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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Shrimp Exports to Exceed $200 million
HONDURAS - The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) expects the export shrimp to be worth over $200 million this year, due to a price hike in the international...
Viet Nam's February Seafood Export Value up 57 per cent
VIET NAM - According to Vietnam Customs, seafood exports in February 2014 reached $458 million, up nearly 57 per cent year on year....
Australian Fisheries Management Review Moves Ahead
AUSTRALIA - The Government has taken the next step in its bold plan to modernise fishing management in Queensland with the release of the fisheries management review...
Golden King Crab Fleet to Help With Crab Population Survey
US - Alaska’s golden king crab fleet has signed on for the long haul to learn more about those far flung stocks. The crabbers will help state and federal scientists...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Seafood Company Suffers as Political Tension in Ukraine Continues
UKRAINE - The current political tension in Ukraine is causing problems for on of Europe's leading crab stick and surimi producers, Viciunai Group....
Viet Nam Strengthens Fisheries, Aquaculture Cooperation with Norway
VIET NAM - On 21 March 2014, in Ho Chi Minh city, the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) in coordination with the Norwegian Seafood...
Mexico Sees Potential to Develop Tilapia Aquaculture
MEXICO - The head of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, believes there is capacity to increase the production of tilapia...
Irish Oyster Sector Benefits from an Increase in Production and Employment
IRELANd - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) in partnership with Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Aquaculture hosted an informative conference on Ireland’s oyster industry...
Aquaculture Action Plan Recommended for Mediterranean
EU - A four-pronged action plan has been recommend in order to help promote aquaculture in the Mediterranean region. ...
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Weekly Overview: Norwegian Veterinary Institute Closer to Understanding New Trout Disease
ANALYSIS - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has released more information on the new trout disease that was discovered in Norwegian hatcheries....
Big Plans for the Development of Oman's Fisheries
OMAN - Oman's government plans to invest around $1.6 billion into the development of fisheries related infrastructure over the next seven years, to help double the...
Shrimp Cage Farming Looking Promising for Ecuador
ECUADOR - An experimental shrimp farm in sea cages in Puerto Engabao, being run by the National Fisheries Institute (INP) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,...
Spring Fishing Bans Begin in China
CHINA - China's biggest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake in east China's Jiangxi Province, entered its three-month fishing moratorium at midday on Thursday, a move to...
New Wind Farms Need to Keep Fisheries Sector Consulted
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for two adjacent offshore wind farms to be built in the outer Moray Firth....
FEFAC Workshop on Sustainable Fish Feed for Aquaculture
BELGIUM - The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation is holding a stakeholder workshop to discuss future options for sustainable fish feed....
New Opportunities in East Africa for NGOs
GLOBAL, AFRICA - When USAID/East Africa announced the first Annual Program Statement (APS) under the African Institutions Innovation Mechanism (AIIM) initiative...
Fisheries Council Agree on Sandeel Management in North Sea
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council of 24 March focused on the management of sandeel, the outcome of the negotiations with Coastal States on mackerel in the...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Saline Tilapia Research Completed in Dagupan
PHILIPPINES - Saline tilapia, or tilapia mollibicus, was developed in Dagupan City through 15 years of research through the joint collaboration of Filipino and French...
Mangalore to Host Fisheries and Aquaculture Strategy Meeting
INDIA - The Mangalore-based College of Fisheries is hosting a conference on ‘Strategies for building the yield gap in fisheries and aquaculture’ in Mangalore,...
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...
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