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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...
02 December 2014
Oyster and Mussel Rights Transferred to Scotland from Crown Estate
SCOTLAND, UK - The rights to naturally occurring oysters and mussels is transferring to Scotland from the Crown Estate....
19 November 2014
Organic Mussel Farmers Receive Funding to Help Maintain Certifications
CANADA - Mussel farmers will continue to promote their sustainable and environmentally-responsible approach to aquaculture with support from the Provincial Government....
04 November 2014
Researchers Report Contamination Issues for Californian Mussels
US - The pathogen Giardia duodenalis is present in mussels from freshwater run-off sites and from areas where California Sea Lions lounge along the coast of California,...
14 October 2014
Weekly Overview: Native UK Mussels Under Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
ANALYSIS - The invasive quagga mussel has recently been found in Wraysbury Reservoir and the Wraysbury River, a tributary of the River Colne, in Surrey, UK, writes...
Irish Shellfish Association Celebrates 25 Years
IRELAND - The Irish Shellfish Association will celebrate 25 years working for oyster, mussel, clam and scallop producers at its conference in the Red Cow Hotel,...
13 October 2014
Native UK Mussels at Threat from Invasive Freshwater Mussel
UK - Five of the most high-risk freshwater invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine are now in Britain - including the quagga mussel (pictured),...
26 September 2014
Canada Bans Live New Zealand Mussels Following Parasite Fnding
NEW ZEALAND - Canada has barred live greenshell mussel exports from New Zealand because of a new parasite found in Marlborough Sounds mussels....
16 September 2014
Successful Mussel Trial Drives Aquaculture Development in Goa
INDIA - The successful demonstration of mussel farming in the brackish waters of Goa has built a new path for the development of coastal mariculture in the area. ...
10 September 2014
Mussels Helping with Chesapeake Bay Restoration
US - Restoring oysters—and their ability to filter large volumes of water—is widely seen as a key way to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay. New research makes...
03 September 2014
Outbreak of Perkinsus Olseni Found in Green Lipped Mussel Farm
NEW ZEALAND - A new outbreak of Infection with Perkinsus olseni has been found on a New Zealand mussel farm....
29 August 2014
Canada Invests in Technology to Advance the Mussel Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - Two provincial mussel farming operations will develop and implement new software to enhance operations with help from the Provincial Government....
22 August 2014
Environmentally Friendly Scottish Mussels Feature on BBC Horizon
SCOTLAND, UK - The environmentally friendly credentials of Scottish rope grown mussels were highlighted in a BBC Horizon programme screened 20 August....
01 August 2014
Shellfish Farmers Concerns Over Inshore Water Quality
IRELAND - The annual national review of shellfish waters for 2014 shows that County Clare came top once again, showing great awareness of the need for good water...
21 July 2014
SSMG Shellfish Range on Show at ‘Showcasing Scotland’
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) will be participating in the ‘Showcasing Scotland – A Land of Food and Drink’ event in Dunblane...
02 July 2014
New Education Pack Teaches Children About Fish, Food and Nutrition
UK - A primary school in Port Talbot got a special lesson on the importance of eating seafood during a visit from the Welsh Government’s Marine and Fisheries Department...
30 June 2014
‘Dragonfish’ Discovery Highlights Danger of Illegal Aquarium Releases to Native Wildlife
IRELAND - The recent discovery by a local angler of the decaying remains of an exotic fish specimen in the River Suck at Correen Ford in the Midlands has raised...
24 June 2014
Upper North Shore Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, has closed off the Upper North Shore for shellfish harvesting because of toxicity....
04 June 2014
Using Mussels to Protect Salmon against Amoebic Gill Disease
UK - The use of shellfish and seaweed to consume waste produced by fish farms, particularly in farms attached to other ocean structures is being researched as a...
20 May 2014
Increase in Value for Scottish Shellfish Farming Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Marine Scotland Science has published the Scottish Shellfish Farm Production Survey 2013. The report found that the production tonnage of mussels...
18 April 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....
11 April 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...
09 April 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....
07 April 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....
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