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04 August 2015
EU Seafood Markets Picking Up
EU - It appears that the EU seafood market is starting to pick up and, in China, seafood companies seem to be unaffected by the Chinese stock market crash, reports...
Vietnamese Pangasius Production Affected by Export Market
VIET NAM - In the first half of 2015, pangasius farming area in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta was approximately 5,795 hectares, down 3.7 per cent year-on-year....
Huge Investment in Norwegian Feed Technology Infrastructure
NORWAY - The Aquafeed Technology Centre has been awarded NOK 30 million ($3.7 million) by the Research Council of Norway, for research into fish feed. ...
Fishermen Urged to Take Advantage of Safety Training Funds
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) annual report, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)...
Key Fish Legislation Issues to be Discussed at World Seafood Congress
UK - Trade legislation and food safety regulations affecting the global seafood industry are set to be examined in depth at this year’s World Seafood Congress...
03 August 2015
Scotland to Find Alternative Seafood Transportation Routes
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Government is holding a meeting to launch urgent joint work between processors and transporters to identify alternative routes to market...
Alaska Fish Factor: Costco Turns Away From Chilean Farmed Salmon
US - More US food retailers are getting the message that Americans want to know what they are eating. And it’s clear that consumers don’t want their foods tainted...
Birgitte Sørheim Appointed Marketing Director of Benchmark's Aquaculture Breeding and Genetics
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has appointed Birgitte Sørheim as Marketing Director to their fast-growing Breeding and Genetics division, which was formed in November...
Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according...
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...
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
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...
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....
 
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