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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Nofima Investigates Use of Snow Crabs
NORWAY - Snow crabs have taken over the Barents Sea. As fishing of the species increases, Nofima investigates the best ways of using these crabs, including shelf...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Rock Lobster Season gets Underway
AUSTRALIA - As the annual season for the State’s western rock lobster fishery kicks off today (15 January), most commercial fishers will make the most of their...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Marketers Facing Strong Headwinds
US - Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab....
Thursday, January 08, 2015
New Research Finds Better Lobster Numbers Can Increase Disease Risk
ENGLAND, UK - Many marine protected areas (MPAs) have been hailed as the silver bullet for conservation, with reports of increased catch, and spillover of recovered...
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Innovators Finding Use for Fish Waste
US - Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Disastrous Start to Oregon Dungeness Crab Fishery
US - The Oregon Dungeness Crab season has got off to a near disastrous start. The "derby" style fishery opened on 1 December with dismal returns so far. Hugh Link,...
Friday, November 28, 2014
Sabah State to Become Aquaculture Leader
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian state of Sabah is set to become an aquaculture leader thanks to several aquaculture programmes planned for the area....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan to Promote Sustainable Growth
AUSTRALIA - A new plan for the South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery will set the scene for sustainable operations of the A$15.6 million industry for...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Cockburn Sound Crab Fishing to Remain Closed
AUSTRALIA - Following a review of the stock status of blue swimmer crabs in Cockburn Sound, it has been decided not to reopen the area to either commercial or recreational...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Prince Edward Island Lobster Trap Fishery Certified Sustainable
CANADA - The Prince Edward Island (PEI) lobster trap fishery has been certified sustainable and well-managed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)....
Thursday, November 13, 2014
New ARC Research Hub to Investigate Rock Lobster Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA - A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub that will undertake research into the development of aquaculture for rock lobster as a sustainable...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Invasive Seaweed Sheltering Native Crustaceans in US Mud Flats
US - On the tidal mudflats of Georgia and South Carolina, the red Japanese seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla is gaining a foothold where no native seaweeds live....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Encouraging Young People into the Bearing Sea Crab Fleet
US - The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Norway Sea Lice Pesticides Exceeding UK Environmental Health Standards
NORWAY - Levels of aquaculture pesticides exceed UK environmental quality standards (EQSs) in samples taken from near Norwegian fish farms, a recent study has shown....
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Sustainable Tristan Lobster Makes European Debut
EU - The European shellfish market is about to be shaken up with the launch of the unique Tristan Lobster into the HoReCa (hotel, restaurant and catering) and sustainability-minded...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Digital Record Keeping Trial Set to Modernise Rock Lobster Fishery
AUSTRALIA - Digital technology could make paper records a thing of the past in South Australia’s Southern Zone Rock Lobster fishery....
Friday, September 26, 2014
Mud Crab Farming Reaches Milestone in Timor-Leste
TIMOR-LESTE - Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), ACDI/VOCA’s Mud Crab and Fish Cultivation project recently held a special event marking...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Invasive Chinese Mitten Crab Posing a Threat to Salmon and Trout
SCOTLAND, UK - The Chinese mitten crab, recorded in Scotland for the first time, poses a serious potential threat to salmon and trout in Glasgow’s River Clyde,...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Makkovik Fish Plant Explores Upgrades with Government Support
CANADA - The Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative Society Limited (Torngat Fish Co-op) will seek ways to increase efficiency and output at its crab and turbot plant...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Maine Lobster Fishery Enters Sustainable Certification Assessment
US - The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association, Inc., a group of New England lobster wharf operators, processors, dealers and wholesalers, has entered...
Friday, September 05, 2014
Rock Lobster Industry Welcomes Government Pledge of Farmland Buffer Zones
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council has praised the National Party pledge to spend NZ$100 million over 10 years to buy and retire farmland...
New Zealand Red Rock Lobster Certified Friend of the Sea
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand CRAMAC5, a member of the New Zealand Rock Lobster Industry Council (NZ RLIC), has been confirmed Friend of the Sea sustainably certified...
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
New Minimum Size for Lobsters to be Phased In
WALES, UK - A new minimum size for lobsters is to be phased in to improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries,...
Monday, September 01, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Calls for Ban on Russian Seafood
US - If Russia won’t buy seafood from the US, we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ecuador Starts Seasonal Red and Blue Crab Fishing Ban
ECUADOR - The second ban of fishing for red and blue crabs started on 15 August and will end on 15 September 2014....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Crayfish Plague Infects Native White-Clawed Crayfish in River Allen
UK - Until recently the river Allen’s native White-clawed crayfish population, one of the few remaining in Dorset, has managed to remain free from disease but...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: $60 million Alaskan Seafood Exports to be Halted by Russian Ban
US - Seafood is by far Alaska’s top export and as it heads overseas, global politics play a big role in making sales sink or swim. That dynamic took center stage...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Canada Invests $24,500 in Lobster Quality Assurance Booklet
CANADA - With financing from the Provincial Government, a booklet will be developed by the Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide the lobster...
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