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14 January 2015
New Zealand Fighting Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean
NEW ZEALAND - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners....
Wide Range of Investors Join in Launch of New Fish 2.0 Business Competition
GLOBAL - More than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF Social Finance, have joined...
13 January 2015
Fish Peptide Could Help Fight Cardiovascular Disease
GLOBAL - A major international review of a peptide originally found in fish that could be used in the battle against cardiovascular disease has been published....
Delicius Anchovies Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
ITALY - Delicius anchovies (Engraulis encrasicholus) have successfully been renewed to the Friend of the Sea certification of sustainable fishery. ...
Sam’s Club’s Robert Fields Joins GAA Board of Directors
GLOBAL - Robert Fields of Sam’s Club has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting organisation...
12 January 2015
Whitefish Sector Report Estimates Biomass Increases if Improvements Continue
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its report on the state of whitefish fisheries. The analysis covers approximately 77 per cent of...
New Seafood Processing Sanitation Equipment Piloted in Canada
CANADA - Fogo Island Co-Operative Society will test plant sanitation technology that is new to the seafood processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador with...
Commercial Aquaculture Benefiting Poorer Communities
BANGLADESH - A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that...
09 January 2015
Venezuela Issues New Sardine Fishing Rules
VENEZUELA - In order to properly conserve sardine populations, the Bolivarian government has issued new rules for the the fishing of this species, which is of high...
New Study Provides More Sustainable Course for China's Aquaculture
CHINA - A new study led by Stanford University, US, offers the clearest picture to date of the impact that China's aquaculture sector has on wild fisheries. The...
Aker BioMarine Antarctic Krill Fishery Still Operating Sustainably
Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has now successfully been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) demanding standards....
08 January 2015
New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
Artisanal Chilean Lobster Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - Lobsters from the Juan Fernández Island trap fishery have now achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Lobsters from this remote Pacific...
07 January 2015
New Project Improves Ice Slurry Chilling on Small Fishing Boats
ICELAND - Icelandic research company Matis has begun a project to improve the quality of fish and maximise return rates from small boats through improved ice slurry...
06 January 2015
Weekly Overview: 2015 Marks Start of Discard Ban Implementation
ANALYSIS - The start of 2015 also marked the commencement of the first phase of the discard ban for some fishing fleets, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Perluga Caviar Confirmed Friend of the Sea
ITALY - Caviale Srl, an Italian company controlled by VENATUS S.r.l, has positively undergone the renewal audit for Friend of the Sea certification....
Mexico’s First Tilapia Farm Achieves Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
MEXICO - Acuicola Gemso S.A. de C.V. has become the first tilapia farm in Mexico to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from the Global Aquaculture...
05 January 2015
Discard Ban Now in Force for Pelagic Fleets
UK - From 1 January fishermen targeting pelagic quota species such as mackerel and herring will have to land all the quota fish they catch, helping bring an end...
Alaska Fish Factor: 2014 Fish Picks and Pans
US - Looking back on 2014, Laine Welch picks her favorite 'fish picks and pans' of the Alaska fishing industry....
02 January 2015
Nigel Barden to Host The National Fish & Chip Awards 2015
UK - The voice of ‘food and drink’ reason on the hit BBC Radio 2 show, Drive Time with Simon Mayo, is bringing his signature charm to the 2015 National Fish...
Herring Fishery Closure to Protect Stocks
AUSTRALIA - A daily bag limit of 12 for recreational fishers and closure of the commercial South Coast G-net Fishery will come into force on 1 March 2015, to help...
31 December 2014
Fish Farmers on Fish-Rice-Pig Integrated Aquaculture
NIGERIA - The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) has trained around 100 farmers in integrated fish farming as part...
Spain Approves Grant for Register Against Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish government has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, for a €250,000 contribution to the World Register...
30 December 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Start up in Winter
US- Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case....
24 December 2014
Clearwater Seafoods Wins Rabobank Innovation Award
US - Clearwater Seafoods has received the Rabobank Innovation Award at a reception hosted by the financial institution in New York City. The Innovation Award is...
New Fishing Net Trial to Reduce Turtle Deaths
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is proposing to undertake a trial in Port Stephens to reduce the incidence of marine turtles drowning in recreational...
23 December 2014
Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development
GLOBAL - Marcos Moya will be joining the Global Aquaculture Alliance as manager of the BAP facilities development business unit, effective 1 January, 2015....
Conservation Measures for Irish Lobster and Shrimp Fisheries Introduced
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has signed into law, conservation measures as part of an integrated package to protect...
22 December 2014
Government to Set Up Wild Salmon Decline Committee
CANADA - The federal government is to set up an advisory committee made up of members from the four Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and First Nations to address the serious...
Seafish Assesses Ethical Issues in the UK Seafood Supply Chain
UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, is commissioning a project to assess the ethical issues that are now, or could in the future, impact on the UK seafood supply...
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