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20 November 2015
Updated Guidance to Support Seafood Businesses Adapt to EU Legislation
UK - Seafish has updated its popular guide on traceability and consumer information for the seafood industry....
19 November 2015
New Trial Tests Commercial Viability of a Scottish Shellfish Hatchery
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise are taking part in a trial to test the commercial viability...
11 November 2015
Defra Cuts Could Hurt UK's Animal Disease Preparedness
UK - The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is one of four government departments, which has provisionally agreed to cut its spending by an...
05 November 2015
2016 a Landmark Year for the Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - 2016 will prove a milestone for the fishing industry with the launch of the ban on discards for white fish and prawn stocks, Fisheries Secretary Richard...
29 October 2015
New Project Investigates Potential of Commercialising Lobster Farming
UK - Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8 million, under the latest round...
UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related...
27 October 2015
EU, Norway and Faroes Rech Mackerel Fishing Agreement
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s most valuable fishery could be worth around £130 million in 2016 after talks this week in Ireland headed off threats of greater cuts...
26 October 2015
Government Rules on How Supermarkets Deal with Suppliers – Do You Know the Rules?
UK - A new e-book has been launched to help suppliers to the UK's major supermarkets fully understand the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP), allowing them...
20 October 2015
Government Offers More Flexibility for Fishermen Facing Discard Ban
UK - In order to help UK fishermen prepare for the discard ban, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced that there will be more freedom to bank and borrow...
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Kent
UK - Oyster Herpesvirus has been confirmed in wild Pacific oysters on the north east coast of Kent....
05 October 2015
Stable Profits for UK Fishing Industry in 2013
UK - The operating profit for the overall UK fishing fleet has increased by 34 per cent to £202 million in 2013, compared to 2012, according to the latest economic...
29 September 2015
UK Government Pushes for More Local Food Labelling
UK - The government is calling on food producers and shops to give more information on labels about where in Britain their food comes from, as new research shows...
24 September 2015
Government to Support Young's Seafood Workers Facing Redundancy
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government will convene a taskforce to support workers and communities affected by Young's Seafood decision to reduce its operations...
22 September 2015
Seaweed Roasting Unit Brings New Opportunities for Seafood
WALES, UK - Thanks to a £85,000 grant funding from the European Fisheries Fund, a new seaweed roasting unit has been opened at Selwyn’s Seafood on Gower, enabling...
21 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Crab Catches Expected to Take a Dip
US - Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year based on results from the annual summer surveys....
16 September 2015
Seafish Announce Science Advisory Group Lineup
UK - The Science Advisory Group (SAG), established by Seafish to provide high-quality, independent scientific challenge and support, has announced its new seven...
10 September 2015
WSC2015: Are We Nearing a Seafood Ethics Code of Conduct?
UK - A new report has been launched at the World Seafood Congress this week in Grimsby, UK that looks at the ethical issues impacting the UK seafood supply chain,...
Fish Hit Hard as UK Food Export Value Falls
UK - The value of UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports has dropped, reaching a total of £6bn in the first six months of the year – a fall of 5.3 per cent on...
UK Luxury Seafood Exports a Success Story
UK - Luxury seafood caught off UK shores is now making it onto menus across a record 76 countries helping bring over £650 million to our economy in 2014, Fisheries...
09 September 2015
Value of Scottish Fish Landings on the Rise
SCOTLAND, UK - The overall value of fish landed by Scottish fleets in 2014 increased by almost a fifth – 18 per cent – in 2014 on to the previous year, with...
07 September 2015
Northern Ireland Fisheries Minister Visits New Fish Facilities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Northern Ireland's Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill met with a number of fishing industry representatives when she visited four different...
04 September 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Kent
UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) on the north coast of Kent....
03 September 2015
Research Claims to Backs Up EU Deeper Trawling Ban
UK - Scottish researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe....
01 September 2015
New Report Examines Economics of Angling Vs Commercial Fishing
UK - A report aimed at helping the seafood industry and policy makers to evaluate and compare the economic importance of sea angling and commercial fishing has been...
28 August 2015
First Vessels Certified Under New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - The first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)....
21 August 2015
Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged...
19 August 2015
New Project to Develop Fishing Gear to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - A Gear Group has been established to develop innovative technology ahead of the discard ban. ...
17 August 2015
Solway Cockle Fishery Management Report Released
SCOTLAND - The report on the fisheries management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery has now been published by the Scottish Government....
10 August 2015
New Restrictions for UK Sea Bass Fishing Start Soon
UK - New restrictions on the fishing of sea bass, including the introduction of a minimum catch size, will come into effect from as early as 1 September. ...
04 August 2015
UK School Food Standards Prompt Increase in Sustainable Fish Served
UK - One in six UK primary schools are now serving MSC certified sustainable fish to pupils, according to a report published recently by the Marine Stewardship Council....
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