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27 October 2016
New Project to Make Faster-Growing Fish Available to Poor Communities
GLOBAL - A new project, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the European Commission ( EC) and led by WorldFish, aims to use...
26 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Pentair Expands Product Offering With Vaki Acquisition
GLOBAL - US company Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has announced that it is to acquire the Icelandic aquaculture equipment company Vaki....
24 October 2016
Global Organisations Discuss Tackling Crime in the Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) and UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) recently...
19 October 2016
Pentair to Acquire Vaki Aquaculture Systems
GLOBAL - Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has entered into an agreement to acquire Vaki Aquaculture Systems Ltd, a leading aquaculture equipment manufacturer based in...
17 October 2016
Global Fish Production to Grow, But Below Trend
GLOBAL - Lower prices for staple grains were more than offset by rising sugar and dairy prices in this month's Food Price Index from the UN's Food and Agriculture...
14 October 2016
Do You Know the Country's Top Fisherman?
UK and IRELAND - A national awards programme is looking for the foremost commercial fishermen in the UK and Ireland, and the public are being asked to put forward...
13 October 2016
New Report Shows Accelerated Growth in Sustainable Seafood
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has published its 2015-16 Annual Report, showing that the volume of MSC certified catch has increased by six per cent...
12 October 2016
Tuna Purse Seiners to Begin Fishery Improvement Project for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - WWF and the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) have finalised the work plan for their Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) which will...
Weekly Overview: Breakthrough for Commercial Rock Lobster Production
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australia, have made a breakthrough in the commercial production of rock lobster, successfully closing the lifecycle...
11 October 2016
Thai Union Invests $575 million in Red Lobster Restaurants
GLOBAL - Thai Union Group has made a $575 million strategic investment in Red Lobster, the world’s largest seafood restaurant company. ...
04 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Where Have All the Sockeye Gone?
ANALYSIS - In fisheries news this week, Tradex Foods celebrated its 300th episode of its 3-Minute Market Insight with a special focus on Frazer river sockeye salmon,...
27 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Europe 2016 Round-Up
UK - The Fish Site was in Edinburgh last week for the Aquaculture Europe 2016 conference. The seminar programme had a heavy focus on health and production techniques....
16 September 2016
Strong, Effective Implementation of Anti-Illegal Fishing Treaty Needed
GLOBAL - The recent entry into force of a ground-breaking international accord on illegal fishing is a welcome development but it now requires "strong and effective...
Track Commercial Fishing Activity in Almost Real-Time
GLOBAL - A new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing...
15 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said...
14 September 2016
MSC Working Hard to Ensure Certification Requirements are Effective and Adhered To
GLOBAL - Catches of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified tuna are kept separate from non-certified tuna and on-board observers check requirements of the certification...
13 September 2016
The Big Impact of Wasted Fish on the Poor
GLOBAL - Despite fish waste being a global problem, post harvest losses most affect poor people in developing countries, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and...
Weekly Overview: Climate Change May Lead to $10 billion in Losses for Fishing Industry
ANALYSIS - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new study...
09 September 2016
Future Fisheries Can Expect $10 billion in Losses From Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most...
06 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Seaweed Farming Industry Advised to Avoid Common Pitfalls
ANALYSIS - The rapid growth of the seaweed farming industry means it a could easily and needlessly drop into some of the same pitfalls previously experienced in...
05 September 2016
Pacifical Launches Social Guidelines For Its Sustainable Tuna Fisheries
GLOBAL - Pacifical cv has launched Social Accountability Guidelines for all vessels involved in its MSC certified sustainable tuna fishery....
Seaweed Farming Industry Advised to Avoid Common Pitfalls
GLOBAL - A rising number of valuable uses being found for seaweed is driving the rapid growth of the seaweed farming industry that could easily and needlessly drop...
02 September 2016
International Crab Trade Declining
GLOBAL - With only one tanner crab processing plant left in Alaska, which by law cannot process more than 30 per cent of the total volume, a significant amount of...
Climate Change Impacts Need to be Mitigated to Save Fishing Communities
GLOBAL - With fisheries and aquaculture emerging as transformational forces for African economies, more needs to be done to mitigate the impacts of climate change...
26 August 2016
Sustainability Issues Still Remain in Fish Oil, Fish Meal Fisheries
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has found in its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries for 2016 that only 3.8 per cent of the...
23 August 2016
Low Demand, Bad Weather Lead to Chinese Tilapia Supply Drop
GLOBAL - In 2015, the US and EU markets weakened while average import prices also declined. Industry sources estimate there was a 40 per cent drop in Chinese tilapia...
Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free
GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National...
18 August 2016
Strong Lobster Supplies but Weakening Demand
GLOBAL - In 2015, global lobster landings reached 160,000 tonnes. Over half of these are comprised of American lobster (Homarus americanus), which dominate the world...
26 July 2016
Weekly Overview: Fishing Ban Could Be Only Option Left for Saving Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on the commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna as a last resort to save the species....
25 July 2016
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
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