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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Changes to Red Snapper and Grouper-Tilefish Quota Regulations
US - NOAA Fisheries has announced a new rule, effective October 27, 2014, which makes changes to the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery....
Low Supplies of North East Arctic Haddock due to Quota Cuts
GLOBAL - North east Arctic haddock is in low supply due to quota cuts this year, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex Foods, Monday 29...
Sealord Fish Processing Job Loss Tragedy can be Stopped
NEW ZEALAND - The union which represents fish processing workers is calling on the Government, Sealord and Iwi to work with the union and other interested parties...
New EU Environment and Fisheries Candidate Fails to Impress
EU - The first of the Commissioner-Designate for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs hearings scheduled over the next two weeks, Karmenu Vella’s recent...
Current Australian Seabird Mitigations Shown to be Effective
AUSTRALIA - Warp deflectors, commonly known as ‘pinkies’, have been proven effective in reducing seabird interactions with trawl warp wires by 75 per cent according...
New Packaging to Boost Cockle Export Potential
AUSTRALIA - A new packaging facility could help Goolwa’s pipi (cockle) fishery build new export markets....
FAO Calls for “Paradigm Shift” Towards Sustainable Ag, Fisheries
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging...
Monday, September 29, 2014
President Obama Creates World’s Largest Marine Protected Area in Pacific Ocean
US - President Obama has created the world’s largest marine protected area in the Pacific Ocean. By proclamation, the President is expanding the current Pacific...
New Deep Sea Protection Measures Agreed for Northwest Atlantic
SPAIN - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed 26 September in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented...
Potential Negative Effects of EC Proposal on UK Deep Sea Fishing Vessels Highlighted in New Study
UK - Seafish has published a report highlighting the potential economic impacts of proposed legislation from the European Commission (EC) on deep sea stocks....
Scotland Reports Lowest Rod Salmon Catch Since 2003
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2013 show the lowest reported rod salmon catch since 2003....
New Film Calls for Immediate Action to Stop Disappearance of Large Fish
SPAIN - The international marine conservation organisation Oceana and the film production company Panthalassa present “Sea Legend”, a film whose world premiere...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Two Most Important Species Growing in Abundance
US - Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries....
Buckland Foundation Delivers Atlantic Salmon Management Lecture
UK - Under the auspices of the Buckland Foundation and the Imperial College Centre for Environmental Policy, the Buckland Lecture for 2014 is entitled ‘Species...
NFFO to Sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) is to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 in a move that confirms the exhibition’s position...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Oceana Reveals US, Global Seafood Fraud Findings
ANALYSIS - One in three seafood samples is mislabeled in the US and global fraud abounds as well, according to studies by Oceana....
Greenpeace Highlights Critical Need for Action at Pacific Tuna Meeting
CHINA - Greenpeace has called on the Western and Central Fisheries Commission’s Technical and Compliance Committee (WCPFC) in Pohnpei this week to take a tough...
New Research Finds Trawling Threatening Spanish Canyon Ecosystems
EU - Intensive trawling could turn seafloor ecosystems into ‘deserts of the sea’, new research warns. The study found that continuous bottom trawling for shrimp...
Canada Bans Live New Zealand Mussels Following Parasite Fnding
NEW ZEALAND - Canada has barred live greenshell mussel exports from New Zealand because of a new parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels....
Research Finds Clownfish Better Adapted to Climate Change
AUSTRALIA - New research has found clownfish larvae can swim up to 400 kilometres in search of a home, which makes them better able to cope with environmental change....
Rising Seafood Consumption Spurs Growth in the Global Aquaculture and Fisheries Market
GLOBAL - The global market for Aquaculture and Fisheries is projected to reach 188 million tons by 2020, driven by surging consumption of seafood in both developed...
Australian Small Pelagic Fishery Goes Under the Spotlight
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s small pelagic fishery is going under the microscope to be measured against the world’s most robust and credible standard for sustainable...
Better Ocean Management Crucial for Food Security
US - Better management of the world's ocean resources is crucial to ensuring food global security, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during a roundtable...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
New Web Game Highlights Damaging Illegal Fishing Trade in West Africa
GLOBAL - On World Maritime Day 25 September 2014, Al Jazeera has launched a ground-breaking interactive web game that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the...
Shortage of Pacific Cod, Chinese Processing Inventories Low
US - Supplies of Pacific cod are short at the moment and Chinese processors are reporting limited to zero inventories of raw material and finished products, reports...
Impressive Array of Boatyards at Skipper Expo Bournemouth 2014
UK - There will be many boatyards exhibiting at Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 and the two most recent ones to confirm their attendance are first time exhibitors...
Portuguese Sardine Fishery MSC Certification Suspended
PORTUGAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced last August the suspension of the Portuguese sardine purse seine fishery, after Intertek Fisheries Certification...
New Approaches Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that...
Invasive Chinese Mitten Crab Posing a Threat to Salmon and Trout
SCOTLAND, UK - The Chinese mitten crab, recorded in Scotland for the first time, poses a serious potential threat to salmon and trout in Glasgow’s River Clyde,...
University of Western Australia Enhances Indian Ocean Research
AUSTRALIA - An executive team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) visited the University of Mauritius last week, signing a Memorandum of Understanding...
 
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