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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Study Finds Alaskan Fisheries and Communities at Risk from Ocean Acidification
US - Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New Report Identifies Opportunities to Improve Tuna Stocks
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a report on the state of the world’s main commercial tuna stocks. The report’s findings identify...
Western Indian Ocean Communities Play Vital Role in Conservation
GLOBAL - An international team of researchers led by the University of York, UK, has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Eco-Safe Tuna Praises MSC Dolphin Safe Labelling
GLOBAL - Eco-safe tuna has praised the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) "dolphin-safe" canned tuna....
Migros to Offer ASC Certified Trout Products
SWITZERLAND - Migros is the first retailer globally to offer customers ASC certified trout. Migros, Switzerland’s largest retail company, now offers customers...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Products Gaining Ground in Europe
EUROPE - Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified products are growing in recognition and popularity in the Dutch market, and gaining ground in Germany, according...
Improvement in the Planning of Maritime Activities
EU - The European Commission has welcomed the European Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used....
South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao Must Act Quickly to Combat Illegal Fishing, say NGO's
GLOBAL - The European Commission has given South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao six more months to improve efforts to stop illegal fishing by their vessels. In November...
GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Deepwater Confident of Meeting Ling Fisheries Assessment Conditions
NEW ZEALAND - The main New Zealand ling fisheries have been assessed as meeting the high sustainability standards set by the international Marine Stewardship Council...
Meeting Results in No End to Tuna and Shark Overfishing in Eastern Pacific
GLOBAL - Nations that fish for tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean have made no progress on ending overfishing during the latest meeting of the Inter-American Tropical...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: More Aquaculture Companies Signing Up to ASC Certification
GLOBAL - More aquaculture operations have become certified as sustainable over the past week as more companies wish to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable...
New Project Brings Shrimp Farmers Closer to Best Aquaculture Practices Certification
GLOBAL - In collaboration with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), National Fish & Seafood in late July announced...
First Perch Fishery from Russia Enters MSC Assessment
RUSSIA - The producer and owner of the brand Followfish, companies Fish &More, based in Germany, Fish-ka and Volna, both based in Russia, have entered their joint...
Monday, July 21, 2014
New Spawning Reefs to Boost Native Fish in St Clair River
US - Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore...
EPA Mine Waste Plan Brings More Protection for Wild Salmon
US - An unusual group of Alaska Native leaders, commercial fishermen, investors, jewelers and conservation organizations applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
Marine Harvest Stops ASC Assessment After Dead Sealions Found Under Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has withdrawn from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification process after the accidental drowning of six California...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Montserrat at the Forefront of Caribbean Marine Management
MONTSERRAT - The UK Overseas Territory Government of Montserrat Fisheries Division is leading the way in sustainable marine resource management by becoming the smallest...
Government Develops Management Plan for Crabs in Sinaloa and Sonora
MEXICO - In order to promote sustainability and better use of three species of crab that occur in Sinaloa and Sonora, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock,...
German Supermarket Increases Selection of Sustainable Fish on Sale
GERMANY - REWE is increasing its range of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labelled seafood with the introduction of its Goldlocke product, which is made from...
Seabird Conservation Work Receives Funding
NEW ZEALAND - Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced that the Government will provide NZ$300,000 of funding to two community groups to support their work...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Mexico Stops All Bluefin Tuna Fishing for Remainder of 2014
MEXICO - The Mexican government has announced that bluefin tuna fishing will now be halted until the end of 2014....
Cermaq Becomes First ASC Certified Salmon Producer in Chile
CHILE - Cermaq Chile has become the first salmon producer in Chile to achieve certification against the extensive Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Standard...
Integrated Approach Vital to Reduce Food Waste and Loss
THE NETHERLANDS - Governments, international organisations, businesses and community agencies worldwide must create joint programmes to reduce food loss and waste...
Impressive Partnership Approach to Mackerel Certification will Deliver Real Benefits
SCOTLAND, UK - The impressive partnership approach of multi-national fisheries working together in a bid to deliver Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
Fishing into the Future Celebrates Successful First Year
UK - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has congratulated Fishing into the Future (FITF) on its success during his annual visit to Cornwall. ...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing...
 
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