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29 April 2016
EU and Canada Sign Declaration on Fighting Illegal Fishing
EU and CANADA - The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance...
28 April 2016
Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - With global economic losses resulting from illegal and unreported fishing estimated to lie between U$10 billion and U$23.5 billion each year, illegal fishing...
27 April 2016
Number of Overfished US Stocks Remains Near All-Time Low
US - The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing remain near all-time lows, according to the 2015 Status of US Fisheries report...
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
26 April 2016
Important International Tuna Events Combined for Two-Day Conference
INDONESIA - The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia has announced the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and the 5th International Coastal Tuna...
25 April 2016
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
EU Issues More Yellow Cards in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU has warned Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Facing Finacial Cuts
US - Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators....
22 April 2016
Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Catch and Trade Set to Launch
EU - April 24 marks the first “International day against IUU fishing” as designated by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to focus attention...
New Campaign Targets Illegal Sale of Fish
UK - Buying fish through illegitimate sources damages the fishing industry, fish stocks and the long term future of the marine environment....
21 April 2016
Vietnam's Pangasius Exports to EU May Rebound
VIETNAM - In the first two months of 2016, Vietnam’s pangasius exports to the EU reached US$40.2 million, up 0.4 per cent compared to the same period last year....
Reorganisation of Russian Aquaculture to Attract New Money
RUSSIA - The Russian aquaculture sector is to receive a cash injection of 260 million roubles up to 2017 to support scientific development....
Fishing Sector Calls for Equal Treatment in Marine Activities
EU - Europêche, the leading trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, have called for equal treatment following the release of new oil and gas exploratory...
20 April 2016
Saudi Arabia Bans Shrimp Imports from Pakistan
SAUDI ARABIA - Following a report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on the detection of white spot in farmed shrimp in Pakistan, the Saudi Food...
EU Delegation Visits China, Japan to Promote Agri-Food Trade
EU - Phil Hogan, the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is visiting China and Japan in the coming days accompanied by a business delegation...
More Offshore Waters Opening in Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - From 1 May, more than one million square kilometres of additional offshore waters near southern and eastern Australia will open to mid-water trawling...
19 April 2016
Sri Lanka to Manufacture Fish Meal for Export
SRI LANKA - The Government of Sri Lanka is taking steps to set up a project to manufacture fish meal for export market. This project will be set up in Mannar....
FDA Issues Import Alert on Shrimp,Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an import alert allowing its District Offices to detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp...
Parliament to Vote on Agreements to Support Fish Stocks
EU - This week the European Parliament's fisheries committee is to vote on important agreements with Liberia and Mauritania and look at how to improve the situation...
18 April 2016
Marine Harvest Reports Better Than Expected Harvest Volumes
NORWAY - Marine Harvest has reported a total harvest volume of 97,000 tonnes for the first quarter of 2016. This is higher than the predicted volume of 93,000 tonnes....
Alaska Fish Factor: Increasing Acidity Raising Red Flags for Bering Sea Crab Stocks
US - Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that...
15 April 2016
New Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability Challenges on Asian Shrimp Farms
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has completed its first-ever sector report on shrimp aquaculture in Southeast Asia, identifying geographical...
14 April 2016
Choke Stocks’ Could Wreak Havoc on Fishing Fleets
SCOTLAND, UK - Overcoming the impact of so-called ‘choke stocks’ will be one of the principal challenges facing fisheries managers to ensure the discard ban...
13 April 2016
European Commission Should Ensure Arctic Fishing is in Line with EU Rules
EU - The European Union should permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic only if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters. This...
11 April 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Senator Dan Sullivan Standing Up for Fisheries Issues
US - Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every Congressional committee that deal with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment...
08 April 2016
EU Reaches Deal on Bluefin Tuna Recovery Plan
EU - On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands Presidency and European Parliament representatives reached an agreement in principle on a proposal aimed at implementing measures...
USDA Makes $1.2 million Available for Aquaculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $1.2 million in available funding to support the development of environmentally and economically...
Chinese Expertise to Help Develop DR Congo's Aquaculture Production
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO - FAO, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed a two?year agreement worth almost $1.5 million aimed at increasing...
07 April 2016
New Bursaries Available for Developing Your Career in Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The University of St Andrews has recently confirmed that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is providing 15 bursaries for the Postgraduate MSc in Sustainable...
South Africa Issues Plan to Protect Clanwilliam Sandfish
SOUTH AFRICA - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam sandfish (Labeo Seeberi)....
 
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