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26 May 2017
Skretting sets sights on Central American shrimp
Skretting is launching its feeds in Honduras and Nicaragua this week, in a bid to support the growing need for sustainable shrimp feeds in both these important aquaculture...
24 May 2017
Shrimp traceability breakthrough
Farmed shrimp from Thailand, Vietnam, and India could be traced back to their countries of origin with more than 98 percent confidence through a process known as...
03 May 2017
Queensland shrimps hit hard by white spot
New outbreaks of white spot disease have been found in the wild prawn populations of Moreton Bay, Queensland, prompting fears that an additional number of shrimp...
01 May 2017
Calysta lands $40m investment for fishmeal replacement facility
Calysta, Inc., the manufacturer of the microbial fishmeal replacement FeedKind, today announced it had been pledged $40 million in Series D funding....
27 April 2017
Ground broken at Memphis fishmeal replacement facility
Work on a new 37-acre plant that will produce 200,000 tonnes of Calysta’s FeedKind protein for the aquafeed industry began this week....
17 April 2017
Easter respite for egg-laden shrimp
Pink shrimp price talks and egg-laden females have left boats tied up at the dock in Oregon, according to this week’s Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight....
13 April 2017
Prices and disease hit global shrimp production
Lower international prices and outbreaks of disease in some leading producing countries meant that global production of farmed shrimp in 2016 remained stagnant,...
Former farmer makes Forbes listing
Creating a device that could help Asian fish and shrimp producers use 21% less feed has landed a former fish farmer a place in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia...
18 March 2017
Aquafeed double act established
Coppens International, the Dutch aquafeed subsidiary of Alltech, has announced plans to collaborate with Guabi, a leading Brazilian fish feed producer....
16 March 2017
Mexican shrimp boycott urged
Conservation organizations today announced a boycott of all shrimp from Mexico in a bid to pressure Mexican officials to save the endangered vaquita, the world’s...
14 March 2017
Probiotic aims for Asian shrimp
A new probiotic that could lessen the use of antibiotics in the shrimp industry is set to be launched by Evonik at VIV Asia, in Bangkok, this week....
09 March 2017
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...
08 March 2017
Work on Trà Vinh’s First High-tech Shrimp Breeding Centre Begins
VIET NAM - Thông Thuận Group started the construction of a high-tech shrimp breeding centre in the southern Trà Vinh Province’s Trường Long Hòa Commune...
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...
06 March 2017
OIE Implements Plans to Prevent Further White Spot Disease Outbreaks
AUSTRALIA - While no new outbreaks of white spot disease have been reported in Australia, the OIE - in conjunction with the Australian veterinary authorities - have...
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...
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....
UBM Launches Aquaculture Viet Nam 2017
VIET NAM - UBM, the organizer of Aquaculture Viet Nam 2017 launched the event at a press conference in Can Tho on 22 February. To be held 25-27 October at the Can...
01 March 2017
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...
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...
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...
23 February 2017
New Device Shows 35 per cent Bycatch Reduction in Trial
AUSTRALIA - ​A new bycatch device has delivered impressive results that will improve the sustainability of fishing operations of wild catch prawns in Australia’s...
22 February 2017
Further Outbreak of White Spot Disease Detected in Logan River
AUSTRALIA - A new outbreak of white spot disease has been reported on a giant tiger prawn farm in Logan River, Queensland....
17 February 2017
Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine
VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before...
14 February 2017
Aussie Prawn Industry in Turmoil as Disease Spreads
AUSTRALIA - Australian prawn farmers are in turmoil, as yet another outbreak of white spot disease was confirmed Monday, at a farm in Queensland....
13 February 2017
Ministry Urges Australia to Permit Shrimp Imports Again
VIET NAM - Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has called on the Australian Government to allow the import of prawns and uncooked shrimps again soon....
10 February 2017
CIBA’s Shrimp Feed Proves Instant Hit Among Farmers
INDIA - The indigenous brand of formulated shrimp feed for vannamei (Pacific white shrimp) developed by Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture’s...
Ag Department Accused of 'Dropping the Ball' Due to Diseased Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Prawn Farming Association (APFA) has accused the Federal Department of Agriculture of "dropping the ball", following revelations that...
09 February 2017
Australia Eases Shrimp Imports
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has loosened its temporary suspension of the import of uncooked prawns and related products....
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