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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

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 ...

Conflict of interest allegations surface at NSW commercial fishing inquiry
29 December, 2016
ABC Online
Allegations of a conflict of interest or insider trading have surfaced at the New South Wales State Government inquiry into commercial fishing in NSW.

Police smash cocaine ring at Sydney Fish Market in Christmas Day raids
29 December, 2016
NEWS.com.au
The top-secret investigation targeted commercial fishermen who were allegedly using fishing trawlers to move cocaine from Chile to Australia, the ...

Investigation Finds No White Spot Disease in Wild Queensland Prawns
24 December, 2016
TheFishSite.com
Testing of wild prawns collected from the Logan, Brisbane and Pine rivers in south-east Queensland indicates that white spot disease has not ...

Fishermen panic buy shares at inflated prices as government confirms reform agenda
21 December, 2016
ABC Online
Paul Heron is a commercial fisher from the Illawarra region. ... Niall Blair, has ruled out stopping the reform process in the commercial fishing industry.

Rock lobster, salmon pushed value of Australian seafood industry higher in 2015
21 December, 2016
ABC Online
Rock lobsters and farmed salmon were the major drivers of a successful year for Australian seafood in 2014-15, the latest ABARES report has ...

Victorians to shell out $50 a kilogram for large prawns this Christmas
21 December, 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald
Victorians are set to pay a premium for prawns this Christmas, with the larger kind expected to cost consumers $50 per kilogram. Despite murmurs of a ...

DPI takes 1600 calls as inquiry into commercial fishing in NSW gets underway
14 December, 2016
ABC Online
About 1,600 fishermen have rung a helpline about reforms due to take effect early next year, the NSW Department of Primary Industry (DPI) says.

Oyster farmer confirms POMS disease returns to Pittwater
14 December, 2016
ABC Online
The oyster disease Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) has been again been detected in southern Tasmania, an oyster farmer confirms.

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

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

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, ...

All washed up: Issuance of trawler vessel licenses to be abolished
31 December, 2016
New Straits Times Online
LUMUT: Due to rising concerns over the use of trawler nets which have adverse effects on marine ecosystems, the issuance of licenses for trawler ...

Ísfell's new Flateyri aquaculture facility
31 December, 2016
World Fishing
Icelandic fishing gear supplier Ísfell has established a facility at Flateyri in north-western Iceland for cleaning and servicing aquaculture cages, ...

Indonesia to develop offshore aquaculture facilities in 2017
31 December, 2016
Jakarta Post
Indonesia to develop offshore aquaculture facilities in 2017 Fresh picks: Fish farmers harvest milkfish from a fishpond in Indramayu, West Java, on Dec ...

Price hike on prawns
31 December, 2016
Euro Weekly News
THE average price for red prawns at the Garrucha fish market reached a maximum high in December of €58.68 per kilo, €13.95 higher than in ...

Speakers stress need for seeking environmental accreditation for seafood from Pakistan
31 December, 2016
Daily Times
KARACHI: Speakers have stressed on the need for seeking environmental accreditation and ecolabels for seafood in a workshop arranged by ...

Norovirus makes unwelcome return
30 December, 2016
The Japan News
Norovirus was detected in oysters in Miyagi Prefecture on Dec. 19. For the first time since testing began in 1997, oyster shipments were halted from all ...

Thai Union and LPN provide labour rights booklet to migrant workers
30 December, 2016
World Fishing
Thai Union Group PCL, in collaboration with the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation (LPN), developed an educational labor rights booklet ...

Aldi issues massive recall of prawns people may have bought for Christmas      RECALL 
30 December, 2016
Metro
A watchdog has issued a safety warning about packs of prawns which carry a risk of food poisoning. Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a ...

Chinese fish farmers are trying to clean up their aquaculture practices
29 December, 2016
WBFO
With unsustainable fishing affecting about 30 percent of the ocean's wild fish populations and most of the rest already fished to the limit, aquaculture is ...

Argentina Squid Prices Skyrocket
29 December, 2016
Spend Matters
Squid prices in Argentina, a major supplier to the U.S., have surged 107% this year due to low catches, which in turn can be blamed on El Niño ...

