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09 December 2014
Ministers Discuss Red Tape Reduction for Fishing Industry
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, is hosting a Fisheries Ministers meeting in Melbourne today (9 December)...
Conference to Boost Sustainable Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
EU - The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, together with the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture...
Sustainability and Fish Welfare in Aquaculture
UK - Sustainability and fish welfare are inextricably linked....
Sustainable Management of Africa's Small-Scale Fisheries to Benefit Whole Supply Chain
AFRICA - Improving the management of Africa’s small-scale fisheries can deliver sustained benefits throughout the seafood supply chain, benefiting coastal communities...
New Model Could Boost Fishermens' Profits by 49 per cent
US - By identifying the most efficient fishing practices and behaviours, a new model developed by economists at Duke University and the University of Connecticut...
08 December 2014
Porgy Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - Commercial harvest of the porgy complex in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on December 9, 2014. ...
Nofima to Host Centre for Aquaculture Research
NORWAY - Nofima is one of 17 institutions chosen recently to become hosts for Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI). The centre is to contribute to solving...
Northern Harvest Salmon Obtains Four-Star BAP Status
CANADA - Canada’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms Group is the world’s first salmon company to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, denoting...
05 December 2014
Sea Cucumber Hatchery Project Expands to Fiji
FIJI - After setting up the Pacific's first commercial sea cucumber hatchery in Vanuatu, two aquaculturalists, Paul Ryan and Poasi Fale Ngaluafe, are planning to...
Presence of Puffer Fish Confirmed on Catalan Coast
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment (DAAM) has confirmed the presence of puffer fish on the Catalan coast....
Half of Pacific Wild Salmon Fisheries Well Managed
US - Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its annual review of the state of wild salmon fisheries. The analysis covers 82 principal Pacific salmon...
Government Launches Shark and Ray Handling Practices Guide
AUSTRALIA - To help commercial fishers return live sharks to the ocean and increase their survival, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority in collaboration...
Key Fish Quotas Increased at EU/Norway Fishery Talks
EU - Fish negotiations between the EU and Norway ended in Clonakilty, Ireland, with good news for the Scottish and Irish fishing industries after cod and haddock...
04 December 2014
Fisheries Committee Votes to Weaken Discard Ban
EU - The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee has voted to weaken parts of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during a meeting on 3 December which was to vote...
Scotland’s Fishery Projects Receive Funding Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Four fisheries projects that aim to improve the understanding of Scotland's inshore fish stocks and reduce unwanted catches is to receive almost £160,000...
03 December 2014
Asia-Pacific Begins 15 Year Sustainable Aquaculture Action Plan
ASIA - The Asia-Pacific region has taken a step forward in the development of a coordinated strategy and action plan that will lead to the sustainable intensification...
FAO to Support Angola's Committment to Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANGOLA - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing technical support to Angola on the project “Spatial Planning of Aquaculture...
Baby Tuna Fishing Exposed in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - An investigation by Greenpeace into juvenile bycatch, has found evidence that ‘baby’ skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna are unloaded regularly...
First ASC Certified Shrimp Available in Time for Christmas
EUROPE - Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified shrimp will be available for the Christmas table across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden,...
Fisheries Commission Needs to Face Up to Disappearing Tuna
GLOBAL - The WWF is calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to take immediate and decisive action to forestall the imminent...
02 December 2014
Abundant Supply of Australian Prawns this Christmas
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging the addition of more Australian seafood to the menu this Christmas, including Australian...
Southern Bluefin Tuna Well Managed Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Southern Bluefin Tuna industry is set for its best season in more than two decades with the total catch limit increased by almost 10 per...
US Issues Atlantic Tuna Fishery Management Measures
US - NOAA Fisheries has issued final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance...
01 December 2014
SAGARPA Develops Management Plan for Grouper Fishing in the Yucatan
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) put into operation a Fishery Management Plan (PMP) for grouper....
Laboratoire LESCUYER® Omega-3 Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Laboratoire LESCUYER® Omega-3 dietary supplements have been confirmed to be compliant with Friend of the Sea standards following an audit and can now continue...
Carrefour to Financially Support Fisheries Sustainable Certification
FRANCE - For the first time in France, a retailer, Carrefour, is offering financial support towards a fishery’s sustainability assessment. The company will be...
28 November 2014
Australia Supporting Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Pacific
AUSTRALIA - Australia will present a draft harvest strategy for key tuna species at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...
First National Stakeholders Meeting to be Held on Blue Economy
SEYCHELLES - President James Michel will officially open the National Stakeholder Dialogue on the Blue Economy which will be held between 9-10 December 2014 at the...
Experts Develop New Management Measures for Queen Conch
PANAMA - Participants of the Working Group on Queen Conch met in Panama 18-20 November to developed a new set of regional harmonized measures for the management...
27 November 2014
Science Based Approach Needed for Use of FADs
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to take a science-based, precautionary approach...
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