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Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

19 May 2014, Rome – More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today.

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Changes afoot in seafood legislation

SEAFISH has recently published new guidance to help seafood businesses adapt to legislative changes relating to the provision of information to consumers.

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Why independent fishers are the key to seafood sustainability

After the Thai fishing boat slavery scandal, more people are paying attention ethics in the seafood industry than ever before. Retailers need a new approach.

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COOLTECH visits Holland Fisheries Event

The Koningshof Party & Events in Urk converted into an exhibition place for exhibitors and visitors from the industry. The Fishing fair in the Netherlands was dedicated to invest in innovation in the field of technology and knowledge. Holland Fisheries Event is designed for the business audience in the fisheries sector and has an international characteristic. The fair offers domestic and foreign exhibitors the opportunity to demonstrate their latest products and innovations to a wide audience. It is a place to network, strengthen...

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Project progress

 The development of RECOICE was continuous since the launch of the project. Based on a thorough and extensive market survey and on the feedback of the participating SME partners, the general system specification of the prototype was drawn, by taking into account technical and economical  feasibility issues of the system. The market survey maps down the most commonly used on-board ice making machines, Stirling-engines, heat exchangers and disinfestation units that are currently available on the market. The general system specification details...

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Welsh tighten lobster laws

A NEW minimum size for lobsters is to be phased in to improve the quality and sustainability of Welsh stocks, Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Rebecca Evans has announced. The Welsh Government is currently carrying out a large scale review of fisheries legislation in line with its Marine and Fisheries Strategic Action Plan. For the first phase of this work the Welsh Government has reviewed the profitable crustacean fisheries, which includes crabs, lobster and crawfish, and has consulted with the industry on some of the major...

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Managers shift from freshwater focus

AFTER many years’ work establishing professional standards for freshwaters, Britain’s fishery managers are seeking a bigger role in the development and conservation of the country’s sea fisheries. In a major change, four of seven sessions at the annual conference of the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM), which is being held in Liverpool on October 7-9, will be devoted to sea and estuarine fish. Keith Hendry, chairman of the conference organising committee, said the institute was exchanging ideas and helping train...

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Fuel subsidies ‘drive fishing industry’s plunder of the high seas’

Spain, France, UK, US and Japan among countries giving generous fuel subsidies enabling industrial fishing far offshore, says Global Ocean Commission

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Asda raises sustainability stakes

ASDA has become the first retailer in the world to offer a full disclosure of where and how it sources wild fish, alongside an assessment of the sustainability of each fishery, in a bid to enable shoppers to find out where their fish come from and how those fisheries are managed.

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Herring dispute between European Union and Faroe Islands nears end

The European Commission and the Faroe Islands have reached a political understanding to end their dispute on the management of Atlanto-Scandian herring in the North-East Atlantic. This has been done between European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, and the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands, Jacob Vestergaard, after a lengthy dialogue between Faroese and EU officials in recent months.

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