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07 July 2015
Inshore Fishermen Express Concerns over Marine Protected Area Measures
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) met with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, in Glasgow...
Thai Fishery Crisis Expected to End Soon
THAILAND - Government authorities in Thailand are convinced that the crisis in the country's fishery industry, stemming from tougher government regulations, will...
New Irish Agri Food Sector Strategy to Improve Aquaculture Access
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects...
Australian Fisheries Industries Boosted by New White Paper
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries will benefit from the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, launched by the Prime Minister, Tony...
Fish Vet Group Achieves USDA APHIS Approval
US - Fish Vet Group – the world’s largest aquaculture health provider – is pleased to announce the laboratory services offered by their facility in Portland,...
06 July 2015
Tuna Commission Fails to Agree on New Conservation Measures
ECUADOR - The 89th meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) ended recently in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Sadly, the meeting ended with no new conservation...
Report Identifies Best Fish Temperatures to Prevent Toxin Development
EU - The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has produced a report into the best storage temperature to apply to fishery products at retail to prevent the development...
Australia Under UN Pressure Over Great Barrier Reef
AUSTRALIA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to...
Showing Support for Sustainable Fisheries at International Forum
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, represented the Australian Government at the 11th meeting of the Ministerial...
03 July 2015
Governments Advance Law of the Sea Agreement
GLOBAL - The UN General Assembly (UNGA) last week adopted a formal resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on...
02 July 2015
Island Fishing Bodies Call for Safeguards through Devolution
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the...
Seafish Launches Annual Economic Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish has launched its 11th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet. The survey will see Seafish travel the country's ports, speaking to vessel owners...
01 July 2015
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Welcomes Prospect of Higher Fish Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 has been welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)....
30 June 2015
Weekly Overview: Icicle Seafoods Sold to Indonesian Investors
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle...
£750,000 Invested into Supporting Seafood Industry Projects
UK - A new funding initiative to support projects that deliver strategic value to the seafood industry has been launched by Seafish. ...
New $25 million Grants to Improve US Fishing Opportunities
US - NOAA has announced grants of more than $25 million for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. This is the most significant amount...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
New Report Reveals Progress on Tuna Fisheries Sustainability
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its annual report which outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability...
Andhra Pradesh Announces New Fisheries Policy for Aquaculture Development
INDIA - Andhra Pradesh's Agriculture Minister, P Pulla Rao, has announced that the state government has devised a new fisheries policy with the aim of enhancing...
Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
26 June 2015
Australia Enforces Mandatory E-monitoring for Selected Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - From 1 July 2015 electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) will be mandatory for all boats in the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish (ETBF and WTBF) fisheries...
25 June 2015
Fishing Nations Have Chance to Increase Port Controls to Save Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) is meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from June 29 to July 3. Member nations will have the chance to enact...
Spain Imposes Huge Fines on Illegal Fishing Beneficaries
SPAIN: The Spanish Government has announced penalties that could reach more than 11 million Euros against Spanish individuals and companies involved in illegal,...
IFFO Technical Director to Retire at End of 2015
GLOBAL - After nine years with the International Fishmeal & Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) and over 40 years working in the fish industry, IFFO Technical Director...
Is Animal Welfare Becoming a Commercial Issue?
ANALYSIS - Large multinational processing companies, retailers and foodservice organisations are starting to define the way that producers view animal welfare and...
24 June 2015
Floodplain Restoration to Benefit Salmon on West Coast of US
US - Government agencies have come together on the West Coast of the US to reconnect floodplain habitat with salmon-bearing streams, which should help to improve...
Norway Launches Project to Develop Ghana's Aquaculture Sector
NORWAY - A joint initiative has been announced for the transfer of Norwegian fish farming knowledge and technology to Ghana, to strengthen the industry and fish...
EC Requests Effective Fisheries Management Plan from Greece
GREECE - The European Commission has requested Greece to comply with the obligation, under the Mediterranean Regulation, to adopt national management plans for fisheries...
23 June 2015
Weekly Overview: Can the Expansion of Aquaculture in Europe be Done Sustainably?
ANALYSIS - A new Future Brief from environmental news service, Science for Environment Policy, has looked at the expansion of aquaculture in Europe, what environmental...
 
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