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29 January 2015
Viet Nam Increasing Seafood Exports to Czech Republic
VIET NAM - Viet Nam has become one of the 12 key markets in the Czech Republic’s 2012-2020 foreign trade policy, while the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and...
Global Conference Calls for Better Inland Fisheries Management
GLOBAL - Inland fisheries – the network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and freshwater to millions across the world – need to be better managed...
South Korea Takes Further Action to Combat Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - Following a ‘yellow card’ warning from the EU in 2013, the National Assembly of Korea has adopted an amended Distant Water Fisheries Development...
Time-Limited Planning Permission Remains for Scottish Fish Farms
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Government has recently affirmed the principle of time-limited planning permissions for marine salmon farms. ...
28 January 2015
Public Comment Sought on Changes to Royal Red Shrimp Regulations
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and a proposed rule that would...
Indonesia Severs Fishing Deal with China
CHINA - China has called on Indonesia to cooperate in the fishery industry as Indonesia severed privileges given to China to fish in its waters....
27 January 2015
EU to Ban Sri Lankan Fish Following Inaction on Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU is to place a ban on fish and fisheries products from Sri Lanka following the failure of the country to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)...
Weekly Overview: Oman Aquaculture Projects to Boost Production to 7,330 Tonnes
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture production in Oman is set to rise from 353 tonnes to 7,330 tonnes annually thanks to three new projects, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Michigan State and China to Cooperate on Aquaculture Development
US and CHINA - The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has hosted a Chinese Delegation from the Jiangsu Province to learn more about...
What is Going on with Halibut By-Catch and Size Limits?
US - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton interview Stock Assessment Biologist Ian Stewart to discuss halibut by-catch...
MSU-UN Partnership to Raise Profile of Inland Fisheries
US - A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University (MSU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation...
Government Approves More Coast for Aquaculture to Meet Seafood Demand
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Government has approved 50 hectares of aquaculture leases on the State’s South Coast to help meet the increasing demand for quality...
Aquaculture Having Positive Impact on Newfoundland and Labrador
CANADA - A new report provides information about the aquaculture industry's positive impact on Newfoundland and Labrador's GDP, employment and labour income....
Fisheries Council Discuss Multiannual Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - The Latvian Presidency gave a presentation to the Council of it work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector. In terms of fisheries, the Council held...
26 January 2015
Oman Aquaculture Projects to Boost Production to 7,330 Tonnes
OMAN - The Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements which will help boost aquaculture production in the country from 353 tonnes (2013) to 7,330 tonnes annually....
Viet Nam Shrimp Exports to Japan Slowing Down
VIET NAM - In 2014, Viet Nam's shrimp exports to Japan slowed down while exports to other major markets reported positive growth....
Jamaica Explores Development of Pharmaceuticals from Fish Trimmings
JAMAICA - The Jamaican Government is looking to partner with Japan to explore the development of pharmaceuticals from fish trimmings....
Alaska Fish Factor: 'Fish First' Policy Tops List of Priorities
US - The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group...
23 January 2015
Minister Encouraging Tilapia Aquaculture Expansion
INDIA - Principal Secretary (Animal Husbandry and Fisheries) Manmohan Singh held discussions with officials on the prospects of increasing fish cultivation and export...
Tuna Fishing Season Opens in Mexico
MEXICO - The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has announced the start of the 2015 fishing season for different species of tuna in the...
China Boosts Financial Support to Agriculture
CHINA - China's central bank has raised its re-lending quota by 50 billion yuan ($8.17 billion) to boost financial support for small businesses and agriculture....
NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Massive Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba,...
22 January 2015
Commercial King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease
US - The daily vessel trip limit for commercial fishing of King mackerel is reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, January 24, 2015, in the southern...
Government Urged to Protect Deep-Sea Fisheries at EU Negotiations
UK - MPs from across party divides have joined with leading UK marine scientists and NGOs to call on the government to take a leading role in EU negotiations to...
Plan for New Marine Protected Areas in Kattegat Welcomed
DENMARK - A decision from the Danish government to move forward with their intention to protect fragile environments in Kattegat has been welcomed by Oceana....
China-UK Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA - Minister Han Changfu met Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of UK last week when the two sides exchanged views on...
21 January 2015
Kerala Fisheries to Set Up Business Incubation Centre
INDIA - The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is setting up Business Incubation Centre and Start-up Villages in collaboration with industrial...
Government Financing Programme to Make Fishing Safer
CANADA - The Government of Canada is investing C$262,000 in Fish SAFE, a BC fishing industry driven programme that works to improve safety on board commercial fishing...
New Arrangements to Benefit Western Australia Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - New changes to the Offshore Constitutional Settlement arrangements between the Commonwealth and Western Australia should benefit fisheries....
20 January 2015
South Korea Urged to Lift Ban on Japan Seafood Imports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea needs to consider lifting an import ban on Japanese fishery goods if public concerns over their safety are cleared, a Seoul official has...
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