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Weekly Overview: New Report Highlights Sustainability Challenges on Shrimp Farms

19 April 2016

ANALYSIS - A new report from the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia which require environmental improvements in shrimp farming.

The report highlighted 16 provinces in six countries – Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh – which are facing pressing sustainability concerns. 

SFP encourages the seafood industry to work with local producers to initiate shrimp-focused aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) in the priority provinces and implement zonal management strategies that address the disease management needs and environmental concerns that are prevalent in these regions.

In other news, two environmental science students at the Institute for Environment and Society at Brown University have won an international prize for their idea to make Kenyan fish farming more sustainable.

The two students and their collaborators received $10,000 for their innovative idea for an alternative feed made from black soldier fly larvae.

Aquaculture UK Update

On 25 - 26 May 2016, 5m Publishing and TheFishSite are hosting Aquaculture UK, the UK's largest aquaculture exhibition and conference.

  • Over 130 exhibitors confirmed
  • Meet with industry leaders
  • Visitors expected from over 30 countries
  • After dinner speaker confirmed for Gala Dinner
  • Two-day seminar programme
  • Live poll on industry matters
  • Floor plan now available
  • Free visitor registration

Join the Smart Fish Labelling Seminar

Researchers from Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Finland are working on a joint project called Smart-Fish that will be presented at the Aquaculture UK conference in the Strathspey Suite, MacDonald Conference Centre, Aviemore on 25 May 2016 from 2 to 3 pm. 

Together,  the researchers are developing smart labels using print technology. Fish can be monitored using this technology from harvest or capture until served at the dinner table.

The core product developed in Smart-Fish is an electronic label which is an electronic device printed on to a thin and flexible label and this will be attached to individual food packages. 

To reserve a place at the workshop or for further details contact Jim Treasurer, Research Director, FAI Aquaculture Ardtoe Marine Research Facility at

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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