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08 December 2016
Can Atlantic Cod Return to Canada’s East Coast?
CANADA - There could be a glimmer of hope for Atlantic Cod Stocks from the Canadian Maritimes. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a new fishing net...
06 December 2016
New Dead Zone in Indian Ocean Could Impact Future Marine Nutrient Balance
GLOBAL - Large areas of the global ocean, so called marine "dead zones" contain no oxygen and support microbial processes that remove vast amounts of nitrogen from...
05 December 2016
Government Releases 90-day Aquaculture Reform Project
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's 90-day regulatory reform aquaculture project has been released, containing 17 recommendations to reduce red tape and...
02 December 2016
Top Tips for Keeping Predators Away from Farmed Fish
GLOBAL - Aquaculture offers many advantages for people. We don’t have to go out and hunt for seafood, and we can produce big animals in large quantities. However,...
01 December 2016
New Industry Guidance Helps French Companies Avoid Illegal Fishing
FRANCE - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), SeaWeb Europe and WWF-France have released a detailed joint “Advisory Note” in collaboration with Carrefour...
Auburn University and Ocean University of China Create Joint Center for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA and CHINA - Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials have created a joint venture for aquaculture and environmental sciences....
Researchers Look for New Solutions in Sustainable Aquaculture
NORWAY - Uni Research and the University of Bergen are coming together to find solutions that allow increased food production from the sea with a reduced environmental...
30 November 2016
Eight Global Contestants Advance in Fish-Free Feed Challenge
GLOBAL - The F3 Fish-Free Challenge has announced that eight multi-national teams have qualified to participant in the global fish-free feed technology contest....
Japanese Retailer Launches Responsibly Sourced Processed Oysters
JAPAN - One of the largest retail chains in Japan, Kasumi Co. Ltd., which operates 178 stores in the north region of Kanto Plain, has introduced certified responsibly...
29 November 2016
New Soy-Based Feed Aims to Revolutionise Aquaculture Feedstocks
US - The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) has funded research partners Battelle and Kentucky State University to develop and evaluate a new technology that could revolutionize...
25 November 2016
Marine Microalgae, a New Sustainable Food and Fuel Source
US - Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity,...
24 November 2016
FAO and the Vatican Urge Action Against Illegal Fishing, Forced Labour
GLOBAL - The FAO and the Vatican have called for an intensified international push to stamp out human rights abuses in the world's fishing industry — including...
MEPs End Time-at-Sea Limits for North Sea Cod Fisheries
EUROPE - North Sea cod fishermen will be able to land every catch – not just cod – more easily following an updated regulation which will remove limits on the...
Inspiring Event Kicks Off Aquaculture Innovation Challenge
GLOBAL - Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal, Fresh Studio and Solidaridad kick off the Aquaculture Innovation Challenge on Tuesday, 6 December 2016, with an inspiring...
23 November 2016
Philippine's Yellowfin Tuna Confirmed Friend of the Sea
PHILIPPINE - The Philippine fishing company Tenpoint Manufacturing Corporation has recently concluded the Friend of the Sea certification renewal audit. Yellowfin...
Commission Meeting Leaves Key Fish Stocks Left Without Protection
EUROPE - The annual meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has closed without agreement regarding management of the deep-sea fish orange roughy....
22 November 2016
Progress Made on EU-Mauritania Fisheries Partnership
EU - An extraordinary Joint Committee, held at the initiative of the EU, took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 15-16 November in the framework of the Fisheries...
Weekly Overview: Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
ANALYSIS - Following a week of negotiations between the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and 51 countries a recovery plan...
Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has finalised its one-week long negotiations between 51 countries and has agreed...
Further Reduction in Antimicrobial Use on Danish Fish Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease...
21 November 2016
Scientists Develop Aquaculture Industry Sustainability Index
NORWAY - Scientists from Nofima and SINTEF are currently collating the available data – positive and negative – on the Norwegian aquaculture industry relating...
18 November 2016
FAO Supports Latin America and Caribbean in Eradicating Illegal Fishing
The FAO has unveiled a new technical cooperation project that will support eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated...
New Fund to Help Alaska Seaweed Growers be More Successful
US - A new $418,000 grant from the National Sea Grant College Program will support research aimed at helping seaweed growers in Alaska be more successful....
Fiji to Finalise National Fisheries Policy
FIJI - Fiji could become one of the first countries in the Pacific to develop a National Fisheries Policy for its fisheries sector....
17 November 2016
Project Develops Sustainable Method for Growing Tilapia, Tomatoes
EU - The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries has developed an innovative method for producing tilapia and tomatoes that saves resources...
Seafood Leaders Meet to Strengthen Mahi Mahi Fisheries in Eastern Pacific
PERU - More than 70 representatives working in the mahi mahi supply chain met in Lima this month to continue strengthening the management of fisheries in Peru, Ecuador,...
16 November 2016
Second Round of Funding begins for MSC's Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is pleased to announce the 2nd round of its research and capacity building fund to help fisheries achieve the MSC standard...
Reduction in Deep-Sea Fishing Quotas Not Enough, say Environmental Organisations
EU - Seas at Risk, The DSCC and Bloom are disappointed by the decisions on fishing limits for deep-sea fish stocks taken by the Fisheries’ Council of Ministers...
15 November 2016
Scarce Freshwater Fish Pose Danger in India
INDIA - Alarm bells have started ringing in India. Migratory fish like the Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), which travel long distances inland through major rivers in East...
New Study Finds Fish Catches Could Increase 57% if Stocks Managed Sustainably
EU - If Total Allowable Catches followed scientific advice, many EU fish catches could more than treble in size including sardine in the Cantabrian Sea, and cod...
 
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