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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Prawn prices in Queensland rise in restaurants despite fishermen cutting prices
20 April, 2017
Courier Mail
Following a ban on exporting locally caught prawns due to an outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland, local fisherman have been forced to

Arnhem Land Indigenous community completes second commercial trepang harvest
20 April, 2017
ABC Online
Warruwi locals harvested the trepang alongside commercial fishing operator Tasmanian Seafoods, which holds the trepang ranching licence over a ...

Tasmanian eel conditioning facility allows export of fish year-round for first time
19 April, 2017
ABC Online
In October, their company, Tasmanian Eel Exporters, opened its newest conditioning facility, a state-of-the-art aquaculture system that has the capacity ...

Tasmanian lower houses passes fortification laws and further super trawler bans
13 April, 2017
Tasmania Examiner
“This will in no way disallow [super trawlers] from continuing the function of their operations that would be directly affecting the long-term sustainability ...

Prawn prices soaring as disease devastation shuts down supply
13 April, 2017
The Australian
Restaurants are increasing the price of prawns, or in some cases dropping them from menus, as they confront price spikes caused by a highly ...

Gold Coast seafood importer fined for prawn scam
12 April, 2017
myGC.com.au
A Gold Coast-based seafood importer has been fined a total of $55,000 after a Gold Coast Health investigation found it had sold imported prawns from ...

Barnaby Joyce proposes $30 million package for Logan River prawn farmers
11 April, 2017
Courier Mail
DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has proposed a $30 million package for Logan River prawn farmers devastated by an outbreak of white spot ...

Australia's changing tastes in seafood
11 April, 2017
Fishing World
John Newbery discusses Australia's changing tastes in seafood and why undesirable species from yesteryear like bonito, kingfish and luderick are ...

The Angasi oyster makes a comeback
10 April, 2017
ABC Local
Today, the Angasi oyster is on the brink of a comeback with hatcheries showing interest in producing spat and growers wanting to produce these flat ...

Skippers ready to roll in Easter prawn hunt
7 April, 2017
The Sunshine Coast Daily
The Easter stock was expected to set people back up to a touch over $30 a kilogram for large Mooloolaba king prawns, while mediums would be in the

Reef damage caused by Cyclone Debbie expected to hit fish stocks but farmed prawns doing OK
5 April, 2017
ABC Local
"If the prawns cop a big stressful event like that things start to unravel with them pretty quickly, so our aim is to get this product out as fast as we can for

Prawn project gets environmental nod for breeding facilities
4 April, 2017
The West Australian
A $1.5 billion northern Australia prawn project touted as the world's largest aquaculture development has reached another environmental milestone.

Big wet boosts optimism among crews heading out for 2017 banana prawn season
4 April, 2017
ABC Online
With the Top End experiencing one of the best wet seasons in six years, fishermen are feeling optimistic about the 2017 banana prawn season, which ...

Oyster industry progressing after POMS
3 April, 2017
Port Lincoln Times
THE development of new oyster hatcheries producing spat for growers is helping the Eyre Peninsula oyster industry get back on track more than a ...

Tasmanian Government to legislate to permanently ban super-trawlers
3 April 2017
Premier of Tasmania
Mark Shelton, Liberal Member for Lyons. Tasmanian Government to legislate to permanently ban super-trawlers. Super trawlers are set ...

Ridley-CSIRO super prawn feed has wide livestock prospects
29 March, 2017
North Queensland Register
Ridley Corporation managing director, Tim Hart says just a fraction of the improved growth and survival rates achieved in prawns fed with Novacq ...

Pearl producers turn wasted by-product into seafood delicacy
27 March, 2017
ABC Online
That is what prompted uncle and nephew team, Lindsay and Robert Michael, to turn their akoya pearl business into an edible oyster business as well.

Environmental boon for $1.5 billion prawn farm
26 March, 2017
The West Australian
The Northern Territory's environmental watchdog has approved an ambitious plan to build what could become Australia's biggest prawn farm on a ...

New aquaculture feed factory planned for Australia
25 March, 2017
FOOD Magazine - Australia
Acquaculture company BioMar has entered talks with Australian state government officials to gain approval to build a new feed factory.

Forearm-sized prawn caught in Gulf of Carpentaria
23 March, 2017
ABC Online
A huge leader prawn the size of a forearm and weighing 300 grams has been caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria. A photo of the prawn sent to the ABC ...

New seafood industry body formed
22 March, 2017
FOOD Magazine - Australia
The National Seafood Industry Alliance (NSIA) has announced the formation of Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the new peak body for the seafood ...

 

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Greenshell mussels worth $200 million to NZ economy
19
April, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Gary Hooper, CEO of Aquaculture New Zealand, said: “Hatchery spat is a game changer for our industry, it opens up all sorts of opportunities around ...

