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17 April 2015
Innovation Will Help Develop Oman's Marine Biotechnology Sector
OMAN - Using marine resources such as seaweeds, fish and microbes to develop new products for the healthcare, agriculture and other industries could hold the key...
Chinese Aquaculture Market Rapidly Growing
CHINA - The aquaculture market in China is growing at a steady pace thanks to the geographical conditions in the country that favour the farming of large species...
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential...
Australian Government Enforces Ban on Supertrawlers
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labor/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the Small...
16 April 2015
Chile Invests Over $1,800 million in Sardine, Anchovy Fisheries
CHILE - The Chilean government is planning to spend more than $1,800 million on scientific research for the health of sardine and anchovy fish stocks in the south...
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public...
Tasmanian Seafood Industry Well Positioned for Growth
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - A new report from Rabobank has found that Tasmania seafood and dairy sectors are well positioned for growth thanks to their strong and globally...
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
Denmark's Proposal for Kattegat Protection Does not Go Far Enough
DENMARK - A proposal by Denmark's government that is intended to protect specific soft-bottom habitats in the Kattegat, of which some are red-listed, should cover...
Weekly Overview: Contagious Tumor Cells Found to Cause Spread of Clam Leukemia
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, outbreaks of leukemia that have devastated some populations of soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America for decades...
WTO Tells US to Change Tuna Fishing Measures
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation has called on the US to change the requirements it places on tuna fisheries ti bring them in line with generally accepted measures...
14 April 2015
Sockeye Salmon on a Downward Spiral
US - If you are a sockeye buyer then the current market is ideal for any upcoming purchase decisions, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
IFFO Calls for Input into New Marine Ingredients Standard
GLOBAL - In order to maintain the credibility and relevancy of its leading standard for the responsible sourcing of marine ingredients, the IFFO RS’s Governance...
South Australian Sustainable Sea Management Discussed at Workshop
AUSTRALIA - A workshop in South Australia this week will be scrutinising efforts for sustainable marine management in the Spencer Gulf....
13 April 2015
Chilean National Fisheries in State of Collapse
CHILE - Eight of Chile's national fisheries have been declared in a state of collapse and a further eight of overexploitation, according to a new report. ...
Tuna Zero Tariff Quotas from Asia Damaging EU Market
EU - Europêche has urged the European Commission to stop zero tariff quotas on tuna loins from South-east Asian countries....
Friend of the Sea Leading International Omega-3 Sustainability Efforts
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea certification has become the leading international standard for producers of fish oil, fishmeal, fish feed and Omega-3 supplements....
US Fishermen Urge Action Against Illegal Mexican Fishing
US - The US fishing industry is calling on Congress to stop illegal fishing and protect the livelihoods of fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico....
Updated Report Measures Global Tuna Stocks Against the MSC Standard
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology...
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
New Assessement to Guide Fish Restocking Programmes
AUSTRALIA - Future stocking programmes for aquatic resources in South Australian waters will now be guided under a new risk-based policy and assessment process....
Alaska Fish Factor: Wild Salmon May Soon Become Available to More Alaskans
US - Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction...
10 April 2015
Health Benefits of Eating Fish Explained
MEXICO - On World Health Day, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) reiterated the importance of eating fish as it nutritional characteristics...
Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a...
Progress Being Made in Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Trade
GLOBAL - The electronic bluefin catch documentation system (eBCD) for Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently being implemented and introduced in many countries in order...
Fish Follow Edges of Erratic Dead Zones in Great Lakes
US - Dead zones caused by oxygen depletion can be extremely variable and fast-moving in Lake Erie, but fish tend to cluster around the zone edges, according to new...
09 April 2015
Government Go-Ahead Still Needed for New Fisheries Policy
INDIA - The draft Fisheries Policy from the state of Odisha is still waiting on approval from the state government's finance department, despite being submitted...
Record Breaking Year 2015 Seafood Expo North America
US - The 35th edition of Seafood Expo North America has had a record breaking year with over 20,680 seafood professionals participating in the three-day event, held...
Early Warning System Designed for Freshwater Harmful Algae Blooms
US - NOAA has joined forces with NASA, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and US Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology...
Strong Cod Prices Drive Record Norwegian Seafood Exports
NORWAY - The first quarter of 2015 has seen record seafood exports from Norway, driven by strong cod prices and high year-on-year increases in salmon exports, according...
 
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