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Monday, July 28, 2014
Pollution Thought to have Caused Major Northern Ireland Fish Kill
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - There has been a major fish kill in Bessbrook river, County Armagh which has been assessed as being of ‘High Severity’....
Eco-Safe Tuna Praises MSC Dolphin Safe Labelling
GLOBAL - Eco-safe tuna has praised the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) "dolphin-safe" canned tuna....
Global Initiative for Agricultural and Fisheries Education Formed
INDIA - India, Africa and the USA have formed an international partnership across the countries to revitalise global agricultural education, capacity building and...
Icelandic June Fish Catch has Increased Between Years
ICELAND - The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 40 per cent higher in June 2014 than in June 2013, reports Statistics Iceland. ...
Practice Eco-Friendly Aquaculture, says Fisheries Minister
INDIA - Aquaculture practices should follow eco-friendly methods in order to achieve sustainable development of the fisheries sector, said Fisheries Minister K Babu....
Alaska Fish Factor: Shaping Alaska's Fisheries
US - Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever...
Friday, July 25, 2014
Government Sets Fishing Season for Dorado
PERU - The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set the fishing season for Dorado as 1 October to 30 April each year and therefore fishing is suspended from 1 May...
Charoen Pokphand Foods to Expand its Indian Operations
INDIA - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest Rs. 1,000 crore in the expansion of its operations in Andhra Pradesh. ...
Lousiana Reports Good Shrimp Landings for June
US - Last week, NOAA released landing volumes for shrimp caught in the Gulf of Mexico in the month of June. The data shows a decent June harvest in the state of...
Federal Stance on Northern Shrimp Allocations Threatens Provincial Economy
CANADA - The Federal Government’s unwillingness to consider alternatives to its “Last In, First Out” (LIFO) policy continues to threaten the economic well-being...
Improvement in the Planning of Maritime Activities
EU - The European Commission has welcomed the European Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used....
South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao Must Act Quickly to Combat Illegal Fishing, say NGO's
GLOBAL - The European Commission has given South Korea, Ghana and Curaçao six more months to improve efforts to stop illegal fishing by their vessels. In November...
GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Deepwater Confident of Meeting Ling Fisheries Assessment Conditions
NEW ZEALAND - The main New Zealand ling fisheries have been assessed as meeting the high sustainability standards set by the international Marine Stewardship Council...
Spain Starts Halt on Charoen Pokphand Foods Shrimp
SPAIN - Spain has begun to impose an import ban on all frozen shrimp and seafood products from Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and a Spanish industry group has called...
Curaçao, Ghana and Korea Given More Time to Take Steps Against Illegal Fishing
EU - After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November...
Meeting Results in No End to Tuna and Shark Overfishing in Eastern Pacific
GLOBAL - Nations that fish for tuna in the eastern Pacific Ocean have made no progress on ending overfishing during the latest meeting of the Inter-American Tropical...
30 Marine Protected Areas Confirmed for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation by the Scottish Government of 30 Marine Protected...
Commission Prioritises Larger Quotas Over Larger Fish Stocks
EU - The European Commission announced the next steps in the implementation of the new common fisheries policy (CFP) at a hearing in the the Fisheries Committee...
Argentina to Invest 445 million pesos in Fisheries and Aquaculture Development
ARGENTINA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has approved funding of 445 million pesos to start a programme to strengthen the the development...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Oceans 5’s $3 Million Grant Creates New Coalition to Protect the Oceans and End Illegal Fishing
EU - To combat illegal fishing in the European Union (EU), Oceans 5 announces the formation of a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a grant...
Catfish Reveal Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination in Northern Italy
ITALY - Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in catfish in Italian rivers has been found to exceed European Commission limits, a new study, published...
Scottish Fishermen to Highlight Issues of Concern to UK Fisheries Minister
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will highlight key issues of concern for the catching sector when they meet with UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice in the ports...
Reduction in Fishermen Fatalities Marks Better Safety on Our seas
UK - The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome...
Scottish Fishing Industry to get £6 million Boost
SCOTLAND, UK - Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFG) across Scotland are set to benefit from £1.4 million of research projects designed to improve and maintain their sustainable...
Australian Vessels to Face Fishing Ban in Tasmania?
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - The Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) is considering a motion from the Break O'Day & Northern Midlands councils to lobby the...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Weekly Overview: More Aquaculture Companies Signing Up to ASC Certification
GLOBAL - More aquaculture operations have become certified as sustainable over the past week as more companies wish to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable...
Oceana Exposes Illegal Driftnet Fishing in Italy
ITALY - Oceana observers, together with Italian journalist Sabrina Giannini from Reportime, have gathered evidence of fishing boats using illegal driftnets in southern...
Global Fisheries Economics Conference Heading to Scotland in 2016
UK - Aberdeen has beaten stiff competition to host the next International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) conference in 2016. Every two years, leading...
Microplastics Worse for Crabs and Fish Than Previously Thought
UK - The tiny plastic particles polluting oceans are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to...
 
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