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27 March 2015
Industry-Changing Sealice Control Research gets Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced grants worth almost £950,000 to two research projects initiated by the salmon industry....
Norwegian Report Shows Increased Resistance to Sea Lice Drugs
NORWAY - A new report from the Norwegian National Veterinary Institute shows a serious situation in regards to sealice as they are showing more resistance to sealice...
Can Genetically-Sterilised Farmed Salmon Help Save Wild Populations?
UK - Scientists at the University of East Anglia are researching whether genetically sterilising farmed salmon would prevent them from breeding with their wild counterparts....
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Sæmark’s Icelandic Cod, Haddock Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Sæmark cod and haddock have gained Friend of the Sea seal of approval. ...
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest Investigates Using Coniferous Trees for Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - Norwegian salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investigating the potential to use coniferous trees as a fish feed....
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening...
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
South Indian Ocean Moves Towards Sustainable Fisheries
MAURITIUS - Members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) have made progress on several issues at a meeting held in Mauritius....
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages...
Marine Harvest Investigates Using Trees for Salmon Feed
NORWAY - Marine Harvest is investigating the potential to use coniferous tree products as salmon feed....
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein...
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Fish Feed
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds...
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the...
Chefs from Leading Restaurants to Serve the “Perfect Protein”
GLOBAL - Leading chefs from aroundd the world are joining Oceana’s campaign and pledge to serve and highlight anchovies and other small fish at their restaurants...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period of public consultation which ended in...
20 March 2015
The Future of Sustainable Seafood
ANALYSIS - The Seafood Expo North America in Boston earlier this week was as always an overwhelming affair of seafood exhibitionism, much of it breaded and deep-fried,...
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
Ensis Fisheries Tuna Obtains Sustainable Certification
MALDIVES - Ensis Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its hand line along with pole and line tuna fishery....
North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015
EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea....
World’s First ASC Certified Scallops to Enter Market
PERU - AcuaPesca Group is the first bivalve farm to offer Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified scallops. ...
BAP Certification to Undergo GSSI Pilot Testing
UNITED STATES - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
 
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