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Lobster levy delayed until spring

CANADA
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 03:40 (GMT + 9)

The fisheries ministers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI decided to delay the lobster levy scheduled to be collected before the end of the year until each province introduces legislation this spring. The levy, which would be imposed on lobster fishermen and the onshore side of the industry such as processors, consists of the payment of one cent per pound of lobster caught to cover the cost of advertising campaigns and other strategies to promote their product. While PEI has made the most progress on implementing the levy, New Brunswick's efforts were interrupted by a provincial election in September and Nova Scotia has faced challenges in communicating its intentions to the fiercely independent lobster fishermen in the province's southwest coast and along the Bay of Fundy shoreline, reported The Canadian Press. "We're a little bit behind," says Nova Sco... FULL STORY

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First Italian trout farms achieve ASC certification
Nov 26, 00:30
The first ASC certified producers in Italy have gained ASC certification. Three trout farms in the central Ita... FULL STORY
Mexico
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All FRoSTA fish products will carry MSC ecolabel
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Chile
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Paraguay
Taiwan will collaborate in 'pacu' fingerling production
Nov 26, 02:50
The Governments of Paraguay and the Republic of China (Taiwan) settled a pacu (Pyaractus mesopotamicus) fry production agreement in nursery centres ow... FULL STORY

Viet Nam
Russia requested to ease Vietnamese seafood exports
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Vietnamese authorities have requested the Russian government to abolish restrictions limiting Vietnamese seafood exports to the Eurasian Economic Comm... FULL STORY

Mexico
IATTC emphasizes tropical tuna catch stability
Nov 26, 01:40
According to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), tropical tuna captures in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) remain stable and thanks t... FULL STORY
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