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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Concerns Raised over Future Safety of UK Food Imports
ANALYSIS - Concern is rising in the UK over the safety of imported meat and food products after funding for non-statutory residue testing is withdrawn at the end...
Fisheries Association Welcomes Commitment to Marine Reserves Review
AUSTRALIA - The Commonwealth Fisheries Association (CFA) has applauded the Australian Government on delivering its election commitment for an independent review...
Nigerian Fish Production gets $60 million Boost
NIGERIA - A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oyo State Government and private firm Triton Aqua Africa Ltd will see $60 million injected into fish production....
Icelandic Saithe Fishery Certified Sustainable
ICELAND - Iceland’s saithe fishery has been Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable and well-managed following an extensive 18 month assessment....
FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s...
Norway's $10 million Donation to Help Sudan's Farmers, Fishermen
SOUTH SUDAN - Norway has donated approximately $10 million to help FAO provide conflict-affected farmers, fishers and herders in South Sudan with critical livelihood...
Five Shark Species and All Manta Rays Receive Stronger Protection
GLOBAL - From Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need...
Monday, September 15, 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture, Fisheries?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more...
Scottish Salmon Showcased at Leading Food Event
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish salmon producers spent last week showcasing award winning Scottish salmon to a group of independent French fishmongers from Toulouse, the...
Thousands of Fishermen to get Free Insurance Coverage
PHILIPPINES - Thousands of fisherfolk in 42 provinces nationwide may now avail of free full insurance coverage for their calamity-stricken fishing assets, the Bureau...
UK Seafood Industry Asked to Consider Response to Climate Change Impacts
UK - Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond,...
Sea Trout Research Underway at New Irish Research Facility
IRELAND - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has officially opened a new laboratory at its research facility on its National Index Sea Trout Catchment (River Erriff)...
Alaska Fish Factor: Republican Sullivan Makes Fishery Debate a Priority
US - Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for US Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at...
Thai Union Group to Acquire Norway's King Oscar
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF), has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the assets and the trademark of the world’s top ten seafood...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Transmarina Ecuadorian Tuna Fleet Certified Sustainable
ECUADOR - Transmarina C.A., an Ecuadorian company operating in the ultra frozen fish market worldwide, has positively concluded the Friend of the Sea audit for tuna,...
Less Than a Week Until Humber Seafood Summit 2014
UK - The annual Humber Seafood Summit conference has now sold out as the final programme is announced....
Shetland Fishermen’s Association Call for Cod Quota Increase
SHETLAND, UK - Fishermen in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the...
Shrimp Market Nearing Record Level Prices
US - Shrimp meat prices have been on the rise over the last few months and are continuing to rise, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex...
UK’s Top Young Fish Friers for 2015 Revealed
UK - The shortlist for the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award category of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, has been revealed....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
GC Rieber Oils’ Omega-3 Concentrates Confirmed Friend of the Sea
NORWAY - Friend of the Sea has confirmed the certification of a range of refined and concentrated fish oils from GC Rieber Oils AS. ...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There...
Mussels Helping with Chesapeake Bay Restoration
US - Restoring oysters—and their ability to filter large volumes of water—is widely seen as a key way to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay. New research makes...
Canadian Seafood Products Promoted in Korea
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, recently met with her South Korean counterpart to advance bilateral fisheries relations....
New Managing Director for Icelandic Seachill
UK - Simon Smith has been appointed to Managing Director of Grimsby based Icelandic Seachill....
Maine Lobster Fishery Enters Sustainable Certification Assessment
US - The Maine Certified Sustainable Lobster Association, Inc., a group of New England lobster wharf operators, processors, dealers and wholesalers, has entered...
India's Agriculture Developments Praised by FAO
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan...
Northern Lights Seafood to Research New Scallop Product
CANADA - Northern Lights Seafood will explore the viability of producing a new seafood product with support from the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology...
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Weekly Overview: Pressure on Commission Forces Support for EU Fishermen
ANALYSIS - Pressure mounted this week in Europe for the European Commission to take action to support the fisheries sector in the face of the bans on a number of...
Chinese Huatai Biopharm Fish Oil achieves Sustainable Certification
CHINA - Huatai Biopharm, US FDA cGMP approved global leading manufacturer and supplier of ultra-pure and highly concentrated marine Omega-3 EPA/DHA fatty acids,...
Red Tides Sighted in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Two red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported on the 5 September....
 
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