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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

$2b prawn farm close to getting green light
29 January, 2017
The West Australian
The biggest prawn farm in the developed world — a $2 billion pond system near the Northern Territory border and processing facility in Kununurra ...

Prawn importers under investigation for biosecurity breach
29 January, 2017
Brisbane Times
A number of prawn suppliers and importers are under investigation for not meeting biosecurity measures in the time leading up to a disease outbreak.

Abalone and shark fin seizure in western Sydney worth more than $57000
27 January, 2017
The Canberra Times
The joint operation investigated the illegal trafficking of commercial ... Most commercial fishing for abalone takes place on the NSW south coast, from ...

Fishmongers: Prawns may cost $100 per kg due to import ban
21 January, 2017
The Canberra Times
Fishmongers warn prawn prices may soon soar to $100 per kilogram with the Department of Agriculture's green prawn import ban cutting supply.

Northern WA rains a good sign for 2017 prawn season
20 January, 2017
ABC Online
Prawn researchers in Western Australia are hoping good wet season rains will boost the 2017 catch in the northern fisheries, after a dismal haul last ...

Pacific pearler bursting with potential
19 January, 2017
dailytelegraph.com.au
HALF a million Pacific oyster “seeds” are taking shape in Brisbane Water and could be the start of a global megabucks industry for the Central Coast.

Importers 'swapping prawns' so white spot disease is not detected, Barnaby Joyce fears
18 January, 2017
ABC Online
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has hit out at seafood importers ... which is threatening to destroy a third of Australia's farmed prawn industry.

Prawns prices at a stand still for fishers after import ban
17 January, 2017
Clarence Valley Daily Examiner
Clarence River Fisherman's Coop fishing and marketing manager Garry Anderson says "through the roof prices for prawns” haven't hit the Clarence ...

Trial to harvest destructive sea urchins as Asian delicacy
16 January, 2017
The Australian
To overcome the problem, Urchinomics — assisted by Hobart's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and local aquaculture companies ...

Tasmanian rock lobster stocks rebuilding under east coast relocation plan
15 January, 2017
ABC Online
"It's not a simple task, we use commercial fishermen because they know how to catch fish and they know how to handle them," Mr Sansom said.

Oyster price rise warning after POMS disease spreads to more Tasmanian farms
14 January, 2017
ABC Online
The price of oysters is expected to increase after the spread of a virus which caused millions of dollars of damage to the Tasmanian industry last year

Shortage of oysters expected to bite in 2017
13 January, 2017
ABC Online
The outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) disease in Tasmania has hit wholesalers looking to fill orders. Sydney rock oyster producer

Feed supplier sues Huon Aquaculture
13 January, 2017
The Mercury
Huon Aquaculture is being sued for $17.5 million by feed supplier Ridley Agriproducts in the Supreme Court of Victoria for refusing to pay for fish food

Queensland prawns: Farmers demand quarantine probe
12 January, 2017
Weekly Times Now
AUSTRALIAN prawn farmers are demanding a full inquiry into the arrival of a devastating new virus, and any quarantine failings or corrupt activity that ...

Prawn prices set to soar due to import ban
12 January, 2017
Queensland Country Life
THE federal government's suspension of raw green prawn imports has ... Mr Fragopoulos said the current retail price for imported raw green prawns ...

New taste to fish farming in Australia
11 January, 2017
InDaily
Barramundi aquaculture is a growing industry in Australia, with more than 3,500 tonnes of the fish produced for domestic and overseas markets every ...

Prawn import ban a long time coming: farmer
11 January, 2017
Chinchilla News
Seafood marketers are worried about the impact a ban on raw, imported prawns will have on the market. Marc Stapelberg ...

Tasmanian oyster hatchery Shellfish Cultures develops joint venture with Japanese agribusiness ...
6 January, 2017
ABC Online
A pioneer of the Tasmanian Pacific oyster industry is forging links with Japan to grow the industries of both countries. Shellfish Culture Limited general ...

Fifth prawn farm tests positive for white spot disease
3 January, 2017
Brisbane Times
The aquaculture industry is currently developing a compensation scheme, but has not been finalised and farmers will not have access to ...

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Surge in illegal online seafood sales in Northland
28
January, 2017
New Zealand Herald
A surge of online seafood for sale has seen poachers in Northland taking orders before they collect seafood and illegally sell their catch through social

Work begins to develop open-ocean marine farms
23
January, 2017
Radio New Zealand
The aquaculture industry is hoping to develop offshore marine farms. ... with academics and members of the aquaculture industry in Nelson last week.

Seafood industry welcomes Government ban on microbeads
17
January, 2017
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, ...

Suggested cut of 23 tonnes could slash industry revenue by $1.7 million annually.
16
January, 2017
Gisborne Herald
A GOVERNMENT consultation document on Gisborne's rock lobster fishery suggests cutting the commercial take by 23 tonnes, which could slash ...

Commercial fisherman joins call for protection of fragile Marlborough coastline
5
January, 2017
Stuff.co.nz
Burkhart Fisheries co-owner Trevor Burkhart said the zone did not need 4WDs and quad bikes driving over it as nature settled into the changed ...

Clams harvested as permit issue looms
4 January, 2017
New Zealand Herald
Southern Clams had been operating a commercial clam fishery in two areas of the harbour, covering 180ha north and south of Quarantine Island, ...

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Labour shortage hits Canada aquaculture
31 January, 2017
Fish Update
The Canadian Aquaculture Alliance says that while fish farming is the country's fastest growing activity, companies are losing sales because there are ...

Chinese Firm Plans $100 million Aquaculture Project in Cambodia
31 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
CAMBODIA - A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish ...

Price spikes for jumbo shrimp blamed on Gulf of Mexico dead zone
31 January, 2017
NOLA.com
Shrimp trawlers make their way up the Intracoastal Waterway near Jean Lafitte on Aug. 27, 2012. A new study published Monday shows a relationship ...

Golestan Shrimp Exports at 580 Tons
31 January, 2017
Financial Tribune
About 1,120 tons of farmed shrimp have been produced in Iran's northern Golestan Province since the beginning of the current Iranian year

Migrants petition Thai seafood giant, as EU yellow card remains
31 January, 2017
EurActiv
Thailand's multi-billion dollar seafood export sector still remains under an EU 'yellow card', as migrants press for better working conditions.

Days are numbered for destructive trawling in Sri Lanka
30 January, 2017
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
Trawling, the notoriously destructive fishing method, in which nets are dragged by fishing vessels along the sea floor, are expected to be outlawed in ...

Amory Seafood Warehouse destroyed following boat fire in downtown Hampton
30 January, 2017
13newsnow.com
Hampton - crews working to put out fire at Amory Seafood. Boat owners say building was taller than boat in PIC but now rubble.

BFAR optimistic of continued access to tuna fishing ground
30 January, 2017
BusinessWorld Online Edition
The BFAR official added that the Philippines has gone a long way in its vessel monitoring systems and traceability efforts for aquaculture products.

Troubled FCA sells to two seafood companies
30 January, 2017
Bristol Bay Times
Renton, Washington-based Fishing Company of Alaska has sold its three factory trawlers and catch quotas to two other seafood companies, a move ...

Reduce customs duty on chilled & frozen sea food and poultry to 10% & 20% respectively ...
30 January, 2017
Awaz-e-Dost
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has urged the Union Government to reduce customs duty on chilled and frozen sea food from present level of 30 per ...

Fisheries institute sets up RAS tank to boost seed production of marine species
30 January, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to ...

Peru intends to consolidate as a reference in aquafarming
30 January, 2017
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
... for Fishery and Aquafarming Innovation will allow the country to become a reference in aquaculture, Production Minister Bruno Giuffra highlighted.

Alaska commercial halibut fishermen get big boost in catch limit
30 January, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
More Pacific halibut will be going to market this year due to an overall boost in harvests for the West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska.

First commercial fish farm proposed for Strait of Juan de Fuca
29 January, 2017
KING5.com
"Our fish won't be healthy if we don't take care of the environment," explained Cooke Aquaculture spokesperson Nell Halse. "Puget Sound is ideal for ...

Seafood sector urges govt to free fresh, brackish water for aquaculture
28 January, 2017
Hindu Business Line
The seafood industry has urged the government to free its fresh and brackish waters for organised aquaculture activities to achieve a Blue Revolution.

