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06 December 2016
Why Coral Trout Could be the Next Big Thing in Global Aquaculture
JAPAN - Amid a decline in numbers of coral trout in the wild, the National Research and Development Agency, Japanese Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)...
30 November 2016
Scientists Identify Viruses Causing Lymphocystis in Fish
SPAIN - Lymphocystis is an infectious disease of fish which causes significant economic losses in aquaculture. A study, which involved the Autonomous University...
23 November 2016
Commission Meeting Leaves Key Fish Stocks Left Without Protection
EUROPE - The annual meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has closed without agreement regarding management of the deep-sea fish orange roughy....
22 November 2016
Recovery Plan Agreed for Mediterranean Swordfish
EU - The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) has finalised its one-week long negotiations between 51 countries and has agreed...
17 November 2016
Seafood Leaders Meet to Strengthen Mahi Mahi Fisheries in Eastern Pacific
PERU - More than 70 representatives working in the mahi mahi supply chain met in Lima this month to continue strengthening the management of fisheries in Peru, Ecuador,...
15 November 2016
Weekly Overview: Personality Test Could Help Improve Sole Farming
ANALYSIS - Researchers in Spain and Scotland have made a discovery that may help sole reproduce better in captivity, and in turn help improve aquaculture production....
14 November 2016
Mediterranean Swordfish on the Verge of Collapse WWF Warns
EUROPE - WWF is calling on 48 fishing nations gathering today in Vilamoura, Portugal to end over three decades of overfishing of the Mediterranean swordfish and...
10 November 2016
Dainichi: The Face of Japan's Clear Sea
JAPAN - Dainichi Corporation is one of Japan's main seafood and aquaculture firms. Located by the Uwa Sea in Ehime prefecture, it employs 140 people in three cities...
09 November 2016
Extreme Weather Events Forcing Fish to Change Location
US - Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science have investigated the impact that severe storms have on fish populations as it...
08 November 2016
Raw Materials Forecast Upcoming North American Seafood Trends
GLOBAL - The 2016 China Fisheries and Seafood Expo wrapped up in Qingdao last Friday, leaving the market buzzing with pricing and supply trends for next year, reports...
02 November 2016
ASC Launches Seriola and Cobia Sustainable Aquaculure Standard
NETHERLANDS - Following eight years of development, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has now completed its Seriola and Cobia aquaculture standard for sustainable...
01 November 2016
Removing the Smell: Could Odourless Fish Take off in Japan?
JAPAN - Although fish is popular in Japan, its distinct smell is enough to turn some consumers off. But recent work at Kindai University might catch on with them;...
24 October 2016
Zero Chance of Mediterranea Swordfish Recovery if No Action Taken
EU - The European Union is now facing an ultimatum on a key fishery in the Mediterranean. Oceana has called on EU countries to stop all swordfish fishing in the...
21 October 2016
Good News for Scottish Mackerel Fishermen Following 2017 Quota Agreement
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish fishermen will have increased catching opportunities for north-east Atlantic mackerel in 2017 following an agreement reached at coastal state...
Sustainable Arctic Char Farming to Expand Following Investment
ICELAND - Farmed in cool Icelandic waters is a fish that is in growing demand throughout Europe and the US yet in short supply – the Arctic char....
20 October 2016
Ireland Secures Increased Mackerel Quota for 2017
IRELAND - Following international fisheries negotiations which took place in Cork, Ireland has secured a 2017 mackerel quota worth €86 million for its fishermen....
17 October 2016
New Mackerel Species Expected to Form New Commercial Fishery
INDIA - There is a new kid on the block in South India and it is called the Indian Chub Mackerel. The new species is expected to become a potential resource for...
Why Midshipman Fish Only Hum At Night
US - Research has found that Midshipman fish hum repetitively at night when it is time to breed, in an attempt to attract females to their nests for spawning....
10 October 2016
Princes Commits to MSC Certified Tuna, Salmon and Mackerel
UK - Food and drink group Princes is to add Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabelling on lines within its branded tuna, mackerel and salmon ranges....
Rising Temperatures Reduce Marine Diversity but Increase it in Freshwater
UK - In contrast to previous research, scientists have found that habitat warming can reduce the diversity of species in marine environments, but increase speciation...
06 October 2016
New Study Finds Fishing Erodes Natural Size Variation
FINLAND - Fishing typically removes the large individuals from the population, this leads to evolutionary shrinking of fish but also erodes natural trait variability...
How Genomics is Boosting Spain's Aquaculture Breeding Programmes
SPAIN - Spain has a long history of aquaculture, with the earliest shellfish and fish rearing facilities in the country traced back to Roman times. By the Middle...
04 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Where Have All the Sockeye Gone?
ANALYSIS - In fisheries news this week, Tradex Foods celebrated its 300th episode of its 3-Minute Market Insight with a special focus on Frazer river sockeye salmon,...
03 October 2016
Study Finds Cocaine Accumulates in Fish Eyes
SWITZERLAND - A study by Eawag and Zurich University researchers using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish....
22 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: Does Lumpfish Personality Affect Sea Lice Consumption?
ANALYSIS - Lumpfish are being increasingly used on salmon farms to control sea lice. However the amount of sea lice eaten by lumpfish varies. Could this be related...
21 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: What Can Satellite Data Do for Aquaculture?
UK - The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project is helping shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria that lead to losses equaling...
15 September 2016
Large-Size Pollock Fillets Still Scarce In Alaska
US - Directed fishing for the Pollock C season in the Gulf of Alaska opened August 25 with increased allocations rolled over from B season, reports Kyla Ganton in...
13 September 2016
Scottish Atlantic Salmon Production Declined in 2015
SCOTLAND, UK - In 2015, production of Atlantic salmon decreased by 7,300 tonnes (4.1 per cent) to 171,722 tonnes, according to the latest Scottish Fish Farm Production...
30 August 2016
New Trout, Sea Bass, Bream Feed Factory Opens in Turkey
TURKEY - Thanks to a joint venture between the Danish feed company BioMar and Turkish seafood company Sagun, a state-of-the-art fish feed factory has opened in Turkey...
26 August 2016
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...
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