Maritime rule changes up for discussion
13
April, 2017
NZCity
Making automatic "float-free" distress beacons compulsory for more commercial fishing boats are among mooted changes to six maritime rules.

Scientists getting Greenshell™ mussels to breed in captivity
10
April, 2017
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Bruce Hearn, who farms in the Marlborough Sounds and is also the Chairman of Aquaculture New Zealand says he's incredibly excited about what it ...
About Greenshell Mussels

Fishing industry monitor is wholly owned by Seafood New Zealand, investigation reveals
3
April, 2017
New Zealand Herald
The extent of government powers held by the company, named FishServe, and its links to the industry group, Seafood New Zealand, were uncovered ...

Sustainable New Zealand Seafood Promoted
31
March, 2017
Scoop.co.nz
Australians are being told to choose New Zealand seafood on Sustainable Seafood Day, which will be celebrated on 31 March throughout Australia.

Dolphins saved from purse seiner fishing net off Tauranga coast
30
March, 2017
Stuff.co.nz
A Tauranga fishing boat skipper who was forced to release an estimated 30 tonnes of jack mackerel to save six dolphins caught in his net is being ...

Adjustments to commercial fishing limits
24
March, 2017
Scoop.co.nz
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits for rock lobster (crayfish) and southern blue whiting in ...

Fishers report crayfish stocks in bad shape
21
March, 2017
Radio New Zealand
People who dive or fish for crayfish think stocks off the northeast of the ... depletion and excess commercial fishing, in which hundreds of commercial ...

 

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Aqua-Spark raising further capital to target aquaculture businesses
19 April, 2017
Real Deals - EU.com
Netherlands-based Aqua-Spark holds €37.82m in its fund to target sustainable aquaculture businesses, and aims to raise €400m over a ten-year

Panel hears bribery rife in fish industry
19 April, 2017
Bangkok Post
Centre deputy head Vice Admiral Wannapol Glormgeao said Tuesday the centre recently received a number of complaints from anchovy trawler ...

Malta firm wins innovation prize
19 April, 2017
Fish Update
MALTESE firm AquaBioTech Group has been awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for a major development in the Middle East.

Kenyan experts urge investment in aquaculture to boost food security
19 April, 2017
Xinhua
KILIFI, Kenya, Kenya's huge aquaculture potential that has not been fully exploited has the capacity to leapfrog the country to ...

Salmon sector outweighs fishing industry
19 April, 2017
TheFishSite.com
The third annual event of its kind to be organized by the Aquaculture Students' Association, under the guidance of Sam Houston, this year it was

Iran, Russia agree to cooperate in aquaculture
19 April, 2017
Xinhua
TEHRAN - Iran and Russia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Tuesday to cooperate in aquaculture industry, ...

West coast marine exporters look East for aquaculture gains
18 April, 2017
Hindu Business Line
Seafood exporters on the country's western coast, facing dwindling sea catch, are taking a lesson or two from the aquaculture success of their

Jackson County home to nation's first indoor Atlantic salmon farm
18 April, 2017
La Crosse Tribune
“We are using the best technologies known today in aquaculture. In this facility, we are able to recirculate about 99.5 percent of our water in this facility

Japanese and South Korea squid fishermen to urge their governments to curb illegal catches
18 April, 2017
The Japan Times
Japan and South Korean squid-fishing groups plan to work together to urge their governments to work harder at countering illegal fishing by Chinese ...

Russian Scientists Help Mexican Farmers Cure Deadly Shrimp Virus
18 April, 2017
Sputnik International
A team of scientists at the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) came up with a remedy for a highly lethal and contagious shrimp disease that could ...

Vanuatu government opts for prawn farming
18 April, 2017
Radio New Zealand
The government in Vanuatu is extending help to prawn farmers on Maewo island as part of a new development policy. The agriculture minister Matai ...

FDA sends warning letter to Vietnam over importer's seafood HACCP
18 April, 2017
Food Safety News
Vietnam's Ba Hai Company Limited received a warning letter dated March 21, 2017 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its fish and ...

New Trump orders may hit shrimp export
17 April, 2017
PressReader
Frozen shrimp is the principal item of export to the US, with a share of 94 per cent in value terms. Another executive order directs their department of

Seafood joins fair trade revolution, a scallop at a time
17 April, 2017
Artesia Daily Press
In this undated photo provided by Christopher Cary, Rick Elliott of Bristol Seafood in Portland, Maine, examines a bag of scallops at auction in New

Brighter Outlook for Salmon Season
17 April, 2017
SitNews
Typically, it's 35-40 percent of the global sockeye supply,” said Andy Wink, Senior Seafood Analyst with the McDowell Group. “When the base price in ...

