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12 February 2015
Indonesia to Double Aquaculture Production
INDONESIA - The Indonesian government has set a target to achieve 31 million tons of fish from aquaculture by 2019, a two-fold increase compared to the current yearly...
Philippines to Establish Fish Landing Centers Nationwide
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is planning to establish 252 Community Fish Landing Centers (CFLCs)...
South Korea Removed From US Illegal Fishing List
SOUTH KOREA - The United States has removed South Korea from its preliminary list of illegal fishing countries....
Expressions of Interest for CCAMLR New and Exploratory Fisheries 2015
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is seeking expressions of interest from Australian companies or persons wishing to make an application...
11 February 2015
Oman Determined to Reduce Fish Imports
OMAN - Oman exported around 126,000 tonnes of fish last year and the government is determined to extend this self-sufficiency to the agriculture and livestock sectors...
10 February 2015
New Guidance Aims to Keep Illegal Fish Out of UK Supply Chain
UK - Guidance has been issued to the UK industry on how to ensure that illegal fish is kept out of supply chains. The global annual cost of ‘pirate’ fishing...
US Identifies Six Countries Undermining Sustainable Fishing Efforts
US - The United States is continuing its global leadership to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing as a biennial report from NOAA identifies...
Weekly Overview: US Oysters, Mussels Found to Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
ANALYSIS - A new study from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found the occurrence and severity of disease and parasite infections...
Iowa State Aquaculture Outreach Evolving with Industry
US - For an aquaculture research center at Iowa State University, just keeping up with the current is not an option....
09 February 2015
Philippines Fisheries to Continue Growth in 2015
PHILIPPINES - Philippine agriculture is well-positioned to sustain its growth momentum this year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said. And to help fuel this...
South Korea to Expand Fishing Area in Yellow Sea
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government will widen the allowed fishing area for South Korean vessels in the Yellow Sea as a means to increase their catch against...
06 February 2015
FAO Granted $75 000 for Shrimp, Groundfish Management on Guianas-Brazil Shelf
SOUTH AMERICA - The shrimp and groundfish fisheries of the Guianas-Brazil shelf provide employment to at least 150 000 fishers and many more in auxiliary jobs (processing,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Lovers Choose Lobster as Top Valentine’s Day Dish
US - Lobster, crab legs and shrimp get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on February 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for US restaurants. ...
US Oysters, Mussels Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
US - NOAA’s first-ever long term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and 2009,...
Government Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador aquaculture sector is receiving more than C$287,000 in infrastructure and innovative technologies thanks to a grant from the...
New Science to Help Determine Total Allowable Catch
AUSTRALIA - New science for the Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) will help determine the total allowable catch limit for the 2015-16 season. The science...
Call for Concrete Proposals in World Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A new paper from the World Trade Organisation on the latest stage of the Doha round of the global trade talks has shown that just one country might have...
05 February 2015
Consultation on New English Marine Conservation Zones Opens
ENGLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in England's seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation...
04 February 2015
GAA, Viet Nam Pangasius Association Cooperate on Responsible Aquaculture
VIET NAM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Viet Nam Pangasius Association (VNPA), in which the two...
NFU Commends Budget Proposal
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers,...
Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
03 February 2015
Life Insurance to be Mandatory for All Fishermen
CHILE - As of the 9 February 2015, all fishermen, vessel owners, crew and shellfish divers, under 65, and with extractive operations, must have life insurance against...
Weekly Overview: EU Discard Ban Sanctions Delayed
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, EU fishermen will now have two years before sanctions for failing to comply with the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) discard ban...
Emergency Measures Introduced to Protect Sea Bass
UK - Following emergency measures from the European Commission, fishermen using pelagic trawls in the southern North Sea and in the east round the south coast of...
02 February 2015
Slight Increase for 2015 Halibut Total Allowable Catch
CANADA and US - The 2015 halibut total allowable catch limit has been set at 29.223 million pounds, reports Kyla Ganton, Tradex Foods, at the 91st Annual International...
Alaska Fish Factor: Walmart Expands Commitment to Alaskan Seafood
US - Freezer displays at Walmart superstores in Alaska and Washington now include a new lineup of 14 Alaska seafood items. The world’s largest grocer announced...
30 January 2015
Will the Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Promote Growth in the Sector?
SPAIN - Spain is one of the leading countries for global consumption of aquatic products and was the leading country in Europe for aquaculture production in 2012...
Fishing into the Future Charity to Promote UK Fisheries Development
UK - Fishermen in the UK have a new platform to promote the best that the industry has to offer – Fishing into the Future was officially recognised as a charity...
Fisheries Priorities for the Shetlands Outlined
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead has outlined his main priorities for supporting a successful fishing industry ahead of his visit to...
MEP's Delay Discard Ban Sanctions
EU - The EU Parliament and EU Fisheries Council have agreed, with help from the European Commission, that fishermen have two years before sanctions for failing to...
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