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24 March 2017
Aquaculture's key regional role explained
The regional importance of Scotland’s aquaculture industry was emphasised in front of a recent meeting of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee...
15 March 2017
Turks seek to expand bass and bream output
Turkish aquaculture industry player Akvatur is planning to raise its output and export sales this year, according to senior company representatives....
13 March 2017
Pacific cod price hike predicted
Slow fishing in Alaska and Russia has left Chinese processors hard pressed for Pacific cod raw materials and a tightened twice frozen market in North America, reports...
Values up despite drop in volumes
Norway exported 196,000 tonnes of seafood, worth NOK 7.5 billion, in February – down by 19 per cent in volume, but up by 6 per cent in value, compared with February...
Export record for BC-raised salmon
Global sales of fresh BC farm-raised salmon reached a record $745 million CAD in 2016....
09 March 2017
Clearwater Reports Positive Outlook for 2017
CANADA - 2016 will be recorded as the seventh consecutive year of record top and bottom line results for Clearwater, according to Ian Smith, CEO of Clearwater, after...
Delta Raw Shrimp Prices Soar
VIET NAM - Prices of raw shrimp have been increasing rapidly in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta since early February when shrimp processors returned to work soon after...
Success of AlgaPrime DHA in Aquaculture Market Drives Increased Commercial Distribution
US - TerraVia, Bunge Limited and BioMar Group have announced the expansion of their distribution agreement for AlgaPrime™ DHA - a native, whole algae specialty...
08 March 2017
Ag Minister Grants Funds to Seafood Processing, Aquaculture Sectors
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under...
China Introduces Tough Fishing Ban Along Yangtze River
CHINA - A permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River has begun, as China races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river....
Urchinomics – Perfect Blend of Aquaculture and Conservation?
GLOBAL - Across the world’s oceans, sea urchins are on the march – and that’s not a good thing. Reports on how a new system of population management can stem...
07 March 2017
Viet Nam Targets Shrimp, Catfish Export Products in 2017
VIET NAM - Viet Nam targeted shrimp and catfish as two key seafood export products in 2017, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)...
Bid to Boost Myanmar Shrimp Trade Begins
MYANMAR - Though Myanmar's shrimp export is much less than that of Viet Nam and Thailand in terms of tonnage and value, the nation is set to leapfrog its production...
Federation Urges Court to Send C$250M Aquaculture Project Back to Square One
CANADA - A quarter-billion-dollar aquaculture project in Placentia Bay is facing another legal challenge — one that could send it back to square one....
Alaska Fish Factor: Crabbers Haul Back Pots from Panhandle to Bering Sea
US - Alaska crabbers are hauling back pots from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, and reduced catches are resulting in record prices for their efforts. ...
06 March 2017
Shrimp Breeding Farm Starts Commercial Production in 2017
ALGERIA - The shrimp breeding farm of Ouragla is set to start commercial production during 2017, according to Director of the National Centre of Research and Fisheries...
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Indonesia Allocates Funds for Fish Farming Insurance
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has allocated Rp1.5 billion (US$112,000) for fish farming insurance programme....
Aquaculture Growth Backed by Newly Appointed Group Manager
NEW ZEALAND - With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength....
Algeria Plans to Increase Aquaculture Productivity in 2017
ALGERIA - The ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing plans to increase aquaculture production to 17,000 tonnes a year in 2017, by the development...
Boost for Scotland's Aquaculture Industry
UK - This week, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing attended the first meeting of a landmark leadership group to oversee the future of Scotland’s aquaculture...
Global Pelagics Supply Outlook Improving
GLOBAL - With recent research indicating that North Atlantic mackerel and herring stocks are improving, the outlook for 2017 appears to be strong. In contrast, for...
02 March 2017
Slightly Lower Groundfish Supplies, Weaker Surimi Demand
GLOBAL - The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has recommended a 10 percent decrease in the Barents Sea cod quota for 2017 but a 7 percent...
01 March 2017
Salmon Processing Plant Is Poland’s First BAP-Certified Facility
POLAND - The world’s largest value-added salmon processing plant is has now been Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified....
Marine Harvest Completes Purchase of Farming Assets on East Coast
CANADA - The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick has approved Marine Harvest as the purchaser of the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies....
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
GLOBAL - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in...
Good Pangasius Demand Amidst Tight Supplies
GLOBAL - Approximately 270 000 tonnes of frozen pangasius (both whole and frozen fillets) entered 45 countries during the first half of the year, an 8 per cent increase...
28 February 2017
The Shrimp Market: Declines & Reductions, Ripple Effects, Softening Market, Moderate Volumes
US - The Department of Fisheries and Oceans stock assessments show detrimental declines to Canada's Borealis shrimp biomass, raising concerns for the ripple effect...
Poland’s Fish Output, Exports Expand In 2016
POLAND – Poland’s fish and seafood output increased by 15.7 per cent year-on-year to some 402,500 in the January to November 2016 period, according to the latest...
Ecuador's SONGA Now Offering Four-Star BAP Certified Shrimp
ECUADOR - Ecuador’s SONGA (Sociedad Nacional de Galapagos C.A.) is now eligible to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp, only the second company...
 
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