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Friday, September 05, 2014
EU Fleet Capacity Guidelines to Support Sustainable Fishing
EU - The European Commission has strengthened its commitment to sustainable fishing by issuing a new set of guidelines to help Member States strike the balance between...
Small Island Developing States Need More Help on the Path to Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view...
Government Brings Trout Farming to Mountainous Areas of India
INDIA - Trout farming is being introduced in the Highlands of the Leh Region to provide livelihood support to tribal populations in this harsh agro-climate....
New Zealand Red Rock Lobster Certified Friend of the Sea
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand CRAMAC5, a member of the New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council (NZ RLIC), has been confirmed Friend of the Sea sustainably certified...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Thirty Days Left to Have Your Say on ASEAN Shrimp Standard
INDONESIA - The Steering Committee of the Shrimp Standard for ASEAN region welcomes public feedback and comment on the draft standard through October 10, 2014....
Find Out More About ASC Sustainable Certification Through New Short Films
GLOBAL - Find out more about the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification programme through a series of short films that take a look at ASC certified...
Government Distributes Over 70,000 Pacu Fingerlings in Tachira
VENEZUELA - A total of 77,500 Pacu fingerlings have been released this year by the Socialist Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Insopesca) in the Leonardo Ruiz...
Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Herring Gillnet Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation, comprised of incorporated inshore fish harvester organisations based in Gulf Nova Scotia, southwestern Cape Breton...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
New Project Identifies Spawning Sites for Native Fish Species
NEW ZEALAND - Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced government funding of NZ$65,000 towards a Gisborne District Council project to identify spawning sites...
Southern Zone Abalone Fishing Arrangements Updated for 2014-15
AUSTRALIA - Commercial fishing arrangements for the Southern Zone Abalone Fishery have been reviewed and updated for the 2014–15 season to ensure the sustainability...
Good News for Chesapeake Bay as Underwater Grass Comes Back
US - The Susquehanna Flats, a large bed of underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River, virtually disappeared from the upper Chesapeake Bay after...
New Minimum Size for Lobsters to be Phased In
WALES, UK - A new minimum size for lobsters is to be phased in to improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries,...
New Toolkit Shows Role and Value of Inshore Fisheries
UK - An innovative publication for policy makers and stakeholders in the fishing community is being launched at an event hosted by the University of Greenwich today...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Banned Pelagic Trawling Still Taking Place in Kerala
INDIA - Banned pelagic fishing nets have been making a silent comeback to coastal fishing in Kerala, a move which many feel would pose a serious threat to the marine...
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Conference Examines How to Utilise the Entire Fish
ICELAND - Icelandic research group Matís, together with the ministry of Industries and Innovation, University of Iceland and Mercator Media, is organising a very...
UN Conference Tackles Sustainable Development Challenges in Small Island Developing States
SAMOA - A renewed political commitment to tackle the many unique, sustainable development challenges facing the world's small island states, is expected to be the...
Monday, September 01, 2014
EU Doing Little to Help Fish Producers Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - The EU fishery sector is calling for a task force to be created as inaction by the EU on Russia's ban of EU seafood products is causing further economic disruption...
Government Announces Start of Seasonal Hake Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The Secretariat of the Deputy Minister of Fisheries Aquaculture and Fisheries has announced that the second closed fishing season for hake (Merluccius...
New Toolkit Helps Fish and Chip Shops with Responsible Sourcing
UK - Seafish is currently distributing a new toolkit to fish and chip shops to help increase the understanding of fish provenance and responsible sourcing among...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Sustainable Aquaculture Courses at the University of St Andrews: A Students Perspective
SCOTLAND, UK - Aquaculture Student Ellen Ashford talks to TheFishSite about her recent experience of studying for the St Andrews Postgraduate Diploma course in sustainable...
SEABIOPLAS Producing Plastic Sustainably from Farmed Seaweed
EU - SEABIOPLAS is an FP7-funded project which aims to introduce sustainably cultivated seaweeds as feedstock for biodegradable bioplastics....
Implementation of EU Fishery Policies in the Baltic Sea Discussed
DENMARK - Best practices and management strategies for implementation of new EU fishery policies in the Baltic Sea region were discussed by members of the Baltic...
DESPAR Tuna and Mackerel Adhere to Friend of the Sea Sustainable Certification
ITALY - The project Friend of the Sea is spreading in Italy thanks to the recent accession of DESPAR, one of the leading supermarket chains in Italy, part of the...
EU and Faroe Islands Discuss Sustainable Fisheries
EU - European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki welcomed the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Mr Jacob Vestergaard, in Athens for a two-day visit...
Solway Cockle Management Study Concludes Early
SCOTLAND, UK - The Solway Cockle Fishery Management Study has concluded....
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Merck Animal Health to Sponsor 10th International Sea Lice Conference
US - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) will be sponsoring the 10th International Sea Lice Conference, being hosted for...
New App Helps Find Restaurants Serving Sustainable Seafood
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has launched a new App – Friend of the Sea Seafood – to help consumers search for restaurants serving Friend of the Sea certified...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
UK and US Fishermen to Exchange Seabird Conservation Ideas
UK - The European Commission-funded GAP2 exchange program, part of the GAP2 Project, is designed to help support the development and dissemination of best practices...
Hook-and-Line Golden Tilefish Fishing to Close in South Atlantic
US - The commercial hook-and-line component of golden tilefish harvest in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 29, 2014. ...
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