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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Better Knowledge of Fishing Gear Key to Minimising Sea Bed Impacts
GLOBAL - Effective management and conservation of fisheries and fishing grounds requires a comprehensive understanding of fishing methods and fishing gear, according...
EU, Faroes Herring Dispute Nears End
EU and FAROE ISLANDS - The European Commission and the Faroe Islands have reached a political understanding to end their dispute on the management of Atlanto-Scandian...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Study Highlights the Path for Sustainable Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, new research by World Resources Institute (WRI), WorldFish, the World Bank, INRA and Kasetsart University shows that farmed fish...
Report Presents New Findings and Recommendations for Sustainable Aquaculture
GLOBAL - With the global wild fish supply stagnant and the human population increasing, new research shows that farmed fish and shellfish production will likely...
Success for Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2014
SCOTLAND, UK - The recent Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2014 fisheries show has been hailed a great success, with an excellent visitor attendance and exhibitors reporting...
Quota Increases for Dolphin and Wahoo Fisheries in the Atlantic
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced new regulations to the dolphin and wahoo fisheries of the Atlantic....
Urgent Action Needed on Overfishing, Pollution and Climate Change
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva opened a meeting of the world's only inter-governmental forum on fisheries and aquaculture issues, calling...
Norway and FAO Project to Help Africa Manage Fisheries
GLOBAL - Norway is to build one of the most advanced research vessels in the world as part of an ongoing project with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Researchers Investigate Development of Hydrogen Powered Fishing Boats
FRANCE - What if, in the near future, fishing boats replaced the diesel engine by a propulsion mode reducing both their energy bills and their polluting emissions,...
Illegal Fishing Could See EU Ban Fish Imports from Ghana
GHANA - The European Commission (EC) has warned that henceforth any incident of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by a Ghana-flagged vessel will...
L’Aquaculture Tunisienne Sea-bass, Sea-bream Confirmed Sustainable
EUROPE - L’Aquaculture Tunisienne – European sea-bass and gilthead sea-bream producer – was audited by an independent certification body, according to Friend...
Hake Industry Adopts New Management Plan
NAMIBIA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has embarked upon a hake management plan, aimed at actively managing Namibia’s most valuable commercial...
Whale Waste can Help Boost Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - Far from being a threat to fisheries, new research from Flinders University suggests whales may in fact play a key role in sustaining fish stocks by...
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Prices Show Marked Seasonal Variations
US - Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry,...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Researchers Studying Use of Copper to Reduce Bacteria in Salmon
CHILE - Students from St Mary University, Chile are working with the antibacterial properties of copper to try and reduce bacteria present in salmon....
Workshop on Maritime Challenges for the EU
EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will partake on 6 June in Athens in a workshop on "Maritime challenges for the EU", co-organised by the European Union...
New Report Supports Shutdown of All High Seas Fisheries
CANADA - Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to research from...
$16m Export Fish Gets Top Sustainability Marks
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand hake, a small but growing white fish export to Spain, China and Japan, has received a glowing report in an independent assessment, taking...
Estimated Misreported Fish Catches May Have Led to Incorrect Baltic Fishing Quotas
EUROPE - Misreported fishing catches in the Baltic Sea have probably led to incorrect fishing quotas, new research suggests. The study found that total catches between...
Scientists Ask for Sightings After Confirmation of Asian Shore Crab in UK
UK - Photographs of an unusual crab have been confirmed as the first mainland GB record of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus. This crab is voracious and...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Aquaculture Must Improve or Die, say Experts
NORWAY - Norway’s aquaculture sector has been a world leader for innovation. But much more research is needed to avoid stagnation, according to research by two...
US West Coast Groundfish Achieves Sustainable Certification
US - The most diverse, complex fishery ever to enter assessment against the MSC standard anywhere in the world today was awarded MSC certification as a sustainable...
First Shrimp Farm Enters ASC Assessment
Shrimp producer, Quoc Viet, has become the first farm to enter into assessment against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Shrimp Standard for well-managed...
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
India’s First Aquaculture Lab Accredited by NABL
INDIA - Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has becomes...
Using Mussels to Protect Salmon against Amoebic Gill Disease
UK - The use of shellfish and seaweed to consume waste produced by fish farms, particularly in farms attached to other ocean structures is being researched as a...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Weekly Overview: Researchers Discover Sustainable Fish Feed from Invasive Carp
GLOBAL - In this week's news, research by Southern Illinois University (SIU), US, has discovered that combining soybean meal with fish meal made from invasive Asian...
Icelandic Herring Trawl and Seine Fishery Awarded Sustainable Certification
Icelandic companies, Samherji hf and Síldarvinnslan hf (part owned Samherji hf) have been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificates for both of their...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Scientists Recommend Largest Cut in Baltic Cod Fisheries in Years
The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) delivered its advice for 2015 catches in the Baltic Sea, including the largest cuts in total allowable...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Soybean-Asian Carp Feed Blend More Sustainable for the Aquaculture Industry
US - Combining soybean meal with fish meal made from invasive Asian carp produces a more nutritious, sustainable and economical option for feeding some farm-raised...
Ecuador Receives Recognition for Conservation and Management of Dolphin Fish
ECUADOR - Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, director of Sustainability at The Kroger Company, has commended the work done by Ecuador in the sustainable management of the dolphin...
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