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04 July 2016
Progress Made on Fisheries Management in Central Atlantic
EU - The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by...
Steel Plant Confirmed as Cause of Vietnam's Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
Alaska Fish Factor: Will Brexit Harm Alaska's Seafood Exports?
US - The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head....
Council Agrees Position on Managing EU Fishing Fleet in Non-EU Waters
EU - European fisheries ministers have agreed a joint position on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate the sustainable management of the EU external...
01 July 2016
Informal Deal Made on Banning Deep Sea Fishing in NE Atlantic
EU - MEPs and ministers have struck a deal on a ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic. The ban will apply to bottom trawling and...
Mexico Achieves Seafood Consumption Increase Three Years Early
MEXICO - The fisheries and aquaculture sector in Mexico has registered production of 1,700,000 tons annually, said the National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries...
Irish Minister Calls for Delay on MSY Targets
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micheal Creed TD has met with EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Fisheries Ministers Council...
30 June 2016
Odisha State to get Aquaculture Boost
INDIA - WorldFish and the Government of Odisha, India have entered into an agreement to sustainably boost aquaculture in the state....
Europe’s Small-Scale Fisheries and the ‘Landing Obligation’
EU - The European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy ‘Landing Obligation’ aims to tackle fishery discards, which presents issues for sustainable management. Although...
28 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Fishing Organisations Urge Government to Secure Better Fishing Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, fishing organisations stressed that it is important that...
Brexit Gives Real Hope for Scotland’s Fishing Communities
UK - The European Union referendum result last week, which took so many in the country by surprise, opened up hope and ambition for Scotland’s fishing communities....
Tassal Expansion to Move Salmon Farms Offshore
AUSTRALIA - Tassal has released plans to establish four salmon farming leases in Storm Bay near the Tasman Peninsula, which the company expects could create up to...
Ten New Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Projects Available
CHILE - More than 700 million pesos has been made available for 10 new projects in the field of fisheries and aquaculture research....
New Fish Hatchery to Boost Bahrain Aquaculture
BAHRAIN - The Main Aquaculture Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Oman Aquaculture Development Company (OADC) have signed a cooperation agreement...
Marine Scientist Appointed to Boost Fish Stock Conservation
UK - In a landmark development, the representative association for Scotland’s mackerel and herring fishermen has appointed a Chief Scientific Officer to spearhead...
27 June 2016
Jamaica to Fast-Track New Fisheries Bill
JAMAICA - The Fisheries Bill, aimed at protecting the multimillion-dollar industry and safeguarding the welfare of fisherfolk is to be brought to Parliament shortly....
Zanzibar’s Aquaculture Industry Receives $ 3.2 million Boost
TANZANIA - The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization...
Cape Verde Joins Port State Measures Agreement
CAPE VERDE - Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers...
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
Rock Lobster Research Leads to Positive Management Changes
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value...
24 June 2016
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Fishing Industry
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that governments and the fishing industry work together to create practical...
EU Approves Multiannual Plan for Managing Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks has now been approved. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional...
23 June 2016
MoAF Withdraws Aquaculture Licences Awarded to Six Firms
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has withdrawn licences awarded to six companies for delay in starting aquaculture projects....
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016),...
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Potential for Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANALYSIS - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade. This is the finding of the National Economic and Social Council's...
DIVERSIFY: New Species for European Aquaculture
EUROPE - Increasing halibut egg batch size, the training of meagre juveniles to feeding stimuli and the development of a vaccine for Viral Neural Necrosis, are some...
20 June 2016
Insurance to Benefit Over One million Ghanaian Fishermen
GHANA - More than one million fishermen would benefit from the insurance policy instituted by the Government to safeguard the safety of their canoes, outboard motors,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Putting Herring Back on the Menu
US - There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest...
Chilean Salmon Farms Reveal 2015 Antibiotics Usage
CHILE - Marine conservation organisation Oceana welcomed the new report issued by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) on the use...
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