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  • 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

  • Bluefin tuna fishing season opens

    The main bluefin tuna fishing season opens today, and purse seiners will be able to fish for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic until 24 June. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Canada invests in facilities, research and protection

    The Canadian government is investing over CAD57m in science facilities, marine protection and Pacific salmon research on the Pacific Coast. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • New surveillance vessel for Nova Scotia

    The Conservation and Protection Program in Nova Scotia has a new surveillance vessel - the first of 12 new vessels to be delivered to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for surveillance purposes. 26 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Greenpeace calls out Chinese IUU fishing

    Greenpeace is calling for China’s fishing companies to be ‘reined in’ after research revealed at least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF) companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa. 22 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Better cod handling for profit

    Major injuries from cod catches is costing the fishing industry, but profits could increase by hundreds of millions every year if cod was handled better, says Nofima scientists. 21 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NRGene maps rainbow trout genome

    Israel’s genomic big data company, NRGene, has mapped the rainbow trout genome in cooperation with scientists from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the University of Illinois. 21 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Old data digitised for modern scientists

    NOAA Fisheries' Alaska Fisheries Science Center has been successful in translating old survey data into a form that could be useful to modern scientists. 21 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • First two-star BAP mussels

    Chile’s Pesquera Apiao S.A. has become the world’s first group to achieve two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for mussels. 21 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • The impacts of climate change on aquaculture

    A new WorldFish paper says that scientists need to better understand the impacts of climate change on aquaculture if we are to meet future seafood demand. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Further sea bass measures proposed

    The European Commission has announced the third package of measures to halt the decline of sea bass in the Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, Channel and North Sea. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Icelandic Group purchases FleXicut

    Marel’s long-term partner, Icelandic Group, has purchased the new FleXicut water-jet cutting robot for high precision bone detection and removal. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • A strong start for SSC

    The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has had a strong start to the year, recording revenues in Q1 of £27.3m and growing in international markets. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Fishing apprenticeships in Scotland

    An extra 500 Modern Apprenticeship places are being funded over the next year in Scotland, in the first step to expand the county’s current apprentice programme from 25,000 to 30,000 by 2020. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Big plans for HB Grandi vessels

    HB Grandi’s CEO, Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, has said that the sale of ‘Faxi RE’ and ‘Ingunn AK’, along with 0.67% of the capelin quota and trawl gear, is good for both the seller and the buyer, Vinnslustödin. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • M&J Seafood commits to BAP

    Fresh Direct Group’s M&J Seafood has announced that it is adding 18 new four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified prawn items to its product range. 20 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Senator pushes for ‘Alaskan pollock’ name change

    Senator for Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the legal market name of Alaska-caught pollock simply to ‘pollock’. 19 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Seafish campaigns for fishermen’s safety

    Seafish is calling on the UK’s fishermen to think about their safety after research revealed 46% of commercial fishermen consider their job to be dangerous but 34% say they rarely or never wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). 19 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Scottish cod stock recovery threatened by seals

    Research led at the University of Strathclyde suggests that predatory seals are constraining the recovery of cod stocks in Scottish West coast waters. 19 May 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture