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23 March 2015
Chefs from Leading Restaurants to Serve the “Perfect Protein”
GLOBAL - Leading chefs from aroundd the world are joining Oceana’s campaign and pledge to serve and highlight anchovies and other small fish at their restaurants...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period of public consultation which ended in...
20 March 2015
The Future of Sustainable Seafood
ANALYSIS - The Seafood Expo North America in Boston earlier this week was as always an overwhelming affair of seafood exhibitionism, much of it breaded and deep-fried,...
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
Ensis Fisheries Tuna Obtains Sustainable Certification
MALDIVES - Ensis Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its hand line along with pole and line tuna fishery....
North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015
EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea....
World’s First ASC Certified Scallops to Enter Market
PERU - AcuaPesca Group is the first bivalve farm to offer Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified scallops. ...
BAP Certification to Undergo GSSI Pilot Testing
UNITED STATES - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
19 March 2015
Seafish TV Ad to Encourage More Fish Consumption
UK - In order to drive fish consumption in the UK, Fish is the Dish, the consumer campaign by Seafish, has unveiled its latest activity designed to get more consumers...
100% Scholarships Now Available for University of St Andrews Sustainable Aquaculture Postgraduate Diploma/MSc
GLOBAL - The University of St Andrews has announced that it has secured ten 100 per cent scholarships for its Postgraduate Diploma/MSc course in Sustainable Aquaculture....
EU Discard Ban 'Difficult to Comply With’
EU - The fishing industry will have difficulty complying with new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules banning the throwing away of unwanted fish, according to...
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European...
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly...
Distinguished Scientists Join the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has announced the formation of its Independent Scientific Panel, comprising eight highly regarded senior...
Major South Korean Seafood Processor Achieves MSC Certification
SOUTH KOREA - Hansung Enterprise Co., Ltd, a seafood processor based in Busan, South Korea, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its sustainable,...
18 March 2015
ASC Supports Development of Sustainable Brazilian Aquaculture
BRAZIL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has launched a new film to help transform aquaculture in the State of Rio de Janeiro....
More New Science for Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has released the results of the latest science regarding a key small...
Driving Change in Aquaculture Discussed at Seafood Expo North America
US - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) brought together a distinguished panel for this year’s Seafood Expo North America to join in the discussion on what...
17 March 2015
First Ever Socio-Economic Global Salmon Industry Report Released
GLOBAL - The first-ever socio-economic report on the global salmon farming industry has been released. The report notes how the industry is providing 14.8 billion...
Spanish Students win MSC Scholarship for Fisheries Science
SPAIN - Two students from Spain have won this year’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scholarship for fisheries science. Cristina Andrés and João Rodrigues,...
True North Salmon Achieves BAP Four-Star Certification
CANADA - True North salmon from Atlantic Canada and Maine has achieved four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status....
16 March 2015
Asian Countries Continue Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
ASIA - Six countries in Asia are taking the lead in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to deliver “blue growth” – a regional initiative...
Farmers Association Congratulates Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
IRELAND - Marine Harvest Ireland has announced that its site at Deenish, County Kerry is the first in Ireland to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
Alaska Fish Factor: Getting Your Fishing License Just Got Easier
US - Print your licenses at home and go fishing! The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s revamped Online Store is the go to place for all fishing (and hunting) licenses...
13 March 2015
EU Fishermen Pledge to Eliminate Marine Litter
EU - Europêche, the body representing 80,000 European fishermen, has teamed up with environmental group, Waste Free Oceans (WFO) to help combat the growing issue...
Redistributing EU Fishing Quotas Could Unlock £659m Profit, 102,000 Jobs
EU - New economic analysis by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) of more than 200 EU fleets reveals the hidden potential for increased employment and profits....
ISSF Announces Improved Atlantic Bluefin Stock Status
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks Ratings. Whilst Atlantic bluefin...
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