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05 February 2016
John West Australia to Offer World’s Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
AUSTRALIA - John West Australia has completely overhauled its supply chain to bring Australia the world’s largest offering of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)...
New US Seafood Traceability Programme a Step Towards Tackling IUU Fishing
US - A new proposal for creating a US seafood traceability programme — the next step the government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably...
Algae: The Future of Food and Feed?
GLOBAL - From health conscious consumers, to animal feed companies – it seems ‘everyone’ is searching for healthy and affordable sources of alternative protein...
04 February 2016
SPRFMO Keeps Fishing Ban on World’s Largest Fish Factory Ship
GLOBAL - The marine conservation organization Oceana has welcomed the decision made during the last meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization...
New Funding Opportunity Available for Aquaculture Feed and Diagnostic Projects
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has issued an open call for expressions of interest on feed and diagnostic projects....
Chilean Salmon Farms First to Complete BAP Multi-Site Zone Cluster Programme
CHILE - Marine Harvest Chile has completed the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new multi-site zone cluster program, resulting in nine of its salmon farm sites...
INAPRO: Innovating Aquaponics for Water Savings and Sustainable Food Production
EU - What if it were possible to grow fish and vegetables with a low environmental impact, yet almost no need for water input? Discover the potential of an innovative...
03 February 2016
Fiji Developing Aquaculture in a Sustainable Manner
FIJI - The Vanua o Laucala Trust has announced the development of aquaculture in the Northern Division around the islands of Laucala, Qamea, Matagi,Yanuca and other...
Saudi Arabia Aquaculture Commits to Responsible Production
SAUDI ARABIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Aquaculture Society (SAS) in which the country’s...
Weekly Overview: Coalition Aims to Increase Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
ANALYSIS - With the availability of veterinary medicinal products, including vaccines, for use in farmed aquatic animals being very low in the EU, a new coalition...
Global Fish Catch Study is Flawed, say Scientists and Industry
GLOBAL - A new paper led by Daniel Pauly has claimed that the global catch data, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is incorrect and it...
02 February 2016
SeaWeb Announces Winners of 2016 Seafood Champion Awards
GLOBAL - Seafood leaders chose a retail executive who set the bar for sustainable seafood in the United Kingdom, a Cornwall fisherman who influenced EU policy and...
First Ever Social Responsibility in Fisheries Assessment Tool in Development
GLOBAL - The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships (SFP) and Seafish, the authority on seafood in the UK, are partnering...
“Sustainability Barometer” Helps Improve African Aquaculture Management
AFRICA - In order to help tilapia farms in Africa evaluate their farm management plans, a “sustainability barometer” has been designed as part of a project conducted...
SPRFMO Consolidates Commitment to Fisheries Sustainability in the South Pacific
GLOBAL - At its annual meeting, held from 25-29 January in Valdivia, Chile, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted a series...
01 February 2016
New Partnership to Develop Tilapia Feed Mill in Zambia
ZAMBIA - A new joint venture between Nutreco (Skretting Zambia) and African Century Foods (ACF) is looking to construct and operate the first dedicated fish feed...
Sainsbury's is Number 1 UK Retailer for Sustainable Seafood
UK - New figures from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) show that discount supermarket, Lidl has more than doubled its range of sustainably sourced seafood over...
New Coalition Aims to Increase the Availability of Aquaculture Medicines in the EU
EU - A new coalition has been established to try and increase the greater availability of authorised veterinary medicinal products for aquaculture on the market...
WinCo Foods Commits To Four-Star BAP By 2018
As part of its sustainable seafood procurement policy, WinCo Foods has committed to sourcing three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) products by...
29 January 2016
Waitrose Commits to Fishermen Safety Through Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - Waitrose has further cemented its commitment to responsibly sourced seafood with the announcement that British fishing vessels supplying its seafood will need...
New Video Showcases Sustainable Aquaculture in Turkey
US and TURKEY - The US Soybean Export Council has released a new video “Growing the Business of Growing Fish,” showcasing sea bass and sea bream production by...
One of Northern Russia's Oldest Fishing Fleets Achieves MSC Certification
RUSSIA - One of the biggest fisheries in Russia’s Pomorye region (White Sea coast and surrounding areas), Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet (ATF), has been certified to...
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote...
How to Handle Fishing Gear Responsibly
ANALYSIS - A new scheme has been launched on the south coast of England to recycle old fishing nets and fishing gear to prevent it from going to landfill or from...
28 January 2016
MOU Signed to Improve Sustainable Fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic
GLOBAL - Three Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate, support and strengthen the coordination of actions...
Robust Harvest Control Rules are Essential for Indian Ocean Tuna Sustainability
MALDIVES - On 3-4 February 2016, the Maldives will host an important workshop to further advance the understanding of Management Strategy Evaluations (MSEs), with...
Fish Processing Training Boosting Aswan Fisheries Sector
EGYPT - The fish-processing sector in Aswan, Egypt currently consists of around 60 plants that focus mainly on salting, refrigeration and filleting. With one of...
MoU To Help Tilapia Farmers Secure BAP Certification
CHINA - In an effort to increase the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum...
Fishermen Safety at Core of New Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - A new video released by Seafish looks at some of the changes to its Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) including the addition of ethical and welfare criteria....
27 January 2016
Fishing Organisation Calls for Rejection of Restrictive MPA
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging Scottish parliamentarians to support local communities on the West coast by rejecting Scottish...
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