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29 April 2015
New Crab Species Discovered in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - A new coral-dwelling gall crab has been discovered in Malaysia by a researcher from the Netherlands....
20 April 2015
MPEDA to Start Fish Seed Supply Soon
INDIA - India's government is signing an agreement with the Marine Products Exports and Development Authority (MPEDA) for the supply of four varieties of fish seed...
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...
06 March 2015
Scottish Langoustine Fishing Industry Highlighted in New Film Series
The Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association (SWFPA) has invested in a series of films to highlight the modern, sustainable approach taken by the Scottish langoustine...
Kerala Launches Value Added Fish Food Chain
India - In order to exploit the vast potential of its coastal and backwaters, the Kerala state government has launched the fish fast food chain under the brand name...
05 March 2015
Fines Imposed for Canada Crab Fishermen
CANADA - Two individuals have been found guilty for violating their crab fishing license conditions, contrary to the Fishery (General) Regulations, with combined...
27 February 2015
Shellfish at Risk as Ocean Acidity Expected to Rise
GLOBAL - By the end of the century it is predicted that levels of acidity in the oceans will have a pH value of around 7.8 on average, and this will bring with it...
17 February 2015
Government Makes Changes to Spanner Crab Fishery
AUSTRALIA - The Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, has announced welcome changes to management arrangements for spanner crab fishery in the State’s...
11 February 2015
Oysters Set to be on Valentine's Menu
UK - This year, seafood will be speaking the language of love as restaurants, fishmongers and supermarkets get ready for a boom in the run up to Valentine's Day,...
06 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Lovers Choose Lobster as Top Valentine’s Day Dish
US - Lobster, crab legs and shrimp get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on February 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for US restaurants. ...
04 February 2015
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...
20 January 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...
15 January 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...
12 January 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....
08 January 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...
24 December 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...
23 December 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...
22 December 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...
11 December 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,...
28 November 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....
27 November 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...
26 November 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...
19 November 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)....
13 November 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...
23 October 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....
20 October 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...
10 October 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....
09 October 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...
01 October 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....
 
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