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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Tassal looking at potential prawn farms acquisition
9 August, 2018
The Advocate
Tassal looking at potential prawn farms acquisition ... company Tassal is considering buying prawn farms in New South Wales and Queensland.

Huon Aquaculture gets RSPCA approval but Macquarie Harbour-farmed salmon won't get tick
30 July, 2018
ABC News
Huon Aquaculture has become the first salmon farming operation in Australia to gain RSPCA approval, but fish from its pens in the trouble-plagued ...

New mandatory float-free EPIRBs on boats fails to satisfy critics of Australia's maritime safety record
27 July, 2018
ABC News
A commercial fisherman and diver himself, Mr Feeney said there was no evidence float-free EPIRBS would be practical or effective. He said the ...

Oyster farmers anticipate boost in business with new finance plan
23 July, 2018
FOOD Magazine - Australia
Oyster farmers are hoping for greater investment with the release of a new financial strategy. The strategy, supported by the government's farming ...

Illegal lobster trafficking in Australia results in fine
21 July, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Two men were ordered to pay a combined AUD 42,000 (USD 31,000, EUR 27,000) for illegally trafficking eastern rock lobsters. The unidentified men ...

Labor plans ban on super trawlers in small pelagic fisheries
20 July, 2018
The Advocate
Labor has pledged to ban all super trawlers from the Tasmanian small pelagic fishery. It also plans to grant $750,000 to the University of Tasmania for ...

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Ban on whitebaiting would force black market trade - fishing group
17 August, 2018
Radio New Zealand
Ban on whitebaiting would force black market trade - fishing group ... A commercial ban on whitebait would force trade into a black market, a fishing ...

Oyster farmers still waiting for millions in MPI compensation
13 August, 2018
New Zealand Herald
One year after it ordered the destruction of millions of Stewart Island farmed oysters Ministry for Primary Industries has paid out less than $1 million of ...

Fatigue Led to Fishing Boat Capsize
10 August, 2018
The Maritime Executive
Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel Jan and its owner, Wild Fish (NZ) Limited has been fined NZ$27,200 ...

Sentencing hearing for HB Seafoods and directors begins
7 August, 2018
Stuff.co.nz
A seafood company and its officers should be fined $1.5 million for ... of fish to New Zealand and their export to Australia between Nov 2012 and July ...

'Destructive' fishing practices blamed for decline of tarakihi fishery
20 July, 2018
Stuff.co.nz
Commercial fishers have come under fire for "over-exploiting" New Zealand's ... fish has been blamed on "destructive" commercial fishing practices.

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Cellular Aquaculture Brand BlueNalu Raises $4.5M to Create 'Clean' Seafood
17 August, 2018
LIVEKINDLY
A new company, BlueNalu, intends to disrupt the seafood industry with its innovative clean meat fish product. “Clean meat” involves the use of cellular ...

European aquaculture to benefit from a better quality of live feed
17 August, 2018
Phys.Org
The aquaculture sector is growing, with fish farming being a key way to ensure Europe gets the quality food it needs without exploiting marine ...

Fisheries output rises 2.64% in second quarter, aquaculture leads
17 August, 2018
BusinessWorld Online
In its Fisheries Quarterly Performance Report for the three months to June, the PSA said aquaculture farms and commercial offshore fishing operations ...

Zimbabwe: Zim Aquaculture Export Volumes Down 12pc
17 August, 2018
AllAfrica.com
Commercial aquaculture in the country mainly has to do with two species: Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Rainbow Trout (Onchorynchus ...

Brit fishermen to land WHOPPING Brexit haul after EU trawlers BANNED from UK waters
16 August, 2018
Daily Star
In a boost for lovers of fish and chips, a new study of stocks in the North Sea has revealed a huge surge in numbers of valuable cod, plaice and hake ...

Trawlers return with 500 tonnes of hilsa
16 August, 2018
Times of India
Fishermen returned overjoyed early on Tuesday. In fact, with trawlers returning with 300 tonnes of hilsa at Diamond Harbour on Monday, retail prices ...

Catfish and shrimp farmers struggle as markets shrink
16 August, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
VietNamNet Bridge - Both catfish and shrimp are meeting difficulties in exports because of the shrinking market. However, while catfish farmers still ...

Myanmar, Thailand ink agreements on airlines, shrimp breeding
16 August, 2018
Myanmar Times
“This will enable us to enjoy more technology which will improve shrimp farming,” said U Khin Maung Maw, director general of the Department of ...

