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12 February 2016
Fish Farmers Confused Over Fresh Fish Export Ban
MALAYSIA - Aquaculture operators have urged the government to provide clear directives as to whether the ban on the export of fresh seafood is applicable to the...
11 February 2016
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and...
10 February 2016
Weekly Overview: New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
ANALYSIS - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme has been announced, aiming to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably managed...
Workshop Promotes Farming of Endangered Fish
INDIA - A national workshop on conservation of native freshwater fishes held at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies has urged the State government...
Funding Available for Fisheries, Aquaculture Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - Groups involved in the fishing and aquaculture industries are being encouraged to apply for a share of money from the European and Maritime Fisheries...
09 February 2016
Odisha State Aims to Produce 500,000 MT Fish in 2015/16
INDIA - The Odisha state government has set a target to produce five lakh metric tonne (MT) (500,000 MT) fish in 2015-16, said the fisheries and animal resources...
08 February 2016
$1.6m Project Boost for Fiji Aquaculture
FIJI - The Caboni Yaqara Multi-species Hatchery in Togovere, Ra, will supply fish farms and boost income generating initiatives across the country, said Prime Minister...
PNA Yellowfin Tuna Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
New Fish Landing Center Opened in Marinduque
PHILIPPINES - In line with the national government’s efforts to provide projects that will ultimately reduce poverty and generate economic transformation, Department...
Alaska Fish Factor: Research Bycatch Feeds Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, thanks to a science project that kept research fish from going over the rails....
05 February 2016
Integrating Economic Advice into EU Fisheries Management
EU - To manage our EU fisheries well, we need sound data, analysis and advice, both biological and economic. How do we make sure that the data on which we build...
EU Advocates for Shared Efforts Towards Transparency in Fisheries
GLOBAL - Together with international stakeholders, the European Commission has participated in the first International Conference on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
Swiss Project to Boost Aquaculture Efficiency in Egypt
EGYPT - The Embassy of Switzerland’s Office for International Cooperation, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the Sustainable...
04 February 2016
SPRFMO Keeps Fishing Ban on World’s Largest Fish Factory Ship
GLOBAL - The marine conservation organization Oceana has welcomed the decision made during the last meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization...
INAPRO: Innovating Aquaponics for Water Savings and Sustainable Food Production
EU - What if it were possible to grow fish and vegetables with a low environmental impact, yet almost no need for water input? Discover the potential of an innovative...
03 February 2016
Fiji Developing Aquaculture in a Sustainable Manner
FIJI - The Vanua o Laucala Trust has announced the development of aquaculture in the Northern Division around the islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi,Yanuca and other...
Nova Scotia Looking for New Seafood Brand
CANADA - Nova Scotia has put out a request for a new seafood brand/logo to represent the province....
Indonesia, Hungary to Cooperate on Fisheries and Aquaculture
INDONESIA - Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding, Indonesia and Hungary have agreed to cooperate in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors....
Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Commits to Responsible Production
SAUDI ARABIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s...
Global Fish Catch Study is Flawed, say Scientists and Industry
GLOBAL - A new paper led by Daniel Pauly has claimed that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it...
02 February 2016
Thailand gets Extra Six Months to Tackle Illegal Fishing
THAILAND - The European Union has agreed to maintain the yellow card imposed on Thai fishing industry but to give the country another six months to improve its performance...
SPRFMO Consolidates Commitment to Fisheries Sustainability in the South Pacific
GLOBAL - At its annual meeting, held from 25-29 January in Valdivia, Chile, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted a series...
01 February 2016
Scotland Introduces New Measures to Tackling Unlicensed Commercial Fishing
SCOTLAND, UK - Catch limits will be set for key shellfish species to prevent and deter unlicensed fishermen from selling their catch illegally, said Fisheries Secretary...
New $1 million Grant to Help Cameroon Promote Aquaculture Entrepreneurship
CAMEROON - The Republic of Cameroon and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement to finance the Aquaculture...
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Stocks Showing Signs of Improvement
US - Alaska’s halibut stocks are showing signs of an uptick and fishermen’s catches will not be slashed for the first time in 15 years....
28 January 2016
MOU Signed to Improve Sustainable Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic
GLOBAL - Three Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate, support and strengthen the coordination of actions...
Robust Harvest Control Rules are Essential for Indian Ocean Tuna Sustainability
MALDIVES - On 3-4 February 2016, the Maldives will host an important workshop to further advance the understanding of Management Strategy Evaluations (MSEs), with...
 
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