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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
New Fisheries Commissioner Must Listen to Fishing Industry, says SFF
EU - The new European Commissioner designate for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, must put the interests of Europe’s fishermen as his top priority and listen to industry...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Thousands of Fishermen to get Free Insurance Coverage
PHILIPPINES - Thousands of fisherfolk in 42 provinces nationwide may now avail of free full insurance coverage for their calamity-stricken fishing assets, the Bureau...
UK Seafood Industry Asked to Consider Response to Climate Change Impacts
UK - Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond,...
Sea Trout Research Underway at New Irish Research Facility
IRELAND - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has officially opened a new laboratory at its research facility on its National Index Sea Trout Catchment (River Erriff)...
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Sullivan Makes Fishery Debate a Priority
US - Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Icelandic Salmon Producer Joins Global Salmon Initiative
ICELAND - Fjarðalax ehf., a farmed salmon producer from Iceland, has officially joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), bringing the current membership count...
Less Than a Week Until Humber Seafood Summit 2014
UK - The annual Humber Seafood Summit conference has now sold out as the final programme is announced....
Shetland Fishermen’s Association Call for Cod Quota Increase
SHETLAND, UK - Fishermen in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
India Encourages Invetment in Aquaculture Sector
INDIA - The state fisheries department will frame a policy to attract investments in the fisheries sector. This policy will include provision of incentives like...
Increasing Opportunities for the Canadian Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, along with James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, held a roundtable on the proposed...
Nationwide Counselling Program to Develop Fish Farming Across Indonesia
INDONESIA - The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has revealed that it is currently promoting a nationwide counselling program to develop fish farming across...
EU Adopts Proposals to Improve Health, Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals, to tackle...
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There...
Canadian Seafood Products Promoted in Korea
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, recently met with her South Korean counterpart to advance bilateral fisheries relations....
Innovative Seaweed Farming Trials Underway Near Port Lincoln
AUSTRALIA - South Australian scientists are undertaking trials to see if seaweed can be farmed as part of the State’s $243 million aquaculture industry....
India's Agriculture Developments Praised by FAO
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan...
Northern Lights Seafood to Research New Scallop Product
CANADA - Northern Lights Seafood will explore the viability of producing a new seafood product with support from the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Weekly Overview: Pressure on Commission Forces Support for EU Fishermen
ANALYSIS - Pressure mounted this week in Europe for the European Commission to take action to support the fisheries sector in the face of the bans on a number of...
EU to Support Fishing Sector over Russian Ban
EU - The European Commission has pledged its support for the European fisheries sector following the trade bans on some fisheries products by Russia....
Animal Welfare Improvements Needed in Icelandic Slaughterhouses
ICELAND - Iceland needs to improve official controls concerning animal welfare at the time of killing to make sure that all relevant EEA requirements are fulfilled...
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Dan Sullivan Bows Out of Fisheries Debate
US - “Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an October 1 fisheries...
Monday, September 08, 2014
India's Fish Production Soared 5.96 Per Cent in 2013-14
INDIA - India's fish production grew by around 5.96 per cent during 2013-14, states the latest government Handbook on Fisheries Statistics-2014, writes Lucy Towers,...
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
Aquaculture Prospects Look Good for Gambia
GAMBIA - The director of the Gambian Fisheries Department has said that the country’s aquaculture prospects look promising due to the readily available markets...
Equatorial Guinea Partners with FAO for Sustainable Fishery Resources
EQUATORIAL GUINEA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Environment, with technical support from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched...
New Measures Promote Increased Sales Opportunities for Cod Harvesters
CANADA - A number of new measures have been set up to provide cod harvesters more opportunity to sell their catch and to promote increased use of available quota....
Sustainable South African Hake Fishery Brings Economic and Environmental Benefits
SOUTH AFRICA - Recent independent studies demonstrate the long-lasting benefits that MSC certification of the South African hake fishery is having on the economy...
Red Snapper Fishing in South Atlantic to Close on September 9
US - Commercial harvest of red snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) September 9, 2014. ...
Friday, September 05, 2014
New Gyrodactylus Salaris Outbreak Detected in Norway
NORWAY - A new outbreak of Infection with Gyrodactylus salaris has been reported in Rana river, Nordland....
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