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14 March 2016
Chilean Authorities Report 72% of Dead Salmon Now Removed
CHILE - Around 72 per cent of the farmed salmon which has died in Chile due to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) has now been removed....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Permit Values Plummet
US - Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet....
European Commission Presents New Fisheries Conservation Measures
EU - The European Commission has presented a proposal for new conservation measures for fisheries in European seas. This proposal builds on the Commission's Better...
11 March 2016
Novia Scotia Seafood Looks Set to Double in a Decade
CANADA - The hard work of Nova Scotia's harvesters, buyers and exporters means that seafood exports are nearing their goal of doubling in value within a decade....
10 March 2016
Friend of the Sea First Sustainable Seafood Programme Recognised by EU National Accreditation Body
EU - Friend of the Sea is the first certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to have achieved official endorsement by an EU National...
StofnFiskur Becomes First Salmon Breeding Company with OIE Compartment Standard Approved by Sernapesca
ICELAND - StofnFiskur hf in Iceland has been approved by the Chilean Fisheries and Aquaculture Authorities, Sernapesca in accordance with the OIE Compartment standard...
09 March 2016
US Ratify International Effort to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact....
Unpacking Aquaculture in Namibia
NAMIBIA - The long-anticipated rainy season has once again commenced over various parts of Namibia, particularly in the area with perennial sources of water. Despite...
Australia Launches Aquaculture Challenge for Indian Ocean
INDIA - In order to promote sustainable aquaculture practices, the Australian government has launched an aquaculture challenge for the Indian Ocean Region that seeks...
08 March 2016
Weekly Overview: HAB's Cause Huge Salmon Losses in Chile
ANALYSIS - Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) in southern Chile have so far caused the deaths of millions of salmon....
European Commission Adopts Action Plan for Dutch Fisheries
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has adopted an action plan to boost fisheries control in the Netherlands....
AQUACULTURE 2016: Health Regulations Costing US Fish Farmers
US - Aquaculture is a business and farmers must make sure they are not only environmentally sustainable but also economically sustainable, said Dr Carole Engle from...
07 March 2016
Somalia Joins FISH-i Africa to Tackle IUU Fishing
SOMALIA - Somalia has joined the FISH-i Africa Task Force, the group of African nations working to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Stomachs Help Solve Halibut Size Mystery
US - Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years...
04 March 2016
World Bank Calls for Proper Management of Africa's Fisheries
GHANA - The World Bank has highlighted the need for proper management of fisheries as the economic loss from poor fisheries governance is estimated at $50 to $100...
Pond Lease Length to be Increased Fish Farmers
INDIA - The government in Odisha state is planning to increase the lease period of waterbodies to five years, giving fish farmers more security....
03 March 2016
Canadian Lobster Quality Traced From Catch to Plate in New Project
CANADA - A Catch to Plate pilot project is helping the lobster industry track the quality of its product from catch to market, reduce costs and respond to consumer...
NOAA Releases Draft National Strategy to Reduce Bycatch
US - NOAA is inviting public comment on its draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy. The proposal continues the nation’s momentum on reducing bycatch....
02 March 2016
Student Exposes Illegal Release of Alien Fish in Japan
JAPAN - An undergraduate student in Japan has recently exposed the illegal release of bluegill fish which poses a significant threat to the native biodiversity....
Fisheries Ministers Discuss Emerging Needs in Aquaculture, Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries have gathered in Agadir, Morocco, for a summit with industry players to discuss...
01 March 2016
EU Scientists Develop New Ways to Prevent Foodborne Illness
EU - The global fight against food poisoning and the requirement for high quality products have pushed European scientists into developing new technologies in food...
EU Exit for UK Would Be "Leap Into The Dark"
UK - At a time of severe price volatility and global market uncertainty it would be wrong to leave the European Union, the UK's Environment Secretary Liz Truss told...
25 February 2016
AQUACULTURE 2016: US Still Waiting for Organic Aquaculture Standard
US - Despite 17 years of work to bring an US organic aquaculture standard into play, the industry is still waiting. Speaking at Aquaculture 2016 in Las Vegas, US,...
Ireland to Invest Millions in Harbours
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney today announced details of a €4.5m package to assist in the development and repair of...
EU Seminar on Landing Obligation Looked at Lessons Learnt So Far
EU - A seminar organised by the European Commission in Brussels yesterday brought together national and European policymakers, scientists, fishing industry representatives...
Nordic Omega-3 Brand Newly Certified as Sustainable
GLOBAL - Omega 3 supplements by the Nordic brand Friggs originating from approved fisheries are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval....
24 February 2016
Onboard Cameras Could Be Vital for Fish Discard Ban to Succeed
EUROPE - A new report from WWF suggests that remote electronic monitoring, using a combination of onboard cameras and sensors, is by far the most efficient and cost...
Chilean Salmon Farm Achieves ASC Sustainability Certification
CHILE - Chilean salmon producer Nova Austral has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
23 February 2016
Brazil Fights Fish Fraud in Run-Up to Easter
BRAZIL - Federal inspection agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) made an inspection of commercially sold fish in several Brazilian...
Government Eager to Hear Feedback on Agri-Fisheries Programmes
PHILIPPINES - The current administration of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is eager to know the comments of farmers, fisherfolks and other agricultural stakeholders...
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