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23 August 2016
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...
11 August 2016
Trinidad and Tobago to Explore Aquaculture Opportunities
TRINIDAD and TOBAGO - Opportunities in aquaculture need to be better explored and the country needs to pay greater attention to building capacity within the sector...
25 July 2016
Record Breaking Storm Season in China Pressures Tilapia Supply
CHINA - Harsh weather is shaking up tilapia farms in Southern China as they experience the most severe rainstorm season since 1998, report Rob Reierson and Kyla...
18 July 2016
New Study Investigates Breeding More Uniform Nile Tilapia
NETHERLANDS - For fish farmers, uniformity of growth and body size is one of the key traits to be improved in future Nile tilapia breeding programmes....
16 June 2016
Malaysia, WorldFish Establish Committee to Promote Sustainable Aquaculture Development
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Department of Fisheries (DoF) and WorldFish have signed an agreement establishing the Technical Committee on Research Collaboration to promote...
15 June 2016
New Egypt R&D Partnership to Focus on Tilapia Feed Efficiency
EGYPT - A new Fish Nutrition Research Unit has opened at the WorldFish Abbassa Research Center, in Egypt. The facility will focus on tilapia nutrition and testing...
09 June 2016
Netuno Internacional Becomes First Brazilian Farm to Gain ASC Certification
BRAZIL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed Netuno Internacional, the first farm in Brazil to gain ASC certification. ...
07 June 2016
Breakthrough Made in Progress Toward Fish-Free Tilapia Feed
US - Dartmouth College scientists have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most...
02 June 2016
WorldFish Project Helps Raise Egyptian Aquaculture Incomes
EGYPT - At the end of the four-year Swiss-funded Improving Employment and Income through Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector (IEIDEAS) project (2011-15)...
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....
16 May 2016
Expansion for Missouri Tilapia Farm in Full Swing
US - Quixotic Farming, a family-owned, sustainable seafood company that raises traceable, United States tilapia, has begun its expansion of its Missouri farm by...
12 May 2016
Aquaculture UK Offers £500 Bursary Towards Sustainable Aquaculture Course
UK - Aquaculture UK has agreed to offer all students a bursary for the May intake of the University of St Andrews Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture....
05 May 2016
Four-Star BAP Tilapia From China Hits US Market
US - Four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia from China will soon be available to US consumers, with the first shipment of four-star BAP tilapia from...
15 April 2016
Overcoming Challenges to Export in Kenyan Aquaculture
KENYA - Issac Njagi, from the Technical University of Kenya, explains some of the common challenges faced by Kenyan fish farmers wanting to export to international...
12 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Virus Threatening Tilapia Stocks Discovered
ANALYSIS - An international team of researchers have identified and characterised a new virus - tilapia lake virus (TiLV), which caused huge mortality of farmed...
08 April 2016
New Technology for Shrimp Farming in Panama
PANAMA - Disease in shrimp farming has cost the industry many billions of dollars in the past ten years. In Central America there have been billions of dollars in...
07 April 2016
Researchers Discover New Virus Threatening Global Tilapia Stocks
GLOBAL - An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and...
01 April 2016
New Fish Hatchery to Strengthen Aquaculture in Timor-Leste
TIMOR LESTE - A new fish hatchery has been opened in Timor-Leste as part of its National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030), which aims to reduce undernourishment...
09 March 2016
Unpacking Aquaculture in Namibia
NAMIBIA - The long-anticipated rainy season has once again commenced over various parts of Namibia, particularly in the area with perennial sources of water. Despite...
07 March 2016
Paraiso Springs Becomes First Latin American Company to Offer Four-Star BAP Tilapia
GUATEMALA - Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala is Latin America’s first company qualified to offer Global Aquaculture Alliance four-star Best Aquaculture Practices...
18 February 2016
Unique Effects of Inulin on Fish Health
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges in the world is feeding the growing population in a sustainable way. With aquaculture playing a more prominent role in the...
09 February 2016
Chum Salmon Inventories Tighten; Chinese Tilapia Prices Predicted to Rise
GLOBAL - The 2015 Chum Salmon harvests in Alaska and British Columbia were very strong, following poor landings in the previous year. As a result, inventories were...
08 February 2016
$1.6m Project Boost for Fiji Aquaculture
FIJI - The Caboni Yaqara Multi-species Hatchery in Togovere, Ra, will supply fish farms and boost income generating initiatives across the country, said Prime Minister...
02 February 2016
“Sustainability Barometer” Helps Improve African Aquaculture Management
AFRICA - In order to help tilapia farms in Africa evaluate their farm management plans, a “sustainability barometer” has been designed as part of a project conducted...
01 February 2016
New Partnership to Develop Tilapia Feed Mill in Zambia
ZAMBIA - A new joint venture between Nutreco (Skretting Zambia) and African Century Foods (ACF) is looking to construct and operate the first dedicated fish feed...
28 January 2016
MoU To Help Tilapia Farmers Secure BAP Certification
CHINA - In an effort to increase the availability of four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has signed a memorandum...
26 January 2016
New Grant Helps Expands Aquaculture in Kenya
KENYA - A new grant will enable Farm Africa’s aquaculture programme in western Kenya to expand and help more fish farmers to develop their businesses rearing fish...
25 January 2016
Chinese Tilapia Farming Improvement Project Work Praised
CHINA - The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce a new public report is available on a landmark aquaculture improvement project (AIP) in...
15 January 2016
NORGHATI: Developing Sustainable Aquaculture in Ghana
ANALYSIS - Ghana’s economy and communities rely heavily on aquaculture, however the sustainable growth of the industry is hindered by poor quality fingerlings,...
24 November 2015
Woolworths South Africa Launches First Private Label ASC Certified Fish
SOUTH AFRICA - Leading South African retailer, Woolworths, has achieved a significant milestone with the launch of its new range of ASC certified responsibly farmed...
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