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Warmer water could reduce expected abundant sockeye return to the Fraser

CANADA | Thursday, July 19, 2018
The threat of high water temperatures and several years of low fish survival is putting the expected 14 million sockeye return to the Fraser River in 2018 at risk.


Govt urges seafood companies to monitor foreign crew treatment
New Zealand | 01:00 | After three years of discussions with the Fisheries Department, concerns have been raised about the New Zealand seafood industry not taking responsibility for the treatment of foreign crews catching fish for them. Full Story
Minister notes progress in modern shrimp feed plant building
Ecuador | 00:10 | Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries toured the construction of the new automated plant in Durán for the production of shrimp balanced feed carried out by the multinational corporation Cargill and the Ecuadorian Naturisa. Full Story
Samherji purchases British distributor to strengthen its position in t
Iceland | 23:20 | Icelandic seafood firm Samherji has purchased a marketing and distribution company in the United Kingdom in a bid to strengthen its position in this important market for cod and haddock. Full Story
First ASIC Verified Shrimp Enters US Market
True Food Kitchen is one of the first US buyers to initiate an ASIC partnership to source whiteleg shrimp from Thailand from ASIC Shrimp Level 1 verified farms, equivalent to a Seafood Watch program “Good Alternative” recommendation.
Verifik8 Tracks, Manages and Displays Social and Environmental Data on Seafood Operations
VerifiK8 can help buyers show to the world that they are doing business in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, while also fostering improvements in production practices at a low cost.
Innovators Wanted – Own Office not Required
ShareLab, a new co-working laboratory and office space, tailor-made for life science start-ups, together with Aker BioMarine, are looking for teams or start-ups with unique ideas or concepts.
Red Lobster and DoorDash Expand Partnership across North America
Red Lobster has announced the expansion of its partnership with last-mile logistics platform DoorDash to make delivery of high quality, traceable, sustainable, responsibly-sourced seafood even more accessible.
Fiji joins international treaty against IUU fishing
Fiji The Fiji government has agreed to sign up to a FAO treaty aiming to prevent, deter and stop illegal fishing by implementing efficient port state measures.
EU sanitary authority approves control systems for bivalve mollusks
Peru The Directorate General of Health and Food Safety of the EU has approved the audit carried out by a specialized team of that entity in the country to the production chain of live bivalve mollusks, such as scallops.
Fishing vessel detained under ILO convention
South Africa The first detention of a fishing vessel under the provisions of the International Labour Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), has taken place.
EU and China partner to boost ocean sustainability
European Union The EU has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China intended to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.