Rising Temperatures Could Accelerate Radiation Induced DNA Effects in Mussels

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

UK - Increased sea temperatures could dramatically enhance and accelerate radiation-induced DNA effects in marine invertebrates, a new study suggests.

 

Cypriot Farmed Seabass, Seabream Certified Sustainable

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

CYPRUS - Seabass and seabream farmed by Kimagro Fishfarming Ltd in Limassol, Cyprus, has now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea.

 

Odisha State Eyes Rs 3,000cr from Seafood Exports in 2016-17

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

INDIA - The Odisha state government is hoping to export seafood worth Rs 3,000 crore during this financial year. It has adopted a comprehensive fishery policy to generate Rs 10,000 crore by 2020 from seafood exports.

 

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Nutriad Sponsors TARS 2016 “Bring the Shrimp Industry to a New Normal”

Thu, 25 Aug 2016

THAILAND - Nutriad once more sponsored The Roundtable Aquaculture Series (TARS), which was held during August 17-18 in Phuket, Thailand. TARS 2016 attracted key players in the shrimp industry involved in the production of breeders, aquafeed and post-larvae; farm owners and major suppliers in the region focusing preventing and controlling future disease outbreaks in shrimp aquaculture in Asia.

 

Final Outputs of the Myfish Project Now Available

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

EU - The final results and outputs of a four-year EU funded Myfish (Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns) project are now available.

 

Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from the coastline is edible.

 

India’s Blue Revolution: Fishery Production to see a Boost in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

INDIA - In order to boost fishery productions and achieve the goal set under the Blue Revolution plan, the government of India has expeditiously initiated various fisheries sector development activities in the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) has launched a new certification for farms which do not use antibiotics or parasite treatments.

 

Climate Change Enhancing Chesapeake Bay Algal Blooms

Wed, 24 Aug 2016

US - Nitrogen-rich agricultural runoff into the Chesapeake Bay presents an ongoing environmental and economic concern for the bay's massive watershed. While efforts to restore the bay have been successful during the past several years, a study led by Princeton University researchers shows that weather patterns tied to climate change may nonetheless increase the severity of algal blooms by changing how soil nutrients leach into the watershed.

 

Research Alliance to Improve Aquaculture and Livestock Breeding

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

UK - The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal production.

 

New European Shrimp Group Officially Formed

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

EUROPE - A new shrimp group has now been officially formed following the signing of a joint venture between Morubel nv/ RisticGmbH with Telson BV.

 

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines.

 

Farmers Hit By High Salinity Turning to White Shrimp

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

INDIA - Farmers who have been hit by high salinity waters are now turning towards the culture of white shrimp, a species of prawn that grows in saline water.

 

Low Demand, Bad Weather Lead to Chinese Tilapia Supply Drop

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - In 2015, the US and EU markets weakened while average import prices also declined. Industry sources estimate there was a 40 per cent drop in Chinese tilapia production for the year, due to unfavourable weather conditions coupled with continued lower demand in the major markets of the USA and EU. In Asia, markets remain firm reporting higher imports as well as strong local production, reports FAO Globefish.

 

New DNA Method Detects Invasive Fish Species in Rivers

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

EU - Scientists have developed a new way of monitoring Ponto-Caspian gobies, a group of widely invasive fish species, by detecting traces of the fishes’ DNA in river water. They say, in a recent research paper, that it offers a quicker, easier and cheaper way of monitoring the fish than conventional catching or sighting methods.

 

Consultation Launched on Electrofishing for Razor Clams

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish government has launched a consultation on electrofishing methods for the capture of razor clams.

 

New Collaboration Looks to Develop Whitefish Pricing System

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

NORWAY - Nofima is cooperating with the fishing industry to help make it possible to design a new pricing system in the primary market for whitefish.

 

EU Clarifies New, Simplified Programme for Fisheries Data Collection

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

EU - The European Commission has taken another step in fleshing out the rules for data collection in the fisheries sector.

 

Climate Change Altering Rules of Sperm Competition, New Study Shows

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

UK - The impact of climate change on global seawater conditions could change the rules of sperm competition for many important marine species, a pioneering new study has shown

 

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What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishery to be Worst in 20 Years

Mon, 22 Aug 2016

US - Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes.

