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Friday, April 18, 2014
Bizarre Parasite May Provide Cuttlefish Clues
AUSTRALIA - University of Adelaide research into parasites of cuttlefish, squid and octopus has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles, and...
Scottish Mussel Ready Meals Shortlisted for Illustrious Award
SCOTLAND, UK - Two ready meals produced by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) have been shortlisted in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2014....
Seafood Expo in its 22nd Year
BELGIUM - Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global exposition marks the 22nd edition of the event, and the 16th edition of Seafood Processing Global....
China's Tame Inflation Provides Ample Policy Room
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
European Parliament Adopts European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Package
EU - The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) package, the final part of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)....
Protocols Agreed Between the EU and Gabon, Madagascar and the Seychelles
EU - The European Fisheries Council has adopted decisions on the conclusion of the protocols between the EU and the Gabonese Republic, Madagascar and the seychelles....
Bolivia's Government to Increase Fish Production
BOLIVIA - The Deputy Minister of Rural Development, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, has said that the government will invest 88 million Bolivianos to increase fish production...
Spanish Government Adopts Draft Law of the State of Marine Fisheries
SPAIN - The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the draft amendment to the Law of the State Maritime Fishing,...
Better Fisheries Sector Expected this Year
PERU - The Peruvian fishing industry suffered last year, recording significant losses. This year, however, the industry is expected to recover, according to the...
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...
Drop in Scottish Seafood Value Hitting Scottish Fishermen Hard
SCOTLAND, UK - The drop in seafood landings has hit Scottish fishermen hard, according to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Developing a High Potential Tuna Sector in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Viet Nam has been fishing tuna since 1994. The main species are yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna with fish stocks up to 600,000 MT. Yellowfin...
IMO and Bangladesh Collaborate to Improve Ship-recycling Standards
BANGLADESH - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together...
Higher Price for Viet Nam Pangasius Exported to South Korea
VIET NAM - Through February 2014, Alaska pollock continues to be the most imported fish into South Korea. Pangasuis and catfish ranked second and tilapia slid to...
Maritime and Fisheries Policy to Help Portugal on the Path to Growth
PORTUGAL - EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, has highlighted how ideally placed is Portugal to play a leading role in the implementation of the new Common...
Volume of Scottish Fish Landings Stable but Value Fell by Eight Per Cent
SCOTLAND, UK - Provisional statistics published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by...
Changes in Fish Processing, Handling Could Reduce Injuries
US - Handling frozen fish caused nearly half of all injuries aboard commercial freezer-trawlers and about a quarter of the injuries on freezer-longliner vessels...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Weekly Overview: Sustainable Management Plan Discussion for UK/France Scallop Fishery
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, French and British Channel scallop fishers are coming together 14-16 April, for the first time, to explore a sustainable regional...
Reef Fish Arrived in Two Waves
US - The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs...
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Recent Shrimp Quota Cuts to Drive Fishermen Out, Causing Speculative Purchasing
US - Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed sharp quota cuts for inshore and offshore northern shrimp fisheries, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute...
Water Users can Reduce the Risk of Spreading Invasive Aquatic Species
UK - Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study....
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tesco Forced to Back Down in Tinned Tuna Row
UK - Greenpeace and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall are claiming victory in their campaign against Tesco and the cut-price tuna brand Oriental and Pacific....
Remission of Provincial Income Tax for Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme
CANADA - Approximately 97 individuals in the province associated with the Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme (AGLRP) will receive a remission of both...
Alaska Fish Factor: Total Salmon Catch Projected to be Down 50 per cent
US - Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year’s record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species...
New Weakly Electric Fish Species Discovered in Central Africa
AFRICA - Two new species of weakly electric fishes from the Congo River basin are described in the open access journal ZooKeys. One of them, known from only a single...
Shark Fin Iimports to Hong Kong Drop by a Third
HONG KONG - The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 per cent, according to government data analysed by WWF....
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,...
Vermilion Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic to Close on 19 April, 2014
Commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) 19 April, 2014. ...
Why Not Send Invasive Asian Carp in US Back to Asia?
US - When it comes to fish, not many Americans have much insight or appetite for Asian carp, the invasive species that is wreaking havoc in the US heartland's waterways....
 
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