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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Scottish Fishing Industry to get £6 million Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of research projects designed to improve and maintain their sustainable...
Australian Vessels to Face Fishing Ban in Tasmania?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is considering a motion from the Break O'Day & Northern Midlands councils to lobby the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: More Aquaculture Companies Signing Up to ASC Certification
GLOBAL - More aquaculture operations have become certified as sustainable over the past week as more companies wish to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable...
Oceana Exposes Illegal Driftnet Fishing in Italy
ITALY - Oceana observers, together with Italian journalist Sabrina Giannini from Reportime, have gathered evidence of fishing boats using illegal driftnets in southern...
Aquaculture Industry Supported Through Strategic Investments
CANADA - The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is better positioned to support the finfish and shellfish sectors as a result of over C$25,000...
Improvements to Farmed Salmon Production Through £18 million Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural...
Monday, July 21, 2014
New Tilapia Association Opens in Nigeria
NIGERIA - A new tilapia association has been set up in Nigeria....
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Spain Announces Increase in Anchovy Quota for Bay of Biscay
SPAIN - The European Union has adopted a TAC (Total Allowable Catch) for anchovy of 20,100 tonnes for the Bay of Biscay for the period from July 1, 2014 till June...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Mexico Launches Management Plan for Yellowfin Tuna
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has launched a Fisheries Management Plan (PMP) for yellowfin...
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
New Wharf Built to Benefit Aquaculture in Milltown
CANADA - Another community on the Coast of Bays will benefit from enhanced aquaculture infrastructure with the announcement of C$4 million from the Provincial Government...
EU and Guinea Bissau to Re-activate Fisheries Cooperation
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has met with the newly appointed Prime Minister from Guinea Bissau, Mr Domingos Simões Pereira, and the country's...
New Sea Lice Monitoring System to Help Newfound's Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Government is providing approximately C$80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System, a project that supports...
UK MPs Support Call for Foreign Fishing Rights in UK Coastal Waters to be Revoked
UK - At a parliamentary meeting yesterday, MPs agreed to back a call for the rights of foreign vessels to fish in UK coastal waters to be revoked and reclaimed for...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Montserrat at the Forefront of Caribbean Marine Management
MONTSERRAT - The UK Overseas Territory Government of Montserrat Fisheries Division is leading the way in sustainable marine resource management by becoming the smallest...
Government Develops Management Plan for Crabs in Sinaloa and Sonora
MEXICO - In order to promote sustainability and better use of three species of crab that occur in Sinaloa and Sonora, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock,...
Fisheries and Aquaculture Playing a Key Role in Africa’s Economy
AFRICA - The fisheries and aquaculture sector contribute significantly to Africa’s overall economy. In a new study published by FAO, the value added by the fisheries...
Seabird Conservation Work Receives Funding
NEW ZEALAND - Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced that the Government will provide NZ$300,000 of funding to two community groups to support their work...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Mexico Stops All Bluefin Tuna Fishing for Remainder of 2014
MEXICO - The Mexican government has announced that bluefin tuna fishing will now be halted until the end of 2014....
Fisheries Council Discusses Fishing Opportunities for 2015
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of July 2014 took place in Brussels on July 14. The Commission presented its communication on the preparation...
What is Causing High Prices for Shrimp?
US - After years of depressed and declining prices, the US market for shrimp has been on the uptick since 2010. For the US shrimp industry, this has meant increases...
Fishing into the Future Celebrates Successful First Year
UK - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has congratulated Fishing into the Future (FITF) on its success during his annual visit to Cornwall. ...
Public Meeting to be Held on Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring
US - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a public meeting on antimicrobial resistance monitoring in the food supply in August....
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Weekly Overview: Barley and Sweet Potato Prove Effective as Fish Feed Ingredients
ANALYSIS - The Philippines Tarlac College of Agriculture (TCA) is studying the sweet potato as a nutritious and low cost feed source for the aquaculture industry,...
Barley Studied as a High-protein Fish Food
US - A process that improves the nutritional value of barley for use in fish feed has been developed by scientists at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...
Viet Nam Expected to Increase Fish Exports to Pakistan
VIET NAM - Viet Nam Pangasius products are becoming increasingly popular in Pakistan thanks to their tasty flavour, convenience, good quality and reasonable price....
Experts Gather to Improve Performance of Australia’s Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Some of the world’s top small pelagic fisheries experts are meeting in Adelaide for a five-day workshop to share knowledge and new technologies in...
EU to Begin Fishing Again in Morocco's Waters
EU - The European Commission has welcomed Morocco’s ratification of a Fisheries Protocol which is set to open the door for European vessels to go back fishing...
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