Gulf Shrimp Landings Down In 2016
28 January, 2017
PerishableNews
NOAA has now released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of December and all of 2016. Last month, 5.8 million pounds of ...

IPHC approves increases in halibut catch limits
28 January, 2017
KFSK
Most parts of the Pacific coastline will see an increase in commercial and charter fishing catch limits for halibut this year. The International Pacific ...

Iceland Seafood International hf.: SFS and Fishermen's Union Negotiations
28 January, 2017
Yahoo Finance
As a leading player in the Icelandic and European seafood sector the company believes it is incumbent upon them to make a statement regarding the ...

Norwegian Shellfish Exports Increased in 2016
27 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
This is a volume increase of 10 per cent and an increase by value of 21 per cent from 2015. Norway exported prawns worth NOK 740 million in 2016.

Oyster firm is first ASC farm in France
27 January, 2017
Fish Update
A FRENCH oyster farm has become the first aquaculture site in the county to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.

Eel research aim is to develop aquaculture system
27 January, 2017
Feedstuffs
The partnership aims to develop methods for the propagation of eel to make aquaculture possible independent of the supply of glass eels from nature.

Russia to Develop Karelia's Aquaculture Industry
27 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
RUSSIA – The Russian government has unveiled plans to foster the development of the aquaculture industry in Karelia, in the country's north-western ...

Government of Finland to support aquaculture in Kyrgyzstan until 2019
27 January, 2017
AKIpress
AKIPRESS.COM - Fishery industry in Kyrgyzstan is relatively young, its consistent development should provide country population with sufficient ...

Costco defeats suit over shrimp linked to Thai slave labour
26 January, 2017
Bangkok Post
SAN FRANCISCO - Costco Wholesale Corp won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it didn't disclose to customers that it was selling farmed shrimp from ...

Trawler company sees earnings drop
26 January, 2017
Fish Update
ONE of Iceland's main fishing and fish processing companies saw catches and earnings tumble last year, main due to a sizeable drop in pelagic fish ...

Iceland's Marine Health Product House
26 January, 2017
World Fishing
Four fishing companies in Iceland plan to join forces with Codland to build a Marine Health Product House in the Reykjanes peninsula in southwest ...

PHL fisheries production down 6.34% in 2016
26 January, 2017
Business Mirror
Commercial fisheries recorded a total volume output of 1.05 MMT, compared to the 1.084 MMT posted in 2015, according to the PSA. Commercial ...

Salmon price surges as parasites plague fish farms
26 January, 2017
CBS News
Gary Greengrass, whose family has been in the business of selling lox for more than a century, isn't sure what to do about the climbing price of salmon ...

Young's Seafood Confirms Appointment of Ongoing Chief Executive, Set to Continue Driving the ...
26 January, 2017
Yahoo Finance
Young's Seafood Limited, and its parent company Young's Seafood International Holdings, are today confirming important leadership and governance ...

150M oysters will be planted in Bay area after record-breaking volume of shells recycled
25 January, 2017
Fox Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – A program that collects and recycles oyster shells gathered a record-breaking volume from nearly 300 restaurants, bars, ...

Fishing industry would be 'finished' if restrictions are imposed, according to Folkestone trawler ...
25 January, 2017
Kent Online
Fishermen are still trading - but with uncertainty of their futures as proposed restrictions could stop their trade “overnight,” it is claimed. Terry Noakes ...

New report shares details about the global water treatment for aquaculture market
25 January, 2017
WhaTech
Global Water Treatment for Aquaculture Industry 2017 Market Research Report provide the details about Industry Overview and analysis about ...

Halibut commission meeting underway in BC
25 January, 2017
KFSK
Commercial fishermen in Southeast Alaska have been upset with the commission setting catch limits higher in British Columbia and not making similar ...

Vancouver retailer fined over $70K for illegally bought spot prawns, crab
25 January, 2017
CBC.ca
A seafood market in Vancouver has been fined $72,500 for purchasing local spot prawns and Dungeness crabs that were harvested outside of the ...

Seafood showcase heads to Grimsby
25 January, 2017
Fish Update
FOLLOWING the successful collaboration during the World Seafood Congress in 2015, the Grimsby Institute is once again joining forces with Seafish ...

