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29 September 2016
EC Cuts Fishing Quotas to Protect Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The European Commission's yearly proposal for the 2017 fishing opportunities has now been supplemented with figures for the Baltic Sea cod stocks....
28 September 2016
Japan, South Korea Show Interest in Indian Seafood Sector
INDIA - Japan and South Korea, two major forces in the seafood sector, have expressed interest to invest in value addition of seafood products in India, said India’s...
27 September 2016
Indian Seafood Industry Calls for Single Global Quality Monitoring Agency
INDIA - Seafood exporters of India have demanded for a single international agency to oversee quality control and related issues for export of marine products, writes...
26 September 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pressure for Government to Declare 'Disaster' for Regions Hurt by Low Salmon Catch
US - Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon...
Action Plan Adopted to Improve Croatian Fisheries Control
CROATIA - The European Commission has adopted an action to help Croatia overcome shortcomings in its fisheries control system, following an inquiry into irregularities...
23 September 2016
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge...
22 September 2016
India Targets 15 Million Tonnes of Fish Production by 2019-20
INDIA - In order to exploit the scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture in the country, the Government of India has restructured the Central Plan Scheme...
Countries Urged to Get on Board with Fight Against Rogue Fishing
GLOBAL - An international conference on how to achieve healthy and sustainable oceans has welcomed the growing support for a ground-breaking international accord...
21 September 2016
Rs. 2400 million Allocated for Sri Lanka's Freshwater Fisheries
SRI LANKA - Rs. 2400 million has been allocated for the development of fresh water fisheries under the programme of food security, announced Fisheries Minister Mahinda...
20 September 2016
Cyclone Causes $2.9 million Damage to Fiji's Fisheries Sector
FIJI - Tropical Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji during February and March this year, caused $2.9 million worth of damages to the fisheries sector, according to the...
Cooke Aquaculture Awarded C$3.2 Million to Develop New Process to Battle Sea Lice
CANADA - The Canadian government is investing C$3.2 million in the development of an environmentally friendly and economical process to remove sea lice from farmed...
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global...
19 September 2016
EU to Host 'Our Ocean' 2017 Conference in Malta
EU - The next 'Our Ocean' conference will be hosted by the EU and is to take place in Malta....
St John's Hosts Canada's Largest Aquaculture Conference
CANADA - The largest aquaculture conference and trade show in recent Canadian history is taking place at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador...
Guyana Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
GUYANA - Guyana has signed an agreement with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that will allow the country to prevent, deter and eliminate...
Separate Fisheries Department Not Needed, Says Agriculture Chief
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture chief Emmanuel Piñol said he is against the creation of a separate fisheries department....
Alaska Fish Factor: Tanner Crab Fishery Awaits Revival
US - Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round....
16 September 2016
Strong, Effective Implementation of Anti-Illegal Fishing Treaty Needed
GLOBAL - The recent entry into force of a ground-breaking international accord on illegal fishing is a welcome development but it now requires "strong and effective...
Track Commercial Fishing Activity in Almost Real-Time
GLOBAL - A new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing...
15 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said...
14 September 2016
Brexit Creates Opportunity to Reinvigorate Coastal Communities
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate...
13 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Climate Change May Lead to $10 billion in Losses for Fishing Industry
ANALYSIS - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new study...
12 September 2016
Brexit an Opportunity for Radical Change, says Fisheries Minister
UK - The fishing industry has a once in a generation opportunity for radical change according to UK fisheries minister, George Eustice....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fall a Busy Time for Alaskan Fishermen
US - It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon...
New Fishing Bans for Swedish Waters
EU - The European Commission has adopted two regulations that will help Member States comply with European environmental legislation to protect natural environments....
09 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role...
08 September 2016
It Is Time to get On Board With Seafood Week
UK - Three major players in seafood have signed up to support Seafood Week, the annual consumer campaign run by Seafish to get more people eating more fish more...
Government Invests $94 Million in Ocean Science Institute
CANADA - The Canadian government is investing $94 million into a world-leading international institute for ocean science that will foster innovations related to...
07 September 2016
New Tax Rate on Artemia Imports Hurting the Shrimp Breeding Industry
VIETNAM - Artemia egg importers and shrimp breeder producers have lodged a complaint to the Prime Minister about the imposition of the five per cent import duty...
African Fishermen Undertaking Highly Risky Expeditions to Make a Living
CONGO - Fishers in Central Africa often cover hundreds of miles in very basic boats without engines searching for food to feed their families and make a living,...
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