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Friday, December 19, 2014
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations...
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
Cefas to Help Sustainable Marine Management in Kuwait
UK - Kuwait’s marine environment is central to a multi-million pound agreement that has been signed by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and the UK’s...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
Export Trend of Viet Nam Seafood to Main Markets
VIET NAM - In the first nine months of 2014, Viet Nam sold seafood to 166 markets around the world. The US, EU, China and South Korea raised their proportion out...
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Welcomes New Fisheries Experts
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has added two new senior staff members, Jose Parajua and Geoff Tingley....
Australians Asked to Help Stop Spread of Tilapia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking assistance from the public to help stop the spread of tilapia, one of the world's most invasive...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Welcome Quota Deal at Fisheries Council
SCOTLAND, UK - A freeze on cuts to days at sea and an increase in quotas for some of Scotland's key stocks were some of the results of the annual EU Fisheries Council...
Weekly Overview: New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
ANALYSIS - A new species of trout has been discovered in Turkey. The new species Salmo kottelati belongs to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmons, trouts,...
Spanish Fisheries Must Find Sustainability, Socioeconomic Balance
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has stated that Spain shares the European Commission's objective of achieving...
New Import Quotas Crash Nigerian Fish Prices
NIGERIA - Millions of fish consumers are heaving a sigh of relief as fresh import quotas for fish issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently helped to...
Experts Discuss Oman Aquaculture Improvement
OMAN - The College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in association with the Embassy of Netherlands in Muscat and Wageningen University...
Irish Minister Secures Good Deal for Whitefish Fishermen
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has secured a much improved outcome for the Irish whitefish industry at the recent fisheries...
Australia’s Fisheries Research to Benefit from Government Investment
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is investing more than A$6.5 million into 22 new research projects from the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
WWF Welcomes EU Warnings for Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - Illegally caught fish comprise a significant portion of both the global catch and of seafood imports, including to the world’s leading fish-consuming...
Government Improves Fish Competition Through Port Construction
To ensure better competitive and fair fish trading, in the Bicol Region, the Department of Agriculture allotted a total of P20M in funds for the construction of...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Deck Washing Will Not Violate Clean Water Act
US - It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act....
Improving Aquatic Biosecurity Governance in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - An aquatic biosecurity governance workshop bringing together more than 120 participants from Africa was held in Durban, South Africa between 5 and...
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Maria Damanaki to Lead The Nature Conservancy’s Global Oceans Programme
GLOBAL - Maria Damanaki, former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and an experienced leader in public service, will join the Nature...
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
EC Warns Four More Countries in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - As part of the continued fight against illegal fishing worldwide, the European Commission has warned, with a 'yellow card', the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint...
Sensible Approach to Discard Ban Implementation Needed
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking ahead of the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead is pushing for a sensible approach to discard...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Mexico to Regulate Geoduck Fishing Industry
MEXICO - In order to contribute to better growth and sustainable development of the country's fisheries sector, the Federal Government has published specifications...
Time to Try Sustainable Fish on Your BBQ this Holiday Season
AUSTRALIA - As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include sustainable Australian...
New Fish Smoking Technology to Benefit Ghana
GHANA - SNV Ghana, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has launched fish processing technology to produce healthier fish to meet local...
Paua Industry Dismayed with Shark Cage Decision
NEW ZEALAND - The paua industry is dismayed that the Department of Conservation has granted permits for two Great White Shark Cage Diving Operators (GWSCDOs) to...
Icewater Seafoods to Enhance Cod Processing with Grant
CANADA - Icewater Seafoods Inc., a processing company based in Arnold’s Cove that specialises in cod and groundfish products, will receive C$200,000 from the Provincial...
 
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