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USDA creates inspection programme for catfish

Friday, November 27, 2015, 03:00 (GMT + 9)

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published a regulation establishing an inspection programme for fish under the order Siluriformes, including catfish. This final rule, which applies to both the domestically-raised and imported resource, was developed in order to implement provisions required by the 2014 Farm Bill. The rule will become effective in March 2016, 90 days after it publishes in the Federal Register, when an 18-month transitional implementation period begins for both domestic and international producers. “FSIS is committed to a smooth and gradual introduction to the new inspection program, which was mandated by the 2014 Farm Bill,” said Al Almanza, USDA Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety. “The agency will conduct extensive outreach to domestic industry and international partners so tha... FULL STORY

Hong Kong
Court appoints liquidators for China Fishery
Nov 26, 23:50
The High Court of Hong Kong has appointedn provisional liquidators for China Fishery Group following a wi... FULL STORY
Safety of fisheries observers needs to be addressed
Nov 26, 23:30
The conservation organisation WWF is calling upon fishery managers to urgently address the increasing assaults... FULL STORY
Puchi advocates State intervention to reduce salmon production
Nov 26, 22:40
It was surprising for some members of the Chilean salmon industry to learn about the recent statements by the ... FULL STORY
Spanish fleet could return to Mauritanian waters in early December
Nov 26, 21:50
More than 50 Spanish fishing vessels operating in the Mauritanian fishing ground until December 2014 will be a... FULL STORY

United Kingdom
The Scottish Salmon Company faces challenging quarter
Nov 27, 02:20
The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) experienced a 46.4 per cent reduction in revenues for the third quarter this year to GBP 18 million compared to GBP ... FULL STORY

Juvenile anchovy stock assessment starts
Nov 27, 01:40
The scientific ship Abate Molina, of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), sailed from the port of Valparaiso to start a hydroacoustic assessmen... FULL STORY

New Zealand
Illegal shellfish market ring unveiled
Nov 27, 00:50
Fishing officers have seized illegal catches, dive gear and electronic equipment after a 12-month monitoring activity of the black market across the B... FULL STORY
United Kingdom
Nov 27, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scottish Salmon Company Q3 EBITDA swings to loss GBP 1.5 million
Nov 27, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Yalelo to invest USD 9.5 million in fish production
United States
Nov 27, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Lemitar shrimp farm to get federal grant to expand marketing
United States
Nov 27, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Unified effort in Congress protects Alaska's seafood powerhouse
Nov 27, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Buy-Low Foods is the First Major Grocer in North America to Achieve Sustainable Seafood Commitment
United States
Nov 26, 03:30 (GMT + 9):
US Senator devises steps to fight back against FDA's GE salmon approval
Nov 26, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
McDonald's Spain supports tuna sustainability
Nov 26, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Authorities and fisheries sector state Nestle's report is outdated
Nov 26, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Exalmar reports lower sales and profits, but 'within expected'
United States
Nov 26, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fall Chinook run reaches 212% of average, but coho just 28%
Nov 26, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Visayan Sea closed to fishing till Feb. 2016
United Kingdom
Nov 26, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Law enforcers also behind illegal fishing in Lingayen Gulf

Nanotechnology becomes new technological tool to develop seafood
Spain Anfaco-Cecopesca, through its Technology Centre, is developing an ambitious R+D+i project aimed at the enhancement of marine resources for the production of bioactive compounds and the design of functional foods, applying nanotechnology as essential facilitating technology.
Scientists reveal ocean fish camouflage secrets
United States A team of scientists from the University of Texas, Austin, has found out that certain fish use microscopic structures called platelets in their skin cells to reflect polarized light, which allows the fish to seemingly disappear from their predators.
Spanish vessels may fish in Mauritania 'before Christmas'
Spain The Secretary General of Fisheries confirmed that the Spanish fleet can resume fishing activities in Mauritanian waters before Christmas, following the entry into force of the fisheries agreement between the EU and Mauritania.
Pew urges WCPFC to improve tuna fisheries
Worldwide The non-government organisation Pew Charitable Trusts has released its policy recommendations for the upcoming meeting of the members of the WCPFC, requesting its members to improve management of tuna fisheries in the western and central Pacific.
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