Propose Drone Surveillance to Combat Fishing Fraud
16 August, 2018
IcelandReview
A bill proposing more oversight in the fishing industry, including drone ... ports, weighing license holders, and vessels engaged in commercial fishing.

Salmon decline reveals worrisome trend
16 August, 2018
Oregon Business
The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, a trade group of commercial fishermen on the West Coast, supports the removal of dams, ...

Big fish numbers up in North Sea: Danish study
16 August, 2018
The Local Denmark
The research, conducted by DTU Aqua at the Technical University of Denmark, found a significant increase in numbers of large fish in the northeast ...

No tainted imported freshwater prawns in the country
16 August, 2018
New Straits Times Online
PUTRAJAYA: Samples of imported `udang galah (freshwater prawns)' taken from various entry points in the country have shown a clean bill of health.

Seafood consumers want ethical labels but sustainability trumped by price
16 August, 2018
FoodNavigator.com
A significant new study from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) reveals mixed consumer attitudes to seafood sustainability, demonstrating ...

Fish samples in four AS Watson supermarkets found to contain cancer-causing chemicals: WWF ...
16 August, 2018
South China Morning Post
Fish samples sold at four A S Watson supermarkets across Hong Kong were found to contain cancer-causing chemicals, with the levels in one batch ...

Fisheries warns against poisonous oyster, mussel
15 August, 2018
Namibian
THE FISHERIES ministry has cautioned the general public not to consume oysters and mussels originating from the Walvis Bay Aquaculture ...

Funding to help fishermen with at-sea monitor costs
15 August, 2018
WRAL.com
Shaheen said the commercial fishing industry is operating on "razor thin margins" and relieving fishermen of the fees has been a priority for her.

Good Catch joins booming plant-based seafood market
15 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Good Catch Foods is the latest entrant in a growing pool of companies finding success by producing plant-based takes on popular seafood items.

Worldwide Flight Services to operate Seafood Center at Oslo Airport
15 August, 2018
American Journal of Transportation
A MOU has been signed between Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Sjømatterminalen AS to operate the Seafood Center at Oslo Airport.

Singaporean firm reveals plans to invest in aquaculture
15 August, 2018
Khmer Times
In April, Chinese-owned Jin Yu Tang Aquaculture (Cambodia) Co announced plans to invest $100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture ...

Cargill opens Indonesian aquaculture innovation centre
15 August, 2018
Food & Drink International
Cargill has opened an aquaculture innovation centre in Indonesia where it will work with freshwater fish farmers in raise farming and feeding ...

Nigerian Biotech Startup Using Shrimp Shells To Save Food Wins Top Prize
14 August, 2018
Forbes
With over 100,000 metric tons of fish being produced annually, the industry creates both wealth for the economy, and a sizeable amount of shrimp ...

Thai seafood exporter strives to clean up its act
14 August, 2018
Nikkei Asian Review
Given the importance of overseas markets to Thai Union, the seafood processor is being compelled to address the concerns of nongovernmental ...

Senate allocates $11 million to prevent spread of Asian Carp
14 August, 2018
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Y., announced Tuesday the bill contains $11 million for the U.S. Fish and ... and to partner with commercial fisherman to stop the fish from spreading.

Bahamas' spiny lobster fishery achieves region's first MSC certification
14 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Bahamas' spiny lobster fishery achieves region's first MSC certification ... and members of the commercial fishing community that included fishers and ...

Three-way battle for £200m Young’s Seafood deal
14 August, 2018
TheBusinessDesk
Young’s Seafood has become the subject of a three-way bid battle as a potential £200m sale of the Grimsby-based frozen food manufacturer nears completion. According to The Telegraph, former private equity owner CapVest, Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and UK Fisheries are understood to be pursuing a deal. The sale is expected to be complete by September and could fetch between £170m and £200m, but the timetable and bidders may change.

NOAA Fisheries Announces Illex Squid Directed Fishery Closure
13 August, 2018
NOAA Fisheries
Based on recent landings data, effective at 12:00 hours on August 15, 2018, the directed federal Illex squid fishery is closed for the remainder of the ...

New Restrictions on Hawaii Seafood Industry
12 August, 2018
Hawaiipublicradio
A new conservation law just signed by President Trump stands to significantly change the way commercial fisherman in Hawaii and U.S. Pacific ...

