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27 February 2015
Shellfish at Risk as Ocean Acidity Expected to Rise
GLOBAL - By the end of the century it is predicted that levels of acidity in the oceans will have a pH value of around 7.8 on average, and this will bring with it...
26 February 2015
Study Outlines Threat of Ocean Acidification to Coastal Communities in US
US - Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the...
17 February 2015
Weekly Overview: Falsely Labelled FAD Free Canned Tuna Thought to be Circulating EU Market
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, consumers are being told to watch out for canned tuna that has been falsely labelled FAD (fish aggregating device) free tuna, writes...
12 February 2015
Shallow Water Dwelling Oysters at Risk of Dermo Disease
GLOBAL - Oysters living in nutrient rich shallow waters around the world are far more likely to pick up the lethal Dermo disease, a team of scientists from the Smithsonian...
11 February 2015
Oysters Set to be on Valentine's Menu
UK - This year, seafood will be speaking the language of love as restaurants, fishmongers and supermarkets get ready for a boom in the run up to Valentine's Day,...
10 February 2015
Weekly Overview: US Oysters, Mussels Found to Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
ANALYSIS - A new study from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found the occurrence and severity of disease and parasite infections...
06 February 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Lovers Choose Lobster as Top Valentine’s Day Dish
US - Lobster, crab legs and shrimp get the nod as ‘romantic meals’ on February 14 - one of the busiest dining out days for US restaurants. ...
US Oysters, Mussels Have Low Levels of Disease, Parasites
US - NOAA’s first-ever long term report of the national distribution of parasites and disease in mussels and oysters, using data gathered between 1995 and 2009,...
03 February 2015
Algal Blooms Causing Chaos for Irish Shellfish Growers
IRELAND - The Irish Shellfish Association has put a strong case to Minister Simon Coveney outlining the severe crisis in the mussel production sector in west Cork...
20 January 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....
15 December 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...
03 December 2014
Ostreid Herpesvirus Outbreak Reported in Norway
NORWAY - An outbreak of infection with ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant has been detected in Brumunddal, Norway....
02 December 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....
25 November 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,...
19 November 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....
11 November 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...
28 October 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...
22 October 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....
20 October 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...
14 October 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,...
08 September 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...
01 August 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...
29 July 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....
22 July 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....
10 July 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...
04 July 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....
24 June 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....
12 June 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....
 
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