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Friday, December 12, 2014
Icewater Seafoods to Enhance Cod Processing with Grant
CANADA - Icewater Seafoods Inc., a processing company based in Arnold’s Cove that specialises in cod and groundfish products, will receive C$200,000 from the Provincial...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
New Report Confirms Australia’s Fisheries Well Managed
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has released the second Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks reports...
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....
Sea Cucumber Farmers Demand Compensation Over 2011 Oil Spill
CHINA - Twenty-one sea cucumber farmers from Leting County of Hebei Province have demanded compensation of 148 million yuan ($23.9 million) to cover their economic...
MSC Udates Fisheries Benchmarking and Tracking Tool
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has updated its Benchmarking and Tracking tool (BMT) which was first launched in February 2014....
New Stocking Programme Boosts Prawn Numbers in NSW
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government has begun its new Marine Fish Stocking Programme in 10 estuaries along the State’s coastline....
Fishermen Prepare for Snapper Season Opening
AUSTRALIA - As the statewide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end next week, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a reminder about the five Snapper spawning...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WCPFC Commits to Implementing Sustainable Fish Harvest Strategy
AUSTRALIA - A commitment to long-term sustainable fisheries management was adopted at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Samoa last...
World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent...
EU/Faroe Fishery Negotiations Bring Stability for Scottish Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - Opportunities for Scottish fishermen to fish in Faroes waters were secured for another year as a result of the EU/Faroe talks....
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Weekly Overview: No Action Taken on Preventing Bigeye Tuna Overfishing at WCPFC Meeting
ANALYSIS - It has been all about tuna over the past week as the 33 member states of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) met in Samoa, 1-5...
Spanish Government, Fishermen and NGOs Collaborate to Combat Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretaria General de Pesca, the Organización de Productores Asociados de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (OPAGAC) and the Environmental Justice...
Ministers Discuss Red Tape Reduction for Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, is hosting a Fisheries Ministers meeting in Melbourne today (9 December)...
Funding in Marine Sector Can Help Revive EU Economy
EU - Local and regional authorities have backed EU plans to improve knowledge and support innovation of Europe’s €500 billion maritime and marine sector as part...
Conference to Boost Sustainable Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
EU - The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture...
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. ...
Shetland Fishermen Urging EU to Cut Faroese Mackerel Quota
SCOTLAND, UK - Prior to talks that begin today (Monday 8 December) on the terms of the bilateral fisheries agreement between the European Union and the Faroe Islands...
China Extends Tax Breaks for Farmers to Boost Agriculture
CHINA - China is to extend tax breaks to farmers to encourage banks and insurers to support agriculture....
Friday, December 05, 2014
Viet Nam Seafood Exports Hit Over $7 Billion
VIET NAM - Through November 2014, Viet Nam seafood exports reached $7.22 billion, exceeding the annual expected value of $7 billion....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Fisheries Committee Votes to Weaken Discard Ban
EU - The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted to weaken parts of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during a meeting on 3 December which was to vote...
Sernapesca Offices Destroyed by Fishermen
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, said that the fishermen who destroyed Sernapesca's office and abused officials will be prosecuted...
MPEDA to Hold Global Tilapia Summit
INDIA - The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), the research and development wing of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), is to hold...
Lack of Funds Preventing Fish Farming Development
GHANA - Fish farming in the Upper Manya Krobo District is being threatened by the lack of funds and frustrating permit procedures....
Stronger Animal Disease Surveillance Needed Worldwide
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health is...
Scotland’s Fishery Projects Receive Funding Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Four fisheries projects that aim to improve the understanding of Scotland's inshore fish stocks and reduce unwanted catches is to receive almost £160,000...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Asia-Pacific Begins 15 Year Sustainable Aquaculture Action Plan
ASIA - The Asia-Pacific region has taken a step forward in the development of a coordinated strategy and action plan that will lead to the sustainable intensification...
FAO to Support Angola's Committment to Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANGOLA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing technical support to Angola on the project “Spatial Planning of Aquaculture...
Baby Tuna Fishing Exposed in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - An investigation by Greenpeace into juvenile bycatch, has found evidence that ‘baby’ skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna are unloaded regularly...
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