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17 April 2015
London Home to UK's First Commercial Urban Aquaponics Farm
UK - After receiving planning permission, a London warehouse will soon become home to the UK’s first commercial aquaponic farm, creating sustainable a pioneering...
Chinese Aquaculture Market Rapidly Growing
CHINA - The aquaculture market in China is growing at a steady pace thanks to the geographical conditions in the country that favour the farming of large species...
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential...
Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable
BELGIUM - The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favourable, so has recent scientific research shown....
Biomega Sustainable Aquaculture Products Certified Friend of the Sea
NORWAY - Biomega AS – a leading Norwegian producer of salmon oil, salmon meal and marine peptones – has been certified sustainable by Friend of the Sea for products...
Australian Government Enforces Ban on Supertrawlers
AUSTRALIA - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, described the Labor/Green opposition to commercial fishing in the Small...
16 April 2015
Chile Invests Over $1,800 million in Sardine, Anchovy Fisheries
CHILE - The Chilean government is planning to spend more than $1,800 million on scientific research for the health of sardine and anchovy fish stocks in the south...
Win a Training Session with Fish Vet Group Through Fish 2.0 Business Competition
GLOBAL - Aquaculture and seafood businesses from around the world are being encouraged to enter the Fish 2.0 competition that connects sustainable fisheries and...
Red Lobster’s Nelson Griffin Joins GAA Board
US - Nelson Griffin of Red Lobster Seafood Company has joined the board of directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), the world’s leading standards-setting...
Insects Equal Soy Nutrition in Animal Feed
UK - Insects perform as well as soy as a source of protein in nutritional tests, according to research presented by Maureen Wakefield at the British Society of Animal...
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed,...
Denmark's Proposal for Kattegat Protection Does not Go Far Enough
DENMARK - A proposal by Denmark's government that is intended to protect specific soft-bottom habitats in the Kattegat, of which some are red-listed, should cover...
Weekly Overview: Contagious Tumor Cells Found to Cause Spread of Clam Leukemia
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, outbreaks of leukemia that have devastated some populations of soft-shell clams along the east coast of North America for decades...
WTO Tells US to Change Tuna Fishing Measures
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation has called on the US to change the requirements it places on tuna fisheries ti bring them in line with generally accepted measures...
14 April 2015
Tassal Publishes Fourth Sustainability Report
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has published its fourth Sustainability Report that reports on all of the company’s operations....
IFFO Calls for Input into New Marine Ingredients Standard
GLOBAL - In order to maintain the credibility and relevancy of its leading standard for the responsible sourcing of marine ingredients, the IFFO RS’s Governance...
South Australian Sustainable Sea Management Discussed at Workshop
AUSTRALIA - A workshop in South Australia this week will be scrutinising efforts for sustainable marine management in the Spencer Gulf....
13 April 2015
Friend of the Sea Leading International Omega-3 Sustainability Efforts
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea certification has become the leading international standard for producers of fish oil, fishmeal, fish feed and Omega-3 supplements....
Updated Report Measures Global Tuna Stocks Against the MSC Standard
GLOBAL - The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology...
Fish Numbers Diagnose Coral Reef Health
AUSTRALIA - The number of fish living on coral reefs can be used as a test of reef health to inform sustainable fishing decisions, according to new research from...
New Assessement to Guide Fish Restocking Programmes
AUSTRALIA - Future stocking programmes for aquatic resources in South Australian waters will now be guided under a new risk-based policy and assessment process....
10 April 2015
Sino Agro Prawn Farm Prepares for First Stocking
CHINA - Last year, Sino Agro Food (SIAF) a vertically integrated protein food producer, reported that it was building what will be the world’s largest freshwater...
Health Benefits of Eating Fish Explained
MEXICO - On World Health Day, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) reiterated the importance of eating fish as it nutritional characteristics...
Adapting to Climate Change May Create New Environmental Threats
UK - Adaptation measures to help us cope with climate change have the potential to generate further threats for both local and global ecosystems, according to a...
Prawn Productivity Improved When Grown With Worms
AUSTRALIA - Growing prawns and worms in the same integrated system can lead to improved productivity and waste management, recent results from a Queensland Department...
Progress Being Made in Electronic Tracking of Atlantic Bluefin Trade
GLOBAL - The electronic bluefin catch documentation system (eBCD) for Atlantic bluefin tuna is currently being implemented and introduced in many countries in order...
Sanford to Close Christchurch Mussel Plant
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand sustainable seafood company Sanford is to close its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a reduction in crop supply....
Fish Follow Edges of Erratic Dead Zones in Great Lakes
US - Dead zones caused by oxygen depletion can be extremely variable and fast-moving in Lake Erie, but fish tend to cluster around the zone edges, according to new