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17 November 2015
New Partnership to Improve Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability
US - The US National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Crab Council has signed an agreement with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to collaborate on improving the sustainability...
Domoic Acid Findings Triggers Dungeness Crab Closures
US - After Domoic Acid was found in samples of Dungeness Crab, an indefinite delay in the California Fishery was imposed - this could be good news for the British...
09 November 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: January Tanner Crab Fishery Called Off Again
US - The popular January Tanner crab fishery has been called off for the third year running throughout the Westward Region (Kodiak, Chignik and the South Peninsula),...
29 October 2015
New Project Investigates Potential of Commercialising Lobster Farming
UK - Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8 million, under the latest round...
28 October 2015
MSC, Lidl Bring Sustainable Lobster to UK for Christmas
UK - The Marine Stewardship Council has joined forces with the supermarket Lidl to bring sustainable whole lobsters to the UK and, this year, it costs less than...
19 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: King Crab Fishers Welcome Crack Down on Illegal Fishing
US - Fish pirates are coming under fire as more countries band together to stop them from pilfering the world’s oceans. So called Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated...
12 October 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaskan Pollock Really Alaskan Pollock?
US - When is Alaska pollock not really Alaska pollock? When it is listed as such by the Food and Drug Administration, which governs what every seafood product will...
08 October 2015
King Crabs May Soon Become High-Level Predators in Antarctic
US - King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven’t played a role in tens of millions of years, according to...
30 September 2015
National Lobster Hatchery to Boost EU Aquaculture Thanks to £3m Investment
UK - The National Lobster Hatchery has been awarded funding for a £3 million research project to develop European aquaculture....
28 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Crab Fishers May Face Delays Again
US - Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over...
23 September 2015
Blue Crabs More Tolerant of Low Oxygen than Previously Thought
US - Results of a new study led by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science show that adult blue crabs are much more tolerant of low-oxygen,...
21 September 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Crab Catches Expected to Take a Dip
US - Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year based on results from the annual summer surveys....
16 September 2015
Viet Nam Crab Exports Increase by Six Per Cent
VIET NAM - In first seven months of 2015, Vietnamese crab exporters earned a total revenue of over $60.7 million, up nearly six per cent year on year. In the first...
27 August 2015
Viet Nam's Crab Exports Up on Year
VIET NAM - In first 7 months of 2015, Vietnamese crab exporters earned a total revenue of over US$ 60.7 million, up nearly 6 per cent year on year. ...
10 August 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Salmon Fisheries Await Hearing Outcomes
US - Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska’s salmon fisheries forever....
30 July 2015
Mexico Supports Sustainable Use of Stone Crab Fishery
MEXICO - The Mexican agriculture and fisheries ministry, SAGARPA, is promoting the sustainable use of stone crab fishing to meet market demand for the product....
21 July 2015
Mexico Identifies Additional 20 Million Hectares with Aquaculture Potential
MEXICO - The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has identified 20 million hectares with high potential for aquaculture development....
15 July 2015
Viet Nam's Crab Exports to Australia Rocketed in May
VIET NAM - Though making up only 2.4 per cent of Viet Nam's total crab exports, Australia has shown a sharp increase in crab imports from Viet Nam....
10 July 2015
Goa to Venture into Crab Farming
INDIA - In order to provide farmers with another alternative source of income, Goa is planning to opt for crab aquaculture in the state....
01 July 2015
Viet Nam's Crab Exports to US Increased
VIET NAM - The US has maintained its position as Vietnam's largest crab importing market, accounting for nearly 45 per cent of the total export value....
11 June 2015
New Process May Unlock Seafood Market Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian State Government is enthusiastic that a new process which enables investors to explore the feasibility for new fisheries may unlock...
04 June 2015
More Canadian Inshore Lobster Fisheries Achieve MSC Certification
CANADA - The Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) have achieved certification to the...
03 June 2015
Protection Announced for Scottish Shellfish
SCOTLAND, UK - Shellfish stocks in the Outer Hebrides are to be protected through new conservation measures introduced by the Scottish Government....
12 May 2015
Weekly Overview: Spanish Aquaculture Sector Reports Growth in Production
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, after years of stagnation, the Spanish aquaculture sector is reporting growth again....
11 May 2015
MPEDA’s Maharashtra Crab Farming Project a Success
INDIA - The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)’s crab farming pilot project in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra state, has been a successful,...
06 May 2015
Australian Lobster Reaches 15 Years of Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian rock lobster is celebrating 15 years since it became the world's first fishery certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship...
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...
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