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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...
First North Atlantic Blue Whiting Enters Sustainability Assessment
EU - A large group of Dutch, German, French, English, Lithuanian, Danish and Irish pelagic fishers has entered the first blue whiting fishery into MSC assessment....
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Help Spread the Sustainable Fishing Message
AUSTRALIA - If you are passionate about fishing, enjoy talking to people and looking to contribute to the future of our fish resources, PIRSA’s Fishcare Volunteer...
New Book Guides Future Sustainable Use of Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - The history of the Spencer Gulf has been captured in a new book launched by Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock....
AFIA Submits Comments to FAO on Sustainability Guidelines
US - The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations on the Livestock...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Government Fund to Help Develop Aquaculture in Sansha
CHINA - The local government of Sansha in Hainan province will spend 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) to help local fishermen develop new fishery sectors to cope with...
Government to Develop Inland Fishing to Ensure Food Security
SOUTH AFRICA - The South African government says it will pay special attention to marine conservation and developing inland fishing in the Eastern Cape as one way...
Scallops Die in Botched Seeding Attempt
NEW ZEALAND - A botched attempt at seeding scallops in Tory Channel in the Marlborough Sounds is a reminder why all undersize fish and shellfish people catch must...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay Prawns Seek Sustainable Certification
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns are the first fisheries under the West Australian Government’s A$14.5million initiative to...
Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
Friday, August 08, 2014
Realising the Opportunities for ASC Certified Shrimp in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), WWF and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, in partnership with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters...
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Vietnamese Farm Demonstartes Sustainable Pangasius Production
VIET NAM - ASC certified GODACO farm, in Viet Nam, opened its doors to fish buyers this week to demonstrate how environmentally and socially responsible pangasius...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
New Figures Reveal Urgent Recovery Plan Needed for Bigeye Tuna
GLOBAL - Shocking new assessments tabled at the 10th meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Scientific Committee in the Marshall...
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
First Irish Sea Fishery Gains MSC Sustainable Certification
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group (NIPSG) Irish Sea herring fishery has become the first Irish Sea fishing fleet to gain Marine...
NZ Seafood Industry Remains Concerned with Chatham Rise Mining Proposal
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry has welcomed new developments with Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine the Chatham Rise area, a key...
Monday, August 04, 2014
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open on 20 August
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has announced that shrimp fishing from Tamaulipas to the mouth...
Last Chance to Have Your say on MSC Chain of Custody Programme Review
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has opened a second round of public consultation on its proposals for improving its Chain of Custody (CoC) programme...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Sal Mar's New Cage Design Refused Green Licence
NORWAY - SalMar Farming AS has appealed the rejection of its application for green concessions in group C. The company believes that it should have been awarded...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New Study Finds Alaskan Fisheries and Communities at Risk from Ocean Acidification
US - Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research...
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