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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Viet Nam Improving Traceability of Pangasius in Mekong Delta
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a plan on pangagius farming and processing in Mekong Delta by 2020....
President's Council Releases Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance
US - The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released a report to the President entitled 'Combating Antibiotic Resistance', saying...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Makkovik Fish Plant Explores Upgrades with Government Support
CANADA - The Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative Society Limited (Torngat Fish Co-op) will seek ways to increase efficiency and output at its crab and turbot plant...
Norwegian Fish Entering Russia Through Belarus
RUSSIA - Although Norwegian fish has been banned from entering Russia, it is still finding its way in to Russia through Belarus....
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Now in Force
EU - A new European Directive to support Member States in their coordination of various activities that compete for space at sea is now in effect....
Chinese Fund Set to Invest in Australia's Agriculture Industry
CHINA and AUSTRALIA - The Chinese government owned Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund has committed to spend $2.7 billion on Australian dairy, beef, lamb and aquaculture...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Scotland and UK Gov's Must Work Closely, say Scottish Fishing Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - As the announcement comes in that Scotland has voted against independence, the Scottish Fishing groups have said that despite the result, there still...
Humber Seafood Summit: New Seafish Guide Helps Make Responsible Choices When Choosing Fish
UK - Speaking at the 2014 Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby, Dr Tom Pickerell introduced Seafish's Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS), writes Lucy Towers,...
New Figures Show 86 per cent of Tuna Catch from Healthy Stock
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of its Status of the Stocks Ratings. The report shows that 86...
EU to Help Portugal Enforce Fisheries Rules
EU - In its efforts to ensure that fisheries rules are respected across the EU, the European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Portuguese...
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Shrimp Farmers Opposing New Thondangi Mandal Port
INDIA - The proposal to set up a new port in the Kakinada Special Economic Zone area in Thondangi mandal of East Godavari district is facing opposition from shrimp...
Seafood Scotland Helping Scottish Businesses to Develop
SCOTLAND, UK - Seafood Scotland, in its role as delivery partner for Seafish in Scotland, recently hosted Seafish Market Analyst Julia Brooks during a tour of the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Reports Reveal Progress on Road to Sustainable Seafood
UK - Two new reports published today (17 September) by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show the progress being made to secure the future of the world’s oceans,...
EU Funding Failed to Support the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Effectively
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and...
Five Fishmongers to Compete for BIM Young Fishmonger 2015
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, has announced the shortlist for the BIM Young Fishmonger 2015 competition....
Turkish Kobyalar Group Fish Meal, Oil Certified Sustainable
TURKEY - Fish meal and oil from from European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) by Koptur Balikçilik and Dalyan Su Ürünleri, companies of Kobyalar Group, are now...
European Fishing Vessels Back in Moroccan Waters
EU - After a break of more than 2.5 years, European fishing boats can again take up their fishing activities in Moroccan waters. A new four-year protocol of the...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Weekly Overview: EU to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquatic Animals
ANALYSIS - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals (including...
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end...
Fisheries Association Welcomes Commitment to Marine Reserves Review
AUSTRALIA - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) has applauded the Australian Government on delivering its election commitment for an independent review...
$20 Million Grant to Launch Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network in Maine
US - A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture...
Nigerian Fish Production gets $60 million Boost
NIGERIA - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oyo State Government and private firm Triton Aqua Africa Ltd will see $60 million injected into fish production....
FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s...
Norway's $10 million Donation to Help Sudan's Farmers, Fishermen
SOUTH SUDAN - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood...
Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays Receive Stronger Protection
GLOBAL - From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need...
New Fisheries Commissioner Must Listen to Fishing Industry, says SFF
EU - The new European Commissioner designate for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, must put the interests of Europe’s fishermen as his top priority and listen to industry...
Monday, September 15, 2014
Thousands of Fishermen to get Free Insurance Coverage
PHILIPPINES - Thousands of fisherfolk in 42 provinces nationwide may now avail of free full insurance coverage for their calamity-stricken fishing assets, the Bureau...
UK Seafood Industry Asked to Consider Response to Climate Change Impacts
UK - Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond,...
Sea Trout Research Underway at New Irish Research Facility
IRELAND - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has officially opened a new laboratory at its research facility on its National Index Sea Trout Catchment (River Erriff)...
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