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25 April 2014
Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes
US - Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, a team of researchers led by University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with University of Southern...
24 April 2014
Waters off South Carolina to Reopen to Shrimp Fishing
US - The federal waters within 25 nautical miles of the federal-state water boundary off South Carolina will reopen to fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp...
23 April 2014
McDonald's Launches Shrimp Burger in Japan
JAPAN - McDonald’s Japan has begun selling its brand new Avocado Shrimp burger as part of its new range of burgers....
White Spot Syndrome Virus Threatening Philippines Shrimp Farms
PHILIPPINES - A lawmaker has called on the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to investigate and eradicate White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) that has...
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Recognises BAP Farmed Shrimp Standards
GLOBAL- Two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are equivalent to a yellow “Good Alternative” rating...
22 April 2014
Calcium Derivatives Obtained from Shellfish Waste
MEXICO - Researchers at the University of Sonora are looking to use the calcium from waste parts of crustaceans (shrimp, crab, lobster and squid) and convert it...
15 April 2014
Recent Shrimp Quota Cuts to Drive Fishermen Out, Causing Speculative Purchasing
US - Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed sharp quota cuts for inshore and offshore northern shrimp fisheries, reports Rob Reierson in the 3-Minute...
Water Users can Reduce the Risk of Spreading Invasive Aquatic Species
UK - Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study....
11 April 2014
Portrait of Newfoundland Shrimp Fishing
CANADA - The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is releasing the last video of its fish harvesters across Canada series. ...
08 April 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador to Face Inshore Shrimp Quota Cut
CANADA - Cuts by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to the shrimp quota for inshore harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador were the subject of pointed...
02 April 2014
Gulf Shrimp Landings for Start of 2014 Lowest in Years
US - The total US Gulf shrimp harvest for January and February 2014 is the lowest amount ever seen since 2008....
Charoen Pokphand to Lay Off Burmese Workers
THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) are to lay off around 1,200 migrant Burmese workers at its seafood processing company based in Samut Sakhon, Thailand....
Shrimp Market Opportunity for India
INDIA - Now is the opportune time for India to make its presence felt in the global shrimp market as leading players — Viet Nam and China have been affected by...
01 April 2014
Weekly Overview: Cooke Aquaculture to Buy Marine Harvest's Shetland, Orkney Operations
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, Marine Harvest is to sell its salmon farming operations, in the Shetland and Orkney Islands of Scotland, to the Canadian fish farming...
31 March 2014
Bac Lieu Expanding Whiteleg Shrimp Farming
VIET NAM - So far this year, farmers in Bac Lieu province have stocked nearly 1,500 hectares of whiteleg shrimp under intensive and semi-intensive models....
Two Combined Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp Fisheries Achieve MSC Re-certification
CANADA - Two Canadian MSC certified fisheries, the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) northern shrimp and the Gulf of St. Lawrence northern shrimp trawl Esquiman Channel...
27 March 2014
Chinese Prawn/Shrimp Farm to Fill Supply Gap and Create Over 100,000 Jobs
ANALYSIS - Sino Agro Foods has announced that its planned prawn farm complex will culture shrimp and prawns from hatchery to grow-out and packing all on its giant...
Korean Delegation Visits Ecuador's Shrimp Processing Plants and Farms
ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) entity, was visited by a delegation from the...
Mexico Launches Fishery Management Plans for Shrimp, Snook and Conch
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has launched Fishery Management plans for shrimp, snook and conch,...
Shrimp Exports to Exceed $200 million
HONDURAS - The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) expects the export shrimp to be worth over $200 million this year, due to a price hike in the international...
Shrimp Standard Handed Over to Aquaculture Stewardship Council
GLOBAL - The Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue has handed over the shrimp standard to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), following seven years of development....
25 March 2014
Shrimp Cage Farming Looking Promising for Ecuador
ECUADOR - An experimental shrimp farm in sea cages in Puerto Engabao, being run by the National Fisheries Institute (INP) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock,...
Sustainable Aquaculture Project Shows Compliance with European Standards
VIET NAM - A sustainable aquaculture project was conducted by the College of Agriculture and Fisheries (under the Can Tho University) in cooperation with The University...
24 March 2014
SeaSam Prawns Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
SWEDEN - SeaSam Food AB, a Swedish company leader in the frozen food market, positively concluded Friend of the Sea audit for greasy back shrimps, Indian white and...
20 March 2014
Shrimp Farm Thefts Costing Honduras Millions
HONDURAS - Shrimp farms in Honduras are at threat from "racoon" gangs who are stealing large amounts of shrimp from farms....
17 March 2014
2014 Whiteleg Shrimp Exports Continue to Push Up
VIET NAM - In 2013, Viet Nam’s whiteleg shrimp exports hit $1.58 billion, up 113 per cent year on year and making up 50.7 per cent of the country’s total shrimp...
14 March 2014
Mexico Announces Shrimp Fishing Bans
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has established a temporary closure of fishing for shrimp in...
12 March 2014
New EMS Case Study to Define Best Practice to Avoid EMS
GLOBAL - The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is spearheading a case study to identify the shrimp-farming practices that prevent the manifestation of early mortality...
11 March 2014
Weekly Overview: World's Largest Prawn Farm to be Built in China
GLOBAL - In this week's news, the worlds largest prawn farm is to be constructed in Zhongshan, China, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite, Editor. ...
Mangalore College to Transfer White Spot Detection Technology
INDIA - The College of Fisheries, Mangalore, a constituent college of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University ( KVAFSU), is to release a bio-tech...
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