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19 October 2016
Ireland Hosts International Mackerel Negotiations in Clonakilty
IRELAND - Important international negotiations on the mackerel stock in the North East Atlantic have begun in Ireland. ...
18 October 2016
Japanese Tuna Fishery in Tsunami-Hit Region gets MSC Certification
JAPAN - Five years after the devastating earthquake and Tsunami, a tuna fishery in Shiogama-city, Miyagi Prefecture, has become the first in the quake-hit Tohoku...
EU Proposes Cut to Subsidies Causing Overfishing
EU - The EU has called for World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks on fishery subsidies to avoid further depletion of world’s fish stocks....
14 October 2016
Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation Proving Successful in Fundy National Park
CANADA - More than 500 adult Atlantic salmon have been released into Fundy National Park as part of a conservation project....
Nut-Based Feed Satisfies Trout's Protein Requirements
US - Thanks to researchers at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a new feed ingredient made from tree nuts is available to fish farmers....
Wales Plans to Double Aquaculture Production by 2020
WALES, UK - The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has described a vision of a ‘thriving, vibrant, safe, and sustainable seafood...
13 October 2016
EU Reduces 2017 Fishing Quotas for Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The EU fisheries ministers have agreed on next year's fishing limits (TACs) for ten fish stocks of the Baltic Sea....
New Report Finds Farmed Salmon has Lower Environmental Cost than Pork, Beef, Chicken
CANADA - A detailed assessment of consumers’ most common protein choices shows salmon raised in the ocean have the lowest overall cost to the environment....
New Report Shows Accelerated Growth in Sustainable Seafood
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has published its 2015-16 Annual Report, showing that the volume of MSC certified catch has increased by six per cent...
12 October 2016
Farmers, Students Trained on Sustainable Aquaculture
SIERRA LEONE - The School of Natural Resources Management Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries management at Njala University has conducted a training workshop...
Tuna Purse Seiners to Begin Fishery Improvement Project for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - WWF and the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) have finalised the work plan for their Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) which will...
11 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: New Feed Helps Reduce Post-Transfer Losses
EUROPE - The period of transfer from the hatchery to the sea cage, is a challenging time for marine fish fry. Young fish are more prone to disease and stress after...
10 October 2016
Princes Commits to MSC Certified Tuna, Salmon and Mackerel
UK - Food and drink group Princes is to add Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabelling on lines within its branded tuna, mackerel and salmon ranges....
Rising Temperatures Reduce Marine Diversity but Increase it in Freshwater
UK - In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation...
07 October 2016
Seafood Week Returns with Competitions, Shopper Promotions, Education and Fish Puns
UK - Seafood Week 2016 (October 7-14) will kick off with the so-shoal media event Fish Pun Day – giving fish-lovers and seafood brands the oppor-tuna-ty to mark...
Tradex Foods On Hand to Answer Your Seafood Questions this October
US - October is National Seafood Month and to celebrate, Tradex Foods is sharing its knowledge of seafood....
05 October 2016
Environmental DNA Used to Provide Early Detection of Invasive Crayfish
US - A University of Illinois researcher and his colleagues have analyzed environmental DNA (eDNA) to successfully detect the presence of the highly invasive rusty...
04 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Where Have All the Sockeye Gone?
ANALYSIS - In fisheries news this week, Tradex Foods celebrated its 300th episode of its 3-Minute Market Insight with a special focus on Frazer river sockeye salmon,...
ASC Certifies its First African Shrimp Farm
MADAGASCAR - Unima, leader in Madagascar’s shrimp production sector, has been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Certification (ASC) for its aquaculture farm Aqualma...
03 October 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskans Find Innovative Use for Cod Trimmings
US - Alaskan Cod Crunchies begin a national roll out this week with a debut at Costco’s two stores in Anchorage. The dog treats are one of the newest products...
AquacultureEurope2016: Seaweed Market Development Needed for Successful IMTA
EUROPE - Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) has the potential to deliver greater productivity and reduced environmental impact for the European aquaculture...
30 September 2016
Brackish Water Offers Expansion Potential for Tamil Nadu Aquaculture
INDIA - Thanks to the availability of 56,000 hectares of brackish water, Tamil Nadu state has great potential to develop brackish water aquaculture, said M. Jayanthi,...
Welsh Fishermen to Tackle Safety at Sea Issues
WALES, UK - Seafish and the Welsh fishing industry’s deep concern over fishing safety, and the high number of tragic deaths of fishermen at sea this year, has...
Vietnamese Fine Foods Company Achieves Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
VIETNAM - Black tiger prawn from Fine Foods Company fish farm, located in Ca Mau province of Vietnam, has been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
29 September 2016
EC Cuts Fishing Quotas to Protect Baltic Sea Cod
EU - The European Commission's yearly proposal for the 2017 fishing opportunities has now been supplemented with figures for the Baltic Sea cod stocks....
University of New Hampshire Launches Aquaponics Project
US - Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have launched an integrated aquaculture farming research project that aims to provide a model for integrating...
Target Well On the Way to Selling 100% Sustainable Seafood
US - US retailer Target has announced that it is 97 per cent complete on its goal of only selling fresh and frozen seafood that is sustainable and traceable....
ACCH2016: Improving Aquaculture Feed Sustainability with Genomics
CANADA - In terms of sustainability, fish feed remains one of the finfish aquaculture industry’s greatest challenges. To alleviate pressure on wild stocks, there...
28 September 2016
Project Launches to Clear and Research Ghost Fishing Gear
UK - Global animal welfare charity World Animal Protection UK is supporting a team of specialist divers from the UK to clear lost lobster pots, fishing net and rope...
27 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Europe 2016 Round-Up
UK - The Fish Site was in Edinburgh last week for the Aquaculture Europe 2016 conference. The seminar programme had a heavy focus on health and production techniques....
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