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27 July 2016
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...
15 June 2016
BioMar, Cargill, Skretting Join Global Salmon Initiative (GSI)
GLOBAL - Three of the leading industry feed companies, Biomar, Cargill (former EWOS) and Skretting have now joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) as Associate...
14 June 2016
Weekly Overview: New Study Finds Some Fish Can Recognise Human Faces
ANALYSIS - A new study, conducted by researchers from the University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Queensland (Australia) has found that a species of tropical...
Traceability 101 Toolkit Released for the Seafood Industry
GLOBAL - There’s a new buzzword in the sustainable seafood movement: traceability. Like “sustainability,” “traceability” can mean different things to different...
Global Salmon Initiative Challenges Food Sector to Increase Transparency
GLOBAL - In an effort to accelerate the food sector’s movement towards improved long-term future sustainability, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), supported...
Opportunities and Challenges for the Sub-Saharan Africa Meat Market
AFRICA - A new study of Sub-Saharan Africa’s meat supply chain reveals that demand is expected to grow but that many producers may struggle to meet this unless...
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced
GLOBAL - A partnership of leading international organizations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum...
10 June 2016
Global Collaboration Doubles Sustainable Fish Catch in Five Years
GLOBAL - A new report published by the Marine Stewardship Council shows how effective management and improvements made by MSC certified fisheries are delivering...
New Report Calls for Investors to do More to Push Seafood Industry Sustainability
GLOBAL - Investors must do more to push seafood companies to adopt progressive policies that enhance the sustainability of fishing and fish farming and reduce the...
09 June 2016
Global Fish Prices Predicted to Remain Contained Through 2016
GLOBAL - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable...
07 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Project Investigates More Efficient European Catfish Farming Methods
ANALYSIS - An EU funded project is investigating more productive, faster systems in which to farm catfish in Europe....
06 June 2016
Port State Measures Now in Force
GLOBAL - The first ever binding international treaty targeting illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing came into force yesterday (Sunday 5 June)....
03 June 2016
Crowd-Sourcing for Small-Scale Fisheries
GLOBAL - Small-scale fisheries occur throughout the world, in fresh and marine waters of developed and developing nations. Often not subject to the same level of...
26 May 2016
New Paper Underlines Importance of Fish Inclusion in National Policies
GLOBAL - A new paper published in the peer-reviewed Food Policy journal recommends that the nutritional importance of fish, especially in resource-poor populations...
17 May 2016
Weekly Overview: Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Fish Deaths
ANALYSIS - Five key actions have been recommended to address the mass fish death incidents that were reported in Vietnam over the last month....
Port State Measures Treaty to Enter into Force in June
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international treaty, will come into force on 5 June 2016 now that 30 governments have ratified...
09 May 2016
Building Caribbean Resources to Ensure Safe Seafood, Increase Exports
CARIBBEAN - Caribbean countries have a living bank of marine resources from which they collectively cash out hundreds of millions of dollars a year to support emerging...
 
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