Tsukiji air conditioning crisis puts tuna, other seafood in jeopardy in market's final months
12 August, 2018
The Japan Times
Seafood wholesalers are spending their last summer in Tsukiji struggling to keep their fish fresh because its aging air conditioning system has ...

Novel probiotic strain may boost shrimp performance, inhibit some pathogens
11 August, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
Supplementing shrimp feed with a novel probiotic strain may improve shrimp growth and weight gain along with inhibiting some pathogenic bacteria, ...

Plans revealed for fish hatchery in Umm Al Quwain
11 August, 2018
ArabianBusiness.com
The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed an agreement with Fish Farm authorising the latter to operate a fish ...

Aquaculture accelerator seeks applicants for Irish programme
10 August, 2018
The Fish Site
HATCH, the world´s first global aquaculture accelerator, is moving to Cork, Ireland, for its second cohort after a successful first one in Bergen earlier in ...

Fishing industry gears up for a fight over China tariffs
10 August, 2018
The Boston Globe
A national fishing industry group is using local workers to put human faces on the plight that the commercial fishing sector faces amid the trade fight ...

Alabama River Commercial Paddlefish Seasons Suspended Indefinitely
10 August, 2018
courierjournal
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has indefinitely suspended future commercial paddlefish fishing seasons ...

Red snapper: Unusual experiment in Gulf of Mexico may ripple nationwide
10 August, 2018
USA TODAY
So commercial fishermen generally support the pilot program because they believe the federal fishery rules will keep the red snapper population ...

Louisiana shrimpers consider strike as prices plummet
10 August, 2018
NOLA.com
Houma shrimper and oyster harvester Sopin Men discusses a shrimpers strike at a meeting of the Louisiana Shrimp Association in Houma on ...

US buyers paying more for seafood in 2018
10 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
While volumes of non-breaded frozen warmwater shrimp rose 6.4 percent from January through June of this year, the average unit value of the ...

Iran shrimp industry booming with continued revenue
10 August, 2018
Trend News Agency
Around 22,000 tons of Iranian shrimps worth $150 million were exported to many countries in Europe and Asia during the previous Iranian calendar year ...

More Indian shrimp shipments refused entry into US due to salmonella
10 August, 2018
Business Standard
A rising number of shrimp shipments from India are being refused entry in the United States due to the presence of salmonella, a harmful bacteria.

Vietnam poised to become top player in ocean aquaculture
10 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Currently ranked as the fourth-largest producer of seafood from aquaculture, behind China, ... Vietnam will also look to import high-quality fingerlings from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia, the draft strategy showed.

Tabasco calls for oyster shuckers across the UK
9 August, 2018
Bar Magazine
Tabasco Brand is calling for professional oyster shuckers and chefs from restaurants across Britain to compete in the Tabasco Brand British Oyster ...

Human chain in protest of Indian trawler and pirates
9 August, 2018
Dhaka Tribune
A human chain in Bargunawas organized to suppress pirates and illegal trespassing of Indian fishing trawlers in the Bay of Bengal. The protest on ...

No licensing system yet for Kerala fishing boat drivers
9 August, 2018
The New Indian Express
Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET) director A K Choudhury said, though persons navigating fishing trawlers do ...

Nordic Aquafarms aquaculture project talk in Camden
9 August, 2018
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Camden — Erik Heim, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, will deliver information and answer questions about the aquaculture project, proposed for Belfast, ...

Texas Shrimp Industry Lacks Willing US Workers
8 August, 2018
Red River Radio
NOT ENOUGH WORKERS - About 10% of the Texas shrimping fleet remains in port due to a lack of workers according to the Texas Shrimp ...

US Commerce Department orders antidumping rates be reset on Indian shrimp producers
8 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last week that it issued a final ruling in an administrative review of frozen warmwater shrimp ...

Cooke Aquaculture Confirms Escape of Salmon in Hermitage Bay
8 August, 2018
VOCM
Cooke Aquaculture has confirmed that thousands of salmon escaped from its fish farm at Olive Cove in Hermitage Bay. People from the area reported ...

Threat of El Niño has Pacific squid fleet on edge
8 August, 2018
National Fisherman
All eyes and ears were on water temperatures and foreign trade tariffs as seiners hit their strides in the West Coast squid season. Cooler ocean ...

Can this vegan seafood company become the next Impossible Burger?
8 August, 2018
Fast Company
Good Catch, which produces environmentally friendly “seafood” made with plant-based ingredients, is betting big on consumers' expanding palettes.

