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23 January 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Candied Salmon Ice Cream, Poke Snack Kits and Salmon Bisque Baby Food
US - Candied salmon ice cream…poke snack kits…salmon bisque baby food… fish skin tote bags and pet oils. Those are among the more than 20 new items to be revealed...
New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018
NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their...
Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior
US - One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern...
Estonian Fish Catch Increased in 2015
ESTONIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 72,896 MT, which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance and inland fisheries. Fish catch in 2015 was seven percent higher...
20 January 2017
Scotland’s Pelagic Fishermen Call for Urgent Review of Faroese Access to EU Waters
SCOTLAND - In a joint statement, the two associations representing Scotland’s pelagic fishing fleet have called on the European Commission to review Faroese access...
Report Confirms Positive Economic Trends in EU Fishing Fleet
EU - The economic performance of the EU fleet improved significantly again in 2014, according to the latest Annual Economic Report....
Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
Latvia's Fish Catch Down in 2015
LATVIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 83,000 MT which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance ocean fisheries and inland catch. The fish catch in 2015 was 32...
19 January 2017
Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and...
Call for Ideas for Fishing Gear Discards Reduction Initiative
UK - Skippers, trawl makers and gear technologists are being urged to participate in the second phase of projects now being called by the Gear Innovation and Technology...
Sustainable Micro-Algae Feed Company Enters Fish-Free Feed (F3) Challenge
BELGIUM - As the global aquaculture industry works to reduce its use of fish meal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds, one company in particular is hoping that its...
18 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Researchers Develop New Method for Quick Detection of White Spot Disease
GLOBAL - Researchers in India have developed a new method for detecting white spot disease in shrimps, giving on-the-spot results....
Global Octopus Landings on an Increasing Trend
GLOBAL - Global octopus landings appear to be on an increasing trend right now. In 2015, landings increased by 6.7 per cent compared with 2014. Increases were registered...
17 January 2017
New Research Finds Fishing is Fundamentally Altering the Food Chain in Coral Reefs
UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research....
Pollock “A” Fishing Season to Begin - Expected Pricing and Trends
US - A Season Pollock Fishing begins this Friday in the Gulf of Alaska, opening up discussions and projections for pricing this year, reports Kyla Ganton in the...
China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform
CHINA - As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that...
16 January 2017
Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities
US - Fishing communities can survive - and even thrive - as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one...
Sustainable Seafood Supply is Essential in the EU, finds Study
EU - A new Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices regarding fishery and aquaculture products reveals that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016
AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry....
13 January 2017
Australian Authorities Hunt for Source of White Spot Disease Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are continuing to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine...
SWFPA Welcomes New Deep Water Trawling Regulation
UK - The UK’s largest fishing association has welcomed the introduction of a new regulation that restricts bottom trawling in areas of very deep water to protect...
Tilapia Demand Firm, Prices Remain Relatively Low
GLOBAL - During the first half of 2016, approximately 170 000 tonnes of tilapia (whole, fillets and breaded) entered the international market. A recent supply shortage...
12 January 2017
Ocean Foods Ecosystems for Planetary Survival in the Anthropocene
CANADA - Remarks by Barry A. Costa-Pierce, University of New England, USA, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver,...
International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture
TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential....
New Algae Species Found in Omani Waters
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has announced that its researchers have found a new type of algae species, Myrionecta rubra, a part of the...
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
Low and Stable Shrimp Prices Fueling Demand in the EU and Japan
GLOBAL - Although shrimp supplies remained stable during the first half of 2016, shrimp farmers in most of the producing countries in Asia have been struggling with...
11 January 2017
Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Result in Major Reduction of Intersex Fish
CANADA - Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within...
Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish
US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington...
 
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