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08 November 2011
Farmers Voice Final Arguments At Cohen Inquiry
CANADA - Lawyers for the British Columbian Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are presenting their final oral arguments to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the...
07 November 2011
Trials Show Fishermen Can Reduce Discards
UK - The dreadful waste of thousands of tonnes of dead fish being thrown back into the sea every day could be stopped if fishermen are required to count all the...
Red Tides Sighted But No Fish Deaths Reported
HONG KONG - Red tides have been sighted in Hong Kong waters over the past week, an inter-departmental red tide working group reported. ...
Pressure On EC To Ditch Days At Sea Cuts
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is urging the UK and Scottish Governments to do all in their power to persuade the European Commission...
04 November 2011
Health Risk Assessment On Norovirus In Shellfish
CANADA and US - The Government of Canada is collaborating with the Government of the United States to gain a better understanding and interpretation of risks associated...
Latest Test Results In Gladstone Fish Investigation
AUSTRALIA - The latest test results on further marine life samples taken from Gladstone have confirmed a parasitic flatworm as the cause of cloudy eyes in barramundi,...
Following Sernapesca’s Plan: Fish With ISA Culled
CHILE - Meeting with Sernapesca's new regulations, fish from three cages at the salmon farm “Las Ballenas” (Aysén area) were culled after testing positive in...
02 November 2011
Transporting Salmon Without Infections Or Lice
GLOBAL and NORWAY - For the past three years, scientists, engineers and operators in the farming industry have been developing the well-boat technology of the future....
Farmed Fish Undesirable Substances Levels Low
NORWAY - The concentrations of drug residues and other undesirable substances in Norwegian farmed fish are low, according to a recent report from National Institute...
01 November 2011
OIE: New Outbreak Of Crayfish Plague Reported
ITALY - An new outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary...
Vegetable Feed Does Not Cause Heart Problems
GLOBAL - ”The commercial feeds sold today, with a high content of vegetable raw ingredients, do not produce salmon with heart problems,” Grethe Rosenlund, Senior...
28 October 2011
NOAA Designates Critical Habitat For Black Abalone
US - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Fisheries Service and the Federal Register filed a final rule that identifies black abalone critical...
Fish Sampling Continuing In Gladstone
AUSTRALIA - Red-spot disease has not been ruled out as the causative agent of the lesions seen on fish around the Gladstone area, comments a Fisheries Queensland...
27 October 2011
Consumers Confused By Welfare Labelling
UK - A consumer survey has led AB Sustain to call for the scrapping of the wide array of 'confusing' animal welfare labels....
New Project Is Developing Novel Sea Louse Vaccine
SCOTLAND, UK - A new project is developing a novel sea louse vaccine: an environmentally friendly tool for increasing sustainability of protein production in UK...
25 October 2011
Science & Salmon Conservation Meeting Underway
CANADA - Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed participants to the 19th North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission...
21 October 2011
Research Shows Salmon Can Get Too Fat
NORWAY - Salmon that are not fed enough marine-based feed may be at risk of suffering from “lifestyle diseases” like heart problems, according to new National...
19 October 2011
Coastal Farm Ban Urged To Protect Wild Stocks
SCOTLAND, UK - Fish farming could be banned in some coastal areas in a bid to protect wild fish stocks, BBC Scotland reports. This claim has been met with furious...
17 October 2011
Lethal Atlantic Virus Found In Pacific Salmon
CANADA - The highly contagious marine influenza virus, Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has for the first time been officially reported after being found in the Pacific...
14 October 2011
A Vaccine for Gill Disease in Atlantic Salmon
AUSTRALIA - Scientists are working with Atlantic salmon growers to develop a vaccine against amoebic gill disease, a major health problem for the Tasmanian industry....
11 October 2011
OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported In Norway
NORWAY - An outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE on 10 October 2011, by Dr Keren Bar-Yaacov, Chief Veterinary Officer, Legislation,...
10 October 2011
Global Warming Will Reduce Plant Eating Fish
CANADA - Rising world temperatures will cause most populations of herbivores – including plant-eating fish – to decline, according to a University of British...
07 October 2011
OIE: Crayfish Plague Reported In Italy
ITALY - An outbreak of Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) has been reported to the OIE by Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Department for Veterinary...
Scottish Fishing Will Ensure Sustainable Future
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish fishing industry is keen to further develop its already strong relationships with marine scientists to ensure that there is as much data...
04 October 2011
Closer To Solving The Cod Mystery
NORWAY - Fish quantities off the Norwegian coast fluctuate widely from year to year. For 150 years, scientists have tried to figure out why – and now they are...
New Health Measures To Protect Shrimp Production
MEXICO - In order to protect the country's shrimp production of an estimated 150 tonnes per year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries...
29 September 2011
Fishing Activities Suspended In Butuah Lagoon
GHANA - The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has suspended all fishing activities in the Butuah Lagoon at New Takoradi until further notice....
27 September 2011
Test Results Received On Gladstone Fish Samples
AUSTRALIA - The temporary fishing closure in an area centred on Gladstone Harbour will remain in place while further testing is carried out on conditions affecting...
23 September 2011
NIFES To Survey Environmental Toxins In Crabs
NORWAY - The level of environmental toxins and heavy metals in crabs from all along the Norwegian coast are to be analysed by the National Institute of Nutrition...
22 September 2011
McDonald’s Sustainable Fish Given Approval
UK - All fish products served in McDonald’s UK restaurants will now carry the official Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabel....
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