Hundreds protest over 'industrial scale' oyster farming
16 April, 2017
RTE.ie
The organisers of the protest, Coiste Timpeallachta an Ghaoith, say there has been an oyster farm in the area for many years and they have no ...

45-day deep sea fishing ban by mechanised trawlers begins
16 April, 2017
Web India 123
Prices of fish were expected to go up as the 45-day annual ban on deep sea fishing by mechanised trawlers and fibre boats along the East Coast of

Protecting Kenya's fish stocks
16 April, 2017
Deutsche Welle
Overfishing has depleted fish stocks off the Kenyan coast. Now to keep the ecosystem in balance, a nature conservancy - employs 32 controllers to

Norway trade event chance for north aquaculture firms
15 April, 2017
north-star-news.co.uk
HIGHLAND aquaculture firms are being encouraged to register their interest in attending a major international trade event in Norway. Highlands and ...

Danish fishery boss hails receiving MSC certification saying 'no MSC, no access'
15 April, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
“By pioneering MSC certification for the meal and oil markets, we hope to secure a strong position in the market for ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship

Skretting wants to grow its fish meal free concept
15 April, 2017
All about feed
The continuing dependency on fish meal and fish oil ingredients in feed could be the limiting link in allowing aquaculture production to increase by

Threshold set for shrimp vessel permits in Gulf
15 April, 2017
Houma Courier
Phillip Silver shows a sample of his morning's shrimp catch in Dulac last year

House Bill Aims to Help Young People Enter Commercial Fishing Industry
15 April, 2017
CapeCod.com News
CHATHAM – A bipartisan bill has been introduced by the House of Representatives to establish the first national program to help young men and

State oyster recall underway on Pacific Northwest coast over Norovirus
14 April, 2017
Food Safety News
Due to multiple reports of oyster-associated Norovirus-like illnesses, Washington State is conducting a recall for all shellfish harvested from 3/15/17 to ...

Complaint filed over shrimp harvesters' protest
14 April, 2017
The Telegram
About 50 protesters, members of the Independent Fish Harvesters' Association, turned up at the facility on White Hills to protest cuts to the shrimp ...

Award for organic salmon supremo
14 April, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Held in Vancouver, the event celebrated the contributions of organic agriculture and aquaculture producers across Canada. Rundle, who is also the

EU launches new sustainable fisheries project to fight climate change threats
14 April, 2017
FoodNavigator.com
Members of the project include the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers ...

Hawaiian fisherman asks to restrict foreign fishing licenses
14 April, 2017
WKOW
Hawaiian fisherman asks to restrict foreign fishing licenses ... are lawfully admitted to the United States are allowed to get commercial fishing licenses.

Top cod counter: More data needed
14 April, 2017
Gloucester Daily Times
The Baker administration cabinet secretary in charge of the industry-based survey of Gulf of Maine cod agrees with commercial fishing interests that ...

Summer Algae Bloom Blamed for 450000 Oyster Deaths
13 April, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
A summer algae bloom is blamed for killing 450,000 oysters in last year's ... It causes the oysters to not grow to harvest size and die at a higher rate.

IoT protects fishing fleets and global fisheries with RPMA technology
13 April, 2017
Network World
Much of the catch is from small fishing boats, which are difficult to monitor and protect. Commercial fishing in developing regions typically occurs within

World Bank, ministry to review fisheries programme
13 April, 2017
Graphic Online
The World Bank has pledged to support the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) to review activities under the West African ...

New Trump order might hit India's shrimp export
13 April, 2017
Business Standard
"USA is the only country which is imposing an anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp, to give level playing to its producers. The Indian government is ...

New Shrimp Species Named After the Band Pink Floyd
13 April, 2017
LabRoots
The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favorite band," De Grave explained in a ...

EU helps pearl farms
13 April, 2017
Fiji Times
AQUACULTURE was very badly damaged after Tropical Cyclone more than $1.7 million worth of damage in the northern division ...

Fishing Restrictions Advised Due to Plunging Salmon Stocks
13 April, 2017
Courthouse News Service
As a result, the Pacific Fishery Management Council said it plans on closing commercial fishing in parts of Southern Oregon and Northern California in ..

Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships
13 April, 2017
Phys.Org
Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners ...

Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers
13 April, 2017
The Tico Times
Residents of Costa Rica's northern Caribbean reported a massive number of fish deaths on the Pacuare and other nearby rivers between Sunday and ...

£100000 boost for Devon's England's Seafood Coast project
13 April, 2017
Devon Live
The England's Seafood Coast project reception, from left Kelly Widley, manager Pier Point, Becky Davies, Project Co-ordinator, England's Seafood ...

