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16 January 2017
Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities
US - Fishing communities can survive - and even thrive - as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one...
12 January 2017
International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture
TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential....
11 January 2017
Argentine Anchovy Fishery Proves It’s Sustainable, Again
ARGENTINA - The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. ...
10 January 2017
Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification
UK - Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting...
09 January 2017
Next Steps For Offshore Aquaculture In Southern California
US - A joint effort of NOAA, California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific, the report provides recommendations for the growth and expansion of offshore...
06 January 2017
Low, Infrequent Fines Are Underminding Work to End Illegal Fishing, says ClentEarth
EU - A new report from ClientEarth, focusing on England, the Republic of Ireland, France and Poland, shows that the control legislation underpinning the Common Fisheries...
Hopes Are High for Torula Yeast in Shrimp Aquaculture
MEXICO - Research in Mexico has shown that torula yeast (Candida utilis) could replace portions of fishmeal in farmed Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)...
05 January 2017
Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
MADAGASCAR - Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, has announced a new investment into a sea cucumber farming operation,...
New Technology Makes Use of Whitefish By-Product
NORWAY - Every year 340,000 tonnes of usable whitefish by-product are discarded into the sea. But the fisheries industry has now identified ways of halting this...
03 January 2017
Fish Gene Bank to Help Cope with Climate Change
INDIA - Experts have recommended setting up a common gene bank for vulnerable fish species as well as setting up fish sanctuaries in order to mitigate the impacts...
20 December 2016
Weekly Overview: Seafood Leaders Create Initiative to Commit to Ocean Stewardship
GLOBAL - Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies have issued a 10-point statement committing to action on ocean stewardship following the first “keystone...
Investing in Fisheries Management Improves Fish Populations
US - New research by researchers from the University of Washington and California Environmental Associates suggests that successful fisheries management can be best...
15 December 2016
Seafood Leaders Create Breakthrough in Ocean Stewardship
THAILAND - Eight of the world’s largest seafood companies, including Thai Union Group PCL, have issued a 10-point statement committing to action on ocean stewardship...
13 December 2016
Japan Builds First Offshore Aqua-Farming System
JAPAN - Offshore aquaculture, or open ocean aquaculture, is a type of farming where fish farms are moved some distance offshore. Although it's still only a small...
12 December 2016
New Worldfish Strategy Targets Increased Sustainable Fish Production
GLOBAL - A new six-year strategy launched by WorldFish aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, at the...
US Implements Programme to Trace Fish and Fish Products on Entry to Country
US - The US has now established additional protections for the country's economy, global food security and the sustainability of shared ocean resources through the...
09 December 2016
Red Sea Bream Aquaculture- Is Deep-Sea Farming the Solution?
JAPAN - Red sea bream has a special place in Japan. Known as madai in Japanese, its unique red colour is considered lucky, and the fish is often served whole on...
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 Feed Challenge has announced that eight multi-national teams have qualified to participate 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...
 
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