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08 October 2015
Healthy Oceans are Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
GLOBAL - The huge potential of the oceans, seas and coastal areas for sustainable development and hunger eradication will only be realized if they are kept healthy...
Chile to Create Patagonia Marine Protected Area Network
CHILE - The Government of Chile has announced its plan to design a network of Marine Protected Areas for the purpose of safeguarding Patagonia's whales, dolphins,...
Marine Harvest Canada Completes BAP Group Farm Pilot
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada has successfully completed a pilot of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm program, resulting in 11 of its salmon...
07 October 2015
Weekly Overview: New Calculator Allows Businesses to Track the Sustainability of their Seafood
ANALYSIS - A new Sustainable Seafood Calculator application, powered by FishChoice.com, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® programme and...
06 October 2015
Norway, FAO to Strengthen Guidelines for Small-Scale Fisheries Sustainability
GLOBAL - Tone Skogen, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and Jose Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO, signed an agreement that...
Global Scheme to Clean up Oceans
GLOBAL - A new international initiative has been launched to tackle the problems caused by lost and abandoned fishing gear....
05 October 2015
More Innovation Needed in Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - There is a need for continuous research and development (R&D) and innovation as well as institutions that will undertake these to intensify aquaculture...
Can International Health Initiatives Help Ensure Sustainable Fisheries?
GLOBAL - A new research paper from WorldFish and Stockholm Resilience Centre suggests that global marine resource exploitation can spread following patterns that...
02 October 2015
US Foods Furthers Sustainable Commitment with MSC Certification
US - US Foods has become the first nationwide foodservice distributor to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification....
European Commission Warns Taiwan, Comoros with Yellow Cards
EU - The European Commission has warned the Comoros and Taiwan that they risk being identified as uncooperative countries in the fight against illegal, unreported...
Investing in Sustainable Developments for the Aquaculture Industry
Aqua-Spark, an Investment Fund for Sustainable Aquaculture, is helping pave the way towards a more sustainable, clean and healthy aquaculture industry through its...
EU, Africa to Build Fishing Future on Collaboration, Transparency
GLOBAL - The Long Distance Advisory Council (LDAC) has released a set of extensive recommendations following a wide-ranging international conference on the implementation...
01 October 2015
Addressing the Disease Challenge: A Holistic Approach from Benchmark Animal Health
GLOBAL - Disease is one of the biggest challenges effecting the aquaculture industry and Benchmark Animal Health (BAH) is making it a priority to provide a holistic...
30 September 2015
New Calculator Allows Businesses to Track the Sustainability of their Seafood
GLOBAL - A new Sustainable Seafood Calculator application is enabling businesses to self-assess and track the sustainability of their seafood....
29 September 2015
Weekly Overview: Aqualife, Salmovac Merger to Strengthen Position as Global Fish Health Provider
ANALYSIS - In a move to increase its market share and to expand to other species, Aqualife, the largest fish vaccination company operating in Norway, is merging...
Political Will, Partnerships Essential to Stop Ocean Degradation
GLOBAL - Oceans are an essential component of the Earth's ecosystem - a source of biodiversity, food, and life, said FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva...
Vietnam Highlights Benefits of Copper Cages for Fish Farmers
VIET NAM - Fish farmers can earn more using cages made from copper alloy mesh, the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability...
North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation Adopts TAC's but Fails on Shark Finning
GLOBAL - The European Commission has welcomed the decisions during the 37th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO), 21-25 September 2015,...
Australian Cuttlefish Numbers Rise Again
AUSTRALIA - There has been another increase in Giant Australian Cuttlefish numbers - the second annual consecutive rise in the species population....
28 September 2015
Sustainable Agriculture Key to Meeting Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
GLOBAL - Investing in and achieving sustainable agriculture, alongside food security and nutrition, will be key to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals...
25 September 2015
No MSC Certification for Echebastar Indian Ocean Tuna Fishery
GLOBAL - The Echebastar Indian Ocean tuna fishery will not be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard. Following an objection from WWF and an...
Science Indicates Marine Populations Remain Unchanged for Almost 30 Years
GLOBAL - Figures released by the WWF show that marine populations have remained almost unchanged for almost 30 years. Despite years of bad news stories about the...
24 September 2015
New Study Finds Almost Half of US Seafood is Wasted Each Year
US - New research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) has found that around 47 per cent of the edible US seafood supply is lost each year, mainly...
23 September 2015
Weaker Aquaculture Standards Would Boost Risk to Oceans, WWF warns
GLOBAL - The WWF has raised concerns about proposed standards released by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)....
Peru gets its First BAP-Certified Feed Mill
PERU - Vitapro S.A has become Peru’s first feed mill to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
IKEA Commits to Responsibly Produced Seafood
GLOBAL - All seafood sold and served in IKEA stores now comes from sustainable and responsible sources. ...
21 September 2015
New Zealand Launches A+ Sustainable Aquaculture Standard
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s aquaculture industry is building further on its sustainability credentials by launching A+, the new standard of sustainable aquaculture....
First Scandinavian Hotel Chain Commits to Sustainable Fish
SCANDINAVIA - For the first time, a hotel chain in Scandinavia has become MSC certified. Japanese spa and conference hotel Yasuragi, flagship of the Nordic Choice...
18 September 2015
WWF Report Ignores Fisheries Success Stories
AUSTRALIA - The WWF’s Living Blue Planet report is the latest anti-fishing industry propaganda that more resembles a marketing pamphlet than a serious fisheries...
Ban on Microbeads Would Help Protect Fish, Ocean Health
GLOBAL - An outright ban on the common use of plastic "microbeads" from products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources...
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