VMS to help AFMA ensure compliance
Icelandic tech company Trackwell will provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) services for Commonwealth commercial fisheries to manage the activity of commercial fishing vessels and ensure continuous compliance with fisheries management regulations.
 Russia could significantly increase crab production this year
Russia may significantly increase its volume of crab production this year, with the aim of boosting supplies to the domestic market, according to recent statements by some leading Russian crab producers and senior officials at the Federal Fisheries Agency, reports Eugene Gerden.
 Growing interest in alternative feeds
Despite the limited supply of fish stocks, aquaculture continues to depend on wild-caught fishmeal and fish oil. By interacting with ingredient providers, researchers, fish farmers and feed companies, one collaborative effort, the Future of Fish Feed (F3), is working to offer some innovative solutions, reports Bonnie Waycott.
 Ghana’s small-scale industry propose reforms
Ghana’s small-scale fishers, fish traders and processors have come together to present ten key points they feel should be included in the country’s fisheries law reforms.
 US-Chinese co-operation nets IUU driftnetter
A fishing vessel intercepted in international waters 860 nautical miles east of Japan was found to have eighty tons of salmon and a drift net measuring more than five miles long on board.
 Landmark order for Valka
From its origins in founder Helgi Hjálmarsson’s garage, Valka has grown steadily and is now set to expand further, boosted by a landmark order for its fillet machines that utilise X-ray technology to locate and extract bones.
 40th year for Scottish Sea Farms manager
Scottish Sea Farms’ longest serving employee Geoff Kidd has celebrated 40 years of service including more than three decades as farm manager of Loch Spelve on Mull.
 FAO fish farm project provides livelihoods
Youths in Guinea-Bissau have learnt to farm fish in floating cages to help produce food, diversify income and employment prospects and boost the country’s sustainability.
 HAPO to sponsor Greek aquaculture congress
The Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO) is the gold sponsor of Greece’s first Hellenic Aquaculture Congress taking place on 22-23 June in Athens.
 Improved antimicrobial protection
A new water treatment product is able to capture advanced oxidation technology in a cube of ice and provide continue antimicrobial protection while thawing.