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Monday, April 15, 2013
No Green Economy Without Blue Economy
GLOBAL - Efforts to end hunger and fight the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands will hinge on the success of sustainable development, including wise...
Viet Nam Quarantine Law Needed to Protect Production, Exports
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese Government has highlighted the need for stricter regulations on the safety of aquaculture and agricultural goods for export, as it is holding...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Extreme Algae Blooms: The New Normal?
US - A 2011 record-breaking algae bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipitation, followed by weak lake...
Traceability of Fish Products to Benefit Spanish Fishermen
SPAIN - The Director General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Andres Hermida, has highlighted the importance of the traceability of fishery...
Central Luzon Remains Red-Tide Free
PHILIPPINES - Central Luzon (Region 3) has been declared free from red tide (Harmful Algal Blooms) meaning shellfish from this area can be eaten again....
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Campylobacter E. coli Cases Rise Salmonella Falls
EU - Campylobacteriosis is the most reported zoonotic disease in humans, with a continuous increase in reported cases over the last five years, according to the...
Cuban Health Authority Visits Chile to Enable Fish Exports
CHILE and CUBA - A delegation of food safety experts and veterinarians from Cuba are visiting Chile in order to authorise the safety of the products, allowing them...
Research Enables Fishermen to Harvest Shellfish on Georges Bank
US - With new understanding of toxic algal blooms (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Georges Bank fishery, fishermen are now able to harvest ocean quahogs and surf clams...
Monday, April 08, 2013
SAGARPA Delivers Fishing and Health Projects in Campeche
MEXICO - The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, Enrique Martinez Martinez held a working tour of the state of Campeche to...
Friday, April 05, 2013
Mislabelling Underlines Need to Eat More Home Caught Scottish Seafood
SCOTLAND, UK - The news that some types of fish are being mislabelled or substituted and sold for other cheaper varieties underlines the need for consumers to demand...
Cotabato Distributes 260,000 Fingerlings
PHILIPPINES - The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) in North Cotabato led the distribution of thousands of fingerlings to fisher folks in the province...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Eating Fish Associated with Lower Risk of Dying Among Older Adults
US - Older adults who have higher levels of blood omega-3 levels—fatty acids found almost exclusively in fatty fish and seafood—may be able to lower their overall...
Food Certification International to Undertake Multi-Species Fishery Pre-Assessments in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - Food Certification International (FCI) has been appointed by the State Government of Western Australia to undertake the first of four multi-species pre-assessments...
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Weekly Overview: Red Tide Predicted to Affect New England Coastline Again this Year
ANALYSIS - In this weeks news, a threat of red tide has been reported once again for New England, USA during 2013. Similar to last year, the red tide has been predicted...
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...
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