Plan for safety and labour improvement developed
Policy stakeholders have formulated an action plan to improve fishing industry safety and labour conditions.
 The World of Aquaculture Certification
The benefits of responsible aquaculture and fisheries and the need to mitigate their environmental impacts are increasingly in the public consciousness. Combine this with the globalisation of food chains and suppliers and it is clear that the complexity and potential risks of the seafood industry have increased. Gill Banner-Stevens spoke to Martin Gill, Acoura’s Managing Director for Marine Services to get a picture of how things have changed, and likely further changes.
 ILO188 opens new era for fishing
The International Transport Workers' Federation has described the entry into force on the 16th of November of the ILO Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 – ILO188 – as having the potential to open up a new era for millions of fishing people worldwide. The ITF has been an active supporter of the new convention from its birth to this new landmark point.
 Feed technology research crucial to development
Major feed breakthroughs have been made possible through research by Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre’s (ARC) Feed Technology Plant (FTP).
 1.2 million juvenile fish in air shipment from Turkey to Oman
Europe’s largest biggest fry breeder Kılıç Deniz has carried out a second live fish juvenile delivery to Oman. As a part of maintaining its dominant position in Middle Eastern markets, Kılıç Deniz arranged the export of six million live fish juvenile in total to Saudi Arabia, the Dominican Republic, America and Oman this year, and has just completed a second transfer of juvenile fish by air.
 Going demersal with FS
Fishering Service (FS) is best known for its pelagic trawl gear, but is now returning to its roots with demersal gear for a customer in the Russian Far East.
 New president and vice president for IFFO
The Marine Ingredients Organisation IFFO has appointed a new president and vice president following elections for its new management board for 2018/19.
 BIM’s quality standard to enter GSSI benchmark assessment
Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s (BIM) quality standard for Irish aquaculture production will enter the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) benchmark process.
 Cermaq pushes ahead with infection containment system roll-out
Cermaq has applied for 13 development licenses for FlexiFarm, its closed containment system which treats water to prevent infection.
 Hoopers Island to sell Hexcyl Systems
Hoopers Island Oyster Co. has been named a top distributor for Australia’s Hexcyl Systems in the United States. The agreement supports Hoopers Island’s rapidly growing manufacturing and distribution division to promote and sell Hexcyl’s Adjustable Longline System to shellfish farmers throughout the country.