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Friday, April 18, 2014
Seafood Expo in its 22nd Year
BELGIUM - Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global exposition marks the 22nd edition of the event, and the 16th edition of Seafood Processing Global....
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Rothamsted Research Granted Permission for New GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has got the go-ahead to carry out its GM field trial on Camelina plants that accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs)...
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
MSC to Develop Sustainable Seaweed Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Shark Fin Iimports to Hong Kong Drop by a Third
HONG KONG - The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 per cent, according to government data analysed by WWF....
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Enters into MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gaspésie lobster fishery, which is concentrated on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada,...
Vermilion Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic to Close on 19 April, 2014
Commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) 19 April, 2014. ...
Why Not Send Invasive Asian Carp in US Back to Asia?
US - When it comes to fish, not many Americans have much insight or appetite for Asian carp, the invasive species that is wreaking havoc in the US heartland's waterways....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A Lords’ committee report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain...
Mexico Commended for Standing Up for Eco-Safe Tuna Labeling Practices
MEXICO - The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna has praised the Government of Mexico’s decision to continue its decades-long effort to promote a more sustainable approach...
Portrait of Newfoundland Shrimp Fishing
CANADA - The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is releasing the last video of its fish harvesters across Canada series. ...
Have Your Say on New South Wales Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishers and other stakeholders are now encouraged to provide feedback as part of the reform programme for New South Wales commercial fishing,...
A Fisherman’s Story on the Quality and Sustainability of North Sea Haddock
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) has launched a new video that focuses on the role of Scottish fishermen in sustainably harvesting...
Pesquera Catalunya Chilean Mussels go Friend of the Sea Certified
CHILE - Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
How to Apply Good Biosecurity in Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Disease costs the US aquaculture industry alone, millions of dollars a year. In order to try and mitigate disease outbreaks from occurring, it is important...
Marine Harvest Installs Environmentally Friendly Recycled Plastic Decking
SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Harvest has taken advantage of the plastics expertise of Fusion Marine by installing decking made from environmentally friendly recycled plastic...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
End of the Scallop Wars? UK, France to Discuss Sustainable Management Plan
UK and FRANCE - French and British Channel scallop fishers are to come together for the first time to explore a sustainable regional management plan for the scallop...
El Nino Expected to Halve Peru's Fisheries
PERU - Fisheries in Peru are expected to fall by 50 per cent due to the effects of the El Nino phenomenon which is expected to reach the coast of Peru in the coming...
Best Aquaculture Practice Seminars Set For Greece, Turkey In May
GREECE and TURKEY - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding two seminars on responsible aquaculture in the Mediterranean...
Spanish Minister to Protect the Deep Sea
SPAIn - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture,...
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification
CANADA - Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
Delivering for Torres Strait Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A meeting of the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) which oversees commercial and traditional fishing in the Torres Strait will be held today (Wednesday...
Spanish Hake Fishery Awarded MSC Certification
SPAIN - The Grupo Regal line-caught hake (Merluccius merluccius) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: Act Now on Climate Change or Face the Consequences on our Oceans
ANALYSIS - Climate change has been the most talked about topic this last week as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment...
Viet Nam Plans to Build Six Fisheries Logistic Centers
VIET NAM - The Government of Viet Nam has approved a project to set up six fisheries logistic service centers based on key fishing grounds in many regions throughout...
Fisheries Institute to Train Members of the Hake Fishing Fleet
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP), will host a workshop on good management practices...
Congalsa and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to Improve the Sustainability of Seafood
GLOBAL - Congalsa and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have announced a partnership dedicated to ensuring the ecological sustainability of seafood supplies....
 
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