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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...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Codroy Seafoods to Enhance Lobster Operations with $100,000 Grant
CANADA - A new cooling system supported by the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme will help Codroy Seafoods increase...
Canada Considering Regional Two Cent Lobster Levy
CANADA - Nova Scotia is committed to a provincewide lobster levy to promote generic marketing and is also considering a quality pilot project in one region, supported...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Malaysians Starting Crayfish Breeding to Supplement Income
MALAYSIA - At a time when the cost of living is high and many families are having difficulties making ends meet, going into a venture that requires only a small...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Fusion Marine Helps Develop New Lobster Farming Initiative
SCOTLAND, UK - Aquaculture equipment specialist Fusion Marine is participating in a multi-partnership project to develop a sea based lobster rearing system that...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Government Develops Management Plan for Crabs in Sinaloa and Sonora
MEXICO - In order to promote sustainability and better use of three species of crab that occur in Sinaloa and Sonora, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock,...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Glaciers May be Intensifying Acidity in Prince William Sound
US - Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William...
Monday, June 30, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Biggest Sockeye Salmon Run to Surge into Bristol Bay
US - Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Marine Crabs Auditory Ability Impacts Response to Predators
US - New research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, shows that sound plays at least as much of a role in mud crabs' reaction to fish behavior...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
New Research Investigates Implications of Rock Lobster Fishing During Winter
AUSTRALIA - New research will begin this week in the Northern Zone Rock Lobster fishery to investigate the implications of commercial fishing during winter months....
Friday, June 13, 2014
New Research Finds Crayfish Feel Anxiety
FRANCE - A new study of crayfish has shown that the arthropods can get anxious when they are exposed to prolonged stress. But, the arthropods also can be calmed...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Scientists Ask for Sightings After Confirmation of Asian Shore Crab in UK
UK - Photographs of an unusual crab have been confirmed as the first mainland GB record of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus. This crab is voracious and...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Working Together to Fight the Invasive Green Crab
CANADA - Since green crab was first detected in Placentia Bay, Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Unifor and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have been working...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Securing the Sustainability of the Unregulated Jonah Crab Fishery
US - Market demand for the Jonah crab has more than quadrupled during the last 20 years, but the fishery still lacks a management plan to monitor and protect it...
Friday, May 09, 2014
Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group Dressed Lobster Selected as Finalist in SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014
SCOTLAND, UK - A new dressed lobster ready meal from the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has been selected as a finalist in the SuperMeat & Fish Awards...
Friday, May 02, 2014
Crabs are Killing North East Saltmarshes
US - Two newly published studies by a team of Brown University researchers provide ample new evidence that the reason coastal saltmarshes are dying from Long Island...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lobster Fishermen Concerned Over Upcoming Season's Prices
CANADA - With little more than a week before Prince Edward Island's lobster season opens, fishermen are wondering what they will earn for their catch....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Calcium Derivatives Obtained from Shellfish Waste
MEXICO - Researchers at the University of Sonora are looking to use the calcium from waste parts of crustaceans (shrimp, crab, lobster and squid) and convert it...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Enters into MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gaspésie lobster fishery, which is concentrated on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada,...
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