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03 February 2016
Global Fish Catch Study is Flawed, say Scientists and Industry
GLOBAL - A new paper led by Daniel Pauly has claimed that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it...
02 February 2016
SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards
GLOBAL - Seafood leaders chose a retail executive who set the bar for sustainable seafood in the United Kingdom, a Cornwall fisherman who influenced EU policy and...
First Ever Social Responsibility in Fisheries Assessment Tool in Development
GLOBAL - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships (SFP) and Seafish, the authority on seafood in the UK, are partnering...
“Sustainability Barometer” Helps Improve African Aquaculture Management
AFRICA - In order to help tilapia farms in Africa evaluate their farm management plans, a “sustainability barometer” has been designed as part of a project conducted...
SPRFMO Consolidates Commitment to Fisheries Sustainability in the South Pacific
GLOBAL - At its annual meeting, held from 25-29 January in Valdivia, Chile, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted a series...
01 February 2016
New Partnership to Develop Tilapia Feed Mill in Zambia
ZAMBIA - A new joint venture between Nutreco (Skretting Zambia) and African Century Foods (ACF) is looking to construct and operate the first dedicated fish feed...
Sainsbury's is Number 1 UK Retailer for Sustainable Seafood
UK - New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that discount supermarket, Lidl has more than doubled its range of sustainably sourced seafood over...
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) products by...
29 January 2016
Waitrose Commits to Fishermen Safety Through Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - Waitrose has further cemented its commitment to responsibly sourced seafood with the announcement that British fishing vessels supplying its seafood will need...
New Video Showcases Sustainable Aquaculture in Turkey
US and TURKEY - The US Soybean Export Council has released a new video “Growing the Business of Growing Fish,” showcasing sea bass and sea bream production by...
One of Northern Russia's Oldest Fishing Fleets Achieves MSC Certification
RUSSIA - One of the biggest fisheries in Russia’s Pomorye region (White Sea coast and surrounding areas), Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF), has been certified to...
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote...
How to Handle Fishing Gear Responsibly
ANALYSIS - A new scheme has been launched on the south coast of England to recycle old fishing nets and fishing gear to prevent it from going to landfill or from...
28 January 2016
MOU Signed to Improve Sustainable Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic
GLOBAL - Three Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate, support and strengthen the coordination of actions...
Robust Harvest Control Rules are Essential for Indian Ocean Tuna Sustainability
MALDIVES - On 3-4 February 2016, the Maldives will host an important workshop to further advance the understanding of Management Strategy Evaluations (MSEs), with...
Fish Processing Training Boosting Aswan Fisheries Sector
EGYPT - The fish-processing sector in Aswan, Egypt currently consists of around 60 plants that focus mainly on salting, refrigeration and filleting. With one of...
MoU To Help Tilapia Farmers Secure BAP Certification
CHINA - In an effort to increase the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum...
Fishermen Safety at Core of New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - A new video released by Seafish looks at some of the changes to its Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) including the addition of ethical and welfare criteria....
27 January 2016
Fishing Organisation Calls for Rejection of Restrictive MPA
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging Scottish parliamentarians to support local communities on the West coast by rejecting Scottish...
26 January 2016
Weekly Overview: Major Economic Benefit to Fishermen Through Abandoned Fishing Gear Removal
ANALYSIS - The term 'ghost fishing' has appeared quite frequently in the news lately as the fishing industry and organisations work together to try and solve the...
New Grant Helps Expands Aquaculture in Kenya
KENYA - A new grant will enable Farm Africa’s aquaculture programme in western Kenya to expand and help more fish farmers to develop their businesses rearing fish...
Fishing for the Future: Video Shows Rare Insight into Life Aboard a Fishing Vessel
ANALYSIS - Today, the first of a series of short videos providing rare insight into the life and reality onboard a fishing trawl vessel has been launched. ...
25 January 2016
Chinese Tilapia Farming Improvement Project Work Praised
CHINA - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce a new public report is available on a landmark aquaculture improvement project (AIP) in...
22 January 2016
Myfish – Working Towards Successful European Fisheries Management
EU - Best quality scientific approaches to fisheries management advice and implementation under potentially conflicting objectives were the main topic of the final...
NGO's Welcome Vessel Numbering Scheme
EU - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana and WWF have welcomed a new European Commission requirement that all EU fishing vessels, and foreign vessels...
Derelict Fishing Gear Removal has Major Economic Benefit for Fisheries
US - A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that removal of derelict fishing gear could generate millions of dollars...
Cryopreservation: A Valuable Tool for Aquaculture and Wild Fish Stocks
GLOBAL - Cryogenetics is helping to increase fish numbers through its milt preservation and fertilisation technology, and also through its diverse gene bank. These...
21 January 2016
Fatty Acids from GM Oilseed Crops Could Replace Fish Oil
UK - Oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid EPA - according to new research...
Reusable Fish Packaging Helps Industry Along Sustainability Path
UK - For a long time now, conservationists and marine biologists have cautioned the over fishing of oceans and the depletion of the world’s wild fish stocks....
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