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  • ‘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

  • Bluefin tuna fishing season opens

    The main bluefin tuna fishing season opened on 26 May, 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