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08 April 2015
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...
31 March 2015
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will...
24 March 2015
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
20 March 2015
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
19 March 2015
Seafish TV Ad to Encourage More Fish Consumption
UK - In order to drive fish consumption in the UK, Fish is the Dish, the consumer campaign by Seafish, has unveiled its latest activity designed to get more consumers...
16 March 2015
Government Backing to Develop New Seafish Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Fishermen
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has been given the green light by the Department of Business Innovation & Skills, to develop a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship...
10 March 2015
UK Remains a Leading EU Aquaculture Producer
UK - The UK aquaculture (finfish and shellfish) industry in 2012 employed 3,231 people and produced over 205,000 tonnes valued at over £0.59 billion, states the...
10 February 2015
New Guidance Aims to Keep Illegal Fish Out of UK Supply Chain
UK - Guidance has been issued to the UK industry on how to ensure that illegal fish is kept out of supply chains. The global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing...
05 February 2015
Consultation on New English Marine Conservation Zones Opens
ENGLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in England's seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation...
03 February 2015
Emergency Measures Introduced to Protect Sea Bass
UK - Following emergency measures from the European Commission, fishermen using pelagic trawls in the southern North Sea and in the east round the south coast of...
30 January 2015
Fishing into the Future Charity to Promote UK Fisheries Development
UK - Fishermen in the UK have a new platform to promote the best that the industry has to offer – Fishing into the Future was officially recognised as a charity...
Fisheries Priorities for the Shetlands Outlined
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has outlined his main priorities for supporting a successful fishing industry ahead of his visit to...
29 January 2015
Time-Limited Planning Permission Remains for Scottish Fish Farms
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government has recently affirmed the principle of time-limited planning permissions for marine salmon farms. ...
22 January 2015
Government Urged to Protect Deep-Sea Fisheries at EU Negotiations
UK - MPs from across party divides have joined with leading UK marine scientists and NGOs to call on the government to take a leading role in EU negotiations to...
19 January 2015
UK Appoints Counsellor in China to Help Boost Agricultural, Food Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
15 January 2015
Limited Places Available for Fish Quality Assessment Course
UK - There are now limited places available on Seafish's five day Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course, which will be held in North Wales from 2-6 March 2015....
14 January 2015
New Model Assesses Potential Impacts of Fishing Gear Restrictions in Inshore Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - A new model has been created to assess the possible impacts of a prohibition on the use of mobile fishing gears within one and three miles from the...
12 January 2015
Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could...
07 January 2015
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford...
06 January 2015
Minister Sets Out Fisheries Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government...
05 January 2015
Discard Ban Now in Force for Pelagic Fleets
UK - From 1 January fishermen targeting pelagic quota species such as mackerel and herring will have to land all the quota fish they catch, helping bring an end...
24 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - All research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and more than 50 per cent is recognised as being either world leading or internationally...
22 December 2014
Seafish Assesses Ethical Issues in the UK Seafood Supply Chain
UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to assess the ethical issues that are now, or could in the future, impact on the UK seafood supply...
Northern Ireland Inshore Fisheries Report Published
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has published DARD’s response to the consultation on a Sustainable Development Strategy for the north’s...
19 December 2014
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
Cefas to Help Sustainable Marine Management in Kuwait
UK - Kuwait’s marine environment is central to a multi-million pound agreement that has been signed by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and the UK’s...
17 December 2014
Scottish Fishermen Welcome Quota Deal at Fisheries Council
SCOTLAND, UK - A freeze on cuts to days at sea and an increase in quotas for some of Scotland's key stocks were some of the results of the annual EU Fisheries Council...
15 December 2014
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
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