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27 June 2016
Cape Verde Joins Port State Measures Agreement
CAPE VERDE - Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers...
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
Rock Lobster Research Leads to Positive Management Changes
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value...
24 June 2016
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Fishing Industry
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that governments and the fishing industry work together to create practical...
EU Approves Multiannual Plan for Managing Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks has now been approved. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional...
23 June 2016
MoAF Withdraws Aquaculture Licences Awarded to Six Firms
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has withdrawn licences awarded to six companies for delay in starting aquaculture projects....
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016),...
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Potential for Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANALYSIS - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade. This is the finding of the National Economic and Social Council's...
DIVERSIFY: New Species for European Aquaculture
EUROPE - Increasing halibut egg batch size, the training of meagre juveniles to feeding stimuli and the development of a vaccine for Viral Neural Necrosis, are some...
20 June 2016
Insurance to Benefit Over One million Ghanaian Fishermen
GHANA - More than one million fishermen would benefit from the insurance policy instituted by the Government to safeguard the safety of their canoes, outboard motors,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Putting Herring Back on the Menu
US - There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest...
Chilean Salmon Farms Reveal 2015 Antibiotics Usage
CHILE - Marine conservation organisation Oceana welcomed the new report issued by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) on the use...
17 June 2016
New Report Outlines Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development Potential
IRELAND - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade, with a rich and varied marine landscape, and a long coastline. However,...
16 June 2016
New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics
CANADA - Government is working with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association to develop standards for certifying aquatic animal clinic facilities....
Annual Report Shows a Disappointing Amount of Overfished EU Fish Stocks
EU - Less than 10 per cent of the assessed EU fish stocks are fished at sustainable levels. This is the worrying news coming out of the European Commission's annual...
15 June 2016
NASCO Working to Improve State of Wild Salmon Stocks
EU - The 33rd meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) took place between 7 and 10 June in Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler (Germany)....
14 June 2016
Opportunities and Challenges for the Sub-Saharan Africa Meat Market
AFRICA - A new study of Sub-Saharan Africa’s meat supply chain reveals that demand is expected to grow but that many producers may struggle to meet this unless...
13 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Boaters Rewarded for Protecting Salmon
US - Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so....
New European Market Advisory Council for Fisheries, Aquaculture Holds First General Assembly
EU - The new European Market Advisory Council (MAC) for fisheries and aquaculture held their first General Assembly in Brussels this week to ensure a sustainable...
10 June 2016
Global Collaboration Doubles Sustainable Fish Catch in Five Years
GLOBAL - A new report published by the Marine Stewardship Council shows how effective management and improvements made by MSC certified fisheries are delivering...
Social License is Vital for Seafood Industry to Combat Negative Perceptions
UK - Seafish is hosting a special workshop at the end of June to educate the seafood industry on the importance of having a Social License to Operate (SLO), and...
Middle East Central Asian Aquaculture Conference a First for Turkey
TURKEY - Last week, an innovative conference of aquaculture professionals, academics and organizations met in Izmir, Turkey at the FuarIzmir convention centre from...
09 June 2016
Norway to Strengthen Seafood Presence in India
NORWAY - The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), a public company owned by the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries, has employed Yogi Shergill as country director for India....
08 June 2016
International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement....
Fiji Continues to invest in Aquaculture
FIJI - Fiji currently has and continues to invest in aquaculture through funding of several projects for aquaculture development, spread out through the four divisions...
Azti Wins Key Contract in ICCAT's Tuna Tagging Programme
SPAIN - The Basque expert technology centre (AZTI) specialising in marine and food innovation will lead the first-phase tagging activities in the eastern Atlantic...
07 June 2016
Novel Methods to Evaluate Fish Response to Stress
EU - Farmed fish are submitted to many stressors that have an important impact on their health and can even lead to their premature death. The COPEWELL project has...
Weekly Overview: Project Investigates More Efficient European Catfish Farming Methods
ANALYSIS - An EU funded project is investigating more productive, faster systems in which to farm catfish in Europe....
Mediterranean Countries to Close Bottom Trawling Fishing to Rebuild Fish Stocks
EUROPE - Oceana has applauded the adoption at the General Fisheries Committee for the Mediterranean (GFCM), of the closure of three areas in the Strait of Sicily...
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