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31 August 2016
Peru Launches Regulation to Increase Aquaculture Exports
PERU - Peru has published a new regulation 'The General Law on Aquaculture' which aims to stimulate, guide, and regulate sustainable aquaculture in the country....
Portugal Looks to Treble Aquaculture Production
PORTUGAL - Portugal's Ministry of Marine Affairs is looking to double its aquaculture production by 2020 and treble it by 2023....
Solar Panels to Increase Productivity of Tilapia Ponds
EL SALVADOR - In the municipality of Panchimalco a new project is promoting tilapia farming using solar energy....
30 August 2016
New Trout, Sea Bass, Bream Feed Factory Opens in Turkey
TURKEY - Thanks to a joint venture between the Danish feed company BioMar and Turkish seafood company Sagun, a state-of-the-art fish feed factory has opened in Turkey...
Clam and Cockle Fishery Goes for World's First Double Certification
UK - Poole Harbour fishermen are aiming for a world-first after starting assessments for both Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fishing certification...
ISSF, Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna to Promote Sustainable Tuna Fisheries
US - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Pacific Alliance for Sustainable Tuna (PAST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishermen Await Financial Relief
US - Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late...
Commission Proposes Fishing Opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017
EU - The European Commission has tabled its proposal on fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017....
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...
Investment in Overseas Markets Remains a Priority for Scottish Salmon Company
UK - The Scottish Salmon Company PLC has issued its Q2 2016 and half year results. Revenues for the quarter were £28.5m (Q2 2015: £31.2m) on harvested volumes...
Norwegian Government Approves Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk, Norway Seafoods
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has approved Lerøy Seafood Group's acquisition of shares in Havfisk and Norway Seafoods....
Malawi Develops Programme to Monitor Fish Trade
MALAWI - Malawi has developed a fish trade programme to help monitor exports of fish commodities in the country....
New Diagnostics Tools Could Save Aquaculture Industry Millions
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is investing nearly £250,000 in projects that aim to improve biodiversity and fish health in aquaculture...
25 August 2016
North American Flounder Demand Skyrockets
US - Prices of raw materials are slowly climbing, as Chinese processing plants take orders of Yellowfin Sole and Flounder before Chinese New Year, reports Kyla Ganton...
Rising Temperatures Could Accelerate Radiation Induced DNA Effects in Mussels
UK - Increased sea temperatures could dramatically enhance and accelerate radiation-induced DNA effects in marine invertebrates, a new study suggests....
Odisha State Eyes Rs 3,000cr from Seafood Exports in 2016-17
INDIA - The Odisha state government is hoping to export seafood worth Rs 3,000 crore during this financial year. It has adopted a comprehensive fishery policy to...
New Fishing Gear Selectivity Trials Look Promising to Prevent Haddock By-Catch
UK - In order to help fishermen in south west England avoid catching haddock, Seafish has carried out promising trials of innovative low headline trawl gear....
Cypriot Farmed Seabass, Seabream Certified Sustainable
CYPRUS - Seabass and seabream farmed by Kimagro Fishfarming Ltd in Limassol, Cyprus, has now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
24 August 2016
India’s Blue Revolution: Fishery Production to see a Boost in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
INDIA - In order to boost fishery productions and achieve the goal set under the Blue Revolution plan, the government of India has expeditiously initiated various...
Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from...
Final Outputs of the Myfish Project Now Available
EU - The final results and outputs of a four-year EU funded Myfish (Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns) project...
23 August 2016
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...
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...
Farmers Hit By High Salinity Turning to White Shrimp
INDIA - Farmers who have been hit by high salinity waters are now turning towards the culture of white shrimp, a species of prawn that grows in saline water....
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
New European Shrimp Group Officially Formed
EUROPE - A new shrimp group has now been officially formed following the signing of a joint venture between Morubel nv/ RisticGmbH with Telson BV....
22 August 2016
New Collaboration Looks to Develop Whitefish Pricing System
NORWAY - Nofima is cooperating with the fishing industry to help make it possible to design a new pricing system in the primary market for whitefish....
19 August 2016
Imports Dominate Croatian Fish Market
CROATIA - Croatia’s fish and seafood market has reported a slight increase over the past years, but domestic consumption remains at a relatively low level of about...
18 August 2016
New Fisheries Management Plan Seeks to Rebuild Stocks
GHANA - A new fisheries management plan seeks to rebuild fish stocks in Ghana whilst also enhancing the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well...
Goans Complain Too Many Barriers to Crab Farming
INDIA - Barriers to land use, non-availability of seeds and high initial investment are currently holding back Goans who are eager to start crab farming....
 
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