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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maine Has High Fish Farming Potential, say Experts
US - Maine has been identified as a great place to invest in aquaculture, according to panelists at the Maine Startup and Create Week discussing startup opportunities...
Marine Harvest Canada Evidence Confirms Healthy Fish
CANADA - From June 9 to 13, 2014, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) provided the Federal Court of Canada with information resulting from significant new research confirming...
Government Sends More Support to Typhoon-hit Fishing Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is delivering thousands of fishing equipment items in aid of the Yolanda-affected...
Japan Pushes Eel Farming After Endangered Species 'Red List' Placing
JAPAN - The Japanese eel, a popular summertime delicacy that has become prohibitively expensive due to overfishing, has been put on the international conservation...
Existing Indian Fisheries Schemes to be Reviewed
INDIA - The Indian agriculture ministry will be reviewing all existing schemes in the fisheries sector to ensure that they meet the requirements of fishermen and...
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Countries Outline New Measures Against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
ANALYSIS - Countries around the world have taken a major step forward this past week in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as they...
Thailand Opposes International Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour
Thailand has cast further doubt on its commitment to deal with widespread reports of human trafficking and labour abuse by becoming the only government to vote against...
FAO to Help Mexico Strengthen Shrimp Farming Sector
MEXICO - The director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, has expressed support for the actions being...
Over Half of Tamil Nadu Shrimp Farms Still Unregistered
INDIA - Despite the subsidies provided by the government, 60 per cent of shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu are still unregistered, said Fisheries Minister KA Jayapal....
Chilean Salmon Industry to Generate 8000 New Jobs in the Next Few Years
CHILE - Results of a new study has indicated that in the next five years the Chilean salmon industry will require more than 8,000 new workers in direct and indirect...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Allocated European Fisheries Fund to Help UK Business Growth
UK - Fishermen across the UK will be able to apply for a fair share of a new grant scheme to help them adapt to the new Common Fisheries Policy and grow their businesses....
New Zealand Seafood Industry Expected to Grow Modestly to 2018
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry is expected to grow modestly. Export earnings are forecast to increase from $1.44 billion in the year ending June...
Scottish Fishermen Angered by Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement that the Faroes have set themselves a quota for Atlanto Scandian herring of 40,000 tonnes, Scottish fishermen have angrily...
A Healthy and Sustainable Future for Our Oceans
EU - Sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and ocean acidification – these are the key issues to be discussed at the "Our Ocean" conference organised by US...
Basilisa Town Benefits from Marine Fish Cage Project
PHILIPPINES - The town of Basilisa in Dinagat Islands recently received a Marine Fish Cage Project worth P2.5 million from the Department of Agriculture-Caraga Region....
Minister Secures €148 Million EU Funds for Seafood Industry
IRELAND - Following months of intense lobbying and negotiation, Minister Coveney has secured €148 million from this fund for the period 2014 to 2020 for the development...
35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards...
EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school...
Alaska Fish Factor: Where Does the Seafood Industry Rank Among Alaska Governor and US Senate Candidates?
US - You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas,...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Salmon Farm Expansion to Drive New Zealand's Seafood Industry Growth
NEW ZEALAND - Aquaculture is expected to be the key driver for the forecast growth of New Zealand's seafood industry. It is expected to grow in the next couple of...
Government Will Increase Investment in the Agri Sector, says Indian President
INDIA - Agriculture is the source of livelihood for the majority of our people, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said at the first session of both houses...
Philippines to Comply with EU Fishing Standards to Avoid Ban
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working on meeting the standards of the European Union on fishing, according to the Department...
Spain Invests €250,000 to Fight Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) applauds the announcement by the Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Carlos Dominguez Diaz, that Spain will...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
FDA Issues New Advice on Fish Consumption
US - The US Food and Drug Administration and the US Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft of updated advice on fish consumption. The two agencies have...
Countries Crack Down on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
GLOBAL - Countries around the world have taken a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as they endorsed a set...
Scottish Fishermen Express Concern Over EC/Faroes Herring Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen are warning that the European Commission and the Faroes announcement that they have reached a preliminary agreement to end their...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Government Develops Model to Expand Aquaculture Sustainably
AUSTRALIA - A complex computer model to help finfish aquaculture expand without harming the marine ecosystems of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf will be outlined...
EU Warns Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Illegal Fishing Practices
EU - The European Commission has warned the Philippines and Papua New Guinea that they urgently need to address their non-compliance with international seafood traceability...
Maldives, Pole and Line Foundation to Collaborate on Sustainable Fishing Initiatives
MALDIVES - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Government of the Maldives and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) to continue...
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