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20 April 2016
More Offshore Waters Opening in Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - From 1 May, more than one million square kilometres of additional offshore waters near southern and eastern Australia will open to mid-water trawling...
19 April 2016
Skipjack Tuna Fishery Maintains Certification, Yellowfin Suspended
MALDIVES - A recent independent audit of the Maldives pole and line skipjack tuna fishery has determined the fishery continues to meet the high bar set by the Marine...
WAVMA's First Online Congress to Cover Sustainability in Aquatic Medicine
GLOBAL - The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) is set to host its first online Congress in 2016 with support from veterinary digital content supplier...
Weekly Overview: New Report Highlights Sustainability Challenges on Shrimp Farms
ANALYSIS - A new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia which require environmental improvements...
18 April 2016
International Prize for Improving Kenyan Aquaculture Sustainability Idea
KENYA - Two environmental science students at the Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University have won an international prize for their idea to make...
New Feeding Strategy a Boost for Yellowtail Kingfish Industry
AUSTRALIA - A new feeding strategy for yellowtail kingfish has delivered rapid results and the potential for a $2 million boost for the state's industry....
15 April 2016
New Report Highlights Environmental Sustainability Challenges on Asian Shrimp Farms
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has completed its first-ever sector report on shrimp aquaculture in Southeast Asia, identifying geographical...
Bumble Bee and Pacifical Make Sustainable Seafood Commitment
US - Bumble Bee Seafoods, North America’s premium seafood company, has signed an agreement with Pacifical to purchase and promote MSC (Marine Stewardship Council)...
Calysta FeedKind Protein is Proven Sustainable Alternative to Conventional Fish Feeds
US - Leading sustainability advisor The Carbon Trust has assessed Calysta’s FeedKind™ protein against a number of key sustainability metrics, finding that it...
14 April 2016
Only Two Weeks Remaining to Enter Aquaculture Feed Competition
GLOBAL - There are just over two weeks remaining to enter the F3 (Fish-Free Feed) Challenge. ...
Choke Stocks’ Could Wreak Havoc on Fishing Fleets
SCOTLAND, UK - Overcoming the impact of so-called ‘choke stocks’ will be one of the principal challenges facing fisheries managers to ensure the discard ban...
Sea Change Champion Award 2016 Looking for Best Practice in Tackling Ghost Fishing Gear
UK - World Animal Protection UK is looking for examples of fishing best practice in tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear, for entry into its Sea Change Champion...
Join Us for the 'Microalgae Industry: Myths and Realities' Webinar
GLOBAL - TheFishSite has successfully delivered a range of aquaculture focused webinars on topics such as sustainability and fish health and welfare. The next webinar,...
13 April 2016
European Commission Should Ensure Arctic Fishing is in Line with EU Rules
EU - The European Union should permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic only if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters. This...
Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
12 April 2016
Japanese Oyster Farm Celebrates ASC Certification
JAPAN - Just five years after the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami, the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries are stronger than ever and celebrating a major...
Purposeful Brand – Values, Profits and Lessons from the Street
GLOBAL - The talk of purpose is everywhere; from Apple’s Tim Cook telling shareholders not in favor of his green energy plan to “get out of this stock” to...
08 April 2016
EU Reaches Deal on Bluefin Tuna Recovery Plan
EU - On 6 April 2016, the Netherlands Presidency and European Parliament representatives reached an agreement in principle on a proposal aimed at implementing measures...
07 April 2016
China Skipper Workshop to Mitigate Bycatch in Tuna Fisheries
CHINA - On April 6, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) will expand its global series of skipper workshops to China for the first time since...
06 April 2016
European Marine Sector Receives Over €7.5m for Sustainable Growth
EU - The European Commission is investing over €7.5 million to boost innovation and create jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. The money is available under...
05 April 2016
Norwegian Government Approves World's First 'Offshore' Aquaculture Project
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway's first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime...
Reducing Bycatch in Shrimp Trawlers: Could Efforts in North Carolina Provide a Solution?
US - Last summer, modified trawl nets that were able to significantly reduce the amount of bycatch in shrimp nets drew much attention. Bonnie Waycott reports for...
04 April 2016
Immediate Fish Discards Ban May Destabilise Marine Ecosystems
EU - Discarding is seen as wasteful, but banning the practice would remove an important food source for many marine organisms. A new study modelled the effects of...
Oceana Urges Chile to Take Urgent Measures for Fisheries
CHILE - The international marine conservation organization Oceana is calling upon the Chilean Government to adopt drastic measures in the form of management and...
01 April 2016
Producing Quality Seafood
NORWAY - “If you don’t keep the quality of the fish – you’re failing!” says Jan Roger Lerbukt, CEO of Norwegian fishing company Hermes....
UK Government Recommends Eating Sustainably Sourced Fish
UK - The UK government has updated its official healthy eating guidelines. The guidelines now recommend that consumers choose fish from sustainable sources....
31 March 2016
Rights-Based Management Could Double Fish Biomass
US - New groundbreaking research shows that with improved fishing approaches, compared to business as usual, the majority of the world's wild fisheries could be...
New Report Hopes to Inspire Confidence in Fish Sales
US - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released details about its most recent DNA test results that show 99.6 per cent of MSC labeled products are correctly...
30 March 2016
Sea Value Latest to Join International Pole & Line Foundation
THAILAND - Sea Value PLC, one of Thailand’s leading tuna processors, has become the newest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit...
29 March 2016
Cuba Makes Important Step in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
CUBA - Cuba has helped to edge forward global efforts targeting illegal fishing by acceding to a FAO-brokered international pact that now requires the adherence...
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