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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Prince Edward Island Lobster Trap Fishery Certified Sustainable
CANADA - The Prince Edward Island (PEI) lobster trap fishery has been certified sustainable and well-managed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)....
Gag Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of gag in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) November 21, 2014. ...
Patagonian Toothfish Catch Limit Increased
AUSTRALIA - Excellent management of Australia’s fisheries has led to an increase in the sustainable catch for the prized Patagonian Toothfish....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Population Recovery at Threat as Quotas Increased
EU - As the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic's Tuna (ICCAT) 19th meeting drew to a close this week in Genoa, Italy, there is concern that...
Bad Outcome for Sharks, Swordfish at ICCAT Meeting
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) meeting has concluded today in Genoa, Italy, but with no agreed management for sharks...
Antibiotics in Aquaculture – Are They Needed?
GLOBAL - The miracle drugs of the 20th century are in danger of running out of power. Antibiotic use in both humans and animals is contributing to a reservoir of...
Oceana Urges ICCAT to Take Action on Illegal Fishing
EU - Oceana has called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to examine and take action...
Monday, November 17, 2014
Large Tuna Fishing Companies Threatening Pacific Food Security
GLOBAL - Food security in Pacific countries like Kiribati could be under threat if oversized tuna vessels are allowed to continue fishing at current rates, commented...
Synthetic Fish Making Hydroelectric Dams More Salmon Friendly
US - The Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) new sensor fish is providing data to help design fish-friendly hydropower facilities....
Omega Protein Fish Meal/Oil Recertified Friend of the Sea
GLOBAL - After an extensive auditing process, Omega Protein has achieved recertification by Friend of the Sea for sustainable fish meal and fish oil derived from...
Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Plan Comment Period Extended
US - NOAA Fisheries has reopened the public comment period on the proposed rule for the Aquaculture Plan for the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico...
Tassal Completes ASC Certification for All Salmon Farming Operations
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal was the first Australian salmon producer to achieve ASC certification and it has now completed Aquaculture Stewardship...
Friday, November 14, 2014
UK Consumers Expect Retailers, Restaurants to Provide Sustainable Seafood
UK - New independent research into seafood buying behaviour shows that the vast majority of British consumers expect sustainable options for fish products in supermarkets...
Taiwan Tuna Fishery Certified Friend of the Sea
TAIWAN - Taiwan based major tuna broker F.C.F. Fishery has received Friend of the Sea certification for its purse seine vessels....
Aquaculture has Growing Potential in Asia and Africa
GLOBAL - Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia...
New Approach Needed to Combat Illegal Fishing in Offshore Marine Reserves
AUSTRALIA - Conservation scientists say there needs to be a new approach to protecting offshore marine reserves. Illegal fishing in marine reserves will be a major...
Modelling Platform to Better Forecast Fish Resources
PERU - Thanks to high-resolution models of the oceanic circulation and water oxygen content, IRD researchers and their partners have now quantified the Humboldt...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Call to Close Legal Loopholes that Allow Illegal Shark Finning
EU - Cepesca and Oceana have called upon the 49 Contracting Parties to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) to close legal...
UK's Top Fish and Chip Restaurants Announced
UK - The UK’s top five fish and chip restaurants have been announced as they compete to be crowned winner of the Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Axfood and WWF Collaborate to Improve Supply of Sustainable Fish
SWEDEN - Axfood and WWF have signed an agreement to cooperate on sustainable fisheries. The aim is to improve the environmental situation in the sea and for Axfood...
Market for Seafood Eco-Labels Continues to Grow
New independent research into seafood buying behaviour around the world shows that consumers are increasingly looking for fish products from a sustainable source,...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
McDonald’s Extends Sustainable Seafood to Brazil
BRAZIL - From November 2014, all boxes of McFish served in McDonald’s restaurants in Brazil will be sustainably certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Historic Advances Made in International Shark, Ray Conservation
GLOBAL - Conservationists are rejoicing at the listing of 21 species of sharks and rays under the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), that were...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Mexico Approves New Measures for Sustainable Management of Bluefin Tuna
MEXICO - The National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, has announced the approval of a measure for the sustainable management of...
Greenpeace Names Top Culprits in Global Overfishing
GLOBAL - Greenpeace has released a list of 20 ‘monster boats’, examples of the most destructive and oversized fishing vessels operating under European flags,...
Understanding Freshwater Fish to Protect Global Food Security
US - In this month’s journal Global Food Security, scientists note that competition for freshwater is increasing all over the world for municipal use, hydropower,...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Australian Senator Calls for Regional Cooperation to Fight illegal Fishing
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has highlighted the importance of regional cooperation in the fight...
EU Urged to Protect Recovery of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
EU - The Pew Charitable Trusts is in Brussels today (6 November) calling on the EU to protect the recovery of Atlantic bluefin tuna. With 59 per cent of the eastern...
Sustainable Seafood Commitment Doubles in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Northern Ireland Pelagic Sustainability Group (NIPSG) Irish Sea-Atlantic mackerel, west of Scotland herring and North Sea herring fisheries...
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
New Five-Year Plan to Manage Health of Australia's Aquatic Animals
AUSTRALIA - A new five year strategic plan aims to effectively manage the health of Australia’s aquatic animals....
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