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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Population Recovery at Threat as Quotas Increased
EU - As the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic's Tuna (ICCAT) 19th meeting drew to a close this week in Genoa, Italy, there is concern that...
Bad Outcome for Sharks, Swordfish at ICCAT Meeting
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting has concluded today in Genoa, Italy, but with no agreed management for sharks...
Agricultural Minister Discusses Fisheries Funding
INDIA - The Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh, has held a review meeting in Mumbai with state government officials of agriculture and animal husbandry...
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
Oceana Urges ICCAT to Take Action on Illegal Fishing
EU - Oceana has called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to examine and take action...
Poultry Company Fined Over Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A Co Fermanagh poultry company pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 for making a polluting discharge to a waterway....
Squid Excluded From South Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - A new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea has brought disappointment to New Zealand's seafood industry as squid exports will still be subject...
Free Trade Agreement with China to Benefit Australian Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed the announcement of a Free Trade Agreement with China,...
Monday, November 17, 2014
India’s Blue Revolution to Focus on Fish Production
INDIA - In order to increase the production of fish in the country, India will soon launch a blue revolution....
Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Plan Comment Period Extended
US - NOAA Fisheries has reopened the public comment period on the proposed rule for the Aquaculture Plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico...
Friday, November 14, 2014
Australian Vets Raise Awareness on Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
New Approach Needed to Combat Illegal Fishing in Offshore Marine Reserves
AUSTRALIA - Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Illegal fishing in marine reserves will be a major...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Member States to Overrule EU on Location of GMO Crops
EU - Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory...
Call to Close Legal Loopholes that Allow Illegal Shark Finning
EU - Cepesca and Oceana have called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) to close legal...
Volume, Value of Maltese Fish Landings Decline
MALTA - During the third quarter this year, the volume and wholesale value of Maltese fish landings decreased by 25.4 and 25.7 per cent respectively....
Assistance Available for Inshore Fish Collector Owners
HONG KONG - Inshore fish collector owners affected by the trawl ban should obtain a booking confirmation letter on the following dates so that they can apply for...
EUROTIER: Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Turkish Trout Producers Prevented From Selling Cheaply to EU
EU - British Trout Farmers are celebrating a ruling by the EU commission, which prevents Turkish trout farmers’ export of their product to other EU countries at...
Over Half Deep-Sea Catch Limits Set Above Scientific Advice
EU - The EU Council of Fisheries Ministers has reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for deep-sea species for 2015 and 2016. Although catches will be reduced...
Should Member States Overrule EU on GMO Decisions?
EU - Should member states be able to overrule the EU when considering the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in their territory?...
Smith Commission Must Address Scotland's Guaranteed Rights in EU Talks
SCOTLAND, UK - The farcical situation where an unelected peer, rather than an experienced Minister, takes the seat for key talks at EU Council in Brussels must be...
Market for Seafood Eco-Labels Continues to Grow
New independent research into seafood buying behaviour around the world shows that consumers are increasingly looking for fish products from a sustainable source,...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Weekly Overview: Improved Fishing Practices Implemented A Year After Typhoon Haiyan
ANALYSIS - It has been a year since typhoon Haiyan destroyed fishing and aquaculture operations in the Philippines, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Canadian Seafood Promoted in China
CANADA - A delegation of provincial seafood producers has just returned from pursuing opportunities in Chinese markets at China Fisheries and Seafood Expo 2014,...
Ireland, France Discuss Proposed Quota Cuts in the Celtic Sea
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has held a bilateral meeting with the new French Fisheries Minister, Alain Vidalies...
Intensive Study Finds British Columbia Salmon, Trout Free of ISA
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed a two-year intensive study of wild and enhanced anadromous salmonid in British Columbia (BC) and...
Monday, November 10, 2014
Ministers Urged to Change Worrying Deep-Sea Fisheries Picture
EU - On November 10, the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the European Union will meet in Brussels to decide catch limits for North-East Atlantic deep-sea fisheries...
Namibia Officially Launches Hake Management Plan
NAMIBIA - The Namibian Management Plan for the hake industry has been implemented as from Saturday, 1 November 2014, the start of the new fishing season....
Lanesborough Reopening Following Asian Clam Invasion
IRELAND - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has confirmed that the hot-water stretch in Lanesborough, Co. Longford has re-opened to angling, under strict bio-security...
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