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21 May 2015
Seals Threaten Scottish Cod Stock Recovery
SCOTLAND, UK - Predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters, research led by the University of Strathclyde suggests....
Court Rules Against Fisheries Department over Transfer of Salmon Smolts
CANADA - A Canadian federal judge has ruled against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in allowing Marine Harvest to trsansfer sick salmon smolts from their...
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
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
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...
C$8.15 Million for Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Expand Operations
CANADA - Northern Harvest Sea Farms is to receive C$8.15 million through the Newfoundland Provincial Government's Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Programme....
Norwegian Government Under Fire over White Paper Threat to Aquaculture
NORWAY - A Norwegian seafood and aquaculture firm has hit out at the Norwegian Government’s threat to potentially eliminate the current scheme for interregional...
18 May 2015
Vietnamese Tuna, Swordfish Obtain Certified Sustainability Status
VIET NAM - Nha Trang Bay Joint Stock Company, a processing plant controlled by Hai Vuong Corporation, has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for seafood from...
Scottish Haddock Fishermen Look to Future with 2020 Sustainability Vision
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishermen in Scotland’s £26.6 million haddock fishing industry have made a new commitment to sustainable fishing as scientists gather in Aberdeen...
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....
15 May 2015
Sustainable Meals for Swedish Seals
SWEDEN - A zoo in Stockholm has become the first in Sweden to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Skansen now has the right to use the MSC...
Lerøy Seafood Group Sees Drop in Profit
NORWAY - Norwegian seafood company Lerøy Seafood Group saw a drop in operating profit before fair value adjustment of biomass to NOK 404 million in the first quarter...
Ardtoe Reports First Spawning of Captive Reared Lumpsuckers
SCOTLAND, UK - Stocks of hatchery reared lumpsuckers have produced their first batches of viable eggs at the FAI Ardtoe Marine Research Facility in Scotland. This...
Water Fronts Can Increase Fishery Productivity
US - Regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water can help to increase production in the ocean, according to recent research lead by Brock Woodson,...
14 May 2015
Iconic Indian Fish on Brink of Extinction
INDIA - The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth...
Scientists, Citizens Collaborate to Investigate Abalone Movements
US - Two fisheries scientists, including a US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) biologist, have been working with citizen scientists to collect...
13 May 2015
Sustainable Barents Sea Cod, Haddock and Saithe Heading to the UK
GREENLAND - Cod, haddock and saithe from Greenland is now recognised as coming from sustainable and well-managed fisheries, following its certification by the Marine...
11 May 2015
Jamaica to Establish Four New Fish Sanctuaries
JAMAICA - Four additional fish sanctuaries will be established in Jamaica this financial year, as Government continues to expand its programme to protect and sustain...
08 May 2015
UK Shellfish Association Conference Tickets Selling Out
UK – People wanting to attend the annual conference of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain should purchase their tickets soon as there are only a few places...
High Fish Stocks Not Always Beneficial to Fishing Communities
US - The Alaska salmon fishery is ecologically one of the best in the world, but the local communities and fishery workers are not benefiting from this sustainability,...
07 May 2015
China Tilapia Farm First in Asia to Join iBAP Programme
CHINA - China’s God Bless Tilapia Bao Fang Farm is to become Asia’s first aquaculture operation, and the third in the world, to join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s...
NOAA Offers Public Consultation on Fish at Risk from Illegal Fishing
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced opportunities for the public to comment on the principles used to determine whether...
06 May 2015
Australian Lobster Reaches 15 Years of Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian rock lobster is celebrating 15 years since it became the world's first fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship...
Night-time Fishing Ban for Australia's Mid-Water Trawlers
AUSTRALIA - Fishing by mid-water trawlers in the Small Pelagic Fishery, including the Geelong Star, can now only take place during daytime hours following more restrictive...
05 May 2015
Prices to Increase as Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Fishery Closes
US - The Gulf of Alaska groundfish fishery has been closed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to non-Rockfish program catcher trawl vessels, reports...
Researchers Urge Seafood Sustainability Before Market Access
US - Major retailers have said they will switch to only sustainable seafood products, but fishery improvement projects should be enhanced to ensure they deliver...
Industry and Environment Cooperation at SeaWeb Seafood Summit
US - In a new video produced by Saving Seafood, seafood industry leaders discuss a key development in the dialogue within the industry from this spring’s SeaWeb...
Italian Fishery MareVivo Certified Friend of the Sea
ITALY - The Italian company MareVivo, fishing in the Mediterranean Sea (FAO Area 37) for European hake, red mullet, musky octopus, mantis shrimp and deep-water rose...
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
 
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