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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Exmoor to be developed as major aquaculture operation
21 August, 2019
Queensland Country Life
NORTH Queensland coastal cattle property Exmoor Station will be developed as a major aquaculture operation by its new owner Tassal Group.

Northern tiger prawn season kicks off, with fishermen hopeful of a good catch
2 August, 2019
ABC News
For the next four months, 52 trawlers will be working the waters from the Kimberley coast to Cape York, with most of the prawns exported to Asia.

2019 tiger prawn pre-season briefings
24 July, 2019
Mirage News
Operators are encouraged to attend the briefings with AFMA Fisheries Officers, Management Staff, and representatives from the Northern Prawn ...

 

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Aquaculture experts drawn to Nelson for open ocean expo
7 August, 2019
Stuff.co.nz
Cawthron aquaculture scientist Kevin Heasman said previously technology was the major challenge to moving fish farming into the open ocean, ...

Commercial tarakihi fishing quota may be slashed
5 August, 2019
RNZ
Commercial tarakihi fishing quota may be slashed ... The amount of tarakihi commercial fishers are allowed to catch could be about to be slashed.

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Fisherfolk across State reap rich harvest of prawns
21 August, 2019
The Hindu
The Department has stocked 3.06 crore prawn seed in 21 major water bodies, including irrigation projects, and the yield so far has crossed the 900 ...

Norway finds most imported seafood to be compliant
21 August, 2019
Food Safety News
Microorganisms and parasites were only rarely detected in seafood products imported to Norway from third countries in 2018, according to a new ...

New film, "Buoyancy," tackles issue of slavery in Thai seafood industry
21 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
Rodd Rathjen's award-winning film highlights the plight of thousands of migrant Cambodian workers trapped in modern slavery in the Thai seafood ...

East Coast squid fishery to be restricted through end of '19
21 August, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal fishing managers are restricting the fishery for a commercially important species of squid for the rest of the year.

Angry Brixham trawler skipper calls for MP to 'stand down and force a by-election'
21 August, 2019
Devon Live
An angry Brixham trawler skipper is demanding his MP Sarah Wollaston stand down in a letter claiming that Brexit could bring in an extra £5billion a ...

Enriching aquaculture can boost fish survival, study finds
21 August, 2019
Government Europa
A new study has found that actively enriching aquaculture through habitat stimulation can result in significantly greater survival rates of fish stocks.

Oyster theft puts damper on Sandwich aquaculture efforts
20 August, 2019
Cape Cod Times
SANDWICH — More than 4,000 immature oysters were stolen from Mill Creek near the Sandwich Boardwalk, according to David DeConto, the town's ...

One man's vision to promote aquaculture in Greece
20 August, 2019
SeaWestNews
Manos Zouroufidis wants to help Greece make the aquaculture industry a pillar of its national economy and a critical vehicle to help replenish ...

Fish meal industries' strike lands fishermen in trouble
20 August, 2019
Deccan Herald
According to fishermen, a trawl boat filled with 5,000 litres of diesel ventures into deep sea fishing. The fish catch is commercially viable if it exceeds ...

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again
20 August, 2019
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has ...

Future of Endangered Shark and Ray Species Under Debate at CITES CoP18
20 August, 2019
Yahoo Finance
"We are excited by the unprecedented support for these measures that, if adopted, can drive efforts to bring the unsustainable global trade in shark fins ...

Scottish seafood exports to Japan up 340%
20 August, 2019
FoodManufacture.co.uk
Scottish seafood exports to Japan more than quadrupled last year, as a contingent of seafood companies head east to bolster the export trend.

Whitefish Commercial Fishery Opening Early On Yukon
19 August, 2019
KYUK
The whitefish commercial fishery opens Monday on the Yukon River, two weeks ahead of when it usually opens in September. The Alaska Department ...

Brexit Could Spark The Next Big Fishing War
19 August, 2019
HuffPost
Britain's looming exit from the European Union threatens to spark a new fishing war ― one that risks depleting stocks at a moment when warming seas ...

