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Weekly Overview: GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Label for Certified Aquaculture

03 May 2016

ANALYSIS - Fish and seafood certified to the GLOBALG.A.P standard will now feature a GLOBALG.A.P. consumer label (GGN).

The sign GGN stands for GLOBALG.A.P. Number - which identifies all farms participating in the certification scheme by GLOBALG.A.P.

In other news, to mark World Tuna Day (2 May), The Pew Charitable Trusts released a new report looking at the worldwide value of the primary commercial fisheries targeting the seven most commercially important tuna species caught in 2012 and 2014. 

Netting Billions: A Global Valuation of Tuna found that the amount paid to fishermen ranged from $10 billion to $12 billion a year, while the full value—including the total amount paid by the final consumer at supermarkets and restaurants around the world—was at least $42 billion in 2014. 

Aquaculture UK Update

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

Best Practice in Fish Health Management

On Wednesday 25 May, MSD Animal Health will be holding a special seminar on best practice in fish health management.

The seminar, to be held in Conference Hall 2 at 10.30 am, will discuss the challenges and solutions of fish health, AQUAVAC monitoring and vaccination best practice and the collaborative and innovative projects that are taking place in aquaculture.

These topics, presented by key stakeholders in the UK aquaculture industry, will help inform delegates about the products and insight offered by the MSD Animal Health team as well as having direct access to the MSD team’s experience and knowledge of the industry.


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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