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02 June 2015
EU Meeting Discusses Lack of Recognition of Qualifications
EU - EU organisations met last week to discuss closing the legal gaps existing in the fishing and boating industries with regard to recognition of certificates,...
Weekly Overview: Wrasse Project Offers Production Boost to Scottish Salmon Industry
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has kicked off a £4 million research project to increase the use of farmed wrasse in...
01 June 2015
New Project to Develop Selective Breeding of Shellfish, Finfish
EUROPE - A new €9 million EU H2020 project named EMBRIC (European Marine Biological Research Infrastructure Cluster) has been launched today (1 June). The project...
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Fishermen Face Layoff as Budget Stalled
US - Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget....
Russian Seafood Exports Fall in 2015
RUSSIA - According to preliminary estimates from Russia, shipments of fish, fish products and seafood in January-April 2015 amounted to 540.7 thousand tons. ...
Brazil Announces Aquaculture Development Plan
BRAZIL - A Brazilian official presented the government's new Aquaculture Development Plan at a recent meeting in Brasilia....
Odisha Turns to Gambusia Fish Farming for Fighting Malaria
INDIA - With a bid to fight malaria carrying mosquitoes, Odisha’s Sambalpur district authorities of District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) have revived the farming...
29 May 2015
Mexican Aquaculture Production Increased by a Third in 2014
MEXICO - Aquaculture production in Mexico grew 32.2 per cent in 2014, mainly through species such as tilapia, trout, oysters, carp and shrimp....
Ireland Announces Razor Clam Sustainability Measures
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced the introduction of national management measures for razor clams....
New Model Predicts Fish Population Response to Dams
US - A model has been developed to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species, which need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters...
28 May 2015
Canada Invests in Canadian Aquaculture Exports
CANADA - The Canadian government is to grant nearly C$2.5 million over two years to the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA). ...
Canadian Government Reduces Newfoundland Halibut Quota Share
CANADA - The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced last week that it will no longer honour the longstanding stable sharing arrangement on the...
Russia Leads Antarctic Conservation Attempts
RUSSIA - The Antarctic Ocean Alliance is calling on Russia to take the lead on conservation of Antarctic waters, as it begins a two-year turn at holding chairmanship...
27 May 2015
Panama to Increase Seafood Production in Nutrition Effort
PANAMA - A seminar has taken place in Panama on fish consumption in Mesoamerica and prospects to increase its contribution to the nutrition of the population....
26 May 2015
More Attention Needed on Climate Change Effects on Fisheries
GLOBAL - Scientists need to better understand the impacts of climate change on aquaculture if we are to meet future seafood demand, says a paper submitted by WorldFish...
24 May 2015
Chilean Outfit Is World’s First Two-Star BAP Mussel Group
CHILE - Chilean mussel farm Pesquera Apiao SA is the world’s first group to achieve two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for mussels, the Global Aquaculture...
22 May 2015
Seafish Announces New Three-Year Plan
UK - Seafish, the UK's industry authority on seafood, has published its 2015-2018 Corporate Plan, promising to deliver a programme of work that reflects real world...
Spanish Minister Highlights Bright Future for Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Andrés Hermida, has recently highlighted the many possibilities in Spain for the development of aquaculture....
21 May 2015
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Court Rules Against Fisheries Department over Transfer of Salmon Smolts
CANADA - A Canadian federal judge has ruled against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in allowing Marine Harvest to trsansfer sick salmon smolts from their...
Discard Ban Discussion to be Held at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation...
20 May 2015
Scottish Salmon Benefits from Apprenticeships
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish salmon farming has reported a further climb in Modern Apprenticeship numbers last year, taking the official number to 91....
Scottish Seafood Partnership Grants Proving Successful
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Seafood Partnership’s “Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme” has proved popular since it launched at the end of 2014,...
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Global Aquaculture to Grow Further in 2015
GLOBAL - World aquaculture production is expected to grow by another 5 per cent during 2015, according to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and...
Worldfish to Double Odisha Fish Production
INDIA - Worldfish, a global aquaculture and genetic improvement organisation, is aiming to double fish production in the next five years in the western Indian state...
C$8.15 Million for Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Expand Operations
CANADA - Northern Harvest Sea Farms is to receive C$8.15 million through the Newfoundland Provincial Government's Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Programme....
Norwegian Government Under Fire over White Paper Threat to Aquaculture
NORWAY - A Norwegian seafood and aquaculture firm has hit out at the Norwegian Government’s threat to potentially eliminate the current scheme for interregional...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific...
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
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