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26 August 2016
Sustainability Issues Still Remain in Fish Oil, Fish Meal Fisheries
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has found in its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries for 2016 that only 3.8 per cent of the...
25 August 2016
Cypriot Farmed Seabass, Seabream Certified Sustainable
CYPRUS - Seabass and seabream farmed by Kimagro Fishfarming Ltd in Limassol, Cyprus, has now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
24 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free
GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National...
India’s Blue Revolution: Fishery Production to see a Boost in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
INDIA - In order to boost fishery productions and achieve the goal set under the Blue Revolution plan, the government of India has expeditiously initiated various...
22 August 2016
Consultation Launched on Electrofishing for Razor Clams
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has launched a consultation on electrofishing methods for the capture of razor clams....
18 August 2016
New Fisheries Management Plan Seeks to Rebuild Stocks
GHANA - A new fisheries management plan seeks to rebuild fish stocks in Ghana whilst also enhancing the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well...
17 August 2016
India’s Seafood Show to Promote Sustainable Aquaculture
INDIA - The 20th India International Seafood Show, to be held at South India’s port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, from 23 to 25 September, 2016, has...
16 August 2016
Hastings Plaice Fishermen First to Receive Sustainable Certification
UK - The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is celebrating being the first British fishermen to gain sustainable certification for catching plaice....
Sustainable Seafood to Become Easier to Identify for Chinese Shoppers
CHINA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Gfresh are to promote responsible aquaculture in China, giving Chinese shoppers the chance to source and identify sustainable...
15 August 2016
Chilean Salmon Industry Project to Reduce Antibiotic Use
CHILE - A group of salmon farming companies in Chile have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping the industry reduce its antibiotic use....
Vancouver University Selling Farmed Canned Sturgeon
CANADA - The International Centre for Sturgeon Studies (ICSS) has partnered with local retail shops and restaurants to offer canned cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh...
12 August 2016
New Bycatch Rule Established for US Seafood Imports
US - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen...
11 August 2016
Trinidad and Tobago to Explore Aquaculture Opportunities
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - Opportunities in aquaculture need to be better explored and the country needs to pay greater attention to building capacity within the sector...
Low-Powered LED Lights Can Improve Snow Crab Catchability
CANADA - The Atlantic Canada snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) fishery may have started out as a bycatch fishery over 60 years ago, but today it has become the second...
Raw Material from Byproducts Expected to Increase
UK - Scientists at the University of Stirling have used models of current and future fisheries and aquaculture production, based on FAO data, to provide estimates...
10 August 2016
Scientists Find Global Warming to Blame for Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Decline
AFRICA - The decrease in fishery productivity in lake TanganyikaLake, (Africa's largest and deepest rift lake), since the 1950s is a consequence of global warming...
Canadian Government Delivers Update on Cohen Recommendations
CANADA - The Canadian government is moving forward with the recommendations in Justice Cohen’s 2012 final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline...
09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
New Fisheries Information System to Improve Tuna Traceability
MALDIVES - A new online Fisheries Information System has been launched to monitor catch logbooks, fish purchase information, fishing vessel licence information and...
Belize Seaweed: The Next Big Thing for Fisheries
BELIZE - At the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) held in St John’s Newfoundland, Canada, Julianne Robinson from The Nature Conservancy...
08 August 2016
Still More to Do on Deep Sea Protection
US - A recent review of the United Nations landmark resolutions to protect the deep sea has revealed that there is still more work to do....
Huge Under-Reporting of Fish Catch Revealed in Caribbean
TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS - Marine fisheries catches have been drastically under-reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, threatening the marine...
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
South East Asia Makes Important Step Towards Addressing IUU Fishing
THAILAND - Thailand and other South East Asian countries have made a very important step through the adoption, for the first time, of a Joint Declaration pledging...
04 August 2016
EU Creates Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan for North Sea
EU - The European Commission has proposed the first comprehensive multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea to ensure that stocks are fished at...
Fishermen Share Tips on Reducing Ghost Gear
UK - A new short film featuring fishermen in Wales, working as part of the Pembrokeshire Sustainable Shellfish Initiative, shares top tips on how fishermen can reduce...
03 August 2016
New WWF Report Reveals Small Fish in Big Trouble
CANADA - WWF-Canada is warning that forage fish are in trouble, following a new assessment of Canadian fisheries....
02 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Sustainability Concerns Mean Tesco Stops Selling Some Canned Tuna
GLOBAL - UK supermarket Tesco has announced that it is to stop selling some of the John West canned tuna range due to sustainability issues....
Oil Pollution a Threat to Haddock
NORWAY - Haddock is an important fish species that has its most important spawning ground in and around Norway’s northern Lofoten archipelago, where oil production...
Communities Act to Save Fisheries in Cambodia
CAMBODIA - In Cambodia, freshwater fisheries are an integral part of the country’s culture, economy, and food security, with inland fisheries yielding 300,000...
 
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