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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Ethics, Antibiotics, Consumer Opinion Shaping Buying Decisions
ANALYSIS - The ethics of meat production are issues that many consumers decide upon away from the supermarket, but as soon as they enter the store other driving...
More Sustainable Seafood for Aussie Consumers
AUSTRALIA - Increasing productivity of wild fish stocks has allowed AFMA to increase the sustainable seafood harvest catch limits for a number of key species in...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Coastal Waters in Western Pangasinan Remain Red Tide Free
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Ilocos Region informs the consuming public that coastal waters in four areas in Western...
Study Shows MRSA Transmission from Animals to Humans
GLOBAL - A new study has shown that MRSA - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - can be transmitted from animals to humans....
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Will Retailers be Responsible for New EU Meat and Food Labelling Laws?
ANALYSIS - The complexities of food labelling regulations for European food producers and those exporting to threw European Union are about to become a whole lot...
Bipartisan Senate, House Group Tackle Wasteful Catfish Inspection Programme
US - A bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the Senate and House are taking on a particularly wasteful use of taxpayer dollars by introducing legislation to amend...
Government Warns Responsible Consumption of Shellfish over Easter
ARGENTINA - With the approach of Easter and the consequent increase in the consumption of fish, the National Health and Quality (SENASA) released a set of guidelines...
Hop to it – Eat Aussie Seafood this Easter
AUSTRALIA - AFMA is encouraging people to support local fishers and buy Australian seafood this Easter long weekend....
Caution when Harvesting Shellfish this Holiday Weekend
CANADA - The Government of Canada is launching its annual awareness campaign in Quebec to raise public awareness of the risks of eating molluscan shellfish harvested...
Working Together to Ensure Food for All
CHINA – In a panel discussion about food security at the China Development Forum this week, Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Greg Page said there is...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Marine Animal Provides Fish Food and Biofuel
NORWAY - The marine animal tunicate can be used both as biofuel and fish food, according to prize-winning research from Norway. ...
Monday, March 25, 2013
New Project Will Assess Level of Contaminants in Seafood
GLOBAL - ECsafeSEAFOOD is a new €5 million pioneering project that will address the challenge of assessing seafood safety issues relating to priority contaminants...
Friday, March 22, 2013
Red Tides Sighted Over Past Week
HONG KONG - Red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported today (March 22)....
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Latest DNA Results Confirm Integrity of MSC Chain of Custody
GLOBAL - Consumers and seafood buyers in key markets across the world can be confident that products bearing the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel are correctly...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Weekly Overview: VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia Demonstrate Best Practice for Shrimp Farming
ANALYSIS - Last week, TheFishSite.com was in Bangkok, Thailand for VIV Asia and Aquatic Asia. The show saw companies from all over the world come together to promote...
Chinese Consumers Aware of Food Safety
CHINA - A new study reveals that consumers in China are aware of food safety issues despite a lack of information and that they are prepared to pay more for safe...
EU Earmarks €15m for Food and Feed Safety Testing
EU - The European Commission is to grant a total of €15 million for 2013 to support the 44 EU Reference Laboratories (EU-RLs) designated for food and feed safety...
Monday, March 18, 2013
VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia 2013: Thai Government Offers Shrimp, Tilapia Aquaculture Standard
THAILAND - Thailand's Department of Fisheries is offering farmers a certification programme for shrimp and tilapia farming, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor,...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Guyana Seeks to Expand Aquaculture
GUYANA - The Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to develop the necessary framework for Guyana to tap into the growing trade in aquaculture products by putting regulations...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Oysters Safer to Eat with Improved Purification Method
US - Oregon State University has improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture....
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Government to Discuss Entry of Oysters to European Market
ARGENTINA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries will meet as part of a Oyster Bureau meeting in San Blas Bay on the 11-12 March to analyze the entry...
Red Tide Detected off Labuan
MYANMAR - A red tide warning has been issued for Labuan waters, after red tide poisoning was found....
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
East Timor's New Mud Crab Hatchery to Produce 240,000 per Year
EAST TIMOR - A mud crab and fish hatchery will be inaugurated by US Ambassador Judith Fergin and the East Timor Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Sr. Mariano...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Weekly Overview: Can More be Done? Industry Working Hard to Combat Seafood Fraud
ANALYSIS - In this weeks news round-up, the US National fisheries Institute is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce laws that will fight...
Kalahari Aquaculture Project to Provide Jobs, Food security
NAMIBIA - A new aquaculture project set in a remote are of the Kalahari is expected to generate jobs for around 100 people whilst also providing nutritious protein...
FDA Urged to Enforce Seafood Fraud Laws
US - As organisations prepare to release reports on fish fraud, the country’s largest seafood trade association says there is a fundamental problem with what some...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Is Seafood Fraud Passing Under the Net?
US - As an investigation by Oceana revealed that a third of seafood sampled in the United States is mislabeled, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reiterated...
Buy Local Programme Promotes Sustainable, Traceable B.C. Shellfish
CANADA - Soon British Columbians will be able to trace where their purchased shellfish comes from as part of the B.C. Government's Buy Local programme....
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Commission Boosts Feed Safety Information
EU - A new European regulation has come into force this week aimed at providing farmers with more information about what is in the feed they are giving their animals....
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Weekly Overview: Exporting Farmed Fish to the US? FDA Offers Producer Training Module
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the US Food and Drug Administration has partnered with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) at the...
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