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21 December 2016
Fish Export Boost if EU Trade Restriction Lifted
UGANDA - Exports in the fishing export sector are set to get a boost if the country is allowed to trade it's aquaculture products on the European market....
19 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Donating Bycatch to Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier....
Lords EU Committee Outlines Risks, Opportunities for Fishing Industry From Brexit
UK - The House of Lords European Union Committee has published a report outlining the risks and opportunities of Brexit for the UK fishing industry....
16 December 2016
Western Australia Implements Import Restrictions on Queensland Prawns and Worms
AUSTRALIA - Western Australians are being urged to keep to new import requirements to prevent the establishment of white spot disease, following its detection on...
Industry-wide Support for Aquaculture Centre of Innovation Excellence
SCOTLAND - A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative....
15 December 2016
MEPs Ban Deep-Sea Fishing Below 800m in the North-East Atlantic
EU - A ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic was backed by Parliament on Tuesday 13 December. This ban will apply to bottom trawling,...
14 December 2016
EU Agree 2017 Fish Catch Limits for Atlantic, North and Black Seas
EU - EU ministers have reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2017 in the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea, following discussions at the Agriculture...
13 December 2016
More Australian Prawn Farms Report White Spot Disease
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease has been detected...
Weekly Overview: More White Spot Outbreaks Detected in Logan River Prawn Farms
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak at a prawn farm, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease...
12 December 2016
Crucial Talks on Fishing Opportunities for 2017 Set to Get Underway
UK - Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (12 December)....
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishermen Urged to Deliver on Quality
US - With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word:...
09 December 2016
High Levels of Shell Disease Detected in Bunbury Harbour Crabs
AUSTRALIA - Tests on crabs in the Bunbury area have revealed higher than normal levels of a shell disease....
Australian Government Addresses Critical Shortage of Pacific Oyster Spat
AUSTRALIA - The State Government and industry are working together to ensure the continual supply of juvenile Pacific Oysters and help safeguard South Australia’s...
Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing
US - The current senior vice president of sales at Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood...
08 December 2016
Can Atlantic Cod Return to Canada’s East Coast?
CANADA - There could be a glimmer of hope for Atlantic Cod Stocks from the Canadian Maritimes. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a new fishing net...
Commission Proposes To Maintain 2017 Black Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for the Black Sea for 2017....
07 December 2016
European Parliament Supports Steps for Transparency in Fishing Operations Outside EU Waters
EU - Members of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament have voted on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate activities of the EU’s fishing...
EU and the Cook Islands Agree New Partnership on Fisheries
EU - The EU and the Cook Islands have agreed on all the elements of their brand-new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, giving the go ahead to fishing operations...
05 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Fish Stocks Booming
US - Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska....
Government Releases 90-day Aquaculture Reform Project
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's 90-day regulatory reform aquaculture project has been released, containing 17 recommendations to reduce red tape and...
02 December 2016
White Spot Detected on Queensland Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - ​​​White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane....
01 December 2016
Auburn University and Ocean University of China Create Joint Center for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA and CHINA - Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials have created a joint venture for aquaculture and environmental sciences....
Commission Brings #FARMEDintheEU Aquaculture Campaign to Spain
SPAIN - Spanish authorities, producer organisations and research institutes arranged open door visits and conferences across Spain yesterday to celebrate the annual...
30 November 2016
NFFO Holds Brexit Talks With Norwegian Fishing Sector
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has recently met with a large delegation from the Norwegian Seafood Alliance to discuss the UK's...
29 November 2016
Pangasius: High Anti-dumping Duties, Heightened USDA Inspections, Growing Global Competition
GLOBAL - China has now surpassed the European Union to become the world's second biggest importer of Vietnamese Catfish, after the USA, reports Rob Reierson in the...
Fishing Ban Welcomed After Earthquake Damages Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND - Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand that has damaged the Kaikoura fisheries, a harvesting ban and a $2 million...
UK Fishermen’s Federations Adopt United Stance on Brexit
UK - The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s...
Weekly Overview: New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
ANALYSIS - Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island...
28 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Salmon Sales Outlook Looks Positive for 2017
US - Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions...
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