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25 July 2016
Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem
US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. ...
MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC...
22 July 2016
Climate Change Poses Threat to North Sea Cod and Haddock
UK - Fishermen may no longer be able to catch cod and haddock off the shores of Britain in the next century, according to a marine expert at the University of Hull....
Bangladesh Likely to Review Ban on Hilsa Exports
BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh government is likely to review ban on hilsa export after the fish are normally available in local markets this season, officials said....
21 July 2016
Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?
US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two...
Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI
US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification...
Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic
CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic...
The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story
UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable...
20 July 2016
The Freshwater Guide That Will Hook You In!
UK - The British Isles consist of diverse waters that range from torrential hill streams to the most powerful rivers and wide, meandering lowland channels. These...
Fiji's Fisheries Production Decreasing
FIJI - Production of fish from coastal fisheries in Fiji has decreased at a rate of 6 per cent from 2007-2014....
Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks
EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the...
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
19 July 2016
US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay
US - Alaskan Salmon Harvests outside of Bristol Bay are having a difficult season, with catch totals well below season estimates, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton...
Which is More Nutritious: Wild or Farmed Fish?
EU - Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that...
Could Freshwater Crustaceans Curb Algal Blooms?
EU - A new EU funded study is investigating how freshwater crustaceans can reduce numbers of harmful cyanobacteria algae blooms....
Young’s Seafood Chief Executive Steps Down
UK - Pete Ward has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of Young’s UK business operations on Monday 11 July 2016. Pete has worked at Young’s for...
18 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Programme Growth Continues
US - The decades-old ‘bycatch to food banks’ program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger...
EU Lifts Guinea's 'Red Card' After Improvements in Fighting Illegal Fishing
GUINEA - The European Commission has lifted the 'red card' and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant...
15 July 2016
New Fish Conservation Measures Agreed for South Indian Ocean
GLOBAL - Fisheries in the South Indian Ocean are set to become more sustainable after members of the South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) adopted a series...
14 July 2016
'Good Outlook' for NZ Seafood Industry
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand fisheries are in good heart, with great potential for the future, Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst said at the recent...
Global Per Capita Fish Consumption Rises Above 20 Kilograms a Year
GLOBAL - Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record...
Report Emphasises Need for More Action on Overfishing
GLOBAL - Ocean campaigning organisation Oceana has called for more action to combat falling fish stocks, as a new report revealed nearly 90 per cent of fish stocks...
13 July 2016
International Talks Continue Push for Better Regulation of Arctic Fishing
CANADA - A second round of international talks aiming to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high seas took place between last week in Iqaluit, Province...
Treaty Marks 'New Era' in Tackling Illegal Fishing
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement "marks the dawn of a new era in the effort to combat illegal fishing" but rapid action is needed to make sure its implementation...
12 July 2016
North Sea Research Expedition to Aid Fish Biodiversity Preservation
EUROPE - Charity Oceana launched its first ever North Sea research expedition on Friday afternoon, to survey marine life in the waters of the Netherlands, the UK,...
Shrimp Landings a Challenge for Buyers
US - Fishermen are predicting a decline in this year's pink shrimp catch compared with last year, but it could be a good catch compared with the long-term history...
Weekly Overview: Can Shrimp Aquaculture Succeed Without Eyestalk Removal?
ANALYSIS - This week, Bonnie Waycott reported for TheFishSite on a recent study that has shed light on the possibility of shrimp farming without the use of the eyestalk...
11 July 2016
New Research Shows Seaweeds get Sick When Stressed
AUSTRALIA - A variety of normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the seaweeds become stressed by high water temperatures, UNSW Australia...
Researchers Discover First Sleeper Goby Cavefish in Western Hemisphere
MEXICO - Researchers have described a new genus and species of cavefish from Mexico - the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper....
 
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