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Thirty new MPAs designated to protect Scotland's seas

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, July 25, 2014
Scotland’s iconic marine species and habitats will be better protected following the designation of 30 Marine Protected Areas.

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Itochu settles strategic agreement with Thai group
Japan | 02:40 | Itochu Corporation has agreed and executed a strategic alliance agreement with one of Asia’s leading Agriculture-based conglomerate company Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited with the aim of deepening mutual cooperation and maximizing corporate value with their corporate group. Full Story
Extra insolvency agreement between Vieira and Newsan
Argentina | 01:10 | Vieira SA and industrial group Newsan have settled operating and financing contracts in order to obtain sufficient funds to reactivate the fishing plant company and operate the entire fleet. Full Story
Tasmanian trawl fishing association shocked by 'appalling' move
Australia | 23:50 | The South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association is dimayed over a decision to lobby the Australian Government to ban certain types of Australian flagged fishing vessels from Australia waters. Full Story
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Safe Food & Listeria Free Processing Seminar
As the food business sector develops so does the risk profile, Marel and Aquatic Concept Group are organising this seminar taking place at Marel's headquarters in Iceland, September 25-26.
First Nations Urge the Public to Eat More Salmon
Leading conservationists and First Nations urge the public to eat more salmon from stock-selective fisheries in an illuminating new short film narrated by Vancouver-based actor, Bruce Greenwood.
NAFO Scientific Council Reports on Status of Fish Stocks and Ecosystems of the Northwest Atlantic
In particular, advice for 2015 and future years is available for Cod and American Plaice on the Flemish Cap, and Redfish, American Plaice, Witch Flounder and Thorny Skate on the Grand Bank.
KinOmega Fish Oil Achieves Sustainability Certification
KinOmega, a global manufacturer and supplier of ultra-pure and highly concentrated marine Omega-3 for nutritional and pharmaceutical application, has positively concluded the Friend of the Sea audit.
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Codex once again discusses biotoxin standards in bivalve molluscs
Chile The Chilean government managed to have the proposed performance criteria for identification methods of marine biotoxins in live and raw bivalve molluscs once again discussed at the general meeting of the Codex Alimentarius, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Genetically improved tilapia delivered to Ivory Coast
Brazil A shipment of genetically improved tilapia was delivered this week to the Government of Ivory Coast by the head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture from Brazil continuing a relation that started more than four decades ago.
EPA intends to protect salmon fisheries from Pebble Mine
United States The US Environmental Protection Agency proposes restrictions on a massive gold-and-copper prospect development near the headwaters of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Squid skin protein can boost bioelectronics
United States A team of researchers has discovered that reflectin, a protein in the skin of the common pencil squid (Loliginidae) can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices.