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11 August 2016
Low-Powered LED Lights Can Improve Snow Crab Catchability
CANADA - The Atlantic Canada snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) fishery may have started out as a bycatch fishery over 60 years ago, but today it has become the second...
Raw Material from Byproducts Expected to Increase
UK - Scientists at the University of Stirling have used models of current and future fisheries and aquaculture production, based on FAO data, to provide estimates...
10 August 2016
Scientists Find Global Warming to Blame for Lake Tanganyika Fisheries Decline
AFRICA - The decrease in fishery productivity in lake TanganyikaLake, (Africa's largest and deepest rift lake), since the 1950s is a consequence of global warming...
Canadian Government Delivers Update on Cohen Recommendations
CANADA - The Canadian government is moving forward with the recommendations in Justice Cohen’s 2012 final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline...
09 August 2016
Weekly Overview: New Fish Virus Identified in Wisconsin
ANALYSIS - A new virus, dubbed largemouth bass reovirus, has been found in fish taken from Pine Lake in Wisconsin, US, following a large mortality event back in...
New Fisheries Information System to Improve Tuna Traceability
MALDIVES - A new online Fisheries Information System has been launched to monitor catch logbooks, fish purchase information, fishing vessel licence information and...
Belize Seaweed: The Next Big Thing for Fisheries
BELIZE - At the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) held in St John’s Newfoundland, Canada, Julianne Robinson from The Nature Conservancy...
08 August 2016
Still More to Do on Deep Sea Protection
US - A recent review of the United Nations landmark resolutions to protect the deep sea has revealed that there is still more work to do....
Huge Under-Reporting of Fish Catch Revealed in Caribbean
TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS - Marine fisheries catches have been drastically under-reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, threatening the marine...
05 August 2016
US Releases Final Rule for Electronic Reporting of Fish Trade Data
US - In a move to help stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the US, a final rule has been published which establishes regulations to integrate...
South East Asia Makes Important Step Towards Addressing IUU Fishing
THAILAND - Thailand and other South East Asian countries have made a very important step through the adoption, for the first time, of a Joint Declaration pledging...
04 August 2016
EU Creates Sustainable Fisheries Management Plan for North Sea
EU - The European Commission has proposed the first comprehensive multi-annual plan for demersal fish stocks in the North Sea to ensure that stocks are fished at...
Fishermen Share Tips on Reducing Ghost Gear
UK - A new short film featuring fishermen in Wales, working as part of the Pembrokeshire Sustainable Shellfish Initiative, shares top tips on how fishermen can reduce...
03 August 2016
New WWF Report Reveals Small Fish in Big Trouble
CANADA - WWF-Canada is warning that forage fish are in trouble, following a new assessment of Canadian fisheries....
02 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Sustainability Concerns Mean Tesco Stops Selling Some Canned Tuna
GLOBAL - UK supermarket Tesco has announced that it is to stop selling some of the John West canned tuna range due to sustainability issues....
Oil Pollution a Threat to Haddock
NORWAY - Haddock is an important fish species that has its most important spawning ground in and around Norway’s northern Lofoten archipelago, where oil production...
Communities Act to Save Fisheries in Cambodia
CAMBODIA - In Cambodia, freshwater fisheries are an integral part of the country’s culture, economy, and food security, with inland fisheries yielding 300,000...
In Situ Cleaning: Clean Nets – What About the Fish?
NORWAY - Since the use of cleaner fish became widespread in salmon farming, in situ cleaning has become a more common method of biofouling management. In situ cleaning...
01 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Programme Allows Fishermen to Share Information on Salmon Stocks
US - Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United...
29 July 2016
Cash Injection for Massive Expansion of Halibut Farming Project
NORWAY - A Norwegian fish farm that is developing methods to produce farmed Atlantic halibut is set for a massive expansion in production thanks to a fresh injection...
28 July 2016
Tesco to Remove Some John West Canned Tuna from Shelves
UK - Tesco has announced that it is to stop selling some of the John West canned tuna range due to sustainability issues....
Indian State to be Self Sufficient in Fish by 2030
INDIA - The State of Nagaland is planning to become self sufficient in fish by 2030 through a State vision plan....
Overfishing Not Solely to Blame for New England Cod Collapse
US - Overfishing is a known culprit of the decline of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England but now, a new study co-authored by researchers at UC Santa Barbara...
27 July 2016
Two New Industry Members Appointed to SAIC Board
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments...
Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard....
26 July 2016
Lumpfish: Cleaning Up Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites that have become an increasing concern for salmon aquaculture, costing global salmon farming more than $500 million...
Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?
EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard...
Weekly Overview: Fishing Ban Could Be Only Option Left for Saving Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on the commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna as a last resort to save the species....
25 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
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