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24 March 2017
Windfall for Irish/Welsh mussel growers
A €1.4 million project which seeks to solve the mysteries of seed mussel supply across the Irish Sea was launched by BIM, Ireland’s seafood development agency,...
13 March 2017
High hopes for UK shellfish event
Interest in the annual Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) conference and fundraising dinner is running high this year, according to Director David Jarrad,...
17 February 2017
Crawfish Added to BAP Programme; Chinese Processing Plant Certified
CHINA - Please join the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices division in welcoming the world’s first BAP-certified crawfish facility to the...
28 December 2016
Demand for European Mussels in the EU on the Decline
EU - In the first quarter of 2016, purchases of mussels in the 10 largest buying countries slightly increased (+2 500 tonnes) compared with the same period in 2015....
19 December 2016
Salmon, Blue Mussel and Eel Die From Same Vitamin Deficiency, Study Finds
SWEDEN - Deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) in wildlife is previously known as a problem among certain species within relatively limited geographical areas. Now,...
13 December 2016
Chinese Investors Eye $200 million Russian Seafood Aquaculture Project
RUSSIA - Chinese investors have unveiled plans to invest about US$200 million with the aim to launch a new seafood aquaculture project in Russia’s eastern Primorsky...
04 November 2016
Iceland May Become Leading Blue Mussel Producer
ICELAND - After many years of research, Northlight seafood is now ready to start farming 100.000 tons per annum of blue mussel, but it is estimated that the farming...
07 October 2016
Mussel Spawning Trials Now Underway in Scotland
SCOTLAND - Trials to get mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment are now underway at the NAFC Marine Centre at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)....
05 October 2016
International Cooperation to Advance Scotland’s Shellfish Industry
UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is to work with New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, the Cawthron Institute, to explore...
21 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: What Can Satellite Data Do for Aquaculture?
UK - The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project is helping shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria that lead to losses equaling...
12 September 2016
Xelect Maintains Strong Focus on R&D
UK - Xelect was founded on a core principle – to bring effective genetic technology to the global aquaculture industry. The University of St Andrews spin-out was...
25 August 2016
Rising Temperatures Could Accelerate Radiation Induced DNA Effects in Mussels
UK - Increased sea temperatures could dramatically enhance and accelerate radiation-induced DNA effects in marine invertebrates, a new study suggests....
19 August 2016
Global Warming's Saltier Beaches Have Implications for Mussels, Crabs
US - Batches of sand from a beach on the Delaware Bay are yielding insights into the powerful impact of temperature rise and evaporation along the shore that are...
10 August 2016
Why are New England's Wild Blue Mussels Disappearing?
US - A study led by University of California, Irvine ecologists has found that wild blue mussels are disappearing from the Gulf of Maine coastline where they once...
22 July 2016
Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture
INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming....
08 July 2016
EU Market Importing Fewer Bivalves
GLOBAL - The world bivalve market has been impacted by currency changes, including the relatively lower value of the euro against the US dollar, reports FAO Globefish....
27 June 2016
Contagious Cancers Spreading Among Several Shellfish Species
US - Direct transmission of cancer among some marine animals may be more common than once thought, suggests a new study published in Nature by researchers at Columbia...
22 June 2016
Modern Mussel Shells Much Thinner than 50 Years Ago
US - Shells of California mussels collected from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington in the 1970s are on average 32 per cent thicker than modern specimens,...
20 June 2016
European VIVALDI Project to Examine Diseases in Molluscs
SPAIN - A new European project is examining how to prevent diseases in molluscs and, in particular on the control of the herpes virus in farmed Pacific oyster. ...
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...
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