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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...
Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Pet Treats Heading to Seldovia
US - Puppy Love will soon be putting more people to work in Seldovia, a town of less than 300 people at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula....
24 February 2017
New Report Shows First-Ever Global View of Transshipment in Fishing Industry
GLOBAL - Transshipment, the transfer of goods from one boat to another, is a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the global seafood market....
Walton Family Foundation Details Next Phase in Restoring Indonesia’s Fisheries
INDONESIA - At the Economist’s fourth annual World Ocean Summit, the Walton Family Foundation outlined its five-year strategy for sustainable fisheries across...
Record Short First Fishmeal and Fish Oil Season in Peru
PERU - On 27 July 2016, Peru's production ministry surprised the fishmeal and fish oil market by calling an end to the first center-north fishing season even though...
Winners, Losers Among Fish When Landscape Undergoes Change
US - A new study by the University of Washington and Simon Fraser University has found that some fish lose out while others benefit as urban and agricultural development...
23 February 2017
EU Lifts 'Yellow Cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands
EU - The European Commission has lifted the 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress both countries have made in the...
Weaker Lobster Landings, Growing Demand Forcing Prices Up
US - Current lobster prices on the North American market are at the highest they have been in ten years. A combination of weak landings and higher demand has pushed...
New Device Shows 35 per cent Bycatch Reduction in Trial
AUSTRALIA - ​A new bycatch device has delivered impressive results that will improve the sustainability of fishing operations of wild catch prawns in Australia’s...
Urgent Need to Check How Males and Females Respond Differently to Ocean Acidification
UK - Climate change can have a different impact on male and female fish, shellfish and other marine animals, with widespread implications for the future of marine...
Venezuela Seeks to Develop Fish Production
VENEZUELA - The government is working to make Venezuela a fishing and aquaculture power house, and in this way is aiming to optimise the distribution of seafood...
22 February 2017
EU Voices Concern as IATTC Fails to Adopt Robust Tuna Conservation Measures
EU - The EU has said it is concerned by IATTC's failure to adopt a robust, science-based conservation measure for tropical tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. ...
Smart Reforms Key to Global Fish Recovery
New research has found that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish...
Weekly Overview: Investment in Research is Essential for Sustainable Growth of Aquaculture in ASEAN Countries
GLOBAL - A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24 per cent of global output by 2030....
21 February 2017
New Fluorescence Method Detects Mercury in Fish
SPAIN - Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish....
Atlantic Salmon Prices Soar and Inventories Are Set to Get Worse
US - We have watched Atlantic Salmon prices soar as inventories are set to get worse before they get better. Because Atlantic Salmon is the only fresh salmon available...
Scottish Aquaculture and Fisheries Industries to Receive Over £8 million Funding
SCOTLAND - The latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will deliver 41 projects which will contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries...
20 February 2017
American Aquaculture’s Image Makeover is Good for Growth
US - In the USA the public perception of aquaculture has suffered from an image problem over the years. While the industry has taken huge steps to address this,...
Russian Fish Processor to Build Four New Facilities, Increase Workforce
RUSSIA — Russia’s fish processor Kurilsk Universal Complex has become a strategic investor in local fish processor Ostrovny Rybokombinat and plans to build four...
16 February 2017
Giving Oceans a Break Could Generate $83b in Additional Benefits for Fisheries
GLOBAL - Fishing less, and better, could generate an additional $83 billion each year for the fisheries sector, creating a much-needed revenue stream in developing...
Sea to Table’s Supply-Chain Makeover
US - Driven by conscious consumers such as university student bodies, fish distribution in North America is switching to a more local, more sustainable model. Rachel...
15 February 2017
International Collaboration to Improve Fisheries Management
GLOBAL - International collaboration is just one way the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) demonstrates support for best practice in global fisheries...
Chile Invests Over $2 billion in Los Lagos Region in 2016
CHILE - In 2016, Chile allocated more than two billion pesos to the fishing and aquaculture industries in the Los Lagos region....
14 February 2017
Aquaculture Project for Tribespeople
INDIA - After scripting a success saga in an inland aquaculture project to improve the lives of tribespeople in the Karapuzha reservoir, the Central Inland Fisheries...
Alaska Boats Not Dropping Nets for Cod
US - Many boats in Alaska are not dropping their nets for Pacific Cod as they continue to target Pollock instead, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradexx Foods 3-Minute...
More Maldivian Support for Sustainable One-by-one Tuna Fisheries
MALDIVES - Maldivian tuna supply chain companies Ensis Fisheries PVT Ltd and Maldives Quality Seafood PVT Ltd have become the latest Members of the International...
Algeria-EU Programme to Support Fishing, Aquaculture Sector
ALGERIA - A programme of the European Union (EU) to support the sector of fishing and aquaculture was officially launched Monday, in Algiers, as part of the European...
13 February 2017
Commission Adopts New Regulation on EU Fleet Register
EU - Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on...
 
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