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31 May 2016
Ground Breaking Fishing Rules Set for Indian Ocean Skipjack Tuna
GLOBAL - In a move to help the long term sustainability of Indian Ocean skipjack tuna stocks, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has agreed to adopt Harvest...
27 May 2016
Marine Sector Needs Government Action to Create Jobs, Exports
IRELAND - The new Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed TD, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development...
26 May 2016
Japan Cuts Salmon, Trout Fishing Quota in Russian EEZ
JAPAN - Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year’s quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia’s exclusive economic zone,...
New Paper Underlines Importance of Fish Inclusion in National Policies
GLOBAL - A new paper published in the peer-reviewed Food Policy journal recommends that the nutritional importance of fish, especially in resource-poor populations...
25 May 2016
Russia and Norway Cooperate on Aquaculture Development
RUSSIA - Russia is planning for further development of its aquaculture industry and is looking to Norway for cooperation on technology and competence....
24 May 2016
Vietnam Passes Development Scheme for Tilapia Farming
VIETNAM – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently passed the Development Scheme on Tilapia Cultivation by 2020 with a vision towards 2030....
The Challenges for Solomon Islands Milkfish Aquaculture
SOLOMON ISLANDS - The human inhabitants of Solomon Islands, like many Pacific islands, are heavily reliant on coastal fisheries for food. With increasing human population,...
High-Level Meeting to Discuss Way Forward for European Aquaculture
EU - In a high-level joint event with the Dutch Presidency of the Council on 24 May, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella...
23 May 2016
Potential HSMI Finding on Canadian Salmon Farm
CANADA - Research undertaken as part of the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) has diagnosed a potential Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in...
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved in Canada
CANADA - Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved AquAdvantage salmon for sale and consumption. ...
Value of Irish Aquaculture Up 20 per cent to €150 million
IRELAND - The latest figures from the BIM Annual Aquaculture Survey showed that 2015 saw a strong recovery in fish and shellfish farming production with the industry...
20 May 2016
European Commission Adopts Ecolabelling Scheme Report
EU - The European Commission has adopted a report on the feasibility of an EU ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products. ...
World Fish Migration Day: Protecting the European Eel
This World Fish Migration Day, the importance of maintaining healthy and connected rivers and streams for species that occupy both fresh and marine waters is being...
19 May 2016
Report Questions New Zealand Catch Figures
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s marine fishing catch could be much higher than reported....
Richard Lochhead Steps Down as Rural Affairs Secretary
UK - Richard Lochhead has stepped down from his position as Rural Affairs Secretary ahead of a cabinet reshuffle. ...
17 May 2016
Mollusc Farming BAP Standards Released
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has expanded the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program with the completion of the new...
India's 2016 Marine Fish Production Below Estimates
INDIA - Marine fish production in the country stood at 3.58 million tonnes in 2015-16, against the potential yield of 4.41 million tonnes estimated for India's exclusive...
Port State Measures Treaty to Enter into Force in June
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international treaty, will come into force on 5 June 2016 now that 30 governments have ratified...
16 May 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Optimistic as Salmon Season Starts
US - Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago....
ISSF and PNA Establish Framework for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding...
13 May 2016
Vietnam Proposes Plan to Tackle Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - The Ministry of Planning and Investment has recommended five key actions to address the mass fish death incidents along central coastal provinces from...
MEPs Call for Strong Fish Traceability System in Europe
EU - A strong traceability system for all fishery products sold in EU restaurants and shops would help to prevent cases of mislabelling, said MEPs in a resolution...
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein...
12 May 2016
China to Step Up its Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CHINA - China will step up law enforcement in the South China Sea to prevent illegal fishing activities and rehabilitate marine resources during the upcoming seasonal...
11 May 2016
New Fish Port, Cold Storage Facility Opened in Camarines Sur
PHILIPPINES - President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated a fish port terminal and a cold storage facility that aims to boost economic activities and alleviate poverty...
New Four-Year EU-Mauritania Fisheries Deal
EU - EU vessels will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish in Mauritania’s Exclusive Economic Zone under a new four-year fisheries...
10 May 2016
New Albany Shellfish Hatchery to Drive Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its support for Western Australia’s emerging aquaculture industry in the 2016-17 State Budget with a...
09 May 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Fishermen Offered Rebates on Pingers for Whale Protection
US - Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six inch, battery operated tubes are tied into fishing...
06 May 2016
Indonesia Underlines Commitment to 100 per cent Eradication of IUU Fishing
INDONESIA - Speaking ahead of ahead of the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum, being held in Bali 19-20 May 2016, Susi...
04 May 2016
European Fisheries Funding Launches in Romania
ROMANIA - Romania has officially kick-started funding under the EU's European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period up to 2020. The launch of the Fisheries...
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