One in Three Children Never Eat Oily Fish

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

UK - A study by UK supermarket Waitrose has revealed that one in three children never eat oily fish despite the health benefits associated with its high consumption.

 

Cash Injection for Massive Expansion of Halibut Farming Project

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

NORWAY - A Norwegian fish farm that is developing methods to produce farmed Atlantic halibut is set for a massive expansion in production thanks to a fresh injection of cash.

 

Western Australia Outlines Growth Strategy for Aquaculture

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

AUSTRALIA - A report on Western Australia's first Aquaculture WA State Forum has identified six key areas as the foundation of a proposed 10-year plan to develop a vibrant aquaculture industry in Western Australia.

 

Overfishing Not Solely to Blame for New England Cod Collapse

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

US - Overfishing is a known culprit of the decline of Atlantic cod off the coast of New England but now, a new study co-authored by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Columbia University has found that the climatological phenomenon known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is also a factor. And it contributes in a predictable way that may enable fishery managers to protect cod stocks from future collapse.

 

Tesco to Remove Some John West Canned Tuna from Shelves

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

UK - Tesco, has announced that it is to stop selling some of the John West canned tuna range due to sustainability issues.

 

New Study to Develop Tool for Safe Movement of Salmon to Seawater

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

UK - An innovative new test for seawater readiness, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), could boost Scottish exports – both of farmed salmon and the country’s technological expertise.

 

Indian State to be Self Sufficient in Fish by 2030

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

INDIA - The State of Nagaland is planning to become self sufficient in fish by 2030 through a State vision plan.

 

Oyster Disease Outbreaks Reported in Croatia

Thu, 28 Jul 2016

CROATIA - Outbreaks of bonamia exitiosa has been reported on a saltwater oyster farm in Medulinski and Malostonski, Croatia.

 

Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard.

 

Medieval Water Power Initiated the Collapse of Salmon Stocks

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

NETHERLANDS - New research by ecologists from Radboud University has concluded that salmon largely disappeared from waters due to the construction of water mills.

 

Two New Industry Members Appointed to SAIC Board

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is further strengthening the industry representation on its Board with not one but two new appointments – Ben Hadfield, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd, and Paddy Campbell, Managing Director of BioMar Ltd.

 

Weekly Overview: Fishing Ban Could Be Only Option Left for Saving Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on the commercial fishing of Pacific bluefin tuna as a last resort to save the species.

 

Study Shows Impact of Ocean Acidification on Reproductive Behavior in Fish

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

ITALY - Ocean acidification could have a major impact on the reproductive behaviour of fish living in affected waters, a new study shows. Research conducted close to volcanic vents off the coast of Southern Italy demonstrated marked reproductive differences in species of ocellated wrasse (Symphodus ocellatus).

 

New Funding to Help Nova Scotia Shellfish Farming Expansion, Start-Up

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

CANADA - The government of Nova Scotia is offering funding through the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board for those who would like to start, expand or purchase a shellfish farming business.

 

Kuwait Expresses Interest in Sri Lanka's Fisheries Sector

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

SRI LANKA - Kuwait has expressed its interest in partnering with the Sri Lankan fishery industry and excepting fish exports from the country.

 

Aquaculture Testing Agency Investigated Over Certifying Substandard Products

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

VIETNAM - A Vietnamese aquaculture surveying, testing and accreditation centre, under the directorate of fisheries, is being investigated by police and the government following reports that it has falsified documents to allow 800 substandard aquaculture products to be sold.

 

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Molecular Biology Paves the Way for Gut Health Innovation in Livestock Sciences

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Several narrow, advanced fields of study that examine the cellular metabolism of living organisms are setting the foundations for genuine innovation relating to gut health and performance in animal production in the years ahead. Breakthroughs may help define future nutrition strategies and the substitution of antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs).

 

Lumpfish: Cleaning Up Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites that have become an increasing concern for salmon aquaculture, costing global salmon farming more than $500 million per year. Benchmark Holdings, a company focused on solving the food industry’s biggest challenges, is investing serious time and resources in the production of lumpfish as cleaner fish to be used for biological control of sea lice. Lucy Towers caught up with the Benchmark team leading this pioneering work.

