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05 May 2015
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
Weekly Overview: MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, A new law passed by the EU Parliament means that fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions...
01 May 2015
Proposed Malaysian Marine Park Wins Award
MALAYSIA - The government of a Malaysian state has won a prestigious WWF award in recognition of its effort to create the largest marine park in Malaysia....
29 April 2015
International Blue Whiting Fishery Negotiations Make Progress
IRELAND - The international sharing arrangement for the blue whiting stocks has broken down, but negotiations for a new settlement taking place in Ireland have made...
Chile Begins Initiative to Protect Fisheries, Aquaculture from Climate Change
CHILE - The Chilean government has begun an initiative to make the country's fisheries and aquaculture sector more resilient to climate change....
MEP's Agree on Sustainable Fishing Plan for the Baltic
EU - The European Parliament has approved a multiannual plan for managing Baltic cod, sprat and herring stocks. ...
MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
EU - Fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions for failing to comply take effect, under a law passed by Parliament yesterday...
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha...
28 April 2015
Scottish Salmon, Sea Trout Catches Fall
SCOTLAND, UK - Statistics have been published showing the salmon and sea trout catch in Scotland over the 2014 season, showing that catches continue to fall....
Price Plunges Cause Sharp Fall in Viet Nam Shrimp Exports
VIET NAM - Shrimp exports from Viet Nam fell during the first quarter of 2015 as global prices tumbled....
Russia Reduces South Korean Fishing Quotas
SOUTH KOREA - Russia has dramatically reduced South Korea's fishing quota in its territorial waters....
Philippines, Viet Nam Work Together on Sea Code of Conduct
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam pledged to work together for the adoption by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) of a legally binding Code...
27 April 2015
UK Government Questioned Over Unfair Fishing Quota
UK - A full judicial review into the UK government’s decision to continue to give nearly the entire UK fishing quota to domestic industrial and foreign corporations,...
Two UK Cities Become World’s First Sustainable Fish Cities
Two cities in the UK - Bournemouth and Poole - have become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, with the majority of meals served in restaurants and catering...
Alaska Fish Factor: 63 Million Hatchery Produced Salmon Expected to Return Home
US - Each year more than one third of all the salmon caught in Alaska begin their lives in a hatchery. There are 31 hatchery facilities in Alaska: 15 privately owned,...
24 April 2015
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food...
Seafood Expo: EU Fishing Industry to Boost Sustainable Image
EU - The European fishing sector is to make a concerted bid to boost the image of the industry in the eyes of consumers and European governments....
New Guide Released for Seabird Mitigation Devices in Trawl Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A new guide for developing new seabird mitigation devices in trawl fisheries has been released by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority....
Declining Biomass Sparks Calls to Close Pacific Sardine Fishery
US - The Pacific Fishery Management Council has urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to close the Pacific sardine fishing season as quickly as possible, citing...
Asian, African Countries Urged to End Fisheries Subsidies
INDONESIA - An Indonesian government minister urged member nations of the Asian-African Conference this week to end fisheries subsidies that may trigger environmental...
New Aquaculture Zone Proposed in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian state government is seeking public feedback on ideas for a new aquaculture zoning policy for Franklin Harbor on the Eyre Peninsula....
Chilean Salmon Aquaculture Health Improving
CHILE - According to the national director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture, José Miguel Burgos, 2014 has been a good year for farmed salmon health, noting...
23 April 2015
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Certification Programmes to Combine Audits
BELGIUM - Three leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC, BAP and GLOBALG.A.P. are to combine their checklists for farms that seek more than one certificate....
Ghana Government Gives Boost to Shrimp Aquaculture
GHANA - The Ghanaian government has announced plans to improve shrimp larvae production to supply shrimp farmers in the country....
New Shrimp Net Design More Fuel Efficient, Reduces Bycatch
MEXICO - Researchers at the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) have created a new shrimp net design which is more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly...
Scallop Fishery First Chinese Fishery to Achieves MSC Certification
CHINA - The Chinese scallop fishery, Zoneco has become the first Chinese fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification....
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Stewardship Council Celebrates Fifth Birthday with Rapid Growth
BELGIUM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has seen an increase of 100 per cent in the number of farms certified over the last year....
22 April 2015
SeafoodExpo: Chile Stakes Claim for Export Boost at Seafood Global Expo
BELGIUM - Chile’s food production leads the Latin American bloc for food security according to the Global Food Security Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit...
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