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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
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...
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
£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...
UN Makes Resolution to Develop High Seas Biodiversity Treaty
GLOBAL - The UN General Assembly has adopted a new resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on the ‘high seas’....
China, Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Seafood Trade
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another...
FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognising the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims...
Changes Made to Koi Herpesvirus Disease Inspection
UK - From 1 June 2015, fisheries which have had a Koi herpesvirus (KHV) confirmed designation since 2012 - and those designated prior which have experienced a recurrence...
22 June 2015
New FAO Guide Aims to Prevent Child Labour in Agriculture
GLOBAL - A new guide by FAO aims to help ensure anti-child labour measures are included in agricultural and rural development programmes, in particular those targeting...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bright Spots Emerging in Bleak Global Salmon Sales Market
US - As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market....
19 June 2015
New System Improves EU Fisheries Data Access
EU - The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation, upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of the data for fisheries....
Is Sustainable Aquaculture Possible in Europe?
EU - Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector of worldwide food production. But, in Europe — in contrast with the rest of the world — the sector is stagnating...
New Trans Fats Ban will not Apply to Fish Feed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration released the final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe, or GRAS,...
 
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