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03 July 2015
Governments Advance Law of the Sea Agreement
GLOBAL - The UN General Assembly (UNGA) last week adopted a formal resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on...
Future Seafood Supply Altered by Climate Change
GLOBAL - The global supply of seafood is set to change substantially and many people will not be able to enjoy the same quantity and dishes in the future due to...
Ocean Acidification May End Alaskan Shellfish Production by 2040
US - Ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040, according to new collaborative research between...
Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products...
02 July 2015
Leading Restaurants Help Support Seafood Sustainability, Traceability Message
EUROPE - The Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) Save the Sea Restaurant Campaign is now in full swing, with prominent German and UK restaurants collecting...
Tassal to Expand Market Presence Through De Costi Seafoods Acquisition
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon farmer Tassal has announced it is to buy De Costi Seafoods...
Scientists Find Large Numbers of Young Scallops Off Delaware Bay
US - NOAA researchers and colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have reported what appears to be a fantastic year for young sea scallops...
Island Fishing Bodies Call for Safeguards through Devolution
SCOTLAND, UK - Fisheries associations in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles have combined forces to urge the Scottish Government to protect the industry in the...
Seafish Launches Annual Economic Fleet Survey
UK - Seafish has launched its 11th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet. The survey will see Seafish travel the country's ports, speaking to vessel owners...
01 July 2015
Weekly Overview: Icicle Seafoods Sold to Indonesian Investors
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle...
Scottish Fishermen's Federation Welcomes Prospect of Higher Fish Quotas
SCOTLAND, UK - The prospect of higher quotas for several key Scottish fish stocks in 2016 has been welcomed by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF)....
Pink Salmon Survival Affected by Freshwater Acidification
CANADA - Pink salmon that begin life in freshwater with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, which causes acidification, are smaller and may be less likely to...
Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops,...
30 June 2015
£750,000 Invested into Supporting Seafood Industry Projects
UK - A new funding initiative to support projects that deliver strategic value to the seafood industry has been launched by Seafish. ...
Steep Halibut Pricing Expected to Continue
US - As the fresh Halibut season has ended, any product in the freezers should remain high - especially as the boats take a few weeks to transition to Salmon gear....
Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Found in Swedish Cod
SWEDEN - An outbreak of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia has been found in wild Swedish cod....
New $25 million Grants to Improve US Fishing Opportunities
US - NOAA has announced grants of more than $25 million for 88 projects under the 2014-2015 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program. This is the most significant amount...
Indonesian Investors to Buy Icicle Seafoods
GLOBAL - Indonesia's Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers have entered into an agreement to buy North American seafood company Icicle Seafoods. ...
EU Funds Agro Floats for Better Ocean Data
EU - The European Commission has awarded a grant of almost €4 million to the European research infrastructure for observing the oceans. ...
29 June 2015
Success for FDA Fish Fraud Fighting Programme
US - The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ongoing integration of forensic science as a way of combating seafood fraud and mislabeling is paying off....
Salmon Study Shows Supplementing Population Not Always Beneficial
EU - A new European study of a salmon population in France has shown that moving individuals from another area into a depleted population does not always bring benefits....
New Report Reveals Progress on Tuna Fisheries Sustainability
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released its annual report which outlines progress and achievements for tuna sustainability...
Andhra Pradesh Announces New Fisheries Policy for Aquaculture Development
INDIA - Andhra Pradesh's Agriculture Minister, P Pulla Rao, has announced that the state government has devised a new fisheries policy with the aim of enhancing...
Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
26 June 2015
Australia Enforces Mandatory E-monitoring for Selected Fisheries
AUSTRALIA - From 1 July 2015 electronic monitoring (e-monitoring) will be mandatory for all boats in the Eastern and Western Tuna and Billfish (ETBF and WTBF) fisheries...
South Australia Raises Concerns over Super-Trawler Impact
AUSTRALIA - Serious concerns about the impacts of the super trawler, FV Geelong Star, must be addressed before it commences operating in waters near South Australia,...
New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million...
25 June 2015
Fishing Nations Have Chance to Increase Port Controls to Save Bluefin Tuna
GLOBAL - The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) is meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from June 29 to July 3. Member nations will have the chance to enact...
Seafood Expo Asia Returns to Hong Kong
HONG KONG - Highly regarded as one of the industry's most influential trade events, Seafood Expo Asia will introduce an expanded programme of special events and...
 
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