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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
European Commission Finds Overfishing in Mediterranean but Recovery in Northeast Atlantic
EU - Fish stocks in the North and West of Europe are recovering, but there are still serious problems of overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea. That's the key message...
Sustainable Management for Outer Hebrides Crabs and Lobsters
SCOTLAND - Improving the sustainability of the Outer Hebrides’ shellfish fisheries is the aim of a new consultation....
Harmonisation of Vet Product Registration Gains Momentum
GLOBAL - The fourth meeting of the VICH outreach forum took place in Brussels recently, attended by representatives from six continents, and progress was made towards...
Monday, July 07, 2014
Be on the Lookout for Tagged Fish and Shellfish
UK - Fish are tagged to record fish behaviour, growth and fishing catch rates. If you return a tag or a tagged fish or shellfish you’re paid a reward....
New Report Shows Significant Progress for Tuna Fisheries Management in 2013
US - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its annual report which outlines the organization’s goals and achievements in 2013,...
Shetland Fishermen Urge MEPs to Take Workable Approach to Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - Skippers in the Shetland Islands are calling on newly-elected MEPs to think again on crucial elements of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy....
EJF and South Korea Cooperate on Ending Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - The Environmental Justice Foundation and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed ground-breaking MOU formalizing a joint initiative to...
Global Oceans Commission Report Offers Path to Sustainable Oceans
GLOBAL - The Global Oceans Commission (GOC) has joined the EU Commissioner for Fisheries to launch its ground-breaking report on reversing the decline of the world’s...
UK Leads the Way on Global Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance
UK - The Prime Minister has warned of the global threat of antibiotic resistance....
Friday, July 04, 2014
Greenpeace Calls on Canadian Supermarkets to Protect Oceans
CANADA - A report by Greenpeace on the sustainability of seafood in Canadian supermarkets has called on the retailers to take more action to protect the oceans....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
British Columbia's Salmon Farmers Welcome New Regulations
CANADA - Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations, which she says will modernise...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Call for UK Antibiotic Review to Consider Animal Health
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a review into why so few antimicrobial drugs have been introduced...
US Industry Engagement over Judicious Antibiotic Use
US - The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports full industry engagement on its Antimicrobial Resistance strategy and has issued its first six-month progress report...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Six Pevaeche Tuna Seiners Confirmed Friend of the Sea Following Renewal Audit
GLOBAL - Pevaeche’s purse seiners have successfully undergone Friend of the Sea renewal audit....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Indonesia Plots Master Plan for Aquaculture Development
INDONESIA - The development of fish farming in Indonesia is increasingly playing an important role in the world's fishing industry...
Northeast Atlantic Fish Stocks Recover - Serious Overfishing in Mediterranean
GLOBAL - Fish stocks in the North and West of Europe are recovering, but there are still serious problems of overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea....
Canadian Government Makes Changes to Increase Sustainable Aquaculture
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to take extra steps to increase sustainable aquaculture production in Canada, while protecting the environment....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
Fund Helps Belize Shrimp Farms in Bid to Meet ASC Standard
BELIZE - Thanks to funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Belize Shrimp Growers' Association is preparing...
India Ranks No 2 in Fish Output Globally
INDIA - With huge coast line to an access of over 7000 km, India ranks number 2 in fish production globally, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan said in Hyderabad....
Azerbaijan to Set Up Fund to Develop Fishery Sector
AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan is to set up a special fund to develop the fish sector in the country to increase production and protect of aquatic resources....
Spain Will Meet Commitment to Discards, says Minister
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has said that Spain will meet its commitment and submit to the Commission, before...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tanzania's Minister Makes Case for Fish Farming Promotion
TANZANIA - Tanzania's Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development, Dr Titus Kamani has called on the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to work...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Aquaculture Innovation Centre to Develop the Scottish Aquaculture Industry
ANALYSIS - Officially launched at the Highland Show, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) will help create jobs whilst supporting the growth, sustainability...
Upper North Shore Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, has closed off the Upper North Shore for shellfish harvesting because of toxicity....
Man Sentenced for Illegally Fishing for Atlantic Salmon
CANADA - A Newfoundland and Labrador man has been convicted for violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishing Regulations....
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture Welcomes EU, Madagascar Agreement
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment welcomes the continued fisheries agreement between the EU and Madagascar for the next four years, which...
Monday, June 23, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Uncertainty as Fishermen Await Sockeye Salmon Run
US - Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. ...
South Essex College Wins ‘UK Young Seafood Chef of the Year’
UK - It was a nail-bitingly close final at the 18th Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition, sponsored by Seafish. Youngsters from around the country, including...
Have Your Say on Location of New Marine Sanctuaries
US - For 40 years, America’s national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. NOAA has...
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