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26 February 2015
Fish Farmers Association Responds to Aquaculture Activities Regulations
CANADA - Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has stated that the federal government’s proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations will do the opposite...
Coordinated Action needed to Address Interconnected Problems in Thai Fishing Industry
THAILAND - A new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) examines how overfishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) or ‘pirate’ fishing...
New Traceability Standard Caters to Restaurants, Fishmongers and Fresh Fish Counters
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors and vendors....
24 February 2015
Aqua Aquaria 2015: Andhra Pradesh to Announce Aquaculture Policy Soon
INDIA - With the aqua sector growing at the rate of 20 per cent annually in the country, Andhra Pradesh is set to unveil its policy for aquaculture soon....
23 February 2015
Uganda to Increase Aquaculture Production
UGANDA - Edward Rukunja, the assistant commissioner for fisheries in the agriculture ministry, stated that Uganda needs to increase its aquaculture production as...
Alaska Fish Factor: Busy Year for Alaska Brokers
US - Last year was one of the busiest years ever for Alaska brokers who help fishermen buy, sell and trade fishing permits and quota shares. ...
Strengthening Food Safety in Europe
EU - An upcoming conference on food safety hopes to build upon the high levels of cross-border cooperation achieved by the EU-funded FOODSEG project....
Geelong Star Registered to Fish the Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Australian flagged and operated vessel the Geelong Star has been nominated under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to fish the Small Pelagic Fishery...
20 February 2015
Eighty per cent of UAE Fish Stocks Overfished
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A report from the Federal National Council has warned that the current rate of exploitation of fish can cause the extinction of many marine...
Fisheries Spawning, Tagging Projects get C$92,850 Boost
CANADA - Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support of C$92,850 from the Canadian Government....
19 February 2015
Longline Golden Tilefish Fishery Nears Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) February 19, 2015. ...
British Columbia to Receive Multi-Year Aquaculture Licences
CANADA - The Canadian government is to now issue multi-year licences for finfish and shellfish aquaculture facilities in British Columbia to promote investment in...
Government Supports Codroy Seafoods Marketing Initiatives
CANADA - Codroy Seafoods Inc. is developing new marketing materials with support from the Provincial Government....
18 February 2015
Seafood Availability Guaranteed During Lent
MEXICO - The National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Sanchez Aguilar said a good supply of seafood is readily available for the whole country as...
17 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Falsely Labelled FAD Free Canned Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, consumers are being told to watch out for canned tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna, writes...
Thailand Makes Little Progress on Tackling Labour Abuses in Fishing Industry
THAILAND - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is recommending that Thailand remains on Tier 3 in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report following insufficient...
Government Makes Changes to Spanner Crab Fishery
AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced welcome changes to management arrangements for spanner crab fishery in the State’s...
16 February 2015
Thailand International Ornamental Fish Expo to be Held in June
THAILAND - Mr Chavalit Chookajorn, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and Dr Jumpon Sanguansin, the Director-General of the...
Increased Fishing Opportunities for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal People
AUSTRALIA - Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people now have 100 per cent ownership of the commercial Bêche-de-mer Fishery in the Torres Strait after the purchase...
13 February 2015
Jammu and Kashmir Increase Trout Production
INDIA - The Fisheries Department in Jammu and Kashmir has increased the breeding of trout to meet the demands of residents and private sector....
Philippines to Develop Seaweed Industry in Guimaras
PHILIPPINES - More than 400 seaweed growers, from the towns of Sibunag, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo and Jordan, in Guimaras will directly benefit from a production...
NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
12 February 2015
Indonesia to Double Aquaculture Production
INDONESIA - The Indonesian government has set a target to achieve 31 million tons of fish from aquaculture by 2019, a two-fold increase compared to the current yearly...
Philippines to Establish Fish Landing Centers Nationwide
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is planning to establish 252 Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs)...
South Korea Removed From US Illegal Fishing List
SOUTH KOREA - The United States has removed South Korea from its preliminary list of illegal fishing countries....
Expressions of Interest for CCAMLR New and Exploratory Fisheries 2015
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking expressions of interest from Australian companies or persons wishing to make an application...
11 February 2015
Oman Determined to Reduce Fish Imports
OMAN - Oman exported around 126,000 tonnes of fish last year and the government is determined to extend this self-sufficiency to the agriculture and livestock sectors...
10 February 2015
New Guidance Aims to Keep Illegal Fish Out of UK Supply Chain
UK - Guidance has been issued to the UK industry on how to ensure that illegal fish is kept out of supply chains. The global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing...
US Identifies Six Countries Undermining Sustainable Fishing Efforts
US - The United States is continuing its global leadership to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a biennial report from NOAA identifies...
Weekly Overview: US Oysters, Mussels Found to Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
ANALYSIS - A new study from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found the occurrence and severity of disease and parasite infections...
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