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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Shrimp Farmers Unite to Fight White Spot in East Africa
AFRICA - Work on reducing the risk of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in East Africa through improved management and policy is progressing, thanks,...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Technical Barriers Leading to Shrimp Export Refusal
VIET NAM - According to the Industry and Trade Department of Ca Mau, in one of the biggest seafood export localities, which gathers the biggest names in the seafood...
Trigger for EMS Identified in Shrimp Ponds
GLOBAL - Research conducted on early mortality syndrome (EMS) at a large integrated shrimp farm in Malaysia has indicated that the disease repeatedly manifests in...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Vannamei Shrimp Helps Double India's Exports
INDIA - Vannamei shrimp, farmed in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha (formerly known as Orissa), have doubled in terms of exports which were valued at US$730...
Monday, June 10, 2013
Shrimp, Fish and Rice Grown Together in India
INDIA - To give a boost to India's Pokkali system of farming (a system in which rice paddy and shrimp are grown alternately in the same field), the Central Marine...
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Vietnamese Exporters Reject US Anti-subsidy Duties on Shrimp
VIET NAM - Vietnamese exporters have described the US Department of Commerce (DOC)’s recent levy of anti-subsidy duties on frozen shrimp imported from seven countries...
Monday, June 03, 2013
US Raises Import Duties on Warm-Water Shrimp
GLOBAL - The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has imposed anti-dumping import duties on frozen warm-water shrimp from India, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Viet Nam,...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Good Haul of Prawns During Successful Season
AUSTRALIA - Hawkesbury River prawn fishers have been rewarded for their hard work after another successful prawn fishing season. Department of Primary Industries...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
CO2 Group Secures Land for World Scale Aquaculture Project
AUSTRALIA - CO2 Group has advised the market that its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Australian Resources Limited (WARL) has entered into option agreements for...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Scottish Prawn Catch Decline due to Environmental Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The publication of a scientific article by Marine Scotland on the environmental factors affecting a key fishery in the North Sea for prawns (langoustines)...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Some Areas Still Positive for Red Tide in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) continues to warn the public that shellfishes collected at Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur,...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Federal Waters off Texas Closed to Shrimping
US - Federal waters from nine to 200 nautical miles off Texas will close to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on 23 May, 2013, corresponding...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Trawl Beam Research May Enhance Shrimp Fishery
CANADA - Enhanced equipment could become available to shrimp fishermen thanks to research supported by the Government. Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Call for Transitional Aid to Support Struggling Scottish Fishing Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Large sections of the Scottish whitefish and prawn fleets are teetering on the brink of survival and there is urgent need for transitional aid to...
Honduras Practices Early Mortality Syndrome Response
HONDURAS - Doctor José Heriberto Amador Salinas, Director of SENASA (National Service for Agriculture and Livestock), Honduras, has informed the OIE that a simulation...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Twin Trawl Technology Promises Greater Efficiency
CANADA - Increased catches, lower fuel costs, and reduced environmental impacts are all potential benefits that could be achieved from trawling technology that will...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Weekly Overview: Movements in the Aquaculture Sector
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Norwegian fish farming giant Marine Harvest announced that it was looking to takeover rival company Cermaq in order to create create...
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Closed Seasons Established for Shrimp Fishing in Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has established closed seasons and areas for shrimp fishing in...
Pathogen Causing EMS Disease in Shrimp Now Identified
GLOBAL - After months of investigation by a research team led by Donald Lighter at the University of Arizona, the elusive pathogen causing early mortality syndrome...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Philippine Suspends Importation of All Live Shrimps
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has suspended the processing of applications to import all live shrimps and susceptible crustaceans...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thai Seafood Sector – Sustainable and Beating Illegal Practices
ANALYSIS - The Thai fisheries and aquaculture sector is moving towards a sustainable future that will allow it to have an impact on global markets, writes Chris...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bumble Bee Foods Launches New MSC Certified Fish Products
Bumble Bee Foods has introduced a range of fish products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The Wild Selections range will also help support the...
Fund Helps Finance Responsible Shrimp Farming
GLOBAL - In order to help shrimp farmers finance a transition towards responsible shrimp production, a Farmers in Transition (FIT) Fund has been launched by the...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
ESE - Kegge and Primstar Join Forces
NETHERLANDS - Dutch shrimp producer and processor Kegge BV is to join forces with Primstar BV. ...
Monday, April 22, 2013
Mexico Bans Shrimp Imports from Asia
MEXICO - In order to protect the country's shrimp industry, Sagarpa has ordered a temporary ban on shrimp imports from China, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Thailand....
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Weekly Overview: Second ISA Outbreak Reported in Chile
ANALYSIS - Over the last week, a further case of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been reported in Chile, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor....
Government to Save Endemic Fishery Species
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 2 (BFAR-2) has identified various endemic species in Region two which were categorized as endangered,...
Friday, April 12, 2013
Specific Pathogen Free Shrimp Broodstock Produced in India
INDIA - Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Litopenaeus vannamei broodstock has developed for the first time in India and is ready for supply to hatchery operators at a...
BAP Farm, Shrimp Hatchery Auditor Course Set For June
VIET NAM - Aspiring auditors, returning auditors requiring refresher training and observers can attend the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Farm and Shrimp Hatchery...
Friday, April 05, 2013
AKVA Group Confirms Contract with National Prawn Co
SAUDI ARABIA - AKVA group has confirmed a new contract with National Prawn Co. (NPC) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The total contract value is $10,160,700 and...
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