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Thursday, August 28, 2014
New App Helps Find Restaurants Serving Sustainable Seafood
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has launched a new App – Friend of the Sea Seafood – to help consumers search for restaurants serving Friend of the Sea certified...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
UK and US Fishermen to Exchange Seabird Conservation Ideas
UK - The European Commission-funded GAP2 exchange program, part of the GAP2 Project, is designed to help support the development and dissemination of best practices...
Hook-and-Line Golden Tilefish Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - The commercial hook-and-line component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 29, 2014. ...
New Study Highlights Changes to UK Marine Systems
UK - Sustained observations of the sea by the Marine Biological Association of the UK highlight massive changes across UK marine systems and are the subject of a...
More Can Tho Pangasius Farms to Sign Up to Sustainable Certification
VIET NAM - According to Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Can Tho, total aquaculture area of the city in the first seven months of 2014 was...
Government Explores Spring Salmon Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Options designed to take proactive action to protect the early-running spring salmon that are at particularly low levels across Scotland, will shortly...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Danish Herring Fishery Enters Sustainable Reassessment
DENMARK - A North Sea herring fishery operated by the Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation (DPPO) has now entered the reassessment process for the Marine Stewardship...
Northern Chef First to Offer ASC Certified Tilapia in US
US - Seafood consumer in the United States can now enjoy responsibly farmed tilapia that has been certified to the ASC standard for responsible aquaculture....
Fish and Chip Shop Awards Adds New Healthier Category
UK - The new Healthy Eating ‘Fish and Chips’ Award, sponsored by LoSalt, acknowledges UK fish and chip businesses that are excelling in educating and informing...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Environmentally Friendly Scottish Mussels Feature on BBC Horizon
SCOTLAND, UK - The environmentally friendly credentials of Scottish rope grown mussels were highlighted in a BBC Horizon programme screened 20 August....
Deepwater Group Supports Increase to Hoki Catch Limits
NEW ZEALAND - The Deepwater Group says the increase in the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for hoki shows the benefits of a long term commitment to build biomass...
Ibuprofen in Rivers Posing Potential Threat to Fish
UK - Research led by the University of York suggests that many rivers contain levels of ibuprofen that could be adversely affecting fish health....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Chilean Salmon Health Improving but New Trout Disease Detected
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has presented the Marine Centers Health Report, for the first half of 2014. Although the report...
New Invasive Shrimp Species Found in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A new invasive species, the Bloody Red Shrimp (Hemimysis anomala), has been discovered for the first time in Northern Ireland in Upper Lough...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
New Management Plans Created to Ensure Sustainability and Availability of Seafood
MEXICO - The Federal Government has launched 18 Fisheries Management Plans (PMP) for boosting the sustainability, conservation and availability of fish, molluscs...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fisheries Improvement Project Developed for Greek Sardine and Anchovy Fishery
GREECE - Fishery consultant MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) is developing, for the first time in the Mediterranean, a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) on...
Public Comment Period Open for New Draft ASEAN Shrimp Farming Standard
INDONESIA - The first draft Shrimp Standard for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is now available for public comment from farmers, experts...
Pacific Bigeye Tuna Population in Steep Decline
GLOBAL - Scientists have released new assessments of tuna populations in the western and central Pacific Ocean, and the results include several troubling developments...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Oceana Celebrates Creation of Three Protected Fishing Areas
SPAIN - Oceana has celebrated the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts...
Seafood Industry Unites in Support of a Bold Ethics Agenda
UK - Representatives from across the seafood industry have come together in support of a new all-stakeholder working group set up in response to growing concerns...
Australia Invests in New Software to Detect Fisheries Fraud
AUSTRALIAN - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has recently invested in Business Intelligence software which will assist in the detection of quota...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Government Discusses Upcoming Hake Ban and Protection
CHILE - The Regional Governor Ricardo Bravo, in conjunction with the Regional Director of Sernapesca and other authorities, has met with leaders of Caleta Portales...
Student Expedition Brings MSC-Certified Tuna Fisheries Closer Together
MALDIVES - Two aspiring pole and line fishers from the Maldives are heading to Washington state, USA, to learn how to responsibly fish for albacore tuna, in association...
Lionfish Characteristics Make Them More 'Terminator' than Predator
US - New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean...
Giant Amazon Fish Becoming Extinct in Many Fishing Communities
BRAZIL - An international team of scientists have discovered that a large, commercially important fish from the Amazon Basin has become extinct in some local fishing...
Skipjack Tuna Will Not be Drastically Impacted by Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - Refuting lower-resolution results, high-resolution ocean modelling has predicted climate change will have little impact on western Pacific tuna fisheries...
Thursday, August 14, 2014
North Sea Trials Show Less Than One per cent of Cod Discarded
UK - The MMO is operating the catch quota trials on behalf of Defra as part of the UK’s initiative to tackle the problem of discarding fish – where fish are...
Oceana Examines Growing Problem of Marine Litter
EUROPE - Oceana has joined a research expedition arranged and led by the University of Örebro and Pangaea Exploration to study marine litter in the Baltic Sea,...
UK's Top Fish and Chip Shops Announced
UK - The UK’s top 60 fish and chip shops are vying to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards,...
Commercial Netting Ban Will Remain in Place
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced a ban on commercial netting will remain in place in creeks and waterways where it...
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