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16 July 2015
EU and African Fisheries Stakeholders Unite for Brighter Fishing Future
GLOBAL - How can we combat illegal fishing, protect stocks from over-exploitation, and accrue social and economic benefits in non-EU waters? These are the questions...
Arunachal Pradesh Developing Rainbow Trout Production
INDIA - Arunachal Pradesh has got immense scope for rainbow trout farming particularly in the district of West Kameng and Tawang, the Indian Council of Agricultural...
Welsh Fishing Communities Launch Seafood in Schools Project
WALES, UK - Twenty primary schools across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend have been getting special seafood lessons on local fish and shellfish and the importance...
Challenges in Japanese Eel Production
JAPAN - Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) has been eaten in Japan since ancient times. Traditionally considered a source of nourishment, its consumption is also a...
15 July 2015
Government Seeks Feedback on Sustainable Fishing Recommendations
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has welcomed the release of a series of draft recommendations, which outline proposed changes to ensure...
Namibian Aquaculture Industry Still in its Infancy
NAMIBIA - While Namibia’s regulatory and legal framework for aquaculture is second to none the local industry is still in its infancy and has not yet reached a...
14 July 2015
Mediterranean Fisheries Multiannual Plans Now a 'Political Priority'
EU - The latest fish stock data has revealed significant progress in northern waters but that more effort needed in Mediterranean where overfishing still continues....
MSC Launches Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched a new global fund for supporting critical fishery science research and projects aimed at strengthening...
Recognising Need for Indigenous Input into Fisheries Research
AUSTRALIA - In a year when NAIDOC Week focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea, a new...
13 July 2015
EU and Mauritania Reach New Fisheries Deal
EU - The European Union and Mauritania have concluded a deal that will allow EU fishermen to fish in Mauritanian waters for four years. The agreement on a fourth...
Alaska Fish Factor: Big Alaska Marine Debris Cleanup Begins
US - Kodiak volunteers were scrambling with front end loaders and dump trucks to ready 200,000 pounds of super sacks for the first pick up of a massive marine debris...
Northern Prawn Fishery Commended for Sustainability Focus
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has congratulated the Northern Prawn Fishery Industry for taking initiative...
10 July 2015
Killifish Conservation Project Launched in Malta
MALTA - A Killifish Conservation Project has been launched in Malta to try and bring populations of the fish to sustainable levels....
Goa to Venture into Crab Farming
INDIA - In order to provide farmers with another alternative source of income, Goa is planning to opt for crab aquaculture in the state....
St Kitts and Nevis Sign Treaty on Combatting Illegal Fishing
ST KITTS and NEVIS - The government of St Kitts and Nevis has taken a big step towards fighting illegal fishing after in announced that it has ratified the 2009...
Stricter Laws Needed to Keep Illegal Fishing Under Control
THAILAND - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has suggested that the Thai government undergo a legal reform in order to raise the standards of the fishing...
09 July 2015
Cypriot Fisheries, Aquaculture Receives €52.6 million Investment
CYPRUS - The European Commission has adopted a €53 million investment package for the Cypriot maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors....
South Australia to Develop New Oyster Farming Code
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's State Government is supporting the development of a new third party certification that will showcase the premium credentials of South...
Chile Reveals Plans to Move to 'New Aquaculture'
CHILE - A report containing concrete proposals to promote competitiveness and innovation in the aquaculture sector has been released by the Chilean National Fisheries...
Geoduck Farming Could Rival Salmon Aquaculture
CANADA - Salmon farming dominates the aquaculture industry in British Columbia (BC), but shellfish growers there say another aquaculture business, geoduck farming,...
08 July 2015
Suspected PD Outbreak on Norwegian Salmon Farm
NORWAY - There is a suspected outbreak of Pancreas Disease (PD) at a farm in Humulene, Vikna municipality....
Tropical Reef Fish Causes Illness in More People Than Previously Thought
US - Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular...
Iceland Makes a Stand Against Illegal Fishing
ICELAND - Iceland has become the 12th state to sign up to the FAO's Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) which aims to prevent illegal unreported and unregulated...
07 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Tassal Gains Bigger Market Share Through De Costi Seafoods Acquisition
ANALYSIS - There has been more movement in the markets this week as the Tasmanian salmon farming company Tassal announced it is to buy De Costi Seafoods in order...
Inshore Fishermen Express Concerns over Marine Protected Area Measures
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) met with Richard Lochhead, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, in Glasgow...
Thai Fishery Crisis Expected to End Soon
THAILAND - Government authorities in Thailand are convinced that the crisis in the country's fishery industry, stemming from tougher government regulations, will...
New Irish Agri Food Sector Strategy to Improve Aquaculture Access
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects...
Australian Fisheries Industries Boosted by New White Paper
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries will benefit from the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, launched by the Prime Minister, Tony...
Fish Vet Group Achieves USDA APHIS Approval
US - Fish Vet Group – the world’s largest aquaculture health provider – is pleased to announce the laboratory services offered by their facility in Portland,...
06 July 2015
Tuna Commission Fails to Agree on New Conservation Measures
ECUADOR - The 89th meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) ended recently in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Sadly, the meeting ended with no new conservation...
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