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Friday, November 28, 2014
Australia Supporting Sustainable Fisheries Management in the Pacific
AUSTRALIA - Australia will present a draft harvest strategy for key tuna species at the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...
First National Stakeholders Meeting to be Held on Blue Economy
SEYCHELLES - President James Michel will officially open the National Stakeholder Dialogue on the Blue Economy which will be held between 9-10 December 2014 at the...
Experts Develop New Management Measures for Queen Conch
PANAMA - Participants of the Working Group on Queen Conch met in Panama 18-20 November to developed a new set of regional harmonized measures for the management...
New Management Plan for Australia's Sardine Fishery
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s sardine fishers have adopted a new management plan which aims to ensure the A$20 million sardine industry remains sustainable....
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Science Based Approach Needed for Use of FADs
GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling on members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) to take a science-based, precautionary approach...
Scottish Fishing Industry in Peril if No Governments Action, say Associations
SCOTLAND, UK - Member state governments need to wake up and assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the ban on fishermen discarding catches...
US Study Finds Washington to Alaska Coasts ISA Free
US - After more than 2,000 tests of wild and farmed salmon in Washington and Alaska, scientists have found no evidence of the Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus...
Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan to Promote Sustainable Growth
AUSTRALIA - A new plan for the South Australian Northern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery will set the scene for sustainable operations of the A$15.6 million industry for...
Hammerhead Shark Movements Tracked for the First Time
US and MEXICO - An endangered hammerhead shark has been found migrating into unprotected waters. The study, which ran over a 10-month period, reveals important gaps...
South Korea Intensifies Penalties Against Illegal Fishing
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is moving to significantly strengthen its penalties against illegal fishing by its vessels in high seas that include more than doubling...
US/Canada Pacific Hake Trawl Fishery Re-certified to MSC Standard
US and CANADA - The Pacific hake mid-water trawl fishery, which operates off the west coast of the United States and Canada, has achieved MSC re-certification following...
Mining Has a Wider Impact on Fish Habitats than First Thought
US - Scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) have taken a broad look at the impacts of mines across the country- and found that mining can damage fish habitats...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Global Fish Oil Market to Experience Strong Growth
GLOBAL - The global fish oil market will grow significantly in the coming years, according to the latest research report from Transparency Market Research....
India Can be Major Player in World Fisheries, says Minister
INDIA - With a view to make India a major player in world fisheries sector, we will have to exploit our 8,118 kilometer coastal line, Indian agriculture minister,...
AquaME Conference to Provide Platform for Aquaculture Investment
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - AquaME, formally a vertical of the AgraME exhibition, will become the regions first standalone platform dedicated to the burgeoning aquaculture...
Draft Shark Biodiversity Plan Open for Public Comment
SOUTH AFRICA - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on the public to comment on the draft Shark Biodiversity Management Plan....
Cockburn Sound Crab Fishing to Remain Closed
AUSTRALIA - Following a review of the stock status of blue swimmer crabs in Cockburn Sound, it has been decided not to reopen the area to either commercial or recreational...
Irish Minister Welcomes 2015 Mackerel Deal
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has welcomed the outcome of the international fisheries negotiations between Norway,...
Weekly Overview: Guidance Offered on New Fish Product Labelling Laws
ANALYSIS - From 13 December 2014, the EU will implement new rules on information which must be included on the labels of some fish products, writes Lucy Towers,...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Blue Revolution to Revitalise India’s Fisheries Sector, Says Assocham
INDIA - India’s apex industry body, the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (Assocham) has said that the government’s renewed focus on the fisheries...
Long-Term Plan for Fisheries Development in Somalia and Somaliland
SOMALIA & SOMALILAND - MacAlister Elliott & Partners (MEP) is working on a long-term development plan for fisheries in Somalia and Somaliland that will help stimulate...
It's a Buyers Market for Pacific Cod
US - Alaskan vendors have complained that the entire cod market is 'messy' and is likely to cause uncertainty for the next six months, reports Rob Reierson in the...
PPS East Announced as Silver Sponsor of World Seafood Congress 2015
UK - Committing to the long term future of the UK seafood industry, PPS East Limited has been named as an official Silver Sponsor to the World Seafood Congress 2015....
Major Event to Explore Collaboration for a Sustainable Fisheries Future
EU - GAP2, an international European Commission-funded research project, is to host a three-day major event, exploring the successes and challenges of collaborative...
New Fishways in Maine Increasing Fish Habitats
US - As part of its Maine Headwaters Project, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has completed two fish passage projects in the Penobscot watershed and in the...
Early-Running Spring Salmon Receive Further Protection
SCOTLAND, UK - Early-running spring salmon in Scotland are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures....
FRoSTA Fish Products Certified MSC Sustainable
EUROPE - All fish from FRoSTA in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania will now come from sustainable and well-managed fisheries....
Monday, November 24, 2014
National Fish and Chip Shop Quality Champion Award Finalists Announced
UK - The finalists for the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award category have been announced as part of the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised...
Norway, EU, Faroes Reach Agreement on Mackerel
GLOBAL - An agreement has been reached on catching opportunities for north-east Atlantic mackerel for 2015 following negotiations between the EU, Norway and the...
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaska Poised for a Big 2015?
US - Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers. ...
 
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