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17 December 2013
Weekly Overview: New Year Promises More Sustainable Fishing as Reformed Fisheries Policy Comes into Effect
ANALYSIS - Last week, the European Union Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform package was approved in a final plenary vote. The new policy will now come into effect...
16 December 2013
China Bans Imports of Shellfish from US West Coast
CHINA and US - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States, an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry...
10 December 2013
Invasive Asian Paddle Crab Could Spread Devastating Diseases
AUSTRALIA - If you are crabbing over summer in the West Coast Region, the Department of Fisheries is calling for help from fishers in reporting any unusual crabs...
05 December 2013
Researchers Find Ways to Control Fish Oil Quality
NORWAY - New quality analyses give more realistic targets for rancidity in fish oils, which means better quality control opportunities for the industry....
04 December 2013
Japan Raises Ethoxyquin Limits on Viet Nam Shrimp
VIET NAM - Japan is considering raising the maximum residue limits (MRL) for Ethoxyquin (ETQ) on shrimp from Viet Nam to 0.2 ppm, 20 times higher than the current...
02 December 2013
Agencies Praised for Global Help on Food Safety and Animal Health
GLOBAL - A five-agency programme has shown “impressive” and “highly relevant” results in helping developing countries meet international standards on food...
26 November 2013
Is Income Set to Become Dominant Driver of Global Food System?
US - Per capita income is set to eclipse population growth as the dominant driver of change in the global food system, says a Purdue researcher noted for his work...
25 November 2013
AquaBounty GM Salmon Eggs Cleared for Production in Canada
CANADA - Environment Canada, the agency of the Government of Canada with responsibility for regulating environmental policies and issues, has decided that Genetically...
22 November 2013
Aquaculture 2013: Aquaculture's Role in the 'First 1000 Days of Life'
GLOBAL - The aquaculture sector has an important role to play in increasing the availability of nutrient and Omega 3 fatty acid rich fish to families in poorer areas...
21 November 2013
Demand for Details on Food Labels Includes Good and Bad
US - It's no surprise that labels are becoming the "go to" place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds...
20 November 2013
Shanghai Courts Get Tough on Food Safety Violations
CHINA - Shanghai courts are stepping up their efforts to tackle crimes that jeopardize food safety, with prison sentences for offenders rising from just over three...
18 November 2013
Impact of Typhoon Haiyan to be Discussed at Food Security Summit
THAILAND - The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) Food Security Summit, hosted at the UNCC on 26 and 27 November in Bangkok will go ahead with the aftermath...
15 November 2013
New Packaging Allows Customers to Smell Fish Freshness
NETHERLANDS - From the outside you can't see whether supermarket fish is still fresh. Once you remove the plastic foil it’s immediately obvious how fresh it is,...
14 November 2013
Koreans Eating Less Fish Over Safety Concerns
SOUTH KOREA - Eight out of 10 South Koreans have reduced the amount of fish they eat over possible safety concerns associated with a leak of radioactive water from...
11 November 2013
Government Finds No Trace of Radiation in Korean Fresh Fish
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government has said that it has found no trace of radioactive materials in any fish or marine products recently caught in the country's...
08 November 2013
Hyatt Regency in Tokyo Admits Mislabeling Prawns on Menu
JAPAN - The Hyatt Regency hotel located in Tokyo’s Shinjuku is allegedly the latest hotel to be caught up in the widening restaurant menu mislabeling scandal....
29 October 2013
FDA to Help Ensure the Safety of Food for Animals
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a proposed rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at improving the safety of food for...
28 October 2013
Insopesca Inspects Hygiene and Safety of Fishmonger Facilities
VENEZUELA - The Socialist Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture (Insopesca) is inspecting the health of fishmongers facilities in Zulia state, to fight against speculation...
Nutrient Enrichment and Climate Change Making Algal Blooms more Toxic
GLOBAL - Nutrient enrichment and climate change are posing yet another concern of growing importance: an apparent increase in the toxicity of some algal blooms in...
25 October 2013
Low Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Norwegian Cod
NORWAY - The concentration of heavy metals in cod from Salten in the Norwegian County of Nordland, has been found to be low....
22 October 2013
Fishermen Warned of Harmful Algal Bloom
AUSTRALIA - A toxic algal bloom, produces diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins, has been detected in the waters of Ballina Beach....
15 October 2013
Farmed and Wild Fish in a Moment of Harmony
ANALYSIS - As part of New York’s ongoing Nordic Food Festival, the Norwegian Seafood Council hosted a roundtable with journalists to help tackle some of the misconceptions...
14 October 2013
Researchers Find Salmon Could Contain Listeria Monocytogenes
NORWAY - Listeriosis, the disease caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has never been traced back to Norwegian salmon products, but a recent NIFES study...
10 October 2013
Russian Delegation Visits Ecuador to Study Shrimp Production Process
ECUADOR - A group of delegates from the Russian Federation visited the National Fisheries Institute (INP) in Ecuador to study the process carried out in shrimp production...
07 October 2013
Warmer Oceans Could Raise Mercury Levels in Fish
GLOBAL - Rising ocean surface temperatures caused by climate change could make fish accumulate more mercury, increasing the health risk to people who eat seafood,...
04 October 2013
Secondary Fisheries Radiation Testing Needed to Restore Trust
JAPAN - South Korea is urging Japan to cooperate on radiation issues for fisheries exports....
UK Analysis Finds Negligible Residues
UK - Out of more than 31,000 samples and more than 34,000 analytical tests for residues in meat and fish products taken in the UK last year, just five incidents...
Aquaculture and Fishermen to Benefit from New Harmful Algal Bloom Warning System
UK - A forecasting system to warn of impending harmful algal blooms has won this year’s most beneficial Earth-monitoring service for European citizens....
02 October 2013
Concerns over Mercury Levels in Fish May be Unfounded
UK - New research from the University of Bristol suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body....
30 September 2013
Fishing Off Fukushima Coast Resumes in Japan
JAPAN - Trial fishing operations have begun off Japan's Fukushima coast after radiations tests gave the all clear....
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