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Thursday, September 04, 2014
Tilapia Import Ban Hopes to Build Better Economy
GHANA - Ghana’s ban on the importation of tilapia hopes to build a better local economy, since the move will spur growth in the local aquaculture sector....
Thirty Days Left to Have Your Say on ASEAN Shrimp Standard
INDONESIA - The Steering Committee of the Shrimp Standard for ASEAN region welcomes public feedback and comment on the draft standard through October 10, 2014....
Government Distributes Over 70,000 Pacu Fingerlings in Tachira
VENEZUELA - A total of 77,500 Pacu fingerlings have been released this year by the Socialist Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Insopesca) in the Leonardo Ruiz...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
New Project Identifies Spawning Sites for Native Fish Species
NEW ZEALAND - Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced government funding of NZ$65,000 towards a Gisborne District Council project to identify spawning sites...
Southern Zone Abalone Fishing Arrangements Updated for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishing arrangements for the Southern Zone Abalone Fishery have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability...
New Minimum Size for Lobsters to be Phased In
WALES, UK - A new minimum size for lobsters is to be phased in to improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries,...
Russian Ban: EU Financial Support Possible for Storage of Fish
EU - Following Russia’s announcement on 7 August to ban imports of certain fisheries products from the European Union, the European Commission is working closely...
New Toolkit Shows Role and Value of Inshore Fisheries
UK - An innovative publication for policy makers and stakeholders in the fishing community is being launched at an event hosted by the University of Greenwich today...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Weekly Overview: Calls for EU to Start Helping Fishing Industry Affected by Russian Import Ban
ANALYSIS - The EU has been accused of doing little to help fishery and aquaculture producers, who have been affected Russia's import ban, which will cause losses...
NOAA Seeks Public Comment on the Proposed Rule for the Aquaculture Plan of the Gulf of Mexico
US - NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's Fishery Management Plan for Regulating Offshore...
Banned Pelagic Trawling Still Taking Place in Kerala
INDIA - Banned pelagic fishing nets have been making a silent comeback to coastal fishing in Kerala, a move which many feel would pose a serious threat to the marine...
Russian Fish Processing Companies Struggling Under Import Ban
RUSSIA - Fish processing companies in Russia have found themselves at a crossroad as they need to replace raw fish that is no longer coming in from Norway, Finland...
Spain Welcomes New EU-Cape Verde Fisheries Agreement
SPAIN - The General Secretariat of Fisheries has celebrated the signing of the new fisheries agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde....
Viet Nam Boosting Seafood Exports to Russia
VIET NAM - According to General Customs, in the first seven months of 2014, Viet Nam seafood exports to Russia reached $36.2 million, up 5.4 per cent year on year....
UN Conference Tackles Sustainable Development Challenges in Small Island Developing States
SAMOA - A renewed political commitment to tackle the many unique, sustainable development challenges facing the world's small island states, is expected to be the...
Monday, September 01, 2014
EU Doing Little to Help Fish Producers Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - The EU fishery sector is calling for a task force to be created as inaction by the EU on Russia's ban of EU seafood products is causing further economic disruption...
Gambia Wants Surveillance Reinforced to Tackle Illegal Fishing
GAMBIA - The Fisheries minister has stressed the need for monitoring, control, and surveillance through improved collaboration and cooperation to be reinforced to...
New Zealand Prime Minister Approves Opotiki Aquaculture Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Prime Minister John Key has given the strongest signal yet the Government is considering pouring tens of millions of dollars into a plan to unlock...
Government Announces Start of Seasonal Hake Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The Secretariat of the Deputy Minister of Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries has announced that the second closed fishing season for hake (Merluccius...
New Toolkit Helps Fish and Chip Shops with Responsible Sourcing
UK - Seafish is currently distributing a new toolkit to fish and chip shops to help increase the understanding of fish provenance and responsible sourcing among...
EU-Faroe Islands Herring Dispute Now Over
EU and FAROE ISLANDS - A week after the EU lifted its trade measures against the Faroe Islands on herring and mackerel, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Calls for Ban on Russian Seafood
US - If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Scottish Salmon Farmers Fighting Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of its commitment to transparency and improving fish health in the aquaculture industry, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)...
Implementation of EU Fishery Policies in the Baltic Sea Discussed
DENMARK - Best practices and management strategies for implementation of new EU fishery policies in the Baltic Sea region were discussed by members of the Baltic...
Canada Invests in Technology to Advance the Mussel Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - Two provincial mussel farming operations will develop and implement new software to enhance operations with help from the Provincial Government....
EU and Faroe Islands Discuss Sustainable Fisheries
EU - European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens for a two-day visit...
Iain Shone to Continue with GAA as Development Director
GLOBAL - Long-time supporter Iain Shone will continue with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) organization, acting as its Development Director....
Solway Cockle Management Study Concludes Early
SCOTLAND, UK - The Solway Cockle Fishery Management Study has concluded....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Pacific Hake Plugging Up West Coast
US - More than 1000 metric tons of Pacific Hake is unable to be shipped to Russia due to the country's import ban and other countries are bidding low for the inventories,...
New Leadership for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
SCOTLAND, UK - Ross Dougal has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting....
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