National Aquarium, BCPL to present sustainable seafood program
13 April, 2017
WBAL Baltimore
The Aquarium's Seafood Smart initiative educates and empowers consumers to choose sustainably produced seafood by promoting responsibly ...

Ruling welcomed by US aquaculture industry
12 April, 2017
TheFishSite.com
US aquaculture producers should be able to transport live fish across state boundaries without the prospect of inadvertently triggering draconian ...

France Pélagique orders newbuild
12 April, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
France Pélagique, part of the Cornelis Vrolijk Group, has placed an order with Havyard in Norway for a new 80 metre pelagic trawler to replace two of ...

Super trawler makes public debut
12 April, 2017
Fish Update
LOOKING resplendent in her blue and white livery, HB Grandi's new hi-tech fresh fish trawler, the Engey RE 91, made her debut in Reykjavik at the ...

California could see 2017 commercial salmon fishery closure
12 April, 2017
Siskiyou Daily News
The Pacific Fishery Management Council will soon decide on its salmon management strategy for 2017, and a number of groups are already ...

ICAR documenting use of drugs in aquaculture
11 April, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is documenting the drugs used in aquaculture, said JK Jena, Deputy Director General of ICAR.

Vard secures contract for live fish transporter
11 April, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
“This contract is in line with Vard's strategy to expand our broad product portfolio and services for the aquaculture business,' said Vard's Executive

Mediterranean overfishing risks reaching 'a point of no return,' report warns
11 April, 2017
FoodNavigator.com
Mediterranean Sea fish stocks are rapidly deteriorating with one third of commercial and non-commercial fish over-exploited and some on the verge of ...

Seafood harvesters group opposes bill focused on recreational fishing
11 April, 2017
Press Herald
WASHINGTON — A new bill focused on recreational fishing has drawn strong opposition from the nation's largest organization of commercial seafood ...

Pacific sardine fishery closed for the third year in a row
11 April, 2017
Chinook Observer
This is the third annual closure in a row for this fishery. ... Although directed commercial fishing will close, the council will allow up to 8,000 tons of ...

Changes could be coming to East Coast squid fishery
10 April, 2017
Virginian-Pilot
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to gain better control over the amount of participation in the East Coast squid fishery will be the subject of a series ...

Electronic monitoring finally catching on among Alaska's commercial fishermen
10 April, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
Starting next year, electronic monitoring systems can officially replace human observers as fishery data collectors on Alaska boats using longline and

Norway to expand sea food industry in Nigeria
10 April, 2017
The Nation Newspaper
One cannot talk of sea food, particularly stockfish without mentioning Norway. That is why people from various works of life, including international ...

Lidl Portugal Reinforces Policy On Sustainable Fish
10 April, 2017
ESM - The European Supermarket Magazine
From March 2018, the retailer aims to increase the offer of products with raw materials certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) for fish

UTM invents new way to clean cockles, oysters
10 April, 2017
Yahoo News
PONTIAN: A new innovation to clean bivalves such as cockles and oysters developed by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) will help improve the

Go fish! Russian fishing ties with Vietnam set to strengthen
9 April, 2017
Global Risk Insights
However, aquaculture only accounts for 3-4% of the value of Russia's annual total production, far from the more than 60% it accounts for in competing ...

61-day ban on fishing in sea from April 15
9 April, 2017
Web India 123
The Andhra Pradesh government has banned fishing in sea for 61 days from April 15 till June 14, to ensure protection to fish and prawns laying eggs ...

Seafood dealer pleads guilty to illegally trafficking over $150K worth of eels
9 April, 2017
wtkr.com
In 2010, Zhou, 42, established a seafood distribution company known as Wilson Group Sea Trading LLC. The company's main place of business was ...

Peru's giant squid goes international
8 April, 2017
Peru this Week
Peru is seeking to launch the biggest squid fishery certification project in Brussels. How is Peru expecting to open new markets with this product?

Fishermen stage protest outside Fisheries offices to oppose cuts to shrimp quota
8 April, 2017
CHATNewsToday
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Dozens of angry fishermen forced their way into the Department of Fisheries headquarters today to protest cuts to shrimp quotas ...

Seafood exporters say something's fishy as EU steps up inspections
8 April, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The EU is the third-largest market for overall seafood exports from India after the US and South-East Asia, accounting for 20.71 per cent of the export ...

A Grim Forecast for Klamath River Salmon Worries Tribes and Fishing Fleet
8 April, 2017
KQED
Commercial fishing operators and native tribes along the Klamath say severe limits on the harvest, to be imposed because of forecasts that a record ...

