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Mycotoxin Testing – From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

US - One of Alaska's most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change. This could impact the ecology of northern lakes, which already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

 

New Zealand Government to Enforce Microbeads Ban From 2018

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their impact on oceans and marine life.

 

Estonian Fish Catch Increased in 2015

Mon, 23 Jan 2017

ESTONIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 72,896 MT, which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance and inland fisheries. Fish catch in 2015 was seven percent higher than in 2014, because of higher Baltic Sea catch, which makes 81 percent of the total fish harvest.

 

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Sustainable Shrimp Farming: High Density, Biofloc-Dominated, No-Water-Exchange Systems

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Tzachi Samocha, Marine Solutions & Feed Technology, USA, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Rise of the Fish Vaccine

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - When Dr Stanisław Snieszko and colleagues injected carp with the first fish vaccine in the late 1930s, they declared that although effective, immunisation was “too complicated and time consuming for large scale application in fish farms”. Jump forward to today, and vaccines are available for 17 different kinds of fish species, protecting them against 22 different bacterial and 6 different viral diseases.

 

Report Confirms Positive Economic Trends in EU Fishing Fleet

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

EU - The economic performance of the EU fleet improved significantly again in 2014, according to the latest Annual Economic Report.

 

Latvia's Fish Catch Down in 2015

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

LATVIA - In 2015 the total fish catch was 83,000 MT which included the Baltic Sea, long-distance ocean fisheries and inland catch. The fish catch in 2015 was 32 per cent lower than in 2014 because of reduced catch in long-distance ocean fisheries.

 

Scotland’s Pelagic Fishermen Call for Urgent Review of Faroese Access to EU Waters

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

SCOTLAND - In a joint statement, the two associations representing Scotland’s pelagic fishing fleet have called on the European Commission to review Faroese access to EU waters “as a matter of urgency”.

 

Sonny Perdue Named New US Agriculture Secretary

Fri, 20 Jan 2017

US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration.

 

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Addressing the Challenges of Shrimp Nutrition

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Alberto Nunes, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Sustainable Micro-Algae Feed Company Enters Fish-Free Feed (F3) Challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

BELGIUM - As the global aquaculture industry works to reduce its use of fish meal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds, one company in particular is hoping that its algae based feeds will capture the attention of a competition designed to encourage the take-up of fish meal and fish oil alternatives.

 

Commerce Secretary Declares Fisheries Disasters for Nine West Coast Species

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

US - The US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has determined there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington.

 

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Job Clip - Managing Director

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Hannes talks about being a Managing Director at BIOMIN.

 

Call for Ideas for Fishing Gear Discards Reduction Initiative

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

UK - Skippers, trawl makers and gear technologists are being urged to participate in the second phase of projects now being called by the Gear Innovation and Technology Advisory Group (GITAG) to develop and trial innovative new types of fishing gear aimed at reducing discards.

 

AquaBounty Completes NASDAQ Listing, Raises $25m for Commercialisation of GM Salmon

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

US - AquaBounty Technologies has completed the listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market and finalized the equity subscription from Intrexon.

 

Spotlight on Africa at World Aquaculture 2017

Thu, 19 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA - The World Aquaculture Society takes its annual conference to Africa for the first time in 2017 – turning the spotlight on the potential of aquaculture production to support economic development and investment opportunities in the world’s second-fastest growing regional economy.

 

EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

 

Weekly Overview: Researchers Develop New Method for Quick Detection of White Spot Disease

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Researchers in India have developed a new method for detecting white spot disease in shrimps, giving on-the-spot results.

 

Global Octopus Landings on an Increasing Trend

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Global octopus landings appear to be on an increasing trend right now. In 2015, landings increased by 6.7 per cent compared with 2014. Increases were registered in the major suppliers (Morocco, Mauritania and Mexico), while landings in Spain, Portugal and the Republic of Korea declined, reports FAO GLOBEFISH.

 

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Mycotoxins in Aquaculture: Occurrence and Significance

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Rui Alexandre Goncalves, BIOMIN Holding, Austria, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and human medicine.

 

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MSD Animal Health Joins Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) to Support Sustainable Salmon Farming

Wed, 18 Jan 2017

MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce its membership in the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), a leadership initiative by global farmed salmon producers that is focused on accelerating sustainability for salmon farming.

 

New Research Finds Fishing is Fundamentally Altering the Food Chain in Coral Reefs

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research.

 

Pollock “A” Fishing Season to Begin - Expected Pricing and Trends

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

US - A Season Pollock Fishing begins this Friday in the Gulf of Alaska, opening up discussions and projections for pricing this year, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods, 3-Minute Market Insight,

 

China is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

CHINA - As global fish stocks continue sinking to alarmingly low levels, a joint study by marine fisheries experts from within and outside of China concluded that the country's most recent fisheries conservation plan can achieve a true paradigm shift in marine fisheries management - but only if the Chinese government embraces major institutional reform.

 

Researchers Develop New Method for Quick Detection of White Spot Disease

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

INDIA - Researchers have developed a new method for detecting white spot disease in shrimps, giving on-the-spot results.

 

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Disease Threats in Shrimp Farming: Causes and Possible Solutions

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Matthew Briggs, Ridley AgriProducts Pty., Australia, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry.

