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29 April 2016
EU and Canada Sign Declaration on Fighting Illegal Fishing
EU and CANADA - The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance...
GSI Publishes Second Sustainability Report
GLOBAL - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has published its annual Sustainability Report. The launch of the initiative’s second report signifies the group’s...
Can Aquaculture be Intensive and Sustainable? A Look at the Scottish Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Industry
UK - Scotland is the largest producer of Atlantic salmon in the EU, and the third largest in the world. The importance of salmon aquaculture to Scotland’s economy,...
28 April 2016
Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - With global economic losses resulting from illegal and unreported fishing estimated to lie between U$10 billion and U$23.5 billion each year, illegal fishing...
27 April 2016
Number of Overfished US Stocks Remains Near All-Time Low
US - The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing remain near all-time lows, according to the 2015 Status of US Fisheries report...
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Label for Certified Aquaculture
GLOBAL - GLOBALG.A.P. is to launch a consumer label "GGN" for fish and seafood from certified aquaculture....
26 April 2016
Call for Entries for the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award
UK - With exactly one month to go until Aquaculture UK 2016, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is calling for entries for the Aquaculture Innovation...
M&S Becomes First Retailer to Make Worldwide RFS Commitment
UK - Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to make a worldwide commitment to the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), helping promote best practice welfare...
UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group Saithe Fishery Recertified as Sustainable
GLOBAL - The UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group saithe fishery – an international grouping of fishing companies – has been recertified against the world’s...
25 April 2016
New Project Looks at Sea Lice Impact on Salmon Fisheries
UK and CHILE - Plymouth University and the Universidad de Chile are leading a new research project to investigate the issue of sea lice infestation that is costing...
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
New Technologies Boost Efforts to Cut Down on "Ghost Fishing"
GLOBAL - Modern technologies that make it easier to recover lost fishing gear are giving a boost to efforts to reduce so-called "ghost fishing" and its harmful impacts...
22 April 2016
Putting the Organic into Aquaculture
GLOBAL - With an estimated global value of just over U$84 billion in 2014, the organic industry is projected to grow to an estimated U$131 billion by the end of...
Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Catch and Trade Set to Launch
EU - April 24 marks the first “International day against IUU fishing” as designated by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to focus attention...
21 April 2016
Gael Force Group Strengthens Aquaculture Commitment
UK - The Gael Force name is already synonymous with mooring systems and the company has a strong track record in the aquaculture market having worked closely with...
20 April 2016
More Offshore Waters Opening in Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - From 1 May, more than one million square kilometres of additional offshore waters near southern and eastern Australia will open to mid-water trawling...
19 April 2016
Skipjack Tuna Fishery Maintains Certification, Yellowfin Suspended
MALDIVES - A recent independent audit of the Maldives pole and line skipjack tuna fishery has determined the fishery continues to meet the high bar set by the Marine...
WAVMA's First Online Congress to Cover Sustainability in Aquatic Medicine
GLOBAL - The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) is set to host its first online Congress in 2016 with support from veterinary digital content supplier...
Weekly Overview: New Report Highlights Sustainability Challenges on Shrimp Farms
ANALYSIS - A new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia which require environmental improvements...
18 April 2016
International Prize for Improving Kenyan Aquaculture Sustainability Idea
KENYA - Two environmental science students at the Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University have won an international prize for their idea to make...
New Feeding Strategy a Boost for Yellowtail Kingfish Industry
AUSTRALIA - A new feeding strategy for yellowtail kingfish has delivered rapid results and the potential for a $2 million boost for the state's industry....
15 April 2016
New Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability Challenges on Asian Shrimp Farms
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has completed its first-ever sector report on shrimp aquaculture in Southeast Asia, identifying geographical...
Bumble Bee and Pacifical Make Sustainable Seafood Commitment
US - Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s premium seafood company, has signed an agreement with Pacifical to purchase and promote MSC (Marine Stewardship Council)...
Calysta FeedKind Protein is Proven Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Fish Feeds
US - Leading sustainability advisor The Carbon Trust has assessed Calysta’s FeedKind™ protein against a number of key sustainability metrics, finding that it...
14 April 2016
Only Two Weeks Remaining to Enter Aquaculture Feed Competition
GLOBAL - There are just over two weeks remaining to enter the F3 (Fish-Free Feed) Challenge. ...
Choke Stocks’ Could Wreak Havoc on Fishing Fleets
SCOTLAND, UK - Overcoming the impact of so-called ‘choke stocks’ will be one of the principal challenges facing fisheries managers to ensure the discard ban...
Sea Change Champion Award 2016 Looking for Best Practice in Tackling Ghost Fishing Gear
UK - World Animal Protection UK is looking for examples of fishing best practice in tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear, for entry into its Sea Change Champion...
Join Us for the 'Microalgae Industry: Myths and Realities' Webinar
GLOBAL - TheFishSite has successfully delivered a range of aquaculture focused webinars on topics such as sustainability and fish health and welfare. The next webinar,...
13 April 2016
European Commission Should Ensure Arctic Fishing is in Line with EU Rules
EU - The European Union should permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic only if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters. This...
 
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