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Friday, December 19, 2014
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Deck Washing Will Not Violate Clean Water Act
US - It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act....
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Urban Fish Farmers Must Apply Same Commercial Handling Methods
US - Farmers growing fish in an urban environment must comply with the same fish handling methods as rural aquaculture and commercial fisheries....
Monday, December 08, 2014
Cobia Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of cobia in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 am December 11, 2014....
Alaska Fish Factor: Pacific Halibut Stocks On The Rise
US - The Pacific halibut stock appears to be rising from the ashes and that bodes well for catches in some fishing regions next year. ...
Porgy Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of the porgy complex in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 9, 2014. ...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
US Issues Atlantic Tuna Fishery Management Measures
US - NOAA Fisheries has issued final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance...
Monday, December 01, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: First Glimpse of 2015 Catches
US - It’s the time of year when Alaska’s fishery meetings kick into high gear - with five set for this week alone. ...
New Farm Bill Offering Disaster Assistance to Fish Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping nearly 2,500 fish, livestock and honeybee farmers through its Emergency Assistance....
Monday, November 24, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaska Poised for a Big 2015?
US - Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers. ...
USDA VIVO Agricultural Research Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines...
Friday, November 21, 2014
Real-Time Ocean Acidification Data Available for Shellfish Aquaculture
US - Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific US coast can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated Ocean Observation System...
Final Rule for King, Spanish Mackerel in South Atlantic Published
US - NOAA Fisheries has published a final rule to implement a South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics Framework Amendment. ...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Gag Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of gag in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) November 21, 2014. ...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Plan Comment Period Extended
US - NOAA Fisheries has reopened the public comment period on the proposed rule for the Aquaculture Plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Big Growth for Commercial Fishing Jobs
US - Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster. Commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since the year 2000, according...
Monday, November 03, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Top Three US Ports All Alaskan in 2012
US - Alaska landed an all time record wild salmon catch last year as the state's biggest fishing ports headed up the national top three. ...
Friday, October 31, 2014
US Aquaculture Valued at $1.23 billion in 2012
US - New data from NOAA's Fisheries of the United States 2013 report states that in 2012, US aquaculture production was 594 million pounds with a value of $1.23...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Value of US Seafood Landings Increased in 2013
US - In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States 2013, NOAA Fisheries announced that US fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, an increase...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
FDA Online Tool to Help US Fight Seafood Fraud
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a new online learning module designed to help groups including “state regulators ensure the proper...
New Partnership to Support Ongoing Gulf Restoration
US - A new partnership between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will provide additional...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
FDA Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labeled Correctly
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling. The investigation has found that 85 per cent...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Land and Water Rights Causing Tension
US - Throughout history, arguments over land and water usages have run the gamut from tussles over fences with next door neighbors to shoot outs over inter-state...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wrasse Fishing Closing Today in Puerto Rico Waters
PUERTO RICO, US - The commercial harvest of federally managed wrasses will be closed in federal waters around Puerto Rico at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on October 20,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Encouraging Young People into the Bearing Sea Crab Fleet
US - The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means...
Monday, October 13, 2014
King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in Florida West Coast Northern Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit has been reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, October 13, 2014, for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern...
Alaska Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 Aims to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
US - A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Consumer Organisations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Consumer Federation...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Hear Dan Sullivan’s Ideas On Fishery Issues
ALASKA, US - I must admit that US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter...
 
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