AquacultureEurope2016: Are Coupled Aquaponic Systems Good for Catfish Welfare?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

UK - Aquaponic systems offer many benefits but the impact it has on the welfare of fish is generally unknown, explained Bjoern Bassmann, University of Rostock, in his presentation at Aquaculture Europe 2016, 20-23 September, Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Brits Willing to Go the Extra Mile for Sustainable Fish and Chips

Mon, 26 Sep 2016

UK - Four in five (80 per cent) fish and chip fans believe that all of the UK’s 10,500 fish and chip shops should serve certified sustainable fish, according to research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

 

World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday.

 

AquacultureEurope 2016: Sustainable Aquaculture Growth Lies in New Feed Ingredients

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

UK - Sustainable growth of aquaculture lies in utilising new feed ingredients that match requirements for good and healthy growth of the fish and for stable, high quality of the final product, according to feed company BioMar. Exploiting microalgae as a feed ingredient can match these requirements.

 

Maldives’ Tuna Fishers Trial Radar to Protect Sea Birds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

MALDIVES - The Maldivian pole-and-line tuna fishers have begun a comprehensive experimental trial of an on-board bird tracking radar in an attempt to improve efficiency of one-by-one tuna fishing boats.

 

AquacultureEurope2016: More Aquaculture R&D Needed to Fulfil Food Security Role

Fri, 23 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - The sustainability of aquaculture, wild capture fisheries and consumption will all be important if seafood is to fulfil its important role in future food security, explained Ally Dingwall, Sainsbury's Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, giving his plenary talk at Aquaculture Europe, 20-23 September, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Fish Site's Editor Lucy Towers reports.

 

India Targets 15 Million Tonnes of Fish Production by 2019-20

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

INDIA - In order to exploit the scope for development of fisheries and aquaculture in the country, the Government of India has restructured the Central Plan Scheme under an umbrella of Blue Revolution, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

Australia's Export Earnings for Fisheries Products Forecast to Rise

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department.

 

Countries Urged to Get on Board with Fight Against Rogue Fishing

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - An international conference on how to achieve healthy and sustainable oceans has welcomed the growing support for a ground-breaking international accord on illegal fishing, brokered by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

 

AquacultureEurope 2016: Does Lumpfish Personality Affect Sea Lice Consumption?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - Lumpfish are being increasingly used on salmon farms to control sea lice. However the amount of sea lice eaten by lumpfish varies. Could this be related to personality? Lucy Towers, The Fish Site's Editor, reports.

 

Scotland's Herring Survey Pioneers New Approach to Support Fisheries

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - A pioneering industry-led survey of a key west of Scotland herring fishery is paving the way for fishermen to provide scientific support to fisheries management.

 

Elevated CO2 Linked to Altered Brain Chemistry, Behavioral Impairments in Fish

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

US - In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University showed that increased carbon dioxide concentrations alters brain chemistry that may lead to neurological impairment in some fish.

 

AquacultureEurope 2016: What Can Satellite Data Do for Aquaculture?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

UK - The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project is helping shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria that lead to losses equaling thousands of pounds.

 

UK Opening Marks First Step in Global Scale-Up for Novel Aquaculture Protein

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

UK - Leading retailers, producers, investors and government representatives from around the globe gathered in the north of England to mark the opening of an historic facility that will help meet the protein demands of the world’s growing population.

 

Panama -The Best Opportunity for Aquaculture Investment

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

PANAMA - The time is right for Panama to engage new technology and be at the forefront of the aquaculture industry. There are many reasons to consider aquaculture investment in Panama with the right opportunity.

 

Rs. 2400 million Allocated for Sri Lanka's Freshwater Fisheries

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

SRI LANKA - Rs. 2400 million has been allocated for the development of fresh water fisheries under the programme of food security, announced Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

 

Alaska Seafood Launches 'We Are Wild' in the UK

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

US - The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has launched a new marketing campaign in the UK - “We are Wild”.

 

UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances.

 

Weekly Overview: Canada Invests in New Process to Battle Sea Lice

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is investing C$3.2 million in the development of an environmentally friendly and economical process to remove sea lice from farmed salmon which is being undertaken by Cooke Aquaculture.

