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30 December 2015
Anti-Diabetic Drug Found to Cause Intersex in Male Fish
EU - A new study has found that a widely prescribed anti-diabetic, metformin, can cause intersex in male fish....
29 December 2015
New Study Helps Generate Strategies to Adapt to Climate Change Effects
CANADA - Using future climate change scenarios and water quality projections, experts found that sediment and the blue-green algae producing nutrients phosphorus...
24 December 2015
IMPASEA: A New Framework to Assess MPA's
EU - Marine protected areas (MPAs) have well-reported ecological benefits, but may also have important socioeconomic effects on local communities. Existing methods...
22 December 2015
Weekly Overview: Fishing Catch Limits Agreed for 2016
EU - Following discussions at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, EU ministers have now reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2016 in the Atlantic,...
Japan Welcomes First MSC Certified Independent Restaurant
JAPAN - An independent restaurant in Tsuruga city, Totally Searoll Club (TSC), will be the first restaurant in Japan and Asia to serve MSC labelled seafood....
Central American States Begin Cooperation on Port Controls to Combat Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - The Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Organization (OSPESCA) has launched a new regional project to fight illegal, unreported, and unregulated...
Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) Fishery, Farming Achieves Sustainability Certification
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) fishery and farms have achieved an important milestone by being awarded the international Sustainability Certificate...
21 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Crab Shells Fueling an Eco-Revolution
US - Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams for fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time,...
18 December 2015
Northern Ireland Secures Additional £1.2 million of Fishing Opportunities
NORTHERN IRELAND - Fisheries Minister Michelle O’Neill has secured an additional £1.2 million of fishing opportunities for local fishermen in 2016 following two...
Tough Quota Decisions Reap Benefits for UK Fishermen
UK - The UK government reached a deal for for the UK fishing industry, achieving quota increases and ensuring sustainable fish stocks....
MSC Certificates for Eastern Baltic Sea Cod Fisheries Suspended
EUROPE - The MSC certificates for all five cod fisheries in the Eastern Baltic Sea have been suspended. Independent assessment of the fisheries has shown that eastern...
Marine Harvest to Build New Feed Factory in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - In a move to make its fish farms less reliant on fish feed imports, marine Harvest is planning to build a fish feed factory in Scotland....
UK Fisheries Chief Calls for United Sustainable Industry
UK - The UK fishing industry has to work together as a strong united mixed industry to produce an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable sector....
17 December 2015
First Italian Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
ITALY - An Italian anchovy and sardine fishery has become the first in the Mediterranean to put itself forward for assessment to the Marine Stewardship Council’s...
New Report Looks at Sustainability of South Australia's Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - A comprehensive report outlining the stock status of 45 fish species in South Australia has been released....
16 December 2015
New Analysis Reveals Countries Allowing Overfishing by 20% in European Waters
EU - New research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF) reveals EU ministers have consistently agreed to set fishing limits above scientific advice, leading to...
Fisheries Industry Invitied to Take Part in Social Responsibility in Seafood Workshop
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood in the UK, is hosting a workshop on Social Responsibility in Seafood. The workshop will aim to produce a clear map...
15 December 2015
David Mack Talks About Life After Aquaculture UK
UK - Earlier this year international media business 5m Publishing diversified its portfolio with the acquisition of Ascomber Ltd, organisers of Aquaculture UK. This...
Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food...
14 December 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Caught by Alaskans Made a Winner of Fish 2.0 Competition
US - Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in...
11 December 2015
EC Proposes New Rules to Improve Transparency of EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The European Commission is proposing a new system to grant and manage authorisations that will allow authorities to better monitor both EU vessels fishing outside...
Australia Home to World's First ASC Abalone
AUSTRALIA - In a world first, Jade Tiger Abalone's Indented Head abalone farm has been recognized for environmental and social responsibility by the Aquaculture...
Scottish Fishing Communities Encouraged to Apply for Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - Rural coastal and fishing communities can apply for funding to support sustainable economic growth in the marine sector and mitigate the impact of...
10 December 2015
New Fisheries Bill to Help Sustain Fishing Communities
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Fisheries Minister Michelle has introduced a new Bill into the Assembly aimed at protecting and enhancing the limited supply of fish and sustaining...
09 December 2015
How Can Food Be Produced in Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris...
WCPFC Takes No Action to Protect Tunas
GLOBAL - After a week of negotiating, members of the 12th Regular Session of the Western and Central Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded their meeting in Bali,...
UK Consumers Confused About Cod
UK - Ten years after North Sea cod stocks came close to collapse, consumers are still “completely confused” about whether or not they can eat cod with a clear...
08 December 2015
New Revolutionary Aquaculture Ship to Move Farming Further Offshore
NORWAY - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move salmon...
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture Ship to Move Salmon Farming Further Offshore
ANALYSIS - It could be the start of a sustainable revolution for the Norwegian salmon farming industry, following the design of an aquaculture ship that will move...
07 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El...
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