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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan of the Gulf of Mexico
US - NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore...
Banned Pelagic Trawling Still Taking Place in Kerala
INDIA - Banned pelagic fishing nets have been making a silent comeback to coastal fishing in Kerala, a move which many feel would pose a serious threat to the marine...
Spain Welcomes New EU-Cape Verde Fisheries Agreement
SPAIN - The General Secretariat of Fisheries has celebrated the signing of the new fisheries agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde....
UN Conference Tackles Sustainable Development Challenges in Small Island Developing States
SAMOA - A renewed political commitment to tackle the many unique, sustainable development challenges facing the world's small island states, is expected to be the...
Monday, September 01, 2014
EU Doing Little to Help Fish Producers Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - The EU fishery sector is calling for a task force to be created as inaction by the EU on Russia's ban of EU seafood products is causing further economic disruption...
Gambia Wants Surveillance Reinforced to Tackle Illegal Fishing
GAMBIA - The Fisheries minister has stressed the need for monitoring, control, and surveillance through improved collaboration and cooperation to be reinforced to...
New Zealand Prime Minister Approves Opotiki Aquaculture Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Prime Minister John Key has given the strongest signal yet the Government is considering pouring tens of millions of dollars into a plan to unlock...
Government Announces Start of Seasonal Hake Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The Secretariat of the Deputy Minister of Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries has announced that the second closed fishing season for hake (Merluccius...
New Toolkit Helps Fish and Chip Shops with Responsible Sourcing
UK - Seafish is currently distributing a new toolkit to fish and chip shops to help increase the understanding of fish provenance and responsible sourcing among...
EU-Faroe Islands Herring Dispute Now Over
EU and FAROE ISLANDS - A week after the EU lifted its trade measures against the Faroe Islands on herring and mackerel, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Calls for Ban on Russian Seafood
US - If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Scottish Salmon Farmers Fighting Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of its commitment to transparency and improving fish health in the aquaculture industry, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)...
Implementation of EU Fishery Policies in the Baltic Sea Discussed
DENMARK - Best practices and management strategies for implementation of new EU fishery policies in the Baltic Sea region were discussed by members of the Baltic...
Canada Invests in Technology to Advance the Mussel Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - Two provincial mussel farming operations will develop and implement new software to enhance operations with help from the Provincial Government....
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...
Iain Shone to Continue with GAA as Development Director
GLOBAL - Long-time supporter Iain Shone will continue with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) organization, acting as its Development Director....
Solway Cockle Management Study Concludes Early
SCOTLAND, UK - The Solway Cockle Fishery Management Study has concluded....
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,...
New Leadership for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
SCOTLAND, UK - Ross Dougal has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting....
Irish Sea Fisheries Board to Host Farmed Seaweed Conference
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board has announced that its conference “Farmed Irish Seaweed: An Ocean Wonder Food?” will take...
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....
Conflict Will Not Make Ukraine Hungry
UKRAINE – Ukraine will not be allowed to go without food, agriculture minister Igor Shvaika has declared on live television....
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. ...
Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective...
Aquaculture Production Growing in Argentina
ARGENTINA - In 2013, Argentina recorded an increase in aquaculture production of 27.6 per cent over 2012, generating sales of over 150 million pesos....
Government Explores Spring Salmon Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Options designed to take proactive action to protect the early-running spring salmon that are at particularly low levels across Scotland, will shortly...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Trout Disease Detected in Chile
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has revealed that a new trout disease has been discovered in Chile, writes...
Government to Support Growth of Fish Processing Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Cabinet Secretary for Fisheries and Food Richard Lochhead has given a commitment that the Scottish Government will work with the fish processing sector...
Nigeria Trains Women on Aquaculture and Fisheries Development
NIGERIA - Over 100 women in Niger state have been trained in aquaculture and fisheries development as part of the Agriculture Transformation Agenda (ATA) of the...
New Report Sets Out Independence Gains for Scottish Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Five key gains that independence brings the Scottish fishing industry have been set out in a new report published by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard...
 
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