Legislative Changes & Security News
Vietnam’s pangasius exports to the United States recovered in the second-quarter of this year with an 8.4 percent increase in trade, thanks to rising demand and an increase in the raw material supply. However, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has expressed its concern about the potential impact that the new U.S. Catfish Inspection program that came into effect this month could have on the trade.
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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand is seeking public feedback on new management settings for the squid fishery around the Auckland Islands to better manage interactions with sea lions.
The islands, which are more than 300 miles south of South Island, are home to the largest breeding colony of New Zealand sea lions. With a population of only 10,000, these mammals are classified as “Nationally Critical.”
"The comme… Read More
Forty grants totaling more than USD 15.7 million (EUR 13.2 million) for agricultural research on the production of beef, dairy, poultry, pork and fish that people consume every day, have been announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
“To ensure a healthy and safe food supply, we need innovations,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “NIFA investments help foster t… Read More
The government of Russia has again extended the ban on food imports from the EU, this time through 2018. The embargo was first implemented in August 2014 in response to economic sanctions against Moscow over the Ukrainian conflict.
The Kremlin’s move follows a six-month extension of the EU’s sanctions against Russia, with EU leaders saying that the restrictions will remain in place until the implementation of the Minsk 2 peace a… Read More
The Chilean and Peruvian governments have signed an agreement that establishes a stronger cooperation between the two Pacific coast countries on issues relating to fisheries, aquaculture and by-product research and traceability, as well as the exchange of information on the health and safety of marine resources, food safety and innovation.
Signed in Chile by Jose Miguel Burgos, director of the country’s National Service of Fisheries and Aqu… Read More
The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing provides "all the instruments necessary” to achieve the goal of stopping rogue fishing practices, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the inaugural meeting of the PSMA parties.
The one-year-old treaty restricts port access to fishing vesse… Read More
Young fishermen and fish farmers in the EU’s outermost regions (ORs) are in urgent need of financial help and incentives, including money for new boats, European Parliament has said.
A non-legislative resolution was passed on Thursday 27 April by 428 votes to 64, with 118 abstentions, while an amendment to allow EU and national funding to renew the OR fleet was passed by 358 votes to 240, with 16 abstentions.
The renewal funding amend… Read More
New measures to protect the sustainability of shellfish stocks have come into effect in Scotland, imposing daily limits on a number of species for fishermen operating without a license.
The new restrictions are:
• One lobster
• 10 nephrops
• Five crabs (edible, green, spider and velvet) either of one of the named species or a combination<…… Read More
The fourth round of international negotiations seeking binding measures to prevent unregulated fisheries in the Arctic high sea, which took place 15-18 March 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland, made good headway toward implementing a first governance agreement, confirmed the European Commission (EC)...