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27 July 2016
Two New Industry Members Appointed to SAIC Board
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments...
Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard....
Fishing Ban Could Be Only Option Left for Saving Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on the commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna as a last resort to save the species....
26 July 2016
Lumpfish: Cleaning Up Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites that have become an increasing concern for salmon aquaculture, costing global salmon farming more than $500 million...
Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?
EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard...
25 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding
US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries....
22 July 2016
Climate Change Poses Threat to North Sea Cod and Haddock
UK - Fishermen may no longer be able to catch cod and haddock off the shores of Britain in the next century, according to a marine expert at the University of Hull....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story
UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable...
20 July 2016
Fiji's Fisheries Production Decreasing
FIJI - Production of fish from coastal fisheries in Fiji has decreased at a rate of 6 per cent from 2007-2014....
Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the...
19 July 2016
Oman Developing Herbal Antibiotics for Aquaculture
OMAN - Moving away from the use of antibiotics in aquaculture, the Oman Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) is developing herbal antibiotics to treat diseases...
Scotland’s First Thermolicer to Help Combat Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of an on-going initiative to develop and use natural solutions to control sea lice, Scottish Sea Farms has invested over £4 million in purchasing...
18 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Programme Growth Continues
US - The decades-old ‘bycatch to food banks’ program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger...
New Project Aims to Give Small-Scale Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space
GLOBAL - A new project being funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), will focus on providing better access for small-scale fish farmers...
EU Lifts Guinea's 'Red Card' After Improvements in Fighting Illegal Fishing
GUINEA - The European Commission has lifted the 'red card' and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant...
15 July 2016
New Fish Conservation Measures Agreed for South Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - Fisheries in the South Indian Ocean are set to become more sustainable after members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) adopted a series...
Interest Grows in New Salmon Lice-Zapping Laser
NORWAY - Sea lice has been the biggest issue facing the salmon farming sector for some time, but a Norwegian technology firm has come up with a way to get rid of...
14 July 2016
Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout
PERU - Peruvian Andean Trout SAC has become the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout....
'Good Outlook' for NZ Seafood Industry
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand fisheries are in good heart, with great potential for the future, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst said at the recent...
Global Per Capita Fish Consumption Rises Above 20 Kilograms a Year
GLOBAL - Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record...
Report Emphasises Need for More Action on Overfishing
GLOBAL - Ocean campaigning organisation Oceana has called for more action to combat falling fish stocks, as a new report revealed nearly 90 per cent of fish stocks...
13 July 2016
International Talks Continue Push for Better Regulation of Arctic Fishing
CANADA - A second round of international talks aiming to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place between last week in Iqaluit, Province...
Treaty Marks 'New Era' in Tackling Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement "marks the dawn of a new era in the effort to combat illegal fishing" but rapid action is needed to make sure its implementation...
11 July 2016
RFS Support Courses Welcomed by Seafood Industry
UK - Courses held around the UK to assist fishermen in applying for the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) have been warmly received by the seafood industry....
08 July 2016
Trees May Help Protect England's Wild Salmon, Trout Stocks
UK - Fish in England’s rivers are under threat from warmer waters. Cold-water species such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout, are struggling to cope as climate...
07 July 2016
Marlborough Sounds to Establish Salmon Working Group
NEW ZEALAND - The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options...
 
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