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Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Consumer Organisations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations including Food & Water Watch, the Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, Consumer Federation...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
EU Proposes Multiannual Fisheries Management Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - In order to increase predictability for fishermen and to ensure high, stable and sustainable catches, the European Commission has, for the first time under...
Israel Allows Fish Exports From Gaza to West Bank
ISRAEL - Israel has agreed to allow Palestinians to export fresh fish from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for the first time since 2007, the head of the Palestinian...
Plans to Redevelop Goa Wholesale Fish Market
INDIA - The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) is mulling over the redevelopment of the existing wholesale fish market into a modern fish market...
Fishermen Signup to Cheaper Diesel Programme Extended
BRAZIL - Due to the large number of fishermen interested in joining the cheaper diesel programme, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has decided to extend...
INAPESCA to Hold Fifth National Meeting on Innovation in Aquaculture and Fisheries
MEXICO - In order to promote innovation and technological development to improve productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in...
Government Provides C$34.2 Million to Renew Salmonid Enhancement Programme Infrastructure
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing C$34.2 million over five years to upgrade and renew salmon hatcheries and spawning channels operated by the federal...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Moderate Decrease in 2015-2016 Deep-Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission (EC) has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2015-2016....
Asia Drafts Plan for Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable intensification...
Pancreas Disease Confirmed on Norwegian Farm
NORWAY - A case of pancreas disease (PD) has been confirmed in locality 10256 Bondøya in Vikna municipality, Norway....
WWF Welcomes Improved MSC Fisheries Standard
GLOBAL - WWF has welcomed a revised and improved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fisheries standard. The new standard, published this week, lifts conservation...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Hear Dan Sullivan’s Ideas On Fishery Issues
ALASKA, US - I must admit that US Senate candidate Dan Sullivan achieved something I have been trying to accomplish as a fisheries writer for more than a quarter...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Scientists Indicate Positive Trend in European Fisheries
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and General Director of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, at the seminar on´the State of Fish Stocks´...
Viet Nam Appeals Against US Duties on Shrimp
VIET NAM - The Viet Nam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has filed an appeal before a United States court against anti-dumping duties imposed...
Aquaculture’s Role in Building a Healthier America
US - Heart disease is the biggest avoidable killer in the United States of America and it costs the US economy around $273 billion to treat. Here, Linda Cornish,...
Fifteen Thousand Colombian Fishermen to Benefit from Fisheries Project
COLOMBIA - To improve the economic conditions and quality of life for 15,000 artisanal fishermen the Nariño Pacific National Aquaculture and Fishing Authority (Aunap)...
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
Thursday, October 02, 2014
US 2013 Aquaculture Census: Aquaculture Products Sales Fetched $1.37 billion
US - Total sales of aquaculture products in 2013 was $1.37 billion, an increase of 26 per cent from 2005, according to the latest figures in the 2013 Census of Aquaculture....
Scallop Fishermen Reminded to Install Vessel Monitoring Technology Before Deadline
WALES, UK - SuccorfishM2M is reminding fishermen and commercial fishing fleets operating in Welsh waters to install its vessel monitoring and data transfer technology...
Zero Toleration for Labour Abuse in Updated Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing. The updated standard will apply from 1 April 2015....
Viet Nam Approves Fish Farming in Paddy Fields Project
VIET NAM - The People's Committee of Vinh Long has approved a project on fish farming in paddy fields during the period 2014 - 2015, with total budget of nearly...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Portable Fish Hatchery Set Up for Tribal Fishermen
INDIA - A portable hatchery unit, installed jointly by the Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) and the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute...
Temporary Mexican Tuna Fishing Ban Now in Place
MEXICO - In order to protect tuna in the Pacific Ocean during its productive periods, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and...
Canada Urges Responsible Use of Antibiotics During Animal Health Week
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) are recognising Animal Health Week by drawing attention...
FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments...
Good News for Scotland's Most Valuable Fish Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Some of Scotland’s most valuable fish stocks, Mackerel and Blue Whiting, appear to be at relatively healthy levels, according to the latest scientific...
Australian Fishery Export Earning Expected to Decrease
AUSTRALIA - The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a 5.3 per cent decrease in total farm production in 2014-15....
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game using real footage that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
Changes to Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Quota Regulations
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced a new rule, effective October 27, 2014, which makes changes to the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery....
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