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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Upper North Shore Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, has closed off the Upper North Shore for shellfish harvesting because of toxicity....
Man Sentenced for Illegally Fishing for Atlantic Salmon
CANADA - A Newfoundland and Labrador man has been convicted for violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishing Regulations....
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture Welcomes EU, Madagascar Agreement
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment welcomes the continued fisheries agreement between the EU and Madagascar for the next four years, which...
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. ...
South Essex College Wins ‘UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year’
UK - It was a nail-bitingly close final at the 18th Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition, sponsored by Seafish. Youngsters from around the country, including...
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...
Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Officially Launched at Highland Show
SCOTLAND, UK - A new innovation centre for aquaculture will help create jobs and support the growth, sustainability and profitability of the industry in Scotland....
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,...
Carrefour Suspends Purchases of CP Foods Prawns
THAILAND - The Environmental Justice Foundation has welcomed the announcement by French retail giant Carrefour that it has stopped buying prawns from the Thai supplier...
Government to Improve Output and Quality of Tuna Fishing Industry
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to create a production chain involving fishing, processing, and consumption of tuna....
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. ...
EU-project Develops State of the Art of Marine Ecosystem Modelling
EU - Phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass are expected to decrease by six and 11 per cent respectively by the end of century due to climate change. This is just...
More Time Given to Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced that the independent Structural Adjustment Review Committee (SARC)...
€1.161 million for Spain from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund 2014-2020
SPAIN - Spain has been allocation €1.161 million of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period 2014-2020....
Take Part: Global Aquaculture Alliance EMS Survey Now Available Online
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is calling on shrimp farms in Asia and Latin America to fill out a survey designed to collect information on early...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Illegal Driftnet Fishing Reported in Morocco
MOROCCO - Morocco officially phased out driftnets in 2010 with funding from the EU and US but Oceana has recently revealed that the illegal use of driftnets to capture...
VASEP to Stengthen Fisheries Union to Achieve Export Targets
VIET NAM - A general meeting of the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) took place in Ho Chi Minh city on June 12, 2014 with the participation...
‘Voiceless’ Scotland Remains Near Bottom of EU Fisheries Funding Share
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland remains near the bottom of the EU allocation share of the vital European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) despite receiving a slight increase....
New Research Investigates Implications of Rock Lobster Fishing During Winter
AUSTRALIA - New research will begin this week in the Northern Zone Rock Lobster fishery to investigate the implications of commercial fishing during winter months....
Discards Ban Discussed at Fisheries Council Meeting
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council met 16-17 June 2014 to discuss a proposal for a regulation on the landing obligation and an update on the discards ban....
Indian Ministry Announced Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - India will be developing a food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said at a Confederation of...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fisheries Body Calls for a 'Blue Revolution' in NE India
INDIA - Mumbai-based Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) vice-chancellor Dr W S Lakra has called for the launching a 'blue revolution' in the northeast,...
Maui’s Dolphins ‘Not Helped’ by Extra Fishing Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Fisheries Inshore New Zealand (FINZ) says the International Whaling Commission’s request that fishing restrictions be extended 20 nautical miles...
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...
Marine Harvest Canada Evidence Confirms Healthy Fish
CANADA - From June 9 to 13, 2014, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) provided the Federal Court of Canada with information resulting from significant new research confirming...
Government Sends More Support to Typhoon-hit Fishing Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is delivering thousands of fishing equipment items in aid of the Yolanda-affected...
Japan Pushes Eel Farming After Endangered Species 'Red List' Placing
JAPAN - The Japanese eel, a popular summertime delicacy that has become prohibitively expensive due to overfishing, has been put on the international conservation...
Existing Indian Fisheries Schemes to be Reviewed
INDIA - The Indian agriculture ministry will be reviewing all existing schemes in the fisheries sector to ensure that they meet the requirements of fishermen and...
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...
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