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Weekly Overview: Sustainable Fishing and Aquaculture Discussed at Seafood Expo Global

13 May 2014

ANALYSIS - Last week, TheFishSite.com was in Brussels, Belgium, for the Seafood Expo Global show, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.

Speaking at the opening of the expo, the Global Aquaculture Alliance set out the details of its zone management scheme, which will help prevent disease outbreaks and protect ecosystems.

According to Peter Redmond, BAP vice president of market development, the object of the scheme is to have aquaculture operations work together rather than as individuals.

Also at the show, the Vietnamese fisheries and aquaculture sector announced that it is aiming to maintain current levels of production and exports of pangasius so that the industry can improve the quality and develop the sustainability of production.

The action by the Directorate of Fisheries and the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) over the next two years will see more of the production achieve sustainable accreditation, with many producers already applying to the VietGAP accreditation for pangasius.  

A UK tilapia farm owned by The Fish Company is Europe’s first tilapia farm to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.

Located in Lincolnshire, the farm rears tilapia in a centrally heated recirculating system inside in a custom-built 1080-square-metre facility heated by a waste-wood biomass boiler and partially powered by a 45-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array. 

Chilean salmon farming company Invermar has been refused safe haven from harvesting its salmon by the Court of Appeals of Valparaíso.

The ruling overturned the injunction ordered in early March, which prevented the early harvest of twenty fish farm cages in Traiguén I, where an outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) virus was confirmed in February. 

Lucy Towers

Lucy Towers
News Team - Editor

After graduating from The University of Sheffield, Lucy joined 5M in 2011 as part of the News Desk team. In 2012, she was promoted to editor of TheFishSite. With previous farming experience and a love for the great outdoors, Lucy has a passion for wildlife and the environment.



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