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29 July 2015
Blue Growth Initiative to Develop Kenyan Aquaculture, Fisheries
KENYA - The Government of Kenya and FAO have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) to benefit select areas in the coastal region of Kenya. BGI is a FAO flagship...
Slovenian Fisheries Sector Receives €32.6m Investment Package
SLOVENIA - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Slovenian maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors worth €32.6 million, including...
Weekly Overview: Cheap Imports and Overregulation Threatening Europe's Fisheries Sector
ANALYSIS - In an exclusive interview with TheFishSite on the sustainability of European fish stocks, president of Europêche, Secretary General of CEPESC and Chairman...
Australia Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has now ratified the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Port State Measures Agreement....
28 July 2015
Philippines, Viet Nam to Set Up Illegal Fishing Hot Line
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The two countries also agreed to set up...
Sustainable Seafood Global Benchmark Tool Ready for Autumn 2015
GLOBAL - The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)’s Expert Working Groups met at the FAO in Rome from 7-10 July to update the Global Benchmark Tool, before...
Alaska Fish Factor: Grim 50 cents a Pound for Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishermen
US - Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon....
Kerala University to Launch More Aquaculture Initiatives
INDIA - The successful Vannamei (whiteleg) shrimp farming model has motivated Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) to launch more aquaculture...
Revised Plan to Save Young's Seafood Jobs in Fraserburgh
SCOTLAND, UK - Business Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed ‘significant’ new plans for Young’s Seafood sites at Fraserburgh and Grantown on Spey....
Viet Nam Improves Shrimp Quality, Productivity
VIET NAM - New measures and techniques have been applied to enhance productivity and quality of shrimp farming....
27 July 2015
Australian Government Meets Commitment to Seafood Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has announced funding of A$550,000 to support the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to investigate options to establish...
Benchmark Expands Aquaculture Genetics Through Tilapia Breeding Acquisition
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has today strengthened its position in aquaculture genetics through the acquisition of Norwegian-based aquaculture genetics and...
Modernization Helps Drive Sustainable Growth in Philippine Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - Efforts of the government to modernize the Philippine's fisheries sector has enabled the sector to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth....
Sustainable Aquaculture Certification for Kefalonia Fisheries
GREECE - The Greek fish farm producer Kefalonia Fisheries S.A. was audited by an independent certification body, according to Friend of the Sea requirements, and...
24 July 2015
TUF Withdraws Bumble Bee Offering Following Antitrust Investigation
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) has suspended its public offering for the acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods due to an antitrust investigation. ...
New Maori Aquaculture Agreements Signed
NEW ZEALAND - New regional agreements for Maori commercial aquaculture have been signed by Government Ministers, including Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
Seafood Companies, Retailers Publish Source Fishery Data in Transparency Drive
UK - Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood have demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists...
Better Understanding of European Fish Stocks Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to understand data surrounding fish stocks in Europe and ensure the sustainability of the stock....
Bait, Tackle Retail Generates Billions for US Economy
US - Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the US economy, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
Increase for Croatian 2014 Fish Catch, Production
CROATIA - Croatia has reported an increase in its catch and production of marine fish in 2014 by four per cent....
23 July 2015
Angola and Argentina Strengthen Aquaculture, Fisheries Cooperation
ANGOLA and ARGENTINA - Angola is working with Argentina to strengthen its cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture industries and to improve trade....
Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Ties
MEXICO - Mexico and France have signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters....
Improving Market Access and Farm Standards for Small-Scale Shrimp Farmers
GLOBAL - Small-scale shrimp farmers are now set to benefit from a new project that will help them work towards a Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture...
22 July 2015
Norwegian Salmon Export Price Nears 2013 Levels
NORWAY - In the period from 13 July – 19 July the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 44.81 per kilo. This is an increase of six per cent compared to the...
New Responsible Fishing Port Standard to Improve Seafood Transparency
UK - The British Ports Association (BPA) and Seafish are working together to develop a potential new certification programme for commercial fishing ports and auctions...
Cargill Expands in Ecuador with $30 million Shrimp Feed Facility
ECUADOR - Expanding its presence in the Ecuadorian aquaculture market, Cargill has joined forces with shrimp producer Naturisa to build a $30 million shrimp feed...
Most Expensive Trout Fillet Unveiled for 300-Year Anniversary
UK - Promising a unique taste of Scotland and inspired by a 300-mile journey through the Highlands, smoked fish producer RR. Spink & Sons has unveiled their new...
21 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Norwegian Aquaculture Antibiotic Use at Lowest Level
ANALYSIS - According the 2014 Fish Health Report from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway's antibiotic use in aquaculture is at its lowest since the 1970's,...
Strong Industry Support for Seafood Expo Asia 2015
HONG KONG - Seafood Exposition Asia will open its doors in two months and a growing number of exhibitors are confirming their intention to participate at the region's...
Mexico Identifies Additional 20 Million Hectares with Aquaculture Potential
MEXICO - The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has identified 20 million hectares with high potential for aquaculture development....
 
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