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09 February 2015
ASC Launches Microsites in French and Chinese
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has launched two additional microsites in French and Chinese joining the already existing microsites in German,...
Fishermen's Safety to be Core of Revised Responsible Fishing Scheme
UK - New standards underpinning the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) have been unanimously signed off by the RFS Oversight Board, widening the scope of the...
What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless...
06 February 2015
FAO Granted $75 000 for Shrimp, Groundfish Management on Guianas-Brazil Shelf
SOUTH AMERICA - The shrimp and groundfish fisheries of the Guianas-Brazil shelf provide employment to at least 150 000 fishers and many more in auxiliary jobs (processing,...
US Oysters, Mussels Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
US - NOAA’s first-ever long term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and 2009,...
New Science to Help Determine Total Allowable Catch
AUSTRALIA - New science for the Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF) will help determine the total allowable catch limit for the 2015-16 season. The science...
05 February 2015
Consultation on New English Marine Conservation Zones Opens
ENGLAND, UK - Everyone with an interest in England's seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation...
04 February 2015
What Role do Retailers Play in Reducing the Use of Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - More resistant bacteria means more pressure on producers, veterinarians, and, as consumer awareness grows, retailers....
Spiny Lobster Abundance Shows Fishery in Good Shape
BELIZE - A recent study conducted in the waters of Glover's Reef Marine Reserve in Belize by the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners has revealed good...
GAA, Viet Nam Pangasius Association Cooperate on Responsible Aquaculture
VIET NAM - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Viet Nam Pangasius Association (VNPA), in which the two...
03 February 2015
Emergency Measures Introduced to Protect Sea Bass
UK - Following emergency measures from the European Commission, fishermen using pelagic trawls in the southern North Sea and in the east round the south coast of...
New iBAP Programme To Advance Responsible Aquaculture
GLOBAL - A new programme called iBAP, with the “i” representing “improver”, has been launched by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). The new programme...
02 February 2015
Makro Backs Best Aquaculture Practice Certification
PERU - Makro Supermayorista S.A. has been added to the growing list of wholesalers, retailers and foodservice operators worldwide that endorse the Global Aquaculture...
New Reef Health Index to Guide Fisheries Management Choices
US - A a team from the Gulf of California Marine Programme have developed a new index which will allow scientists to assess the health of rocky reefs under different...
Seafish to Promote Responsible Fishing Initiatives at Global Seafood Summit
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood in the UK, will play a key role at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans to talk about the issues surrounding...
30 January 2015
Aqua-Spark Investments to Help Create a More Sustainable Aquaculture Industry
GLOBAL - Aqua-Spark, an Investment Fund for Sustainable Aquaculture, is helping pave the way towards a more sustainable, clean and healthy aquaculture industry....
Fishing into the Future Charity to Promote UK Fisheries Development
UK - Fishermen in the UK have a new platform to promote the best that the industry has to offer – Fishing into the Future was officially recognised as a charity...
MEP's Delay Discard Ban Sanctions
EU - The EU Parliament and EU Fisheries Council have agreed, with help from the European Commission, that fishermen have two years before sanctions for failing to...
29 January 2015
Oil from GM Camelina Can Substitute Fish Oil in Fish Feed
UK - Oil derived from GM Camelina plants that have been modified to produce 20 per cent EPA in their seeds, is entirely suitable for feeding Atlantic salmon, according...
Aquaculture Improvement Projects Launched in Indonesia, China and Thailand
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), with funding from the Walmart Foundation is launching Aquaculture Improvement Projects in Indonesia, China,...
Global Conference Calls for Better Inland Fisheries Management
GLOBAL - Inland fisheries – the network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and freshwater to millions across the world – need to be better managed...
South Korea Takes Further Action to Combat Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - Following a ‘yellow card’ warning from the EU in 2013, the National Assembly of Korea has adopted an amended Distant Water Fisheries Development...
28 January 2015
Sainsbury’s Cafes to Serve Sustainable Cod
UK - Sainsbury’s is the first major supermarket to launch Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified cod on its café menu....
27 January 2015
EU to Ban Sri Lankan Fish Following Inaction on Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU is to place a ban on fish and fisheries products from Sri Lanka following the failure of the country to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)...
Weekly Overview: Oman Aquaculture Projects to Boost Production to 7,330 Tonnes
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture production in Oman is set to rise from 353 tonnes to 7,330 tonnes annually thanks to three new projects, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
MSU-UN Partnership to Raise Profile of Inland Fisheries
US - A memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University (MSU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations calls for close cooperation...
Fisheries Council Discuss Multiannual Plan for the Baltic Sea
EU - The Latvian Presidency gave a presentation to the Council of it work programme in the agriculture and fisheries sector. In terms of fisheries, the Council held...
26 January 2015
Webber Naturals Krill Oil Certified Sustainable
NORTH AMERICA - Webber Naturals krill oils from Antarctic krill (Euphasia superba) is now carrying sustainable Friend of the Sea seal of approval....
Jamaica Explores Development of Pharmaceuticals from Fish Trimmings
JAMAICA - The Jamaican Government is looking to partner with Japan to explore the development of pharmaceuticals from fish trimmings....
23 January 2015
GLOBALG.A.P. Presents Certification Benefits to Myanmar's Aquaculture Industry
MYANMAR - Chief Marketing Officer Flavio Alzueta gave a keynote presentation on the GLOBALG.A.P. System and the benefits of Good Aquaculture Practices at the Aqua...
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