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15 May 2015
Water Fronts Can Increase Fishery Productivity
US - Regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water can help to increase production in the ocean, according to recent research lead by Brock Woodson,...
14 May 2015
Iconic Indian Fish on Brink of Extinction
INDIA - The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth...
Scientists, Citizens Collaborate to Investigate Abalone Movements
US - Two fisheries scientists, including a US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) biologist, have been working with citizen scientists to collect...
13 May 2015
Sustainable Barents Sea Cod, Haddock and Saithe Heading to the UK
GREENLAND - Cod, haddock and saithe from Greenland is now recognised as coming from sustainable and well-managed fisheries, following its certification by the Marine...
11 May 2015
Jamaica to Establish Four New Fish Sanctuaries
JAMAICA - Four additional fish sanctuaries will be established in Jamaica this financial year, as Government continues to expand its programme to protect and sustain...
08 May 2015
UK Shellfish Association Conference Tickets Selling Out
UK – People wanting to attend the annual conference of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain should purchase their tickets soon as there are only a few places...
High Fish Stocks Not Always Beneficial to Fishing Communities
US - The Alaska salmon fishery is ecologically one of the best in the world, but the local communities and fishery workers are not benefiting from this sustainability,...
07 May 2015
China Tilapia Farm First in Asia to Join iBAP Programme
CHINA - China’s God Bless Tilapia Bao Fang Farm is to become Asia’s first aquaculture operation, and the third in the world, to join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s...
NOAA Offers Public Consultation on Fish at Risk from Illegal Fishing
US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced opportunities for the public to comment on the principles used to determine whether...
06 May 2015
Australian Lobster Reaches 15 Years of Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian rock lobster is celebrating 15 years since it became the world's first fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship...
Night-time Fishing Ban for Australia's Mid-Water Trawlers
AUSTRALIA - Fishing by mid-water trawlers in the Small Pelagic Fishery, including the Geelong Star, can now only take place during daytime hours following more restrictive...
05 May 2015
Prices to Increase as Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Fishery Closes
US - The Gulf of Alaska groundfish fishery has been closed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to non-Rockfish program catcher trawl vessels, reports...
Researchers Urge Seafood Sustainability Before Market Access
US - Major retailers have said they will switch to only sustainable seafood products, but fishery improvement projects should be enhanced to ensure they deliver...
Industry and Environment Cooperation at SeaWeb Seafood Summit
US - In a new video produced by Saving Seafood, seafood industry leaders discuss a key development in the dialogue within the industry from this spring’s SeaWeb...
Italian Fishery MareVivo Certified Friend of the Sea
ITALY - The Italian company MareVivo, fishing in the Mediterranean Sea (FAO Area 37) for European hake, red mullet, musky octopus, mantis shrimp and deep-water rose...
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
Weekly Overview: MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, A new law passed by the EU Parliament means that fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions...
01 May 2015
Four-Star BAP Status For India’s Third Shrimp Group
INDIA - Avanti Feeds Limited, has become India’s third group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species from the Global...
Proposed Malaysian Marine Park Wins Award
MALAYSIA - The government of a Malaysian state has won a prestigious WWF award in recognition of its effort to create the largest marine park in Malaysia....
Fish Type Predicts Nutrient Cycling Rate
US - Fish type and body size can be used to predict rates of nutrient excretion into the environment, which is important for the health of ecosystems, according...
30 April 2015
Tuna Fisheries Consumer Concerns Answered in Wild Planet Session
US - A recent online question and answer session from a leading supplier of sustainable tuna addressed consumer concerns on wide-ranging topics such as sustainability...
Competition Looks for Best pH Sensor for Measuring Ocean Acidification
GLOBAL - The Five finalist teams competing for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately...
New Software Could Cut Fishing Vessel Fuel Costs
SPAIN - New software developed at the AZTI technology centre in Spain allows the crew of a fishing vessel to view instant fuel consumption displays, allowing them...
Genetics Shows Lionfish Invasion Started in Several Locations
US - The red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, suggests new genetic...
29 April 2015
International Blue Whiting Fishery Negotiations Make Progress
IRELAND - The international sharing arrangement for the blue whiting stocks has broken down, but negotiations for a new settlement taking place in Ireland have made...
Chile Begins Initiative to Protect Fisheries, Aquaculture from Climate Change
CHILE - The Chilean government has begun an initiative to make the country's fisheries and aquaculture sector more resilient to climate change....
MEP's Agree on Sustainable Fishing Plan for the Baltic
EU - The European Parliament has approved a multiannual plan for managing Baltic cod, sprat and herring stocks. ...
MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
EU - Fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions for failing to comply take effect, under a law passed by Parliament yesterday...
Greek Fish Farm Certified Sustainable
GREECE - A Greek fish farm has achieved sustainability certification from Friend of the Sea....
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