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22 May 2015
Seafish Announces New Three-Year Plan
UK - Seafish, the UK's industry authority on seafood, has published its 2015-2018 Corporate Plan, promising to deliver a programme of work that reflects real world...
Spanish Minister Highlights Bright Future for Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Andrés Hermida, has recently highlighted the many possibilities in Spain for the development of aquaculture....
21 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Court Rules Against Fisheries Department over Transfer of Salmon Smolts
CANADA - A Canadian federal judge has ruled against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in allowing Marine Harvest to trsansfer sick salmon smolts from their...
Discard Ban Discussion to be Held at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation...
20 May 2015
Scottish Salmon Benefits from Apprenticeships
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish salmon farming has reported a further climb in Modern Apprenticeship numbers last year, taking the official number to 91....
Scottish Seafood Partnership Grants Proving Successful
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Seafood Partnership’s “Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme” has proved popular since it launched at the end of 2014,...
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Global Aquaculture to Grow Further in 2015
GLOBAL - World aquaculture production is expected to grow by another 5 per cent during 2015, according to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and...
Worldfish to Double Odisha Fish Production
INDIA - Worldfish, a global aquaculture and genetic improvement organisation, is aiming to double fish production in the next five years in the western Indian state...
C$8.15 Million for Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Expand Operations
CANADA - Northern Harvest Sea Farms is to receive C$8.15 million through the Newfoundland Provincial Government's Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Programme....
Norwegian Government Under Fire over White Paper Threat to Aquaculture
NORWAY - A Norwegian seafood and aquaculture firm has hit out at the Norwegian Government’s threat to potentially eliminate the current scheme for interregional...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific...
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
Scottish Haddock Fishermen Look to Future with 2020 Sustainability Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishermen in Scotland’s £26.6 million haddock fishing industry have made a new commitment to sustainable fishing as scientists gather in Aberdeen...
15 May 2015
US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment...
14 May 2015
Seafish Updates Fishing Methods Publication
UK - The UK fishing industry authority Seafish has updated its popular Basic Fishing Methods publication, which is a free guide to commercial fishing methods used...
Gulf of Maine Algal Blooms Extent Predicted Similar to Last Three Years
US - New England's spring and summer harmful algal blooms will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine seasonal...
13 May 2015
ISA Confirmed on New Brunswick Salmon Farm
CANADA - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed on a New Brunswick farm....
12 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Spanish Aquaculture Sector Reports Growth in Production
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, after years of stagnation, the Spanish aquaculture sector is reporting growth again....
Sustainable Fishing Projects Not Effective Enough
NETHERLANDS - Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold...
Reseach Boost for South Australian Yellowtail Kingfish Industry
AUSTRALIA - Research into the development of the Yellowtail Kingfish industry in South Australia has received a A$6 million funding boost....
New License Required for Japanese Eel Farming
JAPAN - In order to help manage endangered eel stocks, the Japanese Fisheries Agency is planning to introduce a licensing system for the farming of Japanese eel....
11 May 2015
Huge Aquaculture Project Launched in French Polynesia
FRENCH POLYNESIA - The French Polynesian government, with help from Chinese investors, is planning a huge aquaculture project on Hao atoll. The venture is expected...
Alaska Fish Factor: How Much are Fishermen Affected by Long Term Health Problems?
US - How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers...
Vietnamese Shrimp to Make Use of Tax Free Deal with South Korea
VIET NAM - A new Free Trade Agreement between Viet Nam and South Korea, which will bring big opportunities to the shrimp sector, has now been signed....
MPEDA’s Maharashtra Crab Farming Project a Success
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)’s crab farming pilot project in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra state, has been a successful,...
Price of Chinese Farm Produce Drops Slightly
CHINA - The price of farm Chinese produce continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
08 May 2015
Mega Seafood Park to be Created in Odisha State
INDIA - The Odisha state government has announced plans to build a mega seafood park at Deras at a cost of Rs 116 crore....
 
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