Russian Aquaculture approves additional share issue
7 April, 2017
Reuters
Comcast Corp on Thursday unveiled a wireless service with an unlimited data plan, making it the first major U.S. cable provider to ...

Best prawn harvest last year for Tagabe aquaculture centre
7 April, 2017
Vanuatu Daily Post
The Department of Fisheries' aquaculture centre at Tagabe in Port Vila made one of its best harvests of fresh water prawns last year and earned ...

Latest: Fleet of trawlers to search for missing Rescue 116 crewmen as wreckage is brought ashore
7 April, 2017
Waterford News and Star
Update 5.30pm: A large fleet of trawlers is being organised to search part of the Atlantic off the northwest coast for the two winchmen missing from

Houston restaurateur Bruce Molzan accused of operating illegal seafood network
7 April, 2017
KHOU
In addition, another restaurant illegally sold shrimp to Molzan for use in his restaurants in violation of commercial fish wholesale regulations, according ...

Prawn imports total $15m
7 April, 2017
Fiji Times
Mr Vakawaletabua said the Fisheries Ministry was trying to partner with prawn farmer Shin Ho You who owned Natural Farm Seafood in Dreketi, ...

On-the-job injuries rising among Oregon seafood processing workers: study
7 April, 2017
Safety+Health magazine
Corvallis, OR – Injuries among seafood processing workers in Oregon have eclipsed the statewide average, and the rate appears to be increasing, ...

Norovirus-tainted BC oysters fuel demand for East Coast shellfish
6 April, 2017
CBC.ca
With more than 200 reported cases of norovirus linked to British Columbia oysters — which account for roughly 60 per cent of the oysters consumed in

Project to map Western Indian Ocean octopus fisheries
6 April, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
A new collaborative mapping project is to bring together all stakeholders from across government and industry to benchmark the sustainability of ...

Malaysia nabs Vietnamese for illegal fishing, poaching; VN trawlers seized by Thai navy
6 April, 2017
VietNamNet Bridge
The Thai navy has arrested five Vietnamese trawlers with 16 fishermen on board for illegal fishing in the Gulf of Thailand off the eastern province of ...

Scallops: Maine fishermen edged out by commercial boats
6 April, 2017
Mount Desert Islander
For Maine's scallop trawlers who fish in the federally regulated Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Area, the short season is a blow to business.

Cook Islands bans commercial fishing to protect whales and other marine life
6 April, 2017
Matangi Tonga
The Cook Islands ban placed on commercial fishing last month within 50 nautical miles of the nation was highlighted at the Whales in a Changing ...

Norway seafood exports up 17 pct y/y in March -exports council
6 April, 2017
Reuters
Norway seafood exports up 17 pct y/y in March -exports council ... salmon ** So far this year Norway has exported 636,000 tonnes of seafood, ...

Fish-free feed challenge prompting industry trials
5 April, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
“The fact that many of the largest aquaculture farming companies producing salmon, tilapia, carp, catfish and shrimp are pledging to conduct ...

NL fishermen worried after double-whammy of snow crab, shrimp announcements
5 April, 2017
CBC.ca
Fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador say they're shocked the total allowable catch for snow crab will be slashed 22 per cent this year — and ...

Without Foreign Worker Visas, Texas Shrimp Industry Will Suffer
5 April, 2017
Texas Standard
Without Foreign Worker Visas, Texas Shrimp Industry Will Suffer.

Five Vietnamese trawlers seized for illegally fishing in Trat
5 April, 2017
Bangkok Post
Naval officers arrest 16 crewmen from five Vietnamese fishing trawlers in the Gulf of Thailand in Trat on Tuesday afternoon.

Changes proposed for bait fish captures
5 April, 2017
Jackson Clarion Ledger
MDWFP Fisheries Bureau director Larry Pugh said non-native silver carp and bighead carp are very similar in appearance to native fish commonly

Philippine City Bordering Disputed Sea Finding Fewer Fish, More Foreign Vessels
5 April, 2017
Voice of America
Philippine fishermen along the front lines of a bitterly contested tract of the South China Sea say fishing stocks are declining partly because of ...

Mediterranean fish stocks deteriorate 'at alarming rate'
4 April, 2017
Deutsche Welle
Some 93 percent of researched fish stocks in the Mediterranean are overexploited, the EU's Joint Research Centre says. It also says more than a third

Three more commercial fishermen plead guilty to illegal fish harvest
4 April, 2017
WITN
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - Three more Eastern Carolina commercial fishermen have admitted to illegally catching Atlantic striped bass in federal ...

