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IRFF calls for public comment on fishery certification

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 03:10 (GMT + 9)

Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation (IRFF) announces the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management Specification (IRFM Standard) for the certification of fisheries, first issued in 2010, is now available for a 30 day public comment. IRFF informed in its release, to which FIS.com had access, that after this period, its formal 5 year review by the IRFF Technical Committee would take place. The main objective of IRFM Certification is to allow IRFF to transparently demonstrate that fisheries management and practices in Iceland are conducted responsibly in a credible and internationally recognized manner to the criteria specified by the FAO. The IRFM Specification is a certification Standard based on the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and on the FAO Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries adopted in 2... FULL STORY

Fishing unions require taxes on imported tuna
Oct 14, 01:50
 The spokesperson for the Federation of URT Sucre, Jose Antonio Garcia, demanded the national government ... FULL STORY
European Union
New plans approved to manage discards
Oct 14, 01:20
The European Commission (EC) announced the adoption of two proposals to reduce the "wasteful" discar... FULL STORY
United Kingdom
MSC celebrates 15 years of certified sustainable seafood
Oct 14, 01:00
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has released its annual report, marking 15 years since the launch of the ... FULL STORY
Salmones Austral seeks financial restructuring
Oct 14, 00:20
Given the challenging pricing environment faced by the salmon farming industry, Salmones Austral -- company li... FULL STORY

Marel Salmon opens its doors to the sector stakeholders
Oct 14, 03:00
Marel Salmon announces that it will host the 15th Salmon ShowHow at Progress Point in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 10 February 2016. This event is dedicat... FULL STORY

Sardine becomes meat and chicken substitute in Venezuela
Oct 14, 02:40
To the customers surveyed, fresh sardine has become the substitute for different types of fish, beef and chicken because despite high inflation, the p... FULL STORY

Fishermen seeking permission to catch mahi mahi and fly giant squid
Oct 14, 02:10
Artisanal fishermen indicate that the permits will help them avoid being fined by PRODUCE or by the Production Management. In an extraordinary sessio... FULL STORY
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MoU settled with Italian authorities to boost Ghanaian fish production
United Kingdom
Oct 13, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
Scottish Sea Farms boost smolt sites by recycling responsibly
Oct 13, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
The shrimp is heading for another record year
Oct 13, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Revolutionary floating farm concept proposed for city sustainability
Oct 13, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Salmon exporters strengthen position in South African market
United States
Oct 13, 03:50 (GMT + 9):
Pathogen-carrying invasive fish from China offers risks to US resources
United States
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IN BRIEF - What are the Risks of Using Insects as Food or Feed?
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IN BRIEF - Alaska Fish Factor: Is Alaskan Pollock Really Alaskan Pollock?
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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
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Oct 13, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
NOAA declares global coral bleaching event
Oct 13, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Navigation safety boosted in South China Sea

Cargill completes Ewos acquisition
Norway Cargill has completed the acquisition of Ewos, a global leader in salmon nutrition, for EUR 1.35 billion.
NOAA declares global coral bleaching event
United States 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.
Sustainable fisheries becomes focus of summit in Vigo
Spain More than 40 fishing ministers, deputy ministers and CEOs met in Vigo, convened by deputy director general of FAO Fisheries, aware that with fisheries and aquaculture as the core, the oceans can be a source of wealth provided that their exploitation is performed sustainably.
FAO’s initiatives granted support of international aquaculture sector
Worldwide Sub-Committee on Aquaculture supported the efforts of FAO in developing the Technical Guidelines on Aquaculture Certification and the Evaluation Framework to assess the conformity of aquaculture certification schemes with the guidelines.
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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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