Seafood and its Rising Consumption by Millennials
8 August, 2018
Foodable Network (blog)
According to our Foodable Labs data, social mentions by brand advocates on seafood menu items are up by 18.4 percent since last July. The overall ...

Warm water prawns from a cold climate
8 August, 2018
Fish Update
CULTIVATING warm water king prawns close to the Arctic would have appeared an impossible dream only a few years ago, but now a Norwegian ...

Alaska Wildlife Troopers seize more than 16 tons of illegally caught salmon
7 August, 2018
KTUU.com
Troopers say a wildlife trooper on the patrol vessel Augustine traveled to Dog Fish Bay and watched areas open and closed to commercial fishing.

India's Shrimp Exports To US Fall For The First Time In At Least 18 Months
7 August, 2018
BloombergQuint
India's shrimp exports to the U.S. declined for the first time in over a year in June as a long winter in its key market led to softer demand and higher ...

Five nations take the lion's share of the world's fish
7 August, 2018
Cosmos
Just five nations — China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Spain — are responsible for 86% of the global fishing haul, new research shows.

Spanish sea produce canning sector exports Euros 406 million in five months; 11% squid
7 August, 2018
MercoPress
Exports of canned, semi-preserved and prepared fish and shellfish experienced an increase of 3.85% in volume and 7.41% in value during the first ...

Blowing Up Illegal Fishing Boats Helps Indonesian Fishers
7 August, 2018
Scientific American
The study, published in April in Nature Ecology & Evolution, found total commercial fishing shrunk by 25 percent following Indonesia's explosive ...

Decision due on whether to increase harvest of baby eels
7 August, 2018
Plainview Daily Herald
Baby eels, called elvers, can be worth more than $2,000 per pound because they are used by Asian aquaculture companies and worldwide supplies ...

Florida congressman's bill threatens commercial fishing in NMI, Guam
6 August, 2018
Marianas Variety
HAGÅTÑA — The highly regulated commercial fishing industry in the CNMI, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii is threatened by a U.S. ...

Catching fish is easy part; Quota system? Not so much
6 August, 2018
Seacoastonline.com
By high noon, the Finlander returned to the Portsmouth commercial fishing pier ... Rider said after a morning of fishing the crew earned roughly $2,000, ...

Fall inshore shrimp season set with two opening dates statewide
6 August, 2018
The Advocate
Another inshore shrimp season for 2018 will open in August after the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted two opening dates for the ...

An unsavory scam? Company accused of diluting Chesapeake blue crab meat with imported crab
6 August, 2018
Washington Post
But a few years ago, a tipster reached out to authorities with an unsavory allegation: A major Virginia seafood supplier was selling packages of ...

Florida lobster fishermen fear trade war amid Irma recovery
5 August, 2018
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Florida's nearly eight-month commercial spiny lobster fishing season opens Monday. Keys fishermen had hoped the harvest would help them recoup ...

'Booms installed in all signatory fish farm operators' cages' - Federation for Aquaculture Producers
5 August, 2018
Malta Independent Online
The Maltese Federation for Aquaculture Producers has said that booms have been installed in every cage used by fish farm operators who signed the ...

Reviving Ukraine's Black Sea Dream
5 August, 2018
Ukraine Business Journal
Until recently, Black Sea oysters were practically extinct and aquaculture farms trying to reintroduce and cultivate them were largely failing.

ID numbers for tra fish allow for trace of origin
5 August, 2018
Viet Nam News
... has issued identification numbers to ponds that breed tra fish under a government decree on aquaculture management that went into effect last July.

Govt considers buying decommissioned fishing trawlers
5 August, 2018
ThaiVisa News
Govt considers buying decommissioned fishing trawlers ... or not the government should buy decommissioned fishing trawlers from fishermen.

SOKOTRA Capital Ltd. Led Consortium Acquires 100% of L'Aquaculture Tunisienne ("AT")
4 August, 2018
PR Newswire (press release)
SOKOTRA Capital Ltd. ("SOKOTRA Capital"), a Dubai-based private investment company specializing in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, ...

Farmed seafood to grow by 40 percent worldwide: UN
4 August, 2018
SeaWestNews
A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture. By Samantha McLeod. SeaWestNews. The United Nations says that aquaculture ...

UK seafood consumption crisis
4 August, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Soaring prices have led the UK population to eat only half the recommended amount of seafood, reports Jason Holland.

Sea Pact Accepting Applications for Sustainable Aquaculture Projects
4 August, 2018
Philanthropy News Digest
Sea Pact Accepting Applications for Sustainable Aquaculture Projects. August 3, 2018. Deadline: August 20, 2018. Sea Pact is a network of global ...

Shrimp farming to be launched in Klaipeda
4 August, 2018
The Baltic Course
Lithuanian-grown whiteleg shrimp may in the near future appear on the menus of the country's restaurants and on the shelves of retail stores, ...

Africa threatened by Asian fish imports
4 August, 2018
The Fish Site
Evidence suggests that government policies to protect their borders from illegal fish imports are proving ineffective, while other governments have ...

Bumper mackerel catch floods market at Panaji
4 August, 2018
Times of India
Panaji: Despite the absence of fish from trawlers at the Panaji market two days after the fishing ban ended, the fish market was seen flooded with ...

Biologist urges public to report UK cephalopod sightings
3 August, 2018
BBC News
A biologist has urged people across the UK to report sightings of octopuses, squid and cuttlefish to help improve knowledge of the creatures. Dr Gavan ...

Group questions Bfar's P606.7-M budget for aquaculture in 2019
3 August, 2018
Business Mirror
The government should channel more resources to the capture fisheries subsector than the aquaculture program of the Bureau of Fisheries and ...

US fishermen seek relief from trade war tariffs
3 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
According to the chamber, an aid package for the commercial fishing industry would cost USD 811 million (EUR 698.3 million), and manufacturers of ...

CP partners with Hainan State Farm Group to build new shrimp farms in China
2 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) is teaming up with a giant, state-owned firm to farm shrimp in China's Hainan Province. Earlier this ...

Govt neglect forces 52% decline in fisheries sector
2 August, 2018
Vanguard
Industry leaders disclosed that about 15 years ago, members of the Nigerian Trawlers Owners Association, NITOA, had a total of 350 vessels ...

Marel to acquire MAJA
2 August, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Iceland-headquartered Marel will acquire German food processing equipment manufacturer MAJA in a deal expected to be finalised in the third ...

Fishing fleets travelling further to catch fewer fish
2 August, 2018
Phys.Org
Industrial fishing fleets have doubled the distance they travel to fishing grounds since 1950 but catch only a third of what they did 65 years ago per ...

Fishing boats ready to fish after 3-month fishing ban in Fujian
2 August, 2018
Xinhua
In this aerial photo taken on Aug. 1, 2018, fishing boats depart for fishing in Xiangzhi Town in Shishi City, southeast China's Fujian Province. Fishing ...

Shark fishing season comes to a close
2 August, 2018
Breaking Belize News (blog)
1)No person shall take, buy, sell, possess, or export shark meat or fins during the period 1st August to 31st October in any year. Fishers and the ...

NOAA awards $156101 grant to Chesapeake Bay Foundation to help increase oyster population
1 August, 2018
Baltimore Sun
Maryland's senators on Tuesday said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded a $156,101 grant to the Chesapeake Bay ...

New Aquaculture range from Aquaread-Asia
1 August, 2018
International Environmental Technology
Our AQUACULTURE-DO probe provides measurement for Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity (Salinity) and Temperature, where salinity and ...

Court bars US from accepting select Mexican seafood imports in vaquita case
1 August, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
... a judge in the U.S. Court of International Trade, forbids the country from accepting imports from commercial fisheries that use gillnets in the northern ...

Lawmakers urge more inspections of imported seafood
1 August, 2018
Daily Comet
An effort to increase the amount of imported seafood the U.S. inspects for health issues has crossed a hurdle in the Senate. Louisiana's two ...

Trawling ban ends tonight, but worries far from over
1 August, 2018
The Hindu
Apart from crafts that use ring seine nets, there were mini-trawlers and together they have brought to shore tonnes of fish. This time thousands of ...

Shrimp producers seek feed solutions
1 August, 2018
The Fish Site
The new group aims to improve the sustainability of the shrimp farming sector and work with the wider supply chain to find and integrate future ...

Gov't To Introduce 'Aquaculture For Food And Jobs' Programme
1 August, 2018
dailyguideafrica.com
Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye has hinted plans are far advanced for ...

Trawling ban to end on Tuesday, fishermen all set for the day
30 July, 2018
Mathrubhumi English
Kannur: Putting an end to the distress of fishing community, the 52 days of trawling ban will be completed on Tuesday midnight. The fishermen are ...