Strike in Jiwani over illegal fishing by Sindh trawlers
29 December, 2016
DAWN.com
GWADAR: A complete shutterdown was observed on Tuesday in the coastal Jiwani town in protest against illegal fishing by Sindh trawlers in the ...

Ministry cracks down on antibiotics use in aquaculture
28 December, 2016
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Misuse of antimicrobial materials was discovered in five out of 15 antimicrobial material import companies this year, the Ministry of ...

Major Seafood Companies Come Together To Crackdown On Illegal Fishing, Improve Industry ...
28 December, 2016
PerishableNews
The companies also said they would address antibiotic use in aquaculture and plastic pollution. Meeting in Sweden recently, the companies agreed to ...

Scientists blast fish council for Bering Sea data gap
28 December, 2016
Alaska Dispatch News
Pollock catcher boats and factory trawlers, cod factory longliners and flatfish factory trawlers made a unified appearance before the regulatory body, ...

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017
28 December, 2016
Honolulu Civil Beat
Under agreements with Pacific island territories, including Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii's commercial fishermen were able to ...

NOAA slashes recreational, commercial limits for flounder, black sea bass
27 December, 2016
Gloucester Daily Times
NOAA Fisheries is slashing 2017 and 2018 recreational and commercial catch limits for summer flounder and the 2017 commercial quota for black ...

Seafood exporters reap benefits of demonetisation
27 December, 2016
The New Indian Express
KENDRAPARA: While most of the business sectors across the country have been reeling under the demonetisation aftermath, seafood exporters of ...

VASEP warns seafood businesses against export fraudulence
27 December, 2016
SGGP
Some seafood export businesses have been swindled by a Canadian customer and in danger of losing hundreds of thousands of US dollar, according ...

Undersea electronic spies ready to nab oyster thieves
26 December, 2016
Taipei Times
Electronic spies come in all shapes and sizes, but none is as funny looking as an oyster impersonator called the Flex Spy now infiltrating the waters off ...

Norway's salmon Singapore young chefs competition 2016
26 December, 2016
ScandAsia.com
Wowing the judges with his impressive spread of Norwegian Seafood dishes, Chef Poh Boon won a one-week internship tour to Norway, where he ...

Sustainable solution success for Scottish Aquaculture
25 December, 2016
World Fishing
The EMFF project was facilitated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), with partners Cooke Aquaculture and Grieg Seafood, as part of ...

Oman developing eight new fishing harbours and ports
25 December, 2016
Times of Oman
The Sultanate's fish catch, including production through aquaculture, is expected to touch 500,000 tonnes per annum by 2020, from 270,000 tonnes of ...

Japan increases checks for antibiotic in Vietnamese shrimp
25 December, 2016
VietNamNet Bridge
Japan has increased checks for Sulfadiazine in Vietnamese shrimps being shipped to the country as of December 6, according to Viet Nam's National ...

Fishing Report: Changes urged in Atlantic menhaden fishery
25 December, 2016
The Providence Journal
About 30 recreational and commercial fishermen, fish processors, environmental groups (like Save the Bay) and fish managers attended Monday's ...

Virginia oyster harvest drops by 19000 bushels in 2015-16
24 December, 2016
Daily Press
Virginia's 2015-16 oyster harvest dipped slightly from the previous year, from about 650,000 bushels to 631,000 bushels, reversing a seven-year trend ...

Launching rainbow trout eggs
24 December, 2016
World Fishing
AquaGen has identified two genetic markers (QTLs) with significant correlation to flavobacteriosis resistance that will be used in rainbow trout egg ...

World's fishing fleet to catch 25 billion fewer fish a year by 2100 unless more is done to stop climate ...
24 December, 2016
The Independent
The world's fishing fleet will catch an estimated 25 billion fewer fish a year by the end of the century if global warming continues on its current path, ...

