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Monday, May 26, 2014
Seasonal Prohibition on the Possession of Queen Conch to Begin Soon
US - NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen that fishing for or possessing queen conch on board a fishing vessel is prohibited from 12:01 a.m., local time, June 1 through...
EU Prioritises High Control Standards for 2014 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Season
EU - The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to implementing the international control measures for Bluefin tuna during the 2014 main fishing season....
Friday, May 23, 2014
Will the EU Implement the Electronic Bluefin Catch Documentation to save Atlantic Bluefin Tuna?
ANALYSIS - The eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna is showing some positive signs of recovery five years after the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Debate on GMO Fish, Food Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered Sunday, April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg, New York City, US, to debate...
Government to Enforce Temporary Fishing Ban in Davao
PHILIPPINES - Following the success of the closed season in Zamboanga last year against overfishing, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is closing...
Securing the Sustainability of the Unregulated Jonah Crab Fishery
US - Market demand for the Jonah crab has more than quadrupled during the last 20 years, but the fishery still lacks a management plan to monitor and protect it...
New Indonesian Pole and Line Association Officially Inaugurated at International Coastal Tuna Business Forum
INDONESIA - On 19 and 20 May, 2014, Indonesia’s commercial fishing and processing sectors met with leading international tuna brands, retailers, government officials...
UK Urged to Champion Deep-sea Conservation in Northeast Atlantic
UK - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition has called on the UK government to lead the effort at European Council to phase-out deep-sea bottom trawling in the Northeast...
Global Freshwater Conservation Gains Momentum Among UN Countries
GLOBAL - Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
MSD Showcasing Support Packages and Treatments at Aquaculture UK
UK - MSD Animal Health the UK’s leading supplier of vaccines and pharmaceutical products for the aquaculture industry, will be located at stand 75 at AQUACULTURE...
Better Science for Better Fisheries Management
US - Cod fishing in New Eng­land has steadily declined over the past three decades. It’s esti­mated that hun­dreds of people have lost their jobs as a result...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Weekly Overview: Fisheries and Aquaculture Playing an Important Role in Feeding the World
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, more people than ever before around the world are relying on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful...
Fishing Industry Expecting the Worst El Niño in Decades
US - Atlantic cod prices have been driven higher and there is a 65 per cent chance of transition to El Niño this summer which could be the worst El Niño in decades,...
Monday, May 19, 2014
Garfish Fishery Closure Hopes to Recover Stocks
AUSTRALIA - Seasonal closures to commercial Garfish fishing in South Australia came into force at noon on 16 May, in a move to promote the recovery of Southern Garfish...
New Report Highlights Growing Role of Fish in Feeding the World
GLOBAL - More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the...
Vaccination of Farmed Fish Good for Animals and Thus for Humans
NETHERLANDS - More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks and the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing....
European Maritime Day 2014: Innovating for a Sustainable Use of Our Oceans
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is participating on Monday May 19 in the European Maritime Day organised in Bremen, Germany. ...
Sri Lankan Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish Certified Friend of the Sea
SRI LANKA - Sri Lankan company Lihini Sea foods (pvt) Ltd. positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and swordfish (Xiphias...
Friday, May 16, 2014
EU Eyes Oceans Innovation as Source of Sustainable Growth
EU - Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. If we manage them in a responsible manner, they can provide sources of food, medicine and energy while...
Urgent Measures Need to be Taken to Save Pacific Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The most recent scientific data confirms that the highly sought after Pacific bluefin tuna is highly overfished and at threat and despite the science available,...
ICES Raises Recommended NE Atlantic Mackerel Catch
GLOBAL - The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has just published a new recommendation on the status of the North East Atlantic mackerel....
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Ban on Discarding Fish May Prove Harmful to Wildlife
UK - New rules banning fishermen from throwing away unwanted fish they have caught could harm wildlife – and fail to improve fish stocks, a University of Strathclyde...
European Commission Proposes Full Ban on Driftnets
EU - The European Commission wants to prohibit the use of any kind of driftnets for fishing in all EU waters as of 1 January 2015. Although rules are already in...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping on May 15, 2014
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced that federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local...
Fish Farmers Compensated for Pollution
VIET NAM - The head of a rogue waste-treatment company who earlier admitted dumping polluted waste water into a canal in the southern province of Dong Nai, has agreed...
Louisiana Fisheries Department Adopts Seafood Certification Programme Rule Changes
US - Based on feedback from the seafood industry, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has adopted programme rule changes to their Louisiana Wild Seafood...
Manno's Brothers Deep-water Rose Shrimps now Sustainably Certified
ITALY - Manno's Brothers (Fratelli Manno), fishing in the Tyrrhenian Sea (GSA 9), is the first Italian company that positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sustainable Seafood Day Addresses Traceability, Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Future of Fish and Sustainable Seafood Week NYC teamed up to address topics in sustainable seafood that are critical to food industry professionals, writes...
More ASC Certified Salmon Soon Available in the Market
BELGIUM - Lerøy Seafood Group and Bureau Veritas hosted a joint ceremony at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels last week to celebrate that three Lerøy Aurora farms...
Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Project Continues with C$30,000 Investment
CANADA - Research aimed at protecting coastal environments and aquaculture sites from the impact of aquatic invasive species will continue this year with an investment...
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