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Friday, March 21, 2014
Australia's First Tuna Fisheries Seek Sustainable MSC Approval
AUSTRALIA - Australian fisheries are stepping up to the world stage this Sustainable Seafood Day, Friday 21 of March. Walker Seafoods Australia of the Eastern Tuna...
Annual Tuna Forum to Assess Next Steps for Fishery Development
INDONESIA - Indonesia, the world’ s biggest tuna fishing nation, will host the country’s 3rd International Coastal Tuna Business Forum on the 19 and 20 May 2014,...
Opportunities for Canadian Aquaculture to be Highlighted at Senate Hearings
CANADA - Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Government Gives P33 million to Rehabilitate Damaged Farms and Fish Cages
PHILIPPINES - THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has given around P33 million to the Provincial Government Capitol to rehabilitate aquatic farms...
SAGARPA Applies Management Plan for Sustainable Use of Spiny Lobster
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) launched a Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Lobster in the Yucatan...
Shrimp Farm Thefts Costing Honduras Millions
HONDURAS - Shrimp farms in Honduras are at threat from "racoon" gangs who are stealing large amounts of shrimp from farms....
250,000 tons of Seafood Expected to be Sold During Lent
MEXICO - Around 100,000 tons of fishery and aquaculture products are estimated to be sold in Mexico City during lent, and a further 150,000 tons in the rest of the...
More Information Released on New Trout Disease
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has released an update on the new trout disease that has been detected in Norwegian hatcheries. ...
Quotas Increased for Australia's Scalefish and Shark Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Quotas for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery's (SESSF) 2014/15 fishing year commencing on May 1 have been announced. Quotas increased...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2013 a Successful Year for Canadian Farmers in Sea Lice Management
CANADA - December 31, 2013 was the conclusion of New Brunswick’s first full year using an integrated approach to sea lice management....
Measures to Develop Seafood Processing Industry in Mekong Delta
VIET NAM - The Mekong Delta produces 3.2 million MT of wild caught and farmed fish species per year, providing a huge supply for the regional export-driven seafood...
Aquaculture Industry Calls on Minister to Reduce Competition
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has warned that job and export targets in peripheral coastal areas cannot be met without a radical...
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Canary Fleet Returns to Fishing for Bluefin Tuna
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through the General Secretariat of Fisheries, has amended the regulations governing the bluefin tuna fishery...
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...
Weekly Overview: EU, Norway and Faroe Islands Reach Agreement on NE Atlantic Mackerel Stock
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, a five-year arrangement for mackerel in the North-East Atlantic has finally been reached between the EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway,...
Ecuador to Import Rainbow Trout Eggs to Improve Production
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) has developed a project for aquaculture development in Ecuador....
Namibian Fishermen Urged to Install Vessel Monitoring System
NAMIBIA - The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau has urged all fishing companies to install the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) if they have...
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
Canadian Seafood Exports Continue to Grow in 2013
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has released the 2013 trade figures for Canada’s exports of fish and seafood products. Once again, Canada’s...
Major Fishing Nations Commit to Ending Fleet Overcapacity
GREECE - A joint statement committing to adopting measures to tackle global fleet overcapacity has been signed by the EU and major fishing nations including the...
Seafish to Provide Healthy Eating Resource Pack to Every Primary School in England
UK - An education resource pack that supports primary school teachers to deliver healthy eating lessons as part of the new curriculum has been made available to...
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....
Friday, March 14, 2014
Workshop Held on Aquaculture Development in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) in continuation with the series of seminars organized in partnership with AB Partners AS, under the Sri Lanka-Norway...
Mexico Announces Shrimp Fishing Bans
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has established a temporary closure of fishing for shrimp in...
STAGES Improves Knowledge on Status of EU waters
EU - The EU's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), adopted in 2008, is designed to deliver 'Good Environmental Status' (GES) in European marine waters by...
EU/Faroe Deal Worth £3 million to Scottish Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will have access to Faroese waters following the first EU/Faroe fishing agreement since 2010....
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Priorities Outlined for Pole and Line Fisheries Following Scientific Meeting
MALAYSIA - The first annual meeting of the International Pole & Line Foundation's (IPNLF) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) took place on 3-4 February...
Agreement Finally Reached on North-East Atlantic Mackerel Stock
EU, NORWAY and FAROE ISLANDS - A five-year arrangement for mackerel in the North-East Atlantic has finally been reached between the EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway....
MEPs Call for Thailand to Address Forced Labour in its Fishing Industry
EU and THAILAND - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has welcomed a decisive European Parliament vote recommending that Thailand be required to address human...
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