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21 January 2016
Reusable Fish Packaging Helps Industry Along Sustainability Path
UK - For a long time now, conservationists and marine biologists have cautioned the over fishing of oceans and the depletion of the world’s wild fish stocks....
20 January 2016
Peruvian Acuapesca Farmed Scallops Certified Sustainable
PERU - The Peruvian company Acuacultura y Pesca Group (Acuapesca) has been confirmed Friend of the Sea certified for scallops from sustainable aquaculture. ...
19 January 2016
Scotland Makes Changes to Regulate Wild Salmon Killing
SCOTLAND, UK - Following extensive consultation Environment Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed a number of changes to regulate the killing of wild salmon in Scotland....
Calysta to Develop New Fish Feed Ingredient in UK
UK - A new fish feed ingredient that could reduce the aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal, is being developed by Calysta at the Centre for Process Innovation...
Researchers Develop Antihypertensive Treatments From Fish Discards
SPAIN - Researchers at the University of Granada have obtained antihypertensive peptides from low-value species such as sardines or mackerel....
New Marine Conservation Zones Confirmed for English Waters
ENGLAND, UK - Twenty-three new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) have been confirmed along England's coast, extending the country’s ‘Blue Belt’ to cover over...
18 January 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Issues to Take a Back Seat
US - Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on January 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and...
New Tool Maps Fishing Activities in Europe
EU - A new tool developed by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides for the first time detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in...
15 January 2016
Largest US Fishery Still Fishing Sustainably
US - The largest fishery in the US and the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world, Alaska Pollock, has again achieved re-certification to the Marine...
Vietnamese Shrimp Farms First to Acheive BAP Group Certification
VIET NAM - Stapimex is the world’s first shrimp operation, and the second across all species, to successfully complete the new Global Aquaculture Alliance Best...
Fisheries Association Awarded for Cod Conservation
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s largest fisheries association has received an award from a major conservation charity for its work on rebuilding North Sea cod stocks....
Catch Shares Versus Sharing Fish Catch
GLOBAL - In the context of US fisheries, the term “catch shares” refers to a system in which the government grants fishing rights (quotas) to individuals or...
NORGHATI: Developing Sustainable Aquaculture in Ghana
ANALYSIS - Ghana’s economy and communities rely heavily on aquaculture, however the sustainable growth of the industry is hindered by poor quality fingerlings,...
14 January 2016
Damsa Sardines, Mackerel Certified Friend of the Sea
MOROCCO - Sardines and mackerel from Damsa, a Moroccan fish cannery belonging to Copelit Group, have now been certified by Friend of the Sea....
Groups Call for Use of Virus to Rid Australia of Carp
AUSTRALIA - A unique coalition of anglers, farmers and conservationists in Australia have declared that a virus that kills carp should be used to help rid the country's...
Climate Change Could Cut First Nations Fisheries' Catch in Half
CANADA - First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food...
13 January 2016
BFAR Implements Sardine Fishing Ban
PHILIPPINES - The fishery ministry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has implemented a three month closed season for sardine fishing in Sulu Sea...
Real-Time Fishery Management Significantly Reduces Bycatch
CANADA - Using real-time management policies to regulate fisheries can reduce the accidental bycatch of juvenile fish and endangered species with substantially less...
12 January 2016
Scottish Fishing Association to Support Members Becoming RFS Certified
SCOTLAND, UK - The largest fishing association in Scotland, which has approximately 200 members, has committed to supporting all of its members to apply for Responsible...
Friend of the Sea Launches New ‘Non-Entangling FADs’ Standard
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has recently introduced new criteria for the certification of tuna from sustainable fisheries, requiring the use of non-entangling Fish...
ASC Certified Farms Passes 200 Mark
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to announce that more than 200 farms have achieved ASC certification in 28 countries....
Greening Norway’s Salmon Aquaculture
NORWAY - A recently published paper by Professor Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø) explores four government reforms aimed at reducing the ecological footprint...
11 January 2016
New Study Evaluates Europe's Freshwater Mussel Stocks
GERMANY - Mussels are the natural treatment plants of bodies of water and, therefore, just as important as bees. Unfortunately, they are equally threatened: most...
Alaska Fish Factor: Mariculture Industry Passes Big Milestones
US - Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was ok’d by Alaska lawmakers...
Philippines Rushing to get Five-Year Fisheries Plan Ready
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working double-time with the sector for the creation of a five-year national fisheries plan,...
07 January 2016
Mexico Making Progress in Strengthening its Aquaculture Industry
MEXICO - Mexico is making progress in building a more productive and competitive aquaculture sector to help contribute to food security and sustainability....
06 January 2016
Asian Carp Lake Erie Invasion Could Have Varied Effect on Fish
US - If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines...
Cost-Effective New Process gets Chitin Out of Shellfish
GERMANY - Shellfish waste can be cost-effectively used to make bio-based polymers through an innovative process that could help crack open an untapped market....
05 January 2016
Grants Continue to Boost Fiji's Fisheries
FIJI - Fiji's fisheries has received a fourth gift of $102,490 ($F219,969.16) worth of grant in aid equipment from the Republic of Korea since 2012....
04 January 2016
Oceana: Ten Priorities for Oceans in 2016
GLOBAL - Oceana has listed 10 key ocean issues that should be prioritised in 2016, and calls on decision-makers to set ambitious policies for tackling them. ...
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