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26 August 2016
Malawi Develops Programme to Monitor Fish Trade
MALAWI - Malawi has developed a fish trade programme to help monitor exports of fish commodities in the country....
Norwegian Government Approves Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk, Norway Seafoods
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has approved Lerøy Seafood Group's acquisition of shares in Havfisk and Norway Seafoods....
Canada Detects First Case of Whirling Disease
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park....
24 August 2016
Final Outputs of the Myfish Project Now Available
EU - The final results and outputs of a four-year EU funded Myfish (Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns) project...
Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from...
Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free
GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National...
India’s Blue Revolution: Fishery Production to see a Boost in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
INDIA - In order to boost fishery productions and achieve the goal set under the Blue Revolution plan, the government of India has expeditiously initiated various...
23 August 2016
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
22 August 2016
Consultation Launched on Electrofishing for Razor Clams
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has launched a consultation on electrofishing methods for the capture of razor clams....
EU Clarifies New, Simplified Programme for Fisheries Data Collection
EU - The European Commission has taken another step in fleshing out the rules for data collection in the fisheries sector....
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishery to be Worst in 20 Years
US - Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes....
19 August 2016
Chile Encourages Zero Antibiotic, Antiparasitic Use with New Certification
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has launched a new certification for marine fish farms that prove their status as free from the use of...
Imports Dominate Croatian Fish Market
CROATIA - Croatia’s fish and seafood market has reported a slight increase over the past years, but domestic consumption remains at a relatively low level of about...
18 August 2016
Goans Complain Too Many Barriers to Crab Farming
INDIA - Barriers to land use, non-availability of seeds and high initial investment are currently holding back Goans who are eager to start crab farming....
New Fisheries Management Plan Seeks to Rebuild Stocks
GHANA - A new fisheries management plan seeks to rebuild fish stocks in Ghana whilst also enhancing the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well...
17 August 2016
Scantrol Deep Vision Wins Nor-Fishing Innovation Award
NORWAY - The Deep Vision underwater camera system for fish measurement and sorting in the trawl has been awarded Nor-Fishing’s Innovation Award. ...
16 August 2016
Government Halts Tassal's Aquaculture Expansion Plan
AUSTRALIA - Plans for Tassal to expand its farm near Triabunna is now pending an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel under the Great...
15 August 2016
New Legal Framework, Increased Investment to Help Aquaculture Growth
GHANA - Ms Sherry Ayittey, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has encouraged increased investment in fish farming, saying, it is more rewarding....
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Launches Ocean Acidification Website
US - Alaska is one of a handful of US states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye....
12 August 2016
Spain Invests €250,000 in Fisheries, Aquaculture Market Promotion
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has announced €250,000 will be granted for the development of new markets and promotional campaigns of...
New Bycatch Rule Established for US Seafood Imports
US - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen...
NOAA Warns Stronger Hurricane Season Expected
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a stronger Atlantic hurricane season than usual. ...
11 August 2016
NFFO Discusses Shape of Fisheries Policy Post-Brexit
UK - Since the UK's decision to leave the EU the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has been actively involved in work on the post-Common Fisheries...
10 August 2016
Canadian Government Delivers Update on Cohen Recommendations
CANADA - The Canadian government is moving forward with the recommendations in Justice Cohen’s 2012 final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline...
09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
New Fisheries Information System to Improve Tuna Traceability
MALDIVES - A new online Fisheries Information System has been launched to monitor catch logbooks, fish purchase information, fishing vessel licence information and...
08 August 2016
Still More to Do on Deep Sea Protection
US - A recent review of the United Nations landmark resolutions to protect the deep sea has revealed that there is still more work to do....
Alaska Fish Factor: Large Sockeye Catch Saves the Summer Season
US - Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks....
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
South East Asia Makes Important Step Towards Addressing IUU Fishing
THAILAND - Thailand and other South East Asian countries have made a very important step through the adoption, for the first time, of a Joint Declaration pledging...
 
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