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Friday, June 20, 2014
Government to Improve Output and Quality of Tuna Fishing Industry
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to create a production chain involving fishing, processing, and consumption of tuna....
Commercial Harvest of Blueline Tilefish to Close Over Weekend
US - Commercial harvest of blueline tilefish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) June 23, 2014. ...
EU-project Develops State of the Art of Marine Ecosystem Modelling
EU - Phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass are expected to decrease by six and 11 per cent respectively by the end of century due to climate change. This is just...
More Time Given to Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced that the independent Structural Adjustment Review Committee (SARC)...
€1.161 million for Spain from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund 2014-2020
SPAIN - Spain has been allocation €1.161 million of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period 2014-2020....
Take Part: Global Aquaculture Alliance EMS Survey Now Available Online
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is calling on shrimp farms in Asia and Latin America to fill out a survey designed to collect information on early...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Illegal Driftnet Fishing Reported in Morocco
MOROCCO - Morocco officially phased out driftnets in 2010 with funding from the EU and US but Oceana has recently revealed that the illegal use of driftnets to capture...
VASEP to Stengthen Fisheries Union to Achieve Export Targets
VIET NAM - A general meeting of the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) took place in Ho Chi Minh city on June 12, 2014 with the participation...
‘Voiceless’ Scotland Remains Near Bottom of EU Fisheries Funding Share
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland remains near the bottom of the EU allocation share of the vital European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) despite receiving a slight increase....
New Research Investigates Implications of Rock Lobster Fishing During Winter
AUSTRALIA - New research will begin this week in the Northern Zone Rock Lobster fishery to investigate the implications of commercial fishing during winter months....
Discards Ban Discussed at Fisheries Council Meeting
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council met 16-17 June 2014 to discuss a proposal for a regulation on the landing obligation and an update on the discards ban....
Indian Ministry Announced Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - India will be developing a food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said at a Confederation of...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fisheries Body Calls for a 'Blue Revolution' in NE India
INDIA - Mumbai-based Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) vice-chancellor Dr W S Lakra has called for the launching a 'blue revolution' in the northeast,...
Maui’s Dolphins ‘Not Helped’ by Extra Fishing Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Fisheries Inshore New Zealand (FINZ) says the International Whaling Commission’s request that fishing restrictions be extended 20 nautical miles...
Maine Has High Fish Farming Potential, say Experts
US - Maine has been identified as a great place to invest in aquaculture, according to panelists at the Maine Startup and Create Week discussing startup opportunities...
Marine Harvest Canada Evidence Confirms Healthy Fish
CANADA - From June 9 to 13, 2014, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) provided the Federal Court of Canada with information resulting from significant new research confirming...
Government Sends More Support to Typhoon-hit Fishing Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is delivering thousands of fishing equipment items in aid of the Yolanda-affected...
Japan Pushes Eel Farming After Endangered Species 'Red List' Placing
JAPAN - The Japanese eel, a popular summertime delicacy that has become prohibitively expensive due to overfishing, has been put on the international conservation...
Existing Indian Fisheries Schemes to be Reviewed
INDIA - The Indian agriculture ministry will be reviewing all existing schemes in the fisheries sector to ensure that they meet the requirements of fishermen and...
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Countries Outline New Measures Against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
ANALYSIS - Countries around the world have taken a major step forward this past week in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as they...
Thailand Opposes International Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour
Thailand has cast further doubt on its commitment to deal with widespread reports of human trafficking and labour abuse by becoming the only government to vote against...
FAO to Help Mexico Strengthen Shrimp Farming Sector
MEXICO - The director general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), José Graziano da Silva, has expressed support for the actions being...
Over Half of Tamil Nadu Shrimp Farms Still Unregistered
INDIA - Despite the subsidies provided by the government, 60 per cent of shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu are still unregistered, said Fisheries Minister KA Jayapal....
Chilean Salmon Industry to Generate 8000 New Jobs in the Next Few Years
CHILE - Results of a new study has indicated that in the next five years the Chilean salmon industry will require more than 8,000 new workers in direct and indirect...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Allocated European Fisheries Fund to Help UK Business Growth
UK - Fishermen across the UK will be able to apply for a fair share of a new grant scheme to help them adapt to the new Common Fisheries Policy and grow their businesses....
New Zealand Seafood Industry Expected to Grow Modestly to 2018
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry is expected to grow modestly. Export earnings are forecast to increase from $1.44 billion in the year ending June...
Scottish Fishermen Angered by Lifting of Sanctions Against the Faroes
SCOTLAND, UK - Following the announcement that the Faroes have set themselves a quota for Atlanto Scandian herring of 40,000 tonnes, Scottish fishermen have angrily...
A Healthy and Sustainable Future for Our Oceans
EU - Sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and ocean acidification – these are the key issues to be discussed at the "Our Ocean" conference organised by US...
Basilisa Town Benefits from Marine Fish Cage Project
PHILIPPINES - The town of Basilisa in Dinagat Islands recently received a Marine Fish Cage Project worth P2.5 million from the Department of Agriculture-Caraga Region....
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