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04 March 2015
New Mathematical Methods to Help Fisheries Stock Assessment
FINLAND - By applying new mathematical methods, the uncertainties related to fisheries stock assessments can now be taken into account, thus providing more reliable...
Pacific Coastal, Inshore Fisheries Management Up for Discussion
NEW CALEDONIA - The future management of one of the world’s most significant fisheries which spans more than 30 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean...
South Korea to Tackle Illegal Fishing in West Africa
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is planning to eradicate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by South Korean fishing boats operating in West...
Peru Trout Farmer First to Join iBAP Programme
PERU - Trout producer, Piscifactorías de los Andes, is the first company to apply for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s new iBAP programme....
03 March 2015
Friend of the Sea Certification Available for GLOBAL G.A.P Aqua Producers
GLOBAL - GLOBALG.A.P. Certified Aquaculture producers can now gain an additional consumer label for their products thanks to a collaboration with Friend of the Sea....
02 March 2015
Mexican Ministers Want Research to Drive Sustainable Aquaculture
MEXICO – Mexican fishery and aquaculture segments must have research as a driving force for meaningful and sustainable growth....
China Completes Fishery Survey in South China Sea
CHINA - A two year survey of fishery resources in the middle and southern regions of the South China Sea has shown that the area around the Nansha Islands has fishery...
27 February 2015
Shellfish at Risk as Ocean Acidity Expected to Rise
GLOBAL - By the end of the century it is predicted that levels of acidity in the oceans will have a pH value of around 7.8 on average, and this will bring with it...
Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part...
Highest Sustainable Rating for Mount Cook Alpine Salmon
NEW ZEALAND - Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Ltd has been recognised as one of the most sustainable salmon farming operations worldwide by a globally-renowned consumer watchdog....
26 February 2015
Study Outlines Threat of Ocean Acidification to Coastal Communities in US
US - Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the...
New Traceability Standard Caters to Restaurants, Fishmongers and Fresh Fish Counters
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has revised its requirements for seafood suppliers, processors and vendors....
24 February 2015
Chikolongo Fish Farm Project Contributing to Sustainable Aquaculture
MALAWI - Imani Development, in conjunction with Stirling University, has been contracted by the International Fund for Animal Awareness (IFAW) to assist in training...
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular...
23 February 2015
Southernature Fish Oil Range Certified Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Southernature Fish Oil range by the Australian company Tasman Pacific Holding Pty Ltd has now been certified Friend of the Sea....
Greater Collaboration to Benefit Future of EU Fish
EU - Scientists, fishermen and policy-makers will gather in Barcelona 24-26 February to take part in a pioneering symposium exploring how greater collaboration in...
Geelong Star Registered to Fish the Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Australian flagged and operated vessel the Geelong Star has been nominated under the Fisheries Management Act 1991 to fish the Small Pelagic Fishery...
20 February 2015
Eighty per cent of UAE Fish Stocks Overfished
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A report from the Federal National Council has warned that the current rate of exploitation of fish can cause the extinction of many marine...
Fisheries Spawning, Tagging Projects get C$92,850 Boost
CANADA - Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support of C$92,850 from the Canadian Government....
19 February 2015
Longline Golden Tilefish Fishery Nears Close
US - The commercial longline component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) February 19, 2015. ...
18 February 2015
Major Expansion for Fisheries Management Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - A joint Scottish fishing industry and Marine Scotland initiative that helps ensure fisheries management decisions are based upon informed advice is...
Action Announced for Safeguarding Channel Scallop Fisheries
UK and FRANCE - Around 55 delegates, including scallop fishers, policy managers, NGOs, and scientists, from both sides of the Channel met this week to develop a...
Salmon Farms Working Towards Sustainability Goal with ASC
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon certification programme continues to grow steadily since its launch in summer 2012. In less than three...
17 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Falsely Labelled FAD Free Canned Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, consumers are being told to watch out for canned tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna, writes...
Superfishoil Campaign to Motivate More Fish Consumption
UK - Superfishoil, the new campaign from Fish is the Dish, Seafish’s consumer brand, aims to help motivate and inspire consumers to look at what they eat, comparing...
BAP Programme Tackling the Abuse of Antibiotics in Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance is taking a proactive stance against the abuse of antibiotics in aquaculture and its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party...
Satellites to Allow Ocean Acidification Monitoring from Space
UK - Satellites are to become increasingly important for the monitoring of ocean acidification, revolutionising the way that marine biologists and climate scientists...
Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing...
US Roundtable to Define Sustainable Aquaculture
US – Sustainability expert Dr Marty Matlock is to facilitate the first National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture (NRSA) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on...
Government Makes Changes to Spanner Crab Fishery
AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced welcome changes to management arrangements for spanner crab fishery in the State’s...
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