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17 September 2013
EU Assesses Safety of Kenya's Fishery Products
KENYA - The European Commission has conducted a Food and Veterinary Office audit into whether fishery products from the EU are suitable or not for export to the...
13 September 2013
Marine Institute Advances Shellfish Safety Science
IRELAND - The Marine Institute has headed a major international project demonstrating the latest advances in shellfish safety. ...
11 September 2013
Central Luzon Still Free from Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - Bulacan, Zambales, and Bataan provinces remain clear from paralytic shellfish poison or most commonly known as red tide....
10 September 2013
Norwegian Crabs Found to be Free from Metals and Toxins
NORWAY - A new survey by NIFES, done on the behalf of the Norwegian Food safety Authority (FSA), has found that king crab have low levels of heavy metals and organic...
09 September 2013
Bangladesh Combating Chemical Use in Fish
BANGLADESH - The Department of Fisheries (DoF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Rotary International...
06 September 2013
S. Korea Bans All Fisheries Products from Japan's Fukushima Region
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea expanded its import ban on Japan's fisheries products to include all fisheries products from the radiation-hit Fukushima and seven other...
Strengthening Aquaculture's Contribution to Food Security in Latin America
LATIN AMERICA - The Aquaculture Network for the Americas brought together Ministers of the industry to discuss strategies to strengthen the contribution of aquaculture...
03 September 2013
Weekly Overview: Further Fukushima Radiation Leaks Spark Fish Contamination Fears
ANALYSIS - News of further leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant in Japan have sparked more fear over the safety of seafood in the vicinity. In...
02 September 2013
S. Korea's Fish Safe from Japanese Radiation Leak
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean fisheries products are completely safe from Japan's radiation leak, the government said Monday, adding it will take at least 10 more years...
Researchers Track Antibiotic-resistant Strains of Salmonella from Farm to Fork
US - Continuing research on Salmonella may enable researchers to identify and track strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria as they evolve and spread, according...
27 August 2013
Ocean Fish Acquire more Mercury at Depth
US - Mercury—a common industrial toxin—is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web. Now, exciting new research...
Fish Testing Costs May Increase 30 per cent
VIET NAM - According to the draft circular of Ministry of Finance (MOF), some kinds of administrative fees paid by fish producers, exporters and importers may increased...
26 August 2013
Toxic Water Leak Suspends all Fisheries off Fukushima Coast
JAPAN - All fisheries operations off the coast of Fukushima will be suspended as two fisheries cooperatives decided to stop their trial operation....
21 August 2013
Aquaculture Important for Reducing Food Insecurity in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Speaking at the Pakistan Aquaculture and Fisheries Society (PAFS) annual conference, experts said that aquaculture could lead to a rich supply of protein...
Tests Rule Out Crystal Violet in Marine Harvest Salmon
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (SERNAPESCA) has announced that laboratory tests of 50 samples of salmon harvested in Apiao Center of Marine Harvest,...
16 August 2013
South Korea Calls for Solution to Red Tides
SOUTH KOREA - President Park Geun-hye rode on a Coast Guard boat this week, to get a firsthand look at red tides that have been sweeping through waters off South...
09 August 2013
Promising Future for Kelp Farming in New England
ANALYSIS - In order to feed a rapidly growing population, there will need to be a greater focus on food farmed in the ocean. Kelp has been highlighted as a possible...
06 August 2013
Norway Sets Ban on Live, Chilled Clams from Turkey
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has set new safeguards for the importing of clams from Turkey. These regulations come into force on 5 August 2013....
Test Shows South Korean Fish Safe from Radiation
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean fishery products are nearly free of radiation and safe to eat, the government said Friday, amid renewed public scare over possible contamination...
Network Established for Monitoring Harmful Algae Blooms in Yucatan Peninsula
MEXICO - The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) has establish a monitoring network for monitoring harmful microalgae in aquaculture areas on the coast of the...
02 August 2013
Call to Halt Imports of Japanese Fish due to Radiation Fears
SOUTH KOREA - South Korean environmental and civic groups have urged the government to stop importing fishery products from Japan until it can assure the public...
29 July 2013
Shellfish Harvesting Sites Closed Over Toxin Fears
SCOTLAND, UK - Following detection by the FSA of unusually high levels of toxins, various shellfish harvesting sites in Scotland have been closed. These toxins,...
Yessotoxin Allowable Limit Change for Bivalve Molluscs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is now conducting a hearing for the proposed amendment which would change the limits for yessotoxins in live bivalve...
Government Raids Fish Stalls Over Formalin Complaints
SRI LANKA - The minister of Cooperatives and Internal Trade, Mr Johnston Fernando, said that numerous complaints has been received alleging that fish retailers and...
26 July 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support...
Executive Director Resigns from EFSA
EU - Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, has quit the post to become Director General for agricultural,...
24 July 2013
Safe Seafood Project is Raising Expectations
EU - The FP7 ECsafeSEAFOOD project held its second coordinating meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 18-19 June 2013. The project aims to assess food safety issues related...
23 July 2013
Crystal Violet Found in Salmon Shipment to the US
CHILE - Sernapesca officials have visited the Headquarters of Marine Harvest Chile, in order to investigate the finding of Crystal Violet (CV) in one of its salmon...
New Standard Shows Carbon Footprint of Seafood
NORWAY - A new standard to show climate change impacts, can strengthen the market position of the Norwegian seafood industry....
New UN Food Safety, Nutrition Standards will Benefit Consumers
GLOBAL - The UN food standards body Codex Alimentarius has agreed on new standards to protect the health of consumers worldwide. These include standards on fruit,...
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