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08 December 2016
Study Finds Salmon Migration Affected by Fear
SWEDEN - What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University in...
Why the Flounder is Flat
GERMANY - Scientists have long been puzzled by the flounder's asymmetrical physiology. The mechanism that triggers the unusual asymmetry has now been identified...
Can Atlantic Cod Return to Canada’s East Coast?
CANADA - There could be a glimmer of hope for Atlantic Cod Stocks from the Canadian Maritimes. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a new fishing net...
Commission Proposes To Maintain 2017 Black Sea Fishing Opportunities
EU - The European Commission has proposed fishing opportunities for the Black Sea for 2017....
07 December 2016
European Parliament Supports Steps for Transparency in Fishing Operations Outside EU Waters
EU - Members of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament have voted on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate activities of the EU’s fishing...
EU and the Cook Islands Agree New Partnership on Fisheries
EU - The EU and the Cook Islands have agreed on all the elements of their brand-new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, giving the go ahead to fishing operations...
06 December 2016
New Dead Zone in Indian Ocean Could Impact Future Marine Nutrient Balance
GLOBAL - Large areas of the global ocean, so called marine "dead zones" contain no oxygen and support microbial processes that remove vast amounts of nitrogen from...
Everglades Foundation Starts 4-year $10-million Prize for Algae Bloom Solution Search
US - In a bold effort to find a solution to one of the world's most challenging environmental problems, The Everglades Foundation will officially kick off its four-year,...
Australian Study Examines Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Species
AUSTRALIA - How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? Investigators examined the capacity of species...
05 December 2016
Researchers Use Genes as HAB Early Warning System
US - In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have sequenced the genes of a harmful algae bloom...
Seafood Consumption Found to be Much Higher in Indigenous People
CANADA - Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from...
Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea Fish Stocks Booming
US - Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska....
Innovative Oyster farming Baskets Find Foothold in Premium Markets
AUSTRALIA - Oyster baskets that improve farming efficiency while growing a higher quality product are helping an Australian company penetrate international markets....
01 December 2016
New Industry Guidance Helps French Companies Avoid Illegal Fishing
FRANCE - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), SeaWeb Europe and WWF-France have released a detailed joint “Advisory Note” in collaboration with Carrefour...
30 November 2016
NFFO Holds Brexit Talks With Norwegian Fishing Sector
UK - The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has recently met with a large delegation from the Norwegian Seafood Alliance to discuss the UK's...
Scientists Identify Viruses Causing Lymphocystis in Fish
SPAIN - Lymphocystis is an infectious disease of fish which causes significant economic losses in aquaculture. A study, which involved the Autonomous University...
Japanese Retailer Launches Responsibly Sourced Processed Oysters
JAPAN - One of the largest retail chains in Japan, Kasumi Co. Ltd., which operates 178 stores in the north region of Kanto Plain, has introduced certified responsibly...
29 November 2016
Pangasius: High Anti-dumping Duties, Heightened USDA Inspections, Growing Global Competition
GLOBAL - China has now surpassed the European Union to become the world's second biggest importer of Vietnamese Catfish, after the USA, reports Rob Reierson in the...
Fishing Ban Welcomed After Earthquake Damages Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND - Following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand that has damaged the Kaikoura fisheries, a harvesting ban and a $2 million...
New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
JAPAN - Hiroshima University scientists have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island of Okinawa, Japan....
UK Fishermen’s Federations Adopt United Stance on Brexit
UK - The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s...
Weekly Overview: New Freshwater Fish Parasite Detected in Japan
ANALYSIS - Scientists at Hiroshima University in Japan have identified a new species of parasite infecting an invasive freshwater fish on the subtropical island...
28 November 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Alaskan Salmon Sales Outlook Looks Positive for 2017
US - Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions...
Major Boost to Illegal Fishing Fight as ILO Convention 188 to Come into Force
GLOBAL - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has welcomed the news that the The International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 188 (C188) will come into...
25 November 2016
Morocco To Help Madagascar Develop Aquaculture
MOROCCO - Morocco is to help Madagascar develop its agriculture and aquaculture capabilities in the coming years in order to improve diplomatic relations, according...
Zambia Needs to Formulate Aquaculture Policy, says Research Group
ZAMBIA - The Indaba Agricultural Policy and Research Institute (IAPRI) says the Zambian Government needs to come up with a strict regulatory framework to boost the...
Marine Microalgae, a New Sustainable Food and Fuel Source
US - Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity,...
24 November 2016
FAO and the Vatican Urge Action Against Illegal Fishing, Forced Labour
GLOBAL - The FAO and the Vatican have called for an intensified international push to stamp out human rights abuses in the world's fishing industry — including...
MEPs End Time-at-Sea Limits for North Sea Cod Fisheries
EUROPE - North Sea cod fishermen will be able to land every catch – not just cod – more easily following an updated regulation which will remove limits on the...
Russia To Partially Lift Estonian, Latvian Canned Fish Imports Ban
RUSSIA - The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision (Rosselkhoznadzor) has decided to partially lift the ban on imports of canned fish...
 
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