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Biodegradable film may kill microorganisms on seafood

UNITED STATES | Wednesday, December 19, 2018
A group of researchers found that a biodegradable, edible film made with plant starch and antimicrobial compounds may be used to control the growth of foodborne pathogens on seafood.


Galicia defends its fleet interests before EU's landing obligation
Spain | 00:30 | The head of the Undersecretary of ??Marine Affairs of Galicia this Tuesday in Brussels, defended the need to take into account the development of the activity of the fleet in relation to the entry into force of the obligation to land catches in January 2019. Full Story
Pangasius exports exceed USD 2b for the first time
Viet Nam | 23:10 | Vi?t Nam’s pangasius export grew by 27.4 per cent in value, exceeding USD 2 billion for the first time, in the first 11 months of this year, according to the General Department of Customs. Full Story
Senate Fisheries Commission dispatches giant squid bill without change
Chile | 22:50 | The bill to regulate giant squid catch will be considered in particular by the Chamber of Senates after the Fisheries Commission released the legal text without approving indications "because they did not adhere to the spirit of the bill or were inadmissible." Full Story
UK Support Helps New Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition to Launch
Following the success of the SSC in the UK, a similar industry initiative will be launched in Hong Kong, demonstrating how the collaborative model can be replicated around the world.
Vitux AS Achieves Friend of the Sea's Certification for its Soft Chews
Vitux chewable tablets contain up to 40% of fish oil extracted from European anchovy, European sardine, Anchoveta, Atlantic herring, Chub mackerel and Cod.
Make your Seafood Feast Sustainable this Christmas
The Australian Marine Conservation Scociety, Australia’s peak marine NGO, is calling on all ocean loving Australians who also love their seafood to shop sustainably this festive season.
From Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking Report
Greenpeace has released the third ranking of Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Tuna Cannery Ranking which evaluates 9 canned tuna brands in Thailand, 7 tuna canneries in Indonesia, and 7 tuna canneries in the Philippines.
Industrial fishing unions protest about Fisheries Act amendment agreement
Chile The agreement reached between the Government and the Fisheries Committee of the Senate to vote, on Monday December 17, the proposed "Short Act" for fishing, sent in mid-year by the Executive, has generated unrest in the fishing sector industry.
Europêche rejects quota increase of fish imports with zero tariff
European Union The EU fisheries sector is unsatisfied with the increase in the import volume of fish having zero tariff to the EU, which was recently approved by the Council of the Union.
Pacific fisheries leaders highlight Tuna Commission action
United States Pacific Islands fisheries leaders expressed satisfaction with the actions taken this week by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to support sustainability of the fishery.
Shrimp fishing season called off in Suruga Bay to protect the resource
Japan The decline in ‘sakura-ebi’ shrimp adult stocks in Suruga Bay, Shizuoka Prefecture, led fishing authorities to ban the fishing season, which could negatively affect communities on the Pacific coast.