Chinese companies see subsidies cancelled and permits removed for illegal fishing
The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has announced measures against fishing vessels and their operators after a number of Chinese vessel shave been intercepted engaged in illegal fishing activities in West African waters.
 Funding for aquaculture accelerator programme
The first global accelerator programme dedicated to the aquaculture industry will have the opportunity to grow with investment from the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture.
 Sustainable wrasse use controls sea lice
Loch Duart has reduced sea lice treatments significantly and recorded salmon growth on all its sites following efforts to source sustainable wrasse for use as cleaner fish.
 BioMar 2017 revenue up 12%
BioMar Group’s revenue was up 12% in 2017, boosted by significant capacity expansion in Norway and the acquisition of Ecuador-based shrimp feed producer Alimentsa.
 NOAA appoints science centre director
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has appointed Kristen Koch as science and research director of its Southwest Fisheries Science Center to oversee marine resources work in California.
 UK industry angry with Brexit transition agreement
The UK fishing industry has been misled about Brexit independence and quota setting plans are unclear, The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) has said.
 Taiwan claims human rights abuse film is “not the truth”
The Taiwan Fisheries Agency said the Taiwan government is safeguarding the rights and benefits of foreign crew members, following the release of a video exposing human rights abuses of migrant fisherman on Taiwanese-owned vessels.
 Aquaculture seeks new protein sources
That’s the message sent by Hampiðjan fishing gear designer Einar Skaftason at the Innovation Norway conference held in Bergen 6-8th March. At the conference he described pioneering fisheries for pearlside and lantern fish that had been carried out, and for which Hampiðjan developed fishing gear.
 Film exposes abuse on Taiwan vessels
An investigative film has revealed beatings at gunpoint, slavery, dangerous working conditions and squalid living conditions are all faced by migrant fishermen working aboard Taiwanese-owned fishing vessels.
 Supermarkets and seafood industry press for action ahead of upcoming Fisheries Bill
A group of prominent UK retailers and seafood industry companies have out their weight behind a demand for the British government to adopt and implement robust fisheries regulations effectively once the UK has left the European Union, just as government prepares new fisheries legislation.