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05 January 2017
Vietnam Targets Seafood Exports Worth $7.1 Billion in 2017
VIETNAM - The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a goal for 2017 of US$ 7.1 billion in seafood export...
04 January 2017
Philippines Government Prepares Plan to Sell Fish in Remote Areas
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and the Philippine Fishports Development Authority, two agencies of government which are under the Department of Agriculture,...
Fishermen Now Required to Land Cod as Latest Phase of Discard Ban Takes Effect
UK - Further action to boost sustainable fishing begins as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, announced Fisheries Minister...
Vannamei Shrimp Key to Export Growth in India
INDIA - Introduction of exotic ‘vannamei’ shrimp into India’s coastal aquaculture system has significantly contributed to maintaining the momentum in the country’s...
03 January 2017
Indonesia to Expand Seabass Production With Offshore Facilities
INDONESIA - The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry is to build three offshore aquaculture facilities in 2017 in a hope to produce an additional 1,500 tons of...
Fish Gene Bank to Help Cope with Climate Change
INDIA - Experts have recommended setting up a common gene bank for vulnerable fish species as well as setting up fish sanctuaries in order to mitigate the impacts...
Oman Outlines RO706 million for Aquaculture Development Projects
OMAN - Oman is steadily making progress to achieve high fish productivity through large scale aquaculture projects with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries...
Annual Pacific Bluefin Tuna Auction Continues Despite Dire Stock Status
JAPAN - At the beginning of each year, the legendary Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo hosts an increasingly sad spectacle: the first auction of the season for one of...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016
US - The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more...
30 December 2016
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Department Getting into Top Shape
EU - Come January 2017, the Commission's department dealing with maritime affairs and fisheries will be better equipped to match the challenges and priorities of...
Video Series Helps Seafood Industry Understand FDA’s Fish, Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a video series, designed to assist the seafood industry and federal and state regulators in better understanding...
22 December 2016
EU Trade Agreement to Boost Ecuador’s Shrimp Farming Industry
ECUADOR - A new Trade Agreement negotiated by Ecuador and the European Union is expected to further enhance the relationship between the two trading partners and...
Shetland Whitefish Landings Soar to 30-Year High in 2016
SCOTLAND - Shetland’s whitefish market had its biggest yearly landings in almost three decades in 2016, with 357,101 boxes set down and sold....
21 December 2016
Fish Export Boost if EU Trade Restriction Lifted
UGANDA - Exports in the fishing export sector are set to get a boost if the country is allowed to trade it's aquaculture products on the European market....
19 December 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Donating Bycatch to Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Giving to the less fortunate is the true meaning of the Christmas season, and giving Alaska seafood has never been easier....
Lords EU Committee Outlines Risks, Opportunities for Fishing Industry From Brexit
UK - The House of Lords European Union Committee has published a report outlining the risks and opportunities of Brexit for the UK fishing industry....
16 December 2016
Western Australia Implements Import Restrictions on Queensland Prawns and Worms
AUSTRALIA - Western Australians are being urged to keep to new import requirements to prevent the establishment of white spot disease, following its detection on...
Industry-wide Support for Aquaculture Centre of Innovation Excellence
SCOTLAND - A scoping study into the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture has found industry-wide support for the initiative....
15 December 2016
MEPs Ban Deep-Sea Fishing Below 800m in the North-East Atlantic
EU - A ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic was backed by Parliament on Tuesday 13 December. This ban will apply to bottom trawling,...
14 December 2016
EU Agree 2017 Fish Catch Limits for Atlantic, North and Black Seas
EU - EU ministers have reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2017 in the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea, following discussions at the Agriculture...
13 December 2016
More Australian Prawn Farms Report White Spot Disease
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease has been detected...
Weekly Overview: More White Spot Outbreaks Detected in Logan River Prawn Farms
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak at a prawn farm, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease...
12 December 2016
Crucial Talks on Fishing Opportunities for 2017 Set to Get Underway
UK - Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (12 December)....
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishermen Urged to Deliver on Quality
US - With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word:...
09 December 2016
High Levels of Shell Disease Detected in Bunbury Harbour Crabs
AUSTRALIA - Tests on crabs in the Bunbury area have revealed higher than normal levels of a shell disease....
Australian Government Addresses Critical Shortage of Pacific Oyster Spat
AUSTRALIA - The State Government and industry are working together to ensure the continual supply of juvenile Pacific Oysters and help safeguard South Australia’s...
Bumble Bee Foods Senior Vice President to Plead Guilty to Price-Fixing
US - The current senior vice president of sales at Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to plead guilty for his role in a conspiracy to fix the prices of packaged seafood...
08 December 2016
Can Atlantic Cod Return to Canada’s East Coast?
CANADA - There could be a glimmer of hope for Atlantic Cod Stocks from the Canadian Maritimes. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a new fishing net...
Commission Proposes To Maintain 2017 Black Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for the Black Sea for 2017....
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