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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Weekly Overview: US Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labelled Correctly
ANALYSIS - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labelling, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite...
Increasing Black Cod and Halibut Prices
GLOBAL - Prices are rising for black cod and halibut and there are big changes ahead for EU labelling laws as more information will now be required for better transparency,...
Monday, October 27, 2014
EU Strikes Trade Deal with East African Community
GLOBAL - Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) have finalised a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions....
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing...
First Asian Shrimp Farm Certified to ASC Standard
ASIA - Quoc Viet is the first Asian shrimp farm to announce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification following assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Aquaculture Europe 2014: Don't Be Scared of Innovation
GLOBAL - Carlos Luna, Director of Angulas Aguinage, explains how innovation is possible, even in small companies during his plenary address at Aquaculture Europe...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Global Fish Oil Market to Reach $3.3 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for fish oil is expected to reach $3,300.0 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc....
Friday, October 10, 2014
Ebola Threatening Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
ALLER AQUA’s New Egyptian Factory Begins Production
EGYPT - During the second week of September ALLER AQUA’s new factory in Egypt began its production, and is now supplying Egyptian customers with fish feed, the...
High Liner Foods Acquires Atlantic Trading Company
GLOBAL - High Liner Foods Incorporated has acquired the business of Atlantic Trading Company, LLC....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Asia Drafts Plan for Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable intensification...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game using real footage that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Ag, Fisheries
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Rising Seafood Consumption Spurs Growth in the Global Aquaculture and Fisheries Market
GLOBAL - The global market for Aquaculture and Fisheries is projected to reach 188 million tons by 2020, driven by surging consumption of seafood in both developed...
Australian Small Pelagic Fishery Goes Under the Spotlight
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s small pelagic fishery is going under the microscope to be measured against the world’s most robust and credible standard for sustainable...
Better Ocean Management Crucial for Food Security
US - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
GLOBAL - On World Maritime Day 25 September 2014, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
New Approaches Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Humber Seafood Summit: Environmental and Disease Issues Still a Hurdle for Sustainable Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Dan Lee, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) discussed how we should be moving from responsible to sustainable aquaculture during his presentation at the...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Weekly Overview: Mitsubishi Makes $1.4 Billion Offer for Cermaq
ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary MC Ocean Holdings Limited, has made a NOK 8,880 million ($1.4 billion) offer for the Norwegian...
New Report Reveals Extent of Cetacean Bycatch in Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - A new report reveals the extent of cetacean (whales and dolphins) bycatch in the Indian Ocean tuna fisheries, and calls for increased observer coverage...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Humber Seafood Summit: Aquaculture Production to Overtake Capture Fisheries by 2022
GLOBAL - Asia is driving the production and demand of fisheries and aquaculture, said Nianjun Shen, from the FAO, speaking at the Humber Seafood Summit 2014, held...
Chinese Fund Set to Invest in Australia's Agriculture Industry
CHINA and AUSTRALIA - The Chinese government owned Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund has committed to spend $2.7 billion on Australian dairy, beef, lamb and aquaculture...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Weekly Overview: EU to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquatic Animals
ANALYSIS - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals (including...
Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays Receive Stronger Protection
GLOBAL - From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Weekly Overview: Pressure on Commission Forces Support for EU Fishermen
ANALYSIS - Pressure mounted this week in Europe for the European Commission to take action to support the fisheries sector in the face of the bans on a number of...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Small Island Developing States Need More Help on the Path to Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Weekly Overview: Calls for EU to Start Helping Fishing Industry Affected by Russian Import Ban
ANALYSIS - The EU has been accused of doing little to help fishery and aquaculture producers, who have been affected Russia's import ban, which will cause losses...
 
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