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09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
New Fisheries Information System to Improve Tuna Traceability
MALDIVES - A new online Fisheries Information System has been launched to monitor catch logbooks, fish purchase information, fishing vessel licence information and...
08 August 2016
Still More to Do on Deep Sea Protection
US - A recent review of the United Nations landmark resolutions to protect the deep sea has revealed that there is still more work to do....
Alaska Fish Factor: Large Sockeye Catch Saves the Summer Season
US - Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks....
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
South East Asia Makes Important Step Towards Addressing IUU Fishing
THAILAND - Thailand and other South East Asian countries have made a very important step through the adoption, for the first time, of a Joint Declaration pledging...
04 August 2016
Fishermen Urged to Take Part in Annual UK Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish is calling for vessel owners and skippers across the UK to participate in its annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet....
EU Creates Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan for North Sea
EU - The European Commission has proposed the first comprehensive multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea to ensure that stocks are fished at...
New Omani Aquaculture Projects Could Increase Production by 35,000 tonnes
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) in Oman has received 17 applications for commercial aquaculture projects worth RO234mn with an average production...
02 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Sustainability Concerns Mean Tesco Stops Selling Some Canned Tuna
GLOBAL - UK supermarket Tesco has announced that it is to stop selling some of the John West canned tuna range due to sustainability issues....
01 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Programme Allows Fishermen to Share Information on Salmon Stocks
US - Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United...
29 July 2016
Western Australia Outlines Growth Strategy for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA - A report on Western Australia's first Aquaculture WA State Forum has identified six key areas as the foundation of a proposed 10-year plan to develop...
28 July 2016
Indian State to be Self Sufficient in Fish by 2030
INDIA - The State of Nagaland is planning to become self sufficient in fish by 2030 through a State vision plan....
27 July 2016
Two New Industry Members Appointed to SAIC Board
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments...
Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard....
New Funding to Help Nova Scotia Shellfish Farming Expansion, Start-Up
CANADA - The government of Nova Scotia is offering funding through the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board for those who would like to start, expand...
26 July 2016
Kuwait Expresses Interest in Sri Lanka's Fisheries Sector
SRI LANKA - Kuwait has expressed its interest in partnering with the Sri Lankan fishery industry and excepting fish exports from the country....
Aquaculture Testing Agency Investigated Over Certifying Substandard Products
VIETNAM - A Vietnamese aquaculture surveying, testing and accreditation centre, under the directorate of fisheries, is being investigated by police and the government...
Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?
EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard...
Weekly Overview: Fishing Ban Could Be Only Option Left for Saving Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on the commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna as a last resort to save the species....
25 July 2016
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding
US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries....
Subpesca Highlights Progress of Coquimbo Reconstruction Project
CHILE - Less than a year after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Region of Coquimbo and north central areas of the country, the Undersecretariat...
22 July 2016
Bangladesh Likely to Review Ban on Hilsa Exports
BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh government is likely to review ban on hilsa export after the fish are normally available in local markets this season, officials said....
Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture
INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
A$1.66 Milion Project to Develop Aquaculture Zone
AUSTRALIA - A A$1.66 million project to develop an 'investment ready' aquaculture zone in coastal waters on Western Australia's south coast has been announced....
The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story
UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable...
20 July 2016
Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the...
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