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09 December 2015
WTO Decides COOL Retaliation Amounts
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached a decision on the amount that Canada and Mexico are allowed to claim from the US in retaliatory tariffs,...
EU Adopts €239m Package for Irish Fisheries, Aquaculture
IRELAND - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Irish maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. More than €239 million will be...
08 December 2015
Ghana's Fisheries Industry Ready to Expand, says Minister
GHANA - Ms Hanny Sherry Ayittey, Minister in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture on Friday said a major breakthrough had been made in the fisheries industry to expand...
EU Adopts €774 million Package for French Fisheries, Aquaculture
FRANCE - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the French maritime, fisheries and aquaculture industries amounting to roughly €774 million,...
07 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El...
Oyster Production a Big Player in Irish Rural Economy
IRELAND - A new report, by top agri-food economist Professor Alan Renwick, reveals that oysters contribute €58 million to the Irish rural economy. ...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catches Could be Down Again in 2016
US - Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly...
Scottish Fishing Industry Set for “Double Benefit”
SCOTLAND, UK - The double benefit of larger quotas and less fish being discarded is a significant opportunity for Scottish fisherman, said Fisheries Secretary Richard...
04 December 2015
Argentina Approves New Aquaculture Act to Drive Development
ARGENTINA - With the importance of aquaculture growing in the country, Argentina has approved an aquaculture act. ...
Twenty Years of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
GLOBAL - Concerns about global overfishing and the wider ecosystem impacts of fishing activity both within countries economic exclusive zones and the high seas have...
03 December 2015
NOAA Expects Increase in Ciguatera Fish Poisioning
US - A new NOAA study is forecasting an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the US Southeast Atlantic coast due to the predicted rise...
Portugal Fisheries, Aquaculture to Receive €506m Investment
PORTUGAL - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Portuguese maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The roughly €506 million...
Peru Fish Consumption Grows 30% Since 2011
PERU - Fish consumption in Peru has increased by over 30 per cent in the last three years, said the Minister of Production, Piero Ghezzi....
Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
GLOBAL - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges...
Oman Reports Record Shrimp Fishing Season
OMAN - The Oman three-month shrimp fishing season, which began on 1 September, came to an end this week with landings showing a considerable increase....
02 December 2015
First Pacific Nation Ratifies Port State Measures
PALAU - The island nation of Palau is the latest in a growing number of countries - and the first Pacific island state - to ratify an international agreement to...
China Fishery Group Faces Liquidation
CHINA - China Fishery Group, part of Pacific Andes, could be facing liquidation....
More Aquaculture Achieves Friend of the Sea, GLOBAL G.A.P Certification
TURKEY - Turkish aquaculture producer More Aquaculture has achieved Friend of the Sea certification in combination with the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance...
01 December 2015
Weekly Overview: India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
ANALYSIS - The use of antibiotics on some shrimp farms has been identified as one of the main issues holding back India's seafood exports. ...
UK Retailers, Tuna Brands Call for Better Tuna Fishery Management
UK - Some of the UK’s biggest retailers and best-known tuna brands are urging powerful fishing nations to strengthen the management of the world’s largest tuna...
30 November 2015
Northern Ireland Disappointed with Fish Quota Proposals
Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has expressed her disappointment with proposed European Commission fish quotas for two of Northern Ireland's main fish stocks....
Strong Policy Needed Before Cage Aquaculture Development
INDIA - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute emeritus scientist, Dr Gopakumar, has explained that India and other Asian countries will need to set up guidelines,...
Alaska Fish Factor: It's Time to Enter the 2016 Symphony of Seafood
US - The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix....
Climate Disasters Pose Growing Threat to Food Security
GLOBAL - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity, putting many developing countries at risk...
Greater Flexibility for Cod Recovery Plan
SCOTLAND, UK - Management of sea fisheries in the North Sea has been made simpler and more flexible following unanimous agreement among EU Member States to amend...
Aquaculture Growing in Himachal Pradesh
INDIA - The Himachal Pradesh aquaculture industry is flourishing due to the efforts of the state government....
Defra Budgets Cut, but Research Protected
UK - The UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be enacting administration budget reductions of 26 per cent by 2019-20, announced as...
27 November 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed on Devon Farm
UK - Oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters in the River Teign, Devon....
S. Korea, China Discuss Illegal Fishing Problem
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China have agreed to step up joint efforts to counter illegal fishing in Korean waters, according to the Foreign Ministry....
Fishermen Knowledge Needed for Scientific Eel Study
IRELAND - A new collaborative research initiative, involving Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) scientists and a number of former eel fishermen, aims to further develop...
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