 

Seanamico to Hit Sales of VND780 billion in 2016

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

VIETNAM - Organic shrimp farming company Seanamico has set a sales target for 2016 of VND780 billion and is expecting the production of finished products to be 2,550 MT and post-tax profit of VND15 billion.

 

Industry innovation + Landing Obligation = Profitable, Discard-Free Future?

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

EU - The Environmental Defense Fund has examined how the fishing industry is already adapting, innovating and beginning to overcome the challenges posed by the ‘discard ban’.

 

Shrimp Industry to Benefit from New Feeding Protocol

Tue, 26 Jul 2016

ECUADOR - Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America.

 

MSC Plans to Add Labour Practices to Certification Requirements

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) will be consulting stakeholders on a number of options aimed at providing the market with greater assurance that MSC certified fisheries and supply chain companies meet internationally accepted norms for labour practices.

 

Only Half of Consumers Aware of Food Waste Problem

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

US - Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem.

 

Sustainable Fishery Projects get $10 million Funding

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

US - Approximately $10 million in funding for projects focusing on sustainable fisheries and coastal fishing communities has been made available by NOAA Fisheries.

 

Scottish Sea Farms to Invest £35m in Argyll RAS Hatchery

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - Salmon producer Scottish Sea Farms is to invest £35 million in a major freshwater site near Oban. This investment is part of a total £70 million spend anticipated over the next few years and will create up to 25 permanent high-value skilled jobs.

 

Record Breaking Storm Season in China Pressures Tilapia Supply

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

CHINA - Harsh weather is shaking up tilapia farms in Southern China as they experience the most severe rainstorm season since 1998, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Subpesca Highlights Progress of Coquimbo Reconstruction Project

Mon, 25 Jul 2016

CHILE - Less than a year after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Region of Coquimbo and north central areas of the country, the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) has delivered an update on the major reconstruction advances in the "Coquimbo Restarts Programme".

 

Climate Change Poses Threat to North Sea Cod and Haddock

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

UK - Fishermen may no longer be able to catch cod and haddock off the shores of Britain in the next century, according to a marine expert at the University of Hull.

 

Aquaculture Project Boosting Food Security in Sierra Leone

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

SIERRA LEONE - As Sierra Leone struggles to re-build its food sytems post-Ebola, WorldFish, funded by USAID’s Feed the Future campaign, helping by promoting integrated aquaculture and agriculture strategies in Tonkolili – the country’s most food insecure district, writes Logan Linnane, WorldFish.

 

Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming.

 

Scientists Develop More Cost-efficient Method to Cultivate Algae

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

GERMANY - An algae specialists from the University of Cologne have now developed a new method that could make the production of algae easier – and hence reduce the costs of the products based on this material.

 

Bangladesh Likely to Review Ban on Hilsa Exports

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh government is likely to review ban on hilsa export after the fish are normally available in local markets this season, officials said.

 

Is a Fishing Ban the Only Option Left for Pacific Bluefin Tuna?

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

US - The Pacific bluefin tuna fishery has been fished down more than 97 per cent and with overfishing continuing, The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for a two year ban on commercial fishing of the fish.

 

A$1.66 Milion Project to Develop Aquaculture Zone

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

AUSTRALIA - A A$1.66 million project to develop an 'investment ready' aquaculture zone in coastal waters on Western Australia's south coast has been announced.

 

Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme Recognised by GSSI

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

US - The GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme for the scope of Fisheries Certification.

 

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The Truth About Mycotoxin Binders

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - Binding, or adsorbing, specific mycotoxins to limit their negative effects in livestock is a well-established method for mycotoxin deactivation. While a large number of binder products containing clay minerals such as bentonites are commercially available, there is a certain amount of confusion in the market regarding claims authorized by the European Commission.

 

Anglesey Aquaculture Seeking New Investment

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

UK - Anglesey Aquaculture Limited, Europe’s largest marine recirculating aquaculture facility, is now seeking new investment.

 

The Economic Benefits of Ecolabels for Fisheries: A Complex Story

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

UK - Created to tackle issues surrounding overexploitation and ocean habitat degradation, ecolabels are designed to offer market-based incentives to encourage sustainable fisheries. The premise is simple; environmentally conscientious consumers not only want seafood products that have been sourced from well-managed, ecologically sustainable fisheries, but are willing to pay a premium.

