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26 May 2015
Many European Marine Protected Areas in Poor Condition
EU - Many marine conservation areas set up by the EU are in unfavourable condition, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA)....
Workshop to Debate Common Fisheries Policy
EU - The Long-Distance Advisory Council (LDAC) is set to hold a lively two-day workshop focusing on the ‘external dimension’ of the reformed EU Common Fisheries...
Fishermen Still Taking Risks at Sea
UK - Fishermen are still taking risks at sea, even though many are aware of the dangers, according to new research from Seafish, the UK's industry authority on seafood....
US Politicians Debate Controversial Catfish Inspection
US - American lawmakers are trying again to stop a controversial catfish inspection programme, which has been described as a waste of American taxpayers’ money...
More Attention Needed on Climate Change Effects on Fisheries
GLOBAL - Scientists need to better understand the impacts of climate change on aquaculture if we are to meet future seafood demand, says a paper submitted by WorldFish...
22 May 2015
Seafish Announces New Three-Year Plan
UK - Seafish, the UK's industry authority on seafood, has published its 2015-2018 Corporate Plan, promising to deliver a programme of work that reflects real world...
Chilean Officials Celebrate Sea Month
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service of Chile (Sernapesca) has celebrated the annual Month of the Sea, which this year was dedicated to small-scale...
Spanish Minister Highlights Bright Future for Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Andrés Hermida, has recently highlighted the many possibilities in Spain for the development of aquaculture....
Women Face Glass Ceiling in Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - A new report from the FAO shows that while women are estimated to make up nearly half of all people in the fisheries sector, their work often goes unrecognised...
Land Use Change is Greatest Threat to River Biodiversity
GERMANY - Land use change is a greater threat to river biodiversity than any other human impact, even climate change, according to new research from the Senckenberg...
World Ocean Summit 2015 Website Now Open
SINGAPORE - The World Ocean Council (WOC) has announced that the website is now open for its Sustainable Ocean Summit, to be held in Singapore on 9-11 November....
21 May 2015
Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat be will on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij....
Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
Discard Ban Discussion to be Held at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - A question and answer session with Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment Richard Lochhead on the implications of the landing obligation...
20 May 2015
EU Soy Consumption Hidden in Animal Products
BELGIUM - A research report by WWF concluded that the average EU citizen consumes 61 kg of soy yearly, most of which is embedded as animal feed in animal products...
Hendrix Genetics, NPM Capital to Join Forces
NETHERLANDS - Hendrix Genetics, a leading multi-species animal genetics company, and NPM Capital, a subsidiary of family owned SHV Holdings, have signed a Memorandum...
Scottish Seafood Partnership Grants Proving Successful
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Seafood Partnership’s “Fish Technology and Innovation Support Programme” has proved popular since it launched at the end of 2014,...
Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
Fish Pledge Means Sustainable Fish for Millions
UK - Millions of UK schoolchildren, hospital patients, workplaces and restaurant diners are to be served only demonstrably sustainable fish, thanks to a pledge signed...
19 May 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Huge Leap in Alaskan Salmon Catch Expected Compared to 2014
US - Salmon markets have been shaky after predictions of high catch rates this year, but vendors are keeping their cards close to their chest, reports Robert Reierson...
M&J Seafood Commits to Best Aquaculture Practice
UK - M&J Seafood, part of the Fresh Direct Group and the UK's largest seafood supplier, has committed to Best Aquaculture Practice as part of a wider sustainability...
Global Aquaculture to Grow Further in 2015
GLOBAL - World aquaculture production is expected to grow by another 5 per cent during 2015, according to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and...
Worldfish to Double Odisha Fish Production
INDIA - Worldfish, a global aquaculture and genetic improvement organisation, is aiming to double fish production in the next five years in the western Indian state...
Experts at Fish Feed Conference to Discuss Latest Technology
GERMANY - The 8th Aquafeed Horizons conference is taking place in Germany next month and will showcase an international line-up of experts to discuss the latest...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific...
Scotland's Fish Landings Increase in 2014
SCOTLAND, UK - Provisional landing figures for Scottish fish and shellfish during 2014 show increases in both volume and value of the catch....
Alaska Fish Factor: Reduction in Halibut Bycatch Needed
US - The people of Alaska are making their voices heard and are demanding that fisheries practices change to reduce halibut bycatch....
2016 British Fish & Chip Awards Launched
UK - The National Fish & Chip Awards 2016 were launched on 1 May, marking the start of the nine month hunt to find the UK’s best fish and chip businesses....
Discover More on the Responsible Fishing Scheme at Skipper Aberdeen Expo Int. 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - The benefits of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) will be highlighted at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2015 on 29 and 30 May by show sponsor, Seafish....
 
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