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24 February 2016
MSC Certified Fish Products Hit 20,000 Mark
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has reached an important milestone, with the launch of the 20,000th MSC labelled product, Las Cuarenta Paella. ...
Onboard Cameras Could Be Vital for Fish Discard Ban to Succeed
EUROPE - A new report from WWF suggests that remote electronic monitoring, using a combination of onboard cameras and sensors, is by far the most efficient and cost...
Top Officials Meet to Discuss Good Governance for Growing Fish Sector
GLOBAL - Top fishery officials from more than 50 countries have gathered in Morocco this week to review rapidly-shifting trade practices and patterns as aquaculture...
Chilean Salmon Farm Achieves ASC Sustainability Certification
CHILE - Chilean salmon producer Nova Austral has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
22 February 2016
Microplastics on the Seabed Inadequately Mapped
NORWAY - Nobody knows the amount of microplastics on the seabed along the coast of Norway and authorities have very little data to rely on. With this in mind, Uni...
New Technique Recreates Fish Gill System in the Lab
UK - Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often...
19 February 2016
Nofima Investigates How Microplastics Affect Cod Food Chain
NORWAY - A four year research project led by Nofima has been established to investigate how microplastic particles absorb environmental contaminants and how they...
Technology – A Driver for Change in Fisheries
NORWAY - “Technology… has been the driving force for evolving sustainable fisheries,” says Jan Roger Lerbukt, CEO Hermes, in the second video released by seafood...
Warming Oceans Making Lobsters More Susceptible to Disease
US - Two new Cornell University studies show how diverse marine organisms are susceptible to diseases made worse by warming oceans....
18 February 2016
WWF and MSC to Map Fishing Impacts in the Mediterranean
EUROPE - Mediterranean fishing communities will net more secure livelihoods from Project Medfish, a new joint project launched by WWF and the Marine Stewardship...
VAKI - 30 Years Experience in Counting and Size Estimation of Live Fish
GLOBAL - Vaki, a leading company in the development and manufacturing of equipment for fish farming and the environmental market, is celebrating its 30th anniversary...
Unique Effects of Inulin on Fish Health
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges in the world is feeding the growing population in a sustainable way. With aquaculture playing a more prominent role in the...
17 February 2016
Manila Holds First-Ever Sustainable Seafood Week
PHILIPPINES - Top hotels and restaurants in Manila have joined hands with different environmental groups and fisheries non-government organizations to put their...
ICES Changes Lead to Scottish Herring MSC Certificate Suspension
SCOTLAND, UK - The certifier for the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) West of Scotland herring fishery has suspended the fishery’s MSC certification...
Antibiotic Resistance Solution Needed for Food Security
GLOBAL - Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an emerging public health threat requiring a globally coordinated effort to counter the risks it poses to food security,...
16 February 2016
Weekly Overview: New Documentary Looks at Lives, Future of US Small-Scale Fisheries
ANALYSIS - This week's newsletter focuses on some of the latest research and documentaries looking at small-scale and community level fisheries and aquaculture operations....
Heidefisch Becomes First German Trout Farm to Achieve ASC Certification
GERMANY - Heidefisch farm has become the first trout farm in Germany to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification against the ASC Freshwater Trout...
15 February 2016
Indian, Thai Shrimp Farms Encouraged to get BAP Certification
INDIA and THAILAND - Approximately 285 shrimp farms in India and Thailand will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification as part of...
Inland Fisheries More Crucial to World Food Supply than First Thought
US - Inland capture fisheries are much more crucial to global food security than realized, according to the first global review of the value of inland fish and fisheries....
‘Last Man Fishing’ Documentary Asks if Small-Scale Fisheries Can Survive
US - Our world’s oceans are in trouble, and that’s a story worth telling. So much so that talented filmmaker and photographer duo JD and Kelley Jordan Schuyler...
12 February 2016
Feeding Fish Sustainably with Flies
SOUTH AFRICA - With the world’s population ever on the increase, the demand placed on food sources, particularly protein, is already at record levels. Meat such...
Authorities Call for Access to Reliable Data on the Fisheries Sector
EU - Responsible and sustainable management of fisheries requires decisions based on solid foundations. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) opinion on data...
11 February 2016
Views Sought on Scottish Wild Fisheries Management
SCOTLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland's wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve...
Fishermen-Led Initiative Identifies Research Priorities to Avoid Shark, Skate and Ray By-catch
UK - Celebrating eight months of fishermen-led participatory research around the UK coast, the second phase of the Shark By-Watch UK project – run by the Centre...
Top Award for SAIC Wrasse Project
SCOTLAND, UK - A Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) project has won the coveted Innovative Collaboration Award at the Scottish Enterprise Life Science...
10 February 2016
BioMar, Whole Foods Salmon Feed Project to Promote Use of By-products
GLOBAL - IFFO, the trade association for the global marine ingredients industry, welcomes the project launched by multinational feed company and IFFO member BioMar...
Indonesian, Philippine Companies Join International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
INDONESIA and PHILIPPINES - Indonesian company Avila Prima Intra Makmur and Philippine company Celebes Canning Corporation are the latest organizations to join the...
08 February 2016
New Research to Help Fishermen Prevent Accidental Sturgeon Catch
US - Researchers at the University of Delaware are one step closer to developing an online map that would help Mid-Atlantic fishermen avoid catching Atlantic sturgeon....
PNA Yellowfin Tuna Certified Sustainable
GLOBAL - Yellowfin caught by the PNA Western and Central Pacific free school purse seine fishery is now eligible to carry the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
05 February 2016
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
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