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10 April 2015
Prawn Productivity Improved When Grown With Worms
AUSTRALIA - Growing prawns and worms in the same integrated system can lead to improved productivity and waste management, recent results from a Queensland Department...
Progress Being Made in Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Trade
GLOBAL - The electronic bluefin catch documentation system (eBCD) for Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently being implemented and introduced in many countries in order...
Sanford to Close Christchurch Mussel Plant
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand sustainable seafood company Sanford is to close its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a reduction in crop supply....
Fish Follow Edges of Erratic Dead Zones in Great Lakes
US - Dead zones caused by oxygen depletion can be extremely variable and fast-moving in Lake Erie, but fish tend to cluster around the zone edges, according to new...
09 April 2015
Government Go-Ahead Still Needed for New Fisheries Policy
INDIA - The draft Fisheries Policy from the state of Odisha is still waiting on approval from the state government's finance department, despite being submitted...
08 April 2015
Malaysian Authorities Detain Illegal Fishing Boat
MALAYSIA - Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed action by Malaysian authorities who detained...
S. Korea, China to Hold Joint Illegal Fishing Inspection in Yellow Sea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China will hold a joint inspection of fishing boats operating in their shared waters in the Yellow Sea this week, a move aimed at reducing...
MacAlister Elliott & Partners Launches New Fisheries Certification Services Company
UK - MacAlister Elliott & Partners Ltd (MEP) has launched a new standalone conformity assessment body to accommodate the growing demand for fisheries and aquaculture...
Strong King Salmon Forces Early Closure for Trollers
US - Strong king salmon harvest has forced an early closure for trollers in south east Alaska, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight...
NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries...
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
New Research Finds Fish Biomass Increases Even When Food, Energy are Constant
SWEDEN - To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a...
Caribbean Urged to Develop its Aquaculture
CARIBBEAN - Fisheries officials who spoke at the 13th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, held in St. George’s, Grenada, earlier this week, highlighted the...
First Ever European Anchovy Fishery Receives Sustainable Certification
SPAIN - The first ever European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainability....
Countries to be Held Liable for Illegal Fishing by their Fleets
GLOBAL - An international tribunal has ruled that countries can be held liable for not taking necessary measures to prevent illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU)...
Fishing Worsens Forage Fish Population Collapses
US - Fishing has exacerbated collapses in forage fish populations, leading to a need for more sustainable management practices, shows a new study from the University...
Weekly Overview: US Reveals Plan to Combat, Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic Bacteria has set out two main targets that will help the country tackle antibiotic...
02 April 2015
First Indian Shrimp Group Achieve BAP Four Star Status
INDIA - Penver Products Ltd. is the first group in India to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, from the Global...
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
Environmental Labelling of Fish Considered in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is mulling a proposal to include environmental impact information on the labelling of aquaculture produce....
EU Fisheries Committee Votes on Baltic Sea Plan
EU - The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on a management plan for sustainable fisheries in the Baltic....
31 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Forecast Seafood Production Figures Revealed in New Trade Map
ANALYSIS -Rabobank has forecast that Global Atlantic salmon production will reach 3 million tonnes by 2020 and that global farmed whitefish production (catfish,...
First Oyster Farm Certified to ASC Bivalves Standard
JERSEY - The Jersey Oyster Company has become the first oyster farm in the world to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard for responsible bivalve...
Scientists Agree Juvenile Fish Need Protection in the Strait of Sicily
ITALY - Fisheries scientists from Mediterranean countries have given their approval to the Oceana proposal to close nursery areas in the Strait of Sicily in order...
South Korea Making Progress in Bluefin Tuna Farming Development
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean government is aiming to successfully develop bluefin tuna farming in Jeju, by forming a research cluster comprised of government research...
EU Parliament to Decide on Baltic Sea Multiannual Plan
EU - Today, 31 March, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament will vote on a multiannual management plan for the fisheries in the Baltic Sea, critical...
30 March 2015
Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing...
Pacific Partnerships Key to Sustainable Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, is in Honiara this week to meet with Pacific Island Fisheries Ministers...
Oceana Hosts “Fashions for the Future” Event to Support Marine Conservation
UK - Young philanthropists, activists, and fashion designers gathered in London for the Oceana Junior Council’s “Fashions for the Future” event to support...
First Inshore Fisheries Sustainability ‘Roadmaps’ Unveiled
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, alongside the Marine Stewardship Council, has announced its findings from a three year project which, for the first...
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