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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Farmed Fish Losses Tracked in New Survey
NORWAY - The extent and causes of loss of salmon and rainbow trout in fish farms are now being mapped into a nationwide project by the Food safety Authority (FSA)....
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Government Updates Publication for Suitable Aquaculture Locations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development has updated its publication on the best locations for the development of marine aquaculture...
Raising the Value of Vietnamese Tuna
VIET NAM - Together with the Government’s policy on supporting fishermen with the most favorable properties ever, many solutions are being implemented to improve...
Viet Nam Cracks Down on Chemical Use in Shrimp Farming
VIET NAM - The Prime Minister has directed ministries and agencies to monitor shrimp production and trade more strictly....
New Figures Reveal Urgent Recovery Plan Needed for Bigeye Tuna
GLOBAL - Shocking new assessments tabled at the 10th meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Scientific Committee in the Marshall...
New Handling Guideline Booklet to Benefit the Shrimp Industry
CANADA - Operators in the provincial shrimp sector will be better positioned to pursue best practices with the introduction of a new booklet supported by the Provincial...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Maltese Fish Landings and Value Up in Second Half of 2014
MALTA - During the second quarter of 2014, the volume and wholesale value of fish landings advanced by 20.2 and 22.6 per cent respectively....
Aquaculture Authority Failure to Issue Licences Leaves Shrimp Farmers Operating Illegally
INDIA - Many shrimp farmers in Tamil Nadu have found themselves operating illegally as the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) is unable to issue licences to regulate...
Monday, August 04, 2014
New Regulations on Seafood Exports to Mexico
VIET NAM - All fisheries products exported to Mexico from countries including Viet Nam must now comply with new quarantine regulations....
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open on 20 August
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has announced that shrimp fishing from Tamaulipas to the mouth...
Members Sought for Irish Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums
IRELAND - Following the launch of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) earlier this year by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Mr Simon Coveney...
Queensland Increases Port Inspections to Safeguard Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has significantly increased 'in port' inspections over the past year in a bid to continue safeguarding...
India Sets Up Fisheries Development Board
INDIA - In order to provide focused attention to the fishery sector, India has announced the setting up of National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB)....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Welcome an End to Permit for Cleaning Decks
US - Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief form harvesters...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Fisheries Leads Economic Growth in Northern Mindanao
PHILIPPINES - The Northern Mindanao economy has posted a 5.6 per cent growth in 2013, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), due in part...
India and Uganda Co-operate on the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
INDIA - The Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) has organised a high level meeting with Ms Ruth Nankabirwa, Ugandan Minster of State for Fisheries for...
Record Sales for Producers at 8th Seafood Fair Pescamar 2014
MEXICO - Farmers and fishermen participating in Eighth Annual Seafood Fair "Pescamar 2014" reported record sales of 117 million pesos, according to the National...
Fishermen Hold Successful Policy Forum Summit with Fisheries and Oceans
CANADA - Canada’s independent fishermen opened the door on a new relationship with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans last week when they gathered in Halifax...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Call for No Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - With EU member states set to decide today (31 July) on whether to support the European Commission proposal to lift trade sanctions against the Faroes...
Part of EU Fleet to Continue Fishing in Mauritanian Waters Until End of 2014
EU - EU vessels fishing shrimps and small pelagics in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol will be able to continue to do...
Farmers, Fishermen at Risk as Emergency Funds Dry Up
SOUTH SUDAN - Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding...
Codroy Seafoods to Enhance Lobster Operations with $100,000 Grant
CANADA - A new cooling system supported by the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme will help Codroy Seafoods increase...
Deliver Common Fisheries Policy on ‘Level Playing Field’, says Fishermen’s Association
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Pelagic Fishermen Association (SPFA) representatives hosted a meeting with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in Fraserburgh aboard the...
Green Party Backs Antibiotic Ban Petition
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the...
Canada Considering Regional Two Cent Lobster Levy
CANADA - Nova Scotia is committed to a provincewide lobster levy to promote generic marketing and is also considering a quality pilot project in one region, supported...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Government Renews Agreement for Fish Trade
BRAZIL - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Neri Geller, and the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MPA), Eduardo Lopes, have signed an...
Industry Feedback Needed for Revised Responsible Fishing Scheme Standards
UK - Seafish is putting a draft revision of its two Responsible Fishing Scheme standards out to public consultation to gain feedback from industry in advance of...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: McDonald's Fish Burger May be Banned from Russia
ANALYSIS - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia after the Russian food safety agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, suspected...
Government Grants Aid for Fisheries Producer Organizations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has called for aid to fisheries producer organizations and associations....
McDonald's Beef,Chicken and Fish Burgers May be Banned in Russia
RUSSIA - McDonald's may be banned from producing a range of burgers and dairy products in Russia....
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