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24 April 2015
Declining Biomass Sparks Calls to Close Pacific Sardine Fishery
US - The Pacific Fishery Management Council has urged the National Marine Fisheries Service to close the Pacific sardine fishing season as quickly as possible, citing...
Asian, African Countries Urged to End Fisheries Subsidies
INDONESIA - An Indonesian government minister urged member nations of the Asian-African Conference this week to end fisheries subsidies that may trigger environmental...
New Aquaculture Zone Proposed in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian state government is seeking public feedback on ideas for a new aquaculture zoning policy for Franklin Harbor on the Eyre Peninsula....
Chilean Salmon Aquaculture Health Improving
CHILE - According to the national director of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture, José Miguel Burgos, 2014 has been a good year for farmed salmon health, noting...
23 April 2015
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Certification Programmes to Combine Audits
BELGIUM - Three leading aquaculture certification programmes, ASC, BAP and GLOBALG.A.P. are to combine their checklists for farms that seek more than one certificate....
Ghana Government Gives Boost to Shrimp Aquaculture
GHANA - The Ghanaian government has announced plans to improve shrimp larvae production to supply shrimp farmers in the country....
New Shrimp Net Design More Fuel Efficient, Reduces Bycatch
MEXICO - Researchers at the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) have created a new shrimp net design which is more fuel efficient, more environmentally friendly...
Scallop Fishery First Chinese Fishery to Achieves MSC Certification
CHINA - The Chinese scallop fishery, Zoneco has become the first Chinese fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification....
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
Seafood Expo: Aquaculture Stewardship Council Celebrates Fifth Birthday with Rapid Growth
BELGIUM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has seen an increase of 100 per cent in the number of farms certified over the last year....
22 April 2015
SeafoodExpo: Chile Stakes Claim for Export Boost at Seafood Global Expo
BELGIUM - Chile’s food production leads the Latin American bloc for food security according to the Global Food Security Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit...
SeafoodExpo: Commissioner Calls for Global Effort to Stop Illegal Fishing
BELGIUM - An appeal has been launched for the international community to do more to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing around the world....
Fisheries Act Changes to Strengthen Aquaculture Regulation
CANADA - Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, which came into force yesterday, 21 April, signal a more transparent and rigorous approach to regulating...
21 April 2015
Ambitious Cage Fish Farming Project Set for Kerala State
INDIA - In order to develop fisheries and aquaculture production in Kerala state, Malampuzha Reservoir in Palakkad and Pazhassi Reservoir in Kannur have been identified...
Seagrass Worth €190 million Each Year to Mediterranean Fishing
EU - A new study estimates that seagrass meadows are worth around €78 million every year to commercial fishing in the Mediterranean....
EU Warns Thailand on Illegal Fishing, South Korea and Philippines De-listed
EU - The European Commission (EC) has put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal, unreported and...
EU Fisheries Ministers Endorses Plan for Baltic Sea Cod, Herring and Sprat
EU - The European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers has reached agreement on a general approach to the multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and...
South Korean Fishermen, Farmer Population Falls
SOUTH KOREA - The number of South Koreans in the agro-fisheries sector dropped in 2014 from the previous year due to rapid population aging, government data showed....
Artemia Short Supply Could Bring Shrimp Production to a Stand Still
INDIA - A continued short supply of artemia may force many Indian shrimp hatcheries to close down soon....
Weekly Overview: Seafood Portal Helps Facilitate Sustainable Seafood Trade
ANALYSIS - Seafood buyers around the world will now be able to quickly identify suppliers that can meet their specific buyer requirements thanks to the launch of...
20 April 2015
Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Approved
SPAIN - The Fisheries Sector Conference, chaired by the Minister Isabel García Tejerina, has approved the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014-2020...
MPEDA to Start Fish Seed Supply Soon
INDIA - India's government is signing an agreement with the Marine Products Exports and Development Authority (MPEDA) for the supply of four varieties of fish seed...
Alaska Fish Factor: Longliners Warned of Potential Damage from Lost Sablefish Pots
US - A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage....
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels...
17 April 2015
Brazil Aims to Quadruple Aquaculture Production
BRAZIL - Brazil's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA) aims to raise Brazil to fifth place in the world ranking of aquaculture production....
Innovation Will Help Develop Oman's Marine Biotechnology Sector
OMAN - Using marine resources such as seaweeds, fish and microbes to develop new products for the healthcare, agriculture and other industries could hold the key...
Chinese Aquaculture Market Rapidly Growing
CHINA - The aquaculture market in China is growing at a steady pace thanks to the geographical conditions in the country that favour the farming of large species...
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential...
Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable
BELGIUM - The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favourable, so has recent scientific research shown....
Australian Government Enforces Ban on Supertrawlers
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labor/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the Small...
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