Botswana: New System for Commercial Fishing
4 April, 2017
AllAfrica.com
Maun — In an effort to control and regulate commercial fishing in the Okavango Delta, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks through the

Big boost for coastal aquaculture in state
3 April, 2017
The New Indian Express
KOCHI: Coastal aquaculture in Kerala is all set to get a major boost from the cage fish farming model being popularised across the state under the ...

Govt targets small-time fishermen
3 April, 2017
Bangkok Post
The department's actions towards small-scale fishing comes amid concerns that tighter regulations on trawlers may prompt companies to farm out their ...

Dozens of illegal shark fins discovered in boat off Key West
3 April, 2017
WCTV
Florida wildlife officers stopped a shrimp boat out of Key West and found dozens of illegal shark fins. The Miami Herald reports that the vessel ...

Maine wants US help to prevent lobster trade gap with Canada
3 April, 2017
The Olympian
The U.S. Department of Commerce, which handles issues related to seafood trade, did not respond to a request for comment. But one solution could ...

Chelan Fish Hatchery suffers trout die-off due to recent heavy rainfall
2 April, 2017
Seattle Times
State Fish and Wildlife's Chelan Fish Hatchery reported the heavy rain this past week lead to a loss of thousands of trout produced in the facility that ...

Consumer preference for wild-caught seafood on upswing
2 April, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde of Bridge Seafood in Anchorage demonstrates how to fillet a sockeye salmon.

Fish Factor by Laine Welsh: US Seafood Sales Up, Fast Food Fish Panned, Salmon Center Stage ...
2 April, 2017
Seward City News
Seafood sales at American retail stores are on an upswing and should remain that way for the foreseeable future. Better yet – demand for fish captured

Are Spanish trawlers in Cornwall 'getting landing figures up' so they can claim link to UK during ...
1 April, 2017
ITV News
It could be just a coincidence but the arrival of what are understood to be Spanish trawlers in Cornwall has left some wondering if something fishy is

Selling of mid-sea catch accounted: RBI
1 April, 2017
The Hindu
The Indian bank accounts of deep sea trawlers are properly perused when shipments of catches are made at mid-sea by such trawlers, according to ...

Nauta Launches Danish Fishing Trawler
1 April, 2017
MarineLink
Pelagic trawlers use a method of fishing that involves pulling trawl through the water. For better efficiency ships of this type are equipped with a ...

Super trawlers cannot be allowed to wreak havoc – Kenny
1 April, 2017
Sinn Fein
Speaking on his return from the 'Inequality in Fisheries' conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, West

Aquaculture, commercial fishing, and local fisheries products on agenda at Seafood Summit
1 April, 2017
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan aquaculture producers supply a number of food fish species for purchase at the farm gate and/or local markets and retail outlets. Most of this ...

'The Codfather' pleads guilty to evading fishing quotas
1 April, 2017
Boston Herald
Rafael is the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations. It includes a fleet of more than 30 vessels, 44 commercial fishing ...

Spain will chair the Aquaculture Committee of the General Fisheries Commission for the ...
1 April, 2017
La Moncloa
Spain will chair the Aquaculture Committee of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean/FAO for the next two years. The Executive

Europe's fishermen in alliance
1 April, 2017
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Fishermen's organisations across nine European countries have banded together to form the European Fisheries Alliance just days before the UK

Cutting of quota 'nail in the coffin' for inshore shrimp industry, says FFAW
1 April, 2017
CBC.ca
The fisheries union in Newfoundland and Labrador says a massive reduction in shrimp quotas off the province's northeast coast will devastate the

Oceana to launch Fisheries Code primer today
31 March, 2017
Visayan Daily Star
The primer will highlight salient features of the Fisheries Code, such as stiffer fines and penalties for violations especially on illegal commercial fishing, ...

City to get modern seafood processing plants soon
29 March, 2017
Times of India
Visakhapatnam: The port city will soon have a modern seafood processing and cold storage facility on the lines of those in Japan and China to meet ...

Japanese seafood firm Nippon Suisan Kaisha swoop as Sealord sells up
29 March, 2017
Grimsby Telegraph
Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd has agreed to buy-out Sealord Group Ltd's shares in its Grimsby-area operations. Inset, Sealord Caistor chief executive ...

Raw oyster, norovirus warning issued after multiple people in area become ill
29 March, 2017
Q13 FOX
The Washington State Department of Health said shellfish such as oysters, clams, and mussels are filter feeders and ingest norovirus if it is present in

NJ appeals summer flounder quota reductions
29 March, 2017
Asbury Park Press
New Jersey has filed an appeal to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries ... According to the DEP recreational and commercial fishing employs 65,000

You May Soon Be Able to Track Your Seafood in Real Time to Fight Fish Fraud
29 March, 2017
TIME
Fishermen and chefs are working together to curb rampant fraud in the seafood industry by allowing people to track a fish from the moment it's caught ...

