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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...
05 May 2015
Perkinsus Olseni Outbreak Reported in Australian Oysters
AUSTRALIA - An outbreak of infection with perkinsus olseni has been reported on an Australian oyster farm....
24 April 2015
New Method to Detects Harmful Oyster Disease
US - A new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish has been discovered...
22 April 2015
Acoustic Device Helps Prevent Sea Bream Damage to Shellfish Farms
FRANCE - An acoustic device to scare away sea bream causing damage to mussel and oyster stocks has been developed by the French Research Institute for Exploitation...
09 April 2015
All-Time High Sales for Virginia's Shellfish Aquaculture
US - Virginia's shellfish farmers sold $55.9 million in oysters and clams in 2014, an increase of 14 per cent total revenue for clam growers and 33 per cent for...
31 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Forecast Seafood Production Figures Revealed in New Trade Map
ANALYSIS -Rabobank has forecast that Global Atlantic salmon production will reach 3 million tonnes by 2020 and that global farmed whitefish production (catfish,...
First Oyster Farm Certified to ASC Bivalves Standard
JERSEY - The Jersey Oyster Company has become the first oyster farm in the world to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard for responsible bivalve...
30 March 2015
Alaska Fish Factor: Volunteers Needed to Help Shape New Safety Rules for Old Boats
US - Volunteers are needed to help craft new safety rules that are being written for older boats – which includes the bulk of Alaska’s fishing vessels....
06 March 2015
Bonamia Ostreae Outbreak Reported in Denmark
DENMARK - Two outbreaks of Infection with Bonamia ostreae have been reported in wild European flat oyster. ...
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...
 
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