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10 May 2016
New Albany Shellfish Hatchery to Drive Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government has reaffirmed its support for Western Australia’s emerging aquaculture industry in the 2016-17 State Budget with a...
Study Gives New Insight on Oysters Shell Formation
CHINA - Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood....
03 May 2016
Irish Shellfish Farmers Await National Strategic Plan
IRELAND - Farmers of oysters, mussels and other shellfish will converge at an Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) conference in Athlone on May 19 to discuss issues...
13 April 2016
Cause of Maryland Food Poisoning Outbreak Traced to Asia
US - Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as...
12 April 2016
Japanese Oyster Farm Celebrates ASC Certification
JAPAN - Just five years after the east coast of Japan was devastated by a tsunami, the Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries are stronger than ever and celebrating a major...
Virginia Continues to Lead in Clam and Oyster Aquaculture
US - Virginia shellfish farmers sold $48.3 million in clams and oysters in 2015, with hard clam sales of $32.3 million once again leading the nation and $16 million...
05 April 2016
West Coast Governments Taking Action Over Increasing Ocean Acidification
US - The ocean chemistry along the West Coast of North America is changing rapidly because of global carbon dioxide emissions, and the governments of Oregon, California,...
18 March 2016
New Research Challenges the Effect of Sharks, Rays on Oyster and Shellfish Industries
ANALYSIS - The arguments continue to rage about the actual role that ‘keystone’ species, such as sharks, play in ecosystems rather than popular perceptions about...
11 March 2016
Scientists Link Oyster Overharvesting with Declining Flood Protection
US - A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientist Jonathan Woodruff and his doctoral student Christine Brandon of...
07 March 2016
Researchers Conduct Nitrogen Study on New Hampshire Oysters
US - The University of New Hampshire scientists have conducted the first study of oyster farming-nitrogen dynamics in New Hampshire, providing the first solid research...
18 February 2016
Whole Foods First UK Retailer to Sell MSC Certified Oysters
UK - Whole Foods Market has become the first grocery store in the UK to sell oysters with the MSC ecolabel. They are supplied by Southbank Fresh Fish, which provides...
05 February 2016
Warming Ocean Likely to Bring Major Changes for US Northeast Fisheries
US - NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable US marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate...
02 February 2016
Oysters and Farming Methods Make Inroads into Japan
JAPAN - Oysters from countries including the US and Australia have been making inroads into the Japanese market. Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on how...
26 January 2016
Reviewing Aquaculture Licensing Crucial to the Sector
IRELAND - Welcoming the announcement of schemes for the seafood sector under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Irish Farmers Association (IFA)...
08 January 2016
Shellfish Farmers Fear Ocean Acidification May Affect Harvests in 2016
CANADA - Shellfish farmers in British Columbia (BC) are fearing ocean acidification may affect their harvests in 2016 as it did in many places last year....
07 December 2015
Oyster Production a Big Player in Irish Rural Economy
IRELAND - A new report, by top agri-food economist Professor Alan Renwick, reveals that oysters contribute €58 million to the Irish rural economy. ...
27 November 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Outbreak Confirmed on Devon Farm
UK - Oyster herpesvirus (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters in the River Teign, Devon....
20 October 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Kent
UK - Oyster Herpesvirus has been confirmed in wild Pacific oysters on the north east coast of Kent....
02 October 2015
Portable Device for Sickness-Causing Toxins a Handy Tool for Fishermen
US - Mussels, oysters, scallops and clams might be ingredients for fine cuisine, but they can also be a recipe for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). Now, researchers...
21 September 2015
New Zealand Launches A+ Sustainable Aquaculture Standard
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s aquaculture industry is building further on its sustainability credentials by launching A+, the new standard of sustainable aquaculture....
09 September 2015
Oyster Breeding Wins Research Award
AUSTRALIA - Years of oyster breeding research by Select Oyster Company farmers has culminated in a disease control breakthrough and national recognition from the...
04 September 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Kent
UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) on the north coast of Kent....
03 September 2015
Saving Oysters by Digging Up Their Past
US - Restoring oyster reefs is not an easy task, but by digging deep and examining centuries-old reefs, marine restoration professionals may stand a better chance...
28 August 2015
Could We Soon be Wearing Sustainable Pearls?
AUSTRALIA - In a world first, Australian Pearl Producers Association (PPA) have entered the Australia pearl oyster fishery to be assessed against the MSC’s standard...
19 August 2015
Oyster Population Damaged by Conchs After Drought
US - Research by marine science professor David Kimbro has found high water salinity, coupled with a conch population outbreak is the cause of a sharp decrease in...
11 August 2015
Weekly Overview: New Legislation to Guide Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Canada
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
05 August 2015
Researchers Investigate Oyster Pathogens Harming Aquaculture Production
US - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences researchers have been awarded a $394,694 grant to investigate pathogens that cause disease in oysters. Pathogens represent...
30 July 2015
Oyster Herpesvirus Confirmed in Shellfish Fishery
UK - An outbreak of Oyster herpesvirus-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 µvar) has been confirmed in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in the River Roach, Essex....
21 July 2015
Mexico Identifies Additional 20 Million Hectares with Aquaculture Potential
MEXICO - The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has identified 20 million hectares with high potential for aquaculture development....
09 July 2015
South Australia to Develop New Oyster Farming Code
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's State Government is supporting the development of a new third party certification that will showcase the premium credentials of South...
 
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