North America

    Nova Scotia: more transparency needed for aquaculture, says report

    A new report commissioned by Nova Scotia's Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture calls for more information to be made available on aquaculture regulation for both citizens and the industry.

    Seafood Expo North America closes after success in its 2023 edition

    Professionals of the seafood sector around the world met in Boston from the 12th to the 14th of March to discover, share and learn at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston (U.S.) In the 2023 edition, there are more than 1,141 exhibiting companies from 49 different countries, including new ones such as Bahrain, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, and Papua New Guinea. Furthermore, the presence of countries such as Canada, China, Ecuador, Spain, Iceland, and India has increased.

    BioMar to support women in Caribbean aquaculture

    BioMar will support the activities of Women in Caribbean Aquaculture (WiCA), part of the Caribbean Aquaculture Network (CAN), aiming for responsible expansion of aquaculture and blue food in the region.

    Kingfish Maine can start facility construction

    Approved construction permit and loan insurance application for the preparation of the land-based yellowtail kingfish project in Maine.

    New bill threatens land-based aquaculture in Maine, says Kingfish

    The proposed legislation targets recirculating aquaculture systems, and has been heavily criticised by land-based fish farming company Kingfish Maine.

    Population data foregone: Canadian fishermen want to reopen Atlantic mackerel market

    The Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) closed the fishery as well as the spring herring fishery in 2022, as a matter of fact, the Canadian Coast Guard, Joyce Murray, stated that the management actions put in place to protect the stock were not enough. Now, the Fish Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) cite higher numbers observed by fishermen than DFO estimates and is urging to reopen the Atlantic mackerel fishery this year.

    Coastal Seaweed Farm Act is already introduced in the U.S. Congress

    Coastal Seaweed Farm Act of 2023 has been introduced by U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-California) and U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola (D-Alaska). The proposed act encourages the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to produce and develop a cooperative study that assesses the benefits and impacts of coastal seaweed farming.

    Prices go up but customers do not go down

    The trifecta of skyrocketing food, labor, and energy prices are some of the consequences and challenges that are suffering food service operators despite the increase in total annual sales in U.S. restaurants in January.

    U.S. leads on greater monitoring and control of South Pacific fishing

    South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) agree on US proposals for boarding and inspection procedures, among other measures.

    Grieg Seafood BC: “The decision goes against DFO’s own science”

    The company shares the sense of disappointment shown by all salmon producers affected by the non-renewal of licenses in the Discovery Islands.

    Hot stories