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18 March 2016
Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS Confirmed Friend of the Sea
NORWAY - Coldwater Prawns of Norway AS positively concluded Friend of the Sea renewal audit for its cold water prawns (Pandalus borealis). Derived products can proudly...
Consumer Trust in Seafood Labelling Growing
GLOBAL - More than 99 per cent of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabeled products are correctly labeled, according to DNA test results released by the MSC....
Lake Huron's Chinook Salmon Fishery Unlikely to Recover
US - Lake Huron's Chinook salmon fishery will likely never return to its glory days because the lake can no longer support the predatory fish's main food source,...
New Research Challenges the Effect of Sharks, Rays on Oyster and Shellfish Industries
ANALYSIS - The arguments continue to rage about the actual role that ‘keystone’ species, such as sharks, play in ecosystems rather than popular perceptions about...
17 March 2016
Winter Environmental Conditions Can be Used to Predict European Anchovy Stock
EU - The European anchovy is one of the most important small pelagic fish in the Adriatic Sea, but the size of the stock can fluctuate year on year. This study...
Macduff Shellfish Makes Sustainable Appointment
SCOTLAND and CANADA - Wild caught shellfish processor Macduff Shellfish, which was bought by Canadian-based Clearwater Seafoods in a £98.4m deal last year, has...
National Fish & Seafood Helping Black Tiger Shrimp Farmers Achieve Sustainable Practice
VIETNAM - The National Fish and Seafood (NF&S) company is helping 824 black tiger shrimp farms in Vietnam's Ca Mau province achieve sustainable certification through...
16 March 2016
Omarsa Becomes First in Ecuador to Offer Four-Star BAP Shrimp
ECUADOR - Omarsa S.A. is the first Ecuadorian shrimp supplier to receive the highest achievement in the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification...
Tristan International Tuna Now Friend of the Sea Certified
US - American company Tristan International positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for yellowfin and bigeye tuna. Derived products can carry the Friend of...
Nothing to Stop Cobia Becoming Invasive in East Pacific, says Scientist
PANAMA - Scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have responded to claims that their recent comments over the invasive potential of cobia are...
15 March 2016
Weekly Overview: US Aquaculture Health Standards Pilot Shows Economic Benefits
ANALYSIS - A new project by the US National Aquaculture Association alongside USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS Veterinary Services) has...
Three Strategies for Adapting Farmed Fish to Climate Change
NORWAY - Climate change has already begun to significantly affect aquaculture, according to FAO. Although challenging, climate change may introduce opportunities...
Scottish Pelagic Fishing Group Committed to a Sustainable Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG), which represents those involved in the catching, processing and marketing of herring, mackerel and...
Desert Cactus Used to Purify Water for Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
US - Farm-grown fish are an important source of food with significant and worldwide societal and economic benefits, but the fish that come from these recirculating...
Improving US Aquaculture Health through Programme Standards
US - Having healthy fish is at the core of a successful aquaculture operation. With this in mind, the National Aquaculture Association (NAA) alongside USDA’s Animal...
Changes in Aquaculture Feed May Impact Seafood Nutritional Benefits
US - New research published in the journal Environment International has suggested that a move toward plant-based feeds in quaculture alters the environmental footprint...
14 March 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Permit Values Plummet
US - Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet....
Maine Farmed Salmon Earns “Good Alternative” Rating
US - The Maine Aquaculture Association is proud that the Monterey Bay Aquarium just announced that Maine Farmed Atlantic Salmon has been given a “Good Alternative”...
European Commission Presents New Fisheries Conservation Measures
EU - The European Commission has presented a proposal for new conservation measures for fisheries in European seas. This proposal builds on the Commission's Better...
11 March 2016
Austral Fisheries Goes Carbon Neutral
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Austral Fisheries has become the world’s first seafood sector company to go carbon neutral....
Overfishing Devastates Spawning Aggregations
GLOBAL - Globally declining fish populations are a frequently cited ecological and commercial calamity, but relatively little attention has been paid to the specific...
Could a New Fatty Mackerel Take Off in Japan?
JAPAN - For the first time, Japan is farming a rare type of fatty mackerel known as suma, or eastern little tuna. Following its first appearance in stores on January...
10 March 2016
Friend of the Sea First Sustainable Seafood Programme Recognised by EU National Accreditation Body
EU - Friend of the Sea is the first certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to have achieved official endorsement by an EU National...
Taylor Shellfish First in US to Achieve ASC Certification
US - Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first US grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State....
Marine Protected Areas Intensify Cooperation and Competition
US - Marine protected areas generate both extreme cooperation and extreme competition among fishers. When these behaviors remain in balance, they can lead to better...
09 March 2016
US Ratify International Effort to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact....
Australia Launches Aquaculture Challenge for Indian Ocean
INDIA - In order to promote sustainable aquaculture practices, the Australian government has launched an aquaculture challenge for the Indian Ocean Region that seeks...
08 March 2016
MSC Certified Fisheries Minimise Impacts on the Arctic
GLOBAL - MSC certified fisheries in the Barents Sea are some of the most well managed in the world and are taking action to ensure the long-term health of sensitive...
European Commission Adopts Action Plan for Dutch Fisheries
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has adopted an action plan to boost fisheries control in the Netherlands....
Mexican Shrimp Fishery Achieves Fair Trade Certification
MEXICO - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), in partnership with Fair Trade USA, has announced that a Mexican shrimp fishery involved in a long-term fishery...
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