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07 December 2015
EU Funds to Support El Niño Relief as Food Security Declines
EU - The European Union has announced a contribution of €125 million to finance emergency actions in countries affected by the extreme weather phenomenon ‘El...
Oyster Production a Big Player in Irish Rural Economy
IRELAND - A new report, by top agri-food economist Professor Alan Renwick, reveals that oysters contribute €58 million to the Irish rural economy. ...
Alaska Fish Factor: Halibut Catches Could be Down Again in 2016
US - Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly...
Scottish Fishing Industry Set for “Double Benefit”
SCOTLAND, UK - The double benefit of larger quotas and less fish being discarded is a significant opportunity for Scottish fisherman, said Fisheries Secretary Richard...
Chilean Salmon Producer Certified Friend of the Sea
CHILE - Chilean aquaculture leader Cultivos Yadran, specialized in the cultivation and trading of Atlantic salmon, is now authorized to use the Friend of the Sea...
04 December 2015
Argentina Approves New Aquaculture Act to Drive Development
ARGENTINA - With the importance of aquaculture growing in the country, Argentina has approved an aquaculture act. ...
Researchers Develop Norwegian Salmon Farming Sustainability Index
NORWAY - Nofima has been commissioned by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) to develop a sustainability index for Norwegian salmon aquaculture....
France's Largest Tuna Fleet Certified Sustainable
FRANCE - France's largest tuna fleet has now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea. The Compagnie Française du Thon Océanique (CFTO) fleet is composed...
Twenty Years of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
GLOBAL - Concerns about global overfishing and the wider ecosystem impacts of fishing activity both within countries economic exclusive zones and the high seas have...
03 December 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
ASC Releases Revised Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR)
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has reached a major milestone with the release of its updated Certification and Accreditation Requirements (CAR)....
Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
GLOBAL - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges...
02 December 2015
Hilton to Serve MSC Certified Sustainable Cod Across Europe
GLOBAL - Hilton Worldwide has become the first global hotel company to serve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-labelled and certified cod in its restaurants in...
First Pacific Nation Ratifies Port State Measures
PALAU - The island nation of Palau is the latest in a growing number of countries - and the first Pacific island state - to ratify an international agreement to...
More Aquaculture Achieves Friend of the Sea, GLOBAL G.A.P Certification
TURKEY - Turkish aquaculture producer More Aquaculture has achieved Friend of the Sea certification in combination with the GLOBALG.A.P. Integrated Farm Assurance...
01 December 2015
India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports
INDIA - India has the potential to exceed Rs.60,000 crore for seafood export turnover by 2020 but it will need to move to antibiotic free shrimp production....
EU Project Finds Use for Fish Discards
EU - The results of the EU-funded SECUREFISH project, which has trialled new methods to incorporate fish discards into nutritious and health-promoting products,...
EJF Finds Slavery Still Continuing in Thai Seafood Sector
THAILAND - A new EJF investigation has revealed that slavery and severe human rights abuses aboard “pirate” fishing vessels operating from the Thai fishing port...
UK Retailers, Tuna Brands Call for Better Tuna Fishery Management
UK - Some of the UK’s biggest retailers and best-known tuna brands are urging powerful fishing nations to strengthen the management of the world’s largest tuna...
30 November 2015
Strong Policy Needed Before Cage Aquaculture Development
INDIA - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute emeritus scientist, Dr Gopakumar, has explained that India and other Asian countries will need to set up guidelines,...
Alaska Fish Factor: It's Time to Enter the 2016 Symphony of Seafood
US - The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix....
Climate Disasters Pose Growing Threat to Food Security
GLOBAL - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity, putting many developing countries at risk...
Greater Flexibility for Cod Recovery Plan
SCOTLAND, UK - Management of sea fisheries in the North Sea has been made simpler and more flexible following unanimous agreement among EU Member States to amend...
27 November 2015
Fishermen Knowledge Needed for Scientific Eel Study
IRELAND - A new collaborative research initiative, involving Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) scientists and a number of former eel fishermen, aims to further develop...
EC Adopts Plan to Improve Lithuania's Fisheries Control
EU - The European Commission has adopted an Action Plan with Lithuania to further improve the control of Baltic fisheries....
26 November 2015
McDonald’s Spain to Serve MSC Certified Pacifical Tuna
SPAIN - Following a global commitment to sustainable fishing practices, McDonald’s Spain will be the first restaurant chain to include Pacifical skipjack tuna...
Zero Quotas Proposed for 2016 Black Sea Turbot, Dogfish
EU - The European Commission has proposed its fishing opportunities for the Black Sea in 2016....
WWF Celebrates Community-Based Marine Conservation
GLOBAL - The WWF has presented the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award to Alasdair Harris and Alifereti Tawake for their significant contributions to marine...
Are Fisheries Observers Safe at Sea?
GLOBAL - The WWF is calling upon fishery managers to urgently address the increasing assaults and intimidations targeted at fisheries observers and to immediately...
25 November 2015
New Report Finds More Must be Done to Meet Future Fish Demand
GLOBAL - A new report notes that the world’s requirement for fish for human consumption in 2030 will exceed the 170 million metric ton trajectory of today’s...
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