Norwegian Seafood Council signs UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles

NORWAY – The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) a public company owned by the Norwegian Government has signed the Sustainable Ocean Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, strengthening its commitment to helping secure a healthy […]

Raw Seafoods partners with IBM to improve seafood safety through blockchain

USA – Massachusetts based seafoods company, Raw Seafoods Inc has partnered with leading technology solution provider, IBM to explore the use of blockchain technology in improving food safety along the seafood value chain. Starting with […]

AfDB approves US$13.2m funding for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development in Malawi

MALAWI – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$13.2 million financing package from the African Development Fund for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and […]

FAO’s improved fish processing method boosts Ghanaian fish industry

GHANA – The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has introduced an innovative oven for smoking of fish that reduces the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbonsn(PAH) in smoked fish to 0.3ppm/kg which is less compared to the European […]

IFAD pumps US$150m into Kenya’s aquaculture sector to boost production

KENYA – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is implementing a US$150 million (Shs15 billion) aquaculture project in Kenya that seeks to boost fish production in the country. Funded by the IFAD, the eight-year […]

Seychelles in talks with EU on US$33.29m sustainable fisheries deal

SEYCHELLES – Seychelles and the European Union (EU) have initiated the first round of negotiations for a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol worth US$33.29 million. The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement is a longstanding […]

Orkla Foods sells Glyngøre seafood brand to Amanda Seafoods

DENMARK – Orkla Foods Danmark, Orkla’s fully owned subsidiary has agreed to divest its seafood brand Glyngøre to Denmark based producer and exporter of fish, Amanda Seafoods A/S. The sale aims to reduce portfolio complexity […]

Uganda’s fish processing factories reopen as stocks improve

UGANDA – At least four fish processing factories in Uganda have resumed operations on the back of improved fish stocks across the country. According to the Uganda Fish Producers and Exporters Association (UFPEA), the factories, […]

Small fish species can enhance food security in Africa – study by FAO shows

AFRICA – A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) poses that small freshwater fish around Africa offer a large and under recognised opportunity to boost food and nutrition security. The study which […]