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Lobster fishermen will not vote next season

CANADA | Friday, October 31, 2014
Federal Fisheries Ministry head Gail Shea has accepted a facilitator’s recommendation for no lobster ballot industry vote to take place next fishing season in Nova Scotia.

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885 areas to be granted for marine aquaculture in Sergipe
Brazil | 01:40 | The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture intends to achieve an eightfold increase in marine aquaculture production in the state of Sergipe, changing from 700 tonnes produced in 2011 to almost 6,000 tonnes per year. Full Story
Pangasius exports remain stable
Viet Nam | 01:00 | Vietnamese pangasius exports generated USD 1,276 billion in the first nine months of 2014, representing an increase of 0.2 per cent year on year, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Entrepreneurs. Full Story
Wild salmon landings set new record
United States | 23:50 | In 2013, US fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish, an increase of 245 million pounds from 2012, valued at USD 5.5 billion, which represents an increase of 7.5 per cent growth year on year, according to NOAA Fisheries. Full Story
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