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Monday, April 07, 2014
Successful Crab Price Negotiation Supports a Vibrant Economy
CANADA - Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has extended congratulations to the fishing industry for quickly and successfully setting a price...
Alaska Fish Factor: Kodiak Seiners to be Catching Pollock
US - Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Global Investment in Irish seafood Sector to Deliver €1 billion Sales, 1,200 Jobs by 2017
IRELAND - The Irish Seafood Sector has the potential to increase sales to €1 billion and deliver 1,200 additional jobs by 2017 according to a Bord Iascaigh Mhara...
Largest Marine Food Ingredients Plant Coming to Ireland
IRELAND - Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has warmly welcomed plans by the Killybegs Fishermen’s’ Organisation (KFO) and a Norwegian...
Red Crab Fishing Ban Ends in Ecuador
ECUADOR - The Vice Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries MAGAP informed that the ban on fishing for red crab has ended....
Fight to Stop Privatization of US Fisheries Continues
US - In the face of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) request for increased spending of $2,000,000 to develop and implement new catch...
Fishery Management Changes Unlikely to Effect Stellar Sea Lions
US - Proposed changes to fishing restrictions in the Aleutian Islands are not likely to jeopardise the continued existence of the endangered western population of...
Unfair Final Results of Antidumping Duty on Viet Nam Pangasius
VIET NAM - On 31 March, 2014, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued the final results of the ninth antidumping duty administrative reviews on certain frozen...
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement...
EU Commissioner Welcomes Deal on Multi-annual Plans
EU - Negotiators of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council on 2 April reached an agreement on a pragmatic way forward for the development...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
$5.6 million for Research to Benefit the US Fishing Industry
US - Research projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic are expected to receive nearly $5.6 million in federal funding, according to an announcement made today...
Seafood Industry Focuses on Consumer Labelling and Traceability Regulations
UK - Seafood processing businesses are being invited to attend a seminar on consumer labelling and traceability regulations to help the sector get smarter about...
New Marine Plans Ensure Sustainable Future for UK Seas
UK - The seas surrounding the UK are vitally important to our nation, stated Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs....
Release of Detained US Salmon in Israel
ISRAEL - A shipment of salmon from Washington State was detained at port in Israel due to incomplete health certification from the US Department of Commerce (USDC)....
Ireland Suffers its Largest Salmon Farm Escape
IRELAND - Minister Simon Coveney has confirmed 230,000 salmon are missing after storms significantly damaged Murphy's salmon farm in Gearhries, Bantry Bay, on 1...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Gulf Shrimp Landings for Start of 2014 Lowest in Years
US - The total US Gulf shrimp harvest for January and February 2014 is the lowest amount ever seen since 2008....
New Plans will Help Fishermen Adapt to Ban on Discards
UK - New plans have been set out to help English fishermen adapt to the discards ban and put an end to the wasteful practice of throwing perfectly good fish back...
Shrimp Market Opportunity for India
INDIA - Now is the opportune time for India to make its presence felt in the global shrimp market as leading players — Viet Nam and China have been affected by...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Weekly Overview: Cooke Aquaculture to Buy Marine Harvest's Shetland, Orkney Operations
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Marine Harvest is to sell its salmon farming operations, in the Shetland and Orkney Islands of Scotland, to the Canadian fish farming...
European Commission Objects to Marine Harvest Early Acquisition of Morpol
EUROPE - The European Commission has sent objections to salmon farmer and processor Marine Harvest over early implementation of its acquisition of competitor Morpol....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Government Turns Over Assistance to Earthquake-Stricken Bohol
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Governor Edgardo Chatto have jointly signed a Memorandum of Agreement which officially kicks off the implementation...
Alaska Fish Factor: Several Vying for Places on Board of Fisheries
US - Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Governor Parnell the unique opportunity to replace...
Deadline for Australia BAP Auditor Course Approaching
AUSTRALIA - New auditor candidates, returning auditors requiring refresher training, producers, government officials and other industry observers are invited to...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Minister Launches Atlas of Ireland's Marine Fisheries
IRELAND - Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine has launched the Marine Institute’s Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland...
Developments Spark Bright Future for Malawi’s Fisheries
MALAWI - Fish is an important renewable resource. Beyond its role in marine and freshwater ecosystems, fish significantly contributes to the survival and health...
Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Aquacultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security...
Evira's Fish Disease Research Forms Basis for Monitoring Fish Welfare
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) is responsible for the monitoring of fish welfare and the provision of hygiene guidelines to operators in the...
Stronger Rules Could Create More Opportunities Salmon Farming
CANADA - Better rules would mean better opportunity for British Columbia’s salmon farmers, a senate committee was told by representatives of the sector....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
‘Must-Have’ Seafood Manual for Chefs, Caterers and Seafood Enthusiasts Launched
UK - A hotly anticipated guide to help chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and retailers promote the huge variety of fish and shellfish available to consumers in the...
Mexico Launches Fishery Management Plans for Shrimp, Snook and Conch
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has launched Fishery Management plans for shrimp, snook and conch,...
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