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27 March 2015
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
Air Pollution Modelling Could Help Predict Algal Blooms
EU - Models that predict how nitrogen from the air is deposited in the sea could be useful in predicting algal blooms. Based on the knowledge that excess nitrogen increases...
BPA Can Adversely Affect Fish Reproduction, New Study Shows
US - Recent findings suggest that BPA, a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line...
Who Will You Challenge to #fishface for Earth Hour 2015?
GLOBAL - WWF UK has teamed up with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for Earth Hour, on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm, to challenge people in the UK to support...
Rabobank Releases 2015 World Seafood Trade Map
GLOBAL - China is expected to remain a leading seafood exporter, with a total value of $20 million, and will also become an important importer of high-value seafood,...
Early Bird Registration Closing for 8th Aquafeed Horizons
GERMANY - There is just a week left to take advantage of the early registration discount for the 8th Aquafeed Horizons Conference, taking place June 9 2015....
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest Investigates Using Coniferous Trees for Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - Norwegian salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investigating the potential to use coniferous trees as a fish feed....
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening...
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
Euro Decline Causes Problems for Seafood Traders
VIET NAM - Recent falls in the value of the euro have been concerning Vietnamese fish exporters into the EU....
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
South Indian Ocean Moves Towards Sustainable Fisheries
MAURITIUS - Members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) have made progress on several issues at a meeting held in Mauritius....
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Fisheries Infrastructure in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the...
Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages...
Marine Harvest Investigates Using Trees for Salmon Feed
NORWAY - Marine Harvest is investigating the potential to use coniferous tree products as salmon feed....
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein...
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Fish Feed
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds...
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the...
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major...
Chefs from Leading Restaurants to Serve the “Perfect Protein”
GLOBAL - Leading chefs from aroundd the world are joining Oceana’s campaign and pledge to serve and highlight anchovies and other small fish at their restaurants...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period of public consultation which ended in...
 
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