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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Oyster Aquaculture Company Certified Sustainable
AUSTRALIA - Pacific oysters, farmed by the Angel Oysters company in Smoky Bay, South Australian, have now been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea....
Monday, December 15, 2014
Oyster Beds Partially Reopened in Lough Foyle
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Minister of State, Joe McHugh TD, jointly welcomed the decision by the Loughs Agency to re-open...
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Ostreid Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Norway
NORWAY - An outbreak of infection with ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been detected in Brumunddal, Norway....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Oyster and Mussel Rights Transferred to Scotland from Crown Estate
SCOTLAND, UK - The rights to naturally occurring oysters and mussels is transferring to Scotland from the Crown Estate....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Weekly Overview: Guidance Offered on New Fish Product Labelling Laws
ANALYSIS - From 13 December 2014, the EU will implement new rules on information which must be included on the labels of some fish products, writes Lucy Towers,...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Deadly Oyster Bacteria Mistakenly Identified by Scientists
US - The bacteria that helped cause the near-ruin of two large oyster hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest have been mistakenly identified for years, researchers...
Sweden Reports First Ostreid Herpesvirus Outbreak
SWEDEN - An outbreak of ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been reported in farmed oysters....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Oyster Imports Bringing New Disease and Invasive Species
EU - The future of oyster farming in Europe is threatened by disease. A recent study highlights the risk of importing oysters to improve or replace lost stock, as...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Weekly Overview: US Investigation Finds Majority of Seafood is Labelled Correctly
ANALYSIS - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labelling, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Jersey Oysters First to be Assessed Against ASC Standard
UK - Three oyster farms have become the first in the world to enter assessment against the ASC Bivalves Standard for responsible aquaculture....
Monday, October 20, 2014
Single Body Needed to Solves Aquaculture Licensing Problems
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President, Eddie Downey, has said that Minister Coveney must urgently pull all the various agencies and departments of...
New Levy to Fight Oyster Mortality Syndrome
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to allow Australian Seafood Industries (ASI) to collect...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Irish Shellfish Association Celebrates 25 Years
IRELAND - The Irish Shellfish Association will celebrate 25 years working for oyster, mussel, clam and scallop producers at its conference in the Red Cow Hotel,...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Rhode Island Adopts Oyster Aquaculture Disease Management Plan
US - The state of Rhode Island has adopted a plan facilitated by the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to reduce the likelihood of human...
Friday, August 01, 2014
Shellfish Farmers Concerns Over Inshore Water Quality
IRELAND - The annual national review of shellfish waters for 2014 shows that County Clare came top once again, showing great awareness of the need for good water...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Raspberry Point Oyster Expands Facilities to Meet International Demand
CANADA - The government has announced a combined investment of C$205,000 for Raspberry Point Oyster Co in order for the company to improve its technology and trade....
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb
US - Virginia’s oyster harvest has jumped another 25 per cent last year, surging past 500,000 bushels, the most in nearly a generation....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Advances in Mollusk Parasite Culturing Methods Drives Research
US - Researchers at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences dug into the last 70 years of peer-reviewed publications about protozoan parasites that infest bivalve...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Chicken Farmers Benefit from Oyster Farming Waste
CHINA - An agricultural company in Pingtan has been instrumental in the disposal of wasted oyster shells by turning them into a feed ingredient for chickens....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Upper North Shore Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, has closed off the Upper North Shore for shellfish harvesting because of toxicity....
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Scientists Find Mosquito Control Pesticide Low Risk to Juvenile Oysters, Hard Clams
US - Four of the most common mosquito pesticides used along the east and Gulf coasts show little risk to juvenile hard clams and oysters, according to a NOAA study....
Native Oyster Making a Comeback
AUSTRALIA - The revival of the native oyster (Ostrea angasi) in South Australian waters is adding a delicious aquaculture product to the State’s premium seafood...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Oyster Aquaculture to Benefit from Aboriginal Bursary
AUSTRALIA - The inaugural SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students has been awarded to Flinders University aquaculture honours student Shaun Henderson whose...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Increase in Value for Scottish Shellfish Farming Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Scotland Science has published the Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2013. The report found that the production tonnage of mussels...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Concrete Pilings Best for Oysters
US - Filter-feeding organisms such as oysters, mussels and barnacles improve water quality, with large colonies filtering vast amounts of water every day. These...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Value of Virginia Oyster and Clam Aquaculture Reaches All-time High
US - Virginia’s shellfish growers sold an estimated 31 million single oysters and 214.4 million clams in 2013 for a farm-gate value of $45.1 million, an all-time...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Oyster Aquaculture Could Improve Water Quality of Potomac River Estuary
US - Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and US Geological Survey...
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Researchers Aim to Improve Mexico Scallops, Oysters
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), is conducting studies of technology transfer for the collection...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
New Study Looks at Norovirus Removal in Oysters
UK - The Food Standards Agency is inviting tenders to design and execute a research study to identify and evaluate possible enhancements to improve norovirus removal...
Irish Oyster Sector Benefits from an Increase in Production and Employment
IRELANd - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) in partnership with Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Aquaculture hosted an informative conference on Ireland’s oyster industry...
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