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Deep-sea creatures’ microplastic ingestion not a new issue

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Marine creatures living in the deepest parts of the ocean have been feeding on microplastic particles for at least four decades, according to a new study.

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September shrimp landings increased but remained below historical aver
United States | 01:30 | A total of 10.3 million pounds of shrimp were harvested in the Gulf of Mexico in September, representing a 41 per cent increase from the same month a year ago but 21.0 per cent below the prior sixteen-year historical average. Full Story
AS PRFoods’ subsidiary intends to set up another offshore rainbow trou
Estonia | 01:00 | Saaremere Kala AS has submitted a new application of building right to the Technical Regulatory Authority to set up an offshore rainbow trout farming complex in the Estonian waters off the coast near Hiiumaa. Full Story
Aker Biomarine to have new vessel built in China to catch Antarctic kr
Norway | 23:30 | Aker BioMarine has signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives from non-profit organisation China Overseas Development Association for the construction and final fit out of a high-tech vessel. Full Story
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FoS and Varuna Marine Services to Boost Sustainable Shipping Globally
The two parties agreed that Rotterdam-based Varuna Marine Services would support Friend of the Sea in expanding globally its Sustainable Shipping Certification Program.
The Salmon ShowHow Gears Up for Smarter Processing
Marel will demonstrate the latest and best in salmon processing technology at its 18th annual Salmon ShowHow, taking place at Progress Point in Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 February 2019.
BigFish Launches New Delicious Fish Cakes
BigFish Brand’s fish cake range combines fish with locally-sourced ingredients, they are fast-freeze to deliver all the fish’s natural freshness, flavour and nutritional value to your plate.
White Dog Labs Announces First Production Plant for its Aquaculture Feed Ingredient, ProTyton™
White Dog Labs ProTyton™ plant to be built in collaboration with Midwest Renewable Energy in Sutherland, with shipments expected to commence in Q4, 2019.
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Over 2,200 artisanal vessels registered for the formalization process
Peru The Ministry of Production reported that to date more than 2,220 artisanal boats have been registered for the artisanal fishing formalization process promoted by the sector.
Galician fleet returns from the Falklands after very good squid harvest
Spain The Galician fleet operating in the Falkland Islands fishing ground is returning to the port of Vigo after the closing of the best season registered since 1995 in those waters.
Friend of the Sea partners Dutch firm to boost global sustainable shipping certification
Italy International certification scheme Friend of the Sea and Dutch marine surveying firm Varuna Marine Services have signed a collaboration agreement to boost sustainable shipping globally.
StarKist Co. pleads guilty for canned tuna price fixing
United States StarKist Co., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Dongwon Group, has agreed to plead guilty for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices of packaged seafood sold in the United States, according to the Department of Justice.