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23 February 2016
Brazil Fights Fish Fraud in Run-Up to Easter
BRAZIL - Federal inspection agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) made an inspection of commercially sold fish in several Brazilian...
Government Eager to Hear Feedback on Agri-Fisheries Programmes
PHILIPPINES - The current administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is eager to know the comments of farmers, fisherfolks and other agricultural stakeholders...
22 February 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Continuing Headwinds for Alaska Salmon
US - Early signs point to continuing headwinds in world markets for Alaska salmon....
Lanao del Norte to Become Crab Capital of the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), is set to turn Lanao del Norte into the Crab Capital of...
Government Calls on Local Firms to Improve Foreign Market Strategies
VIETNAM — The Government has approved a plan to help Vietnamese businesses directly participate in foreign distribution networks through 2020 to help Vietnamese...
19 February 2016
Lanao Del Norte Fishermen Receive P174M in Agricultural Support
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture in Region 10 (DA-10) has awarded a total of P174,626,417 million worth of agricultural projects to the farmers and fisherfolk...
Cuimba Municipality Invests in Aquaculture
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - A project to create freshwater fish has been in progress since June 2015 in Cuimba municipality, northern Zaire province. The aim...
18 February 2016
WWF and MSC to Map Fishing Impacts in the Mediterranean
EUROPE - Mediterranean fishing communities will net more secure livelihoods from Project Medfish, a new joint project launched by WWF and the Marine Stewardship...
EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement Rather than New Legislation
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist...
17 February 2016
Manila Holds First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Week
PHILIPPINES - Top hotels and restaurants in Manila have joined hands with different environmental groups and fisheries non-government organizations to put their...
Nofima Looks into Free Trade Agreement Benefits for Salmon
NORWAY - Nations such as Chile and Scotland have a big competitive advantage thanks to free trade agreements with major salmon markets. Researchers are now going...
Maltese Fish Landings Saw Increase Towards End of Year
MALTA - During the fourth quarter of 2015, the volume of Maltese fsh landings increased by 5.3 per cent while the wholesale value of fish landings decreased by 2.3...
Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security,...
16 February 2016
Chile Invests Over 139 Million in Artisanal Fisheries
CHILE - The Chilean government is investing more than 139 million pesos to support the diversification of artisanal fisheries in the region of Los Lagos....
New Zealand Seafood Exports Reach Record High
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand seafood exports reached a record high of $1.63 billion last year, up over 6 per cent on 2014....
15 February 2016
Member States Discuss New Fishing Authorisation Proposal
EU - In Brussels today Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will be presenting to the agriculture and fisheries sections of the Council...
Investment in Namibian Aquaculture Fails to Deliver
NAMIBIA - Over the years government has allocated tens of millions of dollars to the aquaculture sector with no returns to show for it in terms of food security...
Indian, Thai Shrimp Farms Encouraged to get BAP Certification
INDIA and THAILAND - Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Lives and Wives to Hit US TV Screens
US - Fishing lives and fishing wives are set to be showcased for a national audience; one as a documentary and the other, on reality television. The first, an hour-long...
Inland Fisheries More Crucial to World Food Supply than First Thought
US - Inland capture fisheries are much more crucial to global food security than realized, according to the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries....
12 February 2016
Fish Farmers Confused Over Fresh Fish Export Ban
MALAYSIA - Aquaculture operators have urged the government to provide clear directives as to whether the ban on the export of fresh seafood is applicable to the...
11 February 2016
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and...
10 February 2016
Workshop Promotes Farming of Endangered Fish
INDIA - A national workshop on conservation of native freshwater fishes held at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies has urged the State government...
Funding Available for Fisheries, Aquaculture Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - Groups involved in the fishing and aquaculture industries are being encouraged to apply for a share of money from the European and Maritime Fisheries...
09 February 2016
Odisha State Aims to Produce 500,000 MT Fish in 2015/16
INDIA - The Odisha state government has set a target to produce five lakh metric tonne (MT) (500,000 MT) fish in 2015-16, said the fisheries and animal resources...
Weekly Overview: New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
ANALYSIS - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme has been announced, aiming to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably managed...
08 February 2016
$1.6m Project Boost for Fiji Aquaculture
FIJI - The Caboni Yaqara Multi-species Hatchery in Togovere, Ra, will supply fish farms and boost income generating initiatives across the country, said Prime Minister...
PNA Yellowfin Tuna Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
New Fish Landing Center Opened in Marinduque
PHILIPPINES - In line with the national government’s efforts to provide projects that will ultimately reduce poverty and generate economic transformation, Department...
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