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New control measures stir opposition

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Friday, September 19, 2014
The fisheries authorities have decided to implement new measures to regulate the fish weighing system due to alleged irregularities detected in factories, but they have generated reject from fishermen and processors.


EC helps Portugal to enforce fisheries rules
European Union | 22:30 | The European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Portuguese fisheries control system to European standards. Full Story
Artisanal fisheries quay modernised
Peru | 22:10 | The Peruvian government inaugurated the comprehensively improved artisanal fisheries quay Los Chimus, adapted to the current sanitary standard, located in the Ancash region, on which USD 2.6 million was invested. Full Story
Four countries join efforts to protect Japanese eel
Japan | 04:00 | Eel farmers’ procurement of glass eels or young specimens has been curbed by 20 per cent from the level in the preceding 12 months starting in November in an attempt to protect Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) stocks. Full Story
Fish Meal and Oil from Black Sea Anchovy Fishery Certified Sustainable
Fish meal and oil from from European anchovy by Koptur Balikçilik and Dalyan Su Ürünleri, companies of Kobyalar Group, are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval.
Globalstar Makes Satellite Communications Available to Everyone Throughout EMENA
Globalstar offers the lowest cost Pre-paid service in the mobile satellite services industry and for the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite network without a contract.
Young’s Launches Six Funky New Flavours for Autumn and Winter
Earlier this year new products with spring flavours were introduced to the range and now Young’s are building further on this success with six new products inspired by autumn and winter.
Experts in Preserve the Best of the Sea
For more than 40 years, Ubago Group Mare has been offering an extensive range of processed products from the best raw materials while combining tradition with the most advanced technology.
TUF buys Norwegian sardine canner to strengthen its global leadership
Thailand Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the assets and the trademark of the world's top ten seafood brand: King Oscar.
New codes to boost seafood labels and sustainable supply
United Kingdom The Sustainable Seafood Coalition has announced their two codes of conduct will be launched at the Humber seafood summit, a gathering of industry representatives, in Grimsby.
21 illegally caught bluefin tuna specimens intervened
Spain Under the Fisheries Act of the State, Fisheries Inspection Service personnel intervened 21 bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) specimens in the Strait of Gibraltar that had been captured illegally.
Seafood exports grow 3.9 per cent in first half
Argentina In the first six months of this year, Argentina exported fisheries products for USD 778.8 million, a figure which shows an increase of USD 30 million, or 3.9 per cent, over the same period of 2013.