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Inspection programme raises controversy at Senate

Friday, May 22, 2015, 03:30 (GMT + 9)

A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspection programme raised dispute in the United States Senate because some senators insist the measure duplicates seafood inspections and affects trade deals with foreign countries. The controversial programme was spawned by a 2008 farm bill signed by George W. Bush and called for a new catfish-inspection programme run by USDA, taking the job away from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which inspects all other seafood, ABC News reported. Some congressmen support Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), who proposed an amendment to the trade measure intended to eliminate the USDA catfish inspection programme, arguing it duplicates seafood inspection programmes already conducted by the FDA and complicates trade efforts with Asian countries. “I’m all in favor of ensuring that American consumers enjoy wholesome catfi... FULL STORY

Otoliths chemical composition reveals salmon life cycle
May 22, 00:50
A team of scientists has devised a tool that allows them to trace where the salmon were born and where they mo... FULL STORY
Anchovy catch once again banned
May 21, 23:30
Starting on Thursday 21 May and for three days the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) ordered the suspension of ... FULL STORY
Fish farms affected by Calbuco eruption still being controlled
May 21, 22:30
After nearly a month since the eruption of the Calbuco volcano, which seriously affected nine fish farms, the... FULL STORY
Fishmeal outperforms other feeds for piglets
May 21, 22:00
Results from IFFO’s latest report on a weaned piglet trial show that high quality, or super fishmeal, ou... FULL STORY

Glaciar Pesquera adds new scallop vessel
May 22, 03:00
Canadian company Clearwater Seafoods and its Argentine partner Glaciar Pesquera S.A. have recently added a newly designed, state-of-the-art factory ve... FULL STORY

Argentine seafood products attract the European market
May 22, 02:20
During the recent Seafood Expo Global, held in Brussels (Belgium), Argentina presented its national seafood products, which had a great acceptance amo... FULL STORY

Creditor banks ensure future of Pescanova’s subsidiaries
May 22, 01:20
The Commercial Court 1 of Pontevedra accepted the creditors’ meetings of five subsidiaries of the Galician multinational firm Pescanova and all ... FULL STORY
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May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
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May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
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May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
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May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fujian's law enforcement cracks down on illegal fishing
Republic of Ireland
May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Coveney Welcomes Proposed Ban on Fishing for Seabass in Waters Around Ireland
May 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Malaysia Shrimp Industry Association demands Luas not to charge water extraction
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European Union
May 21, 21:30 (GMT + 9):
EC proposes further measures for sea bass
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ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
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Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
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WWF Centroamerica
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Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
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Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
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FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
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INVE Group - Head Office
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Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
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