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23 March 2017
Floatation scheme wrapped
Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) have been supplied to fishermen working on Scottish-registered boats, with the intention of increasing the usage of...
Improving the bottom line
A new report is calling on the fishing industry to invest in new net technology to reduce the impacts of bottom-trawling....
22 March 2017
Mixed fortunes for salmon species
Sockeye inventories are bare leading into the new season, while Alaska harvest projections fall short of last season's catch, according to this week’s Tradex Foods...
21 March 2017
Sustainable squid breakthrough
Two squid Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs), which encompass more than 20 squid fisheries, have merged in a bid to pave the way toward a more sustainable global squid...
20 March 2017
Crowdfunding could tackle seafood fraud
A new initiative that aims to stop fraud by allowing restaurant diners to trace their seafood is seeking to raise $75,000 by the end of March....
18 March 2017
MSC and MCS at odds over Scots haddock
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) appear to be fundamentally opposed over the sustainability rating of Scottish haddock....
17 March 2017
Anger over haddock downgrade
Scottish fishermen have reacted angrily to a decision by a leading eNGO to remove haddock caught in the North Sea and the west of Scotland off a list of sustainable...
16 March 2017
Dorset double sought
The clam and cockle fishermen in Poole Harbour are currently seeking certification from both the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Seafish Responsible Fishing...
Mexican shrimp boycott urged
Conservation organizations today announced a boycott of all shrimp from Mexico in a bid to pressure Mexican officials to save the endangered vaquita, the world’s...
EU still vulnerable to illegal fish imports
Disparities and weaknesses in import controls in key member states of the European Union mean illegally caught fish can still slip through the net and into EU supply...
15 March 2017
Pink salmon tsunami predicted
The Alaskan Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) expects the state’s commercial fisheries to land 204 million salmon during the course of the year – up 81% compared...
14 March 2017
MSC lands sustainability first
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the first global sustainable seafood certification program to achieve recognition from the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative...
Sustainable shipping standard launched
Friend of the Sea (FoS) is set to include a new sustainable shipping standard in the next update of its sustainability certification criteria, in a bid to ensure...
10 March 2017
Anchovy fishery seeks sustainability upgrade
The Peruvian anchovy fishery, which is the world's largest source of fishmeal and fish oil, has this week launched a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in a bid...
08 March 2017
China Introduces Tough Fishing Ban Along Yangtze River
CHINA - A permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River has begun, as China races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river....
Poll: Two-thirds of Brits Unconvinced Brexit will Help Stop Overfishing
UK - A poll carried out by YouGov for Oceana has revealed that 65 per cent of the public are either “not confident” (46 per cent) or “don’t know” (19 per...
Urchinomics – Perfect Blend of Aquaculture and Conservation?
GLOBAL - Across the world’s oceans, sea urchins are on the march – and that’s not a good thing. Reports on how a new system of population management can stem...
07 March 2017
90% of Predatory Fish Gone from Caribbean Coral Reefs Due to Overfishing
US - Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 per cent of predatory fish are gone from Caribbean coral reefs, straining...
06 March 2017
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Global Pelagics Supply Outlook Improving
GLOBAL - With recent research indicating that North Atlantic mackerel and herring stocks are improving, the outlook for 2017 appears to be strong. In contrast, for...
02 March 2017
Industry Welcomes French Govt Call for More Socially Sustainable Fisheries Policies
EU - On Tuesday (28 February), during a seminar organised by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in the framework of the European Shipping Week, Thierry...
Fishing News Awards Shortlist Revealed
UK - The UK’s only fishing industry awards programme has revealed its eagerly anticipated shortlist, with nominations in the annual Fishing News Awards heading...
Slightly Lower Groundfish Supplies, Weaker Surimi Demand
GLOBAL - The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has recommended a 10 percent decrease in the Barents Sea cod quota for 2017 but a 7 percent...
01 March 2017
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
GLOBAL - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in...
Good Pangasius Demand Amidst Tight Supplies
GLOBAL - Approximately 270 000 tonnes of frozen pangasius (both whole and frozen fillets) entered 45 countries during the first half of the year, an 8 per cent increase...
28 February 2017
The Shrimp Market: Declines & Reductions, Ripple Effects, Softening Market, Moderate Volumes
US - The Department of Fisheries and Oceans stock assessments show detrimental declines to Canada's Borealis shrimp biomass, raising concerns for the ripple effect...
Poland’s Fish Output, Exports Expand In 2016
POLAND – Poland’s fish and seafood output increased by 15.7 per cent year-on-year to some 402,500 in the January to November 2016 period, according to the latest...
27 February 2017
State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in ISSF Report
GLOBAL - Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76 per cent came from stocks at “healthy” levels, a decrease of one per cent from 2014, according to a February 2017...
Mini Eyeless Catfish Finally Given a Name
GLOBAL - After almost four decades, an elusive, eyeless catfish measuring less than an inch now has a name and a detailed description, thanks to two scientists from...
Sea Bass, Sea Bream Industry Needs Demand Growth to Absorb Expected Production Boost
After a year of relief in the form of good prices in 2015, this year the farmed seabass and seabream sector have had to deal with a price decline as supply out of...
 
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