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14 February 2017
Algeria-EU Programme to Support Fishing, Aquaculture Sector
ALGERIA - A programme of the European Union (EU) to support the sector of fishing and aquaculture was officially launched Monday, in Algiers, as part of the European...
13 February 2017
Commission Adopts New Regulation on EU Fleet Register
EU - Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on...
Alaska Fish Factor: Framework for Alaskan Mariculture Expansion Takes Shape
US - Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture...
Ministry Urges Australia to Permit Shrimp Imports Again
VIET NAM - Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has called on the Australian Government to allow the import of prawns and uncooked shrimps again soon....
10 February 2017
Belarus, Ecuador Discuss JV on Agrarian, Seafood Processing Companies
BELARUS & ECUADOR - Belarus and Ecuador discussed setting up joint companies to process seafood and agricultural products. ...
DOST to Beef up Fish By-products
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and major players of the fisheries industry convened recently for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on...
Ag Department Accused of 'Dropping the Ball' Due to Diseased Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Prawn Farming Association (APFA) has accused the Federal Department of Agriculture of "dropping the ball", following revelations that...
09 February 2017
Mongolia’s Freshwater Revolution
MONGOLIA - Can a government project, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, make fish a staple product of the second-largest...
08 February 2017
Zimbabwean Fish Farming Gets Boost
ZIMBABWE - The Government has launched a stocking and restocking programme on Zimbabwean dams to boost fish production (aquaculture) countrywide to enhance national...
07 February 2017
Seafood Industry Urges Government to Free Fresh, Brackish Water for Aquaculture
INDIA - The seafood industry has urged the government to free its fresh and brackish waters for aquaculture activities if it is to achieve a Blue Revolution....
06 February 2017
USDA Suspends Development of Standards for Grades of Catfish
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that it will suspend work related to the development of voluntary...
03 February 2017
Canadian Government Invests in Quebec Fishing, Aquaculture Industries
CANADA - The Government of Canada is committed to reinvesting funds in support of science programs to help protect the health of fish stocks and support responsible...
Mixed Response to White Paper on UK's Exit from EU
UK - The UK government recently released its White Paper looking at the country's exit from the EU. The paper has been met with mixed response....
02 February 2017
Proposal to Relocate Marlborough Sounds Salmon Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations...
Co-op Scheme to Boost Australian Rock Lobster Exports
AUSTRALIA - Thanks to loan from the Western Australia government, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative will now be able to build a 80-tonne live lobster holding...
31 January 2017
Exclusive Info on the 2017 Halibut Quota
US - The International Pacific Halibut Commission was here in Victoria B.C. last week discussing the catch limits for the 2017 Halibut fishery, reports Rob Reierson...
27 January 2017
Hawaii Oceanic Technology Shuts Its Doors After Almost Ten Years in Business
US - Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc., a Honolulu-based open ocean fish farming technology company, has shut down after nearly a decade in business....
Jamaican Fish Production on the Rebound
JAMAICA - Fish production in Jamaica is on the rebound after experiencing years of decline....
26 January 2017
New Study Looks at Fisheries Subsidies in Major Non-EU Fishing Nations
EU - A new study for the European Commission compiles data and information on fisheries subsidies within six of the world's major fishing countries: Japan, South...
25 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals,...
New Zealand Fishery Named in Global Top Five
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand has been rated among the world’s top five best managed fisheries....
24 January 2017
Weekly Overview: New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has announced that it will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products by 2018 in order to protect the...
President Donald Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met...
23 January 2017
New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018
NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their...
Nofima Enters Licence Agreement to produce Urchin Feed in Australia
NORWAY - Nofima has recently signed an agreement under which the company's unique sea urchin feed can be produced under licence in Australia and New Zealand. The...
Estonian Fish Catch Increased in 2015
ESTONIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 72,896 MT, which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance and inland fisheries. Fish catch in 2015 was seven percent higher...
20 January 2017
Scotland’s Pelagic Fishermen Call for Urgent Review of Faroese Access to EU Waters
SCOTLAND - In a joint statement, the two associations representing Scotland’s pelagic fishing fleet have called on the European Commission to review Faroese access...
Report Confirms Positive Economic Trends in EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The economic performance of the EU fleet improved significantly again in 2014, according to the latest Annual Economic Report....
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
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