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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Closure Date Announced for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack
US - The commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico will be closed at 12:01 a.m. on August 25, 2014, and remain closed until...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: $60 million Alaskan Seafood Exports to be Halted by Russian Ban
US - Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Candidates Want Environmental Regulators Out of Alaska’s Mining Decisions
US - Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Welcome an End to Permit for Cleaning Decks
US - Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief form harvesters...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Public Meeting to be Held on Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring
US - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting on antimicrobial resistance monitoring in the food supply in August....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Barley Studied as a High-protein Fish Food
US - A process that improves the nutritional value of barley for use in fish feed has been developed by scientists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Seasonal Fishing Closure of Jacks in South Atlantic Approaching
US - Commercial harvest of jacks in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. on July 15, 2014. ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas
US - NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from nine to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time,...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Deep-Water Grouper Fishing in South Atlantic Closes 10 July 2014
US - Commercial harvest of deep-water grouper in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on July 10, 2014. ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Huge Surge of Sockeyes at Bristol Bay
US - With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up...
Monday, July 07, 2014
New Report Shows Significant Progress for Tuna Fisheries Management in 2013
US - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its annual report which outlines the organization’s goals and achievements in 2013,...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
US Industry Engagement over Judicious Antibiotic Use
US - The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports full industry engagement on its Antimicrobial Resistance strategy and has issued its first six-month progress report...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Uncertainty as Fishermen Await Sockeye Salmon Run
US - Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. ...
Have Your Say on Location of New Marine Sanctuaries
US - For 40 years, America’s national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. NOAA has...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thailand Downgraded to Tier 3 in US Trafficking in Persons Report
US - In the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, presented by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Thailand has been downgraded to Tier 3 which is for countries...
Sustainable Fisheries, Ocean Threats Discussed at International Summit
US - World leaders, business executives, scientists and environmental activists met last week at a two day summit to discuss sustainable fisheries, marine pollution,...
Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish to Close Over Weekend
US - Commercial harvest of blueline tilefish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 23, 2014. ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maine Has High Fish Farming Potential, say Experts
US - Maine has been identified as a great place to invest in aquaculture, according to panelists at the Maine Startup and Create Week discussing startup opportunities...
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Where Does the Seafood Industry Rank Among Alaska Governor and US Senate Candidates?
US - You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas,...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
FDA Issues New Advice on Fish Consumption
US - The US Food and Drug Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft of updated advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Quota Increases for Dolphin and Wahoo Fisheries in the Atlantic
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced new regulations to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries of the Atlantic....
Monday, June 09, 2014
OIE Recognises US Centre for Biological Threat Reduction
US - The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) has been recognised as a collaborating centre in the specialty of biological threat reduction for the World...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Red Snapper Fishing Season Now Open in the South Atlantic
US - NOAA Fisheries announces the opening of the 2014 commercial and recreational red snapper fishing seasons in South Atlantic federal waters. ...
Monday, June 02, 2014
More Than Half of US Would Buy GM Fish
US - A new survey has found that most US consumers would buy genetically modified (GM) fish if approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
New England Groundfish Disaster Funds Distribution Framework Agreed
US - The state fishery directors from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York, in partnership with NOAA, have proposed a framework...
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