 

ISA Reported on Frøya Fish Farm

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

NORWAY - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported on a salmon and trout farm in Frøya.

 

Cooke Aquaculture Awarded C$3.2 Million to Develop New Process to Battle Sea Lice

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

CANADA - The Canadian government is investing C$3.2 million in the development of an environmentally friendly and economical process to remove sea lice from farmed salmon which is being undertaken by Cooke Aquaculture.

 

Cyclone Causes $2.9 million Damage to Fiji's Fisheries Sector

Tue, 20 Sep 2016

FIJI - Tropical Cyclone Winston, which hit Fiji during February and March this year, caused $2.9 million worth of damages to the fisheries sector, according to the Severe TC Winston fisheries survey.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Tanner Crab Fishery Awaits Revival

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

US - Cordovans are hoping to revive a long lost Tanner crab fishery in Prince William Sound as a step towards keeping the town’s waterfront working year round.

 

EU to Host 'Our Ocean' 2017 Conference in Malta

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

EU - The next 'Our Ocean' conference will be hosted by the EU and is to take place in Malta.

 

Separate Fisheries Department Not Needed, Says Agriculture Chief

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

PHILIPPINES - Agriculture chief Emmanuel Piñol said he is against the creation of a separate fisheries department.

 

Guyana Ratifies Port State Measures Agreement

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

GUYANA - Guyana has signed an agreement with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) that will allow the country to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in its territorial waters,

 

St John's Hosts Canada's Largest Aquaculture Conference

Mon, 19 Sep 2016

CANADA - The largest aquaculture conference and trade show in recent Canadian history is taking place at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador September 18-21st.

 

Pacific Ocean Culture to Support Fiji's Aquaculture Sector

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

FIJI - A new partnership has been formed between Pacific Ocean Culture ltd and Fiji National University to develop aquaculture in the country.

 

Strong, Effective Implementation of Anti-Illegal Fishing Treaty Needed

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - The recent entry into force of a ground-breaking international accord on illegal fishing is a welcome development but it now requires "strong and effective implementation", said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

 

Track Commercial Fishing Activity in Almost Real-Time

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - A new online technology platform that allows anyone in the world free access to monitor and track the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels in near real-time has been launched following a collaboration of Oceana, SkyTruth and Google.

 

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Nutriad Introduces New Aquaculture Products in China

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

CHINA - Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad participated in the VIV China held from September 6-8 in Beijing.

 

Embracing New Technology Crucial for Aquaculture Sustainability

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

SINGAPORE - Embracing new technologies is crucial to ensuring the continued sustainability of fish farms in Singapore, said Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon.

 

Russia’s Western Kamchatka Salmon Fishery Achieves Sustainable Certification

Fri, 16 Sep 2016

RUSSIA - The Russian VA-Delta Western Kamchatka salmon fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard.

 

Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance.

 

Large-Size Pollock Fillets Still Scarce In Alaska

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

US - Directed fishing for the Pollock C season in the Gulf of Alaska opened August 25 with increased allocations rolled over from B season, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Hydrogen Energy Being Tested in the Spanish Aquaculture Sector

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

SPAIN - Experts from the LIFE AQUASEF project are looking at more economic and sustainable energy alternatives for the aquaculture sector.

 

New Eel Species Found on Indian Coasts of the Bay of Bengal

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

INDIA - Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered at least two new species of eel fish, within last ten months, from the Bay of Bengal along the West Bengal coast, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

MSC Working Hard to Ensure Certification Requirements are Effective and Adhered To

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Catches of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified tuna are kept separate from non-certified tuna and on-board observers check requirements of the certification are being adhered to, said the MSC, responding to an article published in the international scientific journal Marine Policy by the Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC).

 

Female Fish can Favor Sperm from Preferred Males

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

US - Ovarian fluid released with eggs during spawning of ocellated wrasse favors sperm from the nest-tending males preferred by females, limiting fertilisation by 'sneaker' males

 

ASC, Tao Ran Cooperation to Push ASC Growth in China

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

CHINA - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has formed a partnership with Qingdao Tao Ran Environmental Science and Technology (Tao Ran), a professional Chinese environmental firm, in order to accelerate the growth of the ASC programme in China.

