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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Senate Bill to Address Seafood Mislabeling
US - More than 50 per cent of US seafood has been found to be mislabeled. In response, a new Senate Bill is set to address the growing problem, reports Rob Reierson...
FAO Recognises Mexico's Work to Boost Seafood Sustainability and Reduce Bycatch
MEXICO - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognised the actions applied to boost Mexico's seafood sustainability and reduce bycatch,...
Waters off South Carolina to Reopen to Shrimp Fishing
US - The federal waters within 25 nautical miles of the federal-state water boundary off South Carolina will reopen to fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp...
More Private Investment Needed in Philippines Hatcheries
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is calling for more investments in hatcheries as Region 1 alone accounts for 25 per cent of milkfish...
Iceland Sets Responsible 2014 Mackerel Quota of 147,574 tons
ICELAND - The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has set Iceland's 2014 mackerel quota at a responsible 147,574 tons. The announcement was welcomed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Nigeria Begins Import Quota Policy for Fish
NIGERIA - Nigeria has begun the implementation of a new import quota regime for fish. The aim is to stimulate the country to become self-sufficient in fish production...
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Seeks Clarity on Implications for Fishing in Independence Debate
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers outlining key questions that must be answered from...
Lobster Fishermen Concerned Over Upcoming Season's Prices
CANADA - With little more than a week before Prince Edward Island's lobster season opens, fishermen are wondering what they will earn for their catch....
Global Oceans Action Summit Focuses on Identifying Solutions for Healthy Oceans
NETHERLANDS - Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing...
Commercial Catches set for Victoria Abalone and Ocean Scallops
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has set the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) for abalone and ocean scallops for the 2014-15...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Salmon Farms Approved in Marlborough Sounds
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the go-ahead for three of four new New Zealand King Salmon farms in Marlborough. The new...
South Korea Agrees Lower 2014 Fish Quota with Russia
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and Russia signed an agreement on the 2014 fishing quota for South Korea that is a drop from last year's figure on a request from local...
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Adopted by Parliament
EU - The European Parliament endorsed on 17 April a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Permits Have Tripled in Value
US - Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Total Icelandic Fish Catch in March Decreased Between Years
ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2014 decreased by 14.9 per cent at constant prices compared with March 2013, reports Statistics Iceland....
Mozambican Tuna Company to Start Operating in 2014
MOZAMBIQUE - Mozambican company Empresa Moçambicana de Atum (EMATUM), set up by the government for tuna fishing, is due to start operating this year....
Nueva Vizcaya Farmers Receive Free Tilapia Fingerlings
PHILIPPINES - At least 220 farmers in this town recently received free tilapia fingerlings from the local government unit, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...
Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
European Parliament Adopts European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Package
EU - The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) package, the final part of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)....
Protocols Agreed Between the EU and Gabon, Madagascar and the Seychelles
EU - The European Fisheries Council has adopted decisions on the conclusion of the protocols between the EU and the Gabonese Republic, Madagascar and the seychelles....
Bolivia's Government to Increase Fish Production
BOLIVIA - The Deputy Minister of Rural Development, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, has said that the government will invest 88 million Bolivianos to increase fish production...
Spanish Government Adopts Draft Law of the State of Marine Fisheries
SPAIN - The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the draft amendment to the Law of the State Maritime Fishing,...
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Drop in Scottish Seafood Value Hitting Scottish Fishermen Hard
SCOTLAND, UK - The drop in seafood landings has hit Scottish fishermen hard, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation....
Three Marlborough Salmon Farms Approved for New Zealand King Salmon
NEW ZEALAND - The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
Maritime and Fisheries Policy to Help Portugal on the Path to Growth
PORTUGAL - EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, has highlighted how ideally placed is Portugal to play a leading role in the implementation of the new Common...
USDA to Lift Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Federal Order
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is lifting the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Federal Order that...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Weekly Overview: Sustainable Management Plan Discussion for UK/France Scallop Fishery
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, French and British Channel scallop fishers are coming together 14-16 April, for the first time, to explore a sustainable regional...
 
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