A bigger catch: China's fishing fleet casts net wide for squid
28 March, 2017
Financial Times
Until two decades ago, these Chilean fishermen would not have bothered with squid. The prize then was mackerel and hake. Squid were considered

US cut in anti-dumping duty to boost Indian shrimp exports
28 March, 2017
Business Standard
The United States, the largest importer of Indian shrimps, has pegged its preliminary anti-dumping duty on the perishable item at an average rate of ...

Key aquafeed fisheries certified
28 March, 2017
TheFishSite.com
The news is a welcome boost to the global aquaculture industry, particularly salmonid producers in Europe and Scandinavia, as the landing of these ...

Red Lobster turns international to grow seafood chain
28 March, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
“The idea is that we are the world's largest seafood restaurant,” said Jarrett Whitlow, Red Lobster's director of international operations. “We still see a ...

World fish meal shortage forces farms to adapt
27 March, 2017
Twin Falls Times-News
But demand for it has only grown, as China develops its aquaculture and pet food industries pay premium prices for fish meal. Some industries have ...

China Slinging Salmon on the Internet Lures Norway Seafood Fund
27 March, 2017
Bloomberg
Norway, the world's largest Atlantic salmon producer, is seeking to increase seafood exports as the global demand for healthy proteins rises, ...

Brexit plunges EU fishing into troubled waters
27 March, 2017
Arab News
“Continued access to free, or preferential, trade in fish and seafood will therefore be crucial for the seafood industry and UK consumers” after Brexit,

PAPSCO to sign agreement with TN firm for export of shrimp
26 March, 2017
The Hindu
As per the details worked out between PAPSCO and the firm, the processed shrimp would be exported to 27 countries, including the U.S., Germany, ...

Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA) Project launch
26 March, 2017
Huffington Post
The Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture project was launched at the beginning of March 2017 and this enterprise will provide an opportunity for

£1M Scottish aquaculture scheme to boost turnover
25 March, 2017
FoodManufacture.co.uk
A £1M Scottish aquaculture programme has been launched to boost supply chain innovation, increase industry turnover by about £8M, and create up ...

How a handheld seafood scanner lets retailers know if something's fishy
25 March, 2017
Food Dive
Seafood Analytics has developed a handheld screening and data collection device that uses electrical currents to find the cellular quality of seafood ...

Congress to consider relief funds for California crab fleet
25 March, 2017
Eureka Times Standard
Jerry Brown has proposed an increase to commercial fishing landing fees by as much as 1,300 percent in order to help close a $20 million shortfall in ...

Sardine fishing could be banned for 3rd year in a row
25 March, 2017
SFGate
Fishing is allowed under council rules until the population falls below a ... The fish are generally frozen in big blocks for use in commercial long-line ...

Maine's cod fishermen have worst year ever
25 March, 2017
Press Herald
State data show commercial fishermen brought in less than 170,000 pounds of cod to Maine ports in 2016.

SAM: Check impact of shrimp farms on ecology
24 March, 2017
The Star Online
It is concerned that the state's mangrove forests and fisheries resources would be destroyed if more shrimp farms are constructed without a thorough ...

Regulators close federal scallop fishing grounds in Gulf of Maine
24 March, 2017
Bangor Daily News
Heavy fishing activity in the northern Gulf of Maine federal scallop ... the bright spots in commercial fishing in the Northeast over the past several years.

Andaman Bay closed to fishing from April 1
24 March, 2017
Bangkok Post
KRABI - Andaman Bay will be closed to most commercial fishing for three months from April 1 - June 30 to allow spawning and rehabilitation of marine ...

The cod are coming back to Newfoundland — and they're eating the shrimp that had taken over
24 March, 2017
National Post
But plummeting shrimp numbers in the cold water off Labrador have led Fisheries and Oceans Canada to drastically carve into quotas for that coast.

$20 million worth of aquaculture products still imported into the country - Koroilavesau
24 March, 2017
Fijivillage
This was revealed by the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau while responding to questions raised by FijiFirst MP Ruveni Nadalo on how the ...

Sri Lankan naval agencies detain 16 Indian fishermen
24 March, 2017
Times of India
Madurai: Sri Lankan naval agencies detained 16 Indian fishermen and their two trawlers on Wednesday night for poaching in the territorial waters of ...

Inside China's Almost-Totally-Legal $400M Fishery in Africa
24 March, 2017
WIRED
Yuyang Liu stood aboard a Chinese trawler bobbing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau not long ago, trying with all his might to keep his breakfast down.

