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26 April 2017
Seafood sustainability schemes gain momentum
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted their annual Seafood Futures Forum at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels today....
British fishermen back Brexit to the hilt
The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for restoring national control of UK waters....
25 April 2017
Plans to reduce marine litter launched
Over 40 seafood, fishing industry, NGO, and government stakeholders have joined forces to recommend practical steps the seafood industry can take to reduce lost...
Sockeye shortfall forecast
This year’s commercial sockeye harvest in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) is projected to be 1.2 million fish less than the 10-year average, according to the Alaska Department...
24 April 2017
High halibut volumes in Alaska likely to impact prices
Alaska has had two weeks of strong halibut landings, prior to the opening of the main halibut season in Russia, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute...
Alaska Fish Factor: plans to rejuvenate an ageing industry
Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted Alaska’s “graying of the fleet” (the average age of permit holders is 50), and the lack of opportunities...
20 April 2017
Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery
A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust....
17 April 2017
Easter respite for egg-laden shrimp
Pink shrimp price talks and egg-laden females have left boats tied up at the dock in Oregon, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
Alaska Fish Factor: further boost for salmon season
Salmon markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world’s biggest sockeye fishery at Bristol...
12 April 2017
Key EU stocks “returning to greatness”
The status of a number of key European fish stocks is on the rise, thanks to the “decades of self-sacrifice” by EU fishermen, according to one of their representative...
Season set for Kodiak herring
The Kodiak herring sac roe fishery will begin at noon Saturday April 15th, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) has announced this week....
11 April 2017
Indonesians join tuna initiative
Indonesian company PT Bali Maya Permai is the latest seafood company to participate in the tuna conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability...
10 April 2017
Brexit tops Dutch conference agenda
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the impact this will have on all fishing communities and regions in the EU countries bordering Britain’s territorial...
Alaska Fish Factor: preparing to go electric
Automation is coming to Alaska fishing boats in the form of cameras and sensors to track what’s coming and going over the rails....
07 April 2017
Hope for ocean seeding breakthrough
The practice of ocean seeding could help regenerate fish stocks and fisheries on an unprecedented scale, as Michael Riedijk, President of Vancouver-based Oceaneos...
06 April 2017
North Sea herring recertified
Herring caught in the North Sea by vessels belonging to the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) and the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA) have been...
05 April 2017
Benthic fauna can offer environmental alerts
Benthic communities are an ideal measurement tool for trends in the marine environment – a fact that is inspiring a current research project by Norway’s Institute...
04 April 2017
Publix goes public with seafood sourcing policy
Publix, which has 1,146 stores across the southern US, has become the country's first retailer to publish a list of all the fisheries they use as suppliers for their...
Marine research under threat
New plans to pull funding from Alaska Sea Grant a year earlier than previously announced, have inspired director, Paula Cullenberg, to issue an impassioned plea...
03 April 2017
Endorsement for forage fisheries
A new study suggests that catching forage fish probably has a lower impact on predatory species than previously thought, challenging previous research that argued...
Strong forecast for Alaskan pinks
Alaskan pink salmon are expected to be in abundance this odd-numbered year, with steady pricing expected for the foreseeable future, according to this week’s Tradex...
Alaska fish factor: buoyant seafood sales
Seafood sales at American retail stores - especially US wild-captured fish - are on an upswing and should remain that way for the foreseeable future....
31 March 2017
Pledge to save Med fish stocks
Following months of negotiations, the European Commission has secured a 10-year multinational pledge to save fish stocks in the Mediterranean....
29 March 2017
Putting octopus on the map
Plans to launch a pioneering project to provide African fishers with a benchmark for sustainable octopus fishing have been announced today....
27 March 2017
Key aquafeed fisheries certified
The North Sea fisheries for three stocks used largely in the production of fishmeal and fish oil have achieved MSC certification....
Alaska Fish Factor: navy could disrupt salmon migration
Plans by the US Navy to conduct training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for two weeks in early May have led to nine coastal communities signing resolutions asking...
24 March 2017
The end of equal access?
Brexit will inevitably lead to the end of equal access to UK fish stocks by EU members, and the establishment of a 12-mile territorial limit around the coast of...
Vella’s Arctic role
An agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is now “in reach”, following the fourth round of international negotiations,...
23 March 2017
Floatation scheme wrapped
Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) have been supplied to fishermen working on Scottish-registered boats, with the intention of increasing the usage of...
Improving the bottom line
A new report is calling on the fishing industry to invest in new net technology to reduce the impacts of bottom-trawling....
 
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