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30 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Start up in Winter
US- Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case....
24 December 2014
Clearwater Seafoods Wins Rabobank Innovation Award
US - Clearwater Seafoods has received the Rabobank Innovation Award at a reception hosted by the financial institution in New York City. The Innovation Award is...
New Fishing Net Trial to Reduce Turtle Deaths
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is proposing to undertake a trial in Port Stephens to reduce the incidence of marine turtles drowning in recreational...
23 December 2014
Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development
GLOBAL - Marcos Moya will be joining the Global Aquaculture Alliance as manager of the BAP facilities development business unit, effective 1 January, 2015....
Conservation Measures for Irish Lobster and Shrimp Fisheries Introduced
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has signed into law, conservation measures as part of an integrated package to protect...
22 December 2014
Government to Set Up Wild Salmon Decline Committee
CANADA - The federal government is to set up an advisory committee made up of members from the four Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and First Nations to address the serious...
Seafish Assesses Ethical Issues in the UK Seafood Supply Chain
UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to assess the ethical issues that are now, or could in the future, impact on the UK seafood supply...
Northern Ireland Inshore Fisheries Report Published
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has published DARD’s response to the consultation on a Sustainable Development Strategy for the north’s...
New Molecular Marker Could Revolutionise Fisheries Management
AUSTRALIA - A molecular marker that turns snapper eggs a fluorescent blue could revolutionise fisheries management for a number of Australian commercial species....
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Innovators Finding Use for Fish Waste
US - Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up...
19 December 2014
Iowa State University Producing Fish Feed from Local Agricultural Products
US - Researchers at Iowa State University are creating sustainable fish feed from local agricultural commodities, helping farmers find new revenue streams whilst...
Prince Albert II of Monaco Pledges Support for Global Ocean Commission
MONACO - Prince Albert II of Monaco has pledged his support for the Global Ocean Commission, with the Prince Albert II Foundation on 2 December 2014 at the Musée...
Brussels Deal to Boost Scottish Fishing Fleet
SCOTLAND, UK - The deal agreed in Brussels will be worth an additional £10 million next year to Scotland's whitefish and prawn fleets according to initial estimates....
18 December 2014
New Indoor Project Brings Shrimp Farming to Colder Climates
LATVIA - A shrimp farming project is currently underway in Riga, Latvia, producing high quality shrimp in a Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS)....
US Releases Key Recommendations to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud, co-chaired by the Departments of State and Commerce, has...
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Welcomes New Fisheries Experts
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has added two new senior staff members, Jose Parajua and Geoff Tingley....
Over 100 Fish Farms Committing to Sustainable Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And,...
ASC to Harmonise its Eight Aquaculture Standards
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is starting a project that will harmonise the structure and content of its eight farm standards to create one...
Australians Asked to Help Stop Spread of Tilapia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking assistance from the public to help stop the spread of tilapia, one of the world's most invasive...
Iglo Group Rolls Out MSC Label in Europe
EUROPE - The New Year will see Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen foods business, roll out the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) blue ecolabel on pack for...
17 December 2014
Changes in Seafloor Communities Can Lead to Skinny Fish
UK - It has long been known that bottom trawl fisheries not only extract fish from the sea, but also leave a trail of unwanted consequences. Non-target animals are...
Spanish Fisheries Must Find Sustainability, Socioeconomic Balance
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has stated that Spain shares the European Commission's objective of achieving...
Irish Minister Secures Good Deal for Whitefish Fishermen
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has secured a much improved outcome for the Irish whitefish industry at the recent fisheries...
16 December 2014
New Feed Technology to Improve Sustainable Aquaculture in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - As the global population grows, so does the demand for fish and the pressure on aquaculture to increase productivity. This is particularly true in Viet...
Scottish and French Pelagic Fleets Join Blue Whiting Assessment
SCOTLAND and FRANCE - Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)....
15 December 2014
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Maria Damanaki to Lead The Nature Conservancy’s Global Oceans Programme
GLOBAL - Maria Damanaki, former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and an experienced leader in public service, will join the Nature...
Sensible Approach to Discard Ban Implementation Needed
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking ahead of the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead is pushing for a sensible approach to discard...
12 December 2014
Research Underway to Develop Improved Soybean Meal for Aquaculture
US - As the demand for sustainable fish feed rises, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) is funding research to develop technology that can remove anti-nutritional factors...
Mexico to Regulate Geoduck Fishing Industry
MEXICO - In order to contribute to better growth and sustainable development of the country's fisheries sector, the Federal Government has published specifications...
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