Fishermen threaten strike
29 July, 2018
Bangkok Post
PHANGNGA: The commercial fishing sector has renewed its call for the government to bypass the lengthy hiring process for migrant workers or face a ...

Seafood exports may shrink due to low shrimp prices
29 July, 2018
Economic Times
“Lower prices have discouraged aquaculture farmers from going for more stocking in the farms for the next harvest, which will be done after a few ...

Historic cod fishery had worst year in history in 2017
29 July, 2018
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Commercial cod fishing in the U.S. remains based in New England, especially Massachusetts, but the fishermen who participate in it are struggling.

Aquaculture UK: fresh footage published
28 July, 2018
The Fish Site
A new film showing some of the highlights of this year's Aquaculture UK exhibition and conference, as well as the Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards, ...

NY Demands Changes To Federal Fishing Quotas
28 July, 2018
Lansing Star
"New York's commercial fishing industry has been constrained by unfair federal regulations, limiting the amount of fish commercial fishermen and ...

Court Orders Seafood Import Ban to Save Mexico's Vaquita Porpoise
28 July, 2018
Natural Resources Defense Council
“A ban on gillnet-caught seafood from Mexico's Gulf of California is the life line the vaquita desperately needs,” said Giulia Good Stefani, staff attorney ...

Tariff talks have leaders in key seafood states divided
28 July, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Perhaps no industry is more divided over tariffs than the U.S. seafood industry. For example, leaders in two of the top seafood producing states see the ...

Sri Lanka to release 174 detained Indian fishing boats
27 July, 2018
Colombo Page
Sri Lanka Navy arrest the fishermen illegally fishing in the island's territorial waters and detain their trawlers. Although the fishermen are released by ...

Control Union Peru can now audit aquaculture facilities against BAP standards
27 July, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Control Union Peru (CUP) has become the sixth independent, third-party certification body accredited by the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) ...

Foreign trawlers costing fisheries industry RM6bil every year
26 July, 2018
The Star Online
LABUAN: The gross value of fisheries output totalled some RM14bil last year, with the highest amount coming from fish catch, and the remaining ...

Nungesser supports inspection fee on imported seafood
26 July, 2018
The Daily Advertiser
Some Louisiana officials are calling for a 10-cent-per-pound inspection fee on all imported seafood entering the United States. Lt. Gov.

US duty hike unlikely to hit Indian shrimp exports: Icra
26 July, 2018
Financial Express
The hike in anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp exports to US in the final review by the US Department of Commerce (USDoC) is unlikely to have a ...

EU to fund Ecuadorian shrimp project
26 July, 2018
The Fish Site
The EU has pledged funding to help boost the competitiveness of Ecuadorian shrimp producers and increase their exports to European countries.

Groups begin project's 'big push' by planting first of 50 million oysters in Severn River
25 July, 2018
CapitalGazette.com
Ten million microscopic baby oysters were planted in the Severn River Monday, a main ingredient in efforts to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.

New ways to assess Peru's prized jumbo flying squid fishery in the works
25 July, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
In an effort to improve the science and management of Peru's jumbo flying squid fishery, the Peruvian fisheries research institute (IMARPE) welcomed ...

Govt set to launch action plan to tackle illegal shark fin trade
25 July, 2018
Hindustan Times
The Union agriculture ministry is set to release an action plan and guidelines on shark conservation, with a view to control illegal shark fin trade.

National Fish & Seafood sues former employee
25 July, 2018
The Salem News
Belly on up to the bar. As in the legal bar. Gloucester-based National Fish & Seafood is accusing its former head of research, development and quality ...

Local Commercial Fishing Companies Support US House Changes To Magnuson-Stevens Act
24 July, 2018
Rhode Island Public Radio
If a stock is being overfished, regional fishery management councils are required to rebuild the species within 10 years. However, the U.S. House of ...

Second Oceans Forum – Best practices for sustainable seafood trade from the Maldives and beyond
24 July, 2018
UN Environment (press release)
Consumption of fish and seafood has more than doubled since 1973, while the amount caught in wild has stagnated. To meet our growing appetite for ...

Seafood Exports Earn $50m in 2 Months
24 July, 2018
Financial Tribune
About 16,000 tons of seafood worth close to $50 million were exported from Iran during the first two months of the current Iranian year (March 21-May ...

