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24 November 2011
Historic Agreement To Ban Discards In Skagerrak
NORWAY, SWEDEN and DENMARK - The ministers of fisheries in Norway, Sweden and Denmark have, in Stockholm, signed a joint declaration forbidding discards of fish...
More Dodgy Dredging Data For Gladstone Harbour
AUSTRALIA - The latest October water test results from Queensland’s Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) indicate that dredging is linked to...
23 November 2011
Cold Climate Affects Bangus Supply
PHILIPPINES - Supplies of bangus (milkfish) will be weakened as a cold weather is set to invade fishponds....
Canada Moves Forward On Protection Of Key Species
CANADA - Several key species, including North Atlantic Swordfish and Atlantic Bluefin tuna, will benefit from stronger management measures, following the 2011 annual...
22 November 2011
Satellite Data Can Help Protect Bluefin Tuna
EU - A new model developed by scientists of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) allows the potential presence of bluefin tuna to be tracked through...
17 November 2011
Monitoring & Control Of Caligus In Chile
CHILE - A series of measures to reduce Caligus parasites (sea lice) detected in salmon has been announced for Salmonids Concessions Group (ACS) 10, after high sea...
15 November 2011
OIE: Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Outbreak Reported
SOUTH AFRICA - A new outbreak of epizootic ulcerative syndrome has been reported to the OIE by Dr Bothle Michael Modisane, Chief Director , Department of Agriculture,...
14 November 2011
EU Ambitious Plans To Protect Tuna & Swordfish
EU - The European Union will table ambitious proposals for the conservation of Mediterranean swordfish, and tropical tunas and sharks, in line with the recommendations...
Illegal Caviar Trade: Threat To Danube Sturgeons
EU - The highly endangered sturgeons of the Danube river basin are at risk because of the persistent illegal trade in their caviar involving Bulgaria and Romania,...
11 November 2011
Oceana Seeks Shark & Swordfish Protections
TURKEY - Oceana is seeking protections for sharks and swordfish at the 22nd Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas...
Genetic Approach May Lead To ISA Treatment
US - A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the first look at a genetic structure that may play a critical role...
10 November 2011
Swordfish On The Agenda At ICCAT Meeting
TURKEY - As ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) opens in Istanbul, WWF releases a new study showing current fishing capacity...
BC Raw Mussels May Contain Paralytic Shellfish Toxin
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to serve or consume the raw mussels described below because they...
Bonamia Ostreae Outbreak In Menai Strait
WALES, UK - The Fish Health Inspectorate at Cefas, acting on behalf of Welsh Government, has issued a confirmed designation controlling the movement of shellfish...
Fish Enzyme Can Demonstrate Environmental Toxins
SWEDEN - The level of the enzyme carbonyl reductase (CBR) is elevated in the livers of fish that have been exposed to cleaned wastewater. Scientists at the University...
CFIA: No Confirmed Cases Of ISA In British Columbia
CANADA - Based on analysis conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in close collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of...
09 November 2011
Does ISA Transfer Between Wild & Farmed Salmon?
NORWAY - The aquaculture industry in Troms has been hit by annual outbreaks of Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) since 2007. Fish farmers hit by the disease can lose...
Federal Government Tests Find No Cases Of ISA
CANADA - News that no Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) was detected in follow up testing of Pacific salmon samples by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is welcome...
08 November 2011
Invasive Carpet Sea-Squirt - Be On The Lookout
UK - The invasive Carpet Sea-squirt (Didemnum vexillum) has recently been found along the north Kent coast. This immobile tube-like invertebrate occurs in colonies,...
Farmers Voice Final Arguments At Cohen Inquiry
CANADA - Lawyers for the British Columbian Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are presenting their final oral arguments to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the...
07 November 2011
Trials Show Fishermen Can Reduce Discards
UK - The dreadful waste of thousands of tonnes of dead fish being thrown back into the sea every day could be stopped if fishermen are required to count all the...
Red Tides Sighted But No Fish Deaths Reported
HONG KONG - Red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported. ...
Pressure On EC To Ditch Days At Sea Cuts
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging the UK and Scottish Governments to do all in their power to persuade the European Commission...
04 November 2011
Health Risk Assessment On Norovirus In Shellfish
CANADA and US - The Government of Canada is collaborating with the Government of the United States to gain a better understanding and interpretation of risks associated...
Latest Test Results In Gladstone Fish Investigation
AUSTRALIA - The latest test results on further marine life samples taken from Gladstone have confirmed a parasitic flatworm as the cause of cloudy eyes in barramundi,...
Following Sernapesca’s Plan: Fish With ISA Culled
CHILE - Meeting with Sernapesca's new regulations, fish from three cages at the salmon farm “Las Ballenas” (Aysén area) were culled after testing positive in...
02 November 2011
Transporting Salmon Without Infections Or Lice
GLOBAL and NORWAY - For the past three years, scientists, engineers and operators in the farming industry have been developing the well-boat technology of the future....
Farmed Fish Undesirable Substances Levels Low
NORWAY - The concentrations of drug residues and other undesirable substances in Norwegian farmed fish are low, according to a recent report from National Institute...
01 November 2011
OIE: New Outbreak Of Crayfish Plague Reported
ITALY - An new outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary...
Vegetable Feed Does Not Cause Heart Problems
GLOBAL - ”The commercial feeds sold today, with a high content of vegetable raw ingredients, do not produce salmon with heart problems,” Grethe Rosenlund, Senior...
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