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Sablefish landings will now be recorded using electronic fish tickets Photo: Alix Smith, NOAA

Sablefish landings will now be recorded using electronic fish tickets Photo: Alix Smith, NOAA

Ensuring the long-term sustainability of South Pacific regional fisheries
Approximately 150 international delegates met in Adelaide, Australia for the fifth Commission Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO). 20 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
ASAP Supplies in partnership with ZF
ASAP Supplies Ltd and ZF Services UK have signed a distributor agreement to support the aftermarket for ZF products at the 2017 London Boat Show. 19 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Norwegian market opens for Skaginn's Sub-Chilling system
Grieg Seafood has become the first salmon producer In Norway to install the Sub-Chilling system from Skaginn 3X. 19 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Electronic reporting for sablefish
The US West Coast has adopted electronic reporting for all commercially caught sablefish which means that all landings will now be recorded on web-based electronic fish tickets instead of paper ones. 18 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
GAA expands presence in China
The Global Aquaculture Alliance has joined a cooperative agreement with the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA). 18 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
EU study examines seafood consumption habits
A recent investigation into EU consumers' attitudes into seafood consumption habits has revealed that with seafood consumption up again, sustainable supply is even more essential than before. 16 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
HB Grandi's Engey sails for home
HB Grandi’s Engey has finished construction in Turkey and is ready to travel back to Reykjavík, despite being delayed by heavy snow in Russia. 13 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Grant funding for young fish technologists
Applications for the 2017 the International Association of Fish Inspectors (IAFI) Peter Howgate Award are now open. 12 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
New government, new minister
A long-awaited change of government has taken place in Iceland. Elections were held in October, but since then several parties have tried and failed to reach a consensus to form a coalition government. 11 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
FoS certification for Freitasmar
Freitasmar, the Portugese expert in the production of canned seafood, has achieved the Friend of the Sea (FoS) certification for its Skipjack and Yellowfin tuna. 11 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Svend C delivered
Tersan Shipyard has successfully delivered stern freezer trawler, Svend C, to Sikuaq Trawl AS. 11 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Clearwater VP global marketing
Canadian seafood expert, Clearwater Seafoods, has appointed Don Holdsworth as Vice President global marketing. 10 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Australia jails Vietnamese poachers
Illegal foreign fishers have been convicted for breaches of the Fisheries Management Act 1991 (FMA Act) and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). 10 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
New head for Seafood Scotland
Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new Head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up to increase the value of return to the Scottish seafood sector. 09 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
HB Grandi, volumes and values down
According to information published by Icelandic fishing company HB Grandi its fleet landed 141,867 tonnes of fish valued at ISK14 billion during 2016. This a 19% reduction in volume compared to its 2015 catch levels, and catch values fell by 16%. 09 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Seamen’s dissatisfaction runs deep
According to Konráð Alfreðsson, vice-chairman of Icelandic Seamen’s union Sjómannasamband Íslands (SÍ), there is deep dissatisfaction among seamen who are currently on strike. 05 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Trawler design contract for Skipsteknisk
Skipsteknisk AS has secured the design contract for a new Arctic factory freezer trawler for Niisa Trawl Aps, located in Nuuk, Greenland. 04 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Australia and PNG in joint IUU patrol
The Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Defence Force Maritime Element conducted joint patrol to identify and intercept Vietnamese illegal fishing vessels. 04 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Sustainably caught tuna forecast to double
Demand for MSC-certified tuna and fishing industry interest is expected to see “wild catch” tuna tonnage double from the waters of the (PNA) in 2017. 03 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture
Rock lobster thieves high and dry
Western Australia’s fisheries minister Joe Francis has branded stealing other fishermen’s rock lobster catches as un-Australian, and threatens severe penalties for those caught lifting someone else’s pots. 03 Jan 2017 - World Fishing & Aquaculture