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NOAA declares global coral bleaching event

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 03:00 (GMT + 9)

The third global coral bleaching event ever on record was confirmed by NOAA scientists after observing that record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii and expand to the Caribbean. These scientists warned that this bleaching event, which began in the north Pacific in summer 2014 and expanded to the south Pacific and Indian oceans in 2015, is hitting US coral reefs disproportionately hard. NOAA estimates that by the end of 2015, almost 95 per cent of US coral reefs will have been exposed to ocean conditions that can cause corals to bleach. “The coral bleaching and disease, brought on by climate change and coupled with events like the current El Niño, are the largest and most pervasive threats to coral reefs around the world,” said Mark Eakin, NOAA’s Coral Reef Watch coordinator. “As a result, we are losing huge... FULL STORY

Sustainable fisheries becomes focus of summit in Vigo
Oct 12, 22:50
 More than 40 fishing ministers, deputy ministers and CEOs met in Vigo, convened by Arni Mathiesen, deput... FULL STORY
Partners commit to support all GSSI recognized certification schemes
Oct 12, 22:20
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) launched its Global Benchmark Tool for seafood certification ... FULL STORY
United Kingdom
Orkney crab to gain protected status
Oct 12, 01:30
On a meeting with fishermen at the inshore fisheries conference, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead anno... FULL STORY
Clearwater intends to expand business by purchasing Macduff
Oct 12, 00:40
Clearwater Seafoods has settled an agreement with the private equity fund Beaton Family and Change Capital Par... FULL STORY

Navigation safety boosted in South China Sea
Oct 13, 02:20
Chinese authorities ensured that the two lighthouses recently built on reefs in the South China Sea will contribute to guide passing vessels and signi... FULL STORY

FAO’s initiatives granted support of international aquaculture sector
Oct 13, 01:20
Sub-Committee on Aquaculture supported the efforts of FAO in developing the Technical Guidelines on Aquaculture Certification and the Evaluation F... FULL STORY

Scientists and entrepreneurs develop project to make food from kelp
Oct 13, 00:30
New research is being carried out to establish a value chain for the farming of kelp along the Norwegian coast and the production of healthy, safe and... FULL STORY
United States
Oct 13, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - What are the Risks of Using Insects as Food or Feed?
United States
Oct 13, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaskan Pollock Really Alaskan Pollock?
Oct 13, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - FAO Responsible Fisheries Code Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary
United States
Oct 13, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Urban Runoff Harming Coho Salmon is Preventable
Oct 13, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Partners commit to support all GSSI recognized certification schemes
Oct 10, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Shrimp industry's woes see no end
United States
Oct 10, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - More Transparent Than Ever
Oct 10, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - NBK Capital divests Turkey-based Kiliç Deniz
European Union
Oct 10, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Promoting sustainable fisheries in Europe and around the globe
Oct 10, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - TFFA refutes fishy government import allegations
Oct 9, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Cargill completes Ewos acquisition
Oct 9, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Industrial fishermen reaffirm commitment to combat illegal fishing

Cargill completes Ewos acquisition
Norway Cargill has completed the acquisition of Ewos, a global leader in salmon nutrition, for EUR 1.35 billion.
Shrimp production drop could affect seafood exports
India It is likely that India’s total seafood exports decline 10 per cent-20 per cent this year due to the impact of a lower shrimp production.
King crabs may threaten Antarctic ecosystem
United States King crabs may soon become high-level predators in Antarctic marine ecosystems where they haven’t played a role in tens of millions of years, according to a new study led by Florida Institute of Technology.
International fund invests EUR 20 million in fishing firm
Mauritania International direct investment fund Hermes-Sojitz will invest EUR 20 million in an important Mauritanian fishing firm specializing in fish production and processing in exchange for 23 per cent participation in its property.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

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