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15 February 2013
Young’s Welcomes Fish Fight’s Impact on Dynamite and Discards
UK - Young’s Seafood Limited welcomes the scrutiny that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest Fish Fight TV show, has brought to the unacceptable use of dynamite...
14 February 2013
Introductory Sustainable Aquaculture Course starts April 2013
SCOTLAND - The next online introductory certificate course in Sustainable Aquaculture from the University of St Andrews is due to start on 29th April 2013....
04 February 2013
Researchers See Real Time Brain Activity of Fish
GLOBAL - For the first time, researchers have been able to see a thought "swim" through the brain of a living fish....
17 January 2013
‘Shell-Shocked’ Crabs Can Feel Pain
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The food and aquaculture industries should reconsider how they treat live crustaceans such as crabs, prawns and lobsters. That’s according...
15 January 2013
Lost Fishing Nets Threatening Marine Biodiversity
AUSTRALIA - CSIRO scientists are working with GhostNets Australia and Indigenous rangers to identify hotspots where lost fishing nets are threatening marine biodiversity....
04 January 2013
Effect of Stress on Atlantic Salmon's Congenital Immunity to IPN
NORWAY - Stress affects the congenital immune defence system. New doctoral research has revealed how stress can lower the immunity of salmon and increase its susceptibility...
24 December 2012
MSC Certificate for Dutch Plaice, Sole Fishermen
THE NETHERLANDS - the North Sea plaice and sole fishermen united in the Cooperative Fisheries Organization (CVO, Coöperatieve Visserijorganisatie) have achieved...
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Becomes ISEAL Member
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council has become a new associate member of ISEAL....
21 December 2012
Shocking Asian Carp out of Midwest Rivers Not a Viable Option
US - One of the more promising ideas for controlling or eliminating troublesome Asian carp populations in the Midwest's rivers is impractical and unsafe, according...
20 December 2012
Elvers Confiscated for the Third Time this Year
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has confiscated another seven boxes of elvers, eel fry, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport...
19 December 2012
PAMBuoyT Acoustic Monitoring System Helps Protect Salmon
SCOTLAND, UK - The new PAMBuoyT acoustic monitoring system officially launched in September by SMRU Ltd, the spin out from the Sea Mammal Research Unit at University...
17 December 2012
Cooperation Agreement Signed Between IFIF and OIE
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has signed an official Cooperation Agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)....
13 December 2012
Continued Work for Farmed Salmon Branding System
NORWAY - The aquaculture industry is working to find a good system for marking and tracing farmed fish. Many factors must be clarified, and this is taking longer...
05 December 2012
Welfare of Farmed Fish in Present and Future Production Systems
GLOBAL - The book, entitled Welfare of farmed fish in present and future production systems, summarises the view of more than 80 experts in the field of fish welfare,...
30 November 2012
Research Underway to Rapidly Reveal Fish Age
AUSTRALIA - A new A$500,000 project will see food and fisheries scientists across Australia collaborating on world-first research that will help to rapidly estimate...
Clare Oyster Producers Organise Group Clean Up
IRELAND - Oyster Producers in the North Shannon region came together recently under the Coordinated Local Aquaculture Management Systems or (C.L.A.M.S), to organise...
Sources of E. coli Are Not Always What They Seem
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that could help restore the reputation of local livestock....
Fisheries Ministers Increase Quotas for Vulnerable Species
EU - Yesterday (29 November), the European Council agreed on the 2013 and 2014 TACs and quotas for deep-sea species. Oceana is deeply disappointed in the Fisheries...
29 November 2012
GLOBALG.A.P. Good Agricultural Practice Awards 2012
SPAIN - This year GLOBALG.A.P. initiated the first-ever G.A.P. Awards to honor GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers who have demonstrated a high level of commitment...
28 November 2012
Aquaculture Park Seen to Boost Local Fish Cage Industry
PHILIPPINES - The newly established aquaculture park along the Magat reservoir in Aguinaldo village in Isabela’s Ramon town is seen to revive the one-flourishing...
Details of Fish Farm Chemicals Sought
IRELAND - An opponent of fish farming who is on a tour of the west coast has called for details of chemical parasite treatments used in Irish waters to be made available....
15 November 2012
EUROTIER: World's Largest Exhibition for Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - Record participation has been recorded at the show with 2,445 exhibitors from 51 countries and high visitor numbers are expected. Organiser, DLG, says...
09 November 2012
MP Showcases Revolutionary New Management System for Fisheries
SCOTLAND, UK - At a special seminar in the European Parliament in Brussels, Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson chaired a meeting of international fishing...
08 November 2012
Mozambique Creates Africa’s Largest Coastal Marine Reserve
MOZAMBIQUE - The Primeiras and Segundas have been approved as a marine protected area in Mozambique making this diverse ten-island archipelago Africa’s largest...
Mangrove Removal Restricted for Fish Habitat Protection
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government has issued a reminder for coastal communities that Queensland's mangroves are protected against removal or damage in order...
31 October 2012
Northern Harvest First BAP North American Three-Star Salmon Operation
CANADA - The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) programme welcomes Northern Harvest Sea Farms as its first certified "three-star" salmon operation in North America....
30 October 2012
British Columbia Farm Sites Safe Following Tsunami Warning
CANADA - Preplanning, rapid communication and proactive measures protected farmers and fish this weekend as BC’s salmon farmers responded quickly to a tsunami...
25 October 2012
Illegal Blast Fishers Convicted, Boats Destroyed
AUSTRALIA - Three Indonesian fishers have been convicted for illegal fishing after two boats were caught ‘blast fishing’ with explosives inside Australian waters...
22 October 2012
What Repercussions Will Follow Proposition 37?
ANALYSIS - On 6 November, when the US goes to the polls to elect a new president, the voters of California will also be voting on a landmark piece of legislation...
18 October 2012
Project Aims to Develop New Welfare Standard for Fish Slaughter
NORWAY - Rapid cooling in combination with controlled CO2 supply can prevent salmon stress before slaughter....
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