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18 November 2015
HealthforAnimals Promote the Responsible Use of Antibiotics
GLOBAL - The global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, has joined the call for global action against the growing resistance to antibiotics and other...
Insecticides Have Long-Term Effects on Aquatic Species
GLOBAL - New research indicates that commonly-used insecticide mixtures can continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals...
17 November 2015
New Partnership to Improve Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability
US - The US National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to collaborate on improving the sustainability...
Temporary Fishing Closures Saved 206,000 tonnes of Juvenile Anchovy
PERU - During the first season of 2015 anchovy fishing (March-July), the Ministry of Production and IMARPE, managed to avoid the capture of about 206,000 tonnes...
Invasive Freshwater Species in Europe - How Do They get In?
EU - An European Commission Joint Research Centre-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and...
16 November 2015
World Antibiotic Awareness Week Alerts Animal Owners to Risks
GLOBAL - The first World Antibiotic Awareness Week has been launched to raise awareness of best practice for using antibiotics, to reduce the risks of bacteria becoming...
Latest EU Fleet Report Shows Progress Towards Sustainability
EU - The European Commission has adopted the annual fleet report (2013) which shows that Member States are continuing to make progress in adjusting their fishing...
Scottish Fishermen Await Outcome of EU/Norway Shared Fish Stock Talks
EU - The first round of talks between the EU and Norway to set catching opportunities for shared fish stocks for 2016 are taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, today...
13 November 2015
First Complete Picture of Salmon Gut Bacteria will Help Industry Sustainability
UK - Researchers from around the world are paving the way for a more ecologically sustainable salmon farming industry with the first complete picture of wild Atlantic...
ISF Icelandic Ling Achieves MSC Certification
ICELAND - Iceland Sustainable Fisheries (ISF) has extended its programme of MSC certification by adding Icelandic ling to its growing list of MSC certified fisheries....
How Norway Avoids Antibiotics in Aquaculture
NORWAY - Over the past few years Norway has cut its antibiotic use in salmon farming to virtually zero. This has led to a flourishing industry and a reduction in...
12 November 2015
Can Seaweed Help Tackle Obesity?
UK - Researchers at BBSRC have found that seaweed can be used to help tackle the problem of human obesity....
Thermal Sensitivity of Marine Communities Reveals the Most Vulnerable to Global Warming
GLOBAL - The sensitivity of marine communities to ocean warming rather than rising ocean temperatures will have strong short-term impacts on biodiversity changes...
11 November 2015
Fishing Quotas Proposed for Atlantic and North Sea
EU - The European Commission has now proposed fish quotas for 2016 for the Atlantic and the North Sea. The proposed Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and quota top...
10 November 2015
Government to Recover Abandoned Fish Farms
INDIA - Government staff in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts have been asked to tour villages and estuarine areas to identify abandoned aquaculture farms and take...
Weekly Overview: Guardian Newspaper Reveals Labour Abuse in Irish Fishing Industry
ANALYSIS - Over the last week, the Guardian newspaper named and shamed an Irish fishing trawler after a year-long investigation documented labour abuse and illegal...
09 November 2015
New Law Empowers US to Combat Illegal Fishing, Seafood Fraud
US - President Obama has now signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, marking another critical step in the Administration’s...
Canadian Herring is First Gillnet Fishery to Achieve MSC Certification
CANADA - The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation and its member associations have become the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve the Marine Stewardship...
Government Taskforce Holds First Meeting on Fishing Industry Illegal Labour Allegations
IRELAND - Last Thursday the Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, chaired the first meeting of the Government Taskforce on allegations...
06 November 2015
No MPA Agreement Decided for Antarctica
ANTARCTICA - The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has not been able to reach an agreement on the establishment of marine...
New Vessel ID Requirements will Help Save Southern Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - It will soon become more difficult for vessels to skirt the rules and steal from the southern bluefin tuna fishery thanks to a new requirement for mandatory...
05 November 2015
2016 a Landmark Year for the Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - 2016 will prove a milestone for the fishing industry with the launch of the ban on discards for white fish and prawn stocks, Fisheries Secretary Richard...
China’s First Longline Fishery Receives MSC Certification
CHINA - Liancheng Overseas Fishery (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd (SZLC), has become the first Chinese longline fishery to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification....
Invasive Species to be Listed as Injurious Under the Lacey Act
US - In a move to protect native aquatic resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to list 10 non-native freshwater fish species...
04 November 2015
First Chinese Fish Farms Receive ASC Certification
CHINA - Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship...
New EU Project to Further Growth of Sustainable Aquaculture Sector
EU - A new research infrastructure project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research...
Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom
US - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is the conclusion of Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of...
03 November 2015
Canadian Yellowtail Flounder Re-certified to MSC
CANADA - The Ocean Choice International (OCI) Grand Bank Yellowtail Flounder Fishery has been re-certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fishery Standard...
Weekly Overview: Zoetis-PHARMAQ Acquisition to Strengthen Position in Aquatic Health Market
ANALYSIS - Zoetis has announced this week that it is strengthening its position in the aquatic health market through the acquisition of PHARMAQ for $765 million....
02 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Leads US Fish Landings
US - Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all US states in terms of seafood landings and values....
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