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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...
20 July 2016
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
19 July 2016
Weekly Overview: US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
GLOBAL - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
18 July 2016
New Project Aims to Give Small-Scale Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space
GLOBAL - A new project being funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), will focus on providing better access for small-scale fish farmers...
14 July 2016
Global Per Capita Fish Consumption Rises Above 20 Kilograms a Year
GLOBAL - Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record...
06 July 2016
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
Weekly Overview: Mass Fish Death Caused by Pollution, Vietnam Confirms
ANALYSIS - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
01 July 2016
Marine Harvest Pledges 100% of Farms ASC Certified by 2020
GLOBAL - Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company, has pledged to have all its farms Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by 2020. A total...
28 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Fishing Organisations Urge Government to Secure Better Fishing Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, fishing organisations stressed that it is important that...
Algal Bloom Mortalities in Chile Have Salmon Prices Climbing Higher
GLOBAL - News in the salmon sector for 2016 has so far been dominated by reports of a massive algal bloom in southern Chile that had killed some 27 million fish...
24 June 2016
Global Seafood Markets Expected to Stabilize in 2016
GLOBAL - After a year of falling prices, seafood markets are expected to stabilize in 2016. Supply continues to grow, driven by a vibrant aquaculture sector. The...
21 June 2016
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Potential for Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANALYSIS - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade. This is the finding of the National Economic and Social Council's...
17 June 2016
Fishing Prohibitions Good for Sharks, Fish but Produce Problems for Fishing Communities
INDONESIA - Scientists working for Murdoch University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, and other groups have good news about fishing closures...
 
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