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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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....
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...
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