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16 May 2016
Scottish Mackerel Fishery Certified to MSC Ecolabel
SCOTLAND, UK - The commitment of Scottish pelagic fishermen to a sustainable future has been underlined by the certification of the North East Atlantic mackerel...
ISSF and PNA Establish Framework for Tuna Conservation
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding...
13 May 2016
New Responsible Fishing Scheme Support Courses Available in UK
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has developed a new course to support businesses interested in the roll out of the new Responsible Fishing Scheme...
Cardiff Makes Progress on Sustainable Fish City Pledge
UK - The majority of Cardiff’s students are now dining on Sustainable Fish as Cardiff Metropolitan University sign the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge, earning...
Scientists Call for Review of EU Rules Preventing Insect Use in Feed
EU - The EU-funded PROTEINSECT project has recommended a comprehensive review of European legislation to allow for insect larvae to be used as a source of protein...
12 May 2016
Latin American Technology Transferred to Vietnam Shrimp Farms
MEXICO - The development of a number of techniques to improve shrimp larvae in their resistance and size, is something that for several years the specialists of...
11 May 2016
Moroccan Sardine Fishery Makes Sustainability Progress
MOROCCO - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has welcomed the extraordinary progress of the Moroccan sardine fishery improvement project....
10 May 2016
Friend of the Sea Launches New Standard for Sustainable Seaweed
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has recently introduced a new standard for the certification of seaweed from sustainable harvesting and farming. This standard aims to...
Future Growth of Brazil's Aquaculture Sector Should Include IMTA
BRAZIL - Despite an economic crisis, Brazil's aquaculture sector has contined to grow at a fast rate of 8-10 per cent each year and with more than 8 million km of...
Weekly Overview: New Toolbox to Help Start-Up Aquaculture Businesses
ANALYSIS - The Centre for Fisheries, Environment and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has developed a new on-line regulatory toolbox to support new start-up aquaculture...
09 May 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Fishermen Offered Rebates on Pingers for Whale Protection
US - Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six inch, battery operated tubes are tied into fishing...
06 May 2016
Indonesia Underlines Commitment to 100 per cent Eradication of IUU Fishing
INDONESIA - Speaking ahead of ahead of the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum, being held in Bali 19-20 May 2016, Susi...
TerraVia and Bunge Launch AlgaPrime™ DHA for Aquafeed Market
US - TerraVia, Inc. and Bunge Limited are launching native, whole algae DHA as a sustainable specialty feed ingredient, prioritising the aquaculture market, which...
05 May 2016
Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China Hits US Market
US - Four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia from China will soon be available to US consumers, with the first shipment of four-star BAP tilapia from...
04 May 2016
New Integrated EU Policy for the Arctic Adopted
EU - The High Representative and the European Commission have set out an integrated response to the challenges of the Arctic....
03 May 2016
Weekly Overview: GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Label for Certified Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Fish and seafood certified to the GLOBALG.A.P standard will now feature a GLOBALG.A.P. consumer label (GGN)....
02 May 2016
ASC Releases Terms of Reference for Marine Finfish Standard Development
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has released Terms of Reference (ToR) for the development of new marine finfish standards....
Governments Discuss Future of Mediterranean Fisheries
EU - Concerned with the steep decline of fish stocks in the Mediterranean, the Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella hosted...
29 April 2016
EU and Canada Sign Declaration on Fighting Illegal Fishing
EU and CANADA - The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance...
GSI Publishes Second Sustainability Report
GLOBAL - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has published its annual Sustainability Report. The launch of the initiative’s second report signifies the group’s...
Can Aquaculture be Intensive and Sustainable? A Look at the Scottish Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Industry
UK - Scotland is the largest producer of Atlantic salmon in the EU, and the third largest in the world. The importance of salmon aquaculture to Scotland’s economy,...
28 April 2016
Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - With global economic losses resulting from illegal and unreported fishing estimated to lie between U$10 billion and U$23.5 billion each year, illegal fishing...
27 April 2016
Number of Overfished US Stocks Remains Near All-Time Low
US - The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing remain near all-time lows, according to the 2015 Status of US Fisheries report...
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Label for Certified Aquaculture
GLOBAL - GLOBALG.A.P. is to launch a consumer label "GGN" for fish and seafood from certified aquaculture....
26 April 2016
Call for Entries for the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award
UK - With exactly one month to go until Aquaculture UK 2016, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is calling for entries for the Aquaculture Innovation...
M&S Becomes First Retailer to Make Worldwide RFS Commitment
UK - Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to make a worldwide commitment to the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), helping promote best practice welfare...
UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group Saithe Fishery Recertified as Sustainable
GLOBAL - The UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group saithe fishery – an international grouping of fishing companies – has been recertified against the world’s...
25 April 2016
New Project Looks at Sea Lice Impact on Salmon Fisheries
UK and CHILE - Plymouth University and the Universidad de Chile are leading a new research project to investigate the issue of sea lice infestation that is costing...
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
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