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22 February 2016
Microplastics on the Seabed Inadequately Mapped
NORWAY - Nobody knows the amount of microplastics on the seabed along the coast of Norway and authorities have very little data to rely on. With this in mind, Uni...
19 February 2016
Nofima Investigates How Microplastics Affect Cod Food Chain
NORWAY - A four year research project led by Nofima has been established to investigate how microplastic particles absorb environmental contaminants and how they...
Warming Oceans Making Lobsters More Susceptible to Disease
US - Two new Cornell University studies show how diverse marine organisms are susceptible to diseases made worse by warming oceans....
Technology – A Driver for Change in Fisheries
NORWAY - “Technology… has been the driving force for evolving sustainable fisheries,” says Jan Roger Lerbukt, CEO Hermes, in the second video released by seafood...
18 February 2016
Unique Effects of Inulin on Fish Health
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges in the world is feeding the growing population in a sustainable way. With aquaculture playing a more prominent role in the...
VAKI - 30 Years Experience in Counting and Size Estimation of Live Fish
GLOBAL - Vaki, a leading company in the development and manufacturing of equipment for fish farming and the environmental market, is celebrating its 30th anniversary...
WWF and MSC to Map Fishing Impacts in the Mediterranean
EUROPE - Mediterranean fishing communities will net more secure livelihoods from Project Medfish, a new joint project launched by WWF and the Marine Stewardship...
17 February 2016
Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security,...
ICES Changes Lead to Scottish Herring MSC Certificate Suspension
SCOTLAND, UK - The certifier for the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) West of Scotland herring fishery has suspended the fishery’s MSC certification...
Manila Holds First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Week
PHILIPPINES - Top hotels and restaurants in Manila have joined hands with different environmental groups and fisheries non-government organizations to put their...
16 February 2016
Heidefisch Becomes First German Trout Farm to Achieve ASC Certification
GERMANY - Heidefisch farm has become the first trout farm in Germany to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification against the ASC Freshwater Trout...
Weekly Overview: New Documentary Looks at Lives, Future of US Small-Scale Fisheries
ANALYSIS - This week's newsletter focuses on some of the latest research and documentaries looking at small-scale and community level fisheries and aquaculture operations....
15 February 2016
‘Last Man Fishing’ Documentary Asks if Small-Scale Fisheries Can Survive
US - Our world’s oceans are in trouble, and that’s a story worth telling. So much so that talented filmmaker and photographer duo JD and Kelley Jordan Schuyler...
Inland Fisheries More Crucial to World Food Supply than First Thought
US - Inland capture fisheries are much more crucial to global food security than realized, according to the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries....
Indian, Thai Shrimp Farms Encouraged to get BAP Certification
INDIA and THAILAND - Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of...
12 February 2016
Feeding Fish Sustainably with Flies
SOUTH AFRICA - With the world’s population ever on the increase, the demand placed on food sources, particularly protein, is already at record levels. Meat such...
Authorities Call for Access to Reliable Data on the Fisheries Sector
EU - Responsible and sustainable management of fisheries requires decisions based on solid foundations. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) opinion on data...
11 February 2016
Top Award for SAIC Wrasse Project
SCOTLAND, UK - A Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) project has won the coveted Innovative Collaboration Award at the Scottish Enterprise Life Science...
Fishermen-Led Initiative Identifies Research Priorities to Avoid Shark, Skate and Ray By-catch
UK - Celebrating eight months of fishermen-led participatory research around the UK coast, the second phase of the Shark By-Watch UK project – run by the Centre...
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
10 February 2016
Indonesian, Philippine Companies Join International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
INDONESIA and PHILIPPINES - Indonesian company Avila Prima Intra Makmur and Philippine company Celebes Canning Corporation are the latest organizations to join the...
BioMar, Whole Foods Salmon Feed Project to Promote Use of By-products
GLOBAL - IFFO, the trade association for the global marine ingredients industry, welcomes the project launched by multinational feed company and IFFO member BioMar...
08 February 2016
PNA Yellowfin Tuna Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
New Research to Help Fishermen Prevent Accidental Sturgeon Catch
US - Researchers at the University of Delaware are one step closer to developing an online map that would help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon....
05 February 2016
Algae: The Future of Food and Feed?
GLOBAL - From health conscious consumers, to animal feed companies – it seems ‘everyone’ is searching for healthy and affordable sources of alternative protein...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
John West Australia to Offer World’s Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
AUSTRALIA - John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
04 February 2016
INAPRO: Innovating Aquaponics for Water Savings and Sustainable Food Production
EU - What if it were possible to grow fish and vegetables with a low environmental impact, yet almost no need for water input? Discover the potential of an innovative...
Chilean Salmon Farms First to Complete BAP Multi-Site Zone Cluster Programme
CHILE - Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites...
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