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Friday, May 16, 2014
EU Eyes Oceans Innovation as Source of Sustainable Growth
EU - Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. If we manage them in a responsible manner, they can provide sources of food, medicine and energy while...
Urgent Measures Need to be Taken to Save Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The most recent scientific data confirms that the highly sought after Pacific bluefin tuna is highly overfished and at threat and despite the science available,...
ICES Raises Recommended NE Atlantic Mackerel Catch
GLOBAL - The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has just published a new recommendation on the status of the North East Atlantic mackerel....
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ban on Discarding Fish May Prove Harmful to Wildlife
UK - New rules banning fishermen from throwing away unwanted fish they have caught could harm wildlife – and fail to improve fish stocks, a University of Strathclyde...
European Commission Proposes Full Ban on Driftnets
EU - The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of 1 January 2015. Although rules are already in...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2014
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced that federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local...
Fish Farmers Compensated for Pollution
VIET NAM - The head of a rogue waste-treatment company who earlier admitted dumping polluted waste water into a canal in the southern province of Dong Nai, has agreed...
Louisiana Fisheries Department Adopts Seafood Certification Programme Rule Changes
US - Based on feedback from the seafood industry, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has adopted programme rule changes to their Louisiana Wild Seafood...
Manno's Brothers Deep-water Rose Shrimps now Sustainably Certified
ITALY - Manno's Brothers (Fratelli Manno), fishing in the Tyrrhenian Sea (GSA 9), is the first Italian company that positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sustainable Seafood Day Addresses Traceability, Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Future of Fish and Sustainable Seafood Week NYC teamed up to address topics in sustainable seafood that are critical to food industry professionals, writes...
More ASC Certified Salmon Soon Available in the Market
BELGIUM - Lerøy Seafood Group and Bureau Veritas hosted a joint ceremony at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels last week to celebrate that three Lerøy Aurora farms...
Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Project Continues with C$30,000 Investment
CANADA - Research aimed at protecting coastal environments and aquaculture sites from the impact of aquatic invasive species will continue this year with an investment...
Sharing Data to Achieve Sustainable Global Marine Management
EU - A healthy sustainable marine environment is crucial to the smooth functioning of the EU economy. Fishing and offshore oil and gas fields for example employ...
Monday, May 12, 2014
Government Urges Farmers to Practice Responsible Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - With the occurrence of El Nino in the country, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is advising fish farmers to practice responsible...
Anchovy Fishing Season Extended Again in Peru
PERU - The Ministry of Production will continue until the 31 of May, the second season of anchovy and white anchovy fishing in the southern part of the country,...
Natural Resources Wales Admits Unlawful investigation into Llyn Padarn Pollution by Welsh Water
WALES, UK - Fish Legal has won major concessions from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) via a Judicial Review of the new regulator’s investigation into long-term environmental...
Eels can be Used to Help Monitor Water's Ecological Quality
EU - The European eel could act as an indicator of the ecological quality of aquatic environments, according to a new study. The research suggests that new pollution...
New Oceana Report Reveals Slow Progress in Protecting the Baltic Sea
EUROPE - Over 30 per cent of the marine protected areas in the Baltic are protected only on paper, threatening the recovery of this sea. In reality, business carries...
Alaska Fish Factor: Commercial Fishing Outscores Recreational
US - The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest....
Friday, May 09, 2014
ASC, GAA, GlobalG.A.P. Sharing the Goal of Responsible Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. have come together to develop the next steps towards achieving...
Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic to Close Soon
US - Commercial harvest of gray triggerfish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) May 12, 2014. ...
Russian Barents Sea Cod and Haddock Fishery Celebrates MSC Certification at Seafood Expo Global
RUSSIA - The Russian Federation Barents Sea cod and haddock fishery celebrate their Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. DNV GL presented the certificate...
Seafood Expo Global – Marine Stewardship Council Rising in Strength
BELGIUM - The number of fisheries around the world that have been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council has reached 221....
Eastern Channel and North Sea Herring French Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
FRANCE - A new French fishery supported by the FROM Nord producers organisation has just entered Marine Stewardship Council evaluation. It is the Eastern Channel...
McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Dawnfresh Awarded Freedom Food Certification for Rainbow Trout
UK - Dawnfresh is the first company in the UK to receive RSPCA Freedom Food certification for farmed rainbow trout. Dawnfresh was instrumental in initiating and...
Respected Climate Strategist to Present AquaVision 2014
NORWAY - Professor Jorgen Randers has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at the AquaVision 2014 conference on 16-18 June 2014 in Stavanger, Norway. Professor...
Potential for Aquaculture in Southland Investigated Through New Project
NEW ZEALAND - Initial phases of a joint aquaculture zoning project for the Southland region have just been completed. The project, involving Environment Southland...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Seafood Global Expo: Viet Nam Moves to Build Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese fisheries and aquaculture sector is aiming to maintain current levels of production and exports of pangasius so that the industry can improve...
Seafood Global Expo: Zonal Management to Help Beat Disease Outbeaks
BELGIUM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance set out details of its zone management scheme at the opening of the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels on Tuesday, writes...
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