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19 May 2015
Norwegian Government Under Fire over White Paper Threat to Aquaculture
NORWAY - A Norwegian seafood and aquaculture firm has hit out at the Norwegian Government’s threat to potentially eliminate the current scheme for interregional...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific...
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
Scottish Haddock Fishermen Look to Future with 2020 Sustainability Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishermen in Scotland’s £26.6 million haddock fishing industry have made a new commitment to sustainable fishing as scientists gather in Aberdeen...
15 May 2015
US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment...
14 May 2015
Seafish Updates Fishing Methods Publication
UK - The UK fishing industry authority Seafish has updated its popular Basic Fishing Methods publication, which is a free guide to commercial fishing methods used...
Gulf of Maine Algal Blooms Extent Predicted Similar to Last Three Years
US - New England's spring and summer harmful algal blooms will be similar in extent to those of the past three years, according to the 2015 Gulf of Maine seasonal...
13 May 2015
ISA Confirmed on New Brunswick Salmon Farm
CANADA - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed on a New Brunswick farm....
12 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Spanish Aquaculture Sector Reports Growth in Production
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, after years of stagnation, the Spanish aquaculture sector is reporting growth again....
Sustainable Fishing Projects Not Effective Enough
NETHERLANDS - Projects that stimulate sustainable fishing in developing countries often get no further than good intentions. Thus, some of the imported fish sold...
Reseach Boost for South Australian Yellowtail Kingfish Industry
AUSTRALIA - Research into the development of the Yellowtail Kingfish industry in South Australia has received a A$6 million funding boost....
New License Required for Japanese Eel Farming
JAPAN - In order to help manage endangered eel stocks, the Japanese Fisheries Agency is planning to introduce a licensing system for the farming of Japanese eel....
11 May 2015
Huge Aquaculture Project Launched in French Polynesia
FRENCH POLYNESIA - The French Polynesian government, with help from Chinese investors, is planning a huge aquaculture project on Hao atoll. The venture is expected...
Alaska Fish Factor: How Much are Fishermen Affected by Long Term Health Problems?
US - How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure? A pilot study aims to find out and researchers...
Vietnamese Shrimp to Make Use of Tax Free Deal with South Korea
VIET NAM - A new Free Trade Agreement between Viet Nam and South Korea, which will bring big opportunities to the shrimp sector, has now been signed....
MPEDA’s Maharashtra Crab Farming Project a Success
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)’s crab farming pilot project in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra state, has been a successful,...
Price of Chinese Farm Produce Drops Slightly
CHINA - The price of farm Chinese produce continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
08 May 2015
Mega Seafood Park to be Created in Odisha State
INDIA - The Odisha state government has announced plans to build a mega seafood park at Deras at a cost of Rs 116 crore....
07 May 2015
NOAA Offers Public Consultation on Fish at Risk from Illegal Fishing
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced opportunities for the public to comment on the principles used to determine whether...
Kerala State Begins First Ever Vannamei Shrimp Farming
INDIA - The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has started the first vannamei shrimp farming operations in the state....
C$2.6 Million Investment to Support World-Class Fisheries Science
CANADA - Newfoundland and Labrador's Budget 2015 will provide C$2.6 million to support world-class fisheries science at the Marine Institute's Centre for Fisheries...
Developing Community Led Fisheries in Croatia
CROATIA - The European Commission, alongside FARNET and the Croatian authorities, held a conference on 6 May to kick-off a community-led local development (CLLD)...
06 May 2015
Australian Lobster Reaches 15 Years of Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian rock lobster is celebrating 15 years since it became the world's first fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship...
Night-time Fishing Ban for Australia's Mid-Water Trawlers
AUSTRALIA - Fishing by mid-water trawlers in the Small Pelagic Fishery, including the Geelong Star, can now only take place during daytime hours following more restrictive...
05 May 2015
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Adopts Controversial FAD Limits
SOUTH KOREA - At its 19th annual meeting, held in Busan, South Korea, 24 April to 1 May, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to adopt an interim Fish...
Odisha to Set Up Quality Control Lab for Marine Products
INDIA - Odisha government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to set up a laboratory for...
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
Weekly Overview: MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, A new law passed by the EU Parliament means that fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions...
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