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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Changes to Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Quota Regulations
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced a new rule, effective October 27, 2014, which makes changes to the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery....
Sealord Fish Processing Job Loss Tragedy can be Stopped
NEW ZEALAND - The union which represents fish processing workers is calling on the Government, Sealord and Iwi to work with the union and other interested parties...
New EU Environment and Fisheries Candidate Fails to Impress
EU - The first of the Commissioner-Designate for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs hearings scheduled over the next two weeks, Karmenu Vella’s recent...
Current Australian Seabird Mitigations Shown to be Effective
AUSTRALIA - Warp deflectors, commonly known as ‘pinkies’, have been proven effective in reducing seabird interactions with trawl warp wires by 75 per cent according...
New Packaging to Boost Cockle Export Potential
AUSTRALIA - A new packaging facility could help Goolwa’s pipi (cockle) fishery build new export markets....
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Ag, Fisheries
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging...
Monday, September 29, 2014
President Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean
US - President Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. By proclamation, the President is expanding the current Pacific...
New Deep Sea Protection Measures Agreed for Northwest Atlantic
SPAIN - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed 26 September in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented...
Potential Negative Effects of EC Proposal on UK Deep Sea Fishing Vessels Highlighted in New Study
UK - Seafish has published a report highlighting the potential economic impacts of proposed legislation from the European Commission (EC) on deep sea stocks....
Scotland Reports Lowest Rod Salmon Catch Since 2003
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2013 show the lowest reported rod salmon catch since 2003....
NFFO to Sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) is to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 in a move that confirms the exhibition’s position...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Greenpeace Highlights Critical Need for Action at Pacific Tuna Meeting
CHINA - Greenpeace has called on the Western and Central Fisheries Commission’s Technical and Compliance Committee (WCPFC) in Pohnpei this week to take a tough...
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Canada Bans Live New Zealand Mussels Following Parasite Fnding
NEW ZEALAND - Canada has barred live greenshell mussel exports from New Zealand because of a new parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels....
Better Ocean Management Crucial for Food Security
US - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
GLOBAL - On World Maritime Day 25 September 2014, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
New Approaches Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that...
Disease Resistant Carp Fish Seed to Fetch Good Profits to Farmers
INDIA - The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) has released disease-free Jayanti Rohu fish seed. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)...
Ministers to Discuss Russian Ban of EU Fisheries Products
EU - At the initiative of EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki, the impact of the Russian embargo on the European fisheries sector will be on the agenda of the...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Big Public Support for EPA's Protection of Bristol Bay
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received approximately 700,000 comments in support of its plan to use its Clean Water Act authority to restrict...
Kenya Sets Aside Sh32 million for Aquaculture
KENYA - The Trans Nzoia government has set aside Sh32 million for fish farming....
Norway Sees Potential in Fish Exports to India
NORWAY - With over one billion people and an economy in expansion, the Norwegian Seafood Council sees an increased opportunity for selling fish to India....
Begich, Sullivan; Dunbar, Young Face Off Over Alaska Fisheries
US - It’s FISH ON! for Alaska’s Congressional candidates when they meet for the popular fisheries debate on Wednesday evening, October 1 in Kodiak....
Indian Agriculture Minister Calls for Canadian Investment
INDIA - In order to promote agriculture trade between two countries, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister for Agriculture...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Weekly Overview: Mitsubishi Makes $1.4 Billion Offer for Cermaq
ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary MC Ocean Holdings Limited, has made a NOK 8,880 million ($1.4 billion) offer for the Norwegian...
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
Nine in Ten UK Vets Prefer to Buy British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority choosing to buy British....
US Plan to Export Asian Carp to China not that Simple
CHINA - In early September, US scientists came to China to explore ways to prevent the spread of Asian carp in their country and to explore the possibility of exporting...
Viet Nam Improving Traceability of Pangasius in Mekong Delta
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a plan on pangagius farming and processing in Mekong Delta by 2020....
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
 
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