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FFA optimistic about possible tuna agreement with the US

FIJI | Friday, February 12, 2016
Pacific island nations are hopeful and optimistic that the US government will accept the proposal made regarding the fishing days the country has not paid.


Hundreds of shrimp farms will be 'encouraged' to attain BAP certificat
Viet Nam | 23:20 | The Global Aquaculture Alliance has inked a memorandum of understanding with National Fish & Seafood and Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, in which approximately 800 shrimp farms in Vietnam will be encouraged to attain Best Aquaculture Practices certification. Full Story
2015 closed with less fisheries and aquaculture production
Chile | 22:20 | The preliminary accumulated total of fishery and aquaculture product landings in 2015 was higher than 2.9 million tonnes, representing a decrease of 9.3 per cent over the previous year, and is a 17.8 per cent lower than the average of the five years between 2010 and 2014. Full Story
Aquaculture draft bill cannot be removed, the Xunta clarifies
Spain | 22:10 | The head of the Ministry of Marine Affairs of Galicia stressed on Wednesday that the aquaculture draft bill "is a draft and cannot be removed because it is not in any legislative process" and said that "all content is susceptible to changes, without red lines". Full Story
Premieres at One of the Most Important Industry Gatherings
Compared to 2014 the number of exhibitors for the 15th fish international has risen by about 40 to 270, among the international participants the largest group is the Netherlands with 28 exhibitors, followed by Spain with 20 exhibitors.
Quality Seafood Deserves Quality Processing
At the Seafood Expo North America, Marel will demonstrate a wide range of fish processing innovations that help optimize raw material utilization, reduce processing times and labour costs, and improve processes throughout the value chain.
John West Australia, WWF and MSC United for Sustainable Oceans
John West Australia, WWF and MSC have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment, to help end unsustainable fishing methods within the canned tuna industry in Australia.
San Omega Fish Oil Achieves Sustainable Certification
San Omega’s Omega-3 supplements are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval.The fish oil at the base of the whole product line originates from approved fisheries.
NOAA proposes new traceability plan to combat IUU fishing
United States NOAA announced a proposal to implement a traceability plan for fishery products, aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and to prevent fraudulent trade.
Online platform opens up new opportunities for New Zealand's seafood in China
New Zealand New Zealand seafood retailers may now reach new consumers based in China’s rural villages through Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform, Tmall.com.
Fisheries specialists recommend a greater role for women in aquaculture
India Fisheries scientists recommended a greater role for women self-help groups to boost aquaculture production in the country.
Educational campaign promotes fish consumption
Peru The Peruvian government has announced the launch of a new campaign under the national programme "Let’s eat fish" in order to help reduce levels of overweight and obesity among the Peruvian population.