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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Zero Toleration for Labour Abuse in Updated Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing. The updated standard will apply from 1 April 2015....
Viet Nam Approves Fish Farming in Paddy Fields Project
VIET NAM - The People's Committee of Vinh Long has approved a project on fish farming in paddy fields during the period 2014 - 2015, with total budget of nearly...
Ecuadorian Shrimp Farm Now Certified to ASC Standard
ECUADOR - Family-owned shrimp exporting company OMARSA, based in Ecuador, is the first shrimp producer to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Temporary Mexican Tuna Fishing Ban Now in Place
MEXICO - In order to protect tuna in the Pacific Ocean during its productive periods, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and...
Pesquera Diamante’s Fish Oil Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
PERU - Pesquera Diamante – a major processor of fishmeal and fish oil, canned food, fresh and frozen products from Peru – has successfully undergone Friend of...
FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments...
Good News for Scotland's Most Valuable Fish Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Some of Scotland’s most valuable fish stocks, Mackerel and Blue Whiting, appear to be at relatively healthy levels, according to the latest scientific...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game using real footage that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
Current Australian Seabird Mitigations Shown to be Effective
AUSTRALIA - Warp deflectors, commonly known as ‘pinkies’, have been proven effective in reducing seabird interactions with trawl warp wires by 75 per cent according...
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Ag, Fisheries
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging...
Monday, September 29, 2014
President Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean
US - President Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. By proclamation, the President is expanding the current Pacific...
New Deep Sea Protection Measures Agreed for Northwest Atlantic
SPAIN - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed 26 September in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented...
Potential Negative Effects of EC Proposal on UK Deep Sea Fishing Vessels Highlighted in New Study
UK - Seafish has published a report highlighting the potential economic impacts of proposed legislation from the European Commission (EC) on deep sea stocks....
New Film Calls for Immediate Action to Stop Disappearance of Large Fish
SPAIN - The international marine conservation organisation Oceana and the film production company Panthalassa present “Sea Legend”, a film whose world premiere...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Greenpeace Highlights Critical Need for Action at Pacific Tuna Meeting
CHINA - Greenpeace has called on the Western and Central Fisheries Commission’s Technical and Compliance Committee (WCPFC) in Pohnpei this week to take a tough...
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Better Ocean Management Crucial for Food Security
US - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
GLOBAL - On World Maritime Day 25 September 2014, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
Best Aquaculture Practice Auditor Course Set For US in January
US - The Global Aquaculture Alliance invites new auditor candidates, returning auditors requiring refresher training, producers, government officials and other industry...
Invasive Chinese Mitten Crab Posing a Threat to Salmon and Trout
SCOTLAND, UK - The Chinese mitten crab, recorded in Scotland for the first time, poses a serious potential threat to salmon and trout in Glasgow’s River Clyde,...
University of Western Australia Enhances Indian Ocean Research
AUSTRALIA - An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited the University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Humber Seafood Summit: Environmental and Disease Issues Still a Hurdle for Sustainable Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Dan Lee, Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) discussed how we should be moving from responsible to sustainable aquaculture during his presentation at the...
Big Public Support for EPA's Protection of Bristol Bay
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received approximately 700,000 comments in support of its plan to use its Clean Water Act authority to restrict...
Local MSC Auditor Appointed in the Maldives
MALDIVES - In a move to support employment in the Maldives, MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) has trained and appointed a locally based auditor who will specialise...
Hull Fisheries Conference Casts Net Wide on Innovation
UK - More than 80 delegates from seven countries attended North Sea Fish – Innovation from Catch to Plate at Hull University Business School on 17 September....
New Best Aquaculture Practices Hatchery Standards Now Completed
GLOBAL - The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has expanded its coverage with the completion of new BAP hatchery and nursery standards...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Weekly Overview: Mitsubishi Makes $1.4 Billion Offer for Cermaq
ANALYSIS - Mitsubishi Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary MC Ocean Holdings Limited, has made a NOK 8,880 million ($1.4 billion) offer for the Norwegian...
McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and...
Scientists Announce Support for AquaBounty GM Salmon
US - Ninety scientists have sent a letter to President Obama this week regarding their concerns about a "damaged" FDA review/approval system for animal biotechnology...
Viet Nam Improving Traceability of Pangasius in Mekong Delta
VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a plan on pangagius farming and processing in Mekong Delta by 2020....
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