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19 June 2015
New System Improves EU Fisheries Data Access
EU - The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation, upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of the data for fisheries....
Is Sustainable Aquaculture Possible in Europe?
EU - Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal sector of worldwide food production. But, in Europe — in contrast with the rest of the world — the sector is stagnating...
NOW Foods Certfied Sustainable for Krill Oil Products
US - US nutrition company NOW® has gained the Friend of the Sea certification for its krill oil products. ...
Scientists Find New Ways of Identifying Fish Age, Population Location
AUSTRALIA - Australian fisheries scientists have recently completed a world-first research project that will help to rapidly estimate the age of fish....
18 June 2015
Experts Campaign to Reduce Damage from Lost Fishing Gear
SPAIN - Experts from the University of Barcelona have started a campaign to reduce the impact of lost fishing gear on the environment....
Fish Ear Stone Chemistry Relationship with Environment Revealed
UK - Scientists at the University of Southampton have found a way to pry into the private lives of fish - by looking in their ears....
Minister Calls for Staged New Rules for Setting Fish Quotas and Ending Discards
IRELAND - Minister Simon Coveney has outlined the major issues of importance for Ireland in the preparation for setting Quotas for 2016 at the EU Agriculture and...
17 June 2015
Cornish Hake Fishery Certified Sustainable by MSC
UK - The first hake fishery in the UK has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. ...
£1.7m Lottery Grant to Protect Threatened Marine Life
UK - The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £1.7million to “Capturing our Coast”, a project designed to explore how the marine environment is responding...
16 June 2015
Indonesia Commits to Sustainable Tuna by End of 2015
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has announced that by the end of 2015, the country's pole-and-line and handline tuna fisheries,...
Russian Ban on Estonian, Latvian Fish on EU Fisheries Council Agenda
EU - The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will take place in Luxembourg today (16 June 2015), with 2016 fishing opportunities, the European Fisheries Fund and...
Online 'Vessel Check' Tool Helps Prevent Invasive Marine Pests
AUSTRALIA - A new online risk assessment tool will help the fishing, shipping and boating industry protect Western Australia’s marine environment from invasive...
Draft Plan for Sustainable Irish Aquaculture Development Up for Public Review
IRELAND - A public consultation on a draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development proposing 24 actions and initiatives to boost the sustainable...
15 June 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Setnetting May Soon be Banned in Parts of Alaska
US - A one handed clap best describes the reaction to the 43,000 signature drop off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means...
Cermaq Canada Certifies Multiple Farms to ASC Standard
CANADA - Cermaq Canada has become the first company in Canada to have multiple sites certified to the ASC standard....
Fish Declines Linked to Excess Nutrients in Coastal Estuaries
US - Links between nutrient runoff from coastal land use, the health of the estuary as a nursery for young fish, and the abundance of fish in an offshore commercial...
Government, Researchers Discuss Hilsa Fish Conservation Proposal
BANGLADESH - Officials from the Department of Fisheries have welcomed researchers, practitioners and representatives from the Government of Bangladesh, including...
Disappointment as Negotiations Fail to Limit Greenland's Salmon Catch
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has stated that it is very disappointed over the failure of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO)...
Fisheries Benefit from Rights-Based Management
GLOBAL - Effective fisheries reform measures give fishers more ownership over their area, giving them strong incentives for conservation, shows a new study from...
12 June 2015
Fishermen's Federation Unhappy Over New MPA Management Measures
UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has expressed disbelief and anger at the new management measures for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters...
Cook Islands Albacore Longline Fishery Achieves Sustainable Certification
COOK ISLANDS - The Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) South Pacific albacore longline fishery has become the first Chinese tuna fleet to be certified by...
Indonesia Develops Tuna Harvest Strategies
INDONESIA - Indonesia has embarked on an ambitious program to develop harvest strategies for its tropical tuna fisheries in archipelagic waters, to ensure that these...
Future Food Security Requires a New Food System
ANALYSIS - Increasing demand for food and changes in the way we live mean that we need to make some big changes in the food supply chain, according to David Evans...
Melghat Farmers’ Eye Sustainable Fishing Technique
INDIA - In order to try and save the environment from further deterioration, Melghat fishermen are being taught more sustainable fishing methods....
Asda Joins as Sponsor for 2015 World Seafood Congress
UK - The World Seafood Congress (WSC) has announced Asda, as its latest high-profile sponsor....
11 June 2015
Research Begins on Closed-Containment Systems for Atlantic Salmon
NORWAY - Eight year research by four Norwegian research institutions into developing closed-containment systems for Atlantic Salmon has now begun at a newly opened...
World’s Largest Rainbow Trout Producer Earns BAP Certification
US - All of Clear Springs Foods's domestic rainbow trout farms have now attained Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, making it the world’s first rainbow...
Warmer, Lower Oxygen Waters to Move Fish Habitats
US - University of Washington researchers and collaborators have found that the warmer water temperatures predicted in future will speed up animals' metabolic need...
Singapore, FAO Collaborate on Illegal Fishing
SINGAPORE - Singapore and the FAO are to work together to improve food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, with a special focus on food safety and fisheries,...
10 June 2015
Mediterranean Acts to Improve Sustainable Fisheries Management
EU - The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean has adopted a set of recommendations based on proposals for improved fisheries management made by the...
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