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29 July 2015
Blue Growth Initiative to Develop Kenyan Aquaculture, Fisheries
KENYA - The Government of Kenya and FAO have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) to benefit select areas in the coastal region of Kenya. BGI is a FAO flagship...
Slovenian Fisheries Sector Receives €32.6m Investment Package
SLOVENIA - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Slovenian maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors worth €32.6 million, including...
Weekly Overview: Cheap Imports and Overregulation Threatening Europe's Fisheries Sector
ANALYSIS - In an exclusive interview with TheFishSite on the sustainability of European fish stocks, president of Europêche, Secretary General of CEPESC and Chairman...
Australia Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has now ratified the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Port State Measures Agreement....
Bay of Biscay Anchovies Certified Friend of the Sea
SPAIN - Anchovies from the Spanish company Frigorífics Ros have gained Friend of the Sea sustainability certification....
West Coast Harmful Algal Bloom Research Effort Gets New Grant Award
US - The US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Atmospheric (NOAA) announced today that it is committing $88,000 in grant and event response funding for Washington...
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
28 July 2015
Only Two Per Cent of Reduction Fisheries Catch from 'Very Good' Stocks
GLOBAL - Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries. The review reveals that only 2 per cent...
Scientists Investigate Use of Fish Toxin to Treat Cancer
GERMANY - Scientists from the University of Freiburg have solved the molecular mechanism of a salmonid toxin that could be used in the future as a medication to...
Philippines, Viet Nam to Set Up Illegal Fishing Hot Line
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines and Viet Nam have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The two countries also agreed to set up...
Sustainable Seafood Global Benchmark Tool Ready for Autumn 2015
GLOBAL - The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)’s Expert Working Groups met at the FAO in Rome from 7-10 July to update the Global Benchmark Tool, before...
Alaska Fish Factor: Grim 50 cents a Pound for Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Fishermen
US - Shock and dismay were heard from Bristol Bay fishermen when they finally got word last week that major buyers would pay 50 cents a pound for their sockeye salmon....
Revised Plan to Save Young's Seafood Jobs in Fraserburgh
SCOTLAND, UK - Business Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed ‘significant’ new plans for Young’s Seafood sites at Fraserburgh and Grantown on Spey....
27 July 2015
Australian Government Meets Commitment to Seafood Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has announced funding of A$550,000 to support the National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) to investigate options to establish...
Modernization Helps Drive Sustainable Growth in Philippine Fisheries
PHILIPPINES - Efforts of the government to modernize the Philippine's fisheries sector has enabled the sector to gain momentum for sustainable and inclusive growth....
Returned Atlantic Salmon Tracking Tags Aid Fish Research
GLOBAL - Researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) have been able to locate two missing satellite pop-off tags used in salmon tracking research. ...
National Fish & Seafood Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability
US - National Fish & Seafood, a US-based division of Pacific Andes Group, is strengthening its focus on sustainability, aquaculture best-practices and leadership...
Algae Has Bright Future in Animal Feeds
US - Scientists investigating the use of algal byproducts for feed have found that a novel algae meal derived from heterotrophic microalgae makes a suitable feed...
24 July 2015
TUF Withdraws Bumble Bee Offering Following Antitrust Investigation
THAILAND - Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) has suspended its public offering for the acquisition of Bumble Bee Seafoods due to an antitrust investigation. ...
Seafood Companies, Retailers Publish Source Fishery Data in Transparency Drive
UK - Five of Europe’s leading companies with interests in seafood have demonstrated a powerful commitment to corporate transparency by publishing the full lists...
Better Understanding of European Fish Stocks Needed to Ensure Sustainability
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to understand data surrounding fish stocks in Europe and ensure the sustainability of the stock....
Bait, Tackle Retail Generates Billions for US Economy
US - Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the US economy, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...
Increase for Croatian 2014 Fish Catch, Production
CROATIA - Croatia has reported an increase in its catch and production of marine fish in 2014 by four per cent....
23 July 2015
Angola and Argentina Strengthen Aquaculture, Fisheries Cooperation
ANGOLA and ARGENTINA - Angola is working with Argentina to strengthen its cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture industries and to improve trade....
Quang Ninh Province to Develop Sustainable Aquaculture
VIET NAM - Cua Van fishing village in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, has been chosen as part of a project to develop sustainable aquaculture and conserve aquatic...
Seafood Training Workshops On Offer at 2015 World Seafood Congress
UK - This year’s World Seafood Congress will offer delegates a bespoke range of training courses aimed at equipping industry professionals with specialist skills....
Mexico, France Strengthen Agricultural Ties
MEXICO - Mexico and France have signed important agreements to enhance their collaboration on agricultural matters....
New Deep Reef Fish Discovered in Caribbean
CARIBBEAN - Drs Carole Baldwin and Ross Robertson from the Smithsonian Institution discovered a new small goby fish (pictured) that differs from its relatives not...
Council Moves to Protect Deep-Sea Corals in Mid-Atlantic
US - The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) recently approved of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic....
22 July 2015
Norwegian Salmon Export Price Nears 2013 Levels
NORWAY - In the period from 13 July – 19 July the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 44.81 per kilo. This is an increase of six per cent compared to the...
 
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