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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Senate Bill to Address Seafood Mislabeling
US - More than 50 per cent of US seafood has been found to be mislabeled. In response, a new Senate Bill is set to address the growing problem, reports Rob Reierson...
Golden Acre Dairy Foods Acquires Seafood Supplier
UK - Golden Acre Dairy Foods Holdings has acquired Elsinore Foods, a leading food business specialising in niche seafood and delicatessen products....
FAO Recognises Mexico's Work to Boost Seafood Sustainability and Reduce Bycatch
MEXICO - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognised the actions applied to boost Mexico's seafood sustainability and reduce bycatch,...
Scottish Seafood Association to Attend Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2014
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) has confirmed it will be exhibiting once again at the Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2014 fisheries exhibition...
Waters off South Carolina to Reopen to Shrimp Fishing
US - The federal waters within 25 nautical miles of the federal-state water boundary off South Carolina will reopen to fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp...
New Electric Fish Genus and Species Discovered in Brazil
BRAZIL - Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Brazil, this week report that they have...
Iceland Sets Responsible 2014 Mackerel Quota of 147,574 tons
ICELAND - The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture has set Iceland's 2014 mackerel quota at a responsible 147,574 tons. The announcement was welcomed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
International Research Team Sequences Rainbow Trout Genome
GLOBAL - Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid...
Nigeria Begins Import Quota Policy for Fish
NIGERIA - Nigeria has begun the implementation of a new import quota regime for fish. The aim is to stimulate the country to become self-sufficient in fish production...
McDonald's Launches Shrimp Burger in Japan
JAPAN - McDonald’s Japan has begun selling its brand new Avocado Shrimp burger as part of its new range of burgers....
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Seeks Clarity on Implications for Fishing in Independence Debate
SCOTLAND - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers outlining key questions that must be answered from...
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....
Global Oceans Action Summit Focuses on Identifying Solutions for Healthy Oceans
NETHERLANDS - Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing...
Commercial Catches set for Victoria Abalone and Ocean Scallops
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Environment and Primary Industries has set the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) for abalone and ocean scallops for the 2014-15...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: New Salmon Farms Approved in Marlborough Sounds
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the go-ahead for three of four new New Zealand King Salmon farms in Marlborough. The new...
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...
First Phase of European Eel Expedition Successfully Completed
DENMARK - DTU's Dana—Denmark's largest marine research vessel—has spent three weeks exploring and gathering samples in the spawning grounds of the European eel...
South Korea Agrees Lower 2014 Fish Quota with Russia
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea and Russia signed an agreement on the 2014 fishing quota for South Korea that is a drop from last year's figure on a request from local...
Maritime Spatial Planning Legislation Adopted by Parliament
EU - The European Parliament endorsed on 17 April a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the...
Too Much Selenium Reduces Fertility in Fish
NORWAY - High levels of selenium and mercury in combination can reduce fertility in fish, finds a new NIFES study....
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Permits Have Tripled in Value
US - Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Total Icelandic Fish Catch in March Decreased Between Years
ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels in March 2014 decreased by 14.9 per cent at constant prices compared with March 2013, reports Statistics Iceland....
Fishing Ban Sends Seafood Prices Soaring in Chennai
INDIA - Seafood prices in Chennai have begun shooting up with the imposition of the 45-day ban on mechanised fishing boats....
Mozambican Tuna Company to Start Operating in 2014
MOZAMBIQUE - Mozambican company Empresa Moçambicana de Atum (EMATUM), set up by the government for tuna fishing, is due to start operating this year....
Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
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)....
 
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