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12 February 2016
Mexico Guarantees Fish Supply During Lent
MEXICO - The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, has said that from February 10 to Sunday March 27, about 300,000 tons of fishery...
Why Do Some Fish Eat Their Own Eggs?
GERMANY - Many animals go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their offspring - yet some species actually eat some or all of their babies. Nor is there always...
Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018...
Feeding Fish Sustainably with Flies
SOUTH AFRICA - With the world’s population ever on the increase, the demand placed on food sources, particularly protein, is already at record levels. Meat such...
Authorities Call for Access to Reliable Data on the Fisheries Sector
EU - Responsible and sustainable management of fisheries requires decisions based on solid foundations. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) opinion on data...
Fish Farmers Confused Over Fresh Fish Export Ban
MALAYSIA - Aquaculture operators have urged the government to provide clear directives as to whether the ban on the export of fresh seafood is applicable to the...
Celebrity Chef Makes Waves With Launch of OMEGA-3 ‘#Superfishoil Campaign
UK - John Torode, celebrity chef and MasterChef judge, is fronting #superfishoil, a new consumer campaign, which aims to encourage people to eat more fish rich in...
11 February 2016
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
New Study Finds Fish Fins Sense Touch
US - A new study has found that the pectoral fins of fish feel touch through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals....
Fishermen-Led Initiative Identifies Research Priorities to Avoid Shark, Skate and Ray By-catch
UK - Celebrating eight months of fishermen-led participatory research around the UK coast, the second phase of the Shark By-Watch UK project – run by the Centre...
What Are the Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and...
Two Japanese Seafood Giants Record Increased Profits
JAPAN - Two of Japan's largest seafood companies have seen a growth in profits for the nine months ending December 2015 due to hikes in frozen-food prices. ...
Greater Role Needed for Female Aquapreneurs
INDIA - Fisheries experts have recommended a greater role for women self-help groups in boosting aquaculture production in the country....
10 February 2016
Strong Start for Norwegian Seafood Exports
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood with a value of NOK 6.7 billion in January 2016. This represents an increase of more than NOK 1 billion or 18 per cent year-on-year....
Weekly Overview: New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
ANALYSIS - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme has been announced, aiming to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably managed...
Fishermen Warned of Dangers of Fishing Near Total Pipelines
SCOTLAND, UK - Shetland Fishermen’s Association has warned skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound while accusing the company...
Workshop Promotes Farming of Endangered Fish
INDIA - A national workshop on conservation of native freshwater fishes held at the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies has urged the State government...
Funding Available for Fisheries, Aquaculture Groups
SCOTLAND, UK - Groups involved in the fishing and aquaculture industries are being encouraged to apply for a share of money from the European and Maritime Fisheries...
09 February 2016
Dramatic Increase in Specialist Seafood Sales Over Christmas 2015 for UK
UK - A number of traditionally underused seafood species saw substantial growth in sales during 2015’s Christmas retail period, according to new market data published...
Odisha State Aims to Produce 500,000 MT Fish in 2015/16
INDIA - The Odisha state government has set a target to produce five lakh metric tonne (MT) (500,000 MT) fish in 2015-16, said the fisheries and animal resources...
Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey Spain
SPAIN - Mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins are a constant concern for agriculture. Some weather patterns, such as were seen in Europea throughout 2015, have put the...
Parasite-Carrying Asian Gudgeon Fish Can Quickly Invade New Waters
FRANCE - Small in size but significant in terms of the ecological and economic damage they cause, Asian gudgeon are invading a great number of water courses across...
Shetland Fishermen Highlight Dangers of Fishing Near Total Pipelines
UK - Shetland Fishermen’s Association has warned skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound while accusing the company of doing...
08 February 2016
New Fish Landing Center Opened in Marinduque
PHILIPPINES - In line with the national government’s efforts to provide projects that will ultimately reduce poverty and generate economic transformation, Department...
Alaska Fish Factor: Research Bycatch Feeds Hunger Relief Programmes
US - Needy Alaskans are enjoying a rare taste of sablefish, thanks to a science project that kept research fish from going over the rails....
05 February 2016
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
Integrating Economic Advice into EU Fisheries Management
EU - To manage our EU fisheries well, we need sound data, analysis and advice, both biological and economic. How do we make sure that the data on which we build...
EU Advocates for Shared Efforts Towards Transparency in Fisheries
GLOBAL - Together with international stakeholders, the European Commission has participated in the first International Conference on the Fisheries Transparency Initiative...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
Swiss Project to Boost Aquaculture Efficiency in Egypt
EGYPT - The Embassy of Switzerland’s Office for International Cooperation, in collaboration with WorldFish and CARE International, has launched the Sustainable...
 
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