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02 February 2017
Proposal to Relocate Marlborough Sounds Salmon Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations...
Co-op Scheme to Boost Australian Rock Lobster Exports
AUSTRALIA - Thanks to loan from the Western Australia government, Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative will now be able to build a 80-tonne live lobster holding...
31 January 2017
Exclusive Info on the 2017 Halibut Quota
US - The International Pacific Halibut Commission was here in Victoria B.C. last week discussing the catch limits for the 2017 Halibut fishery, reports Rob Reierson...
27 January 2017
Hawaii Oceanic Technology Shuts Its Doors After Almost Ten Years in Business
US - Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc., a Honolulu-based open ocean fish farming technology company, has shut down after nearly a decade in business....
Jamaican Fish Production on the Rebound
JAMAICA - Fish production in Jamaica is on the rebound after experiencing years of decline....
26 January 2017
New Study Looks at Fisheries Subsidies in Major Non-EU Fishing Nations
EU - A new study for the European Commission compiles data and information on fisheries subsidies within six of the world's major fishing countries: Japan, South...
25 January 2017
EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Reducing Antibiotic Use
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals,...
New Zealand Fishery Named in Global Top Five
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand has been rated among the world’s top five best managed fisheries....
24 January 2017
Weekly Overview: New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has announced that it will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products by 2018 in order to protect the...
President Donald Trump Withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - US President Donald Trump has signed an executive action to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The move by Mr Trump has been met...
23 January 2017
New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018
NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their...
Nofima Enters Licence Agreement to produce Urchin Feed in Australia
NORWAY - Nofima has recently signed an agreement under which the company's unique sea urchin feed can be produced under licence in Australia and New Zealand. The...
Estonian Fish Catch Increased in 2015
ESTONIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 72,896 MT, which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance and inland fisheries. Fish catch in 2015 was seven percent higher...
20 January 2017
Scotland’s Pelagic Fishermen Call for Urgent Review of Faroese Access to EU Waters
SCOTLAND - In a joint statement, the two associations representing Scotland’s pelagic fishing fleet have called on the European Commission to review Faroese access...
Report Confirms Positive Economic Trends in EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The economic performance of the EU fleet improved significantly again in 2014, according to the latest Annual Economic Report....
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
18 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European...
MSD Animal Health Joins Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) to Support Sustainable Salmon Farming
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce its membership in the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), a leadership initiative...
17 January 2017
China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform
CHINA - As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that...
16 January 2017
Sustainable Seafood Supply is Essential in the EU, finds Study
EU - A new Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices regarding fishery and aquaculture products reveals that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016
AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry....
13 January 2017
Australian Authorities Hunt for Source of White Spot Disease Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are continuing to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine...
Government to Develop Aquaculture in Karnataka State
INDIA - Pramod Madhwaraj, the Minister of State for Fisheries, has said that the department is planning to develop aquaculture on 5,000 hectares across Karnataka...
12 January 2017
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
10 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund....
Researchers Express Optimism Over Transgenic Chinese Carp
CHINA - Chinese researchers who created a rapidly growing “giant” transgenic carp have expressed cautious optimism it will one day land on dining tables....
09 January 2017
Australia Suspends Uncooked Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - ​The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports into Australia in response to information from the Department of Agriculture and...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishery Advocates Calling for Review of Fish Habitat Law
US - Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to fish habitats....
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