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Monday, June 23, 2014
Have Your Say on Location of New Marine Sanctuaries
US - For 40 years, America’s national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. NOAA has...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Sustainable Fisheries, Ocean Threats Discussed at International Summit
US - World leaders, business executives, scientists and environmental activists met last week at a two day summit to discuss sustainable fisheries, marine pollution,...
EMS Continuing to Take its Toll but Farming Practices, Knowledge Improving
GLOBAL - Global Aquaculture Alliance President George Chamberlain has reported that as early mortality syndrome (EMS) continues to take a toll on the global shrimp-farming...
ASC Certified Tilapia in the Spotlight at Asian Sustainable Seafood Festival
MALAYSIA - Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified responsibly farmed tilapia was in the spotlight during a visit to tilapia farm, Trapia Malaysia, last...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
New School Food Standards to Bring More Sustainable Fish to the Menu
UK - The Marine Stewardship Council has welcomed the new School Food Standards, which launched this week. ...
Annual Small Pelagic Fisheries Sustainability Review Brings Mixed News
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its annual sustainability overview of fisheries for small pelagic species that are important for...
New Research Investigates Implications of Rock Lobster Fishing During Winter
AUSTRALIA - New research will begin this week in the Northern Zone Rock Lobster fishery to investigate the implications of commercial fishing during winter months....
Discards Ban Discussed at Fisheries Council Meeting
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council met 16-17 June 2014 to discuss a proposal for a regulation on the landing obligation and an update on the discards ban....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maui’s Dolphins ‘Not Helped’ by Extra Fishing Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Fisheries Inshore New Zealand (FINZ) says the International Whaling Commission’s request that fishing restrictions be extended 20 nautical miles...
Leading Aquaculture Health Provider Open for Business in Asia
THAILAND - International aquaculture health company Fish Vet Group (FVG) has officially opened for business in Asia with a ceremony to launch its state-of-the-art...
AquaVision 2014: Responsible Aquaculture Has an Important Role to Play, says Sir Bob Geldof
NORWAY - The complex challenge of feeding the world’s growing population can only be properly addressed when all stakeholders – commercial operations, governments...
McDonald’s Canada Now Offering Sustainably Certified Filet-O-Fish Sandwich
CANADA - One hundred per cent of the fish McDonald’s Canada serves in its Filet-O-Fish sandwich is now certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Weekly Overview: Countries Outline New Measures Against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
ANALYSIS - Countries around the world have taken a major step forward this past week in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as they...
Over Half of Tamil Nadu Shrimp Farms Still Unregistered
INDIA - Despite the subsidies provided by the government, 60 per cent of shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu are still unregistered, said Fisheries Minister KA Jayapal....
Sri Lankan Yellowfin Tuna and Swordfish Confirmed Friend of the Sea
Ceylon Fresh Seafood (Pvt) Ltd has successfully undergone Friend of the Sea renewal audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and obtained Friend of the Sea second...
Food, Fisheries and Tourism: New Opportunities for Sustainable Development
UK - The ways in which the food, inshore fisheries and tourism sectors can work together for the benefit of local communities will be discussed at an international...
Monday, June 16, 2014
Allocated European Fisheries Fund to Help UK Business Growth
UK - Fishermen across the UK will be able to apply for a fair share of a new grant scheme to help them adapt to the new Common Fisheries Policy and grow their businesses....
Forest Run Off Creates Larger, Stronger Fish
UK - Debris from forests that washes into freshwater lakes supplements the diets of microscopic zooplankton and the fish that feed off them – creating larger and...
Friday, June 13, 2014
Philippines to Comply with EU Fishing Standards to Avoid Ban
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working on meeting the standards of the European Union on fishing, according to the Department...
First European Anchovy Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
SPAIN - Several fishing associations have come together to prove the sustainability of the Cantabrian Sea (Bay Of Biscay) anchovy fishery, entering it into full...
Long John Silver’s Endorses BAP Certification Programme
US - Add Long John Silver’s to the growing list of retailers and foodservice operators worldwide that are Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) market endorsers....
Spain Invests €250,000 to Fight Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) applauds the announcement by the Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Carlos Dominguez Diaz, that Spain will...
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
Scientists Find Mosquito Control Pesticide Low Risk to Juvenile Oysters, Hard Clams
US - Four of the most common mosquito pesticides used along the east and Gulf coasts show little risk to juvenile hard clams and oysters, according to a NOAA study....
Countries Crack Down on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
GLOBAL - Countries around the world have taken a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as they endorsed a set...
Scottish Fishermen Express Concern Over EC/Faroes Herring Deal
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen are warning that the European Commission and the Faroes announcement that they have reached a preliminary agreement to end their...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Government Develops Model to Expand Aquaculture Sustainably
AUSTRALIA - A complex computer model to help finfish aquaculture expand without harming the marine ecosystems of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf will be outlined...
Can Collaboration Lead to More Sustainably Fished Seas?
SPAIN - Is working with others and taking responsibility the simple solution to sustainable fishing? The GAP2 project answers an emphatic ‘yes’ to this question...
Countries Tread Water on Indian Ocean Fisheries Rules
GLOBAL - After five days of deliberations, member states of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) have deferred most of the proposed conservation and management...
EU Warns Philippines and Papua New Guinea on Illegal Fishing Practices
EU - The European Commission has warned the Philippines and Papua New Guinea that they urgently need to address their non-compliance with international seafood traceability...
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