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27 May 2015
Canadian Fishermen Target Haddock Over Perch
CANADA - Fishermen in Nova Scotia are increasingly choosing haddock over perch, as perch catches fall and selling haddock is often easier, reports Robert Reierson...
Proposed Ban on Seabass Fishing Around Ireland Welcomed
IRELAND - The Irish minister responsible for fisheries has welcomed EU proposals to prevent fishing for seabass around Ireland....
20 May 2015
Clingfish Suction Provides Inspiration for New Technology
US - The northern clingfish's distinctive suction mechanisms have been unveiled in a new study from the University of Washington, which could help design new sticky...
19 May 2015
Huge Leap in Alaskan Salmon Catch Expected Compared to 2014
US - Salmon markets have been shaky after predictions of high catch rates this year, but vendors are keeping their cards close to their chest, reports Robert Reierson...
18 May 2015
Vietnamese Tuna, Swordfish Obtain Certified Sustainability Status
VIET NAM - Nha Trang Bay Joint Stock Company, a processing plant controlled by Hai Vuong Corporation, has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for seafood from...
15 May 2015
Ardtoe Reports First Spawning of Captive Reared Lumpsuckers
SCOTLAND, UK - Stocks of hatchery reared lumpsuckers have produced their first batches of viable eggs at the FAI Ardtoe Marine Research Facility in Scotland. This...
Parrotfish Critical for Reef Island Building
UK - Parrotfish are important for providing the sand resources needed to build and maintain coral reef islands that are vulnerable to climate change, research from...
13 May 2015
Sustainable Barents Sea Cod, Haddock and Saithe Heading to the UK
GREENLAND - Cod, haddock and saithe from Greenland is now recognised as coming from sustainable and well-managed fisheries, following its certification by the Marine...
12 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Spanish Aquaculture Sector Reports Growth in Production
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, after years of stagnation, the Spanish aquaculture sector is reporting growth again....
Reseach Boost for South Australian Yellowtail Kingfish Industry
AUSTRALIA - Research into the development of the Yellowtail Kingfish industry in South Australia has received a A$6 million funding boost....
08 May 2015
First Industrial Copepod Fish Feed Production Plant Built in Norway
NORWAY - A new factory is being built to house the world's first industrial plant for production of copepods, tiny crustaceans that can be used to feed young fish...
07 May 2015
Difficult Year Ahead for Yellowfin Sole
US - With a weak market and long inventories, there is a difficult year ahead for yellowfin sole, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
Record NOK 1 Billion Norwegian Cod Exports in April
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood worth NOK 5.4 billion in April. A modest decline of NOK 386 million or seven per cent compared with April last year....
06 May 2015
Marine Dead Zones Discovered in Atlantic
GLOBAL - Marine 'dead zones' with extremely low oxygen levels have been discovered several hundred kilometres off the coast of West Africa by researchers from Germany...
05 May 2015
Sustainability Efforts Lead to Increase in EU Fish Stocks
EU - The efforts of fishermen in working towards a sustainable industry have paid off, as eighteen times as many commercial species are now fished at safe biological...
Italian Fishery MareVivo Certified Friend of the Sea
ITALY - The Italian company MareVivo, fishing in the Mediterranean Sea (FAO Area 37) for European hake, red mullet, musky octopus, mantis shrimp and deep-water rose...
30 April 2015
Tuna Fisheries Consumer Concerns Answered in Wild Planet Session
US - A recent online question and answer session from a leading supplier of sustainable tuna addressed consumer concerns on wide-ranging topics such as sustainability...
Genetics Shows Lionfish Invasion Started in Several Locations
US - The red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, suggests new genetic...
29 April 2015
International Blue Whiting Fishery Negotiations Make Progress
IRELAND - The international sharing arrangement for the blue whiting stocks has broken down, but negotiations for a new settlement taking place in Ireland have made...
MEP's Agree on Sustainable Fishing Plan for the Baltic
EU - The European Parliament has approved a multiannual plan for managing Baltic cod, sprat and herring stocks. ...
Greek Fish Farm Certified Sustainable
GREECE - A Greek fish farm has achieved sustainability certification from Friend of the Sea....
28 April 2015
Invasive Lionfish Reaches Brazil
BRAZIL - An invasive lionfish has been caught off the coast of Brazil, indicating that these fish have now spread beyond the Caribbean and could threaten coral reefs...
27 April 2015
French Herring Certified Sustainable by MSC
FRANCE - The French Herring Producers Association (FROM Nord) has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, showing that the fishery is sustainable....
24 April 2015
Declining Biomass Sparks Calls to Close Pacific Sardine Fishery
US - The Pacific Fishery Management Council has urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to close the Pacific sardine fishing season as quickly as possible, citing...
Sustainability Law Respected in Snapper Fishing Competition
AUSTRALIA - Fishers competing in the recent Whyalla Snapper fishing competition have been praised for their conduct by South Australian Fisheries Officers....
23 April 2015
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
22 April 2015
Acoustic Device Helps Prevent Sea Bream Damage to Shellfish Farms
FRANCE - An acoustic device to scare away sea bream causing damage to mussel and oyster stocks has been developed by the French Research Institute for Exploitation...
21 April 2015
EU Fisheries Ministers Endorses Plan for Baltic Sea Cod, Herring and Sprat
EU - The European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers has reached agreement on a general approach to the multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and...
20 April 2015
MPEDA to Start Fish Seed Supply Soon
INDIA - India's government is signing an agreement with the Marine Products Exports and Development Authority (MPEDA) for the supply of four varieties of fish seed...
Alaska Fish Factor: Longliners Warned of Potential Damage from Lost Sablefish Pots
US - A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage....
 
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