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Friday, April 18, 2014
Scottish Mussel Ready Meals Shortlisted for Illustrious Award
SCOTLAND, UK - Two ready meals produced by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) have been shortlisted in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2014....
Friday, April 11, 2014
Pesquera Catalunya Chilean Mussels go Friend of the Sea Certified
CHILE - Dani has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Chilean mussels (Mytilis chilensis) farmed by Pesquera Catalunya in Southeast Pacific (FAO area...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification
CANADA - Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
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....
Friday, February 21, 2014
Scientists Find Mussels a Sustainable Solution to Wasp Control
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Greenshell mussels might hold the key to controlling that dreaded summer insect – the wasp....
Monday, February 17, 2014
First Chilean Mussel Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - The Chilean mussel (Mytilus chilensis) fishery and suspended culture has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Sales of Scottish Mussels Predicted to Soar on Valentine’s Day
SCOTLAND, UK - Sales of Scottish mussels are set to double in in the run-up to Valentine’s Day with the tasty shellfish having become indelibly associated with...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
China-US Research to Enhance Mussel Conservation and Pearl Production
US and CHINA - Mollusk researchers at Virginia Tech in the United States and at the Freshwater Fisheries Research Center in Wuxi, China, are collaborating to promote...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Denmark to Continue Mussel Dredging Inside Marine Protected Area
DENMARK - Oceana has blasted a decision to continue to allow Denmark to dredge for mussels using destructive gear inside marine protected areas....
Friday, January 24, 2014
California Coastal Commission Approves Open Ocean Shellfish Ranch
US - The California Coastal Commission has approved a new pioneering offshore shellfish ranch from the Catalina Sea Ranch company....
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Mussels and Starfish a Possible Source of Protein for Pigs and Poultry
DENMARK - A new research project involving Aarhus University and the Danish Shellfish Centre is looking into whether starfish and mussels could be used as alternative...
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification
CANADA - Norlantic Processors Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, is the first mussel processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Mussel Fishing Ban to Commence in Venezuela
VENEZUELA - Starting from 1 December 2013 until 15 February, 2014 fishing for mussels is closed....
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...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
New Methods Improve Quagga and Zebra Mussel Identification
US - New sampling and testing methods that improve the accuracy in the detection of quagga and zebra mussels have been identified....
Friday, November 01, 2013
Canadian Mussel Farm Earns BAP Sustainability Certification
CANADA - Atlantic Aqua Farms is the first mussel farming company in the world to achieve the Best Aquaculture Practices Certification....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
German Blue Mussels Achieve MSC Sustainable Certification
GERMANY - After two years of independent scientific analysis, the blue mussel fishers of the ‘Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR’ are entitled to mark their...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Risk Assessment Best Practice Guidelines for Shellfish Harvesters Published
UK - Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has published a guidance document to provide live bivalve mollusc harvesters with information on ways to improve...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Texan Lakes
US - Zebra mussels, a destructive invasive species that originated in Eurasia, have been found in Lake Belton in Central Texas....
Friday, September 20, 2013
Extensions Approved for New Zealand Mussel Farms
NEW ZEALAND - The Marlborough District Council has approved extensions totalling 16 hectares to three mussel farms in Pelorus Sound....
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Cultivation of Algae, Mussels Could Help to Improve the Baltic Sea's Condition
FINLAND - The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has participated in the SUBMARINER project, jointly performed by eight countries in order to investigate new ways...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Weekly Overview: Further Fukushima Radiation Leaks Spark Fish Contamination Fears
ANALYSIS - News of further leaks of radioactive water at the Fukushima power plant in Japan have sparked more fear over the safety of seafood in the vicinity. In...
Friday, August 30, 2013
Bellona Launches Ocean Forest to Benefit Aquaculture
NORWAY - The Bellona Foundation, an international environmental NGO based in Norway, has established Ocean Forest, a partnership with Lerøy Seafood Group. The aim...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Mussel Farm Receives Funding to Pursue Global Marketing Campaign
CANADA - Ocean Fresh Mussels Limited will develop a new worldwide promotional strategy with Provincial Government support. Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries...
Thursday, August 22, 2013
BAP Mussel Farm Standards Completed
GLOBAL - The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) programme has expanded its coverage of shellfish with the completion of new standards for mussel farms....
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...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Cross-border Irish Mussels Limber up with MSC Label
IRELAND and NORTHERN IRELAND - The blue mussel sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland supported by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Yessotoxin Allowable Limit Change for Bivalve Molluscs
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is now conducting a hearing for the proposed amendment which would change the limits for yessotoxins in live bivalve...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Fishing Rights Allocation Process in Full Steam
SOUTH AFRICA - Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the 2013 General Policy on the Allocation and...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Trade Deal with Taiwan to Benefit Mussel Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - According to an international negotiator, New Zealand and Taiwan have signed an economic partnership, leading to another new market for Marlborough...
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