Seafood Market Dubai offers 24 per cent discount to celebrate its 24th birthday
25 January, 2017
The National (blog)
Dine on the freshest catch with flavours of the Far East and help the Seafood Market Dubai celebrate its 24th birthday. The restaurant which is located ...

Estonian Fish Catch Increased in 2015
24 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Aquaculture production in Estonia focuses up on fish and crayfish farming. In 2015 the total harvest of aquaculture production amounted to 798 MT ...

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled
21 January, 2017
NPR
For many pregnant women, understanding what seafood is safe and healthy, and what should be avoided because of mercury concerns comes with a ...

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of South Pacific regional fisheries
21 January, 2017
World Fishing
Approximately 150 international delegates met in Adelaide, Australia for the fifth Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries ...

Latvia's Fish Catch Down in 2015
21 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
Although aquaculture is developing fast in Latvia, it is still a new branch of production. Most farms are located in the interior of the country. There is no ...

Anti-sea lice drugs may pose hazard to non-target crustaceans
21 January, 2017
Phys.Org
Chemical structure of emamectin benzoate (EMB) and annual applications of EMB against sea lice by the Norwegian fish farms in the past five years.

Fisheries sector attracts more investors
21 January, 2017
GhanaWeb
The country's fisheries sector is attracting a lot of investor-interest from Denmark, a country with decades of expertise in aquaculture.

Sabah shrimp trawler found in southern Philippines with crew missing
21 January, 2017
Malay Mail Online
File picture of fishing trawlers in Semporna. Malaysian authorities say that a Sandakan-registered shrimp trawler was found afloat with its engine ...

Legislation being filed to seasonally close offshore waters to squid fishing
21 January, 2017
Nantucket Island Inquirer
Proponents of an island effort to impose a seasonal ban on squid fishing by trawlers in state waters off Nantucket will now have a new ...

55 deaths in 15 years: Report highlights remarkable danger of commercial fishing in Canada
21 January, 2017
National Post
HALIFAX — A new report details the frantic, fruitless attempt to rescue a deckhand pulled overboard just hours into the lobster season — one of a ...

Regulators say fishermen can catch more dogfish this year
21 January, 2017
The Daily Progress
Regulators say fishermen can catch more dogfish this year ... to catch more smooth dogfish, a species of increasing interest in commercial fisheries.

Federal Government Declares 2016 Crab Season A 'Disaster'
21 January, 2017
Patch.com
SEATTLE, WA - While it still might be a long-time coming, commercial crab fishermen could eventually receive federal disaster relief money for last ...

Spotlight on Africa at World Aquaculture 2017
20 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
SOUTH AFRICA - The World Aquaculture Society takes its annual conference to Africa for the first time in 2017 – turning the spotlight on the potential ...

Sardines under threat of EXTINCTION as overfishing pushes them towards being wiped out
20 January, 2017
Express.co.uk
Almost 80 per cent of the vanishing fish species are caught commercially or in ... a decade ago, partly because of active European commercial fishing.

Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species
20 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska,

'Polluted' seafood exports to be banned
20 January, 2017
DAWN.com
He suggested that Sindh and Balochistan governments must stop issuing licences to commercial fishing vessels to enhance breeding of juvenile fish ...

Mycotoxins in Aquaculture: Occurrence and Significance
19 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
CANADA - Remarks by Rui Alexandre Goncalves, BIOMIN Holding, Austria, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition ...

GAA expands presence in China
19 January, 2017
World Fishing
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has joined a cooperative agreement with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA).

The twilight of Tokyo's legendary fish market
19 January, 2017
BBC News
The Tsukiji fish market is probably the rudest place in Japan. If you've got an image in your mind of cheery fish mongers bowing and wishing you the ...

Hearing on proposed fishing limits draws a thousand
19 January, 2017
New Bern Sun Journal
Commercial fishermen, biologists, conservationists and seafood consumers came out in force Tuesday in New Bern to stop proposed regulations that ...

State's fishing fleet facing potentially 'disastrous' quota cuts for fluke
19 January, 2017
theday.com
1 in federal quotas for the commercial fluke catch could have a “disastrous” effect on the Connecticut's small remaining fishing fleet, unless action ...

Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season
19 January, 2017
Washington Times
Red snapper is a highly prized gulf fish and its harvest is tightly managed, with catch limits and other rules for commercial and recreational fishermen.

