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Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Fisheries Commission Needs to Face Up to Disappearing Tuna
GLOBAL - The WWF is calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to take immediate and decisive action to forestall the imminent...
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Technology Proven to Reduce EMS Bacteria in Shrimp Ponds
GLOBAL - New water treatment technology has been found to reduce successfully the amount of Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria, which causes Early Mortality Syndrome...
Abundant Supply of Australian Prawns this Christmas
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging the addition of more Australian seafood to the menu this Christmas, including Australian...
Southern Bluefin Tuna Well Managed Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Southern Bluefin Tuna industry is set for its best season in more than two decades with the total catch limit increased by almost 10 per...
Catfish Farming Begins in Mandalay Region
MYANMAR - After extensive damage from industrial runoff, ponds in the Mandalay region have been cleaned up and improved and catfish farming has been started....
Ireland to Host International Fisheries Negotiations
IRELAND - Ireland, on behalf of the European Union, is hosting important week- long fisheries negotiations between Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands,...
US Issues Atlantic Tuna Fishery Management Measures
US - NOAA Fisheries has issued final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance...
Oyster and Mussel Rights Transferred to Scotland from Crown Estate
SCOTLAND, UK - The rights to naturally occurring oysters and mussels is transferring to Scotland from the Crown Estate....
Monday, December 01, 2014
SAGARPA Develops Management Plan for Grouper Fishing in the Yucatan
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) put into operation a Fishery Management Plan (PMP) for grouper....
Rwanda to Improve Post Fish Harvest Infrastructure
RWANDA - The Rwanda Agriculture Board (Rab) is setting up quality infrastructure for the cold chain system in Kigali's Special Economic Zone as part of efforts to...
Aquaculture Development of High Importance to Angola
ANGOLA - The Action Plan for the Development of Aquaculture for the 2014/2017 period, which at international level is of extreme importance, will bring about the...
Alaska Fish Factor: First Glimpse of 2015 Catches
US - It’s the time of year when Alaska’s fishery meetings kick into high gear - with five set for this week alone. ...
New Farm Bill Offering Disaster Assistance to Fish Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping nearly 2,500 fish, livestock and honeybee farmers through its Emergency Assistance....
Friday, November 28, 2014
Australia Supporting Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Pacific
AUSTRALIA - Australia will present a draft harvest strategy for key tuna species at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...
First National Stakeholders Meeting to be Held on Blue Economy
SEYCHELLES - President James Michel will officially open the National Stakeholder Dialogue on the Blue Economy which will be held between 9-10 December 2014 at the...
Sabah State to Become Aquaculture Leader
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian state of Sabah is set to become an aquaculture leader thanks to several aquaculture programmes planned for the area....
New Tilapia Aquaculture Project to Increase Production
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - The Ministry of Food Production in collaboration with Community-based Environment Protection and Enhancement Prorgramme (CEPEP) is expected...
Experts Develop New Management Measures for Queen Conch
PANAMA - Participants of the Working Group on Queen Conch met in Panama 18-20 November to developed a new set of regional harmonized measures for the management...
Norway ISA Outbreak Reported in Troms
NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported in Troms, Norway....
New Management Plan for Australia's Sardine Fishery
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s sardine fishers have adopted a new management plan which aims to ensure the A$20 million sardine industry remains sustainable....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Science Based Approach Needed for Use of FADs
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to take a science-based, precautionary approach...
Scottish Fishing Industry in Peril if No Governments Action, say Associations
SCOTLAND, UK - Member state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches...
Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan to Promote Sustainable Growth
AUSTRALIA - A new plan for the South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery will set the scene for sustainable operations of the A$15.6 million industry for...
South Korea Intensifies Penalties Against Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is moving to significantly strengthen its penalties against illegal fishing by its vessels in high seas that include more than doubling...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Plans for Cornwall Trout Farm Abandoned
UK - Plans to develop trout farms off the Cornish coast have been dropped....
India Can be Major Player in World Fisheries, says Minister
INDIA - With a view to make India a major player in world fisheries sector, we will have to exploit our 8,118 kilometer coastal line, Indian agriculture minister,...
Draft Shark Biodiversity Plan Open for Public Comment
SOUTH AFRICA - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on the public to comment on the draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan....
Cockburn Sound Crab Fishing to Remain Closed
AUSTRALIA - Following a review of the stock status of blue swimmer crabs in Cockburn Sound, it has been decided not to reopen the area to either commercial or recreational...
Irish Minister Welcomes 2015 Mackerel Deal
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has welcomed the outcome of the international fisheries negotiations between Norway,...
30 per cent Aquaculture to be VietGap Certified by 2015
VIET NAM - By 2015, 30 per cent of intensive and semi-intensive aquaculture systems will be VietGAP certified and this percentage is expected to grow to 80 per cent...
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