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20 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global...
19 September 2016
EU to Host 'Our Ocean' 2017 Conference in Malta
EU - The next 'Our Ocean' conference will be hosted by the EU and is to take place in Malta....
Guyana Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
GUYANA - Guyana has signed an agreement with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that will allow the country to prevent, deter and eliminate...
Alaska Fish Factor: Tanner Crab Fishery Awaits Revival
US - Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round....
16 September 2016
Pacific Ocean Culture to Support Fiji's Aquaculture Sector
FIJI - A new partnership has been formed between Pacific Ocean Culture ltd and Fiji National University to develop aquaculture in the country....
Russia’s Western Kamchatka Salmon Fishery Achieves Sustainable Certification
RUSSIA - The Russian VA-Delta Western Kamchatka salmon fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard....
Track Commercial Fishing Activity in Almost Real-Time
GLOBAL - A new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing...
15 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said...
Hydrogen Energy Being Tested in the Spanish Aquaculture Sector
SPAIN - Experts from the LIFE AQUASEF project are looking at more economic and sustainable energy alternatives for the aquaculture sector....
14 September 2016
ASC, Tao Ran Cooperation to Push ASC Growth in China
CHINA - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has formed a partnership with Qingdao Tao Ran Environmental Science and Technology (Tao Ran), a professional Chinese...
Prevention is Better than Medicine on Shrimp Farms
ECUADOR - Disease challenges that have affected a number of key shrimp production regions around the world in recent years have increased the focus on producing...
MSC Working Hard to Ensure Certification Requirements are Effective and Adhered To
GLOBAL - Catches of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified tuna are kept separate from non-certified tuna and on-board observers check requirements of the certification...
13 September 2016
OPAGAC Raises Questions of MSC Certified FAD-Free Tuna
SPAIN - The Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) has published an article in the international scientific journal Marine Policy questioning the...
Danish North Sea Cod Certified Sustainable
DENMARK - The Danish North Sea cod fishery has achieved long awaited MSC certification....
Weekly Overview: Climate Change May Lead to $10 billion in Losses for Fishing Industry
ANALYSIS - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new study...
12 September 2016
Ocean Warming Disastrous for Indian Ocean Species and Ecosystem
INDIA - Ocean warming, which is already affecting humans, fish stocks and crop yields while posing the threats of more extreme weather events and increased risk...
09 September 2016
Future Fisheries Can Expect $10 billion in Losses From Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, and countries that are most...
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role...
07 September 2016
EU Tackling Illegal Fishing in Western Africa
EU - A four-day campaign co-funded by the EU against illegal fishing off the West Africa Coast has shown concrete results in tackling illegal fishing in Western...
06 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Seaweed Farming Industry Advised to Avoid Common Pitfalls
ANALYSIS - The rapid growth of the seaweed farming industry means it a could easily and needlessly drop into some of the same pitfalls previously experienced in...
Inland Aquaculture Looks Promising for Food Security in Solomon Islands
SOLOMON ISLANDS - By 2030, the Solomon Islands is expected to have a shortfall in food fish supply of 6000 to 20,000 metric tons, driven by a growing population,...
UK Government Announces Plan to Ban Microbeads
UK - The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads in order to protect marine...
05 September 2016
Pacifical Launches Social Guidelines For Its Sustainable Tuna Fisheries
GLOBAL - Pacifical cv has launched Social Accountability Guidelines for all vessels involved in its MSC certified sustainable tuna fishery....
Countries Fail Again to Agree Recovery Plan for Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - Members of the Northern Committee (NC) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have again failed to agree an urgently needed recovery...
Seaweed Farming Industry Advised to Avoid Common Pitfalls
GLOBAL - A rising number of valuable uses being found for seaweed is driving the rapid growth of the seaweed farming industry that could easily and needlessly drop...
02 September 2016
Closing High Sea to Fishing Could Increase Fish Catches in Coastal Waters
CANADA - Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, compensating for expected losses due to climate change, finds...
Climate Change Impacts Need to be Mitigated to Save Fishing Communities
GLOBAL - With fisheries and aquaculture emerging as transformational forces for African economies, more needs to be done to mitigate the impacts of climate change...
01 September 2016
Over $2.4 Million Available for Bycatch Reduction Projects
US - NOAA Fisheries is awarding more than $2.4 million to partners around the country to support innovative bycatch reduction research projects through its Bycatch...
Aquaculture Project Helps Strike Balance Between Environment and Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's new red tape 'flying squad' has already identified areas to streamline approvals and provide greater certainty for...
Could Vegetarian Fish Be a Thing of the Future? Latest Efforts from Japan
JAPAN - One area of aquaculture that continues to draw attention is the replacement of fishmeal and fish oil with alternative sources such as plant or soybean feed....
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