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29 January 2016
Study Finds Toxic Pollutants in Fish are Falling
US - A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world's oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively...
26 January 2016
Harmful Algal Blooms Detected in Chiloe Region
CHILE - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been detected in five areas of Chile's Chiloe region. ...
20 January 2016
Canadian Government Invests in Tackling Seafood Fraud
CANADA - The Government of Canada has announced funding for genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation....
08 January 2016
New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat More Fish
US - The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which...
04 January 2016
Fight Against Food Fraud Strengthened by New Research
EU - Impressive progress has been made in better understanding food fraud and developing online tools that will help the food sector tackle this threat....
17 December 2015
Senators Fight Federal Rules Establishing Catfish Inspection Office
US - US Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would nullify the...
16 December 2015
States' Fish Consumption Advisories Often Not in Line with Federal Recommendations
US - Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens about fish with potentially hazardous levels of toxins such as methyl mercury....
15 December 2015
Viet Nam Expresses Concern Over New US Catfish Inspection Rules
VIET NAM - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh expressed disappointment about the US Department of Agriculture's final rule on inspecting fish under the Siluriformes...
EU Lifts Ban on Kenyan Farmed Fish Exports
KENYA - The European Union (EU) has given the go-ahead for the Kenya to export its farmed fish to the EU....
07 December 2015
Fisheries College Develops Residue Detecting Kit for Fish, Shellfish
INDIA - The Mangaluru College of Fisheries has recently developed a kit for detecting residues of a the pesticide chlorpyrifos in fish and shellfish....
Researchers Investigate Non-Destructive Sensing of Fish Freshness
JAPAN - Researchers from Japan are exploring reliable ways to know whether frozen fish was fresh or not at the time of freezing....
03 December 2015
NOAA Expects Increase in Ciguatera Fish Poisioning
US - A new NOAA study is forecasting an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the US Southeast Atlantic coast due to the predicted rise...
02 December 2015
New Survey Finds Decrease in EU Seafood Mislabelling
EU - Tough new policies to combat fish fraud across Europe appear to be working, according to new evidence from the largest multi-species survey of fish labelling...
01 December 2015
Weekly Overview: India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
ANALYSIS - The use of antibiotics on some shrimp farms has been identified as one of the main issues holding back India's seafood exports. ...
India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
INDIA - India has the potential to exceed Rs.60,000 crore for seafood export turnover by 2020 but it will need to move to antibiotic free shrimp production....
26 November 2015
USDA Catfish Inspection to Begin in March 2016
US - The USDA has released a final rule establishing an inspection program for catfish, both domestically-raised and imported, which will become effective in March...
25 November 2015
Comittment to Aquaculture Could Save 3000 Lives in Bangladesh
BANGLADESH - A new study indicates that a long-term commitment to the farming of small fish in Bangladesh could save as many as 3000 lives over an 11-year period....
24 November 2015
Weekly Overview: FDA Approves AquaBounty GM Salmon for Consumption
ANALYSIS - The biggest headline this week is that after a long wait, AquaBounty has finally received US FDA approval for its GM AquAdvantage® salmon....
17 November 2015
Domoic Acid Findings Triggers Dungeness Crab Closures
US - After Domoic Acid was found in samples of Dungeness Crab, an indefinite delay in the California Fishery was imposed - this could be good news for the British...
05 November 2015
New Study Detects Seafood Fraud in Brussels
BELGIUM - Oceana has disclosed research showing that, on average, 30 per cent of seafood served in Brussels restaurants did not correspond to the species ordered...
30 October 2015
New Study Reveals Salmon Mislabeling in US
US - Oceana has released a new study that reveals the mislabeling of salmon in the US. ...
19 October 2015
Green Solutions Can Be Good for Business, says Young's Seafood
UK - Mike Mitchell, CSR and Technical Director at Young’s Seafood Limited has outlined how sustainability initiatives and responsibly sourcing fish can be good...
16 October 2015
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost...
12 October 2015
What are the Risks of Using Insects as Food or Feed?
EU - Interest is growing in the potential benefits of using insects in food and animal feed, but what would be the risks from production, processing and consumption...
02 October 2015
Portable Device for Sickness-Causing Toxins a Handy Tool for Fishermen
US - Mussels, oysters, scallops and clams might be ingredients for fine cuisine, but they can also be a recipe for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). Now, researchers...
01 October 2015
Norwegian Antibiotic Use Low but Growing in Pets
NORWAY - Norwegian antibiotic use is falling in livestock but rising in pets....
30 September 2015
WTO to Investigate South Korea-Japan Fisheries Dispute
SOUTH KOREA - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a special panel to look into South Korea's ban on Japanese fishery products....
17 September 2015
Researchers Find Major Gaps in Understanding Risks, Benefits of Fish Consumption
US - Fish tissue is rarely measured for concentrations of both harmful contaminants and healthful nutrients across a range of species and geographic regions, say...
15 September 2015
Link Found Between Algal Blooms, Liver Disease
US - A US-wide study found a significant positive association between algal bloom coverage and death by non-alcoholic liver disease, reports Science for Environment...
03 September 2015
Chesapeake Bay Algal Bloom Among Most Intense in Years
US - Water sampling and aerial photography by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that the algal blooms currently colouring...
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