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19 May 2016
Unique New Mussel Farm Flotation System Delivers Optimum Performance
UK - A unique new mussel farm flotation system jointly developed by Offshore Shellfish Ltd and Fusion Marine Ltd for use in exposed sea sites is now in successful...
18 May 2016
Shellfish Response to Ocean Acidification Depends on Other Stressors
US - A study of California mussels, a key species in the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the West Coast, indicates that the effects of ocean acidification will vary...
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...
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,...
22 March 2016
Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels
NEW ZEALAND - The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus...
25 February 2016
AQUACULTURE 2016: Preventing Entrapments in Mussel Farming Gear
US - Over the past 20 years there have been reports of whales and turtles becoming trapped and dying in mussel farming gear. Although they do seem to be rare events,...
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...
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)...
11 January 2016
New Study Evaluates Europe's Freshwater Mussel Stocks
GERMANY - Mussels are the natural treatment plants of bodies of water and, therefore, just as important as bees. Unfortunately, they are equally threatened: most...
05 January 2016
Weekly Overview: US Looking to Expand Aquaculture in Northeast
ANALYSIS - As the US looks to expand its aquaculture production, NOAA is focusing on the potential to grow aquaculture in the northeast of the country, which currently...
19 November 2015
New Trial Tests Commercial Viability of a Scottish Shellfish Hatchery
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise are taking part in a trial to test the commercial viability...
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....
06 August 2015
Fragmentation of Brown Trout Habitat Threatens Freshwater Pearl Mussels
EU - The fragmentation of brown trout (Salmo trutta) habitat indirectly affects the threatened freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera), a new study...
29 July 2015
Kerala Inland Fisheries Poised for Growth
INDIA - Kerala's Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state has already initiated rapid strides in the inland fisheries sector, and it would be spread in every...
24 July 2015
Mussels Help Scientists Develop Wound-Sealing Glue
SOUTH KOREA - Korean scientists at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have developed a light-activated, mussel protein-based bioadhesive (LAMBA)...
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....
05 June 2015
Record Scottish Mussel Production
SCOTLAND, UK - The value of the Scottish shellfish industry has increased by 18 per cent to £10.5 million at first sale value in 2014, according to the latest survey...
24 May 2015
Chilean Outfit Is World’s First Two-Star BAP Mussel Group
CHILE - Chilean mussel farm Pesquera Apiao SA is the world’s first group to achieve two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for mussels, the Global Aquaculture...
23 April 2015
Welsh Seafood Promoted at Global Seafood Expo
WALES, UK - A Welsh government minister has joined eight Welsh seafood companies at the Brussels Seafood Global Expo, the largest seafood trade event in the world....
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...
10 April 2015
Sanford to Close Christchurch Mussel Plant
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand sustainable seafood company Sanford is to close its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a reduction in crop supply....
08 April 2015
New Hatchery to Selectively Breed NZ Mussels
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand aquaculture will be getting stronger mussels, thanks to a new hatchery and lab facility opening where Greenshell™ Mussels can be selectively...
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...
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
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...
22 January 2015
Plan for New Marine Protected Areas in Kattegat Welcomed
DENMARK - A decision from the Danish government to move forward with their intention to protect fragile environments in Kattegat has been welcomed by Oceana....
21 January 2015
Scottish Mussels to Star on James Martin Home Comforts Programme
UK - Scottish rope grown mussels produced by Inverlussa Shellfish on the Isle of Mull will take a starring role on BBC TV’s James Martin Home Comforts programme...
08 December 2014
Scottish Mussels Sales Set to Soar this Christmas
SCOTLAND, UK - Growing demand from households looking for something a little bit different for the Festive menu looks set to deliver a buoyant Christmas for Scotland’s...
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