 

Brexit Creates Opportunity to Reinvigorate Coastal Communities

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is united in its conviction that exit from the EU presents a unique set of opportunities for Scotland to reinvigorate its coastal and island communities and deliver a thriving and sustainable seafood industry, says an industry briefing paper prepared for MSPs ahead of today's (14 September) Scottish parliamentary debate on Brexit.

 

Prevention is Better than Medicine on Shrimp Farms

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

ECUADOR - Disease challenges that have affected a number of key shrimp production regions around the world in recent years have increased the focus on producing healthier and more robust stocks. In addition to establishing very strict sanitary requirements, many shrimp farmers have sought new health-specific diets across the shrimp lifecycle that progress growth and reduce bacterial challenges.

 

Blue Harvest Acquires High Liner Foods’ Scallop Business

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

US - Blue Harvest Fisheries has acquired High Liner Foods’ scallop business and processing facility in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

 

The Big Impact of Wasted Fish on the Poor

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

GLOBAL - Despite fish waste being a global problem, post harvest losses most affect poor people in developing countries, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and income.

 

Vietnam Pangasius Exports to Mexico Recover

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

VIETNAM - Since March 2016, Vietnamese pangasius exports to Mexico have showed the recovery. This was a good sign for exporters.

 

OPAGAC Raises Questions of MSC Certified FAD-Free Tuna

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

SPAIN - The Producers’ Association of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) has published an article in the international scientific journal Marine Policy questioning the merits and scientific rigour of the assessment of industrial tuna purse seine fisheries when being certified against the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard.

 

Scottish Atlantic Salmon Production Declined in 2015

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - In 2015, production of Atlantic salmon decreased by 7,300 tonnes (4.1 per cent) to 171,722 tonnes, according to the latest Scottish Fish Farm Production Survey.

 

Weekly Overview: Climate Change May Lead to $10 billion in Losses for Fishing Industry

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

ANALYSIS - Global fisheries stand to lose approximately $10 billion of their annual revenue by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

 

Danish North Sea Cod Certified Sustainable

Tue, 13 Sep 2016

DENMARK - The Danish North Sea cod fishery has achieved long awaited MSC certification.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Fall a Busy Time for Alaskan Fishermen

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

US - It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water, or gearing up for even more openers in just a few weeks.

 

New Fishing Bans for Swedish Waters

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

EU - The European Commission has adopted two regulations that will help Member States comply with European environmental legislation to protect natural environments.

 

Brexit an Opportunity for Radical Change, says Fisheries Minister

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

UK - The fishing industry has a once in a generation opportunity for radical change according to UK fisheries minister, George Eustice.

 

New Bio-Control Water Treatment for Healthier Water

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

IRELAND - Following the recent successful introduction of its revolutionary Ammonia controlling FirstBIO™ product, Bio-Industries Ltd. of Dublin, Ireland is doing it again with the release of PolyBIO™ an innovative natural “Probiotic” anti-microbial water treatment proven to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria while reducing levels of bad disease causing bacteria in aquaculture systems.

 

Xelect Maintains Strong Focus on R&D

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

UK - Xelect was founded on a core principle – to bring effective genetic technology to the global aquaculture industry. The University of St Andrews spin-out was launched in 2012, to commercialise decades of research in fish physiology by Prof. Ian Johnston and patented genetic technology from the doctoral research of Tom Ashton.

 

Nova Scotia Launches Premium International Seafood Brand in China

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

CANADA - Nova Scotia has launched a new international seafood brand in China to market its premium seafood in global markets.

 

Ocean Warming Disastrous for Indian Ocean Species and Ecosystem

Mon, 12 Sep 2016

INDIA - Ocean warming, which is already affecting humans, fish stocks and crop yields while posing the threats of more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases, may well turn out to be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation, cautions the recent IUCN report: Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, Scale, Effects and Consequences. Basudev Mahapatra reports.

 

Estonian Fish Processors Plan to Double Exports to Japan

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

ESTONIA - Estonian fish processors are aiming to sell at least €7 million worth of exports in the Japanese market in 2017, according to senior industry representatives.

 

Proposed Zoning Changes to Boost Aquaculture in Spencer Gulf

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf region is to get an economic boost if proposed changes to aquaculture zoning near Wallaroo which allow for finfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and algae farming go ahead.