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  • Six month extensions to address IUU activities

    The Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Ghana have been granted six month extensions by the European Commission as they work towards eradicating illegal fishing in their countries. 17 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Oz vessel nominated to fish small pelagic fishery

    An Australian flagged and operated vessel has been chosen, under the Fisheries Management Act 1991, to fish the small pelagic fishery within the Australian fishing zone. 13 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Chinese strategic investment agreement

    Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co Ltd, part of Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd, has entered into a RMB400m (US$64m) investment agreement with China Agriculture Industry Development Fund Co Ltd, with the latter acquiring a 8% equity interest in the company’s operations. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Offshore Shellfish orders new shellfish farming boat

    Offshore Shellfish Ltd has ordered a shellfish farming boat from aluminium boat builder Alnmaritec, to service its mussel farms in the United Kingdom. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NZ seabed mining request overthrown

    New Zealand’s Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has refused permission for a bid to mine phosphate from the Chatham Rise’s deep sea bed – a decision welcomed by environmental groups who opposed the scheme. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • MSC “received no evidence” of illegal fishing in certified fishery

    Following accusations of illegal fishing activity in a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified Swedish lobster fishery, the MSC has said that it did not receive any evidence of illegal fishing during the assessment. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • IUU vessel banned

    Oceana has said that the inclusion of factory vessel 'Damanzaihao' - formerly and most commonly known as 'Lafayette' - on the list of fishing vessels engaged IUU fishing activities is a great step forward. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Discard ban consultation tour

    UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced a series of meetings around the English coast to gather views from those who will be affected by the demersal discard ban. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Seriola and Cobia Standard handed over

    The Seriola and Cobia Standard has been handed over to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by the Seriola and Cobia Aquaculture Dialogue. 12 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Illegal fishing spotted in ‘sustainable’ Sweden

    A Swedish lobster fishery has gained a sustainable fishing label through the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), despite illegal fishing activities being found at the fishery just four months ago. 11 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Save the oceans, feed the world

    Twenty chefs from some of the world’s best restaurants are backing OCEANA’s global campaign, Save the Oceans: Feed the World, which aims to tackle the decline of wild fish stocks in the global oceans. 11 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NL government invests in aquaculture

    The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is investing more than $287,000 in infrastructure and innovative technologies to meet the current and anticipated demands of the aquaculture industry. 11 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • European Seabird Task Force launched

    Fondation SEGRE and BirdLife Europe are launching the European Seabird Task Force to tackle the problem of accidental seabird bycatch. 11 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • NOAA identifies IUU countries

    NOAA has identified six nations as engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) in its 2015 biennial report to Congress. 11 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Industry guide to prevent pirate products

    A new industry guide has been issued to help ensure illegal fish, or ‘pirate’ products, is kept out of UK supply chains. 10 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Automated salmon feed barge

    The latest of four 150 tonne automated feed barges being built for Scottish Sea Farms Ltd has been completed by Macduff Shipyards Ltd. 10 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Generale Conserve a Friend of the Sea

    Generale Conserve, an Italian company specialising in canned food, has renewed the Friend of the Sea certification of its Asdomar brand, following a positive audit. 10 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • New GAA fund to further responsible aquaculture

    An initiative to finance a range of projects to further responsible aquaculture is being launched by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). 10 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Funding available for Scotland’s processing industry

    The Scottish Seafood Partnership is launching a new fish technology and innovation project to help Scotland’s processing industry to increase their offering of added value products, whilst also reducing the costs of production and route to market. 10 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Responsible fishing standards

    New standards underpinning the Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) have been unanimously signed off by the board widening the scope of the scheme to include new social responsibility requirements. 09 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • SeaBird Saver wins award

    Mustad and SaveWave’s SeaBird Saver has won the 2014 WWF Smart Gear competition Tuna Bycatch Reduction Prize. 09 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture

  • Longliner for Cap Bourbon

    A 60m freezer longliner will be delivered to Cap Bourbon at the end of this year. 09 Feb 2015 - World Fishing & Aquaculture