Fishing: Row over 300 foreign trawlers in British waters
18 August, 2019
The Times
Nearly 300 foreign boats would be fishing in British waters on day one of a no-deal Brexit, threatening violent clashes at sea and chaos at ports.

Liu Jun, head of seafood sourcing at CRV-Olé, wants to see more MSC products in China
17 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
The Marine Stewardship Council recently launched the annual Sustainable Seafood Week in China, which will feature customer education campaigns ...

Mar del Plata fisheries landings totaled 210.000 tons in seven months
16 August, 2019
MercoPress
Squid landings in Mar del Plata reached 33.000 tons, quite a drop from the 58.000 of last year, but hubbsi catches helped to keep the overall volume ...

Scottish Greens urge ministers to restrict fishing access to West Shetland Shelf
16 August, 2019
Holyrood
He said: “Trawlers entering this area from today will be causing serious environmental harm. The Scottish Government must immediately vary the ...

Nearly $400K Grant Announced for Salmon Aquaculture in Cambridge
16 August, 2019
WBOC TV 16
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the technology for salmon aquaculture "may face biological, engineering, ...

Typhoon forces China's aquaculture insurance system to adapt
16 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
The increased presence of large agricultural conglomerates entering the aquaculture insurance market in China is reshaping the sector as it comes to ...

Province sending delegation to Norway in support of aquaculture sector
16 August, 2019
HalifaxToday.ca
In addition to attending Aqua Nor 2019 in Trondheim, the world's largest aquaculture technology trade show, the mission will introduce municipal ...

Backers hope Louisiana label law will boost native seafood
16 August, 2019
National Fisherman
A new law requiring Louisiana restaurants to disclose whether they are serving imported foreign shrimp or crawfish goes into effect Sept. 1. Backers of ...

Malawi intensifies drive to increase fish production
16 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
The initiative, dubbed the Fisheries Integration of Society and Habitats ... More than 32 large-scale commercial fishing operations are now registered ...

Enriched environment in aquaculture enhances the survival of fish from bacterial disease
16 August, 2019
Science Daily
Cooperative study conducted by University of Jyväskylä and Natural Resources institute Finland (Luke), revealed that enriched rearing of juvenile fish ...

Plea to exempt fishmeal from GST regime
15 August, 2019
The Hindu
... Merchants' Association -Tamil Nadu Chapter, said fishmeal was prepared using small fishes and supplied to aquaculture units as feed for prawns.

FAU and USDA partner to boost American aquaculture
13 August, 2019
The Fish Site
More than 50 percent of seafood consumed comes from aquaculture. Yet, less than 1 percent is produced in the US. While the US has the capacity to ...

Pangasius, whiteleg shrimp prices recovering in Vietnam
13 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
The prices of pangasius and whiteleg shrimp in Vietnam have rebounded in the first days of August following a drop in previous months. Nam Viet ...

Vietnam's seafood exports to China down on stricter inspection, yuan devaluation
13 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
VASEP said exporters of dried squid from Vietnam have particularly suffered, as they were told within the past two months that they could no longer ...

Joint Falklands/UK/Argentina scientific fisheries cruise in September
13 August, 2019
MercoPress
Sources revealed that the squid season in Argentina had been opened earlier to allow the domestic fleet catch as much as possible with less stock ...

New government body in Seychelles to manage commercial fishing activities
13 August, 2019
Seychelles News Agency
A new government body will be set up to manage all commercial activities relating to fisheries in Seychelles as part of a three-year comprehensive ...

Chennai fishermen elated as city to have standalone tuna fishing harbour
12 August, 2019
The New Indian Express
"We are executing a Rs 1,600 cr scheme to convert trawlers in Palk Bay to deep-sea longliners and facilitate efficient deep-sea fishing market, build ...

AI Provides Solutions for the Japanese Fishing Industry
11 August, 2019
Synced
In the 1990s farmed fish (aquaculture) accounted for about one-quarter of global seafood production according to the UN Food and Agricultural ...

Four People Charged In Theft Of 40000 Oysters From Florida Fishing Company
10 August, 2019
CBS Miami
PENSACOLA (CBSMiami/AP) – Four people are accused of stealing 40,000 oysters from a commercial fishing company in Florida. Florida Fish and ...

Protests mar new finfish, bivalve culture farming plan in South Africa
10 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
Plans to develop a sea-based aquaculture development zone in South Africa's Eastern Cape, where Algoa Bay is located, were first introduced in ...

French fishermen threaten to blockade UK exports after no deal Brexit
9 August, 2019
The Times
Last year a dozen fishing trawlers brought Calais to a standstill in a protest over electric pulse fishing in the North Sea. Britain exports about 75 per ...

MoU for Poultry and Aquaculture strengthens the cooperation between Tanzania and the ...
9 August, 2019
Agroberichten Buitenland
The Vice Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality from the Netherlands, Ms. Marjolijn Sonnema arrived in Tanzania to start a three day visit to ...

FAU Partners with USDA to Boost Domestic Production of Farm-raised Fish
8 August, 2019
Newswise (press release)
More than 50 percent of seafood consumed comes from aquaculture. Yet, less than 1 percent is produced in the U.S. While the U.S. has the capacity to ...

Cargill's sustainable, plant-based alternative to omega-3 fish oil approved for US cultivation
8 August, 2019
Yahoo Finance
Aquaculture farmers will have access to a sustainable, plant-based source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids for aquafeed, ...

Quotas Increase Again For Golden King Crab, With Aleutian Stocks In 'Good Shape'
8 August, 2019
KUCB
Fishing quotas for Aleutian Islands golden king crab are up again this year. East of Atka, commercial fishermen can harvest 4.3 million pounds. To the ...

China's imports of US seafood plummet
8 August, 2019
The Ellsworth American
According to economic data first reported in Undercurrent News, since China imposed tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. seafood in retaliation for tariffs ...

Soaring salmon trade ensures record July earnings for Norway's seafood exporters
8 August, 2019
SeafoodSource
Norwegian seafood companies exported 164,000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 7.8 billion (USD 876.2 million, ...

XingHe hopes for second time lucky
7 August, 2019
The Edge Markets MY
The farm assets to be acquired could breed 2,000 tonnes of vannamei — better known as whiteleg shrimp or king prawn — every year. The seawater ...

Still recovering from escaped Atlantic salmon, Cooke Aquaculture now wants to farm steelhead
6 August, 2019
Crosscut
After nearly a quarter million escaped fish resulted in a ban on Atlantic salmon farming in Washington, Cooke Aquaculture is attempting to transition to ...

Israel sees aquaculture as engine for growth
6 August, 2019
Fish Farmer Magazine
THE Israeli government last night unveiled a multi-million dollar plan to turn the city of Eliat into the country's first dedicated aquaculture and marine ...

Scrabster Seafood plant destroyed in fire is 'huge blow'
6 August, 2019
BBC News
A fire has destroyed a seafood processing plant in the Highlands which exports shellfish as far afield as China. Firefighters from across the north of ...

Norwegian Seafood Giant Under Investigation Over 'Misreporting Of Chemical Use'
5 August, 2019
Plant Based News
Norwegian seafood giant, Mowi, is being investigated by Scottish regulators over potential 'misreporting of chemical use' - the BBC has revealed.

Squid fishing season in sultanate starts
5 August, 2019
Muscat Daily
The fishermen on the coasts of Dhofar, Al Wusta and South Sharqiyah are hauling huge quantities of fish marking the beginning of the squid season.

Government of Canada Announces Investments in Clean Technologies for Quebec's Fisheries and ...
4 August, 2019
Canada.ca
... investments for projects to support clean economic growth in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Gaspe peninsula and the Magdalen Islands.

