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22 May 2017
£1m available for aquaculture innovation
A £1 million innovation fund aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands is now open to applications....
Alaska Fish Factor: budget struggle threatens salmon jobs
Salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and agree on a state budget. It is the...
12 May 2017
Pressure to stamp out forced labour in EU waters
A resolution inviting the EU to end forced labour practices in its waters was signed by a coalition of fisheries leaders and maritime workers’ and employers’...
08 May 2017
Glasgow gathering tackles cleanerfish conundrums
Overviews of the use of cleanerfish in Scotland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroes and Ireland made for a fascinating first afternoon of the inaugural International Cleaner...
07 May 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: countdown to salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than two weeks. The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at Copper River and the...
03 May 2017
Double bill backs Alaskan mariculture
Two bills which aim to improve access to state funding for Alaska’s shellfish and marine plant cultivators have been passed by the state’s House of Representatives...
01 May 2017
Economics of CFP top Dublin agenda
The economic impact of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) topped the agenda at the 23rd European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) conference last week....
EU fleet lands 4-year tuna deal
A new agreement to allow EU tuna fishing vessels to fish in Mauritian waters for a period of 4 years was signed last week....
Russians reveal Pacific salmon quota
Russia’s salmon catch quotas for the Far East Basin are just under 320,000 tonnes across all salmon species this year, reveals Kyla Ganton in this week’s Tradex...
28 April 2017
Icelanders target 50,000 tonnes of salmon within 5 years
Salmon farmers in Iceland are aiming to increase production levels by 500% in the next five years, according to the country’s leading salmon producer....
27 April 2017
Fishermen content to be subject to king scallop controls
The body that represents the largest number of scallop fishermen in Scotland has welcomed new government measures to help protect king scallop stocks....
Camelina oil gains Canadian approval for use in salmon feed
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved the use of mechanically-extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed salmon and trout....
26 April 2017
British fishermen back Brexit to the hilt
The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for restoring national control of UK waters....
21 April 2017
Alaskans assess state's mariculture potential
Alaska’s mariculture industry could be worth as much as $1 billion a year within three decades....
20 April 2017
Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery
A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust....
12 April 2017
Key EU stocks “returning to greatness”
The status of a number of key European fish stocks is on the rise, thanks to the “decades of self-sacrifice” by EU fishermen, according to one of their representative...
Season set for Kodiak herring
The Kodiak herring sac roe fishery will begin at noon Saturday April 15th, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has announced this week....
11 April 2017
Ruling welcomed by US aquaculture industry
US aquaculture producers should be able to transport live fish across state boundaries without the prospect of inadvertently triggering draconian penalties, following...
10 April 2017
Brexit tops Dutch conference agenda
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the impact this will have on all fishing communities and regions in the EU countries bordering Britain’s territorial...
05 April 2017
PD vaccine monopoly overturned
Fish farmers in Norway will now be able to choose from at least two PD vaccines, after the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled that MSD had no right to a monopoly....
04 April 2017
Marine research under threat
New plans to pull funding from Alaska Sea Grant a year earlier than previously announced, have inspired director, Paula Cullenberg, to issue an impassioned plea...
Scots to run Crown assets
Powers over the revenue and management of the Crown Estate’s Scottish resources – including 750 marine aquaculture leases – were transferred from Westminster...
31 March 2017
Pledge to save Med fish stocks
Following months of negotiations, the European Commission has secured a 10-year multinational pledge to save fish stocks in the Mediterranean....
30 March 2017
Department to help keep predator threat at bay
Harassment, or “hazing,” of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast, in a bid to help improve survival of juvenile...
29 March 2017
Hard Brexit suits UK fleet
Complete control of fisheries in UK waters must be restored to this country during the Brexit negotiations, fishing industry leaders insisted yesterday as the UK...
28 March 2017
Boost for fledgling seaweed industry
The first set of policy guidelines for the commercial cultivation of seaweed in Scotland were published this week....
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....
 
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