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07 April 2016
New Bursaries Available for Developing Your Career in Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The University of St Andrews has recently confirmed that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission is providing 15 bursaries for the Postgraduate MSc in Sustainable...
South Africa Issues Plan to Protect Clanwilliam Sandfish
SOUTH AFRICA - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Biodiversity Management Plan for the Clanwilliam sandfish (Labeo Seeberi)....
Opportunity for Salmon Farmers After FVG Achieves Major Breakthrough with US FDA
GLOBAL - After more than five years of hard work by the world's leading fish veterinary company, Fish Vet Group (FVG), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
06 April 2016
Peru Aims to Double Aquaculture Production in Next Five Years
PERU - The Peru Exporters Association (ADEX) has estimated that with the new legal framework in place Peru, over the next five years, should be able to produce 200,000...
European Marine Sector Receives Over €7.5m for Sustainable Growth
EU - The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million to boost innovation and create jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. The money is available under...
05 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Locally Produced Feed to Cut Costs for Indian Shrimp Farmers
GLOBAL - Researchers at the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) in India have developed a highly cost-effective formulated feed for the shrimp...
Norwegian Government Approves World's First 'Offshore' Aquaculture Project
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway's first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime...
West Coast Governments Taking Action Over Increasing Ocean Acidification
US - The ocean chemistry along the West Coast of North America is changing rapidly because of global carbon dioxide emissions, and the governments of Oregon, California,...
Huon to Research Yellowtail Kingfish Farming Methods in Providence Bay
AUSTRALIA - Huon Aquaculture alongside the NSW Department of Primary Industries is planning to research farming methods for yellowtail kingfish in the inactive ...
04 April 2016
Oceana Urges Chile to Take Urgent Measures for Fisheries
CHILE - The international marine conservation organization Oceana is calling upon the Chilean Government to adopt drastic measures in the form of management and...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Urged to Hook Up to New Lifeline
US - Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline....
Sri Lanka to Increase Freshwater Fish Production to 150,000 MT
SRI LANKA - The Sri Lankan government has allocated maximum amount of funds to develop the fisheries industry as the industry is capable of earning a large portion...
01 April 2016
New Fish Hatchery to Strengthen Aquaculture in Timor-Leste
TIMOR LESTE - A new fish hatchery has been opened in Timor-Leste as part of its National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030), which aims to reduce undernourishment...
UK Government Recommends Eating Sustainably Sourced Fish
UK - The UK government has updated its official healthy eating guidelines. The guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources....
31 March 2016
MPEDA, Tata Trusts to Help Rural Communities Move to Aquaculture
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has partnered with Tata Trusts to help rural communities which are dependent on fisheries and aquaculture....
Interim Quotas Nail in Coffin for Inshore Northern Shrimp Fishery
CANADA - Granting offshore trawlers in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6 an advance on next season’s quotas or interim quotas would undermine the full stock assessment...
29 March 2016
India's Aquaculture Exports Expected to Fall
INDIA - Aquaculture exports in the country are likely to fall by 10 to 15 per cent during this fiscal due to prevalence of diseases and adverse climatic condition,...
Kenya and Uganda Strengthen Cross-Border Fish Trade
KENYA - Kenya and Uganda have agreed to create a common platform to facilitate cross-border trade in fish and fishery products, using Busia border as a model....
Cuba Makes Important Step in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CUBA - Cuba has helped to edge forward global efforts targeting illegal fishing by acceding to a FAO-brokered international pact that now requires the adherence...
24 March 2016
Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing – and Issue of Governability
TANZANIA - Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global issue. Each year, global economic losses resulting from IUU fishing are estimated to lie...
New Project to Combat Unfair Labour Practices in the Fishing Industry
THAILAND - Thai Union PCL (TU) has welcomed a new project launched jointly by the Ministry of Labor, International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Delegation of...
23 March 2016
US Federal Fisheries Meet FAO Guidelines for Sustainability
US - US-based NOAA Fisheries’ self-assessment of US federal fishery management found that overall, the fisheries could be considered biologically sustainable and...
EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food...
22 March 2016
Seafish Advises Industry on Glaze Levels in Seafood After EU Changes
UK - Seafish is meeting with industry experts, key stakeholders and national government in a bid to establish an agreed method of monitoring glaze levels on packaged...
Weekly Overview: Vietnamese Shrimp Farmers Working Towards BAP Certification
ANALYSIS - The National Fish and Seafood (NF&S) company is helping 824 integrated black tiger shrimp and mangrove farms in Vietnam's Ca Mau province achieve sustainable...
Scottish Seafood Levy Decision "Illogical"
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has said the UK Government’s refusal to devolve seafood levy powers to Scotland is “illogical” given the...
21 March 2016
Conservation Body Says Baltic Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
EU - An EU agreement made last week for sustainable management of Baltic fisheries will allow overfishing to continue, according to conservation charity Oceana....
Deepwater Discard Rate Less than 7 Per Cent
NEW ZEALAND - Reports produced by New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) show that less than seven per cent of New Zealand’s...
17 March 2016
Workshop Bridges Gap Between Seafood Safety Research and Policy
EU - International experts provided valuable insights on how to bridge seafood safety information gaps and improve communication between decision makers and consumers...
15 March 2016
Weekly Overview: US Aquaculture Health Standards Pilot Shows Economic Benefits
ANALYSIS - A new project by the US National Aquaculture Association alongside USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS Veterinary Services) has...
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