Aquaculture chemicals are polluting Chilean rivers
24 March, 2017
UPI.com
After previous studies showed dirty, sediment filled waters were harming Chilean rivers, regulators forced aquaculture operations to do a better job of ...

Pakistan's seafood industry
24 March, 2017
Business Mirror
Pakistani seafood has a significant export potential, estimated at 1 million tonnes/ year from the marine subsector alone. The commercially important ...

Aquaculture firm invests £2 million in sites at Aith and Unst
23 March, 2017
Shetland Times Online
Cooke Aquaculture Scotland managing director Colin Blair said: “We are particularly pleased that we have been able to place these orders with a ...

Falcon ROV for Norwegian Aquaculture Work
23 March, 2017
Marine Technology News
Abyss Aqua, a provider of services to the Norwegian aquaculture industry, has bought a second Saab Seaeye Falcon electric underwater robotic

Egyptian mortality mystery in tilapia fish closer to being solved
23 March, 2017
Phys.Org
Tilapia is an important species for aquaculture because it can be grown in diverse farming systems and requires minimal fishmeal in its feed. It has a ...

Florida lawmakers water down bill that would've banned the sale of shark fins
23 March, 2017
Orlando Weekly (blog)
A Florida senate bill that would have eliminated the sale and trade of shark fins was amended last week, weakening punishments for the lucrative ...

Tanzania: Prawn Fisheries Turn Up Roses
23 March, 2017
AllAfrica.com
FISHERIES division is set to boost the country's foreign exchange with the lifting of a ban on prawns fishing in Tanzanian waters, the government has ...

Andaman Bay closed to fishing from April 1
23 March, 2017
Bangkok Post
KRABI - Andaman Bay will be closed to most commercial fishing for three months from April 1 - June 30 to allow spawning and rehabilitation of marine ...

Outdoors: Chinook salmon season in trouble
23 March, 2017
Stockton Record
Scientists believe the numbers of adult chinook salmon in the ocean this year are so low that recreational and commercial fishing seasons up and ...

Seafresh Supplies DNA-Traceable Shrimp in High-Tech Move to Clean up Global Supply Chain
22 March, 2017
FoodIngredientsFirst
DNA technology tracking the exact “farm to fork” journey of shrimp is being used in a new traceability program to guarantee greater ...

BC oyster industry reeling after more than 300 consumers fall ill
22 March, 2017
Vancouver Sun
Sawmill Bay Shellfish near Quadra Island is currently closed to the sale of oysters while the federal government investigates the cause of more than ...

Sixteen Arrested as Police Seize Vietnamese Fishing Trawlers
22 March, 2017
The Cambodia Daily
Kampot province fishery officials and marine police on Monday arrested 16 Vietnamese nationals accused of driving three fishing trawlers into shallow ...

Sustainable squid breakthrough
22 March, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Two squid Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs), which encompass more than 20 squid fisheries, have merged in a bid to pave the way toward a more ...

Trat trawler operators moving to Koh Kong
22 March, 2017
Bangkok Post
The Command Centre for Combating Illegal Fishing's regulations require trawlers to be anchored 125 days a year and operators had to pay their ...

Landmark victory for American Samoa fishing rights
22 March, 2017
Radio New Zealand
Large scale commercial fishing will no longer be allowed close to American Samoa's coast thanks to a landmark ruling handed down by the US ...

Federal Agency for Fishery: A new organization may be created to regulate Arctic fishing
22 March, 2017
Arctic.ru (press release)
"If fish stocks are discovered outside the zones of national jurisdiction, ... regional fisheries management organization to oversee commercial fishing,"

Gloucester's presence at seafood expo leading to fish sales far afield
22 March, 2017
Gloucester Daily Times
The Gloucester Fresh reception, hosted by the city at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, featured state Assistant Secretary for ...

New challenges for Aquaculture in the North Atlantic
21 March, 2017
IceNews
Colder water temperatures suppress the number of salmon lice in aqua farming but with the rising sea temperatures in the North Atlantic, monitoring of ...

Crowdfunding could tackle seafood fraud
21 March, 2017
TheFishSite.com
A new initiative that aims to stop fraud by allowing restaurant diners to trace their seafood is seeking to raise $75,000 by the end of March. Called Dock ...

Three fish feed producers start partnership
21 March, 2017
GlobalMeatNews.com
Three aquaculture feed producers from Ireland, the Netherlands and Brazil have joined forces in a strategic partnership to spearhead the trawl for ...

'Sustainably-Certified' Shrimp Trawler Arrested by Liberian Coast Guard with Assistance from Sea ...
21 March, 2017
Sea Shepherd Global
Shrimp is also exported worldwide by Primstar B.V., a company in The Netherlands. The fleet is currently certified under "Friend of the Sea" criteria for ...

 

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