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TheFishSiteNewsletter - 10 August 2010

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Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Editorial: Northern Mackerel Fisheries

A week ago, Norway attacked Iceland and the Faroe Islands, accusing them of irresponsibly fishing mackerel.

Iceland has hit back saying that its mackerel fishery is legal and responsible.

The Federation of Icelandic Fishing Vessel Owners said that because Iceland was excluded from mackerel fishery negotiations in 2010, it set its own unilateral quota of 130,000 tonnes.

It added that this decision was reached prior to other negotiations being finalised so that other countries could take this into account.

The European Commission has expressed its grave concern at the unilateral mackerel quota of 85,000 tonnes set by Faroe Islands for 2010.

It pointed out that this level amounted to three times the level of Faroese traditional quota entitlement under multilateral management arrangements between the EU, Norway and Faroe Islands in force from 1999 to 2009.

Negotiations for the mackerel fishery of 2011, with Icelandic participation, are planned for the coming weeks.

"We will put all our efforts into ending this untenable situation by trying to come to an agreement with all states fishing on the north eastern mackerel stock," said Commissioner Maria Damanaki.

"Should our efforts, however, not be fruitful, I cannot guarantee that we will continue to exchange fishing possibilities with the Faroe Islands and Iceland in 2011."

Charlotte Johnston

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

UV Solutions For Aquaculture
UV For Aquaculture Speaking at Aquaculture 2010, Ute Follmer of Aquafine GmBh told the audience about the advantages of using UV in hatchery production systems. Charlotte Johnston, TheFishSite junior editor reports.
Boulogne Builds a Future with Vision for Fish Handling
As Europe's largest fish-processing centre, handling 330,000 tonnes of fish last year, Boulogne sur Mer holds a strong position in the French fish industry, writes Peter Crosskey in the first of four features on the French fish industry.
The Economic Impacts Of WSSV On Shrimp Farming, Production And Export In Iran
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) occurs worldwide and causes high mortality and considerable economic damage to the shrimp farming industry. This report by the Iranian Fisheries Research Organisation looks at its effect on Iran.
Cultured Aquatic Species: Nori Nei
Information on the culture of the Nori nei from the FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme.
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* Global Aquaculture Industry News

   United States

 » Making The Salmon Industry More Sustainable
 » Research Improves Management Of Algal Blooms
 » Fisheries Must Change To Protect Sea Lions
 » GM Salmon: A Risk To Consumers And The Environment?
 » State Waters Reopen To Commercial Fishing
 » US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Fishery Seeks Certification
 » Up Fishing/ Consumption To Limit Catfish Invasion
 » Studying The Impact Of The Oil Spill

   Viet Nam

 » Imported Crayfish Threaten Homegrown Shrimp
 » Vietnam's Seafood Export Value To Increase This Year
 » Production Increases But Prices Fall
 » Exports Of Tra Fish To Russia Increase


 » The World's First Oyster Genome Sequence Map
 » China’s First Fishery Research Ship
 » Live Fish Transportation In China

   United Kingdom

 » MAIB Postpones Safety Digest
 » New Features For Fishing 2011


 » Upgraded Feed Enhances Marine Nursery Production
 » New Techniques Could Make Cod Processing Faster
 » Change Of Management In AKVA Group

   European Union

 » EC Concerned Over Unilateral Mackerel Quota
 » Take Action To Curtail Speculation On Cereals Market


 » Tiny Fish Evolved To Tolerate Colder Temperature
 » Maintaining Consistency In Fish Health Programmes
 » BC Salmon Farms Evade Government Monitoring

Biomin - the natural way

 » Fish Farming Forecast To Recover


 » Certification And Ecolabelling Of Capture Fisheries
 » Domesticating Bluefin Tuna


 » Breton Purse Seiners Net MSC Certification


 » Iceland Hits Back At Irresponsible Fishing Claims

VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
   New Zealand

 » West Coast Marine Protection Report Released


 » New Director For SalmonChile


 » Ireland's Innovative Seaweed Research Project


 » Impacts Of White Spot On Mexican Shrimp

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That's all for this week!


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