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Monday, January 12, 2015
Global Fish Farming News from United States NFU Joins New Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition...
Global Fish Farming News from United Kingdom Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could...
Global Fish Farming News from Global Whitefish Sector Report Estimates Biomass Increases if Improvements Continue
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has released its report on the state of whitefish fisheries. The analysis covers approximately 77 per cent of...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada New Seafood Processing Sanitation Equipment Piloted in Canada
CANADA - Fogo Island Co-Operative Society will test plant sanitation technology that is new to the seafood processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador with...
Global Fish Farming News from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the...
Global Fish Farming News from Viet Nam Kien Giang Province Sets $170m 2015 Seafood Export Target
VIET NAM - Despite significant obstacles, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang plans to export seafood worth $170 million during 2015....
Global Fish Farming News from United States Alaska Fish Factor: Seafood Marketers Facing Strong Headwinds
US - Alaska seafood marketers are facing some strong headwinds heading into 2015, notably, for sockeye salmon and crab....
Global Fish Farming News from Bangladesh Commercial Aquaculture Benefiting Poorer Communities
BANGLADESH - A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that...
Friday, January 09, 2015
Global Fish Farming News from European Union Public Most Concerned Over Overfishing and Marine Pollution
EU - A pan-European survey has revealed the public’s awareness, concerns and priorities about human impacts on the oceans. The results show high levels of concern...
Global Fish Farming News from United States US Should Have the Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal...
Global Fish Farming News from Indonesia Illegal Prawn Farms Closed Down in Indonesia
INDONESIA - The Bantul administration has closed down hundreds of illegal prawn farms that were set up along Yogyakarta’s beaches after numerous warnings were...
Global Fish Farming News from Venezuela Venezuela Issues New Sardine Fishing Rules
VENEZUELA - In order to properly conserve sardine populations, the Bolivarian government has issued new rules for the the fishing of this species, which is of high...
Global Fish Farming News from China New Study Provides More Sustainable Course for China's Aquaculture
CHINA - A new study led by Stanford University, US, offers the clearest picture to date of the impact that China's aquaculture sector has on wild fisheries. The...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Trade Delegations Helping Seafood Producers Find New Markets
CANADA - Government supported seafood trade delegations are helping local processors expand into new markets....
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Norwegian Seafood Exports Set New Records in 2014
NORWAY - For the second year in a row Norway seafood exports have set new records. Norway exported seafood worth NOK 68.8 billion in 2014. This is 12 per cent, or...
Global Fish Farming News from Global Aker BioMarine Antarctic Krill Fishery Still Operating Sustainably
Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has now successfully been recertified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) demanding standards....
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Global Fish Farming News from United States New Tool Will Help Fight Invasive Fish in the Atlantic Ocean
US - The Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute and NOAA have partnered to launch a new web portal to provide managers, researchers, and the public with the latest...
Global Fish Farming News from Russian Federation Russian Government Further Supports its Fishery Sector
RUSSIA - After implementation of the August 2014 food ban, one the major objectives of the Russian government is to further develop the Russian fisheries sector...
Global Fish Farming News from Iceland Reduction in HB Grandi's Catch Value in 2014
ICELAND - The HB Grandi fleet last year landed 152,500 tonnes of fish with a value of approximately ISK15.20 billion. This represents a reduction compared to the...
Global Fish Farming News from United States New Model Identifies Perfect Habitat for Brook Trout
US - A new model that can accurately identify stream sections that still hold suitable habitat for wild brook trout will help fisheries managers from Maine to Georgia...
Global Fish Farming News from Chile Artisanal Chilean Lobster Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - Lobsters from the Juan Fernández Island trap fishery have now achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. Lobsters from this remote Pacific...
Global Fish Farming News from United Kingdom New Research Finds Better Lobster Numbers Can Increase Disease Risk
ENGLAND, UK - Many marine protected areas (MPAs) have been hailed as the silver bullet for conservation, with reports of increased catch, and spillover of recovered...
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Record Salmon Exports for Norway in 2014
NORWAY - Norway exported the highest level ever for salmon in 2014 at NOK 43.9 billion - an 11 per cent gain on 2013....
Global Fish Farming News from Global New Species of Glass Sponge Discovered in the Mediterranean
MEDITERRANEAN- A new species of sponge has been discovered in the Mediterranean by an international group of scientists which included members of Oceana. ...
Global Fish Farming News from United Kingdom OFC: Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
UK - The Oxford Farming Conference is to fund three students to attend Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, as part of a joint scholarship with the young member German...
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Ireland Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
Global Fish Farming News from China How Western Companies Can Navigate China’s Animal Protein Market
CHINA - China’s demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential....
Global Fish Farming News from Fiji Bumble Bee Foods Invests in New Fijian Cold Storage
FIJI - Bumble Bee Foods, one of North America's largest canned seafood companies, is working closely with the Pacific Fishing Company in Levuka to construct a new...
Global Fish Farming News from Iceland New Project Improves Ice Slurry Chilling on Small Fishing Boats
ICELAND - Icelandic research company Matis has begun a project to improve the quality of fish and maximise return rates from small boats through improved ice slurry...
Global Fish Farming News from Brazil Brazil Appoints First Female Minister of Agriculture
BRAZIL - In a ceremony held on Monday 5 January, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Senator Katia Abreu took over from the former minister,...
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