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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
Maritime and Fisheries Policy to Help Portugal on the Path to Growth
PORTUGAL - EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, has highlighted how ideally placed is Portugal to play a leading role in the implementation of the new Common...
USDA to Lift Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Federal Order
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is lifting the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Federal Order that...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Weekly Overview: Sustainable Management Plan Discussion for UK/France Scallop Fishery
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, French and British Channel scallop fishers are coming together 14-16 April, for the first time, to explore a sustainable regional...
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Remission of Provincial Income Tax for Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme
CANADA - Approximately 97 individuals in the province associated with the Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme (AGLRP) will receive a remission of both...
Alaska Fish Factor: Total Salmon Catch Projected to be Down 50 per cent
US - Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species...
Shark Fin Iimports to Hong Kong Drop by a Third
HONG KONG - The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 per cent, according to government data analysed by WWF....
Vermilion Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic to Close on 19 April, 2014
Commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) 19 April, 2014. ...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A Lords’ committee report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain...
Sri Lanka Fish Exports to Double by 2016
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka is aiming to double its fish exports by 2016. ...
Mekong Delta's Fishery Output to Reach 3.5 million MT by 2020
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently approved planning on the development of the agricultural sector in the Mekong Delta...
Have Your Say on New South Wales Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishers and other stakeholders are now encouraged to provide feedback as part of the reform programme for New South Wales commercial fishing,...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Irish President Visits Benchmark Holdings Farm
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins have today (Thursday 10 April) visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation...
Venezuela-Cuba Joint Project to Boost Aquaculture Production
VENEZUELA - The Venezuelan Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Insopesca), in conjunction with the Corporate Group on the Food Industry (GEIA) of Cuba, will...
Fisheries Commission Bill to Address Nigeria's Fish Deficit
NIGERIA - The passage of the National Fisheries Commission Bill currently under deliberation at the National Assembly is expected to address the fish deficit in...
More Benefits for Viet Nam Shrimp Farmers from Insurance
VIET NAM - Insurance brings a lot of benefits to farmers. Without insurance, farmers must spend VND120 billion to recover their cultivation after losses caused by...
Government to Help Fishermen Affected by Earthquake
CHILE - The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Sunico, has met with fishermen who were affected by the earthquake that hit the north of the country....
Oyster Aquaculture Could Improve Water Quality of Potomac River Estuary
US - Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and US Geological Survey...
Agriculture MEPs Back Move for Promotion of EU Farm Produce
EU - A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Spanish Minister to Protect the Deep Sea
SPAIn - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture,...
Delivering for Torres Strait Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A meeting of the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) which oversees commercial and traditional fishing in the Torres Strait will be held today (Wednesday...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: Act Now on Climate Change or Face the Consequences on our Oceans
ANALYSIS - Climate change has been the most talked about topic this last week as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment...
Viet Nam Plans to Build Six Fisheries Logistic Centers
VIET NAM - The Government of Viet Nam has approved a project to set up six fisheries logistic service centers based on key fishing grounds in many regions throughout...
Fisheries Institute to Train Members of the Hake Fishing Fleet
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP), will host a workshop on good management practices...
Congalsa and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to Improve the Sustainability of Seafood
GLOBAL - Congalsa and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have announced a partnership dedicated to ensuring the ecological sustainability of seafood supplies....
Pioneering EU Project on Track to Assess Level of Contaminants in Seafood
EU - Pollution of the oceans and climate change has sparked concerns not just about the status of the marine environment but also about the impact on seafood safety...
WWF Asks MEP Candidates to Commit to the Environment
EU - WWF has launches its online pledge for candidates and voters for the upcoming European Parliament elections. WWF will ask MEP candidates to commit to nine environmental...
Newfoundland and Labrador to Face Inshore Shrimp Quota Cut
CANADA - Cuts by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to the shrimp quota for inshore harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador were the subject of pointed...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Good Western Australia Lobster Season Predicted
AUSTRALIA - There should be better times ahead for Western Australia’s world-renowned rock lobster industry after the most promising results from an assessment...
 
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