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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
USDA to Lift Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Federal Order
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is lifting the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Federal Order that...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Total Salmon Catch Projected to be Down 50 per cent
US - Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species...
Vermilion Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic to Close on 19 April, 2014
Commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) 19 April, 2014. ...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Oyster Aquaculture Could Improve Water Quality of Potomac River Estuary
US - Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and US Geological Survey...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Kodiak Seiners to be Catching Pollock
US - Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Fight to Stop Privatization of US Fisheries Continues
US - In the face of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) request for increased spending of $2,000,000 to develop and implement new catch...
Fishery Management Changes Unlikely to Effect Stellar Sea Lions
US - Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardise the continued existence of the endangered western population of...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
$5.6 million for Research to Benefit the US Fishing Industry
US - Research projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic are expected to receive nearly $5.6 million in federal funding, according to an announcement made today...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gulf Shrimp Landings for Start of 2014 Lowest in Years
US - The total US Gulf shrimp harvest for January and February 2014 is the lowest amount ever seen since 2008....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Several Vying for Places on Board of Fisheries
US - Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Governor Parnell the unique opportunity to replace...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Golden King Crab Fleet to Help With Crab Population Survey
US - Alaska’s golden king crab fleet has signed on for the long haul to learn more about those far flung stocks. The crabbers will help state and federal scientists...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Returning Salmon Sets Record
US - Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year– and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries....
Organic Food Sector Continues to Grow
US - The organic sector in the US is continuing to grow domestically and globally, with more than 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Marshall To Chair GAA’s Zone Management Technical Committee
US - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced at Seafood Expo North America on March 17 that it is establishing a Zone Management Technical Committee to initiate...
Enhancing Fisheries Science and Education in the Northeastern US
US - The NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and the University of Massachusetts School for Marine...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Co-products the New Buzz Word in the Seafood Industry
US - Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards ‘head to tails’ usages for fish....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
New Aquaculture Bill Will Deliver More Freedom for Oyster Farming
US - The General Assembly has approved a bill that will allow oyster farming in agricultural districts, including York County, in Virginia state....
Monday, March 10, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Demand for Seafood Expected to Rise During Lent
US - Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Alaska’s Halibut and Black Cod Harvest Season Opens Saturday
US - Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, 8 March, 2014 at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC)...
Trip Limit Decreased for Vermilion Snapper in the South Atlantic
US - The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight,...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
New US Programme for State Animal Feed Regulators
US - The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) have announced a new programme for State Animal Feed...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Fishing for Longline Component of Golden Tilefish in South Atlantic to Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) March 5, 2014....
Monday, March 03, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Policy Makers Worry About Increasing Acidity of Pacific Ocean
US - Just as Nero fiddled while Rome burned, US policy makers are quibbling over climate issues as bivalves dissolve in an increasingly corrosive Pacific Ocean....
Pew Urging US not to make U-turn on Bigeye Tuna
US - The Pew Charitable Trust is urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to keep its commitment to bigeye tuna....
EPA to Protect World's Largest Wild Salmon Fishery from Pebble Mine
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency is invoking its Clean Water Act authority to assess permanently prohibiting or restricting mine waste disposal into Alaska’s...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Six Fisheries to Receive Fishery Disaster Relief Funds
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced that $75 million appropriated by Congress as part of the Fiscal Year 2014 federal budget will be allocated to six fisheries across...
Monday, February 24, 2014
King Mackerel Fishing to Close in Southern West Coast Florida Subzone
US - NOAA Fisheries will close the southern subzone of the Gulf of Mexico to commercial fishing for king mackerel effective 12:01 a.m. (local time), 21 February,...
Friday, February 21, 2014
NOAA Seeks Comments on Offshore Marine Aquaculture Plan
US - NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a draft supplemental environmental document related to the Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore Marine...
Friday, February 14, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade Gulf of Mexico
US - Over the past few years, growing numbers of the invasive Asian tiger shrimp have been detected off the South-east US and in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Lucy...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Federal Waters Off South Carolina Closed to Fishing for Shrimp
US - Effective February 13, 2014, at 12:01am NOAA Fisheries federal waters off South Carolina are closed to the harvest of brown, pink, and white shrimp through...
 
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