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27 May 2016
Olam's New Feed Mill to Give West African Aquaculture a Big Boost
NIGERIA - Although aquaculture is a popular enterprise providing employment for many thousands of West Africans, a number of factors have limited its growth. These...
Marine Sector Needs Government Action to Create Jobs, Exports
IRELAND - The new Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed TD, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development...
26 May 2016
New Paper Underlines Importance of Fish Inclusion in National Policies
GLOBAL - A new paper published in the peer-reviewed Food Policy journal recommends that the nutritional importance of fish, especially in resource-poor populations...
Japan Cuts Salmon, Trout Fishing Quota in Russian EEZ
JAPAN - Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year’s quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia’s exclusive economic zone,...
North Sea Cod Enters Sustainability Assessment
UK - North Sea cod has now entered into the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment. The move has been organised by a coalition of fishing organisations, supermarkets,...
Landings, Pricing and Expectations Following Oregon Shrimp Fishery Delays
US - After nearly 5 weeks of delays, The Pacific Oregon Shrimp Fishery finally resumed fishing, reports Rob Reierson in the Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
AquacultureUK2016: Delivering a Vision for the Sustainable Growth of Aquaculture to 2030
UK - A new strategy is being put together to help the Scottish aquaculture industry address challenges and plan its growth over the next 15 years. Speaking to TheFishSite...
25 May 2016
Gael Force Vision On Track After Mohn Aqua Acquisition
UK - Gael Force has continued with its planned growth after acquiring control of Mohn Aqua. The acquisition of Forres-based underwater technology specialists, Mohn...
Norwegian Aquaculture Industry Needs Innovative Thinking
NORWAY - Industry, biologists and engineers will need to cooperate more closely if Norway is to maintain its position as a leading marine nation....
Scoping Study to Help Shape Proposed Centre of Excellence for Scottish Aquaculture
SCOTLAND, UK - A new two-phase scoping study, initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in partnership with Highlands and Island Enterprise...
24 May 2016
Vietnam Passes Development Scheme for Tilapia Farming
VIETNAM – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has recently passed the Development Scheme on Tilapia Cultivation by 2020 with a vision towards 2030....
High-Level Meeting to Discuss Way Forward for European Aquaculture
EU - In a high-level joint event with the Dutch Presidency of the Council on 24 May, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella...
23 May 2016
Customised Aquaculture Nets From W & J Knox
UK - Netmaker, W & J Knox Ltd, was established almost 240 years ago when the Knox family set up a mill in Kilbirnie to spin flax and manufacture linen thread. Two...
Arctic Fish First to Gain ASC Certification in Iceland
ICELAND - Arctic Fish has become the very first aquaculture producer to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification in Iceland....
Value of Irish Aquaculture Up 20 per cent to €150 million
IRELAND - The latest figures from the BIM Annual Aquaculture Survey showed that 2015 saw a strong recovery in fish and shellfish farming production with the industry...
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved in Canada
CANADA - Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved AquAdvantage salmon for sale and consumption. ...
Alaska Fish Factor: Thousands of Salmon as Season gets Underway
US - Alaska’s salmon season officially got underway on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high...
20 May 2016
Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome. ...
Friend of the Sea Objects MSC Certification of Mexican Tuna Fishery
MEXICO - Friend of the Sea has filed an official comment to the Draft SCS Assessment for the MSC certification of Northeastern Tropical Purse Seine Yellowfin Tuna...
European Commission Adopts Ecolabelling Scheme Report
EU - The European Commission has adopted a report on the feasibility of an EU ecolabel scheme for fishery and aquaculture products. ...
19 May 2016
Steinsvik Expands Aquaculture Technology/Services in the UK
UK - Due to increasing interest, Steinsvik is expanding its aquaculture business in the Scotland....
Unique New Mussel Farm Flotation System Delivers Optimum Performance
UK - A unique new mussel farm flotation system jointly developed by Offshore Shellfish Ltd and Fusion Marine Ltd for use in exposed sea sites is now in successful...
What’s Going to Happen This Year With Salmon?
US - It’s the two week countdown to the 2016 salmon season, but speculative pricing and harvest forecasts can be found everywhere already, reports Rob Reierson...
Richard Lochhead Steps Down as Rural Affairs Secretary
UK - Richard Lochhead has stepped down from his position as Rural Affairs Secretary ahead of a cabinet reshuffle. ...
Pentair Releases New Sweetwater® Bead Filters
US - Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has announced the release of it Sweetwater® Bead Filters which are specifically engineered to deliver both mechanical and biological...
Report Questions New Zealand Catch Figures
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s marine fishing catch could be much higher than reported....
18 May 2016
Scottish Aquaculture Research Pioneer Celebrates 50th Anniversary With £4m Transformation
UK - The internationally recognised Ardtoe Marine Research Facility, on the west coast of Scotland, this week marked half a century of service to aquaculture by...
Deep Trekker and Planet Ocean to Hold Exclusive Aquaculture ROV Demonstration at Aquaculture UK 2016.
UK - Deep Trekker Inc. manufactures aquaculture specific underwater drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The tools are designed to provide immediate response...
17 May 2016
India's 2016 Marine Fish Production Below Estimates
INDIA - Marine fish production in the country stood at 3.58 million tonnes in 2015-16, against the potential yield of 4.41 million tonnes estimated for India's exclusive...
Port State Measures Treaty to Enter into Force in June
GLOBAL - The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international treaty, will come into force on 5 June 2016 now that 30 governments have ratified...
 
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