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08 August 2013
Bahrain's Shrimp Stocks See Huge Drop of 75 Per Cent
BAHRAIN - Bahrain's shrimp population has dropped by 75 per cent due to illegal fishing. More than 200 local dhows have been caught illegally fishing during the...
06 August 2013
Weekly Overview: Shrimp Imports Banned in Dominican Republic but Good Shrimp Price Outlook
ANALYSIS - The Dominican Republic has banned all imports of shrimp from Mexico, China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Thailand and Bangladesh because of concern over Early...
Ocean Harvest Offers 100 per cent Natural, Sustainable Feed Formulas
IRELAND - Ocean Harvest Technology (OHT) is a pioneering natural feed additive company with a portfolio of marine-based, patent-protected products capable of replacing...
05 August 2013
Aquaculture-Wind Farm Study Completed for Shellfish Association of Great Britain
UK - A shellfish aquaculture study regarding co-location with offshore wind farms (OWFs) has recently been completed for the SAGB by a Project Team led by Aquafish...
Belize Aquaculture First to be Approved as Three-Star Shrimp
BELIZE - Belize Aquaculture Ltd has become the first shrimp company in Belize and the second in Central America to be approved to offer Best Aquaculture Practices...
02 August 2013
Dominican Bans Shrimp from Mexico and other EMS Affected Countries
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Minister of Agriculture, Luis Ramon Rodriguez, has banned imports of all shrimp from China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Bangladesh and...
31 July 2013
New Sustainable Prawn Feed Additive Uses No Fish Products
AUSTRALIA - Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that is more sustainable, meaning prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable...
Shrimp Prices Rise Globally
GLOBAL - Disease outbreaks, lack of capital and other difficulties have slashed shrimp farming areas in many large producing countries. The decline in shrimp production...
Viet Nam's Seafood Exports Starting to Recover
VIET NAM - Viet Nam seafood exports are showing signs of recovery after two months of consecutive decline in export value from 10.7 to 30.8 per cent over the same...
30 July 2013
Chinese Fish Processor First To Offer One-Star Pompano
CHINA - Guangdong Gourmet Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. has received Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
26 July 2013
£6 million Boost for Scottish Fishing Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Prawn and white fish fishermen will be offered help to deal with the current pressures facing the industry through a action plan....
25 July 2013
Aquaculture in Fiji Already Worth Millions
FIJI - Fiji's aquaculture sector is already worth several millions of dollars and has the potential and demand to grow further....
23 July 2013
Improving Quality Tilapia Seed Production for Bangladesh's Sustainable Aquaculture Development
ANALYSIS - Bangladesh is one of the top freshwater aquaculture producers in the world, but it is currently facing problems over its tilapia seed quality. In order...
Concern Over Proposed Aquaculture Project in Penaga
MALAYSIA - CAP and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urge the state government of Penang to cancel the proposed implementation an aquaculture project in Penaga, Seberang...
EU Shrimp Imports from Viet Nam Still on Downtrend
VIET NAM - In 2012, the EU imported nearly US$4.5 billion of shrimp products, down over 30.5 per cent compared to that of 2011. This was the sharpest drop recorded...
22 July 2013
INAPESCA to Develop Research to Design New Shrimp Boat
MEXICO - The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) is working in coordination with experts from public and private institutions to create a new design of shrimp...
Fishing Rights Allocation Process in Full Steam
SOUTH AFRICA - Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the 2013 General Policy on the Allocation and...
19 July 2013
Venezuela and Belarus Begin Shrimp Export Talks
VENEZUELA - Venezuelan shrimp producers may soon be able to export their shrimp to Belerus as market talks begin between the two countries....
US Continues to be Largest Importer of Vietnamese Seafood
VIET NAM - Accounting for 21 per cent of total Viet Nam seafood exports, the US continues to be the largest importer of Vietnamese seafood with nearly US$ 500 million...
15 July 2013
Price Boom for Honduras Shrimp
HONDURAS - Despite the threat of early mortality syndrome entering the country, shrimp farmers of Choluteca and Valle are obtaining historically high prices per...
Asia is Potential Destination for Viet Nam Shrimp
VIET NAM - In 2012, Viet Nam had faced many difficulties in shrimp exports to big markets as the US, Japan or EU and the year 2013 is expected to expose shrimp exporters...
10 July 2013
Arizona Company Awarded Federal Grant to Fight Devastating Shrimp Diseases
US - TransGenada Enterprises has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), part of...
Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open Off Texas
US - NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time,...
09 July 2013
Canada Continues Research into Environmentally Friendly Trawl Technology
CANADA - The Marine Institute’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) will receive Provincial Government funding to continue a five-year research project...
GAA Takes Action Following Labor Allegations at Narong Seafood
THAILAND - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has carried out an unannounced audit at the Narong Seafood Co. Ltd. shrimp processing plant in Samutsakorn, Thailand....
08 July 2013
Mexican Fishery Products Set to Hit International Markets
MEXICO - National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez reports that the quality and high nutritional value of Mexican fish and shellfish...
03 July 2013
Shrimp Exporters Call for GSP Extension
THAILAND - Thai shrimp farmers have urged the European Union to extend trade privileges for Thai shrimp, citing the emerging early mortality syndrome (EMS) that...
02 July 2013
BRC Supports Fishmeal Prawn Feed Decision
UK - Farmed prawn production is expanding rapidly to help meet the global demand for seafood. This is bringing economic benefits to producers while delivering a...
Indian Seafood Sector Hoping US Duty on Shrimps will Go
INDIA - The seafood export industry, smarting under a 5.91 per cent countervailing duty imposed by the US Department of Commerce on the shrimps imported from India,...
01 July 2013
Low Yields Cause Shrimp Processors to Run Below Capacity
BANGLADESH - As a result of low yields of shrimps and prawns in the country, processing plants are running below 80 per cent of their capacity....
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