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Friday, October 24, 2014
Government Helps Fund Advanced Halibut Tagging
With support of the Provincial Government, the Fish Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW) and the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at the Fisheries and Marine...
Australian Annual Snapper Fishing Closure Starts Next Week
AUSTRALIA - Fishers are reminded the statewide closure for Snapper fishing in South Australia will begin at midday on Saturday 1 November 2014....
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing...
Parliament Approves New Environment, Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner
EU - The European Parliament has voted to confirm the new European Commission headed by President Jean-Claude Juncker. The new team of Commissioners will begin their...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
EU Adopts Series of Discard Plans
EU - The European Commission has adopted a series of discard plans as it gears up for the introduction of an obligation to land all catches on 1 January 2015....
Partnerships Signed for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste
TIMOR-LESTE - Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve nutrition and reduce poverty were signed in Timor-Leste as part of a celebration...
Black Market Abalone Ring Cracked in Fisheries Bust
AUSTRALIA - One of the largest fisheries enforcement operations undertaken in Victoria’s history has cracked an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate operating...
Chinese Aquatic Product Prices Show Slight Fall
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices fell slightly in the second week of October, according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wrasse Fishing Closing Today in Puerto Rico Waters
PUERTO RICO, US - The commercial harvest of federally managed wrasses will be closed in federal waters around Puerto Rico at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on October 20,...
Single Body Needed to Solves Aquaculture Licensing Problems
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President, Eddie Downey, has said that Minister Coveney must urgently pull all the various agencies and departments of...
Alaska Fish Factor: Encouraging Young People into the Bearing Sea Crab Fleet
US - The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means...
New Levy to Fight Oyster Mortality Syndrome
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to allow Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) to collect...
Friday, October 17, 2014
EU, Norway Exchange Views on Annual Consultations for 2015
EU - The Council held an exchange of views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway under their bilateral fisheries agreement. ...
Sights Set on More Sustainable Future for African Oceans
SOUTH AFRICA – Fisheries leaders from across government, NGOs and industry have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss solutions to over fishing....
Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Welcome Agreement over Mackerel Quota
SCOTLAND - Scottish fishermen have welcomed the decision at the European Fish Council in Luxembourg to give the fishing fleet the facility to bank up to 25 per cent...
Company Flotation Suspended after Campaign Group Protests
CHINA – An initial public offering (IPO) for one of China’s largest tuna longline companies that has been suspended has come under criticism by campaigning group...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
EU Support Secured for Fisheries Affected by Russian Ban
UK - Fishermen affected by the Russian food export ban will benefit from EU wide support thanks to lobbying by the UK government, Fisheries Minister George Eustice...
EU Council Agree on Baltic Sea Fishing Quotas
EU - The EU Council has reached a political agreement on fishing opportunities for 2015 for certain fish stocks in the Baltic Sea. ...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Illegal Fisheries: Green Cards for Five Countries, Red Card for Sri Lanka
GLOBAL - In its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commission has proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to tackle...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Government Opens Call for Fish Processing Plant Construction
MALTA - The government has launched a call for the expression of interest for the construction and operation of a fish processing plant at the new Marsa fish market....
Banking Option for Fish Quotas Affected by Russian Sanctions
SCOTLAND, UK - Up to 30 per cent of this year’s fish quotas affected by the Russian trade sanctions could be banked until next year according to EU Fisheries Commissioner...
EU-Mauritania Fisheries Negotiations Suspended
EU - In a fourth round of talks on renewing the Protocol to the EU-Mauritania Fishing Partnership Agreement, the parties were unable to reach an agreement on a number...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in Florida West Coast Northern Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit has been reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, October 13, 2014, for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern...
MAGAP Project Strengthens Trout Fry Production
ECUADOR - In Papallacta, Napo Province, the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, is running the "Mariculture and fish for aquaculture development in Ecuador"...
Tuna and Baltic Sea on EU Fisheries Council Meeting Agenda
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of October 2014 is taking place in Luxembourg 13-14 October 2014. Baltic Sea fishing opportunities and the annual...
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Alaska Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 Aims to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
US - A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
 
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