Mediakit 2017

ISSF warns tuna stocks continue being overexploited

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WORLDWIDE: The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) warns that despite improvements in multiple fisheries, there is continued evidence that the Pacific bluefin tuna, Atlantic Ocean bigeye and Western and Central Pacific bigeye continue to be overexploited and urge stakeholders to prioritize its advocacy efforts.

Spain contributes EUR 31,000 for Globefish

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Globefish infographic. (Image: Globefish)
SPAIN:The Cabinet approved the settlement of an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment and the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the updating and operation of the data bank Globefish.

Illegal Prawn Gheris to Face Penal Action

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INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.

Oceana: Second anchovy season 'threatens the resource sustainability'

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PERU:The international marine conservation organization Oceana expressed regret at the decision of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to open a second anchovy fishing season, given the "high degree of vulnerability of this species compared to El Niño Phenomenon," as it is indicated through scientific evidence.

The NGO argues that the adopted measure threatens the sustainability of the world's largest fishery, which could experience a population collapse.

First Chinese tilapia farms to achieve ASC certification

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CHINA:Tilapia farm Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, reflecting the pioneering initiative and efforts of a few farms in the industry to tackle some of the major challenges facing tilapia farming in China.

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