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  • Global Tuna Alliance joins GSSI

    Global Tuna Alliance joins GSSI


    The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative has announced that the Global Tuna Alliance has joined GSSI as an Affiliated Partner.

  • Indonesia and Australia cooperate on Gannet 5

    Indonesia and Australia cooperate on Gannet 5


    Australia and Indonesia are currently engaged in a co-operative operation aimed at safeguarding territorial waters and deterring illegal activity that affects both nations.

  • Thai Union now owns 100% of Rügen Fisch Photo: Rügen Fisch

    Thai Union acquires remainder of Rügen Fisch


    Thai Union Group has acquired the remaining 49% of shares of Rügen Fisch.

  • Founder and chairman, Thór Sigfússon Photo: IOC

    Iceland Ocean Cluster celebrates 10 years


    The Iceland Ocean Cluster celebrates its 10th anniversary today as it continues to build networks between industry, R&D and investors, adding value to the blue economy of Iceland.

  • The Saltonstall-Kennedy program awards funding to improve fisheries in the US Photo: NOAA Fisheries

    NOAA announces US$11m in fisheries funding


    NOAA Fisheries has recommended more than US$11 million for 43 projects under the 2021 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program.

  • Increased protection for deep-sea species

    Increased protection for deep-sea species


    The ban on bottom trawling in deep waters, adopted by the EU in 2016,  has been effective in protecting deep-sea fish, according to an evaluation of the Deep-sea Access Regulation released by the European Commission.

  • Seafood Scotland champions the best of the country’s seafood Photo: Seafood Scotland

    Competition to support Scottish hospitality


    Professional chefs from across Scotland are being invited to showcase their culinary expertise as they compete for the chance to have their outlet’s seafood bill covered for a month, as well as a tailored skills masterclass.

  • Russia’s Far East is emerging as a region for MSC-certified salmon Photo: ForSea Solutions

    North America and Russia team up on salmon


    Seafood consultancy firm, ForSea Solutions, is teaming up with several major North American seafood companies, notably The Fishin’ Company and Gorton’s, to promote fishery improvement in Russian Far East salmon fisheries.

  • Researching options for higher value products

    Researching options for higher value products


    As part of a drive to extend the scope of its activities, in line with Icelandic government guidelines, Matís is investing in a pelagic processing unit within Síldarvinnslan’s fishmeal plant in Neskaupstaður with the aim of increasing product values.

  • Freezing their catch enables prawn harvesters to make it readily available for inspection Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Canadian government supports ‘tubbing’


    Canada’s Fisheries minister has confirmed her support for an interim protocol allowing harvesters to freeze their Pacific prawn catch, helping ensure it is readily available for inspection and subsequent sale.

  • Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Laureate Photo: WorldFish

    First Asian woman awarded World Food Prize


    Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, global lead for nutrition and public health at WorldFish, has been named the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate for her groundbreaking research, critical insights and landmark innovations in developing nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including fisheries and aquaculture, and integrated food production from land and ...

  • Numbers of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay are declining Photo: NOAA Fisheries

    Using science to combat striped bass decline


    NOAA and its partners are using science to try to identify why the population of striped bass in Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the US is declining.

  • Peterhead reports better than expected 2020

    Peterhead reports better than expected 2020


    Peterhead Port Authority managed to maintain a highly respectable turnover of £12.5 million last year despite the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on operations.

  • A new smartphone app can help reduce bycatch

    Smartphone app helps reduce bycatch


    A new smartphone app has been launched enabling the fishing industry to report bycatch including that of important or threatened species such as dolphins and porpoises, seals, seabirds, sharks, skates and rays.

  • Svanur Þór Sigurðsson Photo: Skaginn 3X

    Skaginn 3X strengthens service offering


    Following Baader''s acquisition of a majority stake in Skaginn 3X, the company''s service division has been significantly strengthened.

  • With active acoustics, beams of sound with specific characteristics are emitted from an instrument that reverberate from fish Photo: NOAA

    Using sound waves to monitor snapper


    NOAA scientists have been trialling active acoustics to see whether the method can be used to monitor snapper in the bottomfish fishing grounds off Hawaii.

  • SIF is joining the IMCS Network as observer Photo: SIF

    Stop Illegal Fishing joins IUU combat network


    Stop Illegal Fishing (SIF) will be joining the International Monitoring Control and Surveillance Network (IMCS Network) as an observer to help combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

  • Fishermen and women should be given a Covid-19 vaccine as a priority

    Fishers call for priority access to Covid jab


    Europêche and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are calling on the European Commission to encourage member states to prioritise access to a Covid-19 vaccine for those working in the fishing sector.

  • The MSC has appointed a new member to its board of trustees

    MSC appoints Brim chair as new trustee


    The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed a new member to its board of trustees.

  • IFFO appoints new Technical Director

    IFFO appoints new Technical Director


    From 1st June, Professor Brett Glencross will take over the position as IFFO’s Technical Director. He has for the last twenty years been an important contributor to the aquaculture sector and academic research work.