New shrimp breeding model produces power
23 December, 2016
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A new, hi-tech shrimp breeding model that generates electricity via biogas and deals effectively with sludge is being piloted in Bến Tre

EU Trade Agreement to Boost Ecuador's Shrimp Farming Industry
23 December, 2016
TheFishSite.com
As fish and shrimp farming ranks among Ecuador's leading and fastest growing business sectors, the country's National Chamber of Aquaculture ...

Chinese firm to open massive land-based shellfish hatchery on Sunshine Coast
23 December, 2016
Vancouver Sun
The firm intends to harvest wild scallops to use as brood stock to produce scallop spat (larvae) for their own use and for sale to other local aquaculture ...

New group to review Irish aqua licences
23 December, 2016
Fish Update
IRELAND has set up a new body to review the process of licensing for aquaculture and its associated legal framework. Irish fisheries minister Michael ...

The Paris Climate Agreement Could Save Commercial Fishing
23 December, 2016
Gizmodo India
Scientists think that adhering to the Paris Agreement could be crucial to the success of the commercial fishing industry. In a study published today in ...

Non-Californians lose commercial fishing license case
23 December, 2016
SFGate
California spent about $20 million on management, enforcement and conservation activities related to commercial fishing in 2010-11 and collected ...

Sri Lanka: 12 Indian fishermen arrested for 'poaching' in country's territorial waters
22 December, 2016
The Indian Express
At least 12 Indian fishermen were arrested and their two trawlers seized by Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of Wednesday for allegedly poaching in ...

Shrimp fishermen take issue with proposed TED rule
22 December, 2016
WDAM-TV
The proposed regulation is in response to a lawsuit by Oceana, a nonprofit conservation group which says commercial shrimp fishermen are ...

After currency ban, shrimp have caught viral fever
22 December, 2016
Economic Times
Kochi: India's seafood export story is getting bleak as sporadic viral attacks in some shrimp farms and the government's demonetisation move are ...

Blue Ridge Aquaculture to expand tilapia growing operation in Henry County
22 December, 2016
Augusta Free Press
Blue Ridge Aquaculture will invest $3.2 million to expand its aquaculture operation in Henry County and create five new jobs. Founded in 1993, Blue ...

Marine Minister Appoints Independent Aquaculture Licensing Review Group
22 December, 2016
Afloat
The group has been established to review the process of licensing for aquaculture and its associated legal framework in keeping with actions ...

Algerian fish farming catamaran
22 December, 2016
World Fishing
The ECOREP-Piriou joint venture was set up to exploit the strong growth of aquaculture in Algeria. In response to high demand for boat building and ...

Commercial Dungeness crab fishing to open up on more of North Coast
22 December, 2016
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
More of the Sonoma Coast and the first section of the Mendocino Coast will open to commercial Dungeness crab fishing this week and next after ...

Shad season opens on Jan. 2
22 December, 2016
Coastal Courier
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 2, for opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia ...

How North Korean seafood ends up in countries that ban it
22 December, 2016
Reuters
The official newspaper of the government of Jilin province, where Yanji is located, said in a September article that North Korean and Russian seafood ...

New Player to Local Aquaculture Industry
21 December, 2016
VOCM
Marine Harvest, a Norwegian-based international aquaculture producer is in the process of establishing operations in this province. The company has ...

Organic aquaculture supporting sustainable development in Madagascar: Interview with Mathias ...
21 December, 2016
ICTSD Bridges News
In order to convey these values, it became clear to OSO that it needed to obtain the highest quality certifications, both in terms of (organic) aquaculture ...

Council allows sport guides to buy commercial halibut quota
20 December, 2016
Kenai Peninsula Online
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council, master of the nation's most valuable fishing region, decided on Dec. 10 to implement a new plan that ...

7 of 68 fish species in India under threat: Study
19 December, 2016
Times of India
Overall, 69% of the 68 fish species studied were found to be vulnerable to climatic changes. They include Bombay duck, tuna, sharks, various shrimp, ...

Fish piracy: Karachi trawlers operate with impunity off Gwadar coast
19 December, 2016
The Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: Illegal and unregulated fishing by Karachi-based trawlers and by the occasional foreign vessels have crippled Gwadar's already fragile ...

