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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Illegal Fishing Clammed Shut
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) has seized four illegal boats carrying hundreds of illegally-harvested giant clams and sea cucumbers...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carry a Big Price Tag
US - Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments....
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Ocean Abalone Australia Bought Out of Receivership
AUSTRALIA - Ocean Abalone Australia has been bought out of receivership, and its management is hopeful the operation will have a fruitful future....
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Environmental Forecasts Used to Recover Abalone Fishing
MEXICO - Between 2007 and 2011 off the coast of Mexico, high mortality of pink abalone (Haliotis corrugata) and green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) was reported. To...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Ben Tre Farmers Face Cockle Seed Shortage
VIET NAM - In 2013, farmers in Ben Tre province harvested 1,008 MT of cockle, 104 MT lower than that of 2012. This decline is expected to continue in 2014 due to...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Viet Nam Now Producing Abalone Seed
VIET NAM - In 2013, abalone seed was artificially produced in a Vietnamese hatchery for the first time. ...
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Licence Buyback Could Cut Abalone Costs
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary licence buyback and changes to management arrangements may result in lower management costs for Eyre Peninsula and West Coast abalone divers,...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Weekly Overview: University of Arizona Release PCR Test for Early Mortality Syndrome
ANALYSIS - The University of Arizona, US, is releasing a PCR test that detects the bacteria causing the deadly shrimp disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)....
Friday, January 10, 2014
Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe to Eat
US - Arsenic tests by Washington State health officials have found that geoducks from Poverty Bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat....
Friday, January 03, 2014
Management Changes Made to Australian Abalone Fishery
AUSTRALIA - New management arrangements for the Western Zone Abalone Fishery are set to improve the integrity of the quota management system and reduce management...
Monday, December 16, 2013
China Bans Imports of Shellfish from US West Coast
CHINA and US - China has suspended imports of shellfish from the west coast of the United States, an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Bad Weather Helps Recovery in Clam Price
VIET NAM - Raw clam price in Go Cong Dong district of Tien Giang province is recovering. The recovery was attributable to reduction in clam output in some northern...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group Awarded Food Manufacturing Excellence Award
UK - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has won a prestigious Food Manufacturing Excellence Award in recognition of its innovation and investment that...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Pipi Industry’s High Hopes for the Future
AUSTRALIA - The Pipi (Goolwa cockle) industry’s future is bright following the receipt of scientific advice on the health of the resource....
Monday, October 14, 2013
NZ to Increase Live Fish Exports to Australia
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand seafood industry is looking to export around NZ$100 million worth of live seafood a year to Australia....
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Turkish Seafood Leader Launches Friend of the Sea Tuna and Clams
TURKEY - Dardanel Önenta? G?da San. A.?., the major canned and seafood producer in Turkey, has obtained Friend of the Sea certification for its entire tuna and...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Export Extension to Benefit Australia's Abalone Industry
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s abalone industry is set to benefit from a five-year extension to the fishery’s export approval....
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Norway Sets Ban on Live, Chilled Clams from Turkey
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has set new safeguards for the importing of clams from Turkey. These regulations come into force on 5 August 2013....
Monday, August 05, 2013
Aquaculture-Wind Farm Study Completed for Shellfish Association of Great Britain
UK - A shellfish aquaculture study regarding co-location with offshore wind farms (OWFs) has recently been completed for the SAGB by a Project Team led by Aquafish...
Monday, July 22, 2013
New Feed Strategies to Save Abalone Farmers Millions
AUSTRALIA - Australian abalone farmers look set to save up to A$2.5 million every year by switching to a new feed strategy developed by SARDI scientists....
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Abalone Trafficking Ring Dismantled
AUSTRALIA - The State Government’s fisheries and aquaculture department has wrapped up the largest abalone trafficking case in its history with the conviction...
Friday, June 14, 2013
India's Ashtamudi Estuary Short-neck Clam Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
INDIA - India’s short-neck clam fishery in the Ashtamudi Estuary, Kerala’s second largest estuarine system, has entered into MSC assessment....
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Ría de Arosa Galician Cooperative Clams, Cockles now MSC Certified
SPAIN - Ría de Arosa Galician Cooperative Society has been awarded MSC certification for its artisanal clam and cockle fisheries....
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Annual Pipi Fishing Closure Nears
AUSTRALIA - The annual closure for the taking of Pipi (Goolwa Cockles) comes into effect in South Australian waters this week....
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bumble Bee Foods Launches New MSC Certified Fish Products
Bumble Bee Foods has introduced a range of fish products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The Wild Selections range will also help support the...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Age Matters to Antarctic Clams
ANTARCTICA and GERMANY - A new study of Antarctic clams reveals that age matters when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change. The research provides...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Clam Committee Partnership to Focus on Sustainable Fishing
US - The National Fisheries Institute’s (NFI) Clam Committee is going into a sustainability partnership with the National Science Foundation...
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Government to Save Endemic Fishery Species
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Region 2 (BFAR-2) has identified various endemic species in Region two which were categorized as endangered,...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Research Enables Fishermen to Harvest Shellfish on Georges Bank
US - With new understanding of toxic algal blooms (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Georges Bank fishery, fishermen are now able to harvest ocean quahogs and surf clams...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
South Africa Promotes Abalone Aquaculture Industry
SOUTH AFRICA - Abalone farming is growing rapidly in the aquaculture sector as stocks are declining in the wild....
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