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31 July 2015
New Gear Database to Support Fishing Industry with Landing Obligation
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has launched a comprehensive online portal that details common fishing gears and selectivity devices used in commercial...
Key Assessment of the New Common Fisheries Project Now Available
EU - A comprehensive analysis of current and emerging management measures relating to the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is now available online....
Ghana Unlikely to Reach Fish Production Targets
GHANA - With only five months left until 2016, Ghana is unlikely to achieve its fish production target of 100,000 tonnes by 2016....
Chile’s Sea Garden Achieves GLOBALG.A.P. Certification
CHILE - Premium quality salmon processing company Sea Garden S.A. has achieved GLOBALG.A.P. Certification for its plant in Puerto Varas in the region of Los Lagos...
Wide-Ranging Fish Species Fare Best Under Climate Change
CANADA - Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University...
Branding American Aquaculture
As farmers, buyers, suppliers, feed producers or equipment manufacturers you know the state of American Aquaculture inside and out. Better than anyone, you know...
Ecologists Predict Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Species
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species,...
30 July 2015
Extreme Weather Conditions Posing a Big Threat to Salmon Fisheries
US - Warming waters and extreme weather conditions are causing severe problems for salmon fisheries, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
Thousands of Skeletons Examined to Help Fish Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - More than 300,000 ear bones (otoliths) taken from fish skeletons donated over the years to the Department of Fisheries have been examined to help determine...
Mexico Supports Sustainable Use of Stone Crab Fishery
MEXICO - The Mexican agriculture and fisheries ministry, SAGARPA, is promoting the sustainable use of stone crab fishing to meet market demand for the product....
Thai Tuna Achieves Frind of the Sea Certification
THAILAND - Skipjack and yellowfin tuna by Global Frozen Food Co., Ltd has been certified Friend of the Sea. ...
29 July 2015
Blue Growth Initiative to Develop Kenyan Aquaculture, Fisheries
KENYA - The Government of Kenya and FAO have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) to benefit select areas in the coastal region of Kenya. BGI is a FAO flagship...
Weekly Overview: Cheap Imports and Overregulation Threatening Europe's Fisheries Sector
ANALYSIS - In an exclusive interview with TheFishSite on the sustainability of European fish stocks, president of Europêche, Secretary General of CEPESC and Chairman...
Australia Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has now ratified the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Port State Measures Agreement....
Bay of Biscay Anchovies Certified Friend of the Sea
SPAIN - Anchovies from the Spanish company Frigorífics Ros have gained Friend of the Sea sustainability certification....
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
28 July 2015
Only Two Per Cent of Reduction Fisheries Catch from 'Very Good' Stocks
GLOBAL - Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries. The review reveals that only 2 per cent...
Philippines, Viet Nam to Set Up Illegal Fishing Hot Line
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The two countries also agreed to set up...
Sustainable Seafood Global Benchmark Tool Ready for Autumn 2015
GLOBAL - The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)’s Expert Working Groups met at the FAO in Rome from 7-10 July to update the Global Benchmark Tool, before...
27 July 2015
Australian Government Meets Commitment to Seafood Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has announced funding of A$550,000 to support the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to investigate options to establish...
Benchmark Expands Aquaculture Genetics Through Tilapia Breeding Acquisition
GLOBAL - Benchmark Holdings PLC has today strengthened its position in aquaculture genetics through the acquisition of Norwegian-based aquaculture genetics and...
New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand Inc will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association...
Modernization Helps Drive Sustainable Growth in Philippine Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - Efforts of the government to modernize the Philippine's fisheries sector has enabled the sector to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth....
Sustainable Aquaculture Certification for Kefalonia Fisheries
GREECE - The Greek fish farm producer Kefalonia Fisheries S.A. was audited by an independent certification body, according to Friend of the Sea requirements, and...
National Fish & Seafood Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability
US - National Fish & Seafood, a US-based division of Pacific Andes Group, is strengthening its focus on sustainability, aquaculture best-practices and leadership...
24 July 2015
Seafood Companies, Retailers Publish Source Fishery Data in Transparency Drive
UK - Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood have demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists...
Better Understanding of European Fish Stocks Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to understand data surrounding fish stocks in Europe and ensure the sustainability of the stock....
23 July 2015
Improving Market Access and Farm Standards for Small-Scale Shrimp Farmers
GLOBAL - Small-scale shrimp farmers are now set to benefit from a new project that will help them work towards a Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture...
22 July 2015
New Responsible Fishing Port Standard to Improve Seafood Transparency
UK - The British Ports Association (BPA) and Seafish are working together to develop a potential new certification programme for commercial fishing ports and auctions...
UK’s Top 60 Fish and Chip Shops Announced
UK - The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops have been announced as part of the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish....
 
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