The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has accused UK supermarkets of failing to label seafood in a way that makes it easy for consumers to select sustainable sourced fish. The allegation came as the MCS published the Good Fish guide, which is being hailed as the most comprehensive sustainable seafood advice released to date.
Argentina’s seafood exports in the first quarter of 2011 totalled 78,493 tons valued at 218 million US dollars which represents a 14.9% in volume (92.220 tons) and 3.3% in value (211 million USD), according to the latest release from the National Service for Food Health and Quality, Senada.
This year’s squid (Illex argentinus) season took off January first with encouraging catches in Argentina but then went sour with steady declines in volume according to the industry. However official figures show that total registered catches were up over 50%.
An overwhelming majority of EU citizens want the fish they buy to come from sources that are sustainable and not over-fished, according to an independent poll commissioned by World Wildlife Fund, WWF, and carried out in 14 EU countries.
A new system of fishery control with continent-wide, common rules and penalties is now fully operational, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
The South Georgia tourist season is drawing to a close with just one cruise ship left to visit in early April, according to the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.
High levels of radioactive iodine and cesium were detected by Japan’s Fisheries Ministry in fish caught near the Fukushima nuclear power plant this week. Japan has responded to the findings by announcing its first legal limits for radiation in fish and said it is considering a ban on exports of some marine products.
Encouraging expectations for the Illex argentinus squid season appear to be fading in Argentina. Following a start with good catches and high expectations, the average daily output of squid is now only around five tons in the area between parallels 44º and 46º South Atlantic.
Falkland Islands squid, sea-bass and king-clip were among the mouth watering morsels served to guests and buyers at a prestigious exhibition in the Czech capital of Prague last month.
The March 9 earthquake and tsunami destroyed most of Japan’s profitable salmon industry, but Japan’s loss may be Chile’s gain. <br />
The catastrophe directly hit the main fishing areas in the provinces of Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Chiaba, destroying 20% of the salmon industry and completely shutting down fishing ports.