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18 December 2015
MSC Certificates for Eastern Baltic Sea Cod Fisheries Suspended
EUROPE - The MSC certificates for all five cod fisheries in the Eastern Baltic Sea have been suspended. Independent assessment of the fisheries has shown that eastern...
Ireland Secures €131m in Whitefish Quotas
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. announced that he has secured 36,886 tonnes of whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen...
UK Fisheries Chief Calls for United Sustainable Industry
UK - The UK fishing industry has to work together as a strong united mixed industry to produce an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable sector....
17 December 2015
Senators Fight Federal Rules Establishing Catfish Inspection Office
US - US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the...
Fisheries, Aquaculture Expected to Increase Contribution to Fiji's GDP
FIJI - The contribution of the fishing and aquaculture industries to Fiji's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to increase over the next three years....
New Report Looks at Sustainability of South Australia's Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A comprehensive report outlining the stock status of 45 fish species in South Australia has been released....
16 December 2015
New Analysis Reveals Countries Allowing Overfishing by 20% in European Waters
EU - New research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) reveals EU ministers have consistently agreed to set fishing limits above scientific advice, leading to...
New Short Film Highlights Fishermen-Led Innovation to Meet Discard Ban
EU - During a gathering at the European Parliament, Environmental Defense Fund released a new short-film, “Gearing Up for Change: A Collaborative Approach for...
States' Fish Consumption Advisories Often Not in Line with Federal Recommendations
US - Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens about fish with potentially hazardous levels of toxins such as methyl mercury....
Fisheries Industry Invitied to Take Part in Social Responsibility in Seafood Workshop
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood in the UK, is hosting a workshop on Social Responsibility in Seafood. The workshop will aim to produce a clear map...
15 December 2015
Viet Nam Expresses Concern Over New US Catfish Inspection Rules
VIET NAM - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh expressed disappointment about the US Department of Agriculture's final rule on inspecting fish under the Siluriformes...
Better Fish Farmer Training to Improve Production
INDIA - A scientist from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre, Philippines, has said if aquaculture farmers were trained in better practices of maintaining...
EU Lifts Ban on Kenyan Farmed Fish Exports
KENYA - The European Union (EU) has given the go-ahead for the Kenya to export its farmed fish to the EU....
EU adopts €52M Package for Hungary's Fisheries, Aquaculture
HUNGARY - The European Commission has adopted a €51.8 million investment package for the Hungarian fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the 2014-2020 period,...
14 December 2015
Concern for Quotas Ahead of 2016 Fishing Opportunity Meeting
EU - EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, is presenting the European Commission's proposals for fixing fishing opportunities...
Alaska Fish Factor: Caught by Alaskans Made a Winner of Fish 2.0 Competition
US - Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in...
Identifying Policy Synergies on Aid for Fisheries and Food Security
GLOBAL - Fisheries play a role in ensuring food security and income. What trade-related support is needed to help secure similar positive outcomes in the face of...
Aquaculture Targets Unreachable Unless Licence Backlog, Regulations Addressed
IRELAND - The aquaculture targets set out in the national Seafood Operational Programme are unlikely to be met unless there is a reform of state regulations and...
11 December 2015
EC Proposes New Rules to Improve Transparency of EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The European Commission is proposing a new system to grant and manage authorisations that will allow authorities to better monitor both EU vessels fishing outside...
Viet Nam Remains Japan's Biggest Shrimp Supplier
VIET NAM - Statistics from the International Trade Center (ITC) showed that Vietnam remained the leading frozen raw shrimp supplier to Japan. It was followed by...
Belgium Fisheries, Aquaculture Receive €68.6M Investment Package
BELGIUM - The European Commission adopted a €68.6 million investment package for the Belgian fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the 2014-2020 period, including...
Scottish Fishing Communities Encouraged to Apply for Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural coastal and fishing communities can apply for funding to support sustainable economic growth in the marine sector and mitigate the impact of...
FAO Deploy's FAD's to Boost Local Fisheries in Somalia
SOMALIA - FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 "fish magnets" along Somalia's 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost...
10 December 2015
EU/Faroe Mackerel Negotiations Taken Off the Table
SCOTLAND, UK - This year’s EU/Faroe fishing negotiations has placed “unacceptable restrictions” on all concerned and the future level of Faroese access to...
Ghana Aquaculture Production Grows 20% in 2015
GHANA - Aquaculture production in Ghana has increased from 38,547 metric tonnes in 2014 to 46,250 metric tonnes in 2015, an increase of 20 per cent....
EU Buying Less Seafood but Paying More for It
EU - A new report from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) reveals that in 2015 seafood consumption in the EU dropped...
New Fisheries Bill to Help Sustain Fishing Communities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle has introduced a new Bill into the Assembly aimed at protecting and enhancing the limited supply of fish and sustaining...
09 December 2015
WTO Decides COOL Retaliation Amounts
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached a decision on the amount that Canada and Mexico are allowed to claim from the US in retaliatory tariffs,...
EU Adopts €239m Package for Irish Fisheries, Aquaculture
IRELAND - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Irish maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. More than €239 million will be...
08 December 2015
Ghana's Fisheries Industry Ready to Expand, says Minister
GHANA - Ms Hanny Sherry Ayittey, Minister in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture on Friday said a major breakthrough had been made in the fisheries industry to expand...
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