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Friday, August 22, 2014
Environmentally Friendly Scottish Mussels Feature on BBC Horizon
SCOTLAND, UK - The environmentally friendly credentials of Scottish rope grown mussels were highlighted in a BBC Horizon programme screened 20 August....
Deepwater Group Supports Increase to Hoki Catch Limits
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass...
Ibuprofen in Rivers Posing Potential Threat to Fish
UK - Research led by the University of York suggests that many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Chilean Salmon Health Improving but New Trout Disease Detected
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has presented the Marine Centers Health Report, for the first half of 2014. Although the report...
New Invasive Shrimp Species Found in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A new invasive species, the Bloody Red Shrimp (Hemimysis anomala), has been discovered for the first time in Northern Ireland in Upper Lough...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
New Management Plans Created to Ensure Sustainability and Availability of Seafood
MEXICO - The Federal Government has launched 18 Fisheries Management Plans (PMP) for boosting the sustainability, conservation and availability of fish, molluscs...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fisheries Improvement Project Developed for Greek Sardine and Anchovy Fishery
GREECE - Fishery consultant MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) is developing, for the first time in the Mediterranean, a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) on...
Public Comment Period Open for New Draft ASEAN Shrimp Farming Standard
INDONESIA - The first draft Shrimp Standard for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is now available for public comment from farmers, experts...
Pacific Bigeye Tuna Population in Steep Decline
GLOBAL - Scientists have released new assessments of tuna populations in the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the results include several troubling developments...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Oceana Celebrates Creation of Three Protected Fishing Areas
SPAIN - Oceana has celebrated the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts...
Seafood Industry Unites in Support of a Bold Ethics Agenda
UK - Representatives from across the seafood industry have come together in support of a new all-stakeholder working group set up in response to growing concerns...
Australia Invests in New Software to Detect Fisheries Fraud
AUSTRALIAN - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has recently invested in Business Intelligence software which will assist in the detection of quota...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Government Discusses Upcoming Hake Ban and Protection
CHILE - The Regional Governor Ricardo Bravo, in conjunction with the Regional Director of Sernapesca and other authorities, has met with leaders of Caleta Portales...
Student Expedition Brings MSC-Certified Tuna Fisheries Closer Together
MALDIVES - Two aspiring pole and line fishers from the Maldives are heading to Washington state, USA, to learn how to responsibly fish for albacore tuna, in association...
Lionfish Characteristics Make Them More 'Terminator' than Predator
US - New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean...
Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Fishing Communities
BRAZIL - An international team of scientists have discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing...
Skipjack Tuna Will Not be Drastically Impacted by Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - Refuting lower-resolution results, high-resolution ocean modelling has predicted climate change will have little impact on western Pacific tuna fisheries...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
North Sea Trials Show Less Than One per cent of Cod Discarded
UK - The MMO is operating the catch quota trials on behalf of Defra as part of the UK’s initiative to tackle the problem of discarding fish – where fish are...
Oceana Examines Growing Problem of Marine Litter
EUROPE - Oceana has joined a research expedition arranged and led by the University of Örebro and Pangaea Exploration to study marine litter in the Baltic Sea,...
UK's Top Fish and Chip Shops Announced
UK - The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops are vying to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards,...
Commercial Netting Ban Will Remain in Place
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced a ban on commercial netting will remain in place in creeks and waterways where it...
First North Atlantic Blue Whiting Enters Sustainability Assessment
EU - A large group of Dutch, German, French, English, Lithuanian, Danish and Irish pelagic fishers has entered the first blue whiting fishery into MSC assessment....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Help Spread the Sustainable Fishing Message
AUSTRALIA - If you are passionate about fishing, enjoy talking to people and looking to contribute to the future of our fish resources, PIRSA’s Fishcare Volunteer...
New Book Guides Future Sustainable Use of Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - The history of the Spencer Gulf has been captured in a new book launched by Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock....
AFIA Submits Comments to FAO on Sustainability Guidelines
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on the Livestock...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Government Fund to Help Develop Aquaculture in Sansha
CHINA - The local government of Sansha in Hainan province will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) to help local fishermen develop new fishery sectors to cope with...
Government to Develop Inland Fishing to Ensure Food Security
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government says it will pay special attention to marine conservation and developing inland fishing in the Eastern Cape as one way...
Scallops Die in Botched Seeding Attempt
NEW ZEALAND - A botched attempt at seeding scallops in Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds is a reminder why all undersize fish and shellfish people catch must...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay Prawns Seek Sustainable Certification
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns are the first fisheries under the West Australian Government’s A$14.5million initiative to...
Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
 
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