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Peace prize winner urges world to boost aquaculture

ONE of the winners of a major new international peace award urged global leaders to invest more heavily in aquaculture to address the rapidly growing challenge of hunger in developing countries, the Washington Times reported on Friday. In accepting the first ever Sunhak Peace Prize, Indian fisheries scientist Dr M Vijay Gupta told a prestigiousContinue Reading

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First fishing vessels certified under safety scheme

First fishing vessels certified under safety scheme

THE first three vessels have successfully been certified under the newly revamped Seafish-led Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS). The Branscombe Pearl and Manta Ray II vessels in Devon, and the Britannia V based in Cornwall, and their respective skippers, John Hughes, Bob Carless and Mick O’Connell, have completed the third party RFS audit process, carried outContinue Reading

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Iceland anger at fish deal exclusion

Iceland anger at fish deal exclusion

ICELAND has attacked the decision to exclude it from a new Arctic fishery protection agreement signed recently by five countries in the region. The five northern coast states which want to prohibit unregulated fishing in international areas of the Arctic Ocean are Norway, Canada, Denmark, Russia and the United States. But Reykjavik was not invited to join the clubContinue Reading

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Nominations open for aquaculture learner awards

LANTRA Scotland is calling on tutors, trainers, teachers and employers to put forward nominations for its prestigious Aquaculture Learner of the Year Award, which will be presented at a high profile ceremony on March 3, 2016. The sought after award goes to a modern apprentice or learner who has excelled during their training, demonstrating anContinue Reading

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Huon profits down after ‘number of challenges’

TASMANIAN salmon producer Huon had a disappointing result for 2014-2015, with after tax profit 42 per cent lower than forecast in its prospectus of 10 months ago, the Australian newspaper reported. The group, which listed on the Australian stock exchange last October, posted a full-year turnover of AUD 191.7 million ($136.5 million) in the yearContinue Reading

Fish Update briefing Friday August 28

Fish Update briefing Friday August 28

MICRO FISH MAY SWIM IN HUMAN BODY THE thought of fish swimming inside the human body may not appeal to everyone. But researchers at the University of California in San Diego believe that the day is not far off when 3D-printed fish-shaped microbots — called microfish — could one day transport drugs to specific places in the bodyContinue Reading

EU agrees fisheries funds for four countries

THE European Commission has adopted investment packages for the maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden, available up to 2020, FIS reported. Denmark will receive €267.6 million, including €208.4 million of EU funds, Estonia €129.6 million, including €101 million of EU funds, Germany €284.6 million, including €219.6 million of EU funds,Continue Reading