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26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Norwegian Salmon Export Price Drops this Week
NORWAY - In the period from 16-22 March, the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 41.79 per kilo. This is a decline of 1.6 per cent, compared to the previous...
Sæmark’s Icelandic Cod, Haddock Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Sæmark cod and haddock have gained Friend of the Sea seal of approval. ...
Cutting Edge Tools to Better Assess Europe's Marine Biodiversity
EU - EU-funded researchers are helping marine scientists and governments to accurately assess the state of biodiversity in Europe’s waters....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
Involve Fishermen in Research and Management, say Scientists, Policy-makers
EU - Involving fishermen in fisheries research and management is key to the long-term sustainability of the fishing industry, conclude GAP2 participants, as the...
25 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest Investigates Using Coniferous Trees for Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - Norwegian salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investigating the potential to use coniferous trees as a fish feed....
New Manual to Help EU Fishermen Reduce Discards
EU - Environmental Defense Fund has developed a manual available free of charge to all fishermen, fishery managers and officials in the European Union that provides...
Euro Decline Causes Problems for Seafood Traders
VIET NAM - Recent falls in the value of the euro have been concerning Vietnamese fish exporters into the EU....
EU and Greenland Agree Sustainable Fisheries Agreement
EUROPE - The EU and Greenland have agreed on a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two countries....
South Indian Ocean Moves Towards Sustainable Fisheries
MAURITIUS - Members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) have made progress on several issues at a meeting held in Mauritius....
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
Europêche Strengthening its Work to Support EU Fishing Industry
EU - Europêche, the foremost trade body representing the fishing industry in Europe, is strengthening its activities to champion the sector and ensure its vital...
24 March 2015
Cyclone Pam Destroys Fisheries Infrastructure in Vanuatu
VANUATU - Strong winds, heavy rains and floods resulting from Tropical Cyclone Pam have caused extensive damage to agriculture throughout Vanuatu, including the...
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
Weak Yellowfin Sole Markets Globally
US - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson discusses the weak yellowfin sole market and Pacific and Atlantic cod pricing....
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the...
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major...
Chefs from Leading Restaurants to Serve the “Perfect Protein”
GLOBAL - Leading chefs from aroundd the world are joining Oceana’s campaign and pledge to serve and highlight anchovies and other small fish at their restaurants...
Alaska Fish Factor: Seventh Time Lucky for Personal Fisheries Priority?
US - Seven times is the charm for building some momentum on a measure that aims to give personal use (PU) fisheries a priority over commercial and sport users. As...
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period of public consultation which ended in...
Chinese Aquatic Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall in the first week of March, according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities...
20 March 2015
The Future of Sustainable Seafood
ANALYSIS - The Seafood Expo North America in Boston earlier this week was as always an overwhelming affair of seafood exhibitionism, much of it breaded and deep-fried,...
UK Government Creates World's Largest Marine Reserve Around Pitcairn Islands
UK - The Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Geographic Society have praised action by the British government to create the world's largest fully protected marine...
Ensis Fisheries Tuna Obtains Sustainable Certification
MALDIVES - Ensis Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its hand line along with pole and line tuna fishery....
North East Atlantic Fisheries Becoming More Sustainable in 2015
EU - The number of fisheries exploited by the European Union at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) levels is increasing in the East Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea....
Survey Finds US Consumers Still Unfamiliar With Aquaculture
US - A new consumer survey coordinated by The Fishin’ Company in conjunction with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has found that many consumers in the US...
US Releases Action Plan Against Illegal Fishing
US - The US Presidential Task Force on Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud has released its action plan....
 
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