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Galicia reopens some raft polygons and shellfish beds

SPAIN | Friday, August 29, 2014
The presence of the lipophilic toxin in the Galician estuaries is subsiding significantly, which has contributed to the opening of six mussel farming polygons.


Louisiana shrimpers asked to report foreign tiger prawn
United States | 23:10 | The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries requests local shrimp harvesters to report catches of tiger prawn to monitor this non-native species relative presence and abundance. Full Story
Hake reproductive ban starts
Peru | 23:00 | Starting today a reproductive ban comes into effect for hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) in a specific area off the coast of Piura. Full Story
Shrimp still leading seafood export volume growth
Argentina | 22:20 | Argentina exported 237,789 tonnes of seafood between January and July, 2014, a figure which shows an increase of 4.2 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Full Story
Friend of the Sea Launches New App to Find Restaurants Serving Sustainable Seafood
Friend of the Sea App database provides users with the most current listing of Friend of the Sea sustainable seafood products and restaurants.
Morgère to Promote their Popular Range of Trawl Doors at Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition
Morgère will be promoting their range of trawl doors at the exhibition, which are proving popular with many Icelandic skippers for their versatility and consistently good catch rates.
Copper River Celebrates Fall Coho with Sustainable Harvest Celebration
To mark the season’s transition, the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association is holding its annual Copper River Coho Tour on August 28th to September 1st.
Your Independent Tool for Choosing Your Seafood Wisely
Australia's Sustainable Seafood Online Guide gives you an insight into the sustainability of around 90 seafood species commonly found at fishmongers supermarkets, fish and chip shops and restaurants.
Conarpesa/Agropez authorized to remove abandoned crab traps
Argentina The Undersecretariat of Fisheries of the Ministry of Production of Santa Cruz authorized the firms Continental Armadores de Pesca SA and Agropez to withdraw the traps left by Yaganes SA in provincial waters.
Satellite localization and monitoring system rule modified
Mexico The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food published the amendment draft to the Official Mexican Norm 062 for the use of the tracking system and satellite monitoring of fishing vessels.
Abundant sockeye return in Fraser River
Canada The migration of sockeye through marine and lower Fraser River assessment areas as well as past the Mission hydroacoustic site has increased over the past week.
The European fleet must wait two further weeks to fish in Morocco
European Union The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco considered rumors stating this country is trying to delay the adoption of the fisheries agreement signed with the EU as "ill-founded".