Vietnam keen to invest in agri, seafood sectors
19 December, 2016
The Nation
ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan Nguyen Xuan Luu on Saturday said many Vietnamese companies were keen to invest and provide ...

Toothfish regulation controversy
18 December, 2016
World Fishing
A failure by countries to voluntarily submit data on Atlantic and Patagonian toothfish catch risked catches being declared products of illegal fishing, the ...

Asia-Pacific Fish Oil Market is Expected to Grow at CAGR 5% by 2020
18 December, 2016
PR.com (press release)
The aquaculture application segment consumes about 5/7th of the APAC ... More than 80% of the fish oil is consumed by the aquaculture industry in ...

UK fishing industry 'will need EU market access' post Brexit
18 December, 2016
BBC News
The EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), with its quotas and principle of equal access to commercial fishing grounds for boats from all member states ...

US companies win greater access to lucrative Pacific fisheries
18 December, 2016
World Socialist Web Site
The South Pacific Tuna Treaty is the US's most important commercial, aid and trade pact within the region. The treaty governs access to the world's ...

Southeast's Dungeness harvests lower than expected
18 December, 2016
KFSK
Commercial Dungeness crab fishing in Southeast Alaska this fall turned out to be below average in both harvest and participation and below what ...

Uganda: Aquaculture Exports to Raise Fisheries Revenue - Experts
17 December, 2016
AllAfrica.com
Entebbe — Exports in the fishing export sector are set to get a boost if the country is allowed to trade it's aquaculture products on the European market.

MEPs vote to end deep-sea trawling
17 December, 2016
World Fishing
European Parliament has banned fishing below a depth of 800m in the North-East Atlantic to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems of the deep-sea ...

Aquaculture Market Expected to Reach $242 Billion by 2022, Globally
17 December, 2016
openPR (press release)
Aquaculture Market Report, by Allied Market Research, projects that the global market was valued at $169 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach ...

Despite fluctuations, pollock quota remains high
17 December, 2016
Bristol Bay Times
Pollock catcher boats and factory trawlers, cod factory longlingers, and flatfish factory trawlers made a unified appearance before the regulatory body, ...

Company recalls lizard fish amidst unresolved FDA warning       RECALL 
17 December, 2016
Food Safety News
A Brooklyn, NY, fish company that has an unresolved warning letter from FDA because of food safety problems at its facility is recalling lizard fish ...

Experts weigh in on impact of new US restrictions on seafood imports
17 December, 2016
Phys.Org
In their paper, they also suggest ways to reduce the likely negative impact on small countries that export seafood products but do not have the ...

China's Seafood Is Seriously Plagued by Superbugs
17 December, 2016
Grub Street
This industry currently accounts for about a quarter of the world's seafood. Many farms will have pigs next to their tilapia or shrimp, and waste ...

Thai trawlers evade illegal-fishing crackdown
16 December, 2016
Bangkok Post
The Greenpeace report claims the Thai fishing trawlers stay at sea for months, evading official scrutiny by transferring their catches to refrigerated ...

Shrimp exports set to grow 10-15%
15 December, 2016
Bangkok Post
Shrimp are prepared for export at a seafood plant in Songkhla province. Thai shrimp exports are forecast to rise sharply next year as the country has ...

EU ministers set 2017 catch limits
15 December, 2016
World Fishing
EU ministers have reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2017 in the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea, following discussions at the ...

Milestone: Number Of BAP-Certified Facilities Tops 1500
15 December, 2016
PerishableNews (press release) (registration)
It's official. The number of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities has surpassed the 1,500 mark, with the addition of 67 new facilities to the ...

Tuna Commission rejects anti-shark finning proposal
15 December, 2016
Radio New Zealand
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, or the Tuna Commission, has rejected a proposal to strengthen rules that would help ...

Big seafood companies promise to reduce illegal fishing
15 December, 2016
Reuters
Big seafood companies promise to reduce illegal fishing ... The seafood companies include the two largest by revenues, Maruha Nichiro and Nippon ...

 

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