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Monday, October 13, 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
King Mackerel Trip Limit to Decrease in Florida West Coast Northern Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit has been reduced to 500 pounds beginning 12:01 a.m., local time, October 13, 2014, for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern...
Canada's First Herring Fishery Certified MSC Sustainable
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador NAFO Division 4R Atlantic herring purse seine fishery has achieved MSC certification, becoming the first herring fishery in...
Icelandic Redfish Fishery Certified MSC Sustainable
ICELAND - The Icelandic Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery following...
New Research Helping EU Aquaculture Become More Competitive
EU - In order to help EU aquaculture become more competitive, sustainable and efficient, an EU-funded project is connecting the expertise of aquaculture scientists...
Alaska Fish Factor: Ballot Measure 4 Aims to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon
US - A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol...
Friday, October 10, 2014
New Study Finds Fishermen's Expertise is Rarely Considered by Scientists
IRELAND - The knowledge of fishermen, which could be referenced to help prevent the catastrophic ecological collapses we are seeing in our lakes and oceans, is rarely...
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Joint MNZ-Police Operation to Focus on Marlborough Sounds Aquaculture
NEW ZEALAND - Maritime NZ (MNZ) is getting back out on the water with the NZ Police in a joint operation focusing on mussel farmers and the aquaculture sector in...
Can Electrofishing Selectively Remove Invasive Trout?
US - A new paper from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Montana State University, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the US Geological Survey looks...
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Pesce Azzurro Cefalù Anchovies Certified Sustainable
ITALY - Pesce Azzurro Cefalù anchovies, of the species Engraulis encrasicolus, have successfully undergone the audit and gained Friend of the Sea sustainable fisheries...
Sustainable Tristan Lobster Makes European Debut
EU - The European shellfish market is about to be shaken up with the launch of the unique Tristan Lobster into the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and catering) and sustainability-minded...
Seafarm Project Turning Algae into Food and Fuel
SWEDEN - Meet the farm of the future, where common seaweed is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material....
EU Investigation into Irish Sea Lice Closed
IRELAND - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has welcomed the EU Commission’s decision (dated the 22 September) to close the EU Pilot Investigation (764/09/ENVI), which...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Young’s Seafood Calls on Industry to Sign Up to Sustainability Codes
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited has called for more organisations to sign up to new voluntary codes designed to make it easier for people to choose sustainable fish....
Biodroga Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
CANADA - Omega 3 fish oil supplements distributed by Canadian company Biodroga Inc. are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval, following a successful audit....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
EU Proposes Multiannual Fisheries Management Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - In order to increase predictability for fishermen and to ensure high, stable and sustainable catches, the European Commission has, for the first time under...
New Handbook Helps Scottish Fishermen Commit to Sustainability
SCOTLAND, UK - Fishing vessels from the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG), the group that has successfully achieved Marine Stewardship Council...
Government Provides C$34.2 Million to Renew Salmonid Enhancement Programme Infrastructure
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing C$34.2 million over five years to upgrade and renew salmon hatcheries and spawning channels operated by the federal...
Monday, October 06, 2014
Moderate Decrease in 2015-2016 Deep-Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission (EC) has proposed fishing opportunities for deep-sea fish stocks in EU and international waters in the North-East Atlantic for 2015-2016....
Asia Drafts Plan for Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Six countries in the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest consumer of fish products, have come together to draft a work plan on the sustainable intensification...
Changing Restaurants Attitude to Fish with New Guide
PORTUGAL - A free illustrated guide "The most popular species of the Sea of Portugal: At a restaurant near you", which describes the sustainable marine species available...
Maldives Yellowfin Tuna Certified Friend of the Sea
MALDIVES - The Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Ltd. (MIFCO) has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its hand line fleet. ...
WWF Welcomes Improved MSC Fisheries Standard
GLOBAL - WWF has welcomed a revised and improved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainable fisheries standard. The new standard, published this week, lifts conservation...
Friday, October 03, 2014
Norwegian Scientists Investigate Potential of Omega 3 from Bacteria
NORWAY - Access to omega 3 sources in fish feed is a limiting factor for growth in aquaculture. Researchers from SINTEF and NTNU will now explore the potential of...
Scientists Indicate Positive Trend in European Fisheries
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and General Director of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, at the seminar on´the State of Fish Stocks´...
Oceana Video Tells Story of Mediterranean Swordfish Mismanagement
EU - Oceana has released a video telling the story of small-scale fishermen and the impact of decades of mismanagement on Mediterranean swordfish....
Oceans EPA/DHA Concentrates Now Friend of the Sea Certified
NORWAY - The Oceans Omega-3 ingredient line from Pharma Marine can now carry the Friend of the Sea seal of approval. Pharma Marine is already Friend of the Sea certified...
Thursday, October 02, 2014
How Effective are Lumpfish in the Fight Against Sea Lice?
GLOBAL - Sea lice are one of the biggest obstacles that the Atlantic salmon farming industry is facing at present. Ása Johannesen, Aquaculture Research Station...
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