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13 February 2012
Regulations Need Adapting for Cleaning Fish
NORWAY - The Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Ministry has circulated a proposal to change the rules on cleaning fish so that it is better adapted to farming, storage...
Burry Inlet Cockle Deaths: Pollution is not to Blame
WALES, UK - A three-year investigation into the cockle deaths that damaged the fishery in the Burry Inlet has concluded that pollution is not to blame....
10 February 2012
BFAR Expects Sardine Population to Grow During Ban
PHILIPPINES - An official from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced that the sardine population is expected to have increased when the...
Short-Term Fishing Closures Extended
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) has extended some of the short-term fishing closures for ocean waters off north and mid-north...
09 February 2012
Petition: Investigation of Wild Salmon Protection
CANADA - Conservation, fishing and native groups in Canada and the US filed a formal petition requesting an international investigation into Canada’s failure to...
PhD in Heart Disease in Atlantic Salmon
NORWAY - How does Atlantic salmon respond when it develops the heart disease CMS, and what happens between the salmon and the virus? Gerrit Timmerhaus at Nofima...
08 February 2012
New Laser Technology to Get Rid of Sea Lice
NORWAY - The Norwegian technology company Beck Engineering has developed the world's first system that uses a laser to kill sea lice. Marine Harvest, SalMar and...
06 February 2012
New Fly Fish Feed is Cheaper & Boosts Immunity
JAPAN - A new fish feed made using housefly pupae is cheaper than other feeds and boosts fish's immunity to disease, says one of the researchers who created it....
02 February 2012
WWF Calls for Net Ban as more Maui's Dolphin's Die
NEW ZEALAND - Following reports that another endangered Maui's dolphin has been killed in a fishing net off the coast of Taranaki should serve as a wake up call...
Multi-Sectoral Effort to Recover Peruvian Hake
PERU - The Ministry of Production (Produce) has announced the establishment of a Multi-Sectoral Working Group, which will help recover the Peruvian hake along the...
Cod Grow Larger With More Light
NORWAY - Light conditions affect not only a cod’s puberty, but also its muscular development and ultimately its full size. The search for the optimal growth genes...
01 February 2012
King Mackerel Trip Limit Increased in Florida Subzone
US - The daily vessel trip limit is increased from 50 to 75 fish beginning 12:01 a.m., February 1, 2012, for commercial hook-and-line vessels fishing for Gulf...
N.Sea White fish as Climate Friendly as Farmed Fish
NETHERLANDS - The environmental impact of plaice and cod caught wild in the North Sea is similar to that of imported farmed fish like salmon, tilapia and pangasius....
31 January 2012
Probiotic Bacteria for Disease Prevention in Shellfish
US - The use of probiotic bacteria, isolated from naturally-occurring bacterial communities, is gaining in popularity in the aquaculture industry as the preferred,...
Innovative Fish Harvesting System on Display at Expo
SCOTLAND, UK - An innovative new welfare-friendly and humane fish harvesting system is likely to prove a focal point of interest for fish farmers and seafood processors...
30 January 2012
Over Two Million Tilapia Fingerlings Dispersed
PHILIPPINES - In a bid to make creeks and rivers more productive, some 2.7 million tilapia fingerlings were dispersed to communal bodies of water in the municipalities...
Little Creatures do Great Damage
GLOBAL - Pink and insidious: a tiny animal has become an expensive neighbour for fish farmers. Now scientists intend to make it hot for the little pest, and without...
Short-Term Closures to Protect Fish Following Floods
NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA - NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) has declared short-term fishing closures for ocean waters off seven north coast rivers...
27 January 2012
SalMar Issued Measures After PD Found on Farms
NORWAY - The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has confirmed the presence of the Pancreas Disease (PD) virus in a farming site at Finnvika in Tromsø Municipality....
US Works with Chile on Trout & Salmon Oral Vaccine
US and CHILE - Advanced BioNutrition Corp (ABN), a leader in providing science-based solutions to improve health and nutrition, has announced the signing of a third...
Fewer Escaped Salmon in Nordfjord than Feared
NORWAY - Just under 2,000 salmon escaped from Marine Harvest's plant "Juvik" in Nordfjord after Hurricane Dagmar during Christmas. After extensive fishing for escapees,...
26 January 2012
Fisheries Commissioner Comments on WWF Study
GLOBAL - Commenting on a recent study by WWF "Spatial expansion of EU and non-EU fishing fleets into the global ocean 1950 to the present", Fisheries commissioner,...
Sturgeon Fishing Ban Extended in Bulgaria
BULGARIA - A one year ban on sturgeon fishing in the Danube river is to be extended for a further four years, according to Bulgarian authorities....
25 January 2012
Brunei Breeds Disease Free Black Tiger Prawns
BRUNEI - Brunei's Fisheries Department has successfully produced a disease-free breed of black tiger prawns, making Brunei the only producer of specific pathogen-free...
24 January 2012
Positive Signs for Gladstone Fish Health
AUSTRALIA - Latest results from fish sampling in Gladstone in December have shown encouraging signs of improvement in fish health....
20 January 2012
Organisation Reports High Mercury Levels in Fish
SPAIN - Ecologists in Action has reported that 2011 saw maintained notifications of high mercury levels in fish and fishery products and that the EU permitted levels...
19 January 2012
Vitamin E Improves Growth in Stressed Salmon
NORWAY - Following on from research that suggested that warmer seas reduce salmon's appetite and growth, scientists now say that more vitamin E in the diet can help...
18 January 2012
Suspicion of PD in Tromsø Fish Farms
NORWAY - The Breeding and Veterinary Department notified the Food Safety Authority on the 13 January of suspicion of Pancreas Disease (PD) at the site in Troms,...
Tobacco Dust Good for Aquaculture
PHILIPPINES - The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) Chief, Edgardo D. Zaragoza, said research undertaken by the agency showed that tobacco dust battles not only...
17 January 2012
Cage Retrieval Continues After Four Pens Sink
SHETLAND ISLANDS, UK - The long-running operation to save the large salmon cages which went adrift during storms at Christmas is still ongoing, although four of...
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