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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Scottish Fishermen Welcome Quota Deal at Fisheries Council
SCOTLAND, UK - A freeze on cuts to days at sea and an increase in quotas for some of Scotland's key stocks were some of the results of the annual EU Fisheries Council...
Changes in Seafloor Communities Can Lead to Skinny Fish
UK - It has long been known that bottom trawl fisheries not only extract fish from the sea, but also leave a trail of unwanted consequences. Non-target animals are...
Weekly Overview: New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
ANALYSIS - A new species of trout has been discovered in Turkey. The new species Salmo kottelati belongs to the Salmonidae family, which includes salmons, trouts,...
Spanish Fisheries Must Find Sustainability, Socioeconomic Balance
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has stated that Spain shares the European Commission's objective of achieving...
New Import Quotas Crash Nigerian Fish Prices
NIGERIA - Millions of fish consumers are heaving a sigh of relief as fresh import quotas for fish issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) recently helped to...
Second Year of Record Fish Landings for Shetlands
SHETLAND ISLANDS, UK - Landings at Shetland’s white fish markets reached record levels for the second year in a row in 2014....
Irish Minister Secures Good Deal for Whitefish Fishermen
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has secured a much improved outcome for the Irish whitefish industry at the recent fisheries...
Australia’s Fisheries Research to Benefit from Government Investment
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is investing more than A$6.5 million into 22 new research projects from the Australian Government’s Fisheries Research and...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery Winding Down
US - As 2015 approaches, the Gulf of Alaska pollock fishery is winding down, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Monday 15 December....
New Research to Investigate Wild, Farmed Salmon Interaction
CANADA - The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association is putting C$1.5 million over the next five years into a series of research projects on how wild and farm-raised...
Fish Use Chemical Camouflage from Diet to Hide From Predators
US - A species of small fish uses a homemade coral-scented cologne to hide from predators, a new study has shown, providing the first evidence of chemical camouflage...
WWF Welcomes EU Warnings for Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - Illegally caught fish comprise a significant portion of both the global catch and of seafood imports, including to the world’s leading fish-consuming...
Scottish and French Pelagic Fleets Join Blue Whiting Assessment
SCOTLAND and FRANCE - Two new pelagic fishing groups have joined the multinational MSC assessment for North Atlantic blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)....
Government Improves Fish Competition Through Port Construction
To ensure better competitive and fair fish trading, in the Bicol Region, the Department of Agriculture allotted a total of P20M in funds for the construction of...
New Analysis Concludes Seafood is Safe and Important to Eat
NORWAY - The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety concludes that seafood is healthy, safe and important for all groups in the population....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Alaska Fish Factor: Deck Washing Will Not Violate Clean Water Act
US - It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act....
Improving Aquatic Biosecurity Governance in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - An aquatic biosecurity governance workshop bringing together more than 120 participants from Africa was held in Durban, South Africa between 5 and...
Tough Fisheries Council Negotiations Expected
NORTHERN IRELAND - Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has warned that negotiations at today's Fisheries Council in Brussels will be difficult...
Maria Damanaki to Lead The Nature Conservancy’s Global Oceans Programme
GLOBAL - Maria Damanaki, former European Union Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and an experienced leader in public service, will join the Nature...
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
EC Warns Four More Countries in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - As part of the continued fight against illegal fishing worldwide, the European Commission has warned, with a 'yellow card', the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint...
New Trout Species Discovered in Turkey
TURKEY - A group of researchers from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Faculty of Fisheries in Turkey, have discovered a new trout species. ...
Sensible Approach to Discard Ban Implementation Needed
SCOTLAND, UK - Speaking ahead of the European Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels, Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead is pushing for a sensible approach to discard...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Mexico to Regulate Geoduck Fishing Industry
MEXICO - In order to contribute to better growth and sustainable development of the country's fisheries sector, the Federal Government has published specifications...
Time to Try Sustainable Fish on Your BBQ this Holiday Season
AUSTRALIA - As many start to plan their Christmas menus, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging Australians to include sustainable Australian...
Bioluminescence Used as a Method of Assessing Fish Stocks
UK - Research by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) explores a promising new method of forecasting bioluminescence, which may improve the monitoring of movements...
New Fish Smoking Technology to Benefit Ghana
GHANA - SNV Ghana, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has launched fish processing technology to produce healthier fish to meet local...
Paua Industry Dismayed with Shark Cage Decision
NEW ZEALAND - The paua industry is dismayed that the Department of Conservation has granted permits for two Great White Shark Cage Diving Operators (GWSCDOs) to...
Icewater Seafoods to Enhance Cod Processing with Grant
CANADA - Icewater Seafoods Inc., a processing company based in Arnold’s Cove that specialises in cod and groundfish products, will receive C$200,000 from the Provincial...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Future of Pangasius Market Unclear
GLOBAL - New soak limits for Viet Nam pangasius is putting pressure on the market, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Monday 8 December....
 
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