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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Government Opens Call for Fish Processing Plant Construction
MALTA - The government has launched a call for the expression of interest for the construction and operation of a fish processing plant at the new Marsa fish market....
Banking Option for Fish Quotas Affected by Russian Sanctions
SCOTLAND, UK - Up to 30 per cent of this year’s fish quotas affected by the Russian trade sanctions could be banked until next year according to EU Fisheries Commissioner...
EU-Mauritania Fisheries Negotiations Suspended
EU - In a fourth round of talks on renewing the Protocol to the EU-Mauritania Fishing Partnership Agreement, the parties were unable to reach an agreement on a number...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in Florida West Coast Northern Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit has been reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, October 13, 2014, for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern...
MAGAP Project Strengthens Trout Fry Production
ECUADOR - In Papallacta, Napo Province, the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, is running the "Mariculture and fish for aquaculture development in Ecuador"...
Tuna and Baltic Sea on EU Fisheries Council Meeting Agenda
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of October 2014 is taking place in Luxembourg 13-14 October 2014. Baltic Sea fishing opportunities and the annual...
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Alaska Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 Aims to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
US - A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Joint MNZ-Police Operation to Focus on Marlborough Sounds Aquaculture
NEW ZEALAND - Maritime NZ (MNZ) is getting back out on the water with the NZ Police in a joint operation focusing on mussel farmers and the aquaculture sector in...
Ebola Threatening Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods...
Fish Consumption Rising in Namibia
NAMIBIA - In order to fulfill its core mandate of making fish accessible and affordable to all Namibians, the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) has...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Grant Promotes Canadian Aquaculture Products at Home and Abroad
CANADA - The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) will engage in an ambitious promotional campaign with assistance from the Provincial Government’s...
EU Investigation into Irish Sea Lice Closed
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has welcomed the EU Commission’s decision (dated the 22 September) to close the EU Pilot Investigation (764/09/ENVI), which...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
2015 Budget to Include Many Fisheries Sector Development Projects
SRI LANKA - The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry will launch a number of development projects in the fisheries sector under the 2015 budget proposals....
Nathan Guy Welcomed Back by Seafood Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the return of Nathan Guy as Minister for Primary Industries....
Consumer Organisations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Consumer Federation...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
EU Proposes Multiannual Fisheries Management Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - In order to increase predictability for fishermen and to ensure high, stable and sustainable catches, the European Commission has, for the first time under...
Israel Allows Fish Exports From Gaza to West Bank
ISRAEL - Israel has agreed to allow Palestinians to export fresh fish from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for the first time since 2007, the head of the Palestinian...
Plans to Redevelop Goa Wholesale Fish Market
INDIA - The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) is mulling over the redevelopment of the existing wholesale fish market into a modern fish market...
Fishermen Signup to Cheaper Diesel Programme Extended
BRAZIL - Due to the large number of fishermen interested in joining the cheaper diesel programme, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has decided to extend...
INAPESCA to Hold Fifth National Meeting on Innovation in Aquaculture and Fisheries
MEXICO - In order to promote innovation and technological development to improve productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in...
Government Provides C$34.2 Million to Renew Salmonid Enhancement Programme Infrastructure
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing C$34.2 million over five years to upgrade and renew salmon hatcheries and spawning channels operated by the federal...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Moderate Decrease in 2015-2016 Deep-Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission (EC) has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2015-2016....
Asia Drafts Plan for Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable intensification...
Pancreas Disease Confirmed on Norwegian Farm
NORWAY - A case of pancreas disease (PD) has been confirmed in locality 10256 Bondøya in Vikna municipality, Norway....
WWF Welcomes Improved MSC Fisheries Standard
GLOBAL - WWF has welcomed a revised and improved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fisheries standard. The new standard, published this week, lifts conservation...
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