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02 December 2016
White Spot Detected on Queensland Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - ​​​White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane....
01 December 2016
Auburn University and Ocean University of China Create Joint Center for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA and CHINA - Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials have created a joint venture for aquaculture and environmental sciences....
Commission Brings #FARMEDintheEU Aquaculture Campaign to Spain
SPAIN - Spanish authorities, producer organisations and research institutes arranged open door visits and conferences across Spain yesterday to celebrate the annual...
30 November 2016
NFFO Holds Brexit Talks With Norwegian Fishing Sector
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has recently met with a large delegation from the Norwegian Seafood Alliance to discuss the UK's...
Weekly Overview: New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
ANALYSIS - Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island...
29 November 2016
Pangasius: High Anti-dumping Duties, Heightened USDA Inspections, Growing Global Competition
GLOBAL - China has now surpassed the European Union to become the world's second biggest importer of Vietnamese Catfish, after the USA, reports Rob Reierson in the...
Fishing Ban Welcomed After Earthquake Damages Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND - Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand that has damaged the Kaikoura fisheries, a harvesting ban and a $2 million...
UK Fishermen’s Federations Adopt United Stance on Brexit
UK - The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s...
28 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Salmon Sales Outlook Looks Positive for 2017
US - Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions...
Major Boost to Illegal Fishing Fight as ILO Convention 188 to Come into Force
GLOBAL - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has welcomed the news that the The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 188 (C188) will come into...
25 November 2016
Brazil Must Increase its Shrimp Exports, says Minister
BRAZIL - Brazil needs to increase its shrimp exports, said the minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply during his visit to shrimp farming areas in Aracati....
Morocco To Help Madagascar Develop Aquaculture
MOROCCO - Morocco is to help Madagascar develop its agriculture and aquaculture capabilities in the coming years in order to improve diplomatic relations, according...
Zambia Needs to Formulate Aquaculture Policy, says Research Group
ZAMBIA - The Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) says the Zambian Government needs to come up with a strict regulatory framework to boost the...
Aquaculture Task Force Launched in Kochi
INDIA - The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), attached to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), has launched an Aqua Task Force to help boost fish culture,...
24 November 2016
FAO and the Vatican Urge Action Against Illegal Fishing, Forced Labour
GLOBAL - The FAO and the Vatican have called for an intensified international push to stamp out human rights abuses in the world's fishing industry — including...
MEPs End Time-at-Sea Limits for North Sea Cod Fisheries
EUROPE - North Sea cod fishermen will be able to land every catch – not just cod – more easily following an updated regulation which will remove limits on the...
Russia To Partially Lift Estonian, Latvian Canned Fish Imports Ban
RUSSIA - The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has decided to partially lift the ban on imports of canned fish...
23 November 2016
Commission Meeting Leaves Key Fish Stocks Left Without Protection
EUROPE - The annual meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has closed without agreement regarding management of the deep-sea fish orange roughy....
22 November 2016
Progress Made on EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership
EU - An extraordinary Joint Committee, held at the initiative of the EU, took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 15-16 November in the framework of the Fisheries...
Weekly Overview: Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
ANALYSIS - Following a week of negotiations between the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and 51 countries a recovery plan...
Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has finalised its one-week long negotiations between 51 countries and has agreed...
21 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Universities Ramp Up Their Course Offerings
US - Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and ocean specialists - and plenty of jobs await....
18 November 2016
FAO Supports Latin America and Caribbean in Eradicating Illegal Fishing
The FAO has unveiled a new technical cooperation project that will support eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated...
Fiji to Finalise National Fisheries Policy
FIJI - Fiji could become one of the first countries in the Pacific to develop a National Fisheries Policy for its fisheries sector....
Complicated Administration of the Aquaculture Industry Needs Adjustment
NORWAY - The administration of the Norwegian aquaculture industry is complicated and prevents good overarching management of the sector. A new report, which is based...
USDA Invests $1.2 Million in Aquaculture Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development...
17 November 2016
Project Develops Sustainable Method for Growing Tilapia, Tomatoes
EU - The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries has developed an innovative method for producing tilapia and tomatoes that saves resources...
Seafood Leaders Meet to Strengthen Mahi Mahi Fisheries in Eastern Pacific
PERU - More than 70 representatives working in the mahi mahi supply chain met in Lima this month to continue strengthening the management of fisheries in Peru, Ecuador,...
Funding Boost for North East Fishing and Aquaculture Industries
UK - The North of Tyne Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), led by Northumberland County Council, has been awarded £800,000 from the European Maritime and Fisheries...
New Action Plan to Create 160,000 Jobs for UK's Coastal Sector
UK - The New Economics Foundation has launched an ambitious action plan to revitalise the UK's coast....
 
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