Sino Agro Food Provides Updates on the Restructuring of its Aquaculture Business
18 January, 2017
Yahoo Finance
This is a positive step toward creating an efficient and streamlined single entity, which holds all the Company's aquaculture operations, in preparation ...

Sustainability group seeks to mobilise Asian shrimp industry
18 January, 2017
FeedNavigator.com
He said the initial focus is on shrimp farming, but work on standards for other aquaculture species has started. Peet was speaking about the group's ...

Tanzania has plans to double aquaculture production by 2025
18 January, 2017
Coastweek
ARUSHA, Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzania has started working on a scheme to help double aquaculture production and triple its contribution to the ...

Large aggregations of Purpleback squid attributed to climate change
18 January, 2017
Pakistan Observer
In the beginning of this year, they located unprecedented concentration of this squid in offshore waters between 20o and 24o N both along Sindh and ...

EU study examines seafood consumption habits
17 January, 2017
World Fishing
Reducing import dependency by developing sustainable fishing and aquaculture in the EU was again emphasised with 68% of consumers indicating ...

More Scottish seafood products recalled
17 January, 2017
Fish Update
SEVERAL seafood products sold mainly in Scotland are being withdrawn from sale for the second time in a month because they are potentially unsafe ...

Latin chapter in aqua growth
17 January, 2017
Fish Update
THE Latin American and Caribbean Chapter (LACC) of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) is to stage its annual conference in the Mexican city of ...

Shrimp Shells for Making Biodegradable Shopping Bags
17 January, 2017
Plastics Technology (blog)
Work on the production of chitosan, a man-made bioplastic derived from the organic compound chitin, which is extracted from shrimp shells, ...

Quick test for shrimps to avert huge losses
16 January, 2017
Times of India
Pune: A new test to detect white spot disease in shrimps that gives on-the-spot results could save Rs 1,800 crore annual loss to the aquaculture ...

Fishermen, consumers rallying to fight petition calling for shrimp trawl restrictions
16 January, 2017
Jacksonville Daily News
Jimmy Phillips estimates 100,000 pounds or more of shrimp comes through the family seafood market in a season; all of it fresh from North Carolina ...

Washington adopts Columbia salmon fishing reforms
16 January, 2017
NRToday.com
The reforms also call for any commercial fishing that remains in the main lower Columbia to be done with live-capture methods — such as purse ...

NOAA Accepting Bycatch Grant Proposals
16 January, 2017
CapeCod.com News
WOODS HOLE – Over the last 40 years NOAA Fisheries has been working to reduce bycatch during commercial fishing, and the organization is ...

BC Centre for Disease Control issues public warning about oyster illness
15 January, 2017
Edmonton Journal
When Ryan Johnson woke up Friday morning and read the news about an unexplained outbreak of oyster-related illness, he immediately took all B.C. ...

Nova Scotia seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs
15 January, 2017
CBC.ca
Atlantic Canada's seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China ...

Seafood prices soar in Johor and Penang, too
15 January, 2017
The Star Online
The prices of seafood, especially, have seen a dramatic increase, with silver pomfret (ikan bawal tambak) being sold at RM60 per kilo in Penang and ...

Wild Alaska Salmon: A Prized Healthy & High Quality Lean Protein Source
15 January, 2017
Yahoo Finance
According to FDA guidelines, seafood needs to be frozen to -4°F or below for seven days if it is to be consumed raw for food safety reasons. Salmon ...

When aquaculture grows, so does its economic impact
14 January, 2017
Phys.Org
From 2007 to 2014, the total economic impact of aquaculture in Maine—including sales revenue, full- and part-time jobs and labor income—nearly

More fishing trawlers in Sabah equipped with AIS, VHF radios
14 January, 2017
The Star Online
KOTA KINABALU: More fishermen in Sabah's east coast are installing the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and very high frequency (VHF) radios ...

Taiwan sends coast guard ship to area disputed with Japan
14 January, 2017
Taiwan News
MOFA said that Wednesday's report about the fishing trawlers had led it to restate its position with the Japanese government. Any disputes should be ...

Government to Develop Aquaculture in Karnataka State
14 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
INDIA - Pramod Madhwaraj, the Minister of State for Fisheries, has said that the department is planning to develop aquaculture on 5,000 hectares ...

