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Friday, November 21, 2014
North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission Makes Limited Progress
GLOBAL - The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) has agreed to close six new areas totaling around 11,000 square kilometres to bottom fishing to protect...
EU and Senegal Sign Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement
EU - Following an eight year hiatus the EU and Senegal have signed a new five-year Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement....
Seafish Offers Guidance on New Fish Labelling Requirements
EU - From 13 December 2014, the EU will implement new rules on information which must be included on the labelling of unprocessed fish products....
Real-Time Ocean Acidification Data Available for Shellfish Aquaculture
US - Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific US coast can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated Ocean Observation System...
Final Rule for King, Spanish Mackerel in South Atlantic Published
US - NOAA Fisheries has published a final rule to implement a South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment. ...
Celebrating Australia’s World-Class Fisheries on World Fisheries Day
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, encouraged Australians to enjoy a meal of sustainable local seafood...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission Moves to Mozambique
MOZAMBIQUE - The Mozambique Minister of Fisheries, Mr Víctor Manuel Borges, and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Assistant Director-General for Fisheries...
Researchers Develop Technique for Increased Snapper Production
MEXICO - In order to boost production of spotted rose snapper (Lutjanus guttatus) and streamline the process of cultivation, researchers from the National Fisheries...
Angola Predicting 60,000 tons of Fish From Aquaculture
ANGOLA - The National Development Plan for the 2012-2017 period has predicted fish production of 60,000 tons, under the country's aquaculture programme....
Russia Inspects Chile's Fish Export Facilities
CHILE - From now until 28 November, a delegation of specialists from Russia's Rosselkhoznadzor (Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) will...
Seaweed Farming to Bring Export and Job Opportunities to Ireland
IRELAND - Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU's fastest growing food categories that by 2020 could boost Irish seafood...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Maltese Aquaculture Experienced Growth in 2013
MALTA - The gross output of the Maltese aquaculture industry totaled €98.1 million, up by 0.5 per cent from €97.6 million in 2012....
Gag Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of gag in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) November 21, 2014. ...
Organic Mussel Farmers Receive Funding to Help Maintain Certifications
CANADA - Mussel farmers will continue to promote their sustainable and environmentally-responsible approach to aquaculture with support from the Provincial Government....
Responsible Use of Antibiotics is Crucial
EU - On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Copa-Cogeca highlighted the importance of tackling antimicrobial resistance warning it is a serious concern in the EU...
Patagonian Toothfish Catch Limit Increased
AUSTRALIA - Excellent management of Australia’s fisheries has led to an increase in the sustainable catch for the prized Patagonian Toothfish....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Weekly Overview: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas Increased, No Protection for Sharks
ANALYSIS - It is bad news for Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks as the recent International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic's Tuna (ICCAT) meeting resulted...
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Population Recovery at Threat as Quotas Increased
EU - As the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic's Tuna (ICCAT) 19th meeting drew to a close this week in Genoa, Italy, there is concern that...
Bad Outcome for Sharks, Swordfish at ICCAT Meeting
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting has concluded today in Genoa, Italy, but with no agreed management for sharks...
Agricultural Minister Discusses Fisheries Funding
INDIA - The Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh, has held a review meeting in Mumbai with state government officials of agriculture and animal husbandry...
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
Oceana Urges ICCAT to Take Action on Illegal Fishing
EU - Oceana has called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to examine and take action...
Poultry Company Fined Over Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Co Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Squid Excluded From South Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - A new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea has brought disappointment to New Zealand's seafood industry as squid exports will still be subject...
Free Trade Agreement with China to Benefit Australian Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed the announcement of a Free Trade Agreement with China,...
Monday, November 17, 2014
India’s Blue Revolution to Focus on Fish Production
INDIA - In order to increase the production of fish in the country, India will soon launch a blue revolution....
Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Plan Comment Period Extended
US - NOAA Fisheries has reopened the public comment period on the proposed rule for the Aquaculture Plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Australian Vets Raise Awareness on Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
New Approach Needed to Combat Illegal Fishing in Offshore Marine Reserves
AUSTRALIA - Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Illegal fishing in marine reserves will be a major...
 
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