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Friday, September 19, 2014
Scotland and UK Gov's Must Work Closely, say Scottish Fishing Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - As the announcement comes in that Scotland has voted against independence, the Scottish Fishing groups have said that despite the result, there still...
Humber Seafood Summit: New Seafish Guide Helps Make Responsible Choices When Choosing Fish
UK - Speaking at the 2014 Humber Seafood Summit in Grimsby, Dr Tom Pickerell introduced Seafish's Risk Assessment for Sourcing Seafood (RASS), writes Lucy Towers,...
Humber Seafood Summit: Educating Chefs is Key to Sustainable Fish Message
UK - The role of chefs in delivering the sustainable fish message is key, according to Jose Souto, Senior Chef at Westminster Kingsway College, writes Lucy Towers,...
New Figures Show 86 per cent of Tuna Catch from Healthy Stock
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of its Status of the Stocks Ratings. The report shows that 86...
EU to Help Portugal Enforce Fisheries Rules
EU - In its efforts to ensure that fisheries rules are respected across the EU, the European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Portuguese...
Iceland Fish Catch Up During August 2014
ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels increased by 5.5 per cent in August 2014 over that of August 2013, according to Statistics Iceland....
Faroe Islands, Turkey Make Free Trade Pact
FAROE ISLANDS - After a fifteen year negotiation, the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean have become connected through a Free Trade Agreement between the Faroe...
Fish Production in Northern Mindanao up During Second Quarter
PHILIPPINES - Total fish production in northern Mindanao grew by more than five per cent to 45,110.50 metric tons in the second quarter in 2014 compared to the total...
US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
Young’s Announced as Platinum Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015
UK - Seafish has confirmed that Young’s Seafood Limited will be the platinum sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015. The event is set to attract hundreds delegates...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
New Research Finds Pollution Reaches Even Most Remote Areas of Ocean
SPAIN - Three years after the Hesperides vessel returned to Spain culminating the around the world of the Malaspina Expedition, researchers have an increasingly...
Clearwater Seafoods to Join S&P/TSX SmallCap Index
CANADA - Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated will be added to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index, effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19, 2014. ...
New Zealand’s Hake, Ling Join Top Sustainable Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND - Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top eight per cent of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship...
GAA To Honor Vietnamese Seafood Champion At GOAL 2014
VIET NAM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance is recognising Vietnamese seafood champion Dr Nguyen Huu Dzung with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its GOAL 2014 conference...
Seafood Scotland Helping Scottish Businesses to Develop
SCOTLAND, UK - Seafood Scotland, in its role as delivery partner for Seafish in Scotland, recently hosted Seafish Market Analyst Julia Brooks during a tour of the...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
New Reports Reveal Progress on Road to Sustainable Seafood
UK - Two new reports published today (17 September) by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show the progress being made to secure the future of the world’s oceans,...
Sri Lanka Fights for Passage of Fishermen Through Maldivian Waters
SIR LANKA - The right of passage for Sri Lankan fishermen through Maldivian waters as a means of access to the high seas was among the matters taken up by Professor...
EU Funding Failed to Support the Sustainable Development of Aquaculture Effectively
EU - A new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were not well designed and...
Five Fishmongers to Compete for BIM Young Fishmonger 2015
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, has announced the shortlist for the BIM Young Fishmonger 2015 competition....
Warmer Waters Increases Invasive Fish Species Threat in Atlantic
US - A new study has found that warming Atlantic temperatures could increase the range of invasive species in the ocean....
European Fishing Vessels Back in Moroccan Waters
EU - After a break of more than 2.5 years, European fishing boats can again take up their fishing activities in Moroccan waters. A new four-year protocol of the...
BioMar Appoints New CEO
NORWAY - Torben Svejgard, who has been Group CEO in BioMar since 2008, has resigned from his position in order to focus on a career as a full-time board member....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Weekly Overview: EU to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquatic Animals
ANALYSIS - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals (including...
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end...
Fisheries Association Welcomes Commitment to Marine Reserves Review
AUSTRALIA - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) has applauded the Australian Government on delivering its election commitment for an independent review...
$20 Million Grant to Launch Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network in Maine
US - A $20 million National Science Foundation EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant will establish a Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture...
EuroTier: What are the Implications for Animal Production?
US - The targeted Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA is currently the subject of lively debate and...
Nigerian Fish Production gets $60 million Boost
NIGERIA - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oyo State Government and private firm Triton Aqua Africa Ltd will see $60 million injected into fish production....
Icelandic Saithe Fishery Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Iceland’s saithe fishery has been Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable and well-managed following an extensive 18 month assessment....
FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s...
 
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