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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Pre-MSC Fisheries Take the Spotlight at MSC Developing World Fisheries Conference 2014
INDONESIA - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has engaged with stakeholders at the recent MSC Developing World Fisheries Conference 2014 to create a better understanding...
The FAKE FLAKE, is Now Fished Out
AUSTRALIA - One of the great Australian traditions has been under threat – the beloved Friday night Fish'n'Chips. But now, THE FAKE FLAKE, is fished out....
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
West Coast Fishery Leaders Take Big Step to Protect Little Fish
US - West Coast fishery leaders on April 10 took a big step toward protecting several obscure but important species of forage fish that help sustain a healthy and...
US Regulators Approve Research to Prevent Bycatch
US - The New England Fishery Management Council will spend $800,000 to research new methods to prevent the bycatch of groundfish such as haddock, cod and flounder....
Lipid Quality Preservation a Major Challenge Associated with Seafood Raw Material Storage
ICELAND - Consumption of processed and frozen fish has increased in recent years as a result of an increasing consumer demand for convenient high-quality food products....
First Whelk Fishery Enters MSC Sustainable Assessment
FRANCE - The Comité Régional des Pêches Maritimes de Basse Normandie (CRPM-BN), the Normandie Fraîcheur Mer association and the Marine Stewardship Council announced...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: Chilean Salmon Producer Criticised over Failure to Harvest Infected Cages
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture Chile, Raul Sunico, has made a harsh criticism of the salmon company Invertec, who...
Viet Nam’s NTSF Seafoods First To Offer Three-Star Pangasius
VIET NAM - Viet Nam’s NTSF Seafoods Group is the world’s first company to offer the Global Aquaculture Alliance's three-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Analysis of EU Fishing TACs for 2014 Shows 31 Stocks do not Follow ICES Advice
UK - Seafish has published its latest summary document showing the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) agreed by the European Union for 2014, compared with the scientific...
Global Oceans Action Summit Commits to Concrete Actions to Turn Around Ocean Health
GLOBAL - A summit that brought together more than 600 ocean stakeholders – including 80 ministers from across the world, ocean science experts, business leaders,...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Aquaculture's Expansion and Success Will Come from Investing in the Industry's Future
ANALYSIS - Speaking before the Global AgInvesting forum on the 29 April 2014, Øistein Thorsen from Benchmark's Sustainability Science division trie, argues that...
Dolphin-Safe Monitoring Programme Highlights Successful Partnership with Friend of the Sea
GLOBAL - Earth Island Institute’s International Monitoring Programme has released its 2013 Annual Report of the Dolphin Safe Monitoring Programme....
VND500 million Investment into Communication System for Fishermen
VIET NAM - Roughly 1,433 high-capacity offshore fishing vessels in the central province of Binh Dinh have been equipped with high-frequency communication equipment,...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
FAO Recognises Mexico's Work to Boost Seafood Sustainability and Reduce Bycatch
MEXICO - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognised the actions applied to boost Mexico's seafood sustainability and reduce bycatch,...
Waters off South Carolina to Reopen to Shrimp Fishing
US - The federal waters within 25 nautical miles of the federal-state water boundary off South Carolina will reopen to fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp...
Iceland Sets Responsible 2014 Mackerel Quota of 147,574 tons
ICELAND - The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has set Iceland's 2014 mackerel quota at a responsible 147,574 tons. The announcement was welcomed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Recognises BAP Farmed Shrimp Standards
GLOBAL- Two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are equivalent to a yellow “Good Alternative” rating...
Global Oceans Action Summit Focuses on Identifying Solutions for Healthy Oceans
NETHERLANDS - Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing...
Commercial Catches set for Victoria Abalone and Ocean Scallops
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has set the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) for abalone and ocean scallops for the 2014-15...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Asda Drops Wester Ross Salmon Over Environmental Concerns
UK - Asda has dropped the Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) due to concerns over its environmental impact....
Weekly Overview: New Salmon Farms Approved in Marlborough Sounds
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the go-ahead for three of four new New Zealand King Salmon farms in Marlborough. The new...
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Adopted by Parliament
EU - The European Parliament endorsed on 17 April a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Seafood Expo in its 22nd Year
BELGIUM - Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global exposition marks the 22nd edition of the event, and the 16th edition of Seafood Processing Global....
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Rothamsted Research Granted Permission for New GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has got the go-ahead to carry out its GM field trial on Camelina plants that accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs)...
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
MSC to Develop Sustainable Seaweed Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Shark Fin Iimports to Hong Kong Drop by a Third
HONG KONG - The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 per cent, according to government data analysed by WWF....
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