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  • Changes to demersal trawl regulations

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation has advised that from 29 May 2015 all vessels in the Celtic Sea using bottom trawls and seines of mesh size range between 70-119mm must insert a 120mm Square Meshed Panel (SMP), and the rear edge of the panel must be no further than 9m from the codline. 29 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Petition to stop Canadian “recklessness”

    A petition has been signed by more than 100,000 people calling on the British Columbia (BC) government to stop federal government and industry plans for open-net salmon farming in BC, Canada. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NZ fisheries withdrawn from assessment

    Deepwater Group Ltd has advised that three New Zealand oreo fisheries and two squid fisheries have been withdrawn from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Two awards for SSC

    The Scottish Salmon Company has won two Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards for ‘Export Business of the Year’ and overall ‘Business of the Year’. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Sea Shepherd works hard to thwart illegal fishing

    Sea Shepherd Global has launched Operation Siracusa 2015, a campaign which aims to defend the fragile ecosystem of the Plemmirio Marine Reserve, off Siracusa in Sicily, against illegal fishing. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • UK IFCAs install broadband systems

    Buzz Marine has supplied its HubbaX4 Go marine broadband systems to five UK Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) patrol vessels. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Gillnetter delivered to Bristol Bay

    Seattle shipbuilder, Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc, has delivered the first of three new Bristol Bay boats. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • ‘Venus’ arrives at home port

    HB Grandi’s latest vessel, ‘Venus NS 150’, docked for the first time earlier this week at its home port of Vopnafjördur after a 3,700 nautical mile delivery trip from Turkey. 28 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • BAP hits 800-facility milestone

    The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program has surpassed the 800-facility milestone. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Canadian lobster fishery MSC certified

    With the certification of the Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, nearly all of Atlantic Canada’s lobster is now certified sustainable. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Track and trace in Belgium

    Aucxis has won the contract for the implementation of a track and trace solution based on RFID technology to be implemented in fish auctions in Belgium. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • First German member of IPNLF

    Germany's supermarket chain, the EDEKA Group, has become the first German member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), for its sustainably caught tuna caught using the pole and line method. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NFFO offers fishermen funding to improve safety

    The UK’s National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) is offering funding which will allow all fishermen operating vessels under 15m to claim up to 70% of the cost to bring their vessel’s safety up to the Voluntary Code of Practice standard. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • UK processing sector remains stable

    UK authority Seafish has published its 2014 Seafood Processing Industry Report, which provides an overview of the size and structure of the industry. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • South Africa celebrates MSC certification

    This year marks the eleventh year of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for South Africa’s hake trawl fishery, which has also just completed a third successful assessment. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Fish processing plant open in Samoa

    Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has officially opened the Apia Deep Sea Fishing Company Limited fish processing and packing plant at Matautu, Apia. 27 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Globalstar turns Wi-Fi devices into satellite phones

    Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has announced the availability of Sat-Fi in EMEA, which enables customers to use their existing smartphones and phone numbers to send and receive communications over Globalstar’s satellite network, offering voice and data connectivity when beyond the range of the mobile phone network. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • New smart tech for workers on the go

    EnerPlex, manufacturer of rugged solar charging and portable power products, has developed a new range of products to make life easier for those travelling away from home. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Seafood traceability architecture grant

    The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) has received a $1.3 million grant to support efforts to design a common technology architecture for seafood traceability and related communications, education, and training efforts. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • £4m project to boost Scottish salmon farming

    A £4m research project has been launched by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) that aims to encourage the use of farmed wrasse as ‘cleaner fish’ in commercial salmon farms. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Oman blocks suspect fishing vessels

    Oman has been praised by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) for closing its ports to vessels suspected of engaging in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Somalia. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • ‘Satisfactory’ financial results for Sanford

    New Zealand’s largest commercial fishing and aquaculture company, Sanford Ltd, has recorded an 18.1% rise in its EBITDA in its interim report, but an 18.3% reduction in profits for the six months ending 31 March 2015. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture