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08 January 2015
Russian Government Further Supports its Fishery Sector
RUSSIA - After implementation of the August 2014 food ban, one the major objectives of the Russian government is to further develop the Russian fisheries sector...
07 January 2015
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
Brazil Appoints First Female Minister of Agriculture
BRAZIL - In a ceremony held on Monday 5 January, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Senator Katia Abreu took over from the former minister,...
Chinese Aquatic Product Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
UK - Britain has the land, technology and entrepreneurial flair to lead the world in food and farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss, has told the Oxford...
06 January 2015
Weekly Overview: 2015 Marks Start of Discard Ban Implementation
ANALYSIS - The start of 2015 also marked the commencement of the first phase of the discard ban for some fishing fleets, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Fisheries College Receives Rs10 million Funding
INDIA - The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) is providing Rs10 million (1 crore) of funding to the M.V.K.R. Fisheries Polytechnic College...
Minister Sets Out Fisheries Priorities for 2015
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out priorities for 2015, noting that it will be a challenging year but that the government...
New Ice Glaze Regulation on Exported Pangasius Delayed
VIET NAM - On the last day of 2014, at the regular meeting of government, the new regulation on ice glazing of 10 per cent and 83 per cent humidity on exported pangasius...
Chinese Aquatic Product Prices Fall Slightly
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
05 January 2015
Discard Ban Now in Force for Pelagic Fleets
UK - From 1 January fishermen targeting pelagic quota species such as mackerel and herring will have to land all the quota fish they catch, helping bring an end...
Brazil Supplies Further Funding to FAO Fisheries Projects
BRAZIL - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a...
Alaska Fish Factor: 2014 Fish Picks and Pans
US - Looking back on 2014, Laine Welch picks her favorite 'fish picks and pans' of the Alaska fishing industry....
02 January 2015
Herring Fishery Closure to Protect Stocks
AUSTRALIA - A daily bag limit of 12 for recreational fishers and closure of the commercial South Coast G-net Fishery will come into force on 1 March 2015, to help...
Regular Consumption of Fish and Shellfish Improve Health
MEXICO - Regular intake of Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for humans in childhood, and throughout their lives, to prevent health problems and the development...
US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire on 31 December after nearly 40 years of...
31 December 2014
Fish Farmers on Fish-Rice-Pig Integrated Aquaculture
NIGERIA - The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) has trained around 100 farmers in integrated fish farming as part...
Spain Approves Grant for Register Against Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish government has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, for a €250,000 contribution to the World Register...
30 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Start up in Winter
US- Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case....
29 December 2014
Indian Agri Minister Stresses Need for PPP in Fisheries Sector
INDIA - To promote the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the country, there is a need to encourage public private partnership (PPP), Indian Agriculture Minister,...
Government Working with Recreational Fishers to Improve Communication
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is working with recreational fishers to improve lines of communication and present opportunities for involvement in the policy...
24 December 2014
Harper Adams University Receives International Quality Rating
UK - All research conducted by Harper Adams University is of international quality and more than 50 per cent is recognised as being either world leading or internationally...
Slide in Ruble to Hit Chinese Agricultural Exports
CHINA - The falling ruble and the financial troubles in Russia are putting trade links between Russia and China at risk....
23 December 2014
Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department...
Call for COOL on Cooked Australian Seafood
AUSTRALIA - A Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has reported on the current requirements for labelling of seafood and suggested...
Conservation Measures for Irish Lobster and Shrimp Fisheries Introduced
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has signed into law, conservation measures as part of an integrated package to protect...
EU Supports Cambodia's Agricultural Progress
EU - The European Union (EU) has announced it has allocated EUR 410 million (around USD 510 million), under its bilateral cooperation with Cambodia over the period...
Albania Set to Resume Meat and Agricultural Exports to Russia
ALBANIA - Exports of meat and agricultural products could restart between Albania and Russia following top level talks between between Deputy Head of Rosselkhoznadzor...
New Seawater Quality Monitoring System to Achieve Blue Growth
EU - An EU funded project is creating a tool that is able to detect pollution and toxic algae in our oceans in real-time, allowing for an alert system to be created....
22 December 2014
Overhaul of Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulations Needed, says New Report
CANADA - After slow growth of the aquaculture sector in 2013, a review of Novia Scotia's regulatory framework took place. The concluding report suggests that a complete...
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