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13 April 2016
European Commission Should Ensure Arctic Fishing is in Line with EU Rules
EU - The European Union should permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic only if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters. This...
Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
12 April 2016
Japanese Oyster Farm Celebrates ASC Certification
JAPAN - Just five years after the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami, the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries are stronger than ever and celebrating a major...
Purposeful Brand – Values, Profits and Lessons from the Street
GLOBAL - The talk of purpose is everywhere; from Apple’s Tim Cook telling shareholders not in favor of his green energy plan to “get out of this stock” to...
08 April 2016
EU Reaches Deal on Bluefin Tuna Recovery Plan
EU - On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands Presidency and European Parliament representatives reached an agreement in principle on a proposal aimed at implementing measures...
07 April 2016
China Skipper Workshop to Mitigate Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries
CHINA - On April 6, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) will expand its global series of skipper workshops to China for the first time since...
06 April 2016
European Marine Sector Receives Over €7.5m for Sustainable Growth
EU - The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million to boost innovation and create jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. The money is available under...
05 April 2016
Norwegian Government Approves World's First 'Offshore' Aquaculture Project
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway's first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime...
Reducing Bycatch in Shrimp Trawlers: Could Efforts in North Carolina Provide a Solution?
US - Last summer, modified trawl nets that were able to significantly reduce the amount of bycatch in shrimp nets drew much attention. Bonnie Waycott reports for...
04 April 2016
Immediate Fish Discards Ban May Destabilise Marine Ecosystems
EU - Discarding is seen as wasteful, but banning the practice would remove an important food source for many marine organisms. A new study modelled the effects of...
Oceana Urges Chile to Take Urgent Measures for Fisheries
CHILE - The international marine conservation organization Oceana is calling upon the Chilean Government to adopt drastic measures in the form of management and...
01 April 2016
Producing Quality Seafood
NORWAY - “If you don’t keep the quality of the fish – you’re failing!” says Jan Roger Lerbukt, CEO of Norwegian fishing company Hermes....
UK Government Recommends Eating Sustainably Sourced Fish
UK - The UK government has updated its official healthy eating guidelines. The guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources....
31 March 2016
Rights-Based Management Could Double Fish Biomass
US - New groundbreaking research shows that with improved fishing approaches, compared to business as usual, the majority of the world's wild fisheries could be...
New Report Hopes to Inspire Confidence in Fish Sales
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released details about its most recent DNA test results that show 99.6 per cent of MSC labeled products are correctly...
30 March 2016
Sea Value Latest to Join International Pole & Line Foundation
THAILAND - Sea Value PLC, one of Thailand’s leading tuna processors, has become the newest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit...
29 March 2016
Cuba Makes Important Step in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CUBA - Cuba has helped to edge forward global efforts targeting illegal fishing by acceding to a FAO-brokered international pact that now requires the adherence...
Green Lights Stopping Sea Turtle Deaths in Fishing Nets
UK - Illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily, conservation...
24 March 2016
Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing – and Issue of Governability
TANZANIA - Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global issue. Each year, global economic losses resulting from IUU fishing are estimated to lie...
AQUACULTURE 2016: Asia's Aquaculture Needs to Focus on Selective Breeding
ASIA - Asian aquaculture is growing very fast compared to aquaculture in the rest of the world. Despite this fast growth, the industry is still behind in regards...
23 March 2016
US Federal Fisheries Meet FAO Guidelines for Sustainability
US - US-based NOAA Fisheries’ self-assessment of US federal fishery management found that overall, the fisheries could be considered biologically sustainable and...
First Canadian Atlantic Cod Fishery Certified MSC
CANADA - The Canada Newfoundland 3Ps cod fishery has become the country’s first Atlantic cod fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
22 March 2016
Weekly Overview: Vietnamese Shrimp Farmers Working Towards BAP Certification
ANALYSIS - The National Fish and Seafood (NF&S) company is helping 824 integrated black tiger shrimp and mangrove farms in Vietnam's Ca Mau province achieve sustainable...
Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels
NEW ZEALAND - The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus...
Backing for Research into Projects to Enhance Sustainable Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - One of the major obstacles to the growth of sustainable salmon farming is the challenge and threat from sea lice. Speaking at the Oceanology International...
21 March 2016
Norwegian Supplements from Salmon Trimmings Remain Friend of the Sea Certified
NORWAY - Hofseth BioCare Fish Oil and Fish Protein from salmon trimmings positively concluded the Friend of the Sea renewal audit and can continue displaying the...
Deepwater Discard Rate Less than 7 Per Cent
NEW ZEALAND - Reports produced by New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) show that less than seven per cent of New Zealand’s...
Snapping Shrimps may be Silenced Under Acidification
US - Snapping shrimps, the loudest invertebrate in the ocean, may be silenced under increasing ocean acidification, a University of Adelaide study has found....
18 March 2016
Salmon Aquaculture Could Incorporate Seaweed, Sea Urchins to Reduce Nitrogen Enrichment
EU - Farming fish together with seaweed and other species could help improve the sustainability of aquaculture and reduce pollution. A new study provides a tool...
Satellite Data on Fishing Can Help Protect Ocean Biodiversity
US - The ocean's vastness and remoteness makes it hard to observe and more difficult to manage human activity. Recently developed technology may change that. A navigational...
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