimp farming model has motivated Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) to launch more aquaculture...
Revised Plan to Save Young's Seafood Jobs in Fraserburgh
SCOTLAND, UK - Business Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed ‘significant’ new plans for Young’s Seafood sites at Fraserburgh and Grantown on Spey....
Viet Nam Improves Shrimp Quality, Productivity
VIET NAM - New measures and techniques have been applied to enhance productivity and quality of shrimp farming....
27 July 2015
Australian Government Meets Commitment to Seafood Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has announced funding of A$550,000 to support the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to investigate options to establish...
Benchmark Expands Aquaculture Genetics Through Tilapia Breeding Acquisition
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has today strengthened its position in aquaculture genetics through the acquisition of Norwegian-based aquaculture genetics and...
Modernization Helps Drive Sustainable Growth in Philippine Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - Efforts of the government to modernize the Philippine's fisheries sector has enabled the sector to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth....
Sustainable Aquaculture Certification for Kefalonia Fisheries
GREECE - The Greek fish farm producer Kefalonia Fisheries S.A. was audited by an independent certification body, according to Friend of the Sea requirements, and...
24 July 2015
TUF Withdraws Bumble Bee Offering Following Antitrust Investigation
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) has suspended its public offering for the acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods due to an antitrust investigation. ...
New Maori Aquaculture Agreements Signed
NEW ZEALAND - New regional agreements for Maori commercial aquaculture have been signed by Government Ministers, including Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
Seafood Companies, Retailers Publish Source Fishery Data in Transparency Drive
UK - Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood have demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists...
Better Understanding of European Fish Stocks Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to understand data surrounding fish stocks in Europe and ensure the sustainability of the stock....
Bait, Tackle Retail Generates Billions for US Economy
US - Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the US economy, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
Increase for Croatian 2014 Fish Catch, Production
CROATIA - Croatia has reported an increase in its catch and production of marine fish in 2014 by four per cent....
23 July 2015
Angola and Argentina Strengthen Aquaculture, Fisheries Cooperation
ANGOLA and ARGENTINA - Angola is working with Argentina to strengthen its cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture industries and to improve trade....
Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Ties
MEXICO - Mexico and France have signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters....
 
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