 

Chile Encourages Zero Antibiotic, Antiparasitic Use with New Certification

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has launched a new certification for marine fish farms that prove their status as free from the use of antimicrobials and antiparasitic treatments throughout the production cycle.

 

Imports Dominate Croatian Fish Market

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

CROATIA - Croatia’s fish and seafood market has reported a slight increase over the past years, but domestic consumption remains at a relatively low level of about 8.5 kg per capita, according to data released by the country’s central statistical office DZS.

 

Understanding How Fish Move Can Improve Fisheries Management

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

EU - Understanding the way fish use their habitat is necessary for a science based approach to fisheries management, according to a new scientific review.

 

Global Warming's Saltier Beaches Have Implications for Mussels, Crabs

Fri, 19 Aug 2016

US - Batches of sand from a beach on the Delaware Bay are yielding insights into the powerful impact of temperature rise and evaporation along the shore that are in turn challenging long-held assumptions about what causes beach salinity to fluctuate in coastal zones.

 

New Study to Improve Breeding, Health in Sole Aquaculture

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

SPAIN - A new research project has been launched which focuses on improving breeding and disease control in the cultivation of sole from aquaculture.

 

Strong Lobster Supplies but Weakening Demand

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - In 2015, global lobster landings reached 160,000 tonnes. Over half of these are comprised of American lobster (Homarus americanus), which dominate the world market, reports FAO Globefish.

 

Nippon to Begin Selling Fully Farmed Bluefin Tuna

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

JAPAN - Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is to begin selling bluefin tuna farmed from egg to adulthood after developing a way to mass produce the fish.

 

Goans Complain Too Many Barriers to Crab Farming

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

INDIA - Barriers to land use, non-availability of seeds and high initial investment are currently holding back Goans who are eager to start crab farming.

 

New Fisheries Management Plan Seeks to Rebuild Stocks

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

GHANA - A new fisheries management plan seeks to rebuild fish stocks in Ghana whilst also enhancing the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well as create employment, improve food security and contribute towards foreign exchange earnings within national and international standards.

 

Crude Oil Found to Causes Deformities in Haddock

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

NORWAY - An international research team has found that even brief exposure of Atlantic haddock eggs to low concentrations of dispersed crude oil can cause severe and usually deadly deformities in the developing fish.

 

Canned Tuna Market Remained Dormant in 2015

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

GLOBAL - The canned tuna market remained dormant in 2015, though raw material prices were at a six year low, reveals FAO Globefish.

 

Vietnam's Seafood Exports Continue to Grow Despite Challenges

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

VIETNAM - Despite problems with drought and salinity in the first half of 2016, Vietnam’s seafood export turnover in the second quarter of 2016 registered growth of 2.1 per cent after the advance of 6.4 per cent in the first quarter.

 

India’s Seafood Show to Promote Sustainable Aquaculture

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

INDIA - The 20th India International Seafood Show, to be held at South India’s port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, from 23 to 25 September, 2016, has decided to promote “sustainable aquaculture” in the country by tagging it as the central theme of the show, writes Basudev Mahapatra.

 

Scantrol Deep Vision Wins Nor-Fishing Innovation Award

Wed, 17 Aug 2016

NORWAY - The Deep Vision underwater camera system for fish measurement and sorting in the trawl has been awarded Nor-Fishing’s Innovation Award.

 

Westcoast Rockfish Market Update

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

US - West Coast processors indicate smaller catches of Pacific Rockfish as Hake continues to come in strong, reports Kyla Ganton in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute market Insight.

 

Hastings Plaice Fishermen First to Receive Sustainable Certification

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

UK - The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is celebrating being the first British fishermen to gain sustainable certification for catching plaice.

 

Spanner Crab Catch May Increase in Cooler Waters

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

AUSTRALIA - New research as found that fishermen can catch more spanner crab in cooler waters. Previous studies thought catch rates were connected to warmer temperatures or had no relationship at all.

 

Sustainable Seafood to Become Easier to Identify for Chinese Shoppers

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

CHINA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Gfresh are to promote responsible aquaculture in China, giving Chinese shoppers the chance to source and identify sustainable seafood.

 

Government Halts Tassal's Aquaculture Expansion Plan

Tue, 16 Aug 2016

AUSTRALIA - Plans for Tassal to expand its farm near Triabunna is now pending an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel under the Great Oyster Bay Marine Farming Development Plan.

 

Salmon Lovers Can Win Free Trip to Norway

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

UK - Salmon lovers have the chance of winning a free trip to Norway for two by simply sharing their favourite salmon recipe.

 

Andalusia Aquaculture Production Doubles

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

SPAIN - Marine aquaculture production in Andalusia in 2015 exceeded 10,600 tons, almost double the previous year.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Launches Ocean Acidification Website

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

US - Alaska is one of a handful of US states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye.

 

Chilean Salmon Industry Project to Reduce Antibiotic Use

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

CHILE - A group of salmon farming companies in Chile have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping the industry reduce its antibiotic use.

 

New Legal Framework, Increased Investment to Help Aquaculture Growth

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

GHANA - Ms Sherry Ayittey, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has encouraged increased investment in fish farming, saying, it is more rewarding.

 

Vancouver University Selling Farmed Canned Sturgeon

Mon, 15 Aug 2016

CANADA - The International Centre for Sturgeon Studies (ICSS) has partnered with local retail shops and restaurants to offer canned cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh fillets.

 

Spain Invests €250,000 in Fisheries, Aquaculture Market Promotion

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has announced €250,000 will be granted for the development of new markets and promotional campaigns of fishery and aquaculture products in 2016.

 

New Bycatch Rule Established for US Seafood Imports

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - Nations exporting fish and fish products to the United States will have to meet fishing standards for protecting marine mammals equal to those American fishermen follow, under a final rule published by NOAA Fisheries.

 

New Research Makes Fish Smell Less Fishy

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - A new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) shows simple ways you can help make your fish taste and smell less fishy.

 

Florida's West Coast Expected to be Free of Major Red Tides

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - Research conducted by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suggests conditions are such that no major red tide outbreaks should be expected along Florida's west coast this year.

 

NOAA Warns Stronger Hurricane Season Expected

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

US - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a stronger Atlantic hurricane season than usual.

 

The Future of Japanese Shrimp - Is Land-Based Aquaculture the Solution?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

JAPAN - In June this year, Tokyo-based Nippon Suisan Kaisha, or Nissui, announced its intention to build a new land-based shrimp farm in southern Japan. The company outlined its plans in the Yomiuri Shimbun to build a farming facility for the vannamei shrimp species and sell to Japan's sushi and sashimi sectors. Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on the company's latest project, as well as the feasibility of land-based aquaculture.

 

Benchmark Acquires South American Shrimp Breeding Programme

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

UK - Benchmark Holdings plc has entered into an agreement to acquire aquaculture breeding programmes operated by Centro de Investigación de la Acuicultura de Colombia Ceniacua (Ceniacua) for $2.17m (£1.67m).

 

NFFO Discusses Shape of Fisheries Policy Post-Brexit

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

UK - Since the UK's decision to leave the EU the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) has been actively involved in work on the post-Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) management regime.

 

Raw Material from Byproducts Expected to Increase

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

UK - Scientists at the University of Stirling have used models of current and future fisheries and aquaculture production, based on FAO data, to provide estimates for the future availability of raw material for marine ingredients.

 

Romanian Fish Market Expands by 3% to €350 million

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

ROMANIA – In 2016, Romania’s fish sales rose 3 per cent to a total of €350 million. The increase was related to a number of factors, including the rise in domestic demand and the government’s move to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on fish, according to senior industry representatives.

 

Low-Powered LED Lights Can Improve Snow Crab Catchability

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

CANADA - The Atlantic Canada snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) fishery may have started out as a bycatch fishery over 60 years ago, but today it has become the second most valuable export fishery in Canada.

 

Trinidad and Tobago to Explore Aquaculture Opportunities

Thu, 11 Aug 2016

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - Opportunities in aquaculture need to be better explored and the country needs to pay greater attention to building capacity within the sector by sharing knowledge, says commercial fish farmer Kent Vieira.