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Canning sector considers it ‘essential’ to increase tuna loin quota

The canning seafood sector from Spain and European Union (EU) considers it absolutely necessary to achieve a quota of tuna loins amounting to 30,000 tonnes at zero tariff, and with an automatic increase clause of 20 per cent….

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Why Business Innovation is the Key to Thriving Tuna Fisheries

I’ve been thinking a lot about tuna lately. It’s an important fish in a number of ways: Canned tuna accounted for about 16 percent of all of seafood consumed by Americans in 2013, and today it’s the third most popular seafood in the U.S. Tuna is critical to island economies, where it’s an important source of protein and income for locals. And while the health of some tuna stocks has improved, long-term sustainability remains a challenge….

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WTO rules against U.S. dolphin-safe canned tuna labels

The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday that U.S. rules on dolphin-safe labels for canned tuna run counter to international trade laws, siding with Mexico in a long-running dispute and opening the door to retaliation against U.S. exports.

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Health Benefits of Eating Fish Explained

On World Health Day, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) reiterated the importance of eating fish as it nutritional characteristics contribute to improving cardiovascular and brain health….

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EJF investigation links forced labor in Thailand to overfishing

Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) on Tuesday released the findings another investigation into Thailand’s embattled fishing industry, stating the impacts of forced labor and ongoing human rights abuses lead to serious environmental degradation….

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Bluefin tuna fishing quota set

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has set a quota of 3,000 tonnes for the fishing season for bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) in 2015….

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Greenpeace ‘meal of fortune’ campaign tackles fish labelling laws in Australia

Greenpeace has put the spotlight on the lack of fish labeling laws in Australia in its latest campaign, ‘Label My Fish’. Greenpeace wants to put pressure on the Australian government to implement labeling laws that bring attention to overfishing, slave labour and mercury poisoning from imported fish….

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Polluted waters threaten China’s lofty ocean-economy goals

China’s top planners and fishery officials want to increase the country’s earnings from the seas, even though the nation’s waterways and oceans are damaged perhaps beyond repair….

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Zero tariff import elimination requested for 22,000 tonnes of tuna loins from Asia

The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) asked the European Commission (EC), on behalf of the European organization Europêche- to eliminate zero tariff import of 22,000 tonnes of tuna loins from three Asian countries: Thailand, China and Vietnam….

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Harvest Log Forms and the Masco Credit Application Downloads

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U.S. cruise line partners with Seafood Watch on purchasing

A Seattle-based ocean adventure service has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program to evaluate the sustainability of the seafood it serves on its ships….

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A bluefin tuna tagged by AZTI off the Basque coast has been recaptured in Malta more than seven years after being released

The electronic tag has recorded data for more than four years, during which time the animal has been to the North American coast as well as the Mediterranean….

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FishChoice Sustainable Seafood Newsletter March 27, 2015

Philippine fisheries director defends Indonesian crackdown on illegal fishing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Philippine fisheries director Asis Perez finds nothing wrong with the renewed crackdown on illegal fishing by Indonesian authorities….

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AP: TUF dumps fish supplier accused of human slavery ties

Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF), one of the largest seafood suppliers in Thailand and the world, has dumped a company that supplies fish to it less than 24 hours after the Associated Press (AP) released a report linking a TUF supplier to human trafficking in the Thai and Indonesian fishing industries….

Read more (SeafoodSource.com)

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