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26 August 2016
New Diagnostics Tools Could Save Aquaculture Industry Millions
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is investing nearly £250,000 in projects that aim to improve biodiversity and fish health in aquaculture...
Malawi Develops Programme to Monitor Fish Trade
MALAWI - Malawi has developed a fish trade programme to help monitor exports of fish commodities in the country....
Norwegian Government Approves Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk, Norway Seafoods
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has approved Lerøy Seafood Group's acquisition of shares in Havfisk and Norway Seafoods....
Investment in Overseas Markets Remains a Priority for Scottish Salmon Company
UK - The Scottish Salmon Company PLC has issued its Q2 2016 and half year results. Revenues for the quarter were £28.5m (Q2 2015: £31.2m) on harvested volumes...
Sustainability Issues Still Remain in Fish Oil, Fish Meal Fisheries
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has found in its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries for 2016 that only 3.8 per cent of the...
25 August 2016
Cypriot Farmed Seabass, Seabream Certified Sustainable
CYPRUS - Seabass and seabream farmed by Kimagro Fishfarming Ltd in Limassol, Cyprus, has now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
New Fishing Gear Selectivity Trials Look Promising to Prevent Haddock By-Catch
UK - In order to help fishermen in south west England avoid catching haddock, Seafish has carried out promising trials of innovative low headline trawl gear....
Odisha State Eyes Rs 3,000cr from Seafood Exports in 2016-17
INDIA - The Odisha state government is hoping to export seafood worth Rs 3,000 crore during this financial year. It has adopted a comprehensive fishery policy to...
Rising Temperatures Could Accelerate Radiation Induced DNA Effects in Mussels
UK - Increased sea temperatures could dramatically enhance and accelerate radiation-induced DNA effects in marine invertebrates, a new study suggests....
North American Flounder Demand Skyrockets
US - Prices of raw materials are slowly climbing, as Chinese processing plants take orders of Yellowfin Sole and Flounder before Chinese New Year, reports Kyla Ganton...
24 August 2016
Final Outputs of the Myfish Project Now Available
EU - The final results and outputs of a four-year EU funded Myfish (Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns) project...
Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from...
Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free
GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National...
India’s Blue Revolution: Fishery Production to see a Boost in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
INDIA - In order to boost fishery productions and achieve the goal set under the Blue Revolution plan, the government of India has expeditiously initiated various...
23 August 2016
New European Shrimp Group Officially Formed
EUROPE - A new shrimp group has now been officially formed following the signing of a joint venture between Morubel nv/ RisticGmbH with Telson BV....
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
Farmers Hit By High Salinity Turning to White Shrimp
INDIA - Farmers who have been hit by high salinity waters are now turning towards the culture of white shrimp, a species of prawn that grows in saline water....
Low Demand, Bad Weather Lead to Chinese Tilapia Supply Drop
GLOBAL - In 2015, the US and EU markets weakened while average import prices also declined. Industry sources estimate there was a 40 per cent drop in Chinese tilapia...
22 August 2016
New Collaboration Looks to Develop Whitefish Pricing System
NORWAY - Nofima is cooperating with the fishing industry to help make it possible to design a new pricing system in the primary market for whitefish....
19 August 2016
Imports Dominate Croatian Fish Market
CROATIA - Croatia’s fish and seafood market has reported a slight increase over the past years, but domestic consumption remains at a relatively low level of about...
18 August 2016
Strong Lobster Supplies but Weakening Demand
GLOBAL - In 2015, global lobster landings reached 160,000 tonnes. Over half of these are comprised of American lobster (Homarus americanus), which dominate the world...
Nippon to Begin Selling Fully Farmed Bluefin Tuna
JAPAN - Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. is to begin selling bluefin tuna farmed from egg to adulthood after developing a way to mass produce the fish....
Goans Complain Too Many Barriers to Crab Farming
INDIA - Barriers to land use, non-availability of seeds and high initial investment are currently holding back Goans who are eager to start crab farming....
New Fisheries Management Plan Seeks to Rebuild Stocks
GHANA - A new fisheries management plan seeks to rebuild fish stocks in Ghana whilst also enhancing the socio-economic conditions of fishing communities as well...
17 August 2016
Canned Tuna Market Remained Dormant in 2015
GLOBAL - The canned tuna market remained dormant in 2015, though raw material prices were at a six year low, reveals FAO Globefish....
Vietnam's Seafood Exports Continue to Grow Despite Challenges
VIETNAM - Despite problems with drought and salinity in the first half of 2016, Vietnam’s seafood export turnover in the second quarter of 2016 registered growth...
Scantrol Deep Vision Wins Nor-Fishing Innovation Award
NORWAY - The Deep Vision underwater camera system for fish measurement and sorting in the trawl has been awarded Nor-Fishing’s Innovation Award. ...
16 August 2016
Hastings Plaice Fishermen First to Receive Sustainable Certification
UK - The Hastings Fishermen’s Protection Society is celebrating being the first British fishermen to gain sustainable certification for catching plaice....
Spanner Crab Catch May Increase in Cooler Waters
AUSTRALIA - New research as found that fishermen can catch more spanner crab in cooler waters. Previous studies thought catch rates were connected to warmer temperatures...
Sustainable Seafood to Become Easier to Identify for Chinese Shoppers
CHINA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Gfresh are to promote responsible aquaculture in China, giving Chinese shoppers the chance to source and identify sustainable...
 
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