Feds Say Fisheries Are in Good Shape, But Climate Challenges Loom
4 August, 2019
Courthouse News Service
“In 2016 alone, U.S. commercial fishing, recreational fishing, and the seafood industry generated $212 billion in sales, contributed $100 billion to the ...

The French and British fishermen set for battle at sea if UK leaves the EU without a deal
3 August, 2019
The Sun
In a coastal arc from Poole, Dorset, to Lowestoft in Suffolk, his co-op's trawlers net tons of herring, plaice, sole, squid, cuttlefish, mackerel and red ...

Vietnamese squid, octopus exports to Spain up 3.6%
3 August, 2019
Nhan Dan Online
NDO - Vietnamese squid and octopus exports to Spain in the first six months of 2019 reached US$4.5 million, up 3.6% compared with the same period ...

Aquaculture exports limited by lack of test labs
3 August, 2019
Myanmar Times
Aquaculture exports to the EU make up 8 percent of total fisheries exports, with the main consumers being migrant workers in the 28-member EU.

Number of US fish stocks at sustainable levels remains near record high
3 August, 2019
Phys.Org
Building upon the trend of the past few years, the report notes that the vast majority of U.S. fish stocks were at sustainable population levels in 2018, ...

Buoy 10 opens as huge coho return expected, 162% of average
3 August, 2019
Chinook Observer
Fall seasons and regulations were set for some treaty fishing and non-treaty commercial fishing in the lower Columbia River Basin, with the ...

Eco-friendly and biodegradable materials from squid protein for 'smart' clothes to self-healing ...
2 August, 2019
plastemart.com
The remarkable properties of a recently-discovered squid protein could revolutionize materials in a way that would be unattainable with conventional ...

The long-term benefits of optimal early-life feeding strategies in aquaculture
2 August, 2019
The Fish Site
Giving the correct diets to fish in their early life stages has long term benefits, explain INVE in the second of two articles on their Fry 2.0 initiative.

Expert for cut in use of antibiotics in aquaculture
2 August, 2019
The Hindu
Narayan Pillai, deputy director (retired), Export Inspection Council, New Delhi, has stressed the need for reducing the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.

Louisiana's fall shrimp season to open Monday
2 August, 2019
WWLTV.com
HOUMA, La. — The fall inshore shrimp season is set to open Monday. The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force accepted the Louisiana Department of ...

EURASTiP - Understanding the dynamics of shrimp farming areas in Thailand
1 August, 2019
aquaeas.eu
Thai shrimp production that was so badly affected by the damaging spread of early mortality syndrome, linked to the Vibrio parahameolyticus, Acute ...

Ghana grapples with illegal fishing as stocks dive
1 August, 2019
RTL Today
But she complains the local fishermen are now netting less and less as a combination of illegal techniques and unscrupulous trawlers have ...

Kerala's monsoon trawling ban has become a bone of contention
1 August, 2019
The News Minute
Trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fishing net tied to one or two boats, called trawlers, through the water. The annual trawling ban, ...

Illegal fishing claims after 112 boats seen in Scotland's protected waters
1 August, 2019
The Ferret
While it is not illegal for fishing boats and trawlers to enter MPAs, Open Seas believes that a lack of prosecutions and a failure to implement vessel ...

Positive talks with new European Parliament
1 August, 2019
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Members of the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries were guests of honour at the Europêche General Assembly meeting, discussing matters ...

Entrepreneur From Alaskan Fishing Family Starts Ecommerce Site for Sustainably Sourced Catch
1 August, 2019
Forbes
Arron Kallenberg has salmon in his blood. The third generation of an Alaskan commercial fishing family, Kallenberg grew up in a house without ...

The seafood industry's empty net syndrome impacting restaurants
1 August, 2019
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Summer in Louisiana means blue crab season, when local consumers flock to seafood markets for boiled crabs and chefs add crab-centric specials to ...

 

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