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03 September 2015
No Action Taken to Save Pacific Bluefin Tuna at Japan Meeting
JAPAN - The highly depleted population of Pacific bluefin tuna will get no reprieve after a meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission Northern...
Research Claims to Backs Up EU Deeper Trawling Ban
UK - Scottish researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe....
Blue Grenadier Fishing Recognised for Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, welcomed the announcement that the winter blue grenadier fishery has...
01 September 2015
Weekly Overview: New Report Examines UK Angling Vs Commercial Fishing
ANALYSIS - A new report has been published that aims to help the UK seafood industry and policy makers to evaluate and compare the economic importance of sea angling...
New Report Examines Economics of Angling Vs Commercial Fishing
UK - A report aimed at helping the seafood industry and policy makers to evaluate and compare the economic importance of sea angling and commercial fishing has been...
Meeting to Address Urgent Action for Bluefin Tuna Conservation
JAPAN - Members of the Northern Committee (NC) of the Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission (WCPFC) are meeting this week in Japan to discuss new conservation...
Ecuador's Tuna Fisheries Suffering Lower Prices
ECUADOR - During 2015, Ecuador's tuna prices are suffering due to oversupply, reportedly driven by overfishing, at a time of weakening demand for tuna and tuna products...
28 August 2015
Ecuador's Shrimp Production to Increase in 2015
ECUADOR - Ecuador’s calendar year (CY) 2015 shrimp production is expected to reach roughly 350,000 metric tons (MT), up 10,000 MT or an increase of nearly three...
First Vessels Certified Under New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - The first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)....
€82 million Package Confirmed for Lithuanian Fisheries, Aquaculture
LITHUANIA - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Lithuanian fisheries and aquaculture sectors. ...
27 August 2015
Conviction After US Shrimp Mislabelling Case
US - A North Carolina seafood processor and wholesale distributor faces a felony conviction after Federal prosecutors exposed the company’s shrimp mislabelling...
Investment Packages Adopted for Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden
EU - The European Commission has adopted investment packages for the maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Denmark (€267.6m, including €208.4 m of EU...
26 August 2015
Cape Broyle Sea Products Receives C$30,157 to Optimize Sea Cucumber Processing
CANADA - Cape Broyle Sea Products Ltd. is receiving C$30,157 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to help achieve...
Training Sessions Held for Women in Aquaculture in India
INDIA - The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture in Bhubaneswar is operating a research project on gender mainstreaming in freshwater aquaculture....
India to Develop New Aquaculture Areas with Remote Sensing
INDIA - With Andhra Pradesh State having 974km ofcoastline, there is a lot of potential to increase income from captured and cultured fish by creating proper awareness...
Namibia Unveils Aquaculture Master Plan
NAMIBIA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has launched the National Aqua Culture Master Plan which aims to raise freshwater aquaculture output to...
25 August 2015
World Bank Helping Oman Fisheries Sector Overhaul
OMAN - With help from the World Bank, Oman is developing a plan to better manage its fisheries....
Rocky River Trapped Wild Salmon Require Assistance
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic...
New Aquaculture Sites Approved for Aysen region
CHILE - Subpesca and the Aysen Regional Commission for Use of the Coastline (CRUBC) have approved 41 coastal sites in the Aysen region of Chile for the development...
24 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Chinook Salmon Research Suffers Funding Cuts
US - One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since...
Norwegian Farmed Fish Pass Safety Tests
NORWAY - In 2014, 13,180 farmed fish were investigated for illegal and unwanted substances by Norway's National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES),...
Queensland to Introduce Net-Free Fishing Zones
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government is aiming to deliver on its election commitment by moving ahead on the implementation of three net-free fishing zones in Queensland...
21 August 2015
Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged...
20 August 2015
Aquaculture Partnership Agreed Between Canada, Chile, Norway, Scotland
NORWAY - Fisheries Ministers from Canada, Chile, Scotland and Norway met at the Aqua Nor event and agreed the four nations would work together to promote and grow...
19 August 2015
New Project to Develop Fishing Gear to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - A Gear Group has been established to develop innovative technology ahead of the discard ban. ...
18 August 2015
US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported mostly encouraging results for food safety in its recent report on antibiotic resistance, although some...
USDA to Purchase Surplus Alaska Canned Sockeye Salmon
US - Surpluses produced by large Alaska sockeye salmon harvests will be eased by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which recently announced existing federal...
Weekly Overview: Regulatory Improvements Needed for Sustainable Aquaculture Expansion
ANALYSIS - New research from Nofima has highlighted that although Norwegian aquaculture is ready and eager to expand, there will need to be improvements in public...
17 August 2015
Salmon Farm Proposal for Tortel Withdrawn
CHILE - The Chilean Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raúl Súnico, has withdrawn the proposal to establish five salmon farm concessions in Tortel, in...
Solway Cockle Fishery Management Report Released
SCOTLAND - The report on the fisheries management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery has now been published by the Scottish Government....
 
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