Fresh seafood costlier by 30 per cent
14 January, 2017
AsiaOne
PETALING JAYA - Chinese New Year may be an expensive affair this year as prices of some fresh seafood items have gone up by at least 30 per cent.

Sea Pact announces new chairman
13 January, 2017
World Fishing
Sea Pact is a group of nine leading North American seafood companies who aim to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Scientists make grocery bags out of shrimp shells
12 January, 2017
UPI.com
Researchers have developed a new plastic polymer using a derivative of glucose found in the exoskeletons of arthropods like shrimp.

Seafood Groups Sue Over Obama Fish Fraud Rule
12 January, 2017
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The National Fisheries Institute, six seafood companies and two other seafood industry associations have filed a lawsuit to prevent the Obama ...

New US seafood rule shows global trade and conservation can work together
12 January, 2017
NewsOK.com
The United States is the world's largest seafood importer, purchasing about US$20 billion worth every year. It is also a global leader in seafood ...

Once again, testing finds Alaska seafood free of Fukushima radiation
12 January, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
"Fish species were chosen for testing based on their importance to subsistence, sport, and commercial fisheries and because they spend part of their ...

Buffer zones for fishing disputed in Cook Islands
12 January, 2017
Radio New Zealand
But traditional leaders and the Te Ipukarea Society say government is placing the interests of foreign commercial fishing entities ahead of the Cook ...

Delaware moving forward with first aquaculture program
11 January, 2017
CapeGazette.com
DNREC Secretary David Small, right, held a Kirkpatrick's Oysters can as he envisioned the future success of the shellfish aquaculture industry in

Chicken of the Sea® Will Reward Americans for Eating More Seafood in the New Year
11 January, 2017
Yahoo Finance
A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on ...

New head for Seafood Scotland
11 January, 2017
World Fishing
Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new Head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up to increase the value of return to the Scottish ...

Trawlers owners commend navy over improved trade
11 January, 2017
Daily Trust
The President of the Nigerian Trawlers Owners Association (NITOA) Vincent Amire has commended the efforts of the Nigerian Navy (NN) in ensuring ...

New England fishers picked to aid study of declining shrimp
11 January, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three New England states say they have tapped fishermen to collect samples of a species of shrimp that was the source of ...

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming
11 January, 2017
Hawaii Tribune Herald
HONOLULU — As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming ...

A slow year for dipnetters: Fish harvest on the Kenai, Kasilof rivers down slightly in 2016
11 January, 2017
Alaska Dispatch News
More than enough fish made it up the river to spawn and commercial fishermen were slightly over their 10-year average harvest. But for dipnetters?

West Coast commercial crabbers back fishing following 11-day strike
11 January, 2017
The Daily World
Late Friday, West Coast crab fishermen and their principal buyer — Pacific Seafood Group — reached a price agreement that brought to an end an ...

Air China Makes History With Shark Fin Ban
11 January, 2017
Huffington Post
Thousands of shark fins are dried on the rooftop of a factory building in Hong Kong, January 2013. Air China has become the first airline from ...

BFAR-Davao confident to hit fish production targets
11 January, 2017
Sun.Star
THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Davao is ... fishing industry, including the livelihood and commercial fishing operators," she

HB Grandi, volumes and values down
11 January, 2017
World Fishing
According to information published by Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi its fleet landed 141,867 tonnes of fish valued at ISK14 billion during 2016.

Trawler-owners fined over maritime safety breaches
11 January, 2017
Irish Times
Two trawler-owners have been fined a total of €500 and ordered to pay €350 in costs after they admitted breaches of maritime safety regulations on ...

Imminent action on £300m sea lice problem
9 January, 2017
Herald Scotland
But the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) claims the industry is not sufficiently tackling the devastating problem of sea lice.

New disease detected in Vannamei shrimps
9 January, 2017
The Hans India
Litopenaeus Vannamei was introduced in India in 2008, when aquaculture has reached its peak. Both the diseases were detected in brooders in ...

Niger Delta fishermen decry encroachment by foreign trawlers
9 January, 2017
Guardian
Fishermen in the Niger Delta have decried the encroachment of foreign fishing trawlers into the Nigerian territorial waters and called on the Nigerian ...

