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17 April 2015
Brazil Aims to Quadruple Aquaculture Production
BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) aims to raise Brazil to fifth place in the world ranking of aquaculture production....
Innovation Will Help Develop Oman's Marine Biotechnology Sector
OMAN - Using marine resources such as seaweeds, fish and microbes to develop new products for the healthcare, agriculture and other industries could hold the key...
Chinese Aquaculture Market Rapidly Growing
CHINA - The aquaculture market in China is growing at a steady pace thanks to the geographical conditions in the country that favour the farming of large species...
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential...
Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable
BELGIUM - The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favourable, so has recent scientific research shown....
Australian Government Enforces Ban on Supertrawlers
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labor/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the Small...
16 April 2015
Chile Invests Over $1,800 million in Sardine, Anchovy Fisheries
CHILE - The Chilean government is planning to spend more than $1,800 million on scientific research for the health of sardine and anchovy fish stocks in the south...
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public...
Red Lobster’s Nelson Griffin Joins GAA Board
US - Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster Seafood Company has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting...
Support for Canadian Seafood Exports
CANADA - British Columbia's seafood harvesters are to receive support to help promote and increase export demand for Canadian Pacific sea urchins and sea cucumber...
15 April 2015
EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed,...
More Feed Mills Required to Grow Ghana's Aquaculture Industry
GHANA - The Ghana government has been urged to take steps to increase local feed production to facilitate the growth and economic potential of the aquaculture industry....
Weekly Overview: Contagious Tumor Cells Found to Cause Spread of Clam Leukemia
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, outbreaks of leukemia that have devastated some populations of soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America for decades...
WTO Tells US to Change Tuna Fishing Measures
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation has called on the US to change the requirements it places on tuna fisheries ti bring them in line with generally accepted measures...
14 April 2015
New Funding to Boost Shellfish Farming Research
CANADA - Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, has announced support of C$667,000 to Vancouver Island University (VIU) towards...
13 April 2015
Chilean National Fisheries in State of Collapse
CHILE - Eight of Chile's national fisheries have been declared in a state of collapse and a further eight of overexploitation, according to a new report. ...
Tuna Zero Tariff Quotas from Asia Damaging EU Market
EU - Europêche has urged the European Commission to stop zero tariff quotas on tuna loins from South-east Asian countries....
US Fishermen Urge Action Against Illegal Mexican Fishing
US - The US fishing industry is calling on Congress to stop illegal fishing and protect the livelihoods of fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico....
Updated Report Measures Global Tuna Stocks Against the MSC Standard
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology...
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
New Assessement to Guide Fish Restocking Programmes
AUSTRALIA - Future stocking programmes for aquatic resources in South Australian waters will now be guided under a new risk-based policy and assessment process....
Alaska Fish Factor: Wild Salmon May Soon Become Available to More Alaskans
US - Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction...
10 April 2015
Progress Being Made in Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Trade
GLOBAL - The electronic bluefin catch documentation system (eBCD) for Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently being implemented and introduced in many countries in order...
09 April 2015
Government Go-Ahead Still Needed for New Fisheries Policy
INDIA - The draft Fisheries Policy from the state of Odisha is still waiting on approval from the state government's finance department, despite being submitted...
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Aquaculture
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors, helping to improve food...
Viet Nam Loses Appeal over Anti-dumping Inconsistencies
GLOBAL - Viet Nam has lost its appeal to the Disputes Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization over measures taken by the US to prevent dumping of shrimp...
Brazil Resumes Vietnamese Seafood Imports
BRAZIL - Brazil has resumed seafood imports from Viet Nam....
08 April 2015
Malaysian Authorities Detain Illegal Fishing Boat
MALAYSIA - Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed action by Malaysian authorities who detained...
S. Korea, China to Hold Joint Illegal Fishing Inspection in Yellow Sea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China will hold a joint inspection of fishing boats operating in their shared waters in the Yellow Sea this week, a move aimed at reducing...
Strong King Salmon Forces Early Closure for Trollers
US - Strong king salmon harvest has forced an early closure for trollers in south east Alaska, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight...
 
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