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China criticizes US investigations into shrimp February 21, 2013   |  Source : CNTV  | Copyright : People's Daily Online

On Wednesday, China’s Ministry of Commerce criticized US investigations into Chinese shrimp exports, saying the investigation is a violation of WTO rules. A ministry spokesman said US is classifying China as a non-market economy, and there is no good...

Three New Zealand fisheries obtain MSC accreditation by Natalia Real February 21, 2013   |  Source : FIS  | Copyright : 1995 - 2013 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd

New Zealand’s seafood industry is being formally recognised this week for the efforts it has made in recent years to reach high standards of environmental good practice, by achieving the accreditation of its albacore tuna, hoki and southern blue whiting...

Using amount of fish caught as measure of fisheries health is misleading by Sandra Hines February 21, 2013   |  Source : Univ of Washington  | Copyright : 2013 University of Washington

“The sea is a big place. Most fish are small. So it stands to reason that it is difficult to work out with any degree of accuracy just how many fish live in the sea. One way is to measure how many fish we pull out of it. But is that the best way? Or eve...

Salt-tolerant plant could benefit aquaculture and agriculture February 21, 2013   |  Source : Phys.Org  | Copyright : Phys.Org™ 2003-2012

Australia's Murdoch University researchers are leading a project to develop a salt-tolerant perennial crop capable of filtering fish farm waste water while providing feed for livestock. Associate Professor Alan Lymbery from Murdoch's Fish Health Unit and ...

Indonesia announces new sanctuary for sharks and manta rays February 20, 2013   |  Source : AFP  | Copyright : 2004-2013 Raw Story Media, Inc.

Indonesia has announced a new shark and manta ray sanctuary, the first to protect the species in the rich marine ecosystem of the Coral Triangle, known as the “Amazon of the ocean”. Environmentalists Wednesday welcomed the creation of the 46,000-sq...

Search scaled back for missing Canadian fishermen February 20, 2013   |  Source : AP  | Copyright : 2013 ABC News Internet Ventures. Yahoo! - ABC News Network

A massive search for five young Canadian fishermen whose boat capsized off Nova Scotia was scaled down as the military concluded there was little hope for their survival. The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax issued a statement Tuesday sayin...

Angola: Fisheries Ministry gets assets from South Korea February 20, 2013   |  Source : Angop  | Copyright : 2013 Angola Press Agency

Two vehicles, two printers, 10 computers and two television set were handed over on Wednesday to Angola's Ministry of Fisheries by the Republic of South Korea, so as to resolve some difficulties faced by the sector. The assets were handed over by the S...

South Africa publishes aquaculture environmental impact guideline February 20, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has published the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Guideline for Aquaculture in South Africa, for public comment in Gazette No. 36145 of 11 February 2013. Aquaculture incorporates the breeding, ...

Shrimp anti-dumping measures before WTO February 20, 2013   |  Source : TheFishSite  | Copyright : 2000 - 2012. 5m Publishing

Anti-dumping measures over shrimp products from Viet Nam and China are to come before the World Trade Organisation next week. The US is to give a status report from Viet Nam on anti-dumping measures and China in the Dispute Settlement Body. Viet Nam...

Freshwater trout standards handed over to Aquaculture Stewardship Council February 20, 2013   |  Source : FISHupdate  | Copyright : 2009 Special Publications -part of Wyvex Media Limited

The Freshwater Trout Aquaculture Dialogue has handed over the global freshwater trout standards to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). This is the sixth standard ASC has received and joins those for tilapia, pangasius, bivalves (mussels, oysters...

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