Alarm sounds about local seafood prices
9 January, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago Express
WITH the threat that carite, a fresh-catch favourite, could be priced as high as $50 a pound, one item on the T&T diet seems set to become ...

Can the seafood industry get Americans to eat local fish?
8 January, 2017
PBS NewsHour
Off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, there's not much cod left, but there's plenty of dogfish. It's a creature most Americans have never heard of, ...

Dungeness crab fishing back on after West Coast fishermen, seafood processors reach deal
8 January, 2017
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
EUREKA — An 11-day strike by thousands of West Coast crab fishermen has ended after a successful negotiation of prices with seafood processors.

New Bern meeting in advance of shrimp bycatch hearing
7 January, 2017
New Bern Sun Journal
The Shrimp Bycatch Reduction Industry Work Group meets at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. This meeting is just eight days ...

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming
7 January, 2017
Lexington Herald Leader
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is creating a plan for managing commercial fish farms, known as aquaculture, in federal waters ...

Sri Lanka to Formulate National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy
7 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
The objectives of the Project are to assist Sri Lanka in formulating a new fisheries and aquaculture policy to suit the present and emerging needs of the ...

Air China becomes first mainland carrier to ban shark fin cargo
7 January, 2017
CNBC
Air China Cargo has become the first mainland carrier to ban the transport of shark fin, dealing another blow to the international trade. The carrier ...

Prices of fish, prawns go up by up to 50% ahead of Chinese New Year
7 January, 2017
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - Prices of fish and prawns have skyrocketed by as much as 50 per cent ahead of Chinese New Year, and could go up even more, with ...

Aquaculture producers express concern over dumping proposal in Donegal Bay
6 January, 2017
Donegal Democrat
Aquaculture producers and members of IFA have expressed serious concerns with a proposal published in December by the Department of ...

Offshore Mariculture Conference programme
6 January, 2017
World Fishing
Confirmed speakers for this section include Beau Perry of Premium Oceanic LLC, Brian O'hanlon of Open Blue, Eric Pederson of Pacifico Aquaculture, ...

Fish Oil Market Worldwide Growth by 2020
6 January, 2017
Digital Journal
The global fish oil market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period on account of increasing demand from aquaculture industry ...

Dimitar Yanchev: Protest of Bulgarian fishermen against Executive Agency for Fisheries and ...
6 January, 2017
Focus News
The Executive Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture is like Traffic Police. When one drives at 100 km/h but the speed limit is of 80 km/h, one gets ...

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism helps strengthen sanitary controls in the CARIFORUM ...
6 January, 2017
thebahamasweekly.com
Particular attention was paid to explaining the sanitary requirements for exporting fishery and aquaculture products to the EU and other developed ...

Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
6 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
MADAGASCAR - Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, has announced a new investment into a sea

Council cracks up over catch shares
6 January, 2017
Alaskajournal.com
While Gulf trawlers do not have the catch shares of their Bering Sea counterparts, they do have halibut and chinook salmon bycatch caps that if met ...

Japan's 'King of Tuna' snaps up $637000 fish to retain his crown
6 January, 2017
Financial Times
Price at new year auction’s first sale up fivefold as optimism rises over economy. A 212kg bluefin tuna sold for ¥74.2m ($637,000) in the new year auction at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, as exuberant bidders sent the price up fivefold compared with last year.

Prices of fish, vegetables to go up due to rainy season
6 January, 2017
Malay Mail Online
A fishmonger in Chow Kit, Chia Kar Peng, 26, said the prices of mackerel, red snapper, squid and prawns had increased about RM3 per kg due to the ...

NOAA expands ways to get fishing information
6 January, 2017
Gloucester Daily Times
For commercial fishermen, the information platforms include the Fish OnLine website, regulatory text alerts, NOAA Navigator, vessel monitoring ...

Patrick Hughes appointed new head of Seafood Scotland
6 January, 2017
Scottish Daily Record
Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of industry trade body, Seafood Scotland. Hughes, a former senior food and drink consultant with ...

Trawler design contract for Skipsteknisk
5 January, 2017
World Fishing
Skipsteknisk AS has secured the design contract for a new Arctic factory freezer trawler for Niisa Trawl Aps, located in Nuuk, Greenland. The new ...

