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Organic seafood standards could be set this year

UNITED STATES
Friday, April 17, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

The US Agriculture Department (USAD) is planning to propose the standards to allow the sale of US-raised organic fish and shellfish, which is expected to be available in as few as two years. Meanwhile, discussions over what organic fish should eat and whether some of them can be raised in net pens continue taking place. Miles McEvoy, who heads up USDA's organic programme, explained that these new rules, which will cover species such as salmon, tilapia, catfish, shrimp and molluscs like mussels, oysters and clams, will be based on a series of recommendations from the government's National Organic Standards Board over the last decade, Associated Press informed. Sources consulted by FIS.com consider that “organic seafood would be welcome news for the increasing number of organic shoppers — and for retailers that have profited from their higher prices. It also ... FULL STORY

Norway
Pharmaq plans USD 19 million vaccine investment
Apr 17, 22:00
Pharmaceutical company specializing in aquaculture Pharmaq plans to invest heavily in large-scale GMP product... FULL STORY
Norway
Salmon price status at week 16
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Fresh salmon export volumes for week 15 are up 3,524 tonnes from week 14 and down 3,958 tonnes compared to wee... FULL STORY
United States
Alaska salmon processors considering rejoining MSC certification
Apr 17, 03:30
Three years after leaving the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification programme, some Alaska salmon pro... FULL STORY
Chile
Industry consolidation to help generate productive-sanitary synergies
Apr 17, 03:00
It is expected that the Court of Appeals of Santiago these days release its position regarding a claim about t... FULL STORY

Falkland Islands
'Extraordinary' Illex squid season forecast
Apr 17, 23:30
The Government and the fishing sector engaged in catching Illex squid from the Falkland Islands expect another excellent fishing season as to date mor... FULL STORY

Australia
Ban on supertrawlers takes effect
Apr 17, 23:10
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labour/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the S... FULL STORY

Argentina
Scientists recommend not to bring shrimp season forward
Apr 17, 22:30
Scientists at the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) advised against bringing the start of the shrimp (Pleoticus muell... FULL STORY
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Apr 18, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - South Australian government minister meets Scottish fishing leaders
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Apr 18, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Scientific Transatlantic Mapping Between Ireland & Canada Begins
United Kingdom
Apr 18, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Regulators collect last of comments on Gulf of Maine shrimp fishery
Italy
Apr 18, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Italian navy takes control of fishing boat seized by armed men
Australia
Apr 18, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Queensland Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne slams opponents of net-free-fishing zones for 'scare tactics'
United States
Apr 18, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fishermen upset after west coasr sardine season halted
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Apr 17, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Nutreco delisted from Euronext
China
Apr 17, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - BioMar signs memorandum of understanding for joint venture in China
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