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Monday, May 12, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Commercial Fishing Outscores Recreational
US - The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest....
Friday, May 09, 2014
ASC, GAA, GlobalG.A.P. Sharing the Goal of Responsible Aquaculture
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and GLOBALG.A.P. have come together to develop the next steps towards achieving...
Harvest of Gray Triggerfish in South Atlantic to Close Soon
US - Commercial harvest of gray triggerfish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) May 12, 2014. ...
Russian Barents Sea Cod and Haddock Fishery Celebrates MSC Certification at Seafood Expo Global
RUSSIA - The Russian Federation Barents Sea cod and haddock fishery celebrate their Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. DNV GL presented the certificate...
Seafood Expo Global – Marine Stewardship Council Rising in Strength
BELGIUM - The number of fisheries around the world that have been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council has reached 221....
Eastern Channel and North Sea Herring French Fishery Enters Sustainable Assessment
FRANCE - A new French fishery supported by the FROM Nord producers organisation has just entered Marine Stewardship Council evaluation. It is the Eastern Channel...
McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Dawnfresh Awarded Freedom Food Certification for Rainbow Trout
UK - Dawnfresh is the first company in the UK to receive RSPCA Freedom Food certification for farmed rainbow trout. Dawnfresh was instrumental in initiating and...
Respected Climate Strategist to Present AquaVision 2014
NORWAY - Professor Jorgen Randers has been confirmed as one of the keynote speakers at the AquaVision 2014 conference on 16-18 June 2014 in Stavanger, Norway. Professor...
Potential for Aquaculture in Southland Investigated Through New Project
NEW ZEALAND - Initial phases of a joint aquaculture zoning project for the Southland region have just been completed. The project, involving Environment Southland...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Seafood Global Expo: Viet Nam Moves to Build Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain
VIET NAM - The Vietnamese fisheries and aquaculture sector is aiming to maintain current levels of production and exports of pangasius so that the industry can improve...
Seafood Global Expo: Zonal Management to Help Beat Disease Outbeaks
BELGIUM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance set out details of its zone management scheme at the opening of the Global Seafood Expo in Brussels on Tuesday, writes...
Golden Corp’s Blue Shrimp Production to Hit 1,500 tonnes
BRUNEI - Local seafood producer and exporter Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd is expecting its blue shrimp production to double to between 100 tonnes and 125 tonnes per...
Costa Rica Outlines Areas for Tuna Fishing in the Pacific
COSTA RICA - In an effort to protect the fishery resources of the country, the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla Miranda has signed an executive order...
Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. Team Up on Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea and GLOBALG.A.P. have announced a collaboration that offers consumer labeling for more than two million tonnes of aquaculture products....
Europe’s First Tilapia Farm Earns Sustainable BAP Certification
UK - R.H. Ward (Welton) Ltd.’s tilapia farm, The Fish Company, in the United Kingdom is Europe’s first tilapia farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Weekly Overview: US Fisheries Reports Show Improvements in Stock Health and the Fishing Economy
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, a new US fisheries economics report from NOAA has revealed that commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than...
New Guide to Help Reduce Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems
EU - Pollution from agricultural pesticides can present a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems. Researchers have now developed a guide to identify the most appropriate...
European Seafloor Survey Reveals Depth of Marine Litter Problem
GLOBAL - A major new survey of the seafloor has found that even in the deepest ocean depths you can find bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other types of human...
Will Norway Develop its Own Sustainable Seafood Certification?
NORWAY - An increased focus on sustainable seafood has created a market for third-party sustainability certification. However, many people believe that it would...
Monday, May 05, 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of...
Friday, May 02, 2014
New Project to Bring Control to the Use of FAD's on Tuna Stocks
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts has announced a new project which will help local fishery managers track and manage the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD's)...
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Launches Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released a new publication – ‘The Seafood Industry Guide to FIPs’. The guide is designed for seafood...
Sainsbury’s Launches UK's First Sustainable Tuna Sandwich
UK - Sainsbury’s is the UK’s first retailer to launch a MSC certified sustainable tuna sandwich. With a range of MSC certified pole & line caught sandwiches...
US West Coast Albacore Tuna Fisheries Merge MSC Certificates
US - American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA) and Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA) have announced the merging of their individual Marine Stewardship...
Researchers Work Toward Bycatch Mitigation in World’s Most Productive Tuna Fishing Grounds
CHRISTMAS ISLAND - On the next go-around of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Bycatch Project, a veteran group of scientists and fishers...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Baltic Sea Fisheries Directors Drop the Ball on the Discard Ban
EU - All eyes are on the Baltic Sea, the region that is first in line to adopt the EU’s new discard ban. But a new proposal opens up the possibility of selling...
Apply to partake in BIM's Fisheries trials commencing June 2014
IRELAND - Apply to partake in BIM's trials commencing June 2014 aimed at reducing discards, assessing selectivity of different gears and exploring options in relation...
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....
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