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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Government Renews Agreement for Fish Trade
BRAZIL - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Neri Geller, and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Eduardo Lopes, have signed an...
Industry Feedback Needed for Revised Responsible Fishing Scheme Standards
UK - Seafish is putting a draft revision of its two Responsible Fishing Scheme standards out to public consultation to gain feedback from industry in advance of...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Fish Burger May be Banned from Russia
ANALYSIS - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia after the Russian food safety agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, suspected...
Government Grants Aid for Fisheries Producer Organizations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has called for aid to fisheries producer organizations and associations....
McDonald's Beef,Chicken and Fish Burgers May be Banned in Russia
RUSSIA - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia....
Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund' Launched
SRI LANKA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)has helped to set up an Aquaculture Fund known as "Mahinda Rajapaksa Global Aquaculture Fund"....
South Korea and China to Begin Joint Surveillance Against Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China will launch joint surveillance against illegal fishing in waters shared by the two countries starting from October, the South...
New Report Identifies Opportunities to Improve Tuna Stocks
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a report on the state of the world’s main commercial tuna stocks. The report’s findings identify...
Raspberry Point Oyster Expands Facilities to Meet International Demand
CANADA - The government has announced a combined investment of C$205,000 for Raspberry Point Oyster Co in order for the company to improve its technology and trade....
Monday, July 28, 2014
Competition Authority Recommends New Approach to Aquaculture Regulation
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released a draft report recommending a new approach to the regulation of the aquaculture industry in Queensland....
Global Initiative for Agricultural and Fisheries Education Formed
INDIA - India, Africa and the USA have formed an international partnership across the countries to revitalise global agricultural education, capacity building and...
Practice Eco-Friendly Aquaculture, says Fisheries Minister
INDIA - Aquaculture practices should follow eco-friendly methods in order to achieve sustainable development of the fisheries sector, said Fisheries Minister K Babu....
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Government Sets Fishing Season for Dorado
PERU - The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set the fishing season for Dorado as 1 October to 30 April each year and therefore fishing is suspended from 1 May...
Newfoundland Aquaculture Statistics Now Available
CANADA - Key provincial aquaculture statistics which include production volumes, employment numbers, and inspection information are now available on a new page of...
Federal Stance on Northern Shrimp Allocations Threatens Provincial Economy
CANADA - The Federal Government’s unwillingness to consider alternatives to its “Last In, First Out” (LIFO) policy continues to threaten the economic well-being...
Improvement in the Planning of Maritime Activities
EU - The European Commission has welcomed the European Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used....
South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao Must Act Quickly to Combat Illegal Fishing, say NGO's
GLOBAL - The European Commission has given South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao six more months to improve efforts to stop illegal fishing by their vessels. In November...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Spain Starts Halt on Charoen Pokphand Foods Shrimp
SPAIN - Spain has begun to impose an import ban on all frozen shrimp and seafood products from Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and a Spanish industry group has called...
Curaçao, Ghana and Korea Given More Time to Take Steps Against Illegal Fishing
EU - After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November...
Meeting Results in No End to Tuna and Shark Overfishing in Eastern Pacific
GLOBAL - Nations that fish for tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean have made no progress on ending overfishing during the latest meeting of the Inter-American Tropical...
30 Marine Protected Areas Confirmed for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation by the Scottish Government of 30 Marine Protected...
Commission Prioritises Larger Quotas Over Larger Fish Stocks
EU - The European Commission announced the next steps in the implementation of the new common fisheries policy (CFP) at a hearing in the the Fisheries Committee...
Argentina to Invest 445 million pesos in Fisheries and Aquaculture Development
ARGENTINA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has approved funding of 445 million pesos to start a programme to strengthen the the development...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Maltese Aquaculture Strategy Aims for Growth
MALTA - An aquaculture strategy for Malta has been launched by Fisheries Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes....
Scottish Fishermen to Highlight Issues of Concern to UK Fisheries Minister
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports...
Reduction in Fishermen Fatalities Marks Better Safety on Our seas
UK - The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome...
European Commission Fines Marine Harvest €20 Million
EU - The European Commission has imposed a fine of €20 million on Norwegian salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest for acquiring its rival Morpol, without...
Scottish Fishing Industry to get £6 million Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of research projects designed to improve and maintain their sustainable...
Australian Vessels to Face Fishing Ban in Tasmania?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is considering a motion from the Break O'Day & Northern Midlands councils to lobby the...
 
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