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04 March 2015
New Technique Improves Forecasts for Canada's Sockeye Salmon
CANADA - A powerful method for analyzing and predicting nature's dynamic and interconnected systems is now providing new forecasting and management tools for Canada's...
South Korea to Tackle Illegal Fishing in West Africa
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is planning to eradicate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by South Korean fishing boats operating in West...
03 March 2015
Aqua Aquaria 2015: NFDB to Set Up Fish Brood Banks
INDIA - In order to develop fisheries and aquaculture in the country, the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) has set up three fish brood banks....
Conapesca Moves to Address Seafood Price Irregulrities
MEXICO – Fishing body Conapesca and Consumer group PROFECO are uniting to prevent price irregularities in seafood....
Red Tape Reduction to Help Australian Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s commercial fishing industry is set to benefit from extra red tape reduction measures that will help ensure a competitive and sustainable...
02 March 2015
Mexican Ministers Want Research to Drive Sustainable Aquaculture
MEXICO – Mexican fishery and aquaculture segments must have research as a driving force for meaningful and sustainable growth....
China Completes Fishery Survey in South China Sea
CHINA - A two year survey of fishery resources in the middle and southern regions of the South China Sea has shown that the area around the Nansha Islands has fishery...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catch Share Buyers are Ready but Sellers Scarce
US - Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch....
27 February 2015
Gulf Council Discuss Amendments to Red Snapper Quota
MEXICO - The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of scoping workshops to discuss and take public comment on a proposed amendment to make...
26 February 2015
EU Aquaculture Production Worth €3.365 billion in 2012
EU - Aquaculture production by the 28 European Union Member States reached 1.108 million tonnes and €3.365 billion in 2012, according to the latest Economic Performance...
Fish Farmers Association Responds to Aquaculture Activities Regulations
CANADA - Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has stated that the federal government’s proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations will do the opposite...
Coordinated Action needed to Address Interconnected Problems in Thai Fishing Industry
THAILAND - A new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) examines how overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) or ‘pirate’ fishing...
New Traceability Standard Caters to Restaurants, Fishmongers and Fresh Fish Counters
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors and vendors....
24 February 2015
Aqua Aquaria 2015: Andhra Pradesh to Announce Aquaculture Policy Soon
INDIA - With the aqua sector growing at the rate of 20 per cent annually in the country, Andhra Pradesh is set to unveil its policy for aquaculture soon....
23 February 2015
Uganda to Increase Aquaculture Production
UGANDA - Edward Rukunja, the assistant commissioner for fisheries in the agriculture ministry, stated that Uganda needs to increase its aquaculture production as...
Alaska Fish Factor: Busy Year for Alaska Brokers
US - Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. ...
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
Geelong Star Registered to Fish the Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Australian flagged and operated vessel the Geelong Star has been nominated under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to fish the Small Pelagic Fishery...
20 February 2015
Eighty per cent of UAE Fish Stocks Overfished
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A report from the Federal National Council has warned that the current rate of exploitation of fish can cause the extinction of many marine...
Fisheries Spawning, Tagging Projects get C$92,850 Boost
CANADA - Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support of C$92,850 from the Canadian Government....
19 February 2015
Longline Golden Tilefish Fishery Nears Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) February 19, 2015. ...
British Columbia to Receive Multi-Year Aquaculture Licences
CANADA - The Canadian government is to now issue multi-year licences for finfish and shellfish aquaculture facilities in British Columbia to promote investment in...
Government Supports Codroy Seafoods Marketing Initiatives
CANADA - Codroy Seafoods Inc. is developing new marketing materials with support from the Provincial Government....
18 February 2015
Seafood Availability Guaranteed During Lent
MEXICO - The National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Sanchez Aguilar said a good supply of seafood is readily available for the whole country as...
17 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Falsely Labelled FAD Free Canned Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, consumers are being told to watch out for canned tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna, writes...
Thailand Makes Little Progress on Tackling Labour Abuses in Fishing Industry
THAILAND - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is recommending that Thailand remains on Tier 3 in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report following insufficient...
Government Makes Changes to Spanner Crab Fishery
AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced welcome changes to management arrangements for spanner crab fishery in the State’s...
16 February 2015
Thailand International Ornamental Fish Expo to be Held in June
THAILAND - Mr Chavalit Chookajorn, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Dr Jumpon Sanguansin, the Director-General of the...
Increased Fishing Opportunities for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal People
AUSTRALIA - Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people now have 100 per cent ownership of the commercial Bêche-de-mer Fishery in the Torres Strait after the purchase...
13 February 2015
Jammu and Kashmir Increase Trout Production
INDIA - The Fisheries Department in Jammu and Kashmir has increased the breeding of trout to meet the demands of residents and private sector....
 
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