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18 June 2015
Workshop Promotes Capacity for Fish Trade and Market Access
EUROPE - Seafood products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with total trade estimated at US$ 145 billion per year. As demand for healthier...
Minister Calls for Staged New Rules for Setting Fish Quotas and Ending Discards
IRELAND - Minister Simon Coveney has outlined the major issues of importance for Ireland in the preparation for setting Quotas for 2016 at the EU Agriculture and...
17 June 2015
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
New Partnership to Develop Malaysia's Aquaculture Sector
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian government has welcomed a partnership between scientists, the fish farming community and entrepreneurs to further develop the country's...
16 June 2015
Indonesia Commits to Sustainable Tuna by End of 2015
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has announced that by the end of 2015, the country's pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries,...
Russian Ban on Estonian, Latvian Fish on EU Fisheries Council Agenda
EU - The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Luxembourg today (16 June 2015), with 2016 fishing opportunities, the European Fisheries Fund and...
Fishermen Call for Urgent Meeting Over MPA Impact
UK - Scotland’s west coast inshore fishermen have requested an urgent meeting with Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard...
Draft Plan for Sustainable Irish Aquaculture Development Up for Public Review
IRELAND - A public consultation on a draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development proposing 24 actions and initiatives to boost the sustainable...
15 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Setnetting May Soon be Banned in Parts of Alaska
US - A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means...
Government, Researchers Discuss Hilsa Fish Conservation Proposal
BANGLADESH - Officials from the Department of Fisheries have welcomed researchers, practitioners and representatives from the Government of Bangladesh, including...
12 June 2015
Fishermen's Federation Unhappy Over New MPA Management Measures
UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has expressed disbelief and anger at the new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters...
Opportunities Seen for Viet Nam Shrimp Exports to US
VIET NAM - Data from General Customs shows that in the first 4 months of 2015, Viet Nam earned $164 million from shrimp exports, and the markets are showing positive...
Indonesia Develops Tuna Harvest Strategies
INDONESIA - Indonesia has embarked on an ambitious program to develop harvest strategies for its tropical tuna fisheries in archipelagic waters, to ensure that these...
Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans...
Scottish Funding Council Scholarships for Sustainable Aquaculture Students
UK - International publishing and media business, 5m, and the University of St Andrews have announced a substantial scholarship from the Scottish Funding Council...
11 June 2015
New Process May Unlock Seafood Market Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian State Government is enthusiastic that a new process which enables investors to explore the feasibility for new fisheries may unlock...
Singapore, FAO Collaborate on Illegal Fishing
SINGAPORE - Singapore and the FAO are to work together to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, with a special focus on food safety and fisheries,...
10 June 2015
Mediterranean Acts to Improve Sustainable Fisheries Management
EU - The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean has adopted a set of recommendations based on proposals for improved fisheries management made by the...
EU Reaches New Fisheries Agreement with Liberia
EU - After a third round of negotiations, the European Union and the Republic of Liberia have reached a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement....
Discard Rules Agreed by North Western European Waters
IRELAND - North Western Waters (NWW) Group of EU Member States has unanimously agreed on a Discards Plan....
09 June 2015
Indonesia Invited to be Principal Partner at Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
INDONESIA - In his keynote address at Indonesia’s fourth annual International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF), Dr Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Fisheries and...
Jamaica Sourcing More Drones to Combat Illegal Fishing
JAMAICA - Jamaica's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will be acquiring additional Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, as the Government...
08 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Total Alaska Salmon Catch Pegged at 221 million
US - Salmon fisheries are opening up this month from one end of Alaska to the other. Total catches so far of mostly sockeye, were under one million fish, but will...
Small-Scale African Fisheries Evaluated in World Bank Study
GLOBAL - The World Bank has published the results of a study carried out among nine African fisheries in six African countries (including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia,...
05 June 2015
New Space Opened Up for Aquaculture in Tasman
NEW ZEALAND - About 2000 ha of new space will be available for aquaculture in Tasman following a decision from the Ministry of Primary Industries which considered...
India not Tapping Deep Sea Fisheries Resources
INDIA - With an exclusive economic zone of 2.17 million sq km of deep sea, India is yet to make use of its 541,000 sq km zone rich with marine resources....
Record Scottish Mussel Production
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of the Scottish shellfish industry has increased by 18 per cent to £10.5 million at first sale value in 2014, according to the latest survey...
04 June 2015
Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
Fisheries Management Agreed for Strait of Sicily
ITALY - Oceana has welcomed new measures for the Strait of Sicily, since more than 60 per cent of the total catch of deep-water rose shrimp in the Mediterranean...
Scotland Consulting on Fisheries Reform
SCOTLAND, UK - An ambitious programme of wild fisheries reform has been set out by the Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod....
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