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30 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Volunteers Needed to Help Shape New Safety Rules for Old Boats
US - Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules that are being written for older boats – which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels....
23 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
20 March 2015
BAP Certification to Undergo GSSI Pilot Testing
UNITED STATES - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
16 March 2015
Minister Leads Provincial Delegation at Seafood Expo North America
CANADA - Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, is leading a provincial trade delegation at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, US....
Alaska Fish Factor: Getting Your Fishing License Just Got Easier
US - Print your licenses at home and go fishing! The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s revamped Online Store is the go to place for all fishing (and hunting) licenses...
09 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Cut in State Funds Looms Over Fisheries Department
US - A nearly $12 million cut in state funds is on tap for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game if state policy makers have their way. That was one early outcome of...
02 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catch Share Buyers are Ready but Sellers Scarce
US - Right after the yearly halibut catch limits are announced each January, brokers usually are busy with buying and selling and transferring shares of the catch....
23 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Busy Year for Alaska Brokers
US - Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. ...
19 February 2015
Longline Golden Tilefish Fishery Nears Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) February 19, 2015. ...
13 February 2015
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
10 February 2015
US Identifies Six Countries Undermining Sustainable Fishing Efforts
US - The United States is continuing its global leadership to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a biennial report from NOAA identifies...
Iowa State Aquaculture Outreach Evolving with Industry
US - For an aquaculture research center at Iowa State University, just keeping up with the current is not an option....
06 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Lovers Choose Lobster as Top Valentine’s Day Dish
US - Lobster, crab legs and shrimp get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on February 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for US restaurants. ...
US Oysters, Mussels Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
US - NOAA’s first-ever long term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and 2009,...
04 February 2015
NFU Commends Budget Proposal
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers,...
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
02 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Walmart Expands Commitment to Alaskan Seafood
US - Freezer displays at Walmart superstores in Alaska and Washington now include a new lineup of 14 Alaska seafood items. The world’s largest grocer announced...
28 January 2015
Public Comment Sought on Changes to Royal Red Shrimp Regulations
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and a proposed rule that would...
27 January 2015
Michigan State and China to Cooperate on Aquaculture Development
US and CHINA - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has hosted a Chinese Delegation from the Jiangsu Province to learn more about...
What is Going on with Halibut By-Catch and Size Limits?
US - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton interview Stock Assessment Biologist Ian Stewart to discuss halibut by-catch...
MSU-UN Partnership to Raise Profile of Inland Fisheries
US - A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University (MSU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation...
26 January 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 'Fish First' Policy Tops List of Priorities
US - The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group...
23 January 2015
NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Massive Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba,...
22 January 2015
Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease
US - The daily vessel trip limit for commercial fishing of King mackerel is reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, in the southern...
12 January 2015
NFU Joins New Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Marketers Facing Strong Headwinds
US - Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab....
09 January 2015
US Should Have the Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal...
08 January 2015
New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
05 January 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: 2014 Fish Picks and Pans
US - Looking back on 2014, Laine Welch picks her favorite 'fish picks and pans' of the Alaska fishing industry....
 
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