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27 March 2015
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
Norwegian Report Shows Increased Resistance to Sea Lice Drugs
NORWAY - A new report from the Norwegian National Veterinary Institute shows a serious situation in regards to sealice as they are showing more resistance to sealice...
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest Investigates Using Coniferous Trees for Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - Norwegian salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investigating the potential to use coniferous trees as a fish feed....
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
South Indian Ocean Moves Towards Sustainable Fisheries
MAURITIUS - Members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) have made progress on several issues at a meeting held in Mauritius....
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages...
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period of public consultation which ended in...
20 March 2015
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015
EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea....
BAP Certification to Undergo GSSI Pilot Testing
UNITED STATES - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
Chinese Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
19 March 2015
Seafish TV Ad to Encourage More Fish Consumption
UK - In order to drive fish consumption in the UK, Fish is the Dish, the consumer campaign by Seafish, has unveiled its latest activity designed to get more consumers...
EU Discard Ban 'Difficult to Comply With’
EU - The fishing industry will have difficulty complying with new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules banning the throwing away of unwanted fish, according to...
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European...
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly...
Sernapesca Confirms New ISA Outbreak in Aysen Region
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has confirmed an outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) on a farm in central Ballena 1, southern...
18 March 2015
Thailand Detains Illegal Fishing Vessel
THAILAND - A fishing vessel with a long history of illegal fishing has been detained by Thai officials in Phuket....
 
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