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15 July 2016
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Predicted Smaller Than Last Year's Record
US - NOAA and its research partners have predicted that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe bloom than the record-setting one experienced last year during...
Andrea Leadsom Appointed UK's New Environment Secretary
UK - Following Theresa May's appointment as Prime Minister, her former competitor for the top job Andrea Leadsom has been appointed as the new Secretary of State...
14 July 2016
Global Per Capita Fish Consumption Rises Above 20 Kilograms a Year
GLOBAL - Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record...
13 July 2016
Treaty Marks 'New Era' in Tackling Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement "marks the dawn of a new era in the effort to combat illegal fishing" but rapid action is needed to make sure its implementation...
11 July 2016
RFS Support Courses Welcomed by Seafood Industry
UK - Courses held around the UK to assist fishermen in applying for the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) have been warmly received by the seafood industry....
Fishermen's Federation Outlines Opportunities Brexit Brings to UK's Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has met with Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in Glasgow to underline the positive impact leaving...
Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban
RUSSIA - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has reportedly signed a decree to extend the ban on various agri-food imports from Western countries as part of sanctions...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Fisheries in Full Swing
US - Salmon takes centre stage each summer but many other fisheries also are in full swing from Ketchikan to Kotzebue....
08 July 2016
Concern Over US's Upgrading of Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List
US - The US State Department has upgraded Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List of its annual human trafficking index after two years on Tier 3....
Toxicologist Finds Eel Fishing Ban is Well Justified
NETHERLANDS - People who eat a lot of eel from polluted rivers in the Netherlands have high levels of dioxin- and PCB-like substances in their systems. This finding...
07 July 2016
The Rise of China's Crayfish Capital
Thirty years ago, crayfish were little more than a nuisance for the rice farmers of eastern and central China, but the invasive species has become big business for...
Marlborough Sounds to Establish Salmon Working Group
NEW ZEALAND - The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options...
06 July 2016
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
Weekly Overview: Mass Fish Death Caused by Pollution, Vietnam Confirms
ANALYSIS - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
05 July 2016
Lower NOK Exchange Rate is Good News for Seafood Industry
NORWAY - The weaker exchange rate in recent years has strengthened the international competitiveness of Norway’s seafood industry, according to a new report from...
Norwegian Seafood Exports Worth NOK 42.6 billion in First Six Months of 2016
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood worth NOK 42.6 billion in the first six months of 2016. This is an increase of 25 per cent or NOK 8.6 billion when measured against...
Brunei, China Form Aquaculture Joint Venture
BRUNEI - A Chinese aquaculture company is to establish a joint venture with a local Brunei partner to cultivate and export golden pompano fish worth US$300 million...
Africa to Establish Centers of Excellence for Fisheries & Aquaculture
AFRICA - The African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is considering the establishment of centers of excellence for fisheries and aquaculture...
New Rules for EU Cod Stocks
EU - On 29 June 2016 the Council of Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament reached a political agreement to amend the rules currently in force for cod stocks...
04 July 2016
NGO's Welcome Deep-Sea Bottom Trawling Ban
EU - Conservation organisations are welcoming the agreement by the European Parliament, Council of Ministers, and European Commission on a ban on bottom trawling...
Progress Made on Fisheries Management in Central Atlantic
EU - The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by...
Steel Plant Confirmed as Cause of Vietnam's Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Vietnamese government has announced that the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corp was the cause of mass fish deaths in the country....
Alaska Fish Factor: Will Brexit Harm Alaska's Seafood Exports?
US - The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head....
Council Agrees Position on Managing EU Fishing Fleet in Non-EU Waters
EU - European fisheries ministers have agreed a joint position on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate the sustainable management of the EU external...
01 July 2016
Informal Deal Made on Banning Deep Sea Fishing in NE Atlantic
EU - MEPs and ministers have struck a deal on a ban on fishing below a depth of 800 meters in the North-East Atlantic. The ban will apply to bottom trawling and...
Mexico Achieves Seafood Consumption Increase Three Years Early
MEXICO - The fisheries and aquaculture sector in Mexico has registered production of 1,700,000 tons annually, said the National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries...
Irish Minister Calls for Delay on MSY Targets
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micheal Creed TD has met with EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Fisheries Ministers Council...
30 June 2016
Odisha State to get Aquaculture Boost
INDIA - WorldFish and the Government of Odisha, India have entered into an agreement to sustainably boost aquaculture in the state....
Europe’s Small-Scale Fisheries and the ‘Landing Obligation’
EU - The European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy ‘Landing Obligation’ aims to tackle fishery discards, which presents issues for sustainable management. Although...
28 June 2016
Weekly Overview: Fishing Organisations Urge Government to Secure Better Fishing Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Last week the UK held its EU referendum with the leave vote triumphant. Following the decision, fishing organisations stressed that it is important that...
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