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February 11, 2019

Nordic Aquafarms announced on 9 February that the company is planning to build a second recirculating aquaculture system facility in the United States.

The new facility will be in Humboldt County, California, and has the potential to be a USD 400 million (EUR 354.9 million) investment, according to Nordic.

Nordic has already been working through the permitting process for the first phase of its USD 500 million (EUR 443 million) project in

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February 11, 2019

A new index ranking vulnerability to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) by country has listed China as having the highest IUU potential. 

The index, created by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, ranks countries on a number of metrics, with a higher score meaning a higher likelihood that a country’s policies are contributing to IUU fishing. The metrics have four main categories – coastal,

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Mark Godfrey

Published on
February 11, 2019

Chinese authorities are touting their latest prize in an intensification of their ongoing crackdown in illegal seafood-related operations.

The arrest of a smuggling gang accused of bringing CNY 2.6 billion (USD 385.5 million, EUR 340.3 million) worth of frozen seafood clandestinely across the border from Vietnam over a three-year period was announced in prime-time coverage across regional and national television channels in

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Nicki Holmyard

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February 11, 2019

An investigation by French state television broadcaster France 2 into the use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) to catch juvenile yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean, aimed to highlight the dark side of the industry to consumers. 

Use of FADs has been widespread since the 1980s, but their use now sits at the center of global discussions on the long-term sustainability of tuna stocks and the ecological impact of tuna fisheries. An addition

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Madelyn Kearns

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February 11, 2019

Sea Delight Canada has hired Albert Levy, an experienced business developer and leader for international markets, as its new sales manager for Canada.

Levy, who recently served Spanish framework company Encofrados J. Alsina as its country manager and managing director, specializes in expanding a business’s reach into international markets, a skill-set Sea Delight Canada is looking forward to leveraging, according to  company president

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Jason Holland

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February 11, 2019

European Union member states are predicted to fish Northeast Atlantic stocks as much as 312,000 metric tons (MT) above the scientific advice in 2019, according to a new report published by charitable thinktank New Economics Foundation (NEF).

The latest edition of NEF’s annual “Landing the Blame” report states of the 120 total allowable catch (TAC) decisions made at the December 2018 AGRIFISH Council negotiations, 55 TACs or 46

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Steve Bittenbender

Published on
February 8, 2019

The federal government has about 10 weeks before it must establish a new catch limit for an anchovy fishery in northern California, and as time winds down, discussions about the fishery’s future are ramping up.

However, the talk regarding the future of the northern anchovy’s central sub-population isn’t just about a new limit.

“It’s time to bring anchovy management into the 21st century by updating catch limits each

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Ben Fisher

Published on
February 8, 2019

A peer review recommended by the Cohen Commission, a Canadian government sponsored inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River, has found that the threat of the spread of piscine irthoreovirus (PRV) from farmed Atlantic salmon near the Discovery Islands to wild Fraser River sockeye salmon is minimal. 

The review, carried out by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, concedes that “there are still some knowledge

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Christine Blank

Published on
February 8, 2019

New research completed at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, has found mislabeing is prevalent throughout the supply chain.

Researchers found that 32 percent of fish overall were mislabeled. The highest rate of mislabeling was at retailers (38.1 percent), followed by processing plants (27.3 percent) and importers (17.6 percent). 

Conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the study was

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Cliff White

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February 8, 2019

A new collaboration between the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership and the environmental nonprofit FishChoice will result in members of its supplier program becoming Ocean Disclosure Project participants.

FishChoice, which encourages seafood suppliers to publicly share information – including product sources, certifications, and sustainability ratings – has named the Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) as its newest Sustainable Seafood

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