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17 January 2017
New Research Finds Fishing is Fundamentally Altering the Food Chain in Coral Reefs
UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research....
Pollock “A” Fishing Season to Begin - Expected Pricing and Trends
US - A Season Pollock Fishing begins this Friday in the Gulf of Alaska, opening up discussions and projections for pricing this year, reports Kyla Ganton in the...
China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform
CHINA - As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that...
16 January 2017
Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities
US - Fishing communities can survive - and even thrive - as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one...
Sustainable Seafood Supply is Essential in the EU, finds Study
EU - A new Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices regarding fishery and aquaculture products reveals that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts
US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again....
Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016
AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry....
13 January 2017
Australian Authorities Hunt for Source of White Spot Disease Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are continuing to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine...
SWFPA Welcomes New Deep Water Trawling Regulation
UK - The UK’s largest fishing association has welcomed the introduction of a new regulation that restricts bottom trawling in areas of very deep water to protect...
Tilapia Demand Firm, Prices Remain Relatively Low
GLOBAL - During the first half of 2016, approximately 170 000 tonnes of tilapia (whole, fillets and breaded) entered the international market. A recent supply shortage...
12 January 2017
Ocean Foods Ecosystems for Planetary Survival in the Anthropocene
CANADA - Remarks by Barry A. Costa-Pierce, University of New England, USA, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver,...
International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture
TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential....
New Algae Species Found in Omani Waters
OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has announced that its researchers have found a new type of algae species, Myrionecta rubra, a part of the...
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
Low and Stable Shrimp Prices Fueling Demand in the EU and Japan
GLOBAL - Although shrimp supplies remained stable during the first half of 2016, shrimp farmers in most of the producing countries in Asia have been struggling with...
11 January 2017
Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Result in Major Reduction of Intersex Fish
CANADA - Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within...
Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish
US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington...
Argentine Anchovy Fishery Proves It’s Sustainable, Again
ARGENTINA - The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. ...
10 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund....
Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification
UK - Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting...
Pacific Cod Fishery Now Underway - Everything You Need to Know
US - The Pacific Cod fishery opened on January 1 in the Gulf of Alaska and some processors have already begun offloading fish from their smaller boats, reports Kyla...
09 January 2017
Australia Suspends Uncooked Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - ​The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports into Australia in response to information from the Department of Agriculture and...
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishery Advocates Calling for Review of Fish Habitat Law
US - Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to fish habitats....
Arctic Char Sperm Race for Reproductive Success
NORWAY - Dominant Arctic char produce sperm that swim faster in diluted ovarian fluid, while subordinate males produce sperm that swim faster in water, according...
Russia to Further Cut Fish Imports With New Crimean Processing Plant
RUSSIA - A new fish processing facility is to be launched on the Crimean peninsula in late 2017, allowing Russia to replace up to 19 per cent of its fish imports....
Next Steps For Offshore Aquaculture In Southern California
US - A joint effort of NOAA, California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific, the report provides recommendations for the growth and expansion of offshore...
06 January 2017
Low, Infrequent Fines Are Underminding Work to End Illegal Fishing, says ClentEarth
EU - A new report from ClientEarth, focusing on England, the Republic of Ireland, France and Poland, shows that the control legislation underpinning the Common Fisheries...
Aquaculture Producers Express Concern Over Dumping Proposal in Donegal Bay
IRELAND - Aquaculture producers and members of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have expressed serious concerns with a proposal published in December by the Department...
Women are Central to the Global Fishing Industry, Study Finds
NORWAY - Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the...
Sri Lanka to Formulate National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy
SRI LANKA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development is seeking technical assistance from Norway to formulate a National Fisheries and Aquaculture...
 
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