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Monday, July 21, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Bristol Bay Reds Catch 11 Million More Than Projected
US - It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20/lb, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Report Paints Incomplete Picture of Situation in the English Channel, says Seafish
UK - Bill Lart, Sustainability Advisor for industry authority on seafood, Seafish, has commented on a recent report from Plymouth University that suggests decades...
Marine Harvest Stops ASC Assessment After Dead Sealions Found Under Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has withdrawn from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification process after the accidental drowning of six California...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
Montserrat at the Forefront of Caribbean Marine Management
MONTSERRAT - The UK Overseas Territory Government of Montserrat Fisheries Division is leading the way in sustainable marine resource management by becoming the smallest...
Government Develops Management Plan for Crabs in Sinaloa and Sonora
MEXICO - In order to promote sustainability and better use of three species of crab that occur in Sinaloa and Sonora, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock,...
German Supermarket Increases Selection of Sustainable Fish on Sale
GERMANY - REWE is increasing its range of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) labelled seafood with the introduction of its Goldlocke product, which is made from...
Seabird Conservation Work Receives Funding
NEW ZEALAND - Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced that the Government will provide NZ$300,000 of funding to two community groups to support their work...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Mexico Stops All Bluefin Tuna Fishing for Remainder of 2014
MEXICO - The Mexican government has announced that bluefin tuna fishing will now be halted until the end of 2014....
Cermaq Becomes First ASC Certified Salmon Producer in Chile
CHILE - Cermaq Chile has become the first salmon producer in Chile to achieve certification against the extensive Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Standard...
Integrated Approach Vital to Reduce Food Waste and Loss
THE NETHERLANDS - Governments, international organisations, businesses and community agencies worldwide must create joint programmes to reduce food loss and waste...
Impressive Partnership Approach to Mackerel Certification will Deliver Real Benefits
SCOTLAND, UK - The impressive partnership approach of multi-national fisheries working together in a bid to deliver Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
Fishing into the Future Celebrates Successful First Year
UK - His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has congratulated Fishing into the Future (FITF) on its success during his annual visit to Cornwall. ...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing...
Seanamico Black Tiger Shrimps Certified Sustainable
VIET NAM - Farmed black tiger shrimps from Seanamico have now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea. Seanamico’s products can now proudly display the...
Experts Gather to Improve Performance of Australia’s Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Some of the world’s top small pelagic fisheries experts are meeting in Adelaide for a five-day workshop to share knowledge and new technologies in...
WWF Warns Pacific Bluefin Tuna Catches Need to be Halved
GLOBAL WWF has warned the the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific Ocean Bluefin Tuna fisheries that long term sustainability...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Government Approves Multi-annual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014 - 2020
SPAIN - The National Advisory Boards and Inland Marine Crops, chaired by the Secretary General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA)...
Mackerel Fisheries Unite to Start MSC Reassessment
GLOBAL - Over 700 mackerel fishing vessels have started MSC reassessment. The fishing boats range from small coastal handline vessels through to large ocean-going...
Seasonal Fishing Closure of Jacks in South Atlantic Approaching
US - Commercial harvest of jacks in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. on July 15, 2014. ...
Friday, July 11, 2014
The Road to Sustainable Tuna Aquaculture
EU - Domesticating Atlantic bluefin tuna may help meet the food industry’s demand for this endangered species. However, making such an endeavour sustainable is...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Can Sweet Potato Feed the Aquaculture Industry?
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) is eyeing the sweet potato or kamote as an important feed source for the...
EU Improves its Maritime Surveillance
EU - The European Commission has taken a further step towards more effective and cost-efficient surveillance of European Seas....
South Korea, China Discuss Yellow Sea Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China have held a meeting to discuss an array of issues in the fishery sector including Chinese fishermen's illegal fishing in the...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
GSSI to Host Webinars on New Benchmark Tool for Seafood Certification Schemes
GLOBAL - Over the past year, the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) has been working to develop a common, consistent and global Benchmark Tool for seafood...
Deep-Water Grouper Fishing in South Atlantic Closes 10 July 2014
US - Commercial harvest of deep-water grouper in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on July 10, 2014. ...
First Freshwater Fishery in Western Hemisphere Certified as Sustainable
CANADA - The Waterhen Lake walleye and northern pike gillnet commercial fishery in Manitoba, Canada, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
DNA Testing Ensuring a Sustainable Aquaculture Industry
AUSTRALIA - DNA-based molecular assessment of marine sediments adjacent to finfish farms is ensuring the sustainability of South Australia’s fishing grounds....
Mud Cockle Total Allowable Catch Reduced for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Mud Cockle fishing arrangements have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability of the fishery....
Fighting Malnutrition Around the World with Salmon By-Products
SCOTLAND - Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart Ltd has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments...
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