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Monday, December 22, 2014
Overhaul of Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulations Needed, says New Report
CANADA - After slow growth of the aquaculture sector in 2013, a review of Novia Scotia's regulatory framework took place. The concluding report suggests that a complete...
Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis Reported on Belize Fish Farm
BELIZE - An outbreak of Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis has been reported on a Belize shrimp farm....
Seafish Assesses Ethical Issues in the UK Seafood Supply Chain
UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to assess the ethical issues that are now, or could in the future, impact on the UK seafood supply...
Northern Ireland Inshore Fisheries Report Published
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has published DARD’s response to the consultation on a Sustainable Development Strategy for the north’s...
New Molecular Marker Could Revolutionise Fisheries Management
AUSTRALIA - A molecular marker that turns snapper eggs a fluorescent blue could revolutionise fisheries management for a number of Australian commercial species....
Faroe Islands and Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
FAROE ISLANDS - Faroese Prime Minister, Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and Turkish Minister of Economy, Nihat Zeybekçi have signed a Free Trade Agreement in Ankara....
Biomin Opens Research Center in Thailand
THAILAND - Built with natural, functional and sustainable materials, the Erber Research Center was recently opened on the grounds of Kasetsart University at its...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Innovators Finding Use for Fish Waste
US - Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up...
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thai Union Group to Acquire Bumble Bee Seafoods
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF), has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of North America’s...
Benchmark Holdings Officially Acquires Stofnfiskur and SalmoBreed
UK - Benchmark Holdings PLC, the international animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business, has officially acquired Norwegian-based SalmoBreed...
Iowa State University Producing Fish Feed from Local Agricultural Products
US - Researchers at Iowa State University are creating sustainable fish feed from local agricultural commodities, helping farmers find new revenue streams whilst...
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
New Process Developed for Creating Smoke-Flavoured Salmon
SPAIN - Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Valencia have developed a new technique using water vapor permeable bags for salted and smoked fish....
US Farmers Welcome Normalisation of Relations with Cuba
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson applauded the Obama administration on the important steps announced 17 December to normalise relations...
New Website Launched for Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
GLOBAL - A new website has been launched for vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs). It is the fruit of collaboration between FAO, regional fisheries management organisations...
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
Cefas to Help Sustainable Marine Management in Kuwait
UK - Kuwait’s marine environment is central to a multi-million pound agreement that has been signed by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (KEPA) and the UK’s...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
Export Trend of Viet Nam Seafood to Main Markets
VIET NAM - In the first nine months of 2014, Viet Nam sold seafood to 166 markets around the world. The US, EU, China and South Korea raised their proportion out...
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Welcomes New Fisheries Experts
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has added two new senior staff members, Jose Parajua and Geoff Tingley....
Over 100 Fish Farms Committing to Sustainable Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And,...
ASC to Harmonise its Eight Aquaculture Standards
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is starting a project that will harmonise the structure and content of its eight farm standards to create one...
Iglo Group Rolls Out MSC Label in Europe
EUROPE - The New Year will see Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen foods business, roll out the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) blue ecolabel on pack for...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Welcome Quota Deal at Fisheries Council
SCOTLAND, UK - A freeze on cuts to days at sea and an increase in quotas for some of Scotland's key stocks were some of the results of the annual EU Fisheries Council...
Changes in Seafloor Communities Can Lead to Skinny Fish
UK - It has long been known that bottom trawl fisheries not only extract fish from the sea, but also leave a trail of unwanted consequences. Non-target animals are...
Weekly Overview: New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
ANALYSIS - A new species of trout has been discovered in Turkey. The new species Salmo kottelati belongs to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmons, trouts,...
Spanish Fisheries Must Find Sustainability, Socioeconomic Balance
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has stated that Spain shares the European Commission's objective of achieving...
New Import Quotas Crash Nigerian Fish Prices
NIGERIA - Millions of fish consumers are heaving a sigh of relief as fresh import quotas for fish issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently helped to...
Experts Discuss Oman Aquaculture Improvement
OMAN - The College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), in association with the Embassy of Netherlands in Muscat and Wageningen University...
 
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