International Drive to Increase Aquaculture SME Innovation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

UK - An international partnership met in Reykjavík today to scope out a new Aquaculture Innovation Network for the Northern Periphery and Arctic (AINNPA) aimed at improving innovation support for remotely located aquaculture businesses and, in turn, enabling demand-driven products and services.

 

Scottish Aquaculture and Fisheries Industries to Receive Over £8 million Funding

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

SCOTLAND - The latest round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will deliver 41 projects which will contribute to the sustainable management of fisheries and marine ecosystems and help businesses upgrade or modernise their equipment, and move into new markets.

 

ASEAN Fish Production to Rise; Policies, Technology Needed to Ensure Sustainability

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

ASIA - A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24 per cent of global output by 2030.

 

Expert Urges Federal Govt to Provide Tight Security for Aquatic Farmers

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

NIGERIA - An expert in the area of Aquaculture, Mrs Mojisola Funmilayo Siyanbola has urged the Federal Government to provide effective and efficient proactive security measures to protect aquatic resources in order to tackle the problem of inadequate supply of fish in the country.

 

American Aquaculture’s Image Makeover is Good for Growth

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

In the USA the public perception of aquaculture has suffered from an image problem over the years. While the industry has taken huge steps to address this, consumes’ understanding the provenance of farmed fish is still lagging behind, says Aaron Orlowski, writing for The Fish Site.

 

Record High Operational EBIT for Marine Harvest

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

NORWAY - Marine Harvest achieved an operational EBIT of EUR 259 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to EUR 90 million in the corresponding quarter of 2015.

 

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Russian Fish Processor to Build Four New Facilities, Increase Workforce

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

RUSSIA — Russia’s fish processor Kurilsk Universal Complex has become a strategic investor in local fish processor Ostrovny Rybokombinat and plans to build four new facilities on the Shikotan island where the company is based.

 

Marine Harvest to Start Value-added Production in BC

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has begun construction of a value-added processing facility that will provide more healthy and convenient salmon products to its customers.

 

Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before shipping to the market.

 

Province Announces Nova Scotia-China Live Lobster Quality Project

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CANADA & CHINA - A new lobster quality initiative between Nova Scotia and Tmall-Alibaba, an online retail company in China, will set a premium quality standard for exported Nova Scotia lobster.

 

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New Methods Further Discern Extreme Fluctuations in Forage Fish Populations

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

US - New research, building on the pioneering work of Soutar and Isaacs in the late 1960s and others, shows in greater detail that such forage fish stocks have undergone boom-bust cycles for centuries, with at least three species off the US West Coast repeatedly experiencing steep population increases followed by declines long before commercial fishing began.

 

Copper Sulfate Kills Fungus on Fish Eggs

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

US - Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have found that copper sulfate kills fish egg fungus and is cheaper than current treatments.

 

Enterra Receives Approval to Sell Insect Larvae to Aquaculture Industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CANADA - Enterra Feed Corporation has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for salmonids, including farmed salmon, trout and arctic char.

 

Salmon Farming to Expand in Tasmania

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - Salmon farming will expand into Tasmania's east coast following an independent review.

 

Crawfish Added to BAP Programme; Chinese Processing Plant Certified

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

CHINA - Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division in welcoming the world’s first BAP-certified crawfish facility to the third-party certification programme, the organization announced in mid-February.

 

Sea to Table’s Supply-Chain Makeover

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

US - Driven by conscious consumers such as university student bodies, fish distribution in North America is switching to a more local, more sustainable model. Rachel Lane reports on the rise of Sea to Table in the US, with its swifter, simpler rethink of an overwrought supply chain.

 

Gut Feeling Essential for Migrating Fish

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

SWEDEN - Why do trout spend so much time in potentially dangerous estuaries before migrating to sea? In a new thesis published at University Gothenburg, Jeroen Brijs reveals that the answer may lie in the gut.

 

Giving Oceans a Break Could Generate $83b in Additional Benefits for Fisheries

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Fishing less, and better, could generate an additional $83 billion each year for the fisheries sector, creating a much-needed revenue stream in developing countries and improving global food security, according to a new World Bank Group report.

 

EU Trains Officials in Good Aquaculture Practices

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

INDIA - Representatives of the European Union (EU) are conducting a three-day Capacity Building Initiative for Trade Development (CITD) for Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Department of Fisheries and National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA) on ‘Good Aquaculture Practices’.

 

Arctic Charr Added to BAP Programme; Iceland Processing Plant Certified

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

ICELAND - Congratulations to Íslandsbleikja, Iceland’s first processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February.

 

GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods.

 

Cultivated Scallops Populations Develop Distinct Genetic Structure

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

GERMANY - The scallop is one of the largest edible molluscs, and gourmets consider it to be a great delicacy. To meet this demand, the fishing industry cultivates these shellfish in coastal aquafarms. In a new analysis, behavioural ecologists at Bielefeld University have confirmed that cultivated scallops developed their own genetic structure that differs from that of natural scallops.

 

International Collaboration to Improve Fisheries Management

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - International collaboration is just one way the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) demonstrates support for best practice in global fisheries management.

 

Chile Invests Over $2 billion in Los Lagos Region in 2016

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

CHILE - In 2016, Chile allocated more than two billion pesos to the fishing and aquaculture industries in the Los Lagos region.

 

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Pentair AES Announces New Product Taurus VS Pump

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

US - Replace your traditional pump with Pentair’s revolutionary variable speed technology—and start saving now.

 

New Shellfish Licences Issued to Shetland Fishermen

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - Five new shellfish licences have been granted to creel and scallop fishermen in Shetland.

 

Clearwater Increases Investment in Market Leading Arctic Surf Clam Fishery

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

CANADA - Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods Inc. has announced that more than C$5 million in new investments in Clearwater's market-leading Arctic surf clam fishery.

 

Alaska Boats Not Dropping Nets for Cod

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

US - Many boats in Alaska are not dropping their nets for Pacific Cod as they continue to target Pollock instead, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradexx Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

More Maldivian Support for Sustainable One-by-one Tuna Fisheries

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

MALDIVES - Maldivian tuna supply chain companies Ensis Fisheries PVT Ltd and Maldives Quality Seafood PVT Ltd have become the latest Members of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.

 

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Latest BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Reveals High Risk to Livestock Globally

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Mycotoxin-related threats to livestock production are higher this year than in the past, according to the latest 2016 BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

 

Algeria-EU Programme to Support Fishing, Aquaculture Sector

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

ALGERIA - A programme of the European Union (EU) to support the sector of fishing and aquaculture was officially launched Monday, in Algiers, as part of the European programme to support the diversification of economy, Divico2.

 

Aquaculture Project for Tribespeople

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

INDIA - After scripting a success saga in an inland aquaculture project to improve the lives of tribespeople in the Karapuzha reservoir, the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) is gearing up to launch a similar project in the Banasurasagar Reservoir of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) at Padinharethara in the district.

 

Aussie Prawn Industry in Turmoil as Disease Spreads

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - Australian prawn farmers are in turmoil, as yet another outbreak of white spot disease was confirmed Monday, at a farm in Queensland.

 

Commission Adopts New Regulation on EU Fleet Register

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

EU - Updates to the European Union's fleet register will soon be available in real time, following the adoption of a new regulation by the European Commission on 6 February.

 

Ministry Urges Australia to Permit Shrimp Imports Again

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

VIET NAM - Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has called on the Australian Government to allow the import of prawns and uncooked shrimps again soon.

 

Zambia Launches Fish Farming Project

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

ZAMBIA - The Zambian government has announced the start of a fish farming project aimed at boosting the production of fish for both local consumption and export.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Framework for Alaskan Mariculture Expansion Takes Shape

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

US - Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture industry expansion.

 

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Food Safety & Animal Nutrition Course in Spain

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SPAIN - Multinational Feed Additives Producer Nutriad, headquartered in Belgium, participated in the Food Safety and Animal Nutrition Course organized by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, which took place in February in Cartagena (Spain).

 

Super Additive Leading the Way To More Sustainable Aquaculture Feed

Mon, 13 Feb 2017

SPAIN - Fish farmers are always looking for sustainable feed that can make fish strong and healthy. A new study led by the CSIC in Spain concludes that marine feed ingredients in aquaculture can potentially be replaced by plant ingredients without detrimental effects, when appropriate feed additives are added.

