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22 April 2015
Belize Shrimp Farms Achieve ASC Certification
BELIZE - Five Belize shrimp farms have been awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
21 April 2015
Second Indian Shrimp Company Achieves Four-Star BAP Status
INDIA - Suryamitra Exim (P) Ltd., in conjunction with National Fish & Seafood (NFS), is India’s second group to achieve the Global Aquaculture Alliance four-star...
Seagrass Worth €190 million Each Year to Mediterranean Fishing
EU - A new study estimates that seagrass meadows are worth around €78 million every year to commercial fishing in the Mediterranean....
New Seafood Portal Helps Facilitate Sustainable Seafood Trade
GLOBAL - Seafood buyers around the world will now be able to quickly identify suppliers that can meet their specific buyer requirements thanks to the launch of the...
EU Fisheries Ministers Endorses Plan for Baltic Sea Cod, Herring and Sprat
EU - The European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers has reached agreement on a general approach to the multiannual plan for stocks of cod, herring and...
20 April 2015
Experts to Identify Science, Advisory Needs for Sustainable Aquaculture
DENMARK - The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is planning to hold an Aquaculture Dialogue Meeting that brings industry, stakeholders,...
Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Approved
SPAIN - The Fisheries Sector Conference, chaired by the Minister Isabel García Tejerina, has approved the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014-2020...
Alaska Fish Factor: Longliners Warned of Potential Damage from Lost Sablefish Pots
US - A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage....
Invasive Asian Carp Eggs Hatch in High Temperatures
US - Invasive Asian carp eggs are most at risk of hatching when the streamflow is low and when the water temperature is high, according to new research....
17 April 2015
London Home to UK's First Commercial Urban Aquaponics Farm
UK - After receiving planning permission, a London warehouse will soon become home to the UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm, creating sustainable a pioneering...
Chinese Aquaculture Market Rapidly Growing
CHINA - The aquaculture market in China is growing at a steady pace thanks to the geographical conditions in the country that favour the farming of large species...
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential...
Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable
BELGIUM - The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favourable, so has recent scientific research shown....
Biomega Sustainable Aquaculture Products Certified Friend of the Sea
NORWAY - Biomega AS – a leading Norwegian producer of salmon oil, salmon meal and marine peptones – has been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea for products...
Australian Government Enforces Ban on Supertrawlers
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labor/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the Small...
16 April 2015
Chile Invests Over $1,800 million in Sardine, Anchovy Fisheries
CHILE - The Chilean government is planning to spend more than $1,800 million on scientific research for the health of sardine and anchovy fish stocks in the south...
Win a Training Session with Fish Vet Group Through Fish 2.0 Business Competition
GLOBAL - Aquaculture and seafood businesses from around the world are being encouraged to enter the Fish 2.0 competition that connects sustainable fisheries and...
Red Lobster’s Nelson Griffin Joins GAA Board
US - Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster Seafood Company has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting...
Insects Equal Soy Nutrition in Animal Feed
UK - Insects perform as well as soy as a source of protein in nutritional tests, according to research presented by Maureen Wakefield at the British Society of Animal...
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed,...
Denmark's Proposal for Kattegat Protection Does not Go Far Enough
DENMARK - A proposal by Denmark's government that is intended to protect specific soft-bottom habitats in the Kattegat, of which some are red-listed, should cover...
WTO Tells US to Change Tuna Fishing Measures
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation has called on the US to change the requirements it places on tuna fisheries ti bring them in line with generally accepted measures...
14 April 2015
Tassal Publishes Fourth Sustainability Report
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has published its fourth Sustainability Report that reports on all of the company’s operations....
IFFO Calls for Input into New Marine Ingredients Standard
GLOBAL - In order to maintain the credibility and relevancy of its leading standard for the responsible sourcing of marine ingredients, the IFFO RS’s Governance...
Weekly Overview: Contagious Tumor Cells Found to Cause Spread of Clam Leukemia
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, outbreaks of leukemia that have devastated some populations of soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America for decades...
South Australian Sustainable Sea Management Discussed at Workshop
AUSTRALIA - A workshop in South Australia this week will be scrutinising efforts for sustainable marine management in the Spencer Gulf....
13 April 2015
Friend of the Sea Leading International Omega-3 Sustainability Efforts
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea certification has become the leading international standard for producers of fish oil, fishmeal, fish feed and Omega-3 supplements....
Updated Report Measures Global Tuna Stocks Against the MSC Standard
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology...
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
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