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05 February 2016
Integrating Economic Advice into EU Fisheries Management
EU - To manage our EU fisheries well, we need sound data, analysis and advice, both biological and economic. How do we make sure that the data on which we build...
EU Advocates for Shared Efforts Towards Transparency in Fisheries
GLOBAL - Together with international stakeholders, the European Commission has participated in the first International Conference on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative...
John West Australia to Offer World’s Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
AUSTRALIA - John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
Swiss Project to Boost Aquaculture Efficiency in Egypt
EGYPT - The Embassy of Switzerland’s Office for International Cooperation, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the Sustainable...
Algae: The Future of Food and Feed?
GLOBAL - From health conscious consumers, to animal feed companies – it seems ‘everyone’ is searching for healthy and affordable sources of alternative protein...
04 February 2016
SPRFMO Keeps Fishing Ban on World’s Largest Fish Factory Ship
GLOBAL - The marine conservation organization Oceana has welcomed the decision made during the last meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization...
Chilean Salmon Farms First to Complete BAP Multi-Site Zone Cluster Programme
CHILE - Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites...
03 February 2016
Fiji Developing Aquaculture in a Sustainable Manner
FIJI - The Vanua o Laucala Trust has announced the development of aquaculture in the Northern Division around the islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi,Yanuca and other...
Nova Scotia Looking for New Seafood Brand
CANADA - Nova Scotia has put out a request for a new seafood brand/logo to represent the province....
Indonesia, Hungary to Cooperate on Fisheries and Aquaculture
INDONESIA - Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, Indonesia and Hungary have agreed to cooperate in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors....
Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Commits to Responsible Production
SAUDI ARABIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s...
Weekly Overview: Coalition Aims to Increase Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
ANALYSIS - With the availability of veterinary medicinal products, including vaccines, for use in farmed aquatic animals being very low in the EU, a new coalition...
Torres Strait Prawn Fishery Season Opens Early
AUSTRALIA - The Torres Strait Prawn Fishery (TSPF) reopened early on 1 February 2016....
02 February 2016
SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards
GLOBAL - Seafood leaders chose a retail executive who set the bar for sustainable seafood in the United Kingdom, a Cornwall fisherman who influenced EU policy and...
First Ever Social Responsibility in Fisheries Assessment Tool in Development
GLOBAL - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships (SFP) and Seafish, the authority on seafood in the UK, are partnering...
Thai Union Completes Acquisition of Rügen Fisch
THAILAND - Thai Union Group Public Company Limited (TU) has now completed its acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Rugen Fisch....
Thailand gets Extra Six Months to Tackle Illegal Fishing
THAILAND - The European Union has agreed to maintain the yellow card imposed on Thai fishing industry but to give the country another six months to improve its performance...
Oysters and Farming Methods Make Inroads into Japan
JAPAN - Oysters from countries including the US and Australia have been making inroads into the Japanese market. Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on how...
01 February 2016
Scotland Introduces New Measures to Tackling Unlicensed Commercial Fishing
SCOTLAND, UK - Catch limits will be set for key shellfish species to prevent and deter unlicensed fishermen from selling their catch illegally, said Fisheries Secretary...
New Partnership to Develop Tilapia Feed Mill in Zambia
ZAMBIA - A new joint venture between Nutreco (Skretting Zambia) and African Century Foods (ACF) is looking to construct and operate the first dedicated fish feed...
Sainsbury's is Number 1 UK Retailer for Sustainable Seafood
UK - New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that discount supermarket, Lidl has more than doubled its range of sustainably sourced seafood over...
New $1 million Grant to Help Cameroon Promote Aquaculture Entrepreneurship
CAMEROON - The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Aquaculture...
WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) products by...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Stocks Showing Signs of Improvement
US - Alaska’s halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen’s catches will not be slashed for the first time in 15 years....
29 January 2016
Waitrose Commits to Fishermen Safety Through Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - Waitrose has further cemented its commitment to responsibly sourced seafood with the announcement that British fishing vessels supplying its seafood will need...
28 January 2016
MoU To Help Tilapia Farmers Secure BAP Certification
CHINA - In an effort to increase the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum...
Fishermen Safety at Core of New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - A new video released by Seafish looks at some of the changes to its Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) including the addition of ethical and welfare criteria....
Processors Disappointed with Pollock Test Fishery
US - The Prince William Sound Pollock test fishery began last week and the first harvests are in. Processors are disappointed as fishing has been slow and most fish...
27 January 2016
Cod Quota Bonus Working as Intended
NORWAY - Never before have such large quantities of cod been held in live storage in Norway. Scientist Øystein Hermansen from Nofima said that this demonstrates...
 
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