Crab Strike: Boats Stay Tied Up as Seafood Processors Offer Less
5 January, 2017
Newsmax
Dungeness crab is going to get scarce after hundreds of fishing boats stayed tied up at docks from California to Washington state in a dispute over a ...

Global seafood expert dies
5 January, 2017
Fish Update
THE internationally renowned seafood expert Peter Howgate died on Christmas Eve, it has been announced. Howgate joined the Torry Research

Sustainably caught tuna forecast to double
5 January, 2017
World Fishing
Demand for MSC-certified tuna and fishing industry interest is expected to see “wild catch” tuna tonnage double from the waters of the (PNA) in 2017.

Festive season sees fish prices spiral
4 January, 2017
NYOOOZ
Summary: "Fish meal prices have fallen from Rs 20 to Rs 9 per kg, hence 90% of the trawlers have not gone out for fishing. MANGALURU: The prices ...

Annual Pacific Bluefin Tuna Auction Continues Despite Dire Stock Status
4 January, 2017
TheFishSite.com
In July, The Pew Charitable Trusts called for a two-year moratorium on commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin. A suspension of fishing would ...

Seafood sales keep soaring into 2017
4 January, 2017
Views and News from Norway
Norway's seafood industry, especially salmon, is starting the New Year off with even more record high prices and strong demand. Salmon prices are ...

Oman to develop 8 large aquaculture projects
4 January, 2017
Times of Oman
Muscat: Oman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries will announce within weeks the names of the winners of large-scale commercial aquaculture ...

First Large-Scale Marine Fish Farm in Works
4 January, 2017
The Cambodia Daily
Ing Try, director of the ministry's fisheries department, said aquaculture was the solution to rising demand for food along the coast, especially as ...

New EU quotas to protect sea bass introduced this month
4 January, 2017
South Hams Gazette
Conservation of bass stocks is important to everyone, not least commercial fishermen who can sometimes rely on the species for income.

Marine exports body bets big on South American markets
3 January, 2017
Hindu Business Line
Export of high-valued shrimp and the value-added products contributed to the increase in unit value. There has been increased demand for shrimps, ...

Vannamei shrimp key to marine product exports growth: MPEDA
2 January, 2017
India Today
Mumbai - Introduction of exotic Vannamei shrimp into Indias coastal aquaculture system has significantly contributed to maintaining the ...

Fisheries to decide shrimp trawling regulations
2 January, 2017
Jacksonville Daily News
17 in New Bern to receive public comment on a petition for rulemaking that would, if adopted, impact shrimp trawl fishing in most North Carolina waters ...

Irish trawlers fail to catch quota 'due to overfishing'
2 January, 2017
The Times
Fishermen operating in Irish waters are catching less than half their quota of whitefish as a consequence of overfishing, according to new research.

True tuna: new NY law aims to stamp out false fish labeling
2 January, 2017
News 10NBC
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new state law coming to New York aims to ensure that consumers know what they're buying when they purchase fish labeled ...

MDMR officials oppose proposed changes to NOAA shark regulations
2 January, 2017
The Sun Herald
NOAA proposes recreational and commercial fishermen required to complete an online shark identification and fishing regulation training course and ...

Seafood exports hoped to fetch $7.1 billion in 2017
1 January, 2017
VietNamNet Bridge
... of 6.85 million tonnes for the whole year, including 3.05 million tonnes of sea catch and 3.8 million tonnes from aquaculture, said Nguyen Ngoc Oai, ...

Poaching: Lanka wants high priority for bottom-trawling issue
1 January, 2017
The Sunday Times Sri Lanka
These included India's assurance that it would put a full stop to bottom trawling. We will follow up on this ahead of the Ministerial level talks next week ...

US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud
1 January, 2017
STLtoday.com
FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, an ahi tuna sits packed in ice waiting to be auctioned at the United Fishing Agency in Honolulu. The Obama ...

A high-tech battle for the future of the fishing industry
1 January, 2017
The Boston Globe
OFF THE COAST OF SCITUATE — The high-tech battle for the future of the Massachusetts fishing industry is being waged aboard a western-rigged ...

Demand for fresh-caught herring on North Shore remains strong
1 January, 2017
INFORUM
North Shore restaurants cater to that demand, offering fresh herring specials as often as Minnesota commercial herring fishermen can supply them, ...

 

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