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16 May 2016
ISSF and PNA Establish Framework for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Optimistic as Salmon Season Starts
US - Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago....
13 May 2016
Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Ministry of Planning and Investment has recommended five key actions to address the mass fish death incidents along central coastal provinces from...
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein...
MEPs Call for Strong Fish Traceability System in Europe
EU - A strong traceability system for all fishery products sold in EU restaurants and shops would help to prevent cases of mislabelling, said MEPs in a resolution...
12 May 2016
China to Step Up its Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CHINA - China will step up law enforcement in the South China Sea to prevent illegal fishing activities and rehabilitate marine resources during the upcoming seasonal...
11 May 2016
New Fish Port, Cold Storage Facility Opened in Camarines Sur
PHILIPPINES - President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated a fish port terminal and a cold storage facility that aims to boost economic activities and alleviate poverty...
New Four-Year EU-Mauritania Fisheries Deal
EU - EU vessels will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish in Mauritania’s Exclusive Economic Zone under a new four-year fisheries...
10 May 2016
New Albany Shellfish Hatchery to Drive Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its support for Western Australia’s emerging aquaculture industry in the 2016-17 State Budget with a...
09 May 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Fishermen Offered Rebates on Pingers for Whale Protection
US - Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six inch, battery operated tubes are tied into fishing...
06 May 2016
Indonesia Underlines Commitment to 100 per cent Eradication of IUU Fishing
INDONESIA - Speaking ahead of ahead of the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum, being held in Bali 19-20 May 2016, Susi...
04 May 2016
New Integrated EU Policy for the Arctic Adopted
EU - The High Representative and the European Commission have set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic....
European Fisheries Funding Launches in Romania
ROMANIA - Romania has officially kick-started funding under the EU's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period up to 2020. The launch of the Fisheries...
03 May 2016
Irish Shellfish Farmers Await National Strategic Plan
IRELAND - Farmers of oysters, mussels and other shellfish will converge at an Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) conference in Athlone on May 19 to discuss issues...
£360 million of UK Seafood Heads to Europe
UK - UK fishermen continue to benefit from easy access to the EU market, with 85 per cent of all UK shellfish exports worth £360 million heading for European shores...
European Commission to Improve Working Conditions in the Fishing Sector
EU - The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen to Cover Costs of Going Fishing
US - In the face of Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing....
02 May 2016
EU Agri-Food Trade Continues to Increase
EU - EU agri-food exports in February 2016 were worth €10.2 billion, which is well above export values in January 2016 and even slightly above exports in February...
ASC Releases Terms of Reference for Marine Finfish Standard Development
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released Terms of Reference (ToR) for the development of new marine finfish standards....
Governments Discuss Future of Mediterranean Fisheries
EU - Concerned with the steep decline of fish stocks in the Mediterranean, the Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella hosted...
29 April 2016
EU and Canada Sign Declaration on Fighting Illegal Fishing
EU and CANADA - The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance...
28 April 2016
Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - With global economic losses resulting from illegal and unreported fishing estimated to lie between U$10 billion and U$23.5 billion each year, illegal fishing...
27 April 2016
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
Number of Overfished US Stocks Remains Near All-Time Low
US - The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing remain near all-time lows, according to the 2015 Status of US Fisheries report...
26 April 2016
Important International Tuna Events Combined for Two-Day Conference
INDONESIA - The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia has announced the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and the 5th International Coastal Tuna...
25 April 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Facing Finacial Cuts
US - Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators....
EU Issues More Yellow Cards in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU has warned Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri...
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
22 April 2016
New Campaign Targets Illegal Sale of Fish
UK - Buying fish through illegitimate sources damages the fishing industry, fish stocks and the long term future of the marine environment....
Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Catch and Trade Set to Launch
EU - April 24 marks the first “International day against IUU fishing” as designated by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to focus attention...
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