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Friday, July 25, 2014
Government Sets Fishing Season for Dorado
PERU - The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set the fishing season for Dorado as 1 October to 30 April each year and therefore fishing is suspended from 1 May...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Meeting Results in No End to Tuna and Shark Overfishing in Eastern Pacific
GLOBAL - Nations that fish for tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean have made no progress on ending overfishing during the latest meeting of the Inter-American Tropical...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
First Perch Fishery from Russia Enters MSC Assessment
RUSSIA - The producer and owner of the brand Followfish, companies Fish &More, based in Germany, Fish-ka and Volna, both based in Russia, have entered their joint...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Spain Announces Increase in Anchovy Quota for Bay of Biscay
SPAIN - The European Union has adopted a TAC (Total Allowable Catch) for anchovy of 20,100 tonnes for the Bay of Biscay for the period from July 1, 2014 till June...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Mantis Shrimp See Reef in Different Light
US - In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that the complex eyes of mantis shrimp are equipped with optics that generate ultraviolet (UV) color vision....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Culmarex Opens New Fish Processing Facility in Spain
SPAIN - Culmárex Group, a leader in Spain for breeding and raising seabass and seabream, celebrated the opening of its new processing facility in Águilas on the...
Impressive Partnership Approach to Mackerel Certification will Deliver Real Benefits
SCOTLAND, UK - The impressive partnership approach of multi-national fisheries working together in a bid to deliver Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ireland Explores Opportunities for Boarfish in Africa
IRELAND - Ireland has a quota of boarfish of more than 80,000 tonnes for 2014, and Bord Bia is now looking at the African markets to investigate the potential interest...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Mackerel Fisheries Unite to Start MSC Reassessment
GLOBAL - Over 700 mackerel fishing vessels have started MSC reassessment. The fishing boats range from small coastal handline vessels through to large ocean-going...
Seasonal Fishing Closure of Jacks in South Atlantic Approaching
US - Commercial harvest of jacks in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. on July 15, 2014. ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Dumped WWII Chemical Munitions Still Affecting Fish
EUROPE - Thousands of tonnes of chemical warfare agents were dumped into the Baltic Sea after the Second World War. A recent study has shown that fish caught near...
Higher Anchovy Catches Proposed for the Bay of Biscay
EU - The European Commission has proposed to increase the fishing opportunities of anchovy in the Bay of Biscay by 18 per cent to allow catches of 20,100 tonnes...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
New Safe Smoked Fish Web Tool Launched
UK - All UK businesses producing smoked fish now have access to a free web tool, which can help them make their food safer for consumers....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Deep-Water Grouper Fishing in South Atlantic Closes 10 July 2014
US - Commercial harvest of deep-water grouper in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on July 10, 2014. ...
First Freshwater Fishery in Western Hemisphere Certified as Sustainable
CANADA - The Waterhen Lake walleye and northern pike gillnet commercial fishery in Manitoba, Canada, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Record High Value for Norwegian Seafood Exports During First Half of 2014
NORWAY - The value of Norwegian seafood exports during the first half of 2014 totalled NOK 32.7 billion. This is an increase of NOK 5.3 billion, or 22 per cent,...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Be on the Lookout for Tagged Fish and Shellfish
UK - Fish are tagged to record fish behaviour, growth and fishing catch rates. If you return a tag or a tagged fish or shellfish you’re paid a reward....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Fish Parasite on FAO List of Human Health Concerns
GLOBAL - A 'Top Ten' list identifying the food-borne parasites of greatest global concern has been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
New Method to Grow Stem Cells Can Regenerate Whole Fish
US - Zebrafish, a model organism that plays an important role in biological research and the discovery and development of new drugs and cell-based therapies, can...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Marine Reserves a Haven Teeming with Large Snapper
NEW ZEALAND - A new study led by scientists from Massey University’s Coastal-Marine Research Group (CMRG) has estimated the effects of three Hauraki Gulf marine...
‘Dragonfish’ Discovery Highlights Danger of Illegal Aquarium Releases to Native Wildlife
IRELAND - The recent discovery by a local angler of the decaying remains of an exotic fish specimen in the River Suck at Correen Ford in the Midlands has raised...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Whitefish Body Warns: Fleet in Jeopardy from Discard Ban
SCOTLAND, UK - A significant section of Scotland’s whitefish fleet may not survive the introduction of the discard ban, the leader of the country’s biggest fishing...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish to Close Over Weekend
US - Commercial harvest of blueline tilefish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 23, 2014. ...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sri Lankan Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish Confirmed Friend of the Sea
Ceylon Fresh Seafood (Pvt) Ltd has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea renewal audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and obtained Friend of the Sea second...
Swimming Performance of Mahi-mahi Impaired by Deepwater Horizon Oil
US - A new study led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists showed up to a 37 per cent decrease in overall swimming...
UAE Caviar, Sturgeon Products Heading to the US Market
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Emirates AquaTech, the world’s largest indoor sustainable aqua-farming company, has received clearance and approval to export the UAE’s...
Yellowfin Sole a Topic of Interest, Processors Struggling with Big Flounder Fillets
US - Yellowfin sole has been a topic of interest for North American buyers lately and processors are having problems selling big sized flounder fillets, reports...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Angered by Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement that the Faroes have set themselves a quota for Atlanto Scandian herring of 40,000 tonnes, Scottish fishermen have angrily...
Friday, June 13, 2014
First European Anchovy Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
SPAIN - Several fishing associations have come together to prove the sustainability of the Cantabrian Sea (Bay Of Biscay) anchovy fishery, entering it into full...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Express Concern Over EC/Faroes Herring Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen are warning that the European Commission and the Faroes announcement that they have reached a preliminary agreement to end their...
 
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