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07 April 2015
Countries to be Held Liable for Illegal Fishing by their Fleets
GLOBAL - An international tribunal has ruled that countries can be held liable for not taking necessary measures to prevent illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU)...
Weekly Overview: US Reveals Plan to Combat, Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic Bacteria has set out two main targets that will help the country tackle antibiotic...
Have a Go at Playing the New Sustainable Fishing Game
EU - An educational computer game has been released that demonstrates to the players the complexities of sustainable fishing....
Alaska Fish Factor: Another Bumper salmon Run Expected
US - Alaska is expecting another bumper run of salmon this year – state managers announced last Friday a projected total catch of 221 million salmon, 39 percent...
02 April 2015
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
OIE Joins World Health Day Celebrations
FRANCE - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) will be involved in the launch of World Health Day 2015, to be held on 7 April....
Environmental Labelling of Fish Considered in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is mulling a proposal to include environmental impact information on the labelling of aquaculture produce....
EU Fisheries Committee Votes on Baltic Sea Plan
EU - The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on a management plan for sustainable fisheries in the Baltic....
01 April 2015
Californian Seafood Company Ordered to Stop Work
US - LA Star Seafood Company Inc. has been told by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt operations over concerns about food safety....
Thai Union Group, Government Discuss Labour Abuses in Seafood Sector
THAILAND - Thai Union Group (TUF) Executives have met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, General Prawit Wongsuwon, this week to discuss illegal...
Time-out on Trade Talks and Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
31 March 2015
Scientists Agree Juvenile Fish Need Protection in the Strait of Sicily
ITALY - Fisheries scientists from Mediterranean countries have given their approval to the Oceana proposal to close nursery areas in the Strait of Sicily in order...
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
NOAH Calls for Evidence-based Decisions on Future Legislation
UK - The UK industry body for veterinary medicines, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has called for backing for the EU regulations and changes that will...
South Korea Making Progress in Bluefin Tuna Farming Development
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is aiming to successfully develop bluefin tuna farming in Jeju, by forming a research cluster comprised of government research...
EU Parliament to Decide on Baltic Sea Multiannual Plan
EU - Today, 31 March, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament will vote on a multiannual management plan for the fisheries in the Baltic Sea, critical...
WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing...
30 March 2015
€241 Million to Develop Irish Seafood Sector
IRELAND - A new €241 million development programme for the Irish seafood sector for the period up to 2020 has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food...
Alaska Fish Factor: Volunteers Needed to Help Shape New Safety Rules for Old Boats
US - Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules that are being written for older boats – which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels....
27 March 2015
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
Norwegian Report Shows Increased Resistance to Sea Lice Drugs
NORWAY - A new report from the Norwegian National Veterinary Institute shows a serious situation in regards to sealice as they are showing more resistance to sealice...
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
South Indian Ocean Moves Towards Sustainable Fisheries
MAURITIUS - Members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) have made progress on several issues at a meeting held in Mauritius....
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
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