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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....
01 October 2012
Another Batch of Elvers Confiscated in Philippine Airport
PHILIPPINES - Only two months have passed when 46 boxes (approximately two million) of freshwater eel fry or elvers were confiscated at the Ninoy Aquino International...
26 September 2012
EuroTier: Unique Programme for Animal Husbandry
EU - This year over 2,300 exhibitors from 51 countries will be represented at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover for EuroTier 2012....
2013 Welfare Conference: Call for Abstracts
SPAIN - The UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium will be held in Barcelona in July 2013; the organisers have put out a first call for abstracts....
25 September 2012
Stunning Salmon - With a Focus on Welfare and Quality
NORWAY - Nofima and the Fishery and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund (FHF) held a meeting on the stunning and slaughter of salmon. The focus was on knowledge and...
20 September 2012
Does Higher Welfare Mean Better Nutrition?
GLOBAL - Higher-welfare animal products were shown to have a number of nutritional benefits over intensively-reared animal products, in a new study by Compassion...
11 September 2012
AQUA 2012 Review : The Importance of Knowledge Transfer
ANALYSIS - The Czech Republic was home to AQUA 2012 last week as thousands of scientists, academics and farmers gathered in the beautiful historic city of Prague,...
Swim Tunnel for Fish Can Improve Quality and Profitability
NORWAY - Researchers at the food research institute Nofima have built a swimming tunnel to measure how fish react to different types of fishing gear....
07 September 2012
Marine Harvest Committed to be GLOBAL G.A.P. Certified Worldwide
GLOBAL - Norwegian based aquaculture and fisheries company Marine Harvest is now in the process of implementing GLOBAL G.A.P. Certification for all of its salmon...
06 September 2012
AQUA 2012: Minimising Pain of Eyestalk Ablation in Freshwater Prawn
CZECH REPUBLIC - Carlos Sainz-HernJuan from the Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigacipara el Desarrollo Integral Regional (CIIDIR IPN -SINALOA), Mexico, has examined...
AQUA 2012: Blue Gravel Enhances Welfare of Gilthead Seabream
CZECH REPUBLIC - Nafsika Karakatsouli from the University of Athen, Greece, has looked at fish preference to different coloured gravel substrate layers. This work...
05 September 2012
New Fish Welfare Technology Available
NORWAY - Since 2009, researchers from the Institute of Marine Research, Nofima and the University of Oslo have developed new technology to measure the environmental...
28 August 2012
Mekong Dams Could Rob Millions of Their Primary Protein Source
GLOBAL - Hydropower dams planned for the lower mainstem of the Mekong River could decimate fish populations and with them the primary source of protein for 60 million...
23 August 2012
Cuttlefish gets a Boost From Olympic Dam Delay
AUSTRALIA - The shelving of BHP Billiton's A$30 billion Olympic Dam mine expansion in South Australia has caused disappointment for some, but for others it's brought...
Scientific Analysis Confirms MSC Certified Seafood Harvested from Healthy Stocks
GLOBAL - The first comprehensive analysis of fish stocks targeted by MSC certified fisheries has concluded that stocks are healthy and well-managed to ensure continuing...
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