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Monday, April 14, 2014
New Weakly Electric Fish Species Discovered in Central Africa
AFRICA - Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single...
Shark Fin Iimports to Hong Kong Drop by a Third
HONG KONG - The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 per cent, according to government data analysed by WWF....
Vermilion Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic to Close on 19 April, 2014
Commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) 19 April, 2014. ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Spanish Hake Fishery Awarded MSC Certification
SPAIN - The Grupo Regal line-caught hake (Merluccius merluccius) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed...
Incredible Start to 2014 for Norwegian Seafood Exports
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood for NOK 16.8 billion in the first quarter of the year. In total, this represents a 25 per cent increase compared to the same period...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Mixed Bag for Upcoming Hake Fishery
US - Processors are expecting a quarter increase in hake when the fishery opens in June this year, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex...
Fisheries Institute to Train Members of the Hake Fishing Fleet
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP), will host a workshop on good management practices...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Dorado Fishery Management Discussed at Workshop
ECUADOR - Ecuador's Vice Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries MAGAP and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), organised the third workshop on the assessment of...
Fisheries Management Plan for Mullet and Lebrancha
MEXICO - In order to protect populations of mullet and lebrancha, whose fisheries generate more than 3,000 direct jobs and provide the food industry with around...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Marine Harvest Launches BBQ Fish Range for the Summer
FRANCE - In a bid to reach out to younger consumers, Marine Harvest has launched the AppetiMarine range of fresh fish skewers and marinated fresh fish products ideal...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
New Plans will Help Fishermen Adapt to Ban on Discards
UK - New plans have been set out to help English fishermen adapt to the discards ban and put an end to the wasteful practice of throwing perfectly good fish back...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mexico Launches Fishery Management Plans for Shrimp, Snook and Conch
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has launched Fishery Management plans for shrimp, snook and conch,...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Oil Exploration Blamed for Decline in Fish Catches
URUGUAY - A sharp decline in fish catches and the migration of fish to Brazilian waters has been blamed on the activities of oil exploration....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Fisheries Council Agree on Sandeel Management in North Sea
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 24 March focused on the management of sandeel, the outcome of the negotiations with Coastal States on mackerel in the...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Seasonal Prohibition on Mutton and Lane Snapper to Begin in April
US - NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen there is a seasonal prohibition on fishing for or possession of mutton and lane snapper from 12:01 a.m., local time, April...
Algal Bloom Kills Fish, Shellfish in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - A naturally occurring algal bloom has formed near Coffin Bay on the West Coast of South Australia, resulting in localised fish and shellfish deaths,...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Mackerel Deal Does not Follow Scientific Advice, says Iceland
ICELAND - Although the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached an agreement on the North East Atlantic mackerel stock, they set a total allowable...
Catch Limits Increase for Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group has welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries’ decision to raise the catch limit in the main southern blue whiting fishery...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Joint Venture Project sees Launch of Barramundi Farm in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A joint venture project between Sri Lankan company Oceanpick and Kames Fish Farming Ltd of Scotland has seen the launch of the first marine fish farm...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Agreement Finally Reached on North-East Atlantic Mackerel Stock
EU, NORWAY and FAROE ISLANDS - A five-year arrangement for mackerel in the North-East Atlantic has finally been reached between the EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway....
EU and Norway Reach Agreement on 2014 Bilateral Fisheries Arrangements
EU and NORWAY - A new arrangement on the management of shared fish stocks in the North Sea was concluded in London between the European Union and Norway for 2014....
Monday, March 10, 2014
ALLER AQUA, Porto Conte Ricerche Collaborate on Feed Research
SARDINIA, ITALY - ALLER AQUA and Porto Conte Ricerche have extended their research collaboration until 2016....
Distinctive Flashing Patterns Might Facilitate Fish Mating
US - Scientists have shown for the first time that deep-sea fishes that use bioluminescence for communication are diversifying into different species faster than...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Coastal State Consultations on Mackerel Break Down Again
GLOBAL - A final round in a long series of Coastal State consultations on mackerel sharing in the North-East Atlantic was held in Edinburgh from 3 to 5 March 2014....
Trip Limit Decreased for Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic
US - The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight,...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Fishing for Longline Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlantic to Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 5, 2014....
Yankee Clipper Anchovies Proudly Display Friend of the Sea Logo
US - In 2013, PANOS brands, LLC, obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its Yankee Clipper brand of anchovies....
Friday, February 28, 2014
Funding Grants Help Scottish Prawn and White Fish Fishermen
SCOTLAND, UK - A fishing hardship fund has awarded £1.9 million to white fish and prawn fishermen from across Scotland....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Coastal States to Resume Talks on Mackerel Issue
EU - On 3-4 March, a final attempt to secure consensus amongst the Coastal States on the unresolved mackerel dispute will take place in Edinburgh....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
SAGARPA Sets Olive Curvina Catch Quotas
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has set catch quotas for olive curvina in the waters of the Upper...
 
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