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Fisheries Agency increased its 2014 inspections by 20 pc

EUROPEAN UNION | Friday, March 06, 2015
The European Fisheries Control Agency revealed an increase in its inspections by a significant 20 per cent last year compared to the previous year and detected 739 infringements in 2014.


Malta allowed to invest EUR 22.6m in operational programme for EMFF
Malta | 23:10 | The European Commission has approved Malta’s Operational Programme European Maritime Fisheries Fund and allowed Malta to invest EUR 22.6 million under this programme. Full Story
Gaspésie lobster fishery gets MSC certification
Canada | 22:30 | The lobster fishery on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec has achieved certification against the global, science-based Marine Stewardship Council standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Full Story
Sharp increase in shrimp landings seen in first two months
Argentina | 22:10 | Between January and February 2015 Argentine maritime ports received a total of 67,750.5 tonnes of seafood resources, a figure which shows an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2014. Full Story
Birds Eye Introduces its First Wholegrain Fish Fingers
Made with 100% Alaska pollock fish fillet and 100% wholegrain breadcrumbs, Birds Eye is set to shake up its current Fish Finger offering with its new Wholegrain Fish Fingers.
World Leader in Caviar Production from Farmed Sturgeon Gets Sustainable Certification
Agroittica Lombarda and its farmed sturgeons sold under the brand Calvisius Caviar, have recently passed their third full Friend of the Sea audit since their initial approval in 2008.
Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Honoured as World’s Best in Ecological Sustainability
Mt Cook Alpine Salmon has been recognised as one of the most sustainable salmon farming operations worldwide earning Best Choice rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch.
Handy International to Debut New Booth at 2015 Annual Boston Seafood Show
Handy International, America’s oldest seafood processor, reveals its upgraded restaurant-inspired trade show booth at Seafood Expo North America in Boston..
Authorisation to export shark fins cancelled
Costa Rica The National System of Conservation Areas clarified it will not grant authorisation to export hammerhead shark fins until the non-detriment removal ruling is issued.
Accusations voiced against Tasmanian salmon farmers
Australia There have been claims at the Parliament of Tasmania that Macquarie Harbour may not be healthy enough for salmon farming. This waterway is home to large-scale fish farms owned by salmon producers Tas...
Criticism and fear generate Turkey’s bluefin tuna plan
Worldwide Turkey’s intention to catch up to 73 per cent more bluefin tuna than under an internationally agreed plan has stirred complaints among the European Union, Japan and other nations hunting for the resource.
USAID recognizes innovative fisheries device suitable for small-scale fishers
Thailand The US Agency for International Development/Regional Development Mission for Asia has rewarded P.T. Bali Seafood and Pelagic Data Systems for their innovative technology that has the potential to help small-scale fishers across Asia.