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Marine protected area bill granted preliminary approval

ARGENTINA | Monday, November 24, 2014
Unanimously, the Chamber of Deputies approved a bill to create a National System of Marine Protected Areas.


New research vessel widens Peruvian coast assessments
Peru | 23:30 | In Chimbote Instituto del Mar del Peru presented the scientific research vessel Luis Flores Portugal, whose function will be to participate in fisheries and oceanographic research in the country’s coastline. Full Story
Real-time ocean acidification data provided to shellfish farmers
United States | 23:10 | Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific US coast can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated Ocean Observation System. Full Story
Latvia praised for its improvements in fisheries control
European Union | 22:40 | The European Commission has welcomed the great strides made by Latvia in addressing the shortcomings of its national fisheries control system. Full Story
New Executive Structure in BioMar Group
Carlos Diaz announced a new executive structure, which will enable BioMar to strengthen further its value proposition to customers globally, as he formally took over the position as CEO in the BioMar Group.
ACG Seeks Support to Develop Aquaculture Voices Project
The Aquaculture Communications Group has launched a project to capture the experience of veteran industry members in their own words and use high definition video and the Internet to carry their messages to the global community.
SkyTruth, Oceana & Google Announce New Technology Initiative to Illuminate Global Fishing Activity
Global Fishing Watch will ultimately give citizens a simple, online platform to visualize, track and share information about fishing activity worldwide.
World Major Tuna Broker Obtains Sustainaable Certification for Purse Seine Vessels
Yellowfin and skipjack tunas from the certified vessels operating in Western Central Pacific Ocean are now authorized to carry the Friend of the Sea eco-label.
Horse mackerel fishing right case postponed
Namibia The case between several firms holding horse mackerel fishing rights and the minister of fisheries and marine resources has been postponed to February next year by a judge after hearing oral arguments.
Shipowners claim rule change on sharks
Spain The ban on onboard shark processing to separate bodies from fins, presented by the European Commission as a necessary measure to prevent finning has again been ignored, for the sixth time, by the ICCAT.
WTO issues final ruling on shrimp anti-dumping measures
Viet Nam The World Trade Organisation has announced a panel belonging to this entity's final decision on Vietnam’s lawsuit against the US imposition of anti-dumping tax on certain warm-water frozen shrimp.
Spain and Guinea-Bissau extend fisheries-aquaculture cooperation memorandum
Spain The Governments of Spain and Guinea-Bissau signed an extension of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries to enhance the cooperation in fisheries and aquiculture issues.