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Monday, March 24, 2014
Argentina Eyes EU Market for Oyster Exports
ARGENTINA - The Argentinian Government is working to achieve the export of live oysters and pulps to the European Union market. A move which will help strengthen...
Algal Bloom Kills Fish, Shellfish in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - A naturally occurring algal bloom has formed near Coffin Bay on the West Coast of South Australia, resulting in localised fish and shellfish deaths,...
EU Restricts Seafood Trade from Illegal Fishing Nations
GLOBAL - Four leading environmental groups – Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF have welcomed a decision by the...
Quarter of Welsh Children Struggle to Name a Fish They can Eat
WALES, UK - Shocking new research shows that almost a quarter (24 per cent) of Welsh primary school children cannot name a single species of fish that people can...
Alaska Fish Factor: Returning Salmon Sets Record
US - Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year– and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries....
Organic Food Sector Continues to Grow
US - The organic sector in the US is continuing to grow domestically and globally, with more than 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Mackerel Deal Does not Follow Scientific Advice, says Iceland
ICELAND - Although the European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands have reached an agreement on the North East Atlantic mackerel stock, they set a total allowable...
Viet Nam Investing VND1 billion to Boost Tuna Exports to Japan
VIET NAM - Binh Dinh province has invested VND1 billion into buying better equipment for tuna fishing and preserving in order to improve the quality of exports to...
Agricultural Marketing to be Discussed at Next Council Meeting
EU - The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, 24 March 2014, will address agricultural and fisheries matters. The Council will be chaired...
Catch Limits Increase for Southern Blue Whiting Fish Stocks
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group has welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries’ decision to raise the catch limit in the main southern blue whiting fishery...
Catch Limits Increased for England's Fishermen
UK - Catch limits for a range of species in Area VIId, North Sea and Area VIIe have gone up after fishermen highlighted in-demand species to the Marine Management...
Australia's First Tuna Fisheries Seek Sustainable MSC Approval
AUSTRALIA - Australian fisheries are stepping up to the world stage this Sustainable Seafood Day, Friday 21 of March. Walker Seafoods Australia of the Eastern Tuna...
Annual Tuna Forum to Assess Next Steps for Fishery Development
INDONESIA - Indonesia, the world’ s biggest tuna fishing nation, will host the country’s 3rd International Coastal Tuna Business Forum on the 19 and 20 May 2014,...
Opportunities for Canadian Aquaculture to be Highlighted at Senate Hearings
CANADA - Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Government Gives P33 million to Rehabilitate Damaged Farms and Fish Cages
PHILIPPINES - THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has given around P33 million to the Provincial Government Capitol to rehabilitate aquatic farms...
SAGARPA Applies Management Plan for Sustainable Use of Spiny Lobster
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) launched a Fishery Management Plan for Spiny Lobster in the Yucatan...
Shrimp Farm Thefts Costing Honduras Millions
HONDURAS - Shrimp farms in Honduras are at threat from "racoon" gangs who are stealing large amounts of shrimp from farms....
250,000 tons of Seafood Expected to be Sold During Lent
MEXICO - Around 100,000 tons of fishery and aquaculture products are estimated to be sold in Mexico City during lent, and a further 150,000 tons in the rest of the...
More Information Released on New Trout Disease
NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has released an update on the new trout disease that has been detected in Norwegian hatcheries. ...
Quotas Increased for Australia's Scalefish and Shark Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Quotas for the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery's (SESSF) 2014/15 fishing year commencing on May 1 have been announced. Quotas increased...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2013 a Successful Year for Canadian Farmers in Sea Lice Management
CANADA - December 31, 2013 was the conclusion of New Brunswick’s first full year using an integrated approach to sea lice management....
Measures to Develop Seafood Processing Industry in Mekong Delta
VIET NAM - The Mekong Delta produces 3.2 million MT of wild caught and farmed fish species per year, providing a huge supply for the regional export-driven seafood...
Aquaculture Industry Calls on Minister to Reduce Competition
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has warned that job and export targets in peripheral coastal areas cannot be met without a radical...
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Canary Fleet Returns to Fishing for Bluefin Tuna
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through the General Secretariat of Fisheries, has amended the regulations governing the bluefin tuna fishery...
Marshall To Chair GAA’s Zone Management Technical Committee
US - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) announced at Seafood Expo North America on March 17 that it is establishing a Zone Management Technical Committee to initiate...
Weekly Overview: EU, Norway and Faroe Islands Reach Agreement on NE Atlantic Mackerel Stock
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, a five-year arrangement for mackerel in the North-East Atlantic has finally been reached between the EU, the Faroe Islands and Norway,...
Ecuador to Import Rainbow Trout Eggs to Improve Production
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) has developed a project for aquaculture development in Ecuador....
Namibian Fishermen Urged to Install Vessel Monitoring System
NAMIBIA - The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau has urged all fishing companies to install the Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) if they have...
Enhancing Fisheries Science and Education in the Northeastern US
US - The NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and the University of Massachusetts School for Marine...
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