Rebuilding and greening the world's fisheries could raise catches and trigger benefits to industry, consumers and the global economy.
Turning the tide on falling fish stocks
Norwegian companies at the center of new international alliance for global sustainable seafood industry
Norway`s largest seafood companies have been key in establishing a new initiative aimed to change the international fishing industry. The initiative made up by eight of the world`s largest seafood companies and called "Seafood Business Ocean Stewardship" will clear-out IUU fisheries and inhumane working conditions. The global seafood trade is dominated by a handful of large companies that control up to 16% of the Earth`s most important fish resources. These eight companies with large impact on global seafood...
Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm
Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a profit. Last year, Aqua-cage Fisheries acquired a Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform a multitude...
COFI 32 Concludes, Discusses Aquaculture and Blue Growth
The 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) has concluded with participants welcoming the entry into force of the Agreement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (PSMA). The meeting also featured discussions on aquaculture, food security and blue growth, among other issues. COFI 32 celebrated the PSMA`s entry into force during a special event, with several countries stating that...
Now Available: BOEM Provides New Resource for Atlantic Fishing Industry
BOEM is pleased to announce that we have recently added a new webpage for the commercial fishing industry to serve as a single point of entry for updates on Atlantic offshore renewable energy planning and leasing efforts. http://www.boem.gov/Atlantic-Fishing/ The webpage will provide users with status updates, charts and maps, and project-specific developer contact information for fisheries liaisons and fishery representatives. Please bookmark this link to find the latest information. We encourage and welcome...
USSEC Works with Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on its Aquaculture Development Plan
USSEC recently met with the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in Diliman, Quezon City to learn their plans and program for the country’s aquaculture sector over the next five years. The head of the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Division presented the newly approved “Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan Medium-Term 2016-2020” (CNFIDP 2016-2020) to USSEC, after months of consultation from various...