 

Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Strait.

 

The Freshwater Guide That Will Hook You In!

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

UK - The British Isles consist of diverse waters that range from torrential hill streams to the most powerful rivers and wide, meandering lowland channels. These fresh waters consist of an entire host of still water bodies, including canals and drainage channels that range in size from ditches to the large Fenland drains of Eastern England, reservoirs, lakes and ponds – all of which form the natural habitat for freshwater fish. However, the fish themselves are correspondingly varied.

 

Fiji's Fisheries Production Decreasing

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

FIJI - Production of fish from coastal fisheries in Fiji has decreased at a rate of 6 per cent from 2007-2014.

 

Scientists Agree More to be Done on Improved EU Fish Stocks

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

EU - Europêche has welcomed the clear words from the scientific community and Commissioner Vella at the seminar on ´the State of Fish Stocks´ organised by the European Commission. The Commissioner echoed the words of the scientists that in general, fishing mortality has reduced and stocks are growing, making it a more profitable industry for the fishermen. However, despite this good news, he reiterated that further efforts are needed when it comes to the Mediterranean.

 

Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards must be recognised in the transatlantic trade talks (known as TTIP).

 

Manipur State Working to Increase Fish Production Through Aquaculture

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

INDIA - Manipur State has the potential to produce 53,000 MT of fish a year, according to David K Shimray, Director Fishery.

 

Could Freshwater Crustaceans Curb Algal Blooms?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

EU - A new EU funded study is investigating how freshwater crustaceans can reduce numbers of harmful cyanobacteria algae blooms.

 

Weekly Overview: US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp to the United States.

 

Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

US - Alaskan Salmon Harvests outside of Bristol Bay are having a difficult season, with catch totals well below season estimates, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute market Insight.

 

Which is More Nutritious: Wild or Farmed Fish?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

EU - Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that many believe is justified by their better taste and nutritional properties. However, with wild stocks declining, aquaculture provides not only cheaper, but also a seemingly more sustainable alternative to open sea fisheries.

 

US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp to the United States.

 

New Seabass Nodavirus Vaccine Begins Commercial Field Trials

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

UK - Commercial field trials are now underway for a new generation aquaculture vaccine from Benchmark.

 

Young’s Seafood Chief Executive Steps Down

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

UK - Pete Ward has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of Young’s UK business operations on Monday 11 July 2016. Pete has worked at Young’s for 38 years and has spent more than 24 years in Board level positions, most recently as Chief Executive of Young’s Seafood Limited.

 

Oman Developing Herbal Antibiotics for Aquaculture

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

OMAN - Moving away from the use of antibiotics in aquaculture, the Oman Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) is developing herbal antibiotics to treat diseases in fish.

 

Scotland’s First Thermolicer to Help Combat Sea Lice

Tue, 19 Jul 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - As part of an on-going initiative to develop and use natural solutions to control sea lice, Scottish Sea Farms has invested over £4 million in purchasing Scotland’s first innovative Thermolicer machine.

 

New Project Aims to Give Small-Scale Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

GLOBAL - A new project being funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), will focus on providing better access for small-scale fish farmers to high value retail markets.

 

GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives yesterday on a vote of 306-117.

 

EU Lifts Guinea's 'Red Card' After Improvements in Fighting Illegal Fishing

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

GUINEA - The European Commission has lifted the 'red card' and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant improvements in its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the global value of which is estimated at approximately €10 billion per year.

 

New Study Investigates Breeding More Uniform Nile Tilapia

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

NETHERLANDS - For fish farmers, uniformity of growth and body size is one of the key traits to be improved in future Nile tilapia breeding programmes.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Sea Share Programme Growth Continues

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

US - The decades-old ‘bycatch to food banks’ program has grown far beyond its original Alaska beginnings. Today, only 10 percent of the fish going to hunger relief programs is bycatch of primarily halibut and salmon taken accidentally in other fisheries. The remainder is “first-run” products donated to Sea Share, the nation’s only non-profit that donates fish through a tight network of fishermen, processors, packagers and transporters.