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Thursday, July 25, 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....
Tuesday, July 23, 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$4.5 billion of shrimp products, down over 30.5 per cent compared to that of 2011. This was the sharpest drop recorded...
Monday, July 22, 2013
INAPESCA to Develop Research to Design New Shrimp Boat
MEXICO - The National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) is working in coordination with experts from public and private institutions to create a new design of shrimp...
Fishing Rights Allocation Process in Full Steam
SOUTH AFRICA - Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the 2013 General Policy on the Allocation and...
Friday, July 19, 2013
Venezuela and Belarus Begin Shrimp Export Talks
VENEZUELA - Venezuelan shrimp producers may soon be able to export their shrimp to Belerus as market talks begin between the two countries....
US Continues to be Largest Importer of Vietnamese Seafood
VIET NAM - Accounting for 21 per cent of total Viet Nam seafood exports, the US continues to be the largest importer of Vietnamese seafood with nearly US$ 500 million...
Monday, July 15, 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...
Wednesday, July 10, 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,...
Tuesday, July 09, 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....
Monday, July 08, 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...
Wednesday, July 03, 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...
Tuesday, July 02, 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,...
Monday, July 01, 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....
Friday, June 28, 2013
Queens Panga, Shrimp Noodles First ASC, MSC Labelled Product in Dutch Stores
NETHERLANDS - Sales of responsibly-sourced seafood are on the rise in the Netherlands. Now Dutch shoppers can enjoy even more choice as the first product carrying...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Weekly Overview: Mystery Shrimp Disease Hits Mexico
ANALYSIS – Young shrimp in two Mexican states have been hit by as an-yet unidentified disease, while Nicaragua has banned imports of Asian shrimp for fear of allowing...
INP and WWF Conduct Study on Shrimp Fishery
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have conducted a study on the "Assessment of Shrimp Trawling" which will run for...
Fish Farms Overtake Beef in Protein Production
GLOBAL – For two years running, fish farming has produced more animal protein than the cattle industry in what scientists are calling a landmark stage in the progression...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Viet Nam is Top World Producer of Black Tiger Shrimp
VIET NAM - Viet Nam is the leading producer of black tiger shrimp in the world with a production of 300,000 tons in 2011, followed by India and Indonesia with a...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Nicaragua Bans Shrimp Imports Over EMS Fears
NICARAGUA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has temporarily banned imports of shrimp from Asia following fears of the spread of Early Mortality Syndrome...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Mexican Shrimp Farms Hit by Mystery Disease
MEXICO - Fish farms in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora are currently being affected by an unknown disease....
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Final Rule for Shrimp Fishery Closure During Cold Weather Events
US - NOAA Fisheries has approved Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. The final rule for Amendment 9 was...
Starts Operations Quarantine first National Aquaculture Centre of SAGARPA
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has put into operation the first Quarantine National Aquaculture...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Andhra Pradesh Shrimp Farmers Hit by Production Glut
INDIA - Shrimp farmers in the state of Andhra Pradesh are witnessing a drop in prices of seafood exports. ...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Nutreco Completes Shrimp, Fish Feed Acquisition in Ecuador
ECUADOR - Nutreco has successfully completed its acquisition of 75 per cent of the shares in Gisis S.A., the shrimp and fish feed subsidiary of the Expalsa group....
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