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28 August 2015
Could We Soon be Wearing Sustainable Pearls?
AUSTRALIA - In a world first, Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) have entered the Australia pearl oyster fishery to be assessed against the MSC’s standard...
First Vessels Certified Under New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - The first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS)....
27 August 2015
Indian Ocean Tuna Fishery May Lose Out on MSC Certification
GLOBAL - A tuna fishery in the Indian Ocean risks having its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification recommendation overturned, after objections from some...
SuccorfishM2M Technology Aids World’s Largest Fisheries Impact Study
WALES, UK - Innovative SuccorfishM2M fisheries technology has played an integral role in delivering the world’s largest ever fishing impact study which concluded...
“You Can Do An Awful Lot With Water”: Combining Carp and Duck Production
ANALYSIS – An organic, high welfare duck rearing system is incorporating carp to maximise production potential....
26 August 2015
Weekly Overview: Aqua Nor 2015 Overview
ANALYSIS - Last week TheFishSite was in Trondheim, Norway for the country's biggest aquaculture show - Aqua Nor....
Namibia Unveils Aquaculture Master Plan
NAMIBIA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has launched the National Aqua Culture Master Plan which aims to raise freshwater aquaculture output to...
25 August 2015
World Bank Helping Oman Fisheries Sector Overhaul
OMAN - With help from the World Bank, Oman is developing a plan to better manage its fisheries....
Students Recognised for Innovative Seal Catch Reduction Designs
AUSTRALIA - Future fisheries managers from the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) have been recognised for their innovative...
Rocky River Trapped Wild Salmon Require Assistance
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic...
New Aquaculture Sites Approved for Aysen region
CHILE - Subpesca and the Aysen Regional Commission for Use of the Coastline (CRUBC) have approved 41 coastal sites in the Aysen region of Chile for the development...
Fish Feed Research to Improve Protein Digestibility, Benefit Environment
DENMARK - Scientists from Aarhus University and the industry have joined forces to improve feed for commercial fish farming in order to improve protein digestibility....
24 August 2015
International Experts to Review Innovation, Trade Relationships at World Seafood Congress
UK - Innovations in processing technology and global supply chain solutions will be revealed by a panel of international speakers at next month’s World Seafood...
S. Korea Successfully Harvests Eggs from Captive Bluefin Tuna
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has successfully harvested fertilized eggs from captive bluefin tuna, taking a step closer to ensuring a sustainable supply of bluefin...
Sakhalin Closes for Pink Salmon after Sparse Harvests
RUSSIA - The Sakhalin area in Russia has been closed to pink salmon fishing from 20 August due to sparse harvests. The closure comes as a surprise after only 43,000...
Queensland to Introduce Net-Free Fishing Zones
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government is aiming to deliver on its election commitment by moving ahead on the implementation of three net-free fishing zones in Queensland...
21 August 2015
AQUA NOR 2015: Knowledge and Regulation Key to Aquaculture Success
NORWAY - Although Norway is not a leading country in aquaculture, it has very developed and successful salmon farming industry which is down to three key things...
Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged...
New Zealand Firms Embrace Technology for Sustainable Snapper Fishing
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry makes a serious commitment to the sustainability of our fisheries through significant investments in world-leading...
AQUA NOR 2015: Tomorrows Solutions Are in the Ocean
NORWAY - The Ocean Forest project was initiated two years ago and is focussed on developing Intergrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA) on a commercial scale in...
Industry, Scientists Work Together on Fish Stocks in Shetland
UK - Scientists and fishermen have been working together in Shetland to fill gaps in knowledge about the biology and ecology of several commercially important fish...
AQUA NOR 2015: The Future of Norwegian Salmon
NORWAY - During the Aqua Nor 2015 conference in Trondheim, Norway, the Business Region Bergen, NCE Seafood and FFV held a special seminar on the future of Atlantic...
20 August 2015
Global Salmon Initiative Launches Tender for Novel Omega-3 Rich Oil Sources
NORWAY - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), in partnership with their industry feed company associates, have launched an innovative global tender at the Aqua Nor...
Feedback Needed on MSC Seafood Traceability Tool
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is seeking stakeholder feedback on a new traceability tool for added supply chain integrity in over 60 countries....
19 August 2015
New Project to Develop Fishing Gear to Reduce Discards
SCOTLAND, UK - A Gear Group has been established to develop innovative technology ahead of the discard ban. ...
Oyster Population Damaged by Conchs After Drought
US - Research by marine science professor David Kimbro has found high water salinity, coupled with a conch population outbreak is the cause of a sharp decrease in...
18 August 2015
New Test for Contaminated Water Saves Fish
UK - Scientists at the University of York have helped develop a new test for contaminants in water which avoids using live fish....
Sea Organisms at Risk From Common Household Products
UK - Engineered nanoparticles released from household products such as masonry paint or zinc oxide cream could harm aquatic creatures, according to researchers from...
Do Sea Creatures Protect Young More After Ocean Acidification?
UK - Marine organisms living in acidified waters exhibit a tendency to nurture their offspring to a greater extent than those in more regular conditions, according...
17 August 2015
Solway Cockle Fishery Management Report Released
SCOTLAND - The report on the fisheries management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery has now been published by the Scottish Government....
 
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