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Monday, April 02, 2012
Consultation on New Rules to Combat Sea Lice
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) has made proposals for new rules for the monitoring and control of sea lice in fish farms as well as proposed...
Friday, March 30, 2012
Warmer Summers could Shrink Trout Populations
US - Warmer summers mean later fall spawning times and fewer nests for brook trout, which could eventually affect the fish's population numbers....
Future Fish Stocks Secured with New Treaties
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government continues to demonstrate its international leadership on sustainable fisheries management by ratifying two international treaties...
Thursday, March 29, 2012
E.Coli Warning from Excessive Antibiotic Use
UK - In a report published today, the Soil Association warns there is now overwhelming evidence that the excessive use of antibiotics on UK livestock farms is contributing...
Illegal Fish Cages in Taal Lake to be Dismantled
PHILIPPINES - The Task Force Taal Lake (TFTL) is firm on dismantling all illegal fish cages within Taal Lake on 30 March to avoid the recurrence of fish kills that...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Diseases Affecting Comercially Valuable Fish Studied
GLOBAL - Researchers in the Universitat de València’s Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology have described for the first time the cellular...
Rock Lobster Catch Limit Changes
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the catch limits for two rock lobster (crayfish) fisheries, to apply from 1 April...
Drought Spreads to Yorkshire, UK
UK - Parts of Yorkshire have today moved into official drought status after another dry month has left river levels and underground water supplies depleted....
Monday, March 26, 2012
Mussel Dredging Approval in Natura Area Criticised
DENMARK - The Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mette Gjerskov, has granted permission for mussel fisheries inside a Natura 2000 area, in the...
Judge Withdraws Approval for Antibiotics in Feed
US - A judge in the US last week issued a landmark ruling that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must act to limit the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals....
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Oil from Deepwater Horizon has Entered Food Chain
GLOBAL - Since the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April, 2010, scientists have been working to understand the impact...
NIFES to Study Salmon Feeding During Life-Cycle
NORWAY - As a member of a major international project, NIFES is to study how salmon can be guaranteed healthy food throughout their life....
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
BFAR Urges Taal Fish Farmers to be Responsible
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), urges all fish cage farmers in Taal Lake to take the necessary...
Oil-Spills can Damage Cod Skeletons
NORWAY - Pollution resulting from oil-spills can disturb bone developmental processes in cod larvae....
Friday, March 16, 2012
Welfare Concerns Highlighted by EU Welfare Platform
EU - The European Animal Welfare Platform (EAWP) has highlighted the key welfare issues in salmon production, with sea lice, vaccines and medicines and water quality...
Salmon Deaths a Mystery on Marine Farm
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand King Salmon wants to know why an unusually high number of fish died at one of its Marlborough Sounds marine farms last week....
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Research Call: Support for Biotoxin Testing Regimes
UK - The Food Standards Agency in Scotland is inviting tenders to carry out a desk-based research study to provide evidence to support the development of a monitoring...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
FAWC to Explore Welfare of Farmed Fish
UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) is conducting a study over the next year leading up to two opinions, one on the welfare of farmed fish generally,...
Monday, March 12, 2012
BFAR Wages War Against Destructive Fishing
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is bent on eradicating illegal fisheries activities by intensifying the implementation of resource...
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Cod and Haddock Precautionary Area Established
NORWAY - Due to a high amount of accidental cod and haddock catches, a precautionary area has been established north of the South Island, from 6 of March 2012....
Four Pangasinan Areas Affected by Red Tide
PHILIPPINES - Four local towns here are now affected with the red tide toxin, including the coastal waters of Alaminos City, home of the famous Hundred Islands. ...
Monday, March 05, 2012
Ilocos Sur’s Shorelines are Free From Red Tide Toxin
PHILIPPINES - Benny Saraos of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has stated that the shorelines of Ilocos Sur are free from red tide toxin. ...
Friday, March 02, 2012
Robots Might Save Fish from Environmental Disasters
GLOBAL - Probing the largely unexplored question of what characteristics make a leader among schooling fish, researchers have discovered that by mimicking nature,...
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Excellent Research at Nutrition & Feeding Symposium
NORWAY - Scientists from over 30 nations have sent in 350 abstracts of an overall very high quality for the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding...
Salmon Data Confirms Improvements in 2011
CANADA - A report issued by the Quebec Government indicates that an estimated 17,705 salmon returned to the rivers of Quebec’s Gaspé region in 2011; 21 per cent...
Project Success Shows Eco-Friendly Aquaculture
HAWAII, US - Marine biologists at Kampachi Farms have announced the successful final harvest from the "Velella" Research Project, which raised fish for the first...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Singapore Scientists Discover Fish Fear Factor
SINGAPORE - Scientists from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research’s Neuroscience Research Partnership and the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Grieg Seafood Cleared for Expansion
NORWAY - Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has decided that Grieg Seafood is authorised to establish new fish-processing plants in the Alta Fjord. It is set to the license...
Monday, February 27, 2012
Salmon Disease Surveillance in British Columbia
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking comments on a disease surveillance plan for salmon in British Columbia....
Helping Farmers Maintain and Improve Fish Welfare
NORWAY - How can aquaculturists and capture-based aquaculturists reduce the incidence and severity of injuries and deformities in their fish? A team of international...
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