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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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...
Scottish Salmon Exports to US set to reach £200 million
SCOTLAND, UK - Exports of Scottish salmon to the USA are set to hit £200 million for the first time this year....
Sustainable Fishing Capacity Management Discussed in Thessaloniki
GREECE - On March 13 and 14, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will host in Thessaloniki an international Conference on sustainable fishing capacity management....
New Fisheries Minister Visits the Seafood Industry in Grimsby
UK - Fisheries Minister George Eustice MP has been to Grimsby to visit some of the organisations that are central to the seafood industry, and attend meetings with...
EU and Norway Reach Agreement on 2014 Bilateral Fisheries Arrangements
EU and NORWAY - A new arrangement on the management of shared fish stocks in the North Sea was concluded in London between the European Union and Norway for 2014....
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
International Course on Fisheries Governance
NETHERLANDS - The Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR, is holding a short course on Fisheries governance in 2014 for the seventh time....
Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Fisheries, Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Minister Evades Answering Questions on Salmon Escapes
IRELAND - When responding to Parliamentary Questions this week Minister Simon Coveney continued to avoid giving any details of salmon farm escapes in Bantry Bay,...
Discards Ban Road Shows coming to Wales
WALES, UK - Following last autumn's series of meetings around English fishing ports and harbours to discuss the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Cefas has...
Ca Mau to Develop More Industrial Shrimp Farming in 2014
VIET NAM - In 2014, Ca Mau city plans to expand its industrial shrimp farming area to 1,100 hectares....
Improving Turkey's Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
TURKEY - In early February, the EU Twinning Project ‘Institutional Capacity Building for Fishery Producer Organisations’ officially started. The twinning project...
New Aquaculture Bill Will Deliver More Freedom for Oyster Farming
US - The General Assembly has approved a bill that will allow oyster farming in agricultural districts, including York County, in Virginia state....
Monday, March 10, 2014
Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council Appointed
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced the appointment of members to the Ministerial Fisheries Advisory Council...
Spain to Distribute Fishing Quotas by Vessel
SPAIN - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, has clarified that the government will allocate quotas by ship....
Can the Herpes Virus be Used to Control Carp?
AUSTRALIA - Scientists in Australia hope to use the herpes virus to try and wipe out invasive carp that are devastating Murray Darling waterways from Queensland...
Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Industry Performed Well in 2013
CANADA - Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing and aquaculture industries performed very well in 2013, as confirmed by statistics and information provided in the...
European Commission Discusses Global Maritime Security
EU - The European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted a Joint Communication to the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Demand for Seafood Expected to Rise During Lent
US - Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Support for UK Fishermen Affected by Storms
UK - The government has announced further measures to help fishermen whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent storms across the UK....
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