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JAPAN | Thursday, April 17, 2014
In observance of Easter, FIS.com will not be publishing articles in its World News section on 17-18 April.


Shrimp firms lay off over 400 workers
Ecuador | 03:00 | Two processing and exporting shrimp firms from Costa Rica have been forced to lay off 412 employees since October last year, following a sharp drop in production. Full Story
Salmon price status at week 16
Norway | 02:00 | Fresh salmon export volumes for week 15 are up 2,409 tonnes compared to week 14 and up 6,172 tonnes compared to week 15, 2013, reports Fish Pool ASA. Full Story
Identification of wild and farmed shrimp origin sought
Mexico | 01:40 | A new rule that has just been issued by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food aims to establish procedures to identify the origin of farmed shrimp, marine waters and estuaries, salt marshes and bays. Full Story
Marfrio Stands for Quality
Since its foundation, Marfrio has grown and become one of the main manufacturers of frozen seafood in Europe, its drive for excellence has placed the company amongst the strongest in the sector.
Tasmanian Farmed Salmon Achieves Sustainability Recognition
Tassal achieves southern hemisphere's first Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification for farmed salmon, assessed by SCS Global Services.
H.M. Queen Sonja Will Attend the Official Opening of Nor-Fishing 2014
The official opening of Nor-Fishing on the 19th of August 2014 will be an historic event, as H.M. Queen Sonja will represent the royal family alone on this occasion.
Dani's Chilean Mussels Certified Sustainable
Dani's Chilean mussels, farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific, have been certified as sustainable by Friend of the Sea.
Technology could replace observers aboard tuna vessels
Spain Several Spanish tuna vessels operating in the Indian Ocean are in the "testing phase" to use technological equipment for replacing onboard observers.
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop
Hong Kong The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect
Australia Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Tesco readying its high-street take-away chain
United Kingdom Supermarket chain Tesco has plans to launch a high-street takeway-food chain that would compete with Pret à Manger, Eat and Greggs.