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05 November 2015
Invasive Species to be Listed as Injurious Under the Lacey Act
US - In a move to protect native aquatic resources, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a proposed rule to list 10 non-native freshwater fish species...
04 November 2015
First Chinese Fish Farms Receive ASC Certification
CHINA - Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest tilapia farm and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship...
New EU Project to Further Growth of Sustainable Aquaculture Sector
EU - A new research infrastructure project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research...
Electric Eel: Most Remarkable Predator in Animal Kingdom
US - The electric eel may be one of the most remarkable predators in the entire animal kingdom. That is the conclusion of Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of...
03 November 2015
Canadian Yellowtail Flounder Re-certified to MSC
CANADA - The Ocean Choice International (OCI) Grand Bank Yellowtail Flounder Fishery has been re-certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fishery Standard...
Weekly Overview: Zoetis-PHARMAQ Acquisition to Strengthen Position in Aquatic Health Market
ANALYSIS - Zoetis has announced this week that it is strengthening its position in the aquatic health market through the acquisition of PHARMAQ for $765 million....
02 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Leads US Fish Landings
US - Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all US states in terms of seafood landings and values....
Western Australia Commits to Aquaculture Certification
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Government is working with the aquaculture industry to promote growth, sustainability and profitability as world demand for farmed...
Marine Reserves Need Stepping Stones to Help Fish Disperse
BELIZE - A massive field effort on the Belizean Barrier Reef has revealed for the first time that the offspring of at least one coral reef fish, a neon goby, do...
30 October 2015
New Study Reveals Salmon Mislabeling in US
US - Oceana has released a new study that reveals the mislabeling of salmon in the US. ...
Philippines Begins Review of Five-Year Fisheries Improvement Plan
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started its review of the five-year plan to improve the country’s fisheries sector....
Four Year Projects Aims to Revive Coho Salmon Fishery
CANADA - A new four year project aims to revive British Columbia’s commercial Coho salmon fishery. ...
Latest US Fisheries Report Shows Continued Stability
US - In 2014, the US’s commercial and recreational fisheries show continued stability and make a large contribution to the nation’s economy thanks to sustainable...
New Study Looks at Northern Cod Comeback
CANADA - Once an icon of overfishing, mismanagement, and stock decline, the northern Atlantic cod is showing signs of recovery according to new research published...
29 October 2015
Grow Shrimp Faster and Bigger on Sea Urchin Droppings Diet
US - Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham appear to have found a better way to grow shrimp that is also less expensive, and the new process could...
UK Antibiotics Report Criticised for Ignoring Progress on Animal Use
UK - The All Party Parliamentary Group on Antibiotics has released a report into the use of antibiotics outside of human medicine, but it has faced criticism related...
Only Four per cent of World's Ocean is Protected
CANADA - Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs), according...
28 October 2015
South Korea Successfully Farms Salmon All Year Round
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea has become the first Asian country to successfully farm salmon throughout the year, which can help the country reduce imports and lead...
First Pacifical MSC Sustainable Tuna Hits USA Market
US - Aramark, the $15 billion global provider of food, facilities management, and uniforms, announced that it will transition to 100 per cent sustainably sourced...
MSC, Lidl Bring Sustainable Lobster to UK for Christmas
UK - The Marine Stewardship Council has joined forces with the supermarket Lidl to bring sustainable whole lobsters to the UK and, this year, it costs less than...
27 October 2015
Corfu Sea Farm Achieves Sustainable Certification
GREECE - The Greek company Corfu Sea Farm S.A. has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for seafood from sustainable aquaculture. ...
Ministers Decide on 2016 Baltic Fishing Catch Limits
EU - EU Fisheries Ministers have agreed on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Baltic Sea, following discussion at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg...
EU, Norway and Faroes Rech Mackerel Fishing Agreement
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s most valuable fishery could be worth around £130 million in 2016 after talks this week in Ireland headed off threats of greater cuts...
EU Agrees Sustainable Fishing Partnership with the Cook Islands
EU - The EU and the Cook Islands have reached agreement on a Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA) and a Fisheries Protocol during negotiations held...
26 October 2015
Australia's Largest Finfish Trawl Fishery Improves its Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Seabirds, seals and overfished species like eastern gemfish will be better protected thanks to a new project that aims to minimise the environmental...
Fiji's Marine Resources at Risk, says Minister
FIJI - Fiji's marine and coastal resources are at critical risk because of climate change, said Minister for Fisheries Osea Naiqamu....
23 October 2015
Norwegian Researchers Investigate Waste Phosphorus from Aquaculture
NORWAY - Researchers in Norway have undertaken the first ever study that highlights just how much phosphorus is consumed and wasted in the Norwegian aquaculture...
Sardine and Anchovy Fishing Ban Remains
CHILE - The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) has announced that the fishing ban for sardine and anchovy will remain from the Valparaiso region...
Dr Neil Auchterlonie to Take Over as New IFFO Technical Director
GLOBAL - The IFFO has announced that Dr Neil Auchterlonie will be taking over from Dr Andrew Jackson as Technical Director on 1 January 2016....
US Congress Passes Bill to Curb Illegal Fishing
US - US lawmakers have sent a bill to the president that would strengthen international fisheries conservation and stop vessels suspected of fishing illegally from...
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