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06 July 2015
Allen Wu Elected as Board Director of World Aquaculture Society
GLOBAL - Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun) Wu, Nutriad Regional Manager Aquaculture – Asia Pacific, and Dr S. Felix, Tamilnadu Fisheries University, India won the recent 2015...
Alaska Fish Factor: Tidal Vision “Upcycling” Seafood Byproducts
US - “Upcycling” seafood byproducts is the business model for Tidal Vision, a Juneau-based company of five entrepreneurs who are making waves with their line...
Record Revenue from Indian Seafood Exports
INDIA - India exported a record one million tonnes of sea food in the last fiscal year, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has said....
03 July 2015
New ISA Case Confirmed in Aysen Region
CHILE - Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been detected in a Salmones Blumar farm located on the southern coast of Isla Melchor in the Aysen Region....
Vietnamese Shrimp Exports Up in May
VIET NAM - Vietnam shrimp exports in May 2015 reached US$242.7 million, up 9 per cent compared to the previous month....
Reducing Fish Production Costs a Priority for Brazilian Ministers
BRAZIL - The Brazilian minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Helder Barbalho, said recently that the reduction of the fishing industry's production cost is one...
Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products...
02 July 2015
Leading Restaurants Help Support Seafood Sustainability, Traceability Message
EUROPE - The Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Save the Sea Restaurant Campaign is now in full swing, with prominent German and UK restaurants collecting...
Tassal to Expand Market Presence Through De Costi Seafoods Acquisition
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon farmer Tassal has announced it is to buy De Costi Seafoods...
Island Fishing Bodies Call for Safeguards through Devolution
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the...
Seafish Launches Annual Economic Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish has launched its 11th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet. The survey will see Seafish travel the country's ports, speaking to vessel owners...
01 July 2015
Halamid® Enters Salmon Season
FRANCE - Halamid® has long been associated with successful biosecurity for freshwater trout and for young salmon during the ground-based freshwater lifestages....
Weekly Overview: Icicle Seafoods Sold to Indonesian Investors
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle...
Nutriad Strengthens Asian Aquaculture Team
ASIA - European feed additives manufacturer Nutriad, appointed Mr Ho Gim Chong as Commercial/Technical Manager Aquaculture SE Asia to reinforce its team of aqua...
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Welcomes Prospect of Higher Fish Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 has been welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)....
Viet Nam's Crab Exports to US Increased
VIET NAM - The US has maintained its position as Vietnam's largest crab importing market, accounting for nearly 45 per cent of the total export value....
30 June 2015
Chinese Company to Invest in Russia Aquaculture Development
RUSSIA - China’s Wen Lian Aquaculture Company is planning to invest 15 billion rubles in the development of aquaculture in Russia's Primorye Region....
£750,000 Invested into Supporting Seafood Industry Projects
UK - A new funding initiative to support projects that deliver strategic value to the seafood industry has been launched by Seafish. ...
Steep Halibut Pricing Expected to Continue
US - As the fresh Halibut season has ended, any product in the freezers should remain high - especially as the boats take a few weeks to transition to Salmon gear....
Seajoy Group's Four-Star BAP Shrimp Is First For Latin America
HONDURAS and NICARAGUA - Seajoy Group is Latin America’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp for its operations...
New $25 million Grants to Improve US Fishing Opportunities
US - NOAA has announced grants of more than $25 million for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. This is the most significant amount...
Indonesian Investors to Buy Icicle Seafoods
GLOBAL - Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle Seafoods. ...
EU Funds Agro Floats for Better Ocean Data
EU - The European Commission has awarded a grant of almost €4 million to the European research infrastructure for observing the oceans. ...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
Marine Harvest Adjusts Stocking on Weak Prices
CHILE - In response to weak prices in Marine Harvest Chile's main markets for Atlantic salmon and challenging biology, Marine Harvest Chile has decided to reduce...
New Report Reveals Progress on Tuna Fisheries Sustainability
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its annual report which outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability...
Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
26 June 2015
Australia Enforces Mandatory E-monitoring for Selected Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - From 1 July 2015 electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) will be mandatory for all boats in the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish (ETBF and WTBF) fisheries...
ASC, D-Fish to Promote Responsible Aquaculture in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Vietnamese Directorate of Fisheries (D-Fish) have pledged to work together to promote responsible aquaculture...
 
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