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Monday, April 14, 2014
Why Not Send Invasive Asian Carp in US Back to Asia?
US - When it comes to fish, not many Americans have much insight or appetite for Asian carp, the invasive species that is wreaking havoc in the US heartland's waterways....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A Lords’ committee report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain...
Mexico Commended for Standing Up for Eco-Safe Tuna Labeling Practices
MEXICO - The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna has praised the Government of Mexico’s decision to continue its decades-long effort to promote a more sustainable approach...
Portrait of Newfoundland Shrimp Fishing
CANADA - The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is releasing the last video of its fish harvesters across Canada series. ...
Have Your Say on New South Wales Commercial Fisheries Reform
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishers and other stakeholders are now encouraged to provide feedback as part of the reform programme for New South Wales commercial fishing,...
A Fisherman’s Story on the Quality and Sustainability of North Sea Haddock
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) has launched a new video that focuses on the role of Scottish fishermen in sustainably harvesting...
Pesquera Catalunya Chilean Mussels go Friend of the Sea Certified
CHILE - Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
How to Apply Good Biosecurity in Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Disease costs the US aquaculture industry alone, millions of dollars a year. In order to try and mitigate disease outbreaks from occurring, it is important...
Marine Harvest Installs Environmentally Friendly Recycled Plastic Decking
SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Harvest has taken advantage of the plastics expertise of Fusion Marine by installing decking made from environmentally friendly recycled plastic...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
End of the Scallop Wars? UK, France to Discuss Sustainable Management Plan
UK and FRANCE - French and British Channel scallop fishers are to come together for the first time to explore a sustainable regional management plan for the scallop...
El Nino Expected to Halve Peru's Fisheries
PERU - Fisheries in Peru are expected to fall by 50 per cent due to the effects of the El Nino phenomenon which is expected to reach the coast of Peru in the coming...
Best Aquaculture Practice Seminars Set For Greece, Turkey In May
GREECE and TURKEY - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division is holding two seminars on responsible aquaculture in the Mediterranean...
Spanish Minister to Protect the Deep Sea
SPAIn - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture,...
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification
CANADA - Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
Delivering for Torres Strait Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A meeting of the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) which oversees commercial and traditional fishing in the Torres Strait will be held today (Wednesday...
Spanish Hake Fishery Awarded MSC Certification
SPAIN - The Grupo Regal line-caught hake (Merluccius merluccius) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: Act Now on Climate Change or Face the Consequences on our Oceans
ANALYSIS - Climate change has been the most talked about topic this last week as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest assessment...
Viet Nam Plans to Build Six Fisheries Logistic Centers
VIET NAM - The Government of Viet Nam has approved a project to set up six fisheries logistic service centers based on key fishing grounds in many regions throughout...
Fisheries Institute to Train Members of the Hake Fishing Fleet
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP), will host a workshop on good management practices...
Congalsa and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to Improve the Sustainability of Seafood
GLOBAL - Congalsa and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) have announced a partnership dedicated to ensuring the ecological sustainability of seafood supplies....
DNA Testing Confirms Friend of the Sea Labelled Fish's Origin
ITALY - DNA analysis carried out in March 2014 by Bicocca University of Milan has confirmed that the sample of Friend of the Sea labelled products tested uses the...
WWF Asks MEP Candidates to Commit to the Environment
EU - WWF has launches its online pledge for candidates and voters for the upcoming European Parliament elections. WWF will ask MEP candidates to commit to nine environmental...
Peruvian Scallop Farm to Enter ASC Assessment
PERU - Peru-based scallop producer, AcuaPesca Group, is the first company in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalve Standard. AcuaPesca is seeking...
Rio Tinto Withdraws from Bristol Bay Pebble Mine Proposal
US - Earthworks has applauded Rio Tinto's withdrawal from the Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Good Western Australia Lobster Season Predicted
AUSTRALIA - There should be better times ahead for Western Australia’s world-renowned rock lobster industry after the most promising results from an assessment...
Decline in Quantity, Quality of Spanish Fish Catch
SPAIN - A study led by researcher Marta Coll and with data from Oceana on the Balearic Islands reveals how the quantity and quality of the catch has been declining...
FAO Workshop to Help Combat Illegal Fishing in Caribbean
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - The Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC), a body of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), convened in...
Fisheries Management Plan for Mullet and Lebrancha
MEXICO - In order to protect populations of mullet and lebrancha, whose fisheries generate more than 3,000 direct jobs and provide the food industry with around...
Alaska Seafood Source Raises over $18,000 Towards Sustainability
US - With Oceana studies showing how "In the US, 80 per cent of seafood is imported, and one-third of seafood is mislabeled," Alaska Seafood Source has developed...
Friday, April 04, 2014
Global Issues of Sustainable Fishing Explored in New Book
A new book exploring some of the crucial issues facing sustainable fishing and the communities it supports across the world has been co-edited by three University...
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