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12 January 2016
Weekly Overview: New Research to Improve Farmed Aquatic Species Health
ANALYSIS - The UK's University of Exeter and the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) are leading a £1.97 million BBSRC-Newton...
€18M Allocated for Fishery Harbours, Storm Damage Repairs
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced details of an €18 million Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development...
Scottish Fishing Association to Support Members Becoming RFS Certified
SCOTLAND, UK - The largest fishing association in Scotland, which has approximately 200 members, has committed to supporting all of its members to apply for Responsible...
Study Finds Alaska Spends More on Commercial Fishing Than it Earns
US - A new study by researchers Bob Loeffler and Steve Colt from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has found...
Ukraine Bans Russian Meat, Fish Imports In Retaliation
UKRAINE - The Ukrainian government has decided to ban imports of food products, including meat, from Russia. The move is a response to the embargo placed by Moscow...
11 January 2016
Philippines Rushing to get Five-Year Fisheries Plan Ready
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working double-time with the sector for the creation of a five-year national fisheries plan,...
08 January 2016
Global Fish Trade Values Contracted in 2015
GLOBAL - After years of rising seafood exports, global trade values are contracting in 2015. There are several reasons for this including the weakening of many key...
Number of Norwegian Fishermen Fell in 2015
NORWAY - At the end of 2015 there were 11,139 fishermen and 5,914 fishing vessels registered in Norway. ...
New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat More Fish
US - The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which...
07 January 2016
New Study Provides Seafood Sector Support During Discard Ban Implementation
UK - A new report published by Seafish provides recommendations on how the whole seafood supply chain can be supported through the implementation of the landing...
Mexico Making Progress in Strengthening its Aquaculture Industry
MEXICO - Mexico is making progress in building a more productive and competitive aquaculture sector to help contribute to food security and sustainability....
06 January 2016
Budget Increased for Chilean Fisheries, Aquaculture Research
CHILE - After much work, the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) and the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) have defined the work portfolio...
05 January 2016
Weekly Overview: US Looking to Expand Aquaculture in Northeast
ANALYSIS - As the US looks to expand its aquaculture production, NOAA is focusing on the potential to grow aquaculture in the northeast of the country, which currently...
Mexican Trout Production Increasing
MEXICO - Mexico has recorded increased trout production in 2015. Trout farming is one of the most important activities for the economy and development of rural communities. ...
NOAA Looking to Increase Aquaculture in US's Northeast
US - As the worldwide demand for seafood grows and wild stocks already being heavily fished there’s an increased interest in aquaculture. With the dynamic of the...
Grants Continue to Boost Fiji's Fisheries
FIJI - Fiji's fisheries has received a fourth gift of $102,490 ($F219,969.16) worth of grant in aid equipment from the Republic of Korea since 2012....
Rs.3,000 crore Scheme Approved for India's Fisheries
INDIA - The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minster Narendra Modi, has approved a Rs.3,000 crore umbrella scheme for the integrated...
Report Finds Irish Land-based Aquaculture Needs Investment
IRELAND - A comprehensive study on the potential of land based fish farming in Ireland strongly supports investment in new facilities for the freshwater portion...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Ready for Big Catches as Groundfish Season Opens
US - “Tis the season for even bigger Alaska fish catches when groundfish seasons open at the start of the New Year. Catches of pollock, cod, flounders and other...
04 January 2016
US Congress Changes Market Name of the Nation’s Largest Fishery
US - Seafood consumers in the US gained more certainty about the source of the seafood they buy as part of a bill that the US Congress passed and President Obama...
Fish Discard ban Covering Key Scottish Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - The fish discard ban, which includes one of Scotland's key stocks - haddock, came into force on 1 January 2016....
Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
Alaska Fish Factor: 2015 Overview
US - 2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my ‘no holds barred’...
24 December 2015
Animal Medicines Sector Responds to O’Neill Antimicrobials in Agriculture Report
UK - The UK, European and global animal medicines sector associations have joined forces to respond to Lord O’Neill’s recent Report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture,...
IMPASEA: A New Framework to Assess MPA's
EU - Marine protected areas (MPAs) have well-reported ecological benefits, but may also have important socioeconomic effects on local communities. Existing methods...
WWF calls on WTO to Address Fisheries Subsidies
GLOBAL - Twenty-seven members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have issued a statement committing to reinvigorate work in the WTO aimed at achieving ambitious...
23 December 2015
GAA to Exclude Outsourcing Of Shrimp Processing to Prevent Labour Abuse
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has taken a stand against child labor and forced...
22 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Fishing Catch Limits Agreed for 2016
EU - Following discussions at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, EU ministers have now reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Atlantic,...
Central American States Begin Cooperation on Port Controls to Combat Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - The Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA) has launched a new regional project to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated...
21 December 2015
Value Chain Approach to Unlock Caribbean Fisheries Potential
BELIZE - Some fear that climate change and global economic pressures will create a toxic mix that would cripple the potential of the Caribbean fisheries and aquaculture...
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