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14 March 2016
Maine Farmed Salmon Earns “Good Alternative” Rating
US - The Maine Aquaculture Association is proud that the Monterey Bay Aquarium just announced that Maine Farmed Atlantic Salmon has been given a “Good Alternative”...
European Commission Presents New Fisheries Conservation Measures
EU - The European Commission has presented a proposal for new conservation measures for fisheries in European seas. This proposal builds on the Commission's Better...
11 March 2016
Austral Fisheries Goes Carbon Neutral
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Austral Fisheries has become the world’s first seafood sector company to go carbon neutral....
Overfishing Devastates Spawning Aggregations
GLOBAL - Globally declining fish populations are a frequently cited ecological and commercial calamity, but relatively little attention has been paid to the specific...
Could a New Fatty Mackerel Take Off in Japan?
JAPAN - For the first time, Japan is farming a rare type of fatty mackerel known as suma, or eastern little tuna. Following its first appearance in stores on January...
10 March 2016
Friend of the Sea First Sustainable Seafood Programme Recognised by EU National Accreditation Body
EU - Friend of the Sea is the first certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to have achieved official endorsement by an EU National...
Taylor Shellfish First in US to Achieve ASC Certification
US - Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first US grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State....
Marine Protected Areas Intensify Cooperation and Competition
US - Marine protected areas generate both extreme cooperation and extreme competition among fishers. When these behaviors remain in balance, they can lead to better...
09 March 2016
US Ratify International Effort to Combat Illegal Fishing
US - The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact....
Australia Launches Aquaculture Challenge for Indian Ocean
INDIA - In order to promote sustainable aquaculture practices, the Australian government has launched an aquaculture challenge for the Indian Ocean Region that seeks...
08 March 2016
MSC Certified Fisheries Minimise Impacts on the Arctic
GLOBAL - MSC certified fisheries in the Barents Sea are some of the most well managed in the world and are taking action to ensure the long-term health of sensitive...
European Commission Adopts Action Plan for Dutch Fisheries
NETHERLANDS - The European Commission has adopted an action plan to boost fisheries control in the Netherlands....
Mexican Shrimp Fishery Achieves Fair Trade Certification
MEXICO - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), in partnership with Fair Trade USA, has announced that a Mexican shrimp fishery involved in a long-term fishery...
07 March 2016
Paraiso Springs Becomes First Latin American Company to Offer Four-Star BAP Tilapia
GUATEMALA - Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala is Latin America’s first company qualified to offer Global Aquaculture Alliance four-star Best Aquaculture Practices...
Researchers Conduct Nitrogen Study on New Hampshire Oysters
US - The University of New Hampshire scientists have conducted the first study of oyster farming-nitrogen dynamics in New Hampshire, providing the first solid research...
Somalia Joins FISH-i Africa to Tackle IUU Fishing
SOMALIA - Somalia has joined the FISH-i Africa Task Force, the group of African nations working to end illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Stomachs Help Solve Halibut Size Mystery
US - Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years...
AQUACULTURE 2016: The Future of Fish Nutrition
US - The development of fish nutrition has come a long way over the last few years but more research needs to be conducted into trace element nutrition, the use...
04 March 2016
World Bank Calls for Proper Management of Africa's Fisheries
GHANA - The World Bank has highlighted the need for proper management of fisheries as the economic loss from poor fisheries governance is estimated at $50 to $100...
Fish Experts Meet to Validate Fisheries and Aquaculture Plan
DJIBOUTI - The Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), fish experts, representatives of the IGAD Member States, IGAD focal persons and development partners...
03 March 2016
Canadian Lobster Quality Traced From Catch to Plate in New Project
CANADA - A Catch to Plate pilot project is helping the lobster industry track the quality of its product from catch to market, reduce costs and respond to consumer...
Malaysia, Japan Cooperate on Aquaculture Techniques
MALAYSIA - The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and Kinki University, Japan have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to establish UMS-Kinki University Aquaculture...
NOAA Releases Draft National Strategy to Reduce Bycatch
US - NOAA is inviting public comment on its draft National Bycatch Reduction Strategy. The proposal continues the nation’s momentum on reducing bycatch....
02 March 2016
Global Coalition Set to Transform the Future of Protein Production
GLOBAL - As part of a move to improve the sustainability of protein production, leading international businesses and NGOs have formed The Protein Challenge 2040...
MSC and ASC to Set Global Standard for Seaweed
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are working together to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed...
Fisheries Ministers Discuss Emerging Needs in Aquaculture, Fisheries Sector
GLOBAL - High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries have gathered in Agadir, Morocco, for a summit with industry players to discuss...
01 March 2016
Weekly Overview: Aquaculture 2016 Round-Up
ANALYSIS - Over the past week, TheFishSite has been in Las Vegas, USA, for the Aquaculture 2016 conference. ...
Colombia to Help its Aquaculture Sector Achieve Sustainable Certification
COLOMBIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) to ensure...
29 February 2016
Invasive Big Head Carp Found in Minnesota River
US - A bighead carp has been caught on the Minnesota River near New Ulm by a commercial angler. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the 25-pound...
26 February 2016
Updated Stocks Show Decline in Indian Ocean Yellowfin
GLOBAL – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks, looking at how tuna is faring...
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