 

Sustainable Seafood Supply is Essential in the EU, finds Study

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

EU - A new Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices regarding fishery and aquaculture products reveals that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although how far people live from the sea plays a role in how often they eat fish.

 

Diversification Key to Resilient Fishing Communities

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - Fishing communities can survive - and even thrive - as fish abundance and market prices shift if they can catch a variety of species and nimbly move from one fishery to the next.

 

Ocean Acidification to Hit Dungeness Crab Fishery

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - The acidification of the ocean as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect, new research shows.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Industry Hopeful of No Further Budget Cuts

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again.

 

Grant Funding Available for Attendance of Young Fish Technologists at World Seafood Congress 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - The International Association of Fish Inspectors is reminding World Seafood Congress 2017 visitors that applications for the 2017 Peter Howgate Award are open.

 

Tilapia Demand Firm, Prices Remain Relatively Low

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - During the first half of 2016, approximately 170 000 tonnes of tilapia (whole, fillets and breaded) entered the international market. A recent supply shortage in China this summer, could lead to prices firming in late 2016/early 2017, reports FAO, GLOBEFISH.

 

Government to Develop Aquaculture in Karnataka State

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

INDIA - Pramod Madhwaraj, the Minister of State for Fisheries, has said that the department is planning to develop aquaculture on 5,000 hectares across Karnataka State.

 

Australian Authorities Hunt for Source of White Spot Disease Outbreak

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are continuing to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine the origin of the outbreak of white spot disease in prawn farms in south-east Queensland.

 

SWFPA Welcomes New Deep Water Trawling Regulation

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

UK - The UK’s largest fishing association has welcomed the introduction of a new regulation that restricts bottom trawling in areas of very deep water to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems.

 

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Ocean Foods Ecosystems for Planetary Survival in the Anthropocene

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Barry A. Costa-Pierce, University of New England, USA, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Low and Stable Shrimp Prices Fueling Demand in the EU and Japan

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Although shrimp supplies remained stable during the first half of 2016, shrimp farmers in most of the producing countries in Asia have been struggling with a number of challenges during the main farming season (July–September). These include poor weather conditions, disease problems, unattractive prices and slow demand in the US market. Production did increase in Thailand however, reports FAO GLOBEFISH.

 

New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to add significantly more seafood to their diet.

 

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Nutriad Supporting US Customers on Veterinary Feed Directive

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking numerous steps and actions to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously in Food Animal Production.

 

New Algae Species Found in Omani Waters

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has announced that its researchers have found a new type of algae species, Myrionecta rubra, a part of the phytoplankton family during a red tide that occurred recently.

 

International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential.

 

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Bringing Science to the Field: Innovative Molecular Tools for the Benefit of Farmers

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Simon MacKenzie, Stirling University, United Kingdom, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington for the first time by a NOAA-supported research team, led by Oregon State University scientists.

 

New Shrimp Farm to Open in Iowa

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - A new shrimp farm is to open in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa.

 

Wastewater Treatment Upgrades Result in Major Reduction of Intersex Fish

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

CANADA - Upgrades to a wastewater treatment plant along Ontario's Grand River led to a 70 per cent drop in fish that have both male and female characteristics within one year and a full recovery of the fish population within three years, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

 

Argentine Anchovy Fishery Proves It’s Sustainable, Again

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

ARGENTINA - The Argentine anchovy fishery has achieved re-certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

 

Pacific Cod Fishery Now Underway - Everything You Need to Know

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

US - The Pacific Cod fishery opened on January 1 in the Gulf of Alaska and some processors have already begun offloading fish from their smaller boats, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund.

 

Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

UK - Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting the distribution of marine animals in response to climate warming.

 

New Disease Detected in Vannamei Shrimps

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

INDIA - A new virus among Vannamei shrimps, in Thailand and Vietnam, has been detected by the department of Marine Living Resources of Andhra University. The virus has been affecting over Rs 1,000 crore worth shrimps every year.

 

Researchers Create Trout Feed From Bean Residue

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

MEXICO - In order to reduce costs in rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) production, researchers from the Technological Institute of Tuxtepec (Ittux) have developed an aquaculture feed from the residues of beans.

 

Researchers Express Optimism Over Transgenic Chinese Carp

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CHINA - Chinese researchers who created a rapidly growing “giant” transgenic carp have expressed cautious optimism it will one day land on dining tables.

 

Arctic Char Sperm Race for Reproductive Success

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

NORWAY - Dominant Arctic char produce sperm that swim faster in diluted ovarian fluid, while subordinate males produce sperm that swim faster in water, according to new research.

 

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The Fish Meal Dilemma - What are the Alternatives?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Ashild Krogdahl, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norwey, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Australia Suspends Uncooked Prawn Imports

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - ​The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports into Australia in response to information from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources that the level of risk associated with uncooked imported prawns (including prawn meat) had become unacceptable.

 

Cambodia Planning For First Large-Scale Marine Fish Farm

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

CAMBODIA - A proposal for the country’s first large-scale marine fish farm that would raise grouper, sea bass and other valuable dinner-table species has been sent to the Council of Development for Cambodia for approval.