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13 April 2015
Updated Report Measures Global Tuna Stocks Against the MSC Standard
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology...
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
New Assessement to Guide Fish Restocking Programmes
AUSTRALIA - Future stocking programmes for aquatic resources in South Australian waters will now be guided under a new risk-based policy and assessment process....
10 April 2015
Sino Agro Prawn Farm Prepares for First Stocking
CHINA - Last year, Sino Agro Food (SIAF) a vertically integrated protein food producer, reported that it was building what will be the world’s largest freshwater...
Health Benefits of Eating Fish Explained
MEXICO - On World Health Day, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) reiterated the importance of eating fish as it nutritional characteristics...
Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a...
Prawn Productivity Improved When Grown With Worms
AUSTRALIA - Growing prawns and worms in the same integrated system can lead to improved productivity and waste management, recent results from a Queensland Department...
Progress Being Made in Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Trade
GLOBAL - The electronic bluefin catch documentation system (eBCD) for Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently being implemented and introduced in many countries in order...
Sanford to Close Christchurch Mussel Plant
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand sustainable seafood company Sanford is to close its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a reduction in crop supply....
Fish Follow Edges of Erratic Dead Zones in Great Lakes
US - Dead zones caused by oxygen depletion can be extremely variable and fast-moving in Lake Erie, but fish tend to cluster around the zone edges, according to new...
09 April 2015
Government Go-Ahead Still Needed for New Fisheries Policy
INDIA - The draft Fisheries Policy from the state of Odisha is still waiting on approval from the state government's finance department, despite being submitted...
08 April 2015
Malaysian Authorities Detain Illegal Fishing Boat
MALAYSIA - Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, has welcomed action by Malaysian authorities who detained...
S. Korea, China to Hold Joint Illegal Fishing Inspection in Yellow Sea
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and China will hold a joint inspection of fishing boats operating in their shared waters in the Yellow Sea this week, a move aimed at reducing...
MacAlister Elliott & Partners Launches New Fisheries Certification Services Company
UK - MacAlister Elliott & Partners Ltd (MEP) has launched a new standalone conformity assessment body to accommodate the growing demand for fisheries and aquaculture...
Strong King Salmon Forces Early Closure for Trollers
US - Strong king salmon harvest has forced an early closure for trollers in south east Alaska, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight...
NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries...
07 April 2015
World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
New Research Finds Fish Biomass Increases Even When Food, Energy are Constant
SWEDEN - To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a...
Caribbean Urged to Develop its Aquaculture
CARIBBEAN - Fisheries officials who spoke at the 13th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, held in St. George’s, Grenada, earlier this week, highlighted the...
First Ever European Anchovy Fishery Receives Sustainable Certification
SPAIN - The first ever European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainability....
Countries to be Held Liable for Illegal Fishing by their Fleets
GLOBAL - An international tribunal has ruled that countries can be held liable for not taking necessary measures to prevent illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU)...
Fishing Worsens Forage Fish Population Collapses
US - Fishing has exacerbated collapses in forage fish populations, leading to a need for more sustainable management practices, shows a new study from the University...
Weekly Overview: US Reveals Plan to Combat, Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the US National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic Bacteria has set out two main targets that will help the country tackle antibiotic...
02 April 2015
First Indian Shrimp Group Achieve BAP Four Star Status
INDIA - Penver Products Ltd. is the first group in India to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, from the Global...
US Plans to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
Environmental Labelling of Fish Considered in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry is mulling a proposal to include environmental impact information on the labelling of aquaculture produce....
EU Fisheries Committee Votes on Baltic Sea Plan
EU - The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has voted on a management plan for sustainable fisheries in the Baltic....
31 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Forecast Seafood Production Figures Revealed in New Trade Map
ANALYSIS -Rabobank has forecast that Global Atlantic salmon production will reach 3 million tonnes by 2020 and that global farmed whitefish production (catfish,...
First Oyster Farm Certified to ASC Bivalves Standard
JERSEY - The Jersey Oyster Company has become the first oyster farm in the world to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard for responsible bivalve...
Scientists Agree Juvenile Fish Need Protection in the Strait of Sicily
ITALY - Fisheries scientists from Mediterranean countries have given their approval to the Oceana proposal to close nursery areas in the Strait of Sicily in order...
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