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02 May 2017
Nofima makes a swoop for Marine Harvest R&D supremo
Bente Torstensen, the former Group Manager for feed and fish performance in Marine Harvest’s global R&D department, has been appointed as the new Director of Nofima’s...
21 April 2017
A fresh look at salmon shelf life
Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to be the first global seafood company to install Keep-it, a smart labelling indicator that shows an accurate shelf life, on all...
06 March 2017
OIE Implements Plans to Prevent Further White Spot Disease Outbreaks
AUSTRALIA - While no new outbreaks of white spot disease have been reported in Australia, the OIE - in conjunction with the Australian veterinary authorities - have...
03 March 2017
China Strengthens Steps on Food Safety
CHINA - China still faces severe challenges to ensure food safety, despite improvements in recent years, and authorities will maintain a zero-tolerance attitude...
02 March 2017
Patagonia SeaFarms Capable of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon
CHILE - Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global...
21 February 2017
New Fluorescence Method Detects Mercury in Fish
SPAIN - Researchers from the University of Burgos (Spain) have developed a fluorescent polymer that lights up in contact with mercury that may be present in fish....
17 February 2017
Frozen Shrimp Exports to Korea Must Undergo Quarantine
VIET NAM - Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before...
16 February 2017
GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study...
11 January 2017
Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish
US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington...
10 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund....
14 November 2016
Wholesalers Advised to Look Out for Treated Tuna
UK - Seafish's regulation team has recently been made aware of an issue with some tuna that is being placed on the UK market....
10 November 2016
Dainichi: The Face of Japan's Clear Sea
JAPAN - Dainichi Corporation is one of Japan's main seafood and aquaculture firms. Located by the Uwa Sea in Ehime prefecture, it employs 140 people in three cities...
03 November 2016
Algae Toxins Found in San Francisco Bay Shellfish
US - A new study has shown that toxins from freshwater algal blooms, a growing problem in lakes and rivers worldwide, can also contaminate coastal waters and marine...
21 October 2016
Impact of Fukushima Accident on Marine Life - Five Years Later
JAPAN - Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi...
12 October 2016
EU Strengthens Inspection of Indian Aquaculture Product Consignments
INDIA - The European Union (EU) has revised its regulation to strengthen inspection norms for aquaculture products from India intended for human consumption, reports...
06 October 2016
Toxin Accumulation in Marine Fish Causes Ciguatera Outbreak
INDIA - Outbreaks of ciguatera in India’s coastal city of Mangaluru is seen as an indication that a part of the marine fishery in the region might have toxin accumulation...
Eutrophication Decreases Essential Fatty Acid Content In Fish
FINLAND - Eutrophication and brownification change phytoplankton community structure and decrease the production of essential omega-3 fatty acids in lakes....
28 September 2016
Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights...
27 September 2016
Indian Seafood Industry Calls for Single Global Quality Monitoring Agency
INDIA - Seafood exporters of India have demanded for a single international agency to oversee quality control and related issues for export of marine products, writes...
21 September 2016
AquacultureEurope 2016: What Can Satellite Data Do for Aquaculture?
UK - The BBSRC and NERC-funded ShellEye project is helping shellfish farmers manage threats from harmful algal blooms and E. coli bacteria that lead to losses equaling...
13 September 2016
The Big Impact of Wasted Fish on the Poor
GLOBAL - Despite fish waste being a global problem, post harvest losses most affect poor people in developing countries, who depend on fish for food, nutrition and...
26 August 2016
Malawi Develops Programme to Monitor Fish Trade
MALAWI - Malawi has developed a fish trade programme to help monitor exports of fish commodities in the country....
24 August 2016
Safety Of Fish Remains Unclear After Mass Fish Deaths
VIETNAM - Fishermen in Vietnam’s central provinces are continuing to struggle asthe authorities have given no conclusive response over whether fish sourced from...
23 August 2016
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Scallops
US - A recent hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii has been traced back to frozen imported scallops from the Philippines....
12 August 2016
Florida's West Coast Expected to be Free of Major Red Tides
US - Research conducted by the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission suggests conditions...
08 August 2016
Polymer Coatings Could Aid Food Safety in Processing Plants
US – One of the keys to preventing food-borne illness and food waste is making sure that the surfaces at production facilities remain free of contamination between...
05 August 2016
Authorities Failing to Address Toxic Issue with Poultry Litter as Fish Feed
INDIA - Highly putrefied poultry litter being used as feed in fish tanks in Andhra Pradesh is generating a toxic biocycle....
26 July 2016
Aquaculture Testing Agency Investigated Over Certifying Substandard Products
VIETNAM - A Vietnamese aquaculture surveying, testing and accreditation centre, under the directorate of fisheries, is being investigated by police and the government...
20 July 2016
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
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