Israel to reopen Gaza terminal and extend fishing
23 July, 2018
The Express Tribune
JERUSALEM: Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand the Palestinian fishing zone off the blockaded enclave's coast on ...

S. Korea's aquaculture output falls in H1
23 July, 2018
Yonhap News
SEOUL - South Korea's aquaculture output marked an on-year fall in the first half of the year but showed satisfactory results ...

Mapping technology being touted to develop mussel farming industry
23 July, 2018
BusinessWorld Online
The project was initiated by University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV) Institute of Aquaculture professor Carlos C. Baylon, UPV Institute of ...

Shrimp exporter Nekkanti raises $30m in pre-IPO funding
23 July, 2018
DEALSTREETASIA
Shrimp exporter Nekkanti Sea Foods Ltd has raised $30 million (₹205 crore) in a pre-IPO investment round, which saw participation from financial ...

Shrimp exports fall for fourth straight year
23 July, 2018
The Daily Star
Shrimp exports fell for a fourth consecutive year in 2017-18 in the face of persistent weak demand in the international market for the locally farmed ...

Governor congratulates Hull's Seafood on expansion
23 July, 2018
Ormond Beach Observer
“Buy more fish,” Governor Rick Scott said loudly to the crowd as he approached the podium at a press conference at Hull's Seafood Market, 111 W.

$451 million seafood exported during fiscal year 2017-2018
23 July, 2018
Business Recorder (press release)
Pakistan made a record seafood export of $451.026 million in just ended fiscal year 2017-18, which fishermen attributed to the two month annual ban ...

Congress OKs overhaul of federal fishing laws, loosening limits and expanding angler access
22 July, 2018
WSB Atlanta
Some charter boat captains, seafood restaurant chefs and commercial fishing interests have joined with activists in opposing the House bill. But allies ...

Students, teachers complete internship at seafood company
22 July, 2018
Borneo Bulletin Online
SEVEN students and two teachers from Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Agro-Technology Campus completed their internship ...

Formalin scare: Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane seeks to ban seafood imports to prevent fish ...
22 July, 2018
Firstpost
The only way to avoid formalin-laced fish from coming to Goa markets was to ban the import of seafood from outside the state, he said. "We should ...

Nor-Fishing's 2018 Innovation Award finalists
21 July, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
This year the Nor-Fishing Foundation received fourteen applications for its Innovation Award; five more than for Nor-Fishing 2016. This year the focus ...

Commercial fisheries apprentice program aims to bring young blood to aging industry
21 July, 2018
URI Today (press release)
Students in a commercial fisheries apprentice program, sponsored by URI and the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, learn to operate a ...

Board of Fisheries declares low Chignik sockeye returns an emergency
21 July, 2018
KDLG
With no harvestable surplus, the Chignik Management area has not had a commercial fishing opportunity targeting sockeye. Further, some residents ...

Consultation on aquaculture underway
20 July, 2018
Cook Islands News
MMR director of inshore fisheries and aquaculture Koroa Raumea opened the consultation on behalf of the ministry. The ministry is seeking ...

Farmers jittery over rejection of exported prawn
20 July, 2018
The Hans India
Bhimavaram: With the exporting countries rejected many container loads of prawns citing presence of exceeding limits of pesticides (antibiotics), ...

Prices of local fish soar as import ban takes full effect
20 July, 2018
The Navhind Times
Slightly bigger prawns brought directly from farms were sold for Rs 500 a kg and others sold for Rs 700 and a portion of tiger prawns was sold for Rs ...

Shellfish Growers Network helps oyster farmers produce more oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
19 July, 2018
WMDT
Right now, the oyster population is down about two percent from where it should be. We're told the last 40-50 years, it's been crashing through disease ...

Financing aquaculture: The cash is there, but information is lacking
19 July, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Finance can “drive change on the water,” according to Neil Sims at Kampachi Worldwide Holdings. But for aquaculture projects, it's still hard to come ...

Ghana's fishing ban highlights importance of aquaculture
19 July, 2018
The Fish Site
The announcement by Ghana's Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of a ban on marine fishing in August has created quite a storm, with marine ...

Whole Oceans adds another C-level executive to its Bucksport aquafarm team
19 July, 2018
Mainebiz
"It is an honor to be joining Whole Oceans at this pivotal time in the emergence of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems in the United States," ...

Fish consumption in Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 33% by 2030
19 July, 2018
Industry Trend
According to the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 (SOFIA), the region will see a considerable increase in its total fish consumption: 33%.

 

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