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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Maltese Aquaculture Strategy Aims for Growth
MALTA - An aquaculture strategy for Malta has been launched by Fisheries Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes....
Oceans 5’s $3 Million Grant Creates New Coalition to Protect the Oceans and End Illegal Fishing
EU - To combat illegal fishing in the European Union (EU), Oceans 5 announces the formation of a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a grant...
Scottish Fishermen to Highlight Issues of Concern to UK Fisheries Minister
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports...
Reduction in Fishermen Fatalities Marks Better Safety on Our seas
UK - The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome...
Scottish Fishing Industry to get £6 million Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of research projects designed to improve and maintain their sustainable...
Australian Vessels to Face Fishing Ban in Tasmania?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is considering a motion from the Break O'Day & Northern Midlands councils to lobby the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: More Aquaculture Companies Signing Up to ASC Certification
GLOBAL - More aquaculture operations have become certified as sustainable over the past week as more companies wish to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable...
Oceana Exposes Illegal Driftnet Fishing in Italy
ITALY - Oceana observers, together with Italian journalist Sabrina Giannini from Reportime, have gathered evidence of fishing boats using illegal driftnets in southern...
Global Fisheries Economics Conference Heading to Scotland in 2016
UK - Aberdeen has beaten stiff competition to host the next International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) conference in 2016. Every two years, leading...
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
Aquaculture Industry Supported Through Strategic Investments
CANADA - The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is better positioned to support the finfish and shellfish sectors as a result of over C$25,000...
Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health....
Improvements to Farmed Salmon Production Through £18 million Agri-Tech Funding
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural...
Monday, July 21, 2014
New Spawning Reefs to Boost Native Fish in St Clair River
US - Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Dutch Welfare Research Receives Humane Slaughter Award
GLOBAL - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the winner of its 2014 award for significant advances in humane slaughter as Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen...
Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 Fisheries Show Set for Success
UK - Stand space is filling up fast for the Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 fisheries show with both repeat and first-time exhibitors confirming their attendance....
SSMG Shellfish Range on Show at ‘Showcasing Scotland’
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) will be participating in the ‘Showcasing Scotland – A Land of Food and Drink’ event in Dunblane...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
New Wharf Built to Benefit Aquaculture in Milltown
CANADA - Another community on the Coast of Bays will benefit from enhanced aquaculture infrastructure with the announcement of C$4 million from the Provincial Government...
EU and Guinea Bissau to Re-activate Fisheries Cooperation
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki has met with the newly appointed Prime Minister from Guinea Bissau, Mr Domingos Simões Pereira, and the country's...
New Sea Lice Monitoring System to Help Newfound's Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Government is providing approximately C$80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System, a project that supports...
UK MPs Support Call for Foreign Fishing Rights in UK Coastal Waters to be Revoked
UK - At a parliamentary meeting yesterday, MPs agreed to back a call for the rights of foreign vessels to fish in UK coastal waters to be revoked and reclaimed for...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks
US - As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for...
Montserrat at the Forefront of Caribbean Marine Management
MONTSERRAT - The UK Overseas Territory Government of Montserrat Fisheries Division is leading the way in sustainable marine resource management by becoming the smallest...
Improve Your Skills with the Fish Handling and Filleting Course Scheduled for September 2014
IRELAND - Improve your knowledge of fish quality and further develop your fish filleting techniques in this workshop facilitated by Hal Dawson, an experienced trainer...
Fisheries and Aquaculture Playing a Key Role in Africa’s Economy
AFRICA - The fisheries and aquaculture sector contribute significantly to Africa’s overall economy. In a new study published by FAO, the value added by the fisheries...
Seabird Conservation Work Receives Funding
NEW ZEALAND - Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced that the Government will provide NZ$300,000 of funding to two community groups to support their work...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Fisheries Council Discusses Fishing Opportunities for 2015
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of July 2014 took place in Brussels on July 14. The Commission presented its communication on the preparation...
 
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