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21 January 2015
New Arrangements to Benefit Western Australia Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - New changes to the Offshore Constitutional Settlement arrangements between the Commonwealth and Western Australia should benefit fisheries....
20 January 2015
South Korea Urged to Lift Ban on Japan Seafood Imports
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea needs to consider lifting an import ban on Japanese fishery goods if public concerns over their safety are cleared, a Seoul official has...
Viet Nam Commits to Reduced Shrimp Disease, Improved Safety in 2015
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) says it aims to reduce disease affected shrimp areas by 50 per cent in 2015....
Philippines to Develop Eel Industry, Exports
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines Department of Agriculture is to work with local eel growers to develop the country's eel export market....
19 January 2015
New Spanish Law to Fight Pirate Fishing
SPAIN - Environmental groups have welcomed a new Spanish law which will fight pirate fishing through imposing stronger penalties on Spanish citizens involved in...
Ministers Discuss Mediterranean Fishery Technical Issues
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Environment through the General Secretariat of Fisheries organised a technical training for the fisheries sector on...
UK Appoints Counsellor in China to Help Boost Agricultural, Food Trade
UK - The UK has appointed its first Agriculture and Food Counsellor in China to help increase growing food and drink exports to the country....
16 January 2015
Irish Minister Hosts First Ever National Inshore Fisheries Forum
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has hosted the first meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF), bringing...
Viet Nam Launches “Dolphin Safe” Programme
VIET NAM - Since late 2013, Vasep Tuna Club has organised two meetings with representatives of Earth Island Institute (EII) to discuss “Dolphin Safe” tuna fisheries...
15 January 2015
Indonesia Changes Seafood Import Rules
INDONESIA - The Director General of Fishery Product Processing and Marketing (P2HP) has issued a decree listing fish products allowed for export to Indonesia....
Limited Places Available for Fish Quality Assessment Course
UK - There are now limited places available on Seafish's five day Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course, which will be held in North Wales from 2-6 March 2015....
India Top Prawn Exporter to US in 2014
INDIA - During January - November 2014, India ranked as the biggest exporter of prawns to the US....
Department Denies SEPA’s Claim Against Shrimp Project
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's Sabah Environment Protection Department has denied the Sabah Environment Protection Association’s (SEPA) claim that the shrimp aquaculture...
Rock Lobster Season gets Underway
AUSTRALIA - As the annual season for the State’s western rock lobster fishery kicks off today (15 January), most commercial fishers will make the most of their...
14 January 2015
New Model Assesses Potential Impacts of Fishing Gear Restrictions in Inshore Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - A new model has been created to assess the possible impacts of a prohibition on the use of mobile fishing gears within one and three miles from the...
FSA Recommends AGD Not be Listed on National Disease List
NORWAY - The Food Safety Authority (FSA) has recommended to the industry and Fisheries Ministry that infection with amoebic gill disease (AGD) not be listed in...
Jose Miguel Corvinos Appointed New CEO of Fisheries and Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has appointed Jose Miguel Corvinos as the new director general of Fisheries and Aquaculture. ...
New Zealand Fighting Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean
NEW ZEALAND - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners....
13 January 2015
India Seeks Australian Collaboration in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector
INDIA - The Indian Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is seeking collaboration from Australia for its fisheries, aquaculture, agriculture and food processing sectors....
Latvian Presidency Urged to Keep Animal Welfare Central to its Priorities
EU - Eurogroup for Animals has launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Latvian Presidency...
12 January 2015
NFU Joins New Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition...
Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could...
New Seafood Processing Sanitation Equipment Piloted in Canada
CANADA - Fogo Island Co-Operative Society will test plant sanitation technology that is new to the seafood processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador with...
Kien Giang Province Sets $170m 2015 Seafood Export Target
VIET NAM - Despite significant obstacles, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang plans to export seafood worth $170 million during 2015....
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Marketers Facing Strong Headwinds
US - Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab....
09 January 2015
US Should Have the Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal...
Illegal Prawn Farms Closed Down in Indonesia
INDONESIA - The Bantul administration has closed down hundreds of illegal prawn farms that were set up along Yogyakarta’s beaches after numerous warnings were...
Venezuela Issues New Sardine Fishing Rules
VENEZUELA - In order to properly conserve sardine populations, the Bolivarian government has issued new rules for the the fishing of this species, which is of high...
Trade Delegations Helping Seafood Producers Find New Markets
CANADA - Government supported seafood trade delegations are helping local processors expand into new markets....
08 January 2015
New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
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