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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...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Atlantic Shrimpers' Prim7stars Brand now Friend of the Sea
NIGERIA - Atlantic Shrimpers Limited Nigerian trawlers, fishing in the FAO Area 34 (Atlantic Eastern Central) around the Nigerian coast, positively concluded Friend...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have High Genomic Replikin Counts
CANADA - A group of lethal bacteria are of increasing concern worldwide because they are becoming resistant to many or all of the antibiotics previously effective...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Weekly Overview: VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia Demonstrate Best Practice for Shrimp Farming
ANALYSIS - Last week, TheFishSite.com was in Bangkok, Thailand for VIV Asia and Aquatic Asia. The show saw companies from all over the world come together to promote...
VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia: How to Prevent White Spot and Early Mortality Syndrome
ANALYSIS - Speaking at VIV Asia 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, Dr Chalor Limsuwan, Kasetsart University, gave a presentation on best practice to prevent White spot and...
Monday, March 18, 2013
VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia 2013: Thai Government Offers Shrimp, Tilapia Aquaculture Standard
THAILAND - Thailand's Department of Fisheries is offering farmers a certification programme for shrimp and tilapia farming, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor,...
NFI’s Shrimp Council Announces Executive Committee
US - The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Shrimp Council has announced that it has broadened its scope to address industry issues. A newly formed Executive...
Friday, March 15, 2013
VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia 2013: Biofloc Farming Improves Shrimp Production
THAILAND - A talk by Dr Nyan Taw, Blue Archipelago Berhad Farm, Malaysia, at VIV Asia 2013 demonstrated how biofloc technology can be used successfully in shrimp...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
BlackSpot Treatment Gives Prawns Quality Boost
DENMARK - Langoustine fishermen and processors have reported excellent catch quality results following the use of Prawnfresh Plus....
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
VIV Asia, Aquatic Asia 2013: Getting the Right Fish Feeder to Cut Costs and Improve Size
ANALYSIS - Feeding fish is a subject of great importance to fish farmers as often most costs are attributed to feed. With the right fish feed equiptment, farmers...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Researchers Announce New Shrimp Trawling System
MEXICO – Researchers from the National Fisheries Institute (INEPESCA) and other technical and scientific institutions have joined forces in designing a more sustainable...
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