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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....
23 February 2016
Brazil Fights Fish Fraud in Run-Up to Easter
BRAZIL - Federal inspection agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) made an inspection of commercially sold fish in several Brazilian...
25 September 2015
Brazilian Minister Launches Ambitious Aquaculture Plan
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Helder Barbalho, has launched the Development Plan for the Brazilian Aquaculture 2015/2020 (PDA)....
01 June 2015
Brazil Announces Aquaculture Development Plan
BRAZIL - A Brazilian official presented the government's new Aquaculture Development Plan at a recent meeting in Brasilia....
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....
09 April 2015
Brazil Resumes Vietnamese Seafood Imports
BRAZIL - Brazil has resumed seafood imports from Viet Nam....
07 January 2015
Brazil Appoints First Female Minister of Agriculture
BRAZIL - In a ceremony held on Monday 5 January, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Senator Katia Abreu took over from the former minister,...
05 January 2015
Brazil Supplies Further Funding to FAO Fisheries Projects
BRAZIL - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a...
07 October 2014
Fishermen Signup to Cheaper Diesel Programme Extended
BRAZIL - Due to the large number of fishermen interested in joining the cheaper diesel programme, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has decided to extend...
20 August 2014
Brazil and Norway Expand Cooperation in Aquaculture Development
BRAZIL - Brazil and Norway have continued the identification of areas for Technical Bilateral cooperation in order to develop and improve aquaculture in both countries....
30 July 2014
Government Renews Agreement for Fish Trade
BRAZIL - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Neri Geller, and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Eduardo Lopes, have signed an...
19 May 2014
Amazon Survey Investigates Fish and Communities in Region Targeted for Hydropower Development
BRAZIL - WWF has launched a 12-day survey of Brazil’s Juruena River focusing on migratory fish species and how communities near the river use its resources. The...
25 April 2014
Single Health Certificate to Control Importation of Fish
BRAZIL - In order to develop a single model health certificate for imports of fishery products, the Department of Inspection of Products of Animal Origin (DIPOA)...
10 February 2014
Public Consultation on Draft Aquaculture Standards Now Open
BRAZIL - Until 18 March, any citizen may make suggestions and propose changes in four projects aimed at aquaculture standards....
16 December 2013
Brazil Launches Plan to Combat Illegal Fishing
BRAZIL - To ensure a sustainable future for the national fisheries sector, the Government will work to close illegal fishing....
12 December 2013
Government Invests in the Genetic Improvement of Tilapia
BRAZIL - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) will invest $252,000 in the genetic improvement of tilapia, one of the main species of fish currently grown...
22 November 2013
Congress Meets Aquaculture Research, Market and Public Managers
BRAZIL - The IV Brazilian Congress of Aquaculture Native Species begins on in Bethlehem is the first time that the state capital hosts the event, sponsored this...
30 October 2013
Seminar Discusses Investment Policy in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
BRAZIL - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture is participating today (Wednesday 30 October), in the seminar "Aquaculture: A Sustainable Investment". ...
26 September 2013
Brazilian Minister Discusses Sustainable Water Use in Agriculture
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Antonio Andrade, promoted the sustainable use of water in agriculture during the opening ceremony...
11 September 2013
Aquaculture Sites Up for Sale in Serra da Mesa and Canabrava
BRAZIL - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture will launch today (Wednesday 11 September) bidding documents for aquaculture parks in the reservoirs of hydroelectric...
04 September 2013
Brazil to Host World Conference on Tilapia 2013
BRAZIL - INFOPESCA, along with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Brazil (MPA) and the Government...
09 August 2013
Aquaculture Sites on Offer in Ilha Solteira
BRAZIL - The government is now selling aquaculture sites in Ilha Solteira. The areas offered are designed for small, medium and large producers interested in producing...
30 July 2013
New Legislation Benefits Crab Production
BRAZIL - One of the main fish stocks in Brazil, the mangrove crab (Ucides cordatus), has received special attention from the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture...
29 July 2013
Fishermen's Portfolio Renewal Time Extended
BRAZIL - The fishermen of Brazil - more than a million people across the country - have received the reassuring news that the deadline for the professional portfolio...
18 July 2013
Auction Takes Place for New Aquaculture Sites in Brazil
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Attila Maia Rocha is launching bidding documents for new areas of aquaculture in Bahia and Pernambuco. ...
17 July 2013
Government to Develop More Suitable Fishing Vessels
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marcelo Crivelli, signed a cooperation agreement with the Federal Rural University of Amazonia (UFRA) for the...
19 June 2013
Brazil, Israel Cooperate on Fisheries and Aquaculture
BRAZIL - Last week, Brazilian Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marcelo Crivelli, met with Israel's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Yair Shamir...
20 May 2013
Minister Defends New Law to Boost Aquaculture
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marcelo Crivelli, gave a lecture in São Paulo on the "National Plan for the Development of Aquaculture No Impact...
27 March 2013
Tilapia Waste Used for Biodiesel at New Brazillian Plants
BRAZIL - Two plants have opened in Jaguaribara and Morada Nova to reduce tilapia waste by converting it into biodiesel. ...
22 March 2013
Government Receives Environmental License for Aquaculture Parks
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marcelo Crivella, has received the Environmental License Installation and Operation (IOL) for seven Aquaculture...
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