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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...
Monday, March 24, 2014
Argentina Eyes EU Market for Oyster Exports
ARGENTINA - The Argentinian Government is working to achieve the export of live oysters and pulps to the European Union market. A move which will help strengthen...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
New Aquaculture Bill Will Deliver More Freedom for Oyster Farming
US - The General Assembly has approved a bill that will allow oyster farming in agricultural districts, including York County, in Virginia state....
Thursday, February 20, 2014
IRTA Produces Pacific Oyster Seeds Free of the Herpes Virus
SPAIN - Over the last few years, the production of the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the Ebro Delta has undergone considerable losses due to a herpes virus...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Aquaculture Genomics Laboratory Detects New Invasive Species
CANADA - The Aquaculture Genomics Laboratory, founded a year ago in the Faculty of Agriculture, focuses on using innovative molecular biotechnology to drive scientific...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wakulla County Explores Oyster Aquaculture
US - Oyster growers in Australia are watching the Tallahassee Community College’s (TCC) Oyster Aquaculture Certification programme, because the type of oyster...
Friday, January 24, 2014
California Coastal Commission Approves Open Ocean Shellfish Ranch
US - The California Coastal Commission has approved a new pioneering offshore shellfish ranch from the Catalina Sea Ranch company....
Friday, January 17, 2014
Acidification and Predators Pose Double Threat to Oysters
US - The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according...
Friday, December 13, 2013
SEAFARE Seminar Brings Scientists and the Oyster Industry Together
UK - The SEAFARE (Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Aquaculture for the Atlantic Region of Europe) project held a one-day seminar on sustainable oyster aquaculture...
Monday, December 09, 2013
Oysters Affected with Mikrocytos Mimicus in Norfolk
UK - Three Pacific oyster farms have reported an outbreak of Mikrocytos mimicus....
Friday, November 22, 2013
Congress Meets Aquaculture Research, Market and Public Managers
BRAZIL - The IV Brazilian Congress of Aquaculture Native Species begins on in Bethlehem is the first time that the state capital hosts the event, sponsored this...
Friday, November 15, 2013
New License Requirement in Effect for Oyster Harvesters
US - A new license requirement is in effect that impacts fishermen who wish to dredge oysters this season....
Monday, November 04, 2013
Oysters May Use Sound to Select a Home
US - Oysters begin their lives as tiny drifters, but when they mature they settle on reefs. New research from North Carolina State University shows that the sounds...
Friday, November 01, 2013
Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported on Spanish Oyster Farm
SPAIN - An outbreak of herpesvirus OsHV-1 has been reported on a Spanish oyster farm....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Dorset
UK - An oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) outbreak was confirmed in juvenile Pacific oysters at a farm in Poole Harbour, Dorset on 24 October 2013....
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Funding for Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects to Benefit Fish
US - NOAA is awarding $36 million for more than 40 coastal habitat restoration projects across the United States. These projects will restore up to 16,000 acres...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Asia is the New Growth Area for Marketing of Irish Oysters
IRELAND - A BIM-organised innovation conference for Ireland’s oyster growers took place on 27 September, as the industry experiences unprecedented demand from...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Oyster Aquaculture to Benefit Fishermen
ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP), has presented materials for the development oyster aquaculture....
New Aquaculture Parks to Boost Oyster Production
BRAZIL - Oyster production in Para is expected to grow by 25 times from 280 tonnes to 7,000 tonnes per year due to the creation of 16 new aquaculture parks....
Friday, August 02, 2013
Oyster Farmers Plan to Increase Investment
AUSTRALIA - More than 60 per cent of oyster growers surveyed by New South Wales Farmers’ Association intend to increase investment in their business in the next...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Auction Takes Place for New Aquaculture Sites in Brazil
BRAZIL - The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Attila Maia Rocha is launching bidding documents for new areas of aquaculture in Bahia and Pernambuco. ...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Consultation Underway on Fish Stocks
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is releasing Initial Position Papers for a range of fish stocks including: Bluenose, Kingfish, Snapper, Leatherjacket,...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Limiting Fishing, Improving Habitat Allow Chesapeake Oysters to Rebound
US - A new study shows that combining improved oyster restoration methods with limits on fishing in the upper Chesapeake could bring the oyster population back to...
Friday, June 14, 2013
World Oceans Month Brings Mixed News for Oyster Industry
US - In World Oceans Month, there's mixed news for the Pacific Northwest oyster industry....
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Weekly Overview: New Test Detects Disease Harming Oyster Aquaculture Industry
ANALYSIS - Oyster farmers in the US are set to benefit from a new test that detects the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few years...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
New Zealand Pacific Oysters now in Season
NEW ZEALAND - Pacific oyster farmers around the country are starting to harvest this season’s crop after 18 months of meticulous care, according to New Zealand...
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