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20 March 2015
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
19 March 2015
Seafish TV Ad to Encourage More Fish Consumption
UK - In order to drive fish consumption in the UK, Fish is the Dish, the consumer campaign by Seafish, has unveiled its latest activity designed to get more consumers...
100% Scholarships Now Available for University of St Andrews Sustainable Aquaculture Postgraduate Diploma/MSc
GLOBAL - The University of St Andrews has announced that it has secured ten 100 per cent scholarships for its Postgraduate Diploma/MSc course in Sustainable Aquaculture....
EU Discard Ban 'Difficult to Comply With’
EU - The fishing industry will have difficulty complying with new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules banning the throwing away of unwanted fish, according to...
Calls for a Sustainable Food System in Europe
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for a healthy and climate friendly European...
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly...
Distinguished Scientists Join the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has announced the formation of its Independent Scientific Panel, comprising eight highly regarded senior...
Major South Korean Seafood Processor Achieves MSC Certification
SOUTH KOREA - Hansung Enterprise Co., Ltd, a seafood processor based in Busan, South Korea, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its sustainable,...
18 March 2015
ASC Supports Development of Sustainable Brazilian Aquaculture
BRAZIL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has launched a new film to help transform aquaculture in the State of Rio de Janeiro....
More New Science for Australia's Small Pelagic Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, has released the results of the latest science regarding a key small...
Driving Change in Aquaculture Discussed at Seafood Expo North America
US - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) brought together a distinguished panel for this year’s Seafood Expo North America to join in the discussion on what...
17 March 2015
First Ever Socio-Economic Global Salmon Industry Report Released
GLOBAL - The first-ever socio-economic report on the global salmon farming industry has been released. The report notes how the industry is providing 14.8 billion...
Spanish Students win MSC Scholarship for Fisheries Science
SPAIN - Two students from Spain have won this year’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) scholarship for fisheries science. Cristina Andrés and João Rodrigues,...
True North Salmon Achieves BAP Four-Star Certification
CANADA - True North salmon from Atlantic Canada and Maine has achieved four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status....
16 March 2015
Asian Countries Continue Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture
ASIA - Six countries in Asia are taking the lead in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to deliver “blue growth” – a regional initiative...
Farmers Association Congratulates Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
IRELAND - Marine Harvest Ireland has announced that its site at Deenish, County Kerry is the first in Ireland to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
Alaska Fish Factor: Getting Your Fishing License Just Got Easier
US - Print your licenses at home and go fishing! The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s revamped Online Store is the go to place for all fishing (and hunting) licenses...
13 March 2015
EU Fishermen Pledge to Eliminate Marine Litter
EU - Europêche, the body representing 80,000 European fishermen, has teamed up with environmental group, Waste Free Oceans (WFO) to help combat the growing issue...
Redistributing EU Fishing Quotas Could Unlock £659m Profit, 102,000 Jobs
EU - New economic analysis by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) of more than 200 EU fleets reveals the hidden potential for increased employment and profits....
ISSF Announces Improved Atlantic Bluefin Stock Status
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released the latest version of their Status of the Stocks Ratings. Whilst Atlantic bluefin...
Spanish Government Investigates Companies Linked with Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish Government has announced the launch of ‘Operation Sparrow’, an investigation into several companies for alleged links with illegal, unreported...
Leading Fishery Experts Deliver Actions to Secure Global Seafood Supplies
GLOBAL - Several of the world’s leading food distributors, environmental NGOs, food science institutes, and seafood industry experts have joined together to call...
11 March 2015
New Tool Documents Sustainability in Cod and Haddock Fishing
NORWAY - A three-year WhiteFish project, involving industry organisations and 15 researchers from all over Europe, has led to the development of a new method and...
How to Avoid Seabird Bycatch in the Mediterranean Fishing industry?
SPAIN - A new good practice guide from the University of Barcelona suggests several of the best ways to mitigate the problem of seabird bycatch by fishing vessels...
10 March 2015
First National Skipper Training Curriculum Launched for Maldivian Tuna Fishers
MALDIVES - One year on from the launch of the Fishermen’s Community and Training Centre (FCTC), the pole-and-line skipper curriculum has officially been recognised...
Protection of Key Mediterranean Fish Nursery Areas Proposed
SICILY, ITALY - Permanently closing fisheries in critical areas of the Strait of Sicily will help hake and deep-water rose shrimp to recover from heavy overfishing,...
Marine Harvest Canada Achieves Four-star BAP Certification
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is the first salmon company in British Columbia, and only the second in the world, to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices...
Stolt Sea Farm Sole Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Stolt Sea Farm S.A. has been awarded sustainable Friend of the Sea certification for its sole (Solea senegalensis) aquaculture....
09 March 2015
Is the Blue Crab Migrating North?
US - The northern migration of the commercially important blue crab could be another sign of climate change, said David Johnson, a former scientist at the Marine...
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Certified Sustainable
CANADA - The Quebec lobster fishery on the Gaspé Peninsula, along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
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