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06 July 2015
Allen Wu Elected as Board Director of World Aquaculture Society
GLOBAL - Mr Allen (Ming-Hsun) Wu, Nutriad Regional Manager Aquaculture – Asia Pacific, and Dr S. Felix, Tamilnadu Fisheries University, India won the recent 2015...
Tuna Commission Fails to Agree on New Conservation Measures
ECUADOR - The 89th meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) ended recently in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Sadly, the meeting ended with no new conservation...
Alaska Fish Factor: Tidal Vision “Upcycling” Seafood Byproducts
US - “Upcycling” seafood byproducts is the business model for Tidal Vision, a Juneau-based company of five entrepreneurs who are making waves with their line...
Record Revenue from Indian Seafood Exports
INDIA - India exported a record one million tonnes of sea food in the last fiscal year, the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has said....
Report Identifies Best Fish Temperatures to Prevent Toxin Development
EU - The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has produced a report into the best storage temperature to apply to fishery products at retail to prevent the development...
Australia Under UN Pressure Over Great Barrier Reef
AUSTRALIA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to...
ASC Opens Responsible Feed Consultation
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has opened the first round of public consultation on the initial draft of its Responsible Feed Standard....
Showing Support for Sustainable Fisheries at International Forum
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, represented the Australian Government at the 11th meeting of the Ministerial...
03 July 2015
Governments Advance Law of the Sea Agreement
GLOBAL - The UN General Assembly (UNGA) last week adopted a formal resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on...
Reducing Fish Production Costs a Priority for Brazilian Ministers
BRAZIL - The Brazilian minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Helder Barbalho, said recently that the reduction of the fishing industry's production cost is one...
Future Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change
GLOBAL - The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to...
Ocean Acidification May End Alaskan Shellfish Production by 2040
US - Ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040, according to new collaborative research between...
Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products...
RAS Specific “Farm Killers”- Which Ones Do You Fear?
US - Recirculating aquaculture farms have been built for a number of farming applications with varying degrees of success. Some applications have a track record...
02 July 2015
Leading Restaurants Help Support Seafood Sustainability, Traceability Message
EUROPE - The Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Save the Sea Restaurant Campaign is now in full swing, with prominent German and UK restaurants collecting...
Island Fishing Bodies Call for Safeguards through Devolution
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the...
Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge the Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. Professor Leo den Hartog...
Seafish Launches Annual Economic Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish has launched its 11th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet. The survey will see Seafish travel the country's ports, speaking to vessel owners...
01 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Icicle Seafoods Sold to Indonesian Investors
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle...
Nutriad Strengthens Asian Aquaculture Team
ASIA - European feed additives manufacturer Nutriad, appointed Mr Ho Gim Chong as Commercial/Technical Manager Aquaculture SE Asia to reinforce its team of aqua...
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Welcomes Prospect of Higher Fish Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 has been welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)....
Pink Salmon Survival Affected by Freshwater Acidification
CANADA - Pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, which causes acidification, are smaller and may be less likely to...
Challenging New Frontiers Theme for 2016 Global Fisheries Conference
SCOTLAND, UK - The themes for the International Institute of Fisheries, Economics and Trade (IIFET) 2016 conference have now been announced. This international conference...
Floating Robots to Measure Indian Ocean Characteristics
AUSTRALIA - A fleet of floating bio-robots will be deployed by Australian researchers between Christmas Island and Madagascar soon, to help gain an understanding...
Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops,...
30 June 2015
Chinese Company to Invest in Russia Aquaculture Development
RUSSIA - China’s Wen Lian Aquaculture Company is planning to invest 15 billion rubles in the development of aquaculture in Russia's Primorye Region....
£750,000 Invested into Supporting Seafood Industry Projects
UK - A new funding initiative to support projects that deliver strategic value to the seafood industry has been launched by Seafish. ...
Steep Halibut Pricing Expected to Continue
US - As the fresh Halibut season has ended, any product in the freezers should remain high - especially as the boats take a few weeks to transition to Salmon gear....
New $25 million Grants to Improve US Fishing Opportunities
US - NOAA has announced grants of more than $25 million for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. This is the most significant amount...
Indonesian Investors to Buy Icicle Seafoods
GLOBAL - Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle Seafoods. ...
 
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