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Friday, December 19, 2014
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...
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....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
New Indoor Project Brings Shrimp Farming to Colder Climates
LATVIA - A shrimp farming project is currently underway in Riga, Latvia, producing high quality shrimp in a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS)....
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...
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...
Australians Asked to Help Stop Spread of Tilapia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking assistance from the public to help stop the spread of tilapia, one of the world's most invasive...
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...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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...
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...
Irish Minister Secures Good Deal for Whitefish Fishermen
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has secured a much improved outcome for the Irish whitefish industry at the recent fisheries...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New Feed Technology to Improve Sustainable Aquaculture in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - As the global population grows, so does the demand for fish and the pressure on aquaculture to increase productivity. This is particularly true in Viet...
Scottish and French Pelagic Fleets Join Blue Whiting Assessment
SCOTLAND and FRANCE - Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Maria Damanaki to Lead The Nature Conservancy’s Global Oceans Programme
GLOBAL - Maria Damanaki, former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and an experienced leader in public service, will join the Nature...
Sensible Approach to Discard Ban Implementation Needed
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking ahead of the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead is pushing for a sensible approach to discard...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Research Underway to Develop Improved Soybean Meal for Aquaculture
US - As the demand for sustainable fish feed rises, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is funding research to develop technology that can remove anti-nutritional factors...
Mexico to Regulate Geoduck Fishing Industry
MEXICO - In order to contribute to better growth and sustainable development of the country's fisheries sector, the Federal Government has published specifications...
Time to Try Sustainable Fish on Your BBQ this Holiday Season
AUSTRALIA - As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include sustainable Australian...
New Fish Smoking Technology to Benefit Ghana
GHANA - SNV Ghana, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has launched fish processing technology to produce healthier fish to meet local...
Mediterranean, Black Sea Governments Join Forces Towards Sustainable Aquaculture Development
GLOBAL - About 140 participants, representatives of governments and international organizations, delegates, experts and professionals from Mediterranean and Black...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
New Report Confirms Australia’s Fisheries Well Managed
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has released the second Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks reports...
MSC Udates Fisheries Benchmarking and Tracking Tool
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has updated its Benchmarking and Tracking tool (BMT) which was first launched in February 2014....
New Stocking Programme Boosts Prawn Numbers in NSW
AUSTRALIA - The New South Wales Liberals & Nationals Government has begun its new Marine Fish Stocking Programme in 10 estuaries along the State’s coastline....
Fishermen Prepare for Snapper Season Opening
AUSTRALIA - As the statewide Snapper fishing closure comes to an end next week, PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture has issued a reminder about the five Snapper spawning...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
WCPFC Commits to Implementing Sustainable Fish Harvest Strategy
AUSTRALIA - A commitment to long-term sustainable fisheries management was adopted at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Samoa last...
More Companies Join International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
GLOBAL - General Tuna Corporation, food distributor Tropical Consolidated Corporation, and canned foods company JFE Shoji are the latest tuna processors and distributors...
Indonesia to Strengthen Position as Sustainable Tuna Leader at Business Forum
INDONESIA - The fourth International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF), hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, will take place 26-27...
 
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