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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Deep-Water Grouper Fishing in South Atlantic Closes 10 July 2014
US - Commercial harvest of deep-water grouper in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on July 10, 2014. ...
First Freshwater Fishery in Western Hemisphere Certified as Sustainable
CANADA - The Waterhen Lake walleye and northern pike gillnet commercial fishery in Manitoba, Canada, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
DNA Testing Ensuring a Sustainable Aquaculture Industry
AUSTRALIA - DNA-based molecular assessment of marine sediments adjacent to finfish farms is ensuring the sustainability of South Australia’s fishing grounds....
Mud Cockle Total Allowable Catch Reduced for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial Mud Cockle fishing arrangements have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability of the fishery....
Fighting Malnutrition Around the World with Salmon By-Products
SCOTLAND - Scottish salmon farming company Loch Duart Ltd has signed a groundbreaking supply agreement with CellsUnited Ltd, a company pioneering new developments...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Fish Health Handbook Available to Indian Fish, Shrimp Farmers
ANALYSIS - Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (KUFOS), India, has released a handbook to help farmers identify diseases in fish and shrimp, writes...
EC Confirms 91% of Mediterranean Fish Stocks are Overfished
EUROPE - Oceana has proposed a set of measures to tackle the alarming amount of overfishing occuring in the Mediterranean Sea, which affects 88 out of 97 of assessed...
Asda Becomes First Supermarket to Release Fish Sources Data
UK - Asda has become the first supermarket to publish comprehensive and independent data on the fisheries that supply the company, allowing customers to see how...
New Sustainable Seafood Guide for Hong Kong Consumers
HONG KONG - WWF has published a new sustainable Seafood Guide for consumers in Hong Kong based upon scientific assessments of the main fish and shellfish supply...
Sustainable Management for Outer Hebrides Crabs and Lobsters
SCOTLAND - Improving the sustainability of the Outer Hebrides’ shellfish fisheries is the aim of a new consultation....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Global Salmon Initiative Expands Presence with Addition of New Companies
GLOBAL - Huon Aquaculture, New Zealand King Salmon and Ventisqueros, from Tasmania, New Zealand and Chile respectively are the latest farmed salmon producers to...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Greenpeace Calls on Canadian Supermarkets to Protect Oceans
CANADA - A report by Greenpeace on the sustainability of seafood in Canadian supermarkets has called on the retailers to take more action to protect the oceans....
First Australian Firm Joins Global Salmon Initiative
AUSTRALIA - Huon Aquaculture announces it is the first Australian salmon producer to join the ranks of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI)....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Huon Aquaculture Launches A$3.35-Million Salmon Feed Barge
AUSTRALIA - Tasmania-based Huon Aquaculture has launched the first of four state-of-the-art feed barges built by local steel fabrication company Haywards. ...
British Columbia's Salmon Farmers Welcome New Regulations
CANADA - Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations, which she says will modernise...
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Changes in Forage Fish Abundance Alter Atlantic Cod Distribution, Affect Fishery Success
US - A shift in the prey available to Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine that began nearly a decade ago contributed to the controversy that surrounded the 2011 assessment...
New Method to Grow Stem Cells Can Regenerate Whole Fish
US - Zebrafish, a model organism that plays an important role in biological research and the discovery and development of new drugs and cell-based therapies, can...
Climate Change Could Stop Fish Finding their Friends
AUSTRALIA - Like humans, fish prefer to group with individuals with whom they are familiar, rather than strangers. ...
French Seafood Trade Debates Yield and Waste Reduction
FRANCE - As seafood becomes an ever increasing valuable source of protein with rising demand, production yield is a topic of great importance at all levels of the...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Marine Reserves a Haven Teeming with Large Snapper
NEW ZEALAND - A new study led by scientists from Massey University’s Coastal-Marine Research Group (CMRG) has estimated the effects of three Hauraki Gulf marine...
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
CHINA - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving...
Alaska Fish Factor: Biggest Sockeye Salmon Run to Surge into Bristol Bay
US - Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state....
Friday, June 27, 2014
Meat, Poultry and Fish Account for 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent...
Responsibility in Fish Feed Production
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. have been working together for the last year to help bring...
Scottish Funding Council Scholarships for Sustainable Aquaculture Students
SCOTLAND, UK - International publishing and media business, 5m, and the University of St Andrews have announced a substantial scholarship from the Scottish Funding...
Indonesia Plots Master Plan for Aquaculture Development
INDONESIA - The development of fish farming in Indonesia is increasingly playing an important role in the world's fishing industry...
Northeast Atlantic Fish Stocks Recover - Serious Overfishing in Mediterranean
GLOBAL - Fish stocks in the North and West of Europe are recovering, but there are still serious problems of overfishing in the Mediterranean Sea....
Fisheries Management in Firth of Clyde Based on Fact Not Scaremongering
SCOTLAND - The debate on the future management of fisheries in the Firth of Clyde must be based on fact rather than inaccurate scaremongering, says the Clyde Fishermen's...
Canadian Government Makes Changes to Increase Sustainable Aquaculture
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to take extra steps to increase sustainable aquaculture production in Canada, while protecting the environment....
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Fund Helps Belize Shrimp Farms in Bid to Meet ASC Standard
BELIZE - Thanks to funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), the Belize Shrimp Growers' Association is preparing...
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