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Eating Fish During Pregnancy is Good For Baby

Attention expecting mothers: eat your fish! Baby will thank you later. New research has determined that if a woman eats a good helping of fish while pregnant, there are a whole hosts of developmental benefits that can be conferred to an unborn child….

Read more (Nature World News)

Solomon Islands government to improve fisheries management

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his Democratic Coalition for Change Government will be taking to Parliament new fisheries legislation to ensure proper management of the country’s fisheries….

Read more (Islands Business)

One in five fish linked to illegal activity

The EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka’s fisheries after the country failed to curb illegal fishing. Tony Long of The Pew Charitable Trusts tells DW how new technology can help ports tackle the problem….

Read more (DW.de)

Philippine tuna in 2015: Facing the new threat

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Tuesday, January 27, was a lucky day for 40-year-old Wilson Manlunas.

His fishing crew of five just landed 10 pieces of yellowfin tuna which, if the quality is good enough, could gross them P100,000 (US$2,250) after a 10-day fishing venture….

Read more (Asian Correspondent)

American Samoa opens new cannery

The high-tech facility is a 70 million US dollar investment by the parent company Tri Marine International….

Read more (Radio New Zealand)

Study: Fish benefits outweigh potential risk for pregnant women and their babies

When a woman is pregnant, her health is typically of concern. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that the developmental benefits acheive by the mother consuming fish while pregnant may cancel out any mercury-related risks….

Read more (News Everyday)

Survey: Local seafood remains a hot U.S. culinary trend

While restaurant operators know that consumers want more local and sustainable seafood, the trend has reached a new pinnacle. In its annual survey of nearly 1,300 professional chefs, the National Restaurant Association found that the top U.S. food trend for 2015 is “locally sourced seafood and meats.”…

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

Pacific Seafood Group sued over Ocean Gold deal

U.S. West Coast fishermen, who several years ago sued Pacific Seafood Group over antitrust allegations, have filed another suit against the Oregon-based supplier, this time objecting to its pending acquisition of a prominent whiting processor based in Washington….

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

U.S. proposes new laws for seafood imports

A United States Senator has introduced new legislation designed to enhance inspection and testing of imported seafood, and to combat mislabeling….

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury’s Harms?

Despite concerns over mercury exposure, pregnant women who eat lots of fish may not harm their unborn children, a new study suggests….

Read more (US News)

U.S. proposes new laws for seafood imports

A United States Senator has introduced new legislation designed to enhance inspection and testing of imported seafood, and to combat mislabeling….

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins pushes bill to boost local fish markets

SAN DIEGO – Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins plans to push legislation to help fish markets flourish across California….

Read more (ABC local news)

FCF, Largest Tuna Supplier in Western Pacific, Signs Agreement to Provide Marine Stewardship Council-certified Tuna

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — FCF Fishery Company (FCF) announced today its joint investment, Nambawan, and its associated fleet, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with PNAO/Pacifical as a commitment to maintaining the highest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) sustainability standards while trading tuna harvested from Pacific Island Nations (PNA) waters….

Read more (Fort Mill Times)

Fish Tales debuts in U.K. retail with Waitrose placement

New Netherlands-based sustainable seafood brand Fish Tales has expanded into the U.K. market by launching into Waitrose stores.

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

Raising Alarm, Study Finds Oceans on Brink of Wave of Extinctions

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them….

Read more (NY Times)

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