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28 June 2016
Brexit Gives Real Hope for Scotland’s Fishing Communities
UK - The European Union referendum result last week, which took so many in the country by surprise, opened up hope and ambition for Scotland’s fishing communities....
Tassal Expansion to Move Salmon Farms Offshore
AUSTRALIA - Tassal has released plans to establish four salmon farming leases in Storm Bay near the Tasman Peninsula, which the company expects could create up to...
Ten New Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Projects Available
CHILE - More than 700 million pesos has been made available for 10 new projects in the field of fisheries and aquaculture research....
New Fish Hatchery to Boost Bahrain Aquaculture
BAHRAIN - The Main Aquaculture Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Oman Aquaculture Development Company (OADC) have signed a cooperation agreement...
Marine Scientist Appointed to Boost Fish Stock Conservation
UK - In a landmark development, the representative association for Scotland’s mackerel and herring fishermen has appointed a Chief Scientific Officer to spearhead...
27 June 2016
Jamaica to Fast-Track New Fisheries Bill
JAMAICA - The Fisheries Bill, aimed at protecting the multimillion-dollar industry and safeguarding the welfare of fisherfolk is to be brought to Parliament shortly....
Zanzibar’s Aquaculture Industry Receives $ 3.2 million Boost
TANZANIA - The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization...
Cape Verde Joins Port State Measures Agreement
CAPE VERDE - Cape Verde joined the Port State Measures Agreement today, as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca personally delivered his country’s ratification papers...
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
Rock Lobster Research Leads to Positive Management Changes
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Rock Lobster fishers will now be able to fish for prized Southern Rock Lobster year round, as part of new arrangements that will add value...
24 June 2016
Brexit: Governments Must Work with Industry on Future of Fishing Industry
UK - The UK has voted and the decision is to leave the EU. It is now greatly important that governments and the fishing industry work together to create practical...
EU Approves Multiannual Plan for Managing Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks has now been approved. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional...
23 June 2016
MoAF Withdraws Aquaculture Licences Awarded to Six Firms
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has withdrawn licences awarded to six companies for delay in starting aquaculture projects....
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
21 June 2016
Better In or Out - What Could the EU Referendum Decision Mean for UK Agriculture, Fisheries?
UK - There has been a multitude of information and scare mongering from both sides of the EU referendum campaign. With the vote being held tomorrow (23 June 2016),...
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Potential for Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANALYSIS - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade. This is the finding of the National Economic and Social Council's...
DIVERSIFY: New Species for European Aquaculture
EUROPE - Increasing halibut egg batch size, the training of meagre juveniles to feeding stimuli and the development of a vaccine for Viral Neural Necrosis, are some...
20 June 2016
Insurance to Benefit Over One million Ghanaian Fishermen
GHANA - More than one million fishermen would benefit from the insurance policy instituted by the Government to safeguard the safety of their canoes, outboard motors,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Putting Herring Back on the Menu
US - There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest...
Chilean Salmon Farms Reveal 2015 Antibiotics Usage
CHILE - Marine conservation organisation Oceana welcomed the new report issued by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) on the use...
17 June 2016
New Report Outlines Ireland's Sustainable Aquaculture Development Potential
IRELAND - There is great potential for Ireland to develop its aquaculture in the coming decade, with a rich and varied marine landscape, and a long coastline. However,...
16 June 2016
New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics
CANADA - Government is working with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association to develop standards for certifying aquatic animal clinic facilities....
Annual Report Shows a Disappointing Amount of Overfished EU Fish Stocks
EU - Less than 10 per cent of the assessed EU fish stocks are fished at sustainable levels. This is the worrying news coming out of the European Commission's annual...
15 June 2016
NASCO Working to Improve State of Wild Salmon Stocks
EU - The 33rd meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) took place between 7 and 10 June in Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler (Germany)....
14 June 2016
Opportunities and Challenges for the Sub-Saharan Africa Meat Market
AFRICA - A new study of Sub-Saharan Africa’s meat supply chain reveals that demand is expected to grow but that many producers may struggle to meet this unless...
13 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Boaters Rewarded for Protecting Salmon
US - Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so....
New European Market Advisory Council for Fisheries, Aquaculture Holds First General Assembly
EU - The new European Market Advisory Council (MAC) for fisheries and aquaculture held their first General Assembly in Brussels this week to ensure a sustainable...
10 June 2016
Global Collaboration Doubles Sustainable Fish Catch in Five Years
GLOBAL - A new report published by the Marine Stewardship Council shows how effective management and improvements made by MSC certified fisheries are delivering...
Social License is Vital for Seafood Industry to Combat Negative Perceptions
UK - Seafish is hosting a special workshop at the end of June to educate the seafood industry on the importance of having a Social License to Operate (SLO), and...
Middle East Central Asian Aquaculture Conference a First for Turkey
TURKEY - Last week, an innovative conference of aquaculture professionals, academics and organizations met in Izmir, Turkey at the FuarIzmir convention centre from...
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