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EC warns Faroe Islands of impending sanctions European Union
The European Commission has notified the Faroe Islands that it plans to take steps, including closing off fishing ports, to support the sustainability of herring fisheries shared between the two parties.
Fish exports may generate USD 500mln by 2015 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is working on increasing its deep sea fishing efforts and doubling fish exports between now and 2015 and to achieve this goal, it will be using new vessels from Japan and China,
Hurdles to Ecuadorian shrimp claimed in five markets Ecuador
The National Aquaculture Chamber claims the existence of technical, tariff or health issues in Argentina, China, South Korea, Egypt and Brazil that complicate the entry of Ecuadorian shrimp into these markets.
Pescanova and creditor banks negotiating loan terms Spain
Deloitte, Pescanova’s reorganisation administrator appointed by the National Securities Market Commission, continues negotiating with the major creditor banks the conditions of a EUR 55 million loan for the company.
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