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Friday, August 29, 2014
EU and Faroe Islands Discuss Sustainable Fisheries
EU - European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens for a two-day visit...
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pacific Hake Plugging Up West Coast
US - More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories,...
Ecuadorian Fish Companies Ready to Export to Russia
ECUADOR - Twenty five Ecuadorian companies engaged in the production of fish, aquaculture products and fish oil and fish meal are prepared for export to Russia....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hook-and-Line Golden Tilefish Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - The commercial hook-and-line component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 29, 2014. ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Vermilion Snapper Trip Limit Decreased in 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,...
Danish Herring Fishery Enters Sustainable Reassessment
DENMARK - A North Sea herring fishery operated by the Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation (DPPO) has now entered the reassessment process for the Marine Stewardship...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Study Links Fish Brain Size to Parental Duties
CANADA - Male stickleback fish that protect their young have bigger brains than counterparts that don’t care for offspring, finds a new University of British Columbia...
Deepwater Group Supports Increase to Hoki Catch Limits
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Closure Date Announced for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
US - The commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on August 25, 2014, and remain closed until...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
EU Lifts Measures Against Faroe Islands Over Herring Dispute
EU - The European Commission has repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian...
Crayfish Plague Infects Native White-Clawed Crayfish in River Allen
UK - Until recently the river Allen’s native White-clawed crayfish population, one of the few remaining in Dorset, has managed to remain free from disease but...
Fisheries Improvement Project Developed for Greek Sardine and Anchovy Fishery
GREECE - Fishery consultant MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) is developing, for the first time in the Mediterranean, a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) on...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Lionfish Characteristics Make Them More 'Terminator' than Predator
US - New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean...
Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Fishing Communities
BRAZIL - An international team of scientists have discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Blood Cells a New Source of Neurons in Crayfish
GLOBAL - A new study has demonstrated that the immune system can produce cells with stem cell properties that can create different types of cells such as neurons...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Russian Ban Brings Uncertainty for Norwegian Salmon Exports
NORWAY - Russia's ban on Norwegian fish imports will likely lead to a big decrease in salmon prices globally, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Scottish Mackerel Industry to be Hit by Russian Ban
SCOTLAND, UK - First Minister Alex Salmond has chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (SGoRR) to discuss the impact of the immediate Russian...
Friday, August 01, 2014
New Research Finds Invasive Lionfish is Likely Safe to Eat
US - Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Japan Finds Feces, Poison on Vietnamese Shishamo Fish
JAPAN - A shipment of frozen shishamo from Viet Nam has been found to contain rat poison and feces, according to Japanese officials....
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. ...
 
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