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27 March 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: navy could disrupt salmon migration
Plans by the US Navy to conduct training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for two weeks in early May have led to nine coastal communities signing resolutions asking...
24 March 2017
Aquaculture's key regional role explained
The regional importance of Scotland’s aquaculture industry was emphasised in front of a recent meeting of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee...
The end of equal access?
Brexit will inevitably lead to the end of equal access to UK fish stocks by EU members, and the establishment of a 12-mile territorial limit around the coast of...
20 March 2017
Storm over coast guard cut proposals
Plans to slash US Coast Guard funding by $1.3 billion have inspired 60 politicians to sign a letter in protest....
14 March 2017
Battle over Barents crabs continues
Norway’s decision to detain vessels that have been authorised by the EU to fish for snow crab in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters has sparked an angry riposte...
13 March 2017
LeBlanc cheque for Atlantic seafood sector
Funding worth $325 million for the fisheries and seafood sectors on Canada’s east coast has been announced by the Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc,...
Funding windfall for Highland aqua
A £1 million programme, which could create up to 50 more aquaculture-related jobs in Scotland’s Highlands & Islands, has been approved....
08 March 2017
Ag Minister Grants Funds to Seafood Processing, Aquaculture Sectors
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under...
China Introduces Tough Fishing Ban Along Yangtze River
CHINA - A permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River has begun, as China races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river....
Poll: Two-thirds of Brits Unconvinced Brexit will Help Stop Overfishing
UK - A poll carried out by YouGov for Oceana has revealed that 65 per cent of the public are either “not confident” (46 per cent) or “don’t know” (19 per...
07 March 2017
Federation Urges Court to Send C$250M Aquaculture Project Back to Square One
CANADA - A quarter-billion-dollar aquaculture project in Placentia Bay is facing another legal challenge — one that could send it back to square one....
FEDEACUA, Colombia to Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard
COLOMBIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) have announced the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices...
06 March 2017
Romania Reports Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of koi herpesvirus disease outbreaks in Bucuresti....
OIE Implements Plans to Prevent Further White Spot Disease Outbreaks
AUSTRALIA - While no new outbreaks of white spot disease have been reported in Australia, the OIE - in conjunction with the Australian veterinary authorities - have...
Shrimp Breeding Farm Starts Commercial Production in 2017
ALGERIA - The shrimp breeding farm of Ouragla is set to start commercial production during 2017, according to Director of the National Centre of Research and Fisheries...
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Indonesia Allocates Funds for Fish Farming Insurance
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has allocated Rp1.5 billion (US$112,000) for fish farming insurance programme....
Boost for Scotland's Aquaculture Industry
UK - This week, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing attended the first meeting of a landmark leadership group to oversee the future of Scotland’s aquaculture...
02 March 2017
Industry Welcomes French Govt Call for More Socially Sustainable Fisheries Policies
EU - On Tuesday (28 February), during a seminar organised by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in the framework of the European Shipping Week, Thierry...
01 March 2017
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
GLOBAL - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in...
27 February 2017
First International Fish Health Laboratory to Receive Accreditation from Sernapesca
CHILE - Benchmark’s Fish Vet Group in Chile has announced they will join the list of official fish health laboratories recognised by the National Fisheries and...
23 February 2017
Venezuela Seeks to Develop Fish Production
VENEZUELA - The government is working to make Venezuela a fishing and aquaculture power house, and in this way is aiming to optimise the distribution of seafood...
22 February 2017
EU Voices Concern as IATTC Fails to Adopt Robust Tuna Conservation Measures
EU - The EU has said it is concerned by IATTC's failure to adopt a robust, science-based conservation measure for tropical tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. ...
21 February 2017
Weekly Overview: Investment in Research is Essential for Sustainable Growth of Aquaculture in ASEAN Countries
GLOBAL - A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24 per cent of global output by 2030....
NOAA Sea Grant Hopes to Boost US Aquaculture with $10 million in Funding
US - Depending on appropriations, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national...
Scottish Aquaculture and Fisheries Industries to Receive Over £8 million Funding
SCOTLAND - The latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will deliver 41 projects which will contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries...
20 February 2017
Expert Urges Federal Govt to Provide Tight Security for Aquatic Farmers
NIGERIA - An expert in the area of Aquaculture, Mrs Mojisola Funmilayo Siyanbola has urged the Federal Government to provide effective and efficient proactive security...
ASEAN Fish Production to Rise; Policies, Technology Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ASIA - A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24 per cent of global output by 2030. ...
American Aquaculture’s Image Makeover is Good for Growth
US - In the USA the public perception of aquaculture has suffered from an image problem over the years. While the industry has taken huge steps to address this,...
17 February 2017
Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine
VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before...
 
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