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16 November 2016
Reduction in Deep-Sea Fishing Quotas Not Enough, say Environmental Organisations
EU - Seas at Risk, The DSCC and Bloom are disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep-sea fish stocks taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers...
EU Makes Unanimous Agreement on Deep Sea Fishing Quotas
EU - The EU fisheries ministers have agreed on the 2017 and 2018 fishing limits (or TACs) for 19 deep-sea stocks. For the first time in six years, a unanimous agreement...
15 November 2016
Weekly Overview: Personality Test Could Help Improve Sole Farming
ANALYSIS - Researchers in Spain and Scotland have made a discovery that may help sole reproduce better in captivity, and in turn help improve aquaculture production....
Icelandic Fishermen Strike Comes to An End
ICELAND - An Icelandic fishermen strike has ended after vessel owners and the majority of fisherman reached an agreement on salaries....
Foreign Investors Buying up Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Fishery
CANADA - Foreign investors may soon be illegally buying up Nova Scotia’s iconic lobster fishery, according to the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation....
14 November 2016
Mediterranean Swordfish on the Verge of Collapse WWF Warns
EUROPE - WWF is calling on 48 fishing nations gathering today in Vilamoura, Portugal to end over three decades of overfishing of the Mediterranean swordfish and...
Private Sector Support in Ghana's Aquaculture Important
GHANA - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Sherry Ayittey has underscored the importance of private sector participation in developing aquaculture...
Wholesalers Advised to Look Out for Treated Tuna
UK - Seafish's regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with some tuna that is being placed on the UK market....
Latvian Shrimp Farm to Expand, Launch Sales to Scandinavia, Russia
LATVIA - Latvian shrimp farm FishBode SIA has unveiled plans to launch sales to the Scandinavian countries and Russia, and build a new facility to expand the output...
Alaska Fish Factor: What Does Trump's Election Mean for the Seafood Industry
US - What might the election of Donald Trump mean for the seafood industry? Economic reports already are pointing to his platform of opposing trade and pulling out...
11 November 2016
Scientists Develop Device for Real-Time Ocean Pollution Monitoring
EU - A new EU project, SMS, is looking to develop an in-situ real time monitoring system for seawater quality control in order to effectively and quickly detect...
EU to Take Bigger Role in Global Effort to Save Oceans
EU - The European Commission has announced its renewed commitment to strengthen international ocean governance and to set out a joint agenda of 50 actions to secure...
10 November 2016
Chile and Guatemala to Share Fisheries and Aquaculture Knowledge
CHILE - Chile and Guatemala have signed a memorandum of understanding to share knowledge and promote cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors....
Russia's Fish Catch Increasing but Still Constraints to Sustainable Development
RUSSIA - In 2015, Russia's fisheries catches increased from the previous year by more than four per cent to 4.41 MMT. ...
09 November 2016
Saudi Arabia Lifts Pakistani Shrimp Import Ban
PAKISTAN - Saudi Arabia has reportedly lifted its ban on the import of shrimps from Pakistan after extensive deliberations of concerned Ministries and Chairman Pak-Saudi...
08 November 2016
EU Fisheries Partners Discuss Strong Social Standards for the Fishing Industry
EU - EU Social Partners in the fisheries sector have met with Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, to discuss the many...
GSSI Recognises Iceland's Responsible Fisheries Management Certification
ICELAND - The GSSI Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme....
07 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Jaw-Dropping Prices for Halibut Catch Shares
US - As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017....
04 November 2016
Iceland Enters Wolfish, Plaice, Monkfish, Tusk and Blue Ling into Sustainable Certification Assessement
ICELAND - Iceland Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) has entered the country’s wolfish, blue ling, plaice, monk and tusk fisheries for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
Fisheries Local Action Groups Receive €12 million in Funding
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced €12 million of funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund...
03 November 2016
New President for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
UK - Ian Gatt, the chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation...
02 November 2016
US Government Project to Boost Cambodia's Fish Production
CAMBODIA - A new project is now underway to boost average fish production in Cambodia’s rice field fisheries by 50 kilograms per hectare per year, equivalent to...
01 November 2016
Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Plan Created for El Salvador
EL SALVADOR - A new $69,690,508 Plan has been put in place to sustainably develop the fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the food security of the country....
31 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Permit Values Take a Nose Dive
US - Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions....
27 October 2016
Calls for Canadian Government to Support South Coast Fish Harvesters
CANADA - The fisheries and allied workers union FFAW-Unifor has submitted an enterprise retirement-income support proposal to the federal government on behalf of...
26 October 2016
Politicians Call for Uniform Fair Treatment for EU Fishermen
EU - EU fisheries rules should be applied uniformly to all EU fishermen, so that they are treated fairly, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday....
25 October 2016
Environmental Sustainability Focus for Chilean Salmon Farming Industry
CHILE - The Chilean salmon farming industry needs to focus less on prices and profits and more on the health, environmental and social performance of industry, said...
Concern Over Rise in Fish Pond Cultivation
INDIA - A steady increase in the extent of fish pods in East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh over the years has prompted the officials to establish aquaculture...
24 October 2016
Zero Chance of Mediterranea Swordfish Recovery if No Action Taken
EU - The European Union is now facing an ultimatum on a key fishery in the Mediterranean. Oceana has called on EU countries to stop all swordfish fishing in the...
Global Organisations Discuss Tackling Crime in the Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) and UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) recently...
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