 

Belarus, Ecuador Discuss JV on Agrarian, Seafood Processing Companies

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

BELARUS & ECUADOR - Belarus and Ecuador discussed setting up joint companies to process seafood and agricultural products.

 

DOST to Beef up Fish By-products

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

PHILIPPINES - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and major players of the fisheries industry convened recently for a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the value-adding of fishery by-products in Zamboanga City.

 

Concerns about Sustainability of Tasmania's Salmon Industry

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - Two former salmon industry executives have added their voices to concerns raised about the sustainability of parts of Tasmania's $700 million salmon industry.

 

CIBA’s Shrimp Feed Proves Instant Hit Among Farmers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

INDIA - The indigenous brand of formulated shrimp feed for vannamei (Pacific white shrimp) developed by Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture’s (CIBA), is proving to be an instant hit with large-scale farmers and entrepreneurs in several aquaculture States like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala, including Tamil Nadu.

 

Ag Department Accused of 'Dropping the Ball' Due to Diseased Prawn Imports

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Prawn Farming Association (APFA) has accused the Federal Department of Agriculture of "dropping the ball", following revelations that high numbers of diseased prawns are entering and being sold in Australia.

 

US to Maintain AD Duties on Vietnamese Shrimp Export

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

VIET NAM - The US Department of Commerce said the revocation of anti-dumping (AD) order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Việt Nam would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping.

 

Australia Eases Shrimp Imports

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has loosened its temporary suspension of the import of uncooked prawns and related products.

 

Mongolia’s Freshwater Revolution

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

MONGOLIA - Can a government project, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, make fish a staple product of the second-largest landlocked country on earth? Mainbayar Badarch reports on the promising first steps in bringing large-scale aquaculture to Mongolia’s rivers and lakes

 

Talk Highlights Role of New Technologies in Aquaculture, Fisheries

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

OMAN - Last week, the office of the deputy vice chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research at SQU organised a talk on 'Marine Biotechnology: Contribution to Sustainable Economy', delivered by Dr Madjid Delghandi, senior researcher, Centre of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology at SQU.

 

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[Webinar] Mycotoxin On-Site Testing and Survey Results

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - Watch the webinar with experts from BIOMIN and Romer Labs for an an in-depth discussion about how to successfully implement on-site mycotoxin monitoring, and recent trends in mycotoxin occurrence worldwide. Learn about the latest results of the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey, the longest-running and most comprehensive survey of its kind.

 

Coal Ash Selenium Found in Fish in North Carolina Lakes

Thu, 09 Feb 2017

US - A new Duke University study has found high levels of selenium in fish in three North Carolina lakes receiving power plants' coal ash waste.

 

Weekly Overview: Rare Ice Age Fish Filmed in Derwent Water

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

GLOBAL - A rare fish that is thought to be from the Ice Age has been caught on video for the first time at a lake in Cumbria, UK.

 

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Nutriad Supporting Member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP)

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

EU - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has become a supporting member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP).

 

Zimbabwean Fish Farming Gets Boost

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

ZIMBABWE - The Government has launched a stocking and restocking programme on Zimbabwean dams to boost fish production (aquaculture) countrywide to enhance national food security and nutrition, while generating economic opportunities for communities.

 

India Misses Out Aquaculture in Budget

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

INDIA - The Budget seems to have let down the country’s fishery sector, employing 14 million people, for failing to address its various demands.

 

Sustainable Fishing in Developing Countries Receives Boost

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

NETHERLANDS - Fishermen in developing countries will be offered new opportunities to improve the sustainability of their fishing practices, thanks to funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

 

Tassie Recycler Converts Aquaculture's Plastic Waste into Building Materials

Wed, 08 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - A Tasmanian company recycling the state's farming and fishing industry's plastic waste is looking to expand its operations interstate.

 

Fisheries Institute Sets up RAS to Boost Fish Seed Production

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

INDIA - The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to boost the seed production of commercially important marine fishes.

 

Seafood Industry Urges Government to Free Fresh, Brackish Water for Aquaculture

Tue, 07 Feb 2017

INDIA - The seafood industry has urged the government to free its fresh and brackish waters for aquaculture activities if it is to achieve a Blue Revolution.