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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined...
China to Expand Agricultural Produce Trade with Russia
CHINA - Chinese companies exported $2.1 billion worth of agricultural produce to Russia last year, and China is willing to work with Russia to expand two-way agricultural...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Weekly Overview: Norway and UK Find New Markets for Fish Halted by Russian Import Ban
ANALYSIS - After Russia announced its ban on imports of fishery products from Norway, US, EU, Canada and Australia, many of the countries most hit are now trying...
Minister Approves New Marlborough Fish Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Plan changes to enable three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds have been signed off by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith at a function at...
EU Lifts Measures Against Faroe Islands Over Herring Dispute
EU - The European Commission has repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian...
Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Public Comment Period Open for New Draft ASEAN Shrimp Farming Standard
INDONESIA - The first draft Shrimp Standard for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is now available for public comment from farmers, experts...
Rise in Aquaculture Posing Threat to Delta Lands
INDIA - The lush green paddy farms in 16 mandals of two delta areas are fast turning into fish tanks as the aqua farming is rampant in most of the mandals....
Norwegian Seafood Council Boosts Activities Following Russian Import Ban
NORWAY - The Norwegian Seafood Council is boosting its marketing activities in other important markets for Norwegian seafood after the Russian import ban....
Monday, August 18, 2014
Government to Find Lucrative New Markets for Scottish Mackerel
UK - Representatives from the Scottish fishing industry met with the new UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Elizabeth Truss MP, last...
Oceana Celebrates Creation of Three Protected Fishing Areas
SPAIN - Oceana has celebrated the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts...
Seafood Industry Unites in Support of a Bold Ethics Agenda
UK - Representatives from across the seafood industry have come together in support of a new all-stakeholder working group set up in response to growing concerns...
India to Invest in Andhra Pradesh Aquaculture Development
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is to invest Rs.4,625 crore in the Andhra Pradesh aquaculture sector over the next five years, by...
Time is Running Out to Apply for a Free Personal Flotation Device
SCOTLAND, UK - With the final stage of the highly successful Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) led initiative to supply free Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)...
Australia Invests in New Software to Detect Fisheries Fraud
AUSTRALIAN - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has recently invested in Business Intelligence software which will assist in the detection of quota...
New Veterinary Vaccinology Network to Help Tackle Animal Disease Threat
UK - BBSRC has funded a new multidisciplinary network of veterinary vaccinology experts to help in the fight against animal diseases, some of which have the potential...
Alaska Fish Factor: $60 million Alaskan Seafood Exports to be Halted by Russian Ban
US - Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage...
Friday, August 15, 2014
India Inks Agri MoUs with 52 Nations
INDIA - To strengthen its reach in agriculture across the globe, India has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and agreements in agriculture and allied sectors...
Government Discusses Upcoming Hake Ban and Protection
CHILE - The Regional Governor Ricardo Bravo, in conjunction with the Regional Director of Sernapesca and other authorities, has met with leaders of Caleta Portales...
Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Student Expedition Brings MSC-Certified Tuna Fisheries Closer Together
MALDIVES - Two aspiring pole and line fishers from the Maldives are heading to Washington state, USA, to learn how to responsibly fish for albacore tuna, in association...
Cluster Farming Helping Improve Fiji Tilapia Production
FIJI - The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has been working with the European Union and the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests (MFF) in assisting...
Canada Invests $24,500 in Lobster Quality Assurance Booklet
CANADA - With financing from the Provincial Government, a booklet will be developed by the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide the lobster...
Damage to Fishing in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
Thursday, August 14, 2014
North Sea Trials Show Less Than One per cent of Cod Discarded
UK - The MMO is operating the catch quota trials on behalf of Defra as part of the UK’s initiative to tackle the problem of discarding fish – where fish are...
Fishermen Selling Fish Straight to the Consumer Proves Effective
GERMANY - A innovative project sees fishermen in the Kiel Bay area sell fish directly from their boats in port to consumers...
Supermarkets Caught Selling Norwegian Farmed Salmon as Wild Scottish
SCOTLAND, UK - Protect Wild Scotland has filed complaints with Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority regarding farmed Norwegian salmon being...
UK's Top Fish and Chip Shops Announced
UK - The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops are vying to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards,...
Odisha to Set Up Veterinary University
INDIA - Looking at the growing importance of education in agriculture sector in the state, Odisha will be setting up a new veterinary university and second agriculture...
Commercial Netting Ban Will Remain in Place
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced a ban on commercial netting will remain in place in creeks and waterways where it...
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