Breaking down the barriers in Asia

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

Despite producing over three quarters of the world’s aquaculture output, a number of issues regarding the distribution and marketing of fish produced by the Asian aquaculture industry need to be addressed.

 

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Erber Group Plans New Clinical Pig Health Research Center at Kasetsart University

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

THAILAND - The ERBER Group has announced plans to open a new clinical research center for pig health at the Khamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand.

 

Vella’s Arctic role

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

An agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the central Arctic Ocean is now “in reach”, following the fourth round of international negotiations, which took place in Reykjavik last week.

 

Floatation scheme wrapped

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Some 3,500 personal flotation devices (PFDs) have been supplied to fishermen working on Scottish-registered boats, with the intention of increasing the usage of a flotation garment while working on the open deck.

 

Improving the bottom line

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

A new report is calling on the fishing industry to invest in new net technology to reduce the impacts of bottom-trawling.

 

Danes to mill Down Under

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Biomar has announced plans to establish its first feed factory in Australia, with a yearly capacity of 110,000 tonnes, to help service a range of the country’s aquaculture sectors including salmon, trout and yellowtail kingfish.

 

Fly farms set for Saudi Arabia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

A licensing deal to build three fly farms in Saudi Arabia has been signed between Saudi technology hub Sajt and waste-to-nutrient pioneer AgriProtein this week.

 

Polish processor posts record sales

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Polish fish processor Seko has reported record revenues of more than PLN 152 million (€36.5 million) for 2016, up 7% compared with a year earlier, and aims to continue its investments to raise the output capacity of its fish processing plant in Chojnice, according to senior company representatives.

 

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Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use.

 

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Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey involving 1,140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe, is encouraged by the very positive signs for the PFA segment moving forward.

 

Mixed fortunes for salmon species

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Sockeye inventories are bare leading into the new season, while Alaska harvest projections fall short of last season's catch, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

Concern over dodgy tilapia imports

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

The Ghanaian authorities have expressed their concern after 1300 cartons of frozen tilapia, which bore no dates of manufacture or country of origin, were seized by the Fisheries Enforcement Team at Tema, writes Efua Konyim Okai.

 

Breakthrough for omega-3 canola

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

A strain of canola which contains long-chain omega-3s has now been submitted for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions in the US and Canadia anticipated to be filed later this month.

 

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Biomin Announces Participation in €16m Project for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRIA - A total of 40 organizations, including 6 scientific and 34 company partners from 5 countries, are taking a farm-to-fork approach to addressing food safety and food security issues, in the form of the new K1 Center for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) in Austria.

 

Sustainable squid breakthrough

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

Two squid Supply Chain Roundtables (SRs), which encompass more than 20 squid fisheries, have merged in a bid to pave the way toward a more sustainable global squid industry.

 

Feed standard shapes up

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

The soon-to-be revised version of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s feed standard dominated the organisation’s talk at this year’s Seafood Export North America yesterday.

 

Fusion nets 38-pen deal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

Fusion Marine has secured its largest single order to date – a £2 million deal to supply 38 pens and associated equipment to three salmon sites run by Cooke Aquaculture in Shetland.

 

Non-medicinal lice treatments on vets' agenda

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

A run-through of the latest developments in non-medicinal sea lice treatments is likely to be among the highlights of next week’s Fish Vet Society Spring Conference.

 

Storm over coast guard cut proposals

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

Plans to slash US Coast Guard funding by $1.3 billion have inspired 60 politicians to sign a letter in protest.

 

Who's in the seafood champ camp?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

SeaWeb has today revealed 16 people – “who have demonstrated brilliance and tenacity…to change our relationship with the sea” – as finalists for this year’s Seafood Champion Awards.

 

Egypt rocked by tilapia virus scare

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

A new virus that has decimated tilapia populations in Ecuador and Israel has now been found in Egypt, according to a new report from WorldFish and the University of Stirling.

 

Crowdfunding could tackle seafood fraud

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

A new initiative that aims to stop fraud by allowing restaurant diners to trace their seafood is seeking to raise $75,000 by the end of March.

 

Salmon sector seeks avian opportunities

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

A meeting to discuss the viability of including avian proteins in salmon feeds – which also covered the potential offered by a variety of other possible alternatives to the use of fishmeal – took place in Dunblane earlier this month.

 

Alaska Fish Factor: hatcheries show poor rate of returns

Sat, 18 Mar 2017

The annual Alaska Fisheries Enhancement Report shows that, in 2016, only about 27 million adult salmon returned to Alaska’s 28 hatcheries - less than half of the forecast and the lowest returns since 1992.

 

Aquafeed double act established

Sat, 18 Mar 2017

Coppens International, the Dutch aquafeed subsidiary of Alltech, has announced plans to collaborate with Guabi, a leading Brazilian fish feed producer.

 

MSC and MCS at odds over Scots haddock

Sat, 18 Mar 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) appear to be fundamentally opposed over the sustainability rating of Scottish haddock.

 

Insect producers prepare for EU breakthrough

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) is preparing to assist European insect producers to get ready for new EU legislation that will allow them to produce insects for aquafeeds, which will apply from 1 July.

 

Rouge letter day for Scots salmon

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

Almost 100 delegates from the Scottish salmon industry and beyond gathered in Edinburgh yesterday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of farmed Scottish salmon being awarded Label Rouge status by the French Government.

 

Anger over haddock downgrade

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

Scottish fishermen have reacted angrily to a decision by a leading eNGO to remove haddock caught in the North Sea and the west of Scotland off a list of sustainable "fish to eat".

 

EU still vulnerable to illegal fish imports

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

Disparities and weaknesses in import controls in key member states of the European Union mean illegally caught fish can still slip through the net and into EU supply chains, according to an analysis published today by the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF.

 

Mexican shrimp boycott urged

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

Conservation organizations today announced a boycott of all shrimp from Mexico in a bid to pressure Mexican officials to save the endangered vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise, from imminent extinction.

 

Optimism despite mounting losses for GM salmon firm

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

The head of AquaBounty claims the company had “a highly successful year”, despite posting a loss of $8.5 million in 2016 – up from $7.0 million the year before.

 

Producers back anti-SRS drive

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

In a bid to tackle problems caused by costly health issues such as SRS, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has today issued a Statement of Intent with pharmaceutical companies, to demonstrate its commitment to supporting R&D into new fish health products.

 

Dorset double sought

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

The clam and cockle fishermen in Poole Harbour are currently seeking certification from both the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Seafish Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS). If successful, this will be the first fishery in the world to gain certification against these two different standards at the same time.

 

Entrepreneur sets sights on alternative protein technology

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

Ten years after making his first investment in aquaculture, David Tze, the founder of the aquaculture investment fund Aquacopia, is looking for a fresh investment that will allow him to “move from coach to player” at the cutting-edge of the aquaculture industry.

 

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Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC.

 

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5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.

 

Pink salmon tsunami predicted

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

The Alaskan Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) expects the state’s commercial fisheries to land 204 million salmon during the course of the year – up 81% compared to the 112.5 million harvested during 2016.

 

Fresh threat for BC salmon

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) has been discovered at an Atlantic salmon farm in BC for the first time, a finding that has raised alarm bells for wild fisheries and fish farming interests alike.

 

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Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

 

Turks seek to expand bass and bream output

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

Turkish aquaculture industry player Akvatur is planning to raise its output and export sales this year, according to senior company representatives.

 

Input sought for six standards

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of its program to consultation from stakeholders.

 

MSC lands sustainability first

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the first global sustainable seafood certification program to achieve recognition from the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), confirming it meets international requirements for credibility and rigour.

 

Probiotic aims for Asian shrimp

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

A new probiotic that could lessen the use of antibiotics in the shrimp industry is set to be launched by Evonik at VIV Asia, in Bangkok, this week.

 

Sustainable shipping standard launched

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

Friend of the Sea (FoS) is set to include a new sustainable shipping standard in the next update of its sustainability certification criteria, in a bid to ensure that seafood is transported in an environmentally friendly manner as possible.

 

Battle over Barents crabs continues

Tue, 14 Mar 2017

Norway’s decision to detain vessels that have been authorised by the EU to fish for snow crab in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters has sparked an angry riposte from European fisheries representatives.

 

High hopes for UK shellfish event

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Interest in the annual Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) conference and fundraising dinner is running high this year, according to Director David Jarrad, the association’s director.

 

Pacific cod price hike predicted

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Slow fishing in Alaska and Russia has left Chinese processors hard pressed for Pacific cod raw materials and a tightened twice frozen market in North America, reports Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton in this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight.

 

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BIOMIN Enters Next Phase in WiseFeed Project for Higher Performing and More Sustainable Aquafeeds

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

EU - BIOMIN has announced the start of its experiment work in the WiseFeed project —a collaborative industry and academic network with support from European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program— to improve the sustainability and performance of aquafeeds.

 

Values up despite drop in volumes

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Norway exported 196,000 tonnes of seafood, worth NOK 7.5 billion, in February – down by 19 per cent in volume, but up by 6 per cent in value, compared with February last year.

 

Funding windfall for Highland aqua

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

A £1 million programme, which could create up to 50 more aquaculture-related jobs in Scotland’s Highlands & Islands, has been approved.

 

Tackling land-based sludge production

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

In a bid to extract the value from aquaculture waste products, scientists at Nofima have analysed sludge from three commercial hatcheries through an entire production year, and have recently presented their findings in two reports.

 

Export record for BC-raised salmon

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Global sales of fresh BC farm-raised salmon reached a record $745 million CAD in 2016.

 

LeBlanc cheque for Atlantic seafood sector

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Funding worth $325 million for the fisheries and seafood sectors on Canada’s east coast has been announced by the Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc, through the newly-established Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

 

RASs and RMs land fresh feed funding

Mon, 13 Mar 2017

Skretting has announced that it intends to invest €6 million in the next few months, in order to increase its research capacity on RAS diet as well as expanding its raw material base.

 

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Nutriad Showcasing Health and Nutrition Solutions at VIV BKK

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

THAILAND - With over 1,000 international exhibitors from 53 countries, this year’s VIV Asia in Bangkok promises to be one of the largest and most exciting shows in the industry.

 

Record results for feed giant

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

BioMar has reported that 2016 has been its most profitable year on record, with group EBIT increasing from DKK 447 million (£52 million) in 2015 to 581 million (£68m) in 2016. At the same time working capital was reduced from DKK 752 million to DKK 414 million, leading to a strong cash flow from operations. Revenue ended up slightly lower than last year with a modest increase in volumes.

 

Anchovy fishery seeks sustainability upgrade

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

The Peruvian anchovy fishery, which is the world's largest source of fishmeal and fish oil, has this week launched a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) in a bid to gain Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions (CASS) certification.