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03 May 2016
Tuna Contributes at Least $42.2 Billion Annually to Global Economy
GLOBAL - Fishing vessels catch enough tuna to contribute more than US$42 billion to the global economy annually, according to a report by The Pew Charitable Trusts....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen to Cover Costs of Going Fishing
US - In the face of Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing....
European Commission to Improve Working Conditions in the Fishing Sector
EU - The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive which aims at improving the working conditions for workers in the fishing sector....
Success of Wild Atlantic Prawns Initiative Leads to Further Global Investment in UK Chef Education
UK - An innovative and interactive chef education initiative, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, has seen its awareness increase more than double in...
£360 million of UK Seafood Heads to Europe
UK - UK fishermen continue to benefit from easy access to the EU market, with 85 per cent of all UK shellfish exports worth £360 million heading for European shores...
02 May 2016
Maldives Offers Help to Develop Bangladesh's Fisheries
MALDIVES - The Maldives has expressed interest in helping Bangladesh develop and modernise its local fisheries industry....
Governments Discuss Future of Mediterranean Fisheries
EU - Concerned with the steep decline of fish stocks in the Mediterranean, the Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella hosted...
29 April 2016
EU and Canada Sign Declaration on Fighting Illegal Fishing
EU and CANADA - The EU and Canada have signed a Joint Declaration on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sending a strong message of zero tolerance...
Canadian Seafood Production Remains Stable
CANADA - Canada’s annual production of seafood has been relatively stable, averaging just over 1.0 million MT during the five year period from 2010 to 2014. This...
28 April 2016
Scientists Discover New Reef System at Mouth of Amazon River
BRAZIL - A new reef system has been found at the mouth of the Amazon River, the largest river by discharge of water in the world....
Drones: Keeping a Watchful Eye on Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - With global economic losses resulting from illegal and unreported fishing estimated to lie between U$10 billion and U$23.5 billion each year, illegal fishing...
27 April 2016
Number of Overfished US Stocks Remains Near All-Time Low
US - The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing remain near all-time lows, according to the 2015 Status of US Fisheries report...
Strategy for Recovery of Mediterranean Fishing Stocks to be Launched Today
EU - To reverse the dramatic decline of Mediterranean fisheries, EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella commits to improve the state of the stocks and thus the...
Morubel/Ristic and Telson Enter Joint Venture
EUROPE - GBC, owner of the Belgian Morubel nv and the German Ristic GmbH has become a co-shareholder of the Dutch Telson B.V. GBC will take a 50 per cent stake in...
Vinh Hoan Introduces Untreated Premium Pangasius Fillets at Brussels Seafood Expo
VIETNAM - To meet the growing consumer demand for more natural, minimally processed foods, Vinh Hoan will introduce its untreated Premium Pangasius fillets at Seafood...
26 April 2016
Important International Tuna Events Combined for Two-Day Conference
INDONESIA - The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia has announced the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and the 5th International Coastal Tuna...
Weekly Overview: New Research Examines Salmons' Susceptibility to Sea Lice
ANALYSIS - A new two-year project by the UK's Plymouth University and the Chilean Universidad de Chile is investigating the problem of sea lice in the Atlantic salmon...
Squid Supply Shortage Leaving Squid Inventories Cleared Out & Fishermen Empty
GLOBAL - Global supply shortages continue to strengthen market pricing for all species of Squid, reports Rob reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
M&S Becomes First Retailer to Make Worldwide RFS Commitment
UK - Marks & Spencer (M&S) has become the first retailer to make a worldwide commitment to the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS), helping promote best practice welfare...
UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group Saithe Fishery Recertified as Sustainable
GLOBAL - The UK Fisheries, DFFU and Doggerbank Group saithe fishery – an international grouping of fishing companies – has been recertified against the world’s...
An In-Depth Look at Yamato's Fish Quality Analyzer™
JAPAN - At this year's Seafood Expo North America, Yamato Scale Co., Ltd announced the release of its DFA100 Fish Analyzer™. Currently only available in Japan,...
25 April 2016
EU Negotiations to Prevent Unregulated Fisheries in the Arctic
EU - The European Union participated in the first round of international negotiations on measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place...
EU Issues More Yellow Cards in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
EU - The EU has warned Kiribati, Sierra Leone and Trinidad & Tobago with yellow cards as they risk being uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing. Sri...
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's Fisheries Facing Finacial Cuts
US - Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators....
New Technologies Boost Efforts to Cut Down on "Ghost Fishing"
GLOBAL - Modern technologies that make it easier to recover lost fishing gear are giving a boost to efforts to reduce so-called "ghost fishing" and its harmful impacts...
22 April 2016
Seafood Market Trends Recap
US - Every week Tradex Foods discusses seafood market trends and projects where they think pricing and supply is headed. This week Tradex discusses their recommendations...
Coders Unite to Use Tech Expertise to Protect Oceans
GLOBAL - The Fishackathon is a global annual event occurring simultaneously in over 40 cities world-wide over the 22 - 24 April and uses technology to help address...
Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Catch and Trade Set to Launch
EU - April 24 marks the first “International day against IUU fishing” as designated by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to focus attention...
New Campaign Targets Illegal Sale of Fish
UK - Buying fish through illegitimate sources damages the fishing industry, fish stocks and the long term future of the marine environment....
21 April 2016
Vietnam's Pangasius Exports to EU May Rebound
VIETNAM - In the first two months of 2016, Vietnam’s pangasius exports to the EU reached US$40.2 million, up 0.4 per cent compared to the same period last year....
 
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