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21 January 2015
Scottish Fish and Chip Shop Named UK's Best
UK - Frankie’s Fish & Chips in Brae, Shetland, Scotland, is now officially the best fish and chip shop in the UK after frying out on top at the 2015 National Fish...
Scottish Mussels to Star on James Martin Home Comforts Programme
UK - Scottish rope grown mussels produced by Inverlussa Shellfish on the Isle of Mull will take a starring role on BBC TV’s James Martin Home Comforts programme...
20 January 2015
More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resource and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual"...
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest, AquaChile Merger Aims to Improve Salmon Farming Sustainability
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Marine Harvest is to merge its Chilean salmon farming operations with Empresas AquaChile, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Oyster Aquaculture Company Certified Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Pacific oysters, farmed by the Angel Oysters company in Smoky Bay, South Australian, have now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
19 January 2015
New Spanish Law to Fight Pirate Fishing
SPAIN - Environmental groups have welcomed a new Spanish law which will fight pirate fishing through imposing stronger penalties on Spanish citizens involved in...
16 January 2015
Developing IMTA Production in Europe
EU - Tucked away in a small village on the West coast of Scotland, the FAI Ardtoe Marine Research Laboratory is busy at work studying the benefits and drawbacks...
Brian Perkins Appointed as MSC Regional Director for the Americas
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Brian Perkins, a former commercial fisherman and international seafood trade show executive, as Regional...
New Study Finds Dramatic Drop in Large Fish Numbers in 100 Years
GLOBAl - An new international study, which analysed more than 200 ocean ecosystem models across the globe to assess the evolution of the world fish biomass from...
Viet Nam Launches “Dolphin Safe” Programme
VIET NAM - Since late 2013, Vasep Tuna Club has organised two meetings with representatives of Earth Island Institute (EII) to discuss “Dolphin Safe” tuna fisheries...
Icelandic Lumpfish Fishery Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Iceland’s lumpfish fishery has been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Coucil (MSC)....
National Aquaculture Group Achieves four-star BAP Certification
SAUDI ARABIA - The Middle East now has its first Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance. ...
15 January 2015
Wastewater Discharges into the Pacific Affecting Fish
MEXICO - Discharges of wastewater into the sea are responsible for the growth of algae that produce certain toxins that affect the fishing and tourism sectors, according...
New Research Finds Many Key Resources Have Passed Their Peak
GLOBAL - As the worlds resources face enormous challenges, researchers from the US and Denmark have analysed the production and extraction rates of 27 global renewable...
14 January 2015
New Zealand Fighting Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean
NEW ZEALAND - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners....
Wide Range of Investors Join in Launch of New Fish 2.0 Business Competition
GLOBAL - More than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF Social Finance, have joined...
13 January 2015
Fish Peptide Could Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease
GLOBAL - A major international review of a peptide originally found in fish that could be used in the battle against cardiovascular disease has been published....
Delicius Anchovies Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
ITALY - Delicius anchovies (Engraulis encrasicholus) have successfully been renewed to the Friend of the Sea certification of sustainable fishery. ...
Sam’s Club’s Robert Fields Joins GAA Board of Directors
GLOBAL - Robert Fields of Sam’s Club has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organisation...
12 January 2015
Whitefish Sector Report Estimates Biomass Increases if Improvements Continue
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its report on the state of whitefish fisheries. The analysis covers approximately 77 per cent of...
New Seafood Processing Sanitation Equipment Piloted in Canada
CANADA - Fogo Island Co-Operative Society will test plant sanitation technology that is new to the seafood processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador with...
Commercial Aquaculture Benefiting Poorer Communities
BANGLADESH - A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that...
09 January 2015
Venezuela Issues New Sardine Fishing Rules
VENEZUELA - In order to properly conserve sardine populations, the Bolivarian government has issued new rules for the the fishing of this species, which is of high...
New Study Provides More Sustainable Course for China's Aquaculture
CHINA - A new study led by Stanford University, US, offers the clearest picture to date of the impact that China's aquaculture sector has on wild fisheries. The...
Aker BioMarine Antarctic Krill Fishery Still Operating Sustainably
Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has now successfully been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) demanding standards....
08 January 2015
New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
Artisanal Chilean Lobster Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - Lobsters from the Juan Fernández Island trap fishery have now achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Lobsters from this remote Pacific...
07 January 2015
New Project Improves Ice Slurry Chilling on Small Fishing Boats
ICELAND - Icelandic research company Matis has begun a project to improve the quality of fish and maximise return rates from small boats through improved ice slurry...
06 January 2015
Weekly Overview: 2015 Marks Start of Discard Ban Implementation
ANALYSIS - The start of 2015 also marked the commencement of the first phase of the discard ban for some fishing fleets, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Perluga Caviar Confirmed Friend of the Sea
ITALY - Caviale Srl, an Italian company controlled by VENATUS S.r.l, has positively undergone the renewal audit for Friend of the Sea certification....
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