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18 November 2014
Antibiotics in Aquaculture – Are They Needed?
GLOBAL - The miracle drugs of the 20th century are in danger of running out of power. Antibiotic use in both humans and animals is contributing to a reservoir of...
17 November 2014
South Korea Increases Shrimp Imports from Viet Nam
VIET NAM - In the first nine months of 2014, South Korean shrimp imports increased by 6.4 per cent year on year in volume, and 50.2 per cent of this came from Viet...
10 November 2014
Viet Nam Shrimp Production Up 20 per cent in 2014
VIET NAM - According to the General Directorate of Fisheries, as of 31 October 2014, brackish water shrimp was farmed in approximately 676,000 hectares, up 3.6 per...
04 November 2014
Commodities Group Completes Acquisition of Prawn Farming Company
AUSTRALIA - Commodities Group Limited has completed its acquisition of Coral Seafarms Aquaculture Business....
30 October 2014
Nabard Unveils $16 Million Scheme for Aquaculture
INDIA - Looking at immense opportunity in aquaculture in Odisha state, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has unveiled a $16 million...
28 October 2014
Bangladeshi Shrimp Export Growth Slowing on Weak Demand
BANGLADESH - Shrimp exports are facing a slowdown in the wake of reduced demand for locally-grown black tiger shrimps in major markets....
23 October 2014
First Asian Shrimp Farm Certified to ASC Standard
ASIA - Quoc Viet is the first Asian shrimp farm to announce Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification following assessment against the ASC Shrimp Standard....
Invasive Seaweed Sheltering Native Crustaceans in US Mud Flats
US - On the tidal mudflats of Georgia and South Carolina, the red Japanese seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla is gaining a foothold where no native seaweeds live....
17 October 2014
EU, Norway Exchange Views on Annual Consultations for 2015
EU - The Council held an exchange of views on the annual consultations between the EU and Norway under their bilateral fisheries agreement. ...
10 October 2014
Early Mortality Syndrome: Changing the Way We Farm
GLOBAL - Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) has wreaked devastation across Asian shrimp farms over the past few years but now key research by Dr George Chamberlin, Global...
08 October 2014
Axcentive's Halamid® in Combat Against EMS
GLOBAL - Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), also known as Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome is causing high mortalities in various Southeast Asian shrimp farming...
07 October 2014
Weekly Overview: Updated MSC Standard Offers More Fisheries Protection, Zero Toleration for Forced Labour
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing which reflects the most up-to-date...
03 October 2014
Thai Tuna and Shrimp Export Values Drop
THAILAND - The export value of Thai tuna and shrimp during the first seven months fell two per cent from the same period last year, but profit margin rose by seven...
Viet Nam Appeals Against US Duties on Shrimp
VIET NAM - The Viet Nam Association Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has filed an appeal before a United States court against anti-dumping duties imposed...
Vietnamese Aquaculture Production Up 4.9 per cent
VIET NAM - According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, aquaculture production in September 2014 reached 372 thousand MT, up 15.9 per cent year...
02 October 2014
Ecuadorian Shrimp Farm Now Certified to ASC Standard
ECUADOR - Family-owned shrimp exporting company OMARSA, based in Ecuador, is the first shrimp producer to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
18 September 2014
Shrimp Farmers Opposing New Thondangi Mandal Port
INDIA - The proposal to set up a new port in the Kakinada Special Economic Zone area in Thondangi mandal of East Godavari district is facing opposition from shrimp...
12 September 2014
Shrimp Market Nearing Record Level Prices
US - Shrimp meat prices have been on the rise over the last few months and are continuing to rise, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute Market Insight from Tradex...
08 September 2014
Expert EMS Panel Finalised for GOAL 2014 Conference
VIET NAM - New presentations just scheduled for the disease risk management sessions at the Global Aquaculture Alliance GOAL 2014 conference will focus largely on...
04 September 2014
Thirty Days Left to Have Your Say on ASEAN Shrimp Standard
INDONESIA - The Steering Committee of the Shrimp Standard for ASEAN region welcomes public feedback and comment on the draft standard through October 10, 2014....
27 August 2014
More Can Tho Pangasius Farms to Sign Up to Sustainable Certification
VIET NAM - According to Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) of Can Tho, total aquaculture area of the city in the first seven months of 2014 was...
26 August 2014
Weekly Overview: New Trout Disease Detected in Chile
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has revealed that a new trout disease has been discovered in Chile, writes...
Bahrain’s Shrimp Stocks Drop Due to Illegal Fishing
BAHRAIN - Fishermen in Bahrain have reported a "significant" drop in shrimp stocks in the last month because of illegal fishing....
21 August 2014
New Invasive Shrimp Species Found in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - A new invasive species, the Bloody Red Shrimp (Hemimysis anomala), has been discovered for the first time in Northern Ireland in Upper Lough...
19 August 2014
Public Comment Period Open for New Draft ASEAN Shrimp Farming Standard
INDONESIA - The first draft Shrimp Standard for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is now available for public comment from farmers, experts...
12 August 2014
Russia Ends Suspension on Vietnamese Seafood Exporters
VIET NAM - The Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) has announced the removal of suspension on importing seafood into Russia from seven Vietnamese...
11 August 2014
Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay Prawns Seek Sustainable Certification
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns are the first fisheries under the West Australian Government’s A$14.5million initiative to...
08 August 2014
Realising the Opportunities for ASC Certified Shrimp in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), WWF and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, in partnership with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters...
06 August 2014
Viet Nam Cracks Down on Chemical Use in Shrimp Farming
VIET NAM - The Prime Minister has directed ministries and agencies to monitor shrimp production and trade more strictly....
New Handling Guideline Booklet to Benefit the Shrimp Industry
CANADA - Operators in the provincial shrimp sector will be better positioned to pursue best practices with the introduction of a new booklet supported by the Provincial...
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