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Friday, August 01, 2014
Fisheries Leads Economic Growth in Northern Mindanao
PHILIPPINES - The Northern Mindanao economy has posted a 5.6 per cent growth in 2013, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), due in part...
India and Uganda Co-operate on the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
INDIA - The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has organised a high level meeting with Ms Ruth Nankabirwa, Ugandan Minster of State for Fisheries for...
Record Sales for Producers at 8th Seafood Fair Pescamar 2014
MEXICO - Farmers and fishermen participating in Eighth Annual Seafood Fair "Pescamar 2014" reported record sales of 117 million pesos, according to the National...
Fishermen Hold Successful Policy Forum Summit with Fisheries and Oceans
CANADA - Canada’s independent fishermen opened the door on a new relationship with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans last week when they gathered in Halifax...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Call for No Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - With EU member states set to decide today (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes...
Part of EU Fleet to Continue Fishing in Mauritanian Waters Until End of 2014
EU - EU vessels fishing shrimps and small pelagics in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol will be able to continue to do...
Farmers, Fishermen at Risk as Emergency Funds Dry Up
SOUTH SUDAN - Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding...
Codroy Seafoods to Enhance Lobster Operations with $100,000 Grant
CANADA - A new cooling system supported by the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme will help Codroy Seafoods increase...
Deliver Common Fisheries Policy on ‘Level Playing Field’, says Fishermen’s Association
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Association (SPFA) representatives hosted a meeting with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in Fraserburgh aboard the...
Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the...
Canada Considering Regional Two Cent Lobster Levy
CANADA - Nova Scotia is committed to a provincewide lobster levy to promote generic marketing and is also considering a quality pilot project in one region, supported...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Government Renews Agreement for Fish Trade
BRAZIL - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Neri Geller, and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Eduardo Lopes, have signed an...
Industry Feedback Needed for Revised Responsible Fishing Scheme Standards
UK - Seafish is putting a draft revision of its two Responsible Fishing Scheme standards out to public consultation to gain feedback from industry in advance of...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Fish Burger May be Banned from Russia
ANALYSIS - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia after the Russian food safety agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, suspected...
Government Grants Aid for Fisheries Producer Organizations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has called for aid to fisheries producer organizations and associations....
McDonald's Beef,Chicken and Fish Burgers May be Banned in Russia
RUSSIA - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia....
Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund' Launched
SRI LANKA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)has helped to set up an Aquaculture Fund known as "Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund"....
South Korea and China to Begin Joint Surveillance Against Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China will launch joint surveillance against illegal fishing in waters shared by the two countries starting from October, the South...
New Report Identifies Opportunities to Improve Tuna Stocks
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a report on the state of the world’s main commercial tuna stocks. The report’s findings identify...
Raspberry Point Oyster Expands Facilities to Meet International Demand
CANADA - The government has announced a combined investment of C$205,000 for Raspberry Point Oyster Co in order for the company to improve its technology and trade....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Competition Authority Recommends New Approach to Aquaculture Regulation
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released a draft report recommending a new approach to the regulation of the aquaculture industry in Queensland....
Global Initiative for Agricultural and Fisheries Education Formed
INDIA - India, Africa and the USA have formed an international partnership across the countries to revitalise global agricultural education, capacity building and...
Practice Eco-Friendly Aquaculture, says Fisheries Minister
INDIA - Aquaculture practices should follow eco-friendly methods in order to achieve sustainable development of the fisheries sector, said Fisheries Minister K Babu....
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
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...
Newfoundland Aquaculture Statistics Now Available
CANADA - Key provincial aquaculture statistics which include production volumes, employment numbers, and inspection information are now available on a new page of...
Federal Stance on Northern Shrimp Allocations Threatens Provincial Economy
CANADA - The Federal Government’s unwillingness to consider alternatives to its “Last In, First Out” (LIFO) policy continues to threaten the economic well-being...
Improvement in the Planning of Maritime Activities
EU - The European Commission has welcomed the European Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used....
South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao Must Act Quickly to Combat Illegal Fishing, say NGO's
GLOBAL - The European Commission has given South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao six more months to improve efforts to stop illegal fishing by their vessels. In November...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Spain Starts Halt on Charoen Pokphand Foods Shrimp
SPAIN - Spain has begun to impose an import ban on all frozen shrimp and seafood products from Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and a Spanish industry group has called...
 
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