EU fisheries management likely to ‘implode’, says ICES scientist

Lisa Borges warns the number of fish killed in EU waters each year is likely much higher than thought, 'corrupting' advice on fishing opportunities

Two years on from ‘urgent’ gov’t guidance, has Scottish salmon progressed?

The SSPO's new chief executive, Tavish Scott, told Undercurrent that aquaculture firms have not just met the committee's demands but exceeded them

NGO urges tuna commission to implement new observer safeguards

The NGO points to poor treatment of fisheries observers, breaches in human rights, killings, slavery, trafficking, servitude, and forced labor in the WCPFC

Where might flow-through land-based salmon farming expand in the future?

It's all about seawater temperatures, but the technology opens up a raft of possibilities for salmon aquaculture which wouldn't be possible for at-sea farming

Russian Fishery pollock still in MSC limbo despite interim order in PCA legal dispute

Russian Fishery still in limbo concerning selling its pollock as MSC certified, despite an interim court order seemingly going in its favor in a legal dispute with industry association

Check out UCN's webinars!

Recap our recent webinars on the US election's impact on the seafood sector, the state of the global pollock market, and the future of flow-through salmon farmingOur next webinar will tackle the outlook for farmed salmon.




Ecuadorian tuna fleet makes final push for MSC certification

Ecuadorian tuna sector trade association Tunacons has entered the final phase of an evaluation needed to obtain the MSC certification

NGOs bemoan passing of new UK fisheries bill as missed opportunity

'The UK championed the fisheries act as the key piece of Brexit legislation to ensure world-leading sustainable fisheries management, but it fails to deliver on this promise'

Chinese state-owned firm wants to build aquaculture armada

A pilot floating salmon farm has been launched in China with the owner trumpeting it will build an entire armada of similar vessels each as big as a modern cruise liner

Watch: Norwegian flow-through salmon farmers talk location, location, location

Executives with Salmon Evolution and Andfjord Salmon discuss what factors dictate where you can situate a flow-through, land-based salmon facility

30-by-30 champions, opponents square off in front of Congress

'The evidence shows that when MPAs are put in place and stocks are well-managed, abundance goes up in the closed area but goes down outside with no net gain' -- Ray Hillborn

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Two Norwegian salmon farmers first to get permission to operate on automatic lice counting

Aquabyte customers Kvaroy Fiskeoppdrett and Seloy Sjofarm are the first fish farmers ever to receive dispensation to operate one of their facilities using automatic lice counting alone

Moroccan octopus prices rise further; Mexican season worst in ten years

The end of the season in Morocco, where fishing won't restart until 2021, together with Christmas demand, is supporting octopus prices

New paper questions balance of aquaculture focus

'This research questions a growing narrative that offshore ocean aquaculture can sustainably nourish the world' -- Ben Belton, Michigan State University

BioMar’s Chinese JV receives country’s first BAP certification for feed

BioMar’s joint venture with Tongwei in Wuxi has received the first BAP certification in China with trout and turbot as declared species

Mowi seeks permission to install solid tank tech in Scottish waters

Mowi has closed operations as its organic farm on Loch Ewe, and now wants to bring Neptune sea tanks to Scotland after successful trials in Norway

Salmon farmer Hiddenfjord suspends air freight in industry first

The switch to sea freight -- the firm suspended flights in October -- will help reduce the Faroese farmer's carbon footprint by 94%

Study confirms that warming temperatures are causing pollock biomass shifts

The research findings could have major implications for the US pollock industry based out of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Dungeness crab season delayed due to low meat-yields

A second round of testing for meat recovery and domoic acid levels is scheduled to be conducted in early December

Norwegian authority confirms latest positive case of ISA near Stavanger

ISA has been detected among fish at the Rossholmen farming site, operated by Rogaland Fjordbruk and EWOS Innovation

Norwegian firm raises $1.4m from small savers for organic salmon farm

Villa Seafood raised the funds from 499 small savers for an organic salmon farm in Scotland

BioMar completes Ecuador shrimp feed expansion

BioMar CEO Carlos Diaz formally opened an extrusion line at the company's Ecuadorian factory that will bring its annual production capacity to 200,000t

US steps up scrutiny on Taiwanese-caught fish

Taiwan's $1.3bn seafood industry was hit after the US government added fish caught in Taiwanese waters to its list of goods produced with forced labor

Fishing groups take aim at Maine governor’s wind plans

Two fishing groups in the US state of Maine are voicing their opposition to a plan by governor Janet Mills to set up a wind turbine research array in the Gulf of Maine

MSC urges WTO to meet 2020 deadline on ending fishing subsidies

The Marine Stewardship Council has urged the World Trade Organisation to end harmful fishing subsidies, underpinning the UN's goal for their elimination by 2020

Environmental groups appeal Washington approval of Cooke steelhead plans

A coalition of US environmental advocacy groups has appealed a lower court decision that rejected an attempt to block state approval of Canada's Cooke to farm steelhead trout 

BioMar launches sustainable seafood campaign

Danish aquafeed maker BioMar has created a 'Sustainable Nutrition' campaign to help promote the environmental credentials of seafood

Scotland set on being independent fisheries player

'While [the fisheries act] will provide a necessary framework...we continue to believe that the best future for Scotland is as an independent nation in the European Union'

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand’s CP Foods expects strong retail growth post-COVID

The deadly coronavirus pandemic that started in the Chinese southcentral city of Wuhan in early 2020 continues to have serious ramifications for the seafood industry

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