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Friday, May 02, 2014
Researchers Work Toward Bycatch Mitigation in World’s Most Productive Tuna Fishing Grounds
CHRISTMAS ISLAND - On the next go-around of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) Bycatch Project, a veteran group of scientists and fishers...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Fish Farmers Receive Compensation for Diseased Fish
CANADA - The federal government quietly paid $4.1 million in compensation to two aquaculture companies in British Columbia that had to destroy fish effected by infectious...
New Study Finds Only Trace Levels of Radiation from Fukushima in Tuna
US - Albacore tuna caught off the Oregon shore after the Fukushima Daiichi power station in Japan was destroyed in a 2011 earthquake had slightly elevated levels...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Animal Welfare Took Centre Stage on World Veterinary Day
GLOBAL – Leading animal welfare experts united on 26 April as part of World Veterinary Day, which this year focused on the role of veterinarians in animal welfare...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Weekly Overview: Chilean Salmon Producer Criticised over Failure to Harvest Infected Cages
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture Chile, Raul Sunico, has made a harsh criticism of the salmon company Invertec, who...
Fisheries Secretary Criticizes Attitude of Salmon Producer over ISA Outbreaks
CHILE - The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Sunico, has made a harsh criticism of the salmon company Invertec, who has avoided harvesting cages...
Monday, April 28, 2014
Animal Epidemic Act to be Modified to Control EMS
THAILAND - The Fisheries Department is expected to modify the Animal Epidemic Act to apply similar measures to control the prolonged early mortality syndrome (EMS)...
Spring Viraemia of Carp Detected in Imported Fish
UK - A routine import check has identified Spring viraemia of carp (SVC) virus in goldfish imported from Hong Kong. ...
Friday, April 25, 2014
Aquaculture's Expansion and Success Will Come from Investing in the Industry's Future
ANALYSIS - Speaking before the Global AgInvesting forum on the 29 April 2014, Øistein Thorsen from Benchmark's Sustainability Science division trie, argues that...
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Nofima Develops New Sources of Phosphorus for the Salmon Industry
NORWAY - Phosphorus is a vital mineral that must be added to salmon feed to ensure that the fish grow normally and develop a healthy skeleton. Global reserves of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tilapia Foundation to Hold Workshop on Hatchery Management and Breeding
BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh Tilapia Foundation (BTF) is holding a week long workshop 'Tilapia Hatchery Management, Genetically Improved Breeding Stock Development...
White Spot Syndrome Virus Threatening Philippines Shrimp Farms
PHILIPPINES - A lawmaker has called on the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to investigate and eradicate White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) that has...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Asda Drops Wester Ross Salmon Over Environmental Concerns
UK - Asda has dropped the Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) due to concerns over its environmental impact....
Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal...
Too Much Selenium Reduces Fertility in Fish
NORWAY - High levels of selenium and mercury in combination can reduce fertility in fish, finds a new NIFES study....
Friday, April 18, 2014
Disease Risk Predicted by New Climate Change Adaptation Tool
EU - A tool to calculate the risk of food and waterborne diseases under current or future climate change conditions has been established following a recent EU funded...
Bizarre Parasite May Provide Cuttlefish Clues
AUSTRALIA - University of Adelaide research into parasites of cuttlefish, squid and octopus has uncovered details of the parasites' astonishing life cycles, and...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Fish Vet Group: Interpreting Bioassay Results
ANALYSIS - In part two of Fish Vet Group’s article on the reasons and methodology behind carrying out a sea lice bioassay, Chris Findlay explains the challenges...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Challenge of Developing Alternative Fish Feeds but Maintaining Nutritional Properties of Fish
EU - An EC-funded research project is making significant advances in developing alternative fish feeds that maintain the nutritional properties of fish. The project...
USDA to Lift Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Federal Order
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is lifting the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Federal Order that...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Water Users can Reduce the Risk of Spreading Invasive Aquatic Species
UK - Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study....
Freedom Food Launches New Online Suppliers Directory
UK - It is often easy to over-engineer the solution to a problem or a challenge, but for Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated...
Friday, April 11, 2014
First Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sea Lice in Canada a Success
CANADA - The first use of hydrogen peroxide in British Columbia for control of sea lice has been completed with great success. The new treatment option, announced...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
How to Apply Good Biosecurity in Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - Disease costs the US aquaculture industry alone, millions of dollars a year. In order to try and mitigate disease outbreaks from occurring, it is important...
Fish Vet Group to Offer Most Modern Fish Disease Diagnostics in Asia
THAILAND - Fish Vet Group is expanding the global reach of its services with a the opening of a new office in Bangkok, Thailand. Fish Vet Group Asia Limited (FVGAL)...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Rio Tinto Withdraws from Bristol Bay Pebble Mine Proposal
US - Earthworks has applauded Rio Tinto's withdrawal from the Pebble Mine proposal in Alaska's Bristol Bay....
Monday, April 07, 2014
Market for Antibiotic Alternatives in Feeds to Exceed $3 billion by 2019
GLOBAL - The market for eubiotics in animal feeds - a group of products including probiotics, prebiotics and acids - is set to grow at more than five per cent per...
Dumping of Industrial Waste Threatening Health of Fish
PAKISTAN - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar said that despite fish being a healthy source of food, they are facing threat due to indiscriminate disposing of waste...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Charoen Pokphand to Lay Off Burmese Workers
THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) are to lay off around 1,200 migrant Burmese workers at its seafood processing company based in Samut Sakhon, Thailand....
Friday, March 28, 2014
Evira's Fish Disease Research Forms Basis for Monitoring Fish Welfare
FINLAND - The Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) is responsible for the monitoring of fish welfare and the provision of hygiene guidelines to operators in the...
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