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Minister rejects industry request on footage exempt

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, January 19, 2018
Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to achieve transparency in the fisheries management system, so he discarded a request from the fishing industry to exempt footage collected on boats, as the Official Information Act requires.


Clam fishing ground closed in the Gulf of Cadiz
Spain | 01:40 | The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia Board has decreed the closure of the fishing ground of the chirla (Chamelea gallina) in the Gulf of Cádiz, from January until the regeneration of the species allows sustainable fishing. Full Story
Bitcoin minery used to develop sustainable aquaulture system
Canada | 01:10 | A Bitcoin mining operation with a greenhouse and fish farm, located in St. Francois Xavier, is developing an ambitious program on sustainable food systems. Full Story
Advances in octopus larval faming improve commercial viability expecta
Spain | 23:20 | Scientists from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, at their centers in Tenerife and Vigo, have carried out a series of tests with common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) paralarvae that have improved the viability of this species under farming conditions. Full Story
Pacific Seafood is World’s First to Offer Four-Star BAP Oysters
Pacific Seafood, one of North America’s largest seafood companies, is the world’s first company to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices oysters.
Swiss Company Burgerstein Attains Friend of the Sea's Certification for Omega-3 Fish Oil
Burgerstein operates in the development and use of micronutrient products that can be taken preventively and therapeutically to boost and maintain health.
New Digimarc Barcode for Thermal Labels Simplifies Retail Checkout and Reduces Product Shrink
Retail thermal labels with Digimarc Barcode scan even when ripped, creased, smudged or damaged, making checkout faster and easier for both customers and cashiers.
AFT Holdings Creates All About Healthy Foods
AFT has announced a number of initiatives in its global portfolio of companies, positioning the investment firm for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the firm also issued a number of updates to its operations structure.
Blue Harvest Fisheries will have new President and CEO
United States Blue Harvest Fisheries announced that its President and CEO, Jeff Davis, will retire this month.
Spain and Portugal defend recovery plan for Iberian sardine
Spain Fisheries authorities from Spain and Portugal participated in a technical meeting with the services of the European Commission, to explain in detail the proposal of a multi-year management plan for the recovery of Iberian sardine prepared by both countries.
General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean to open subregional office in Fuengirola
Spain The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean will have a sub-regional office for the Western Mediterranean that will be located in the Oceanographic Center of Malaga, in Fuengirola.
Chubut and NGO sign agreement to achieve international shrimp certification
Argentina The Chubut Fisheries Secretariat and CeDePesca have signed a collaboration agreement to work together with the objective of achieving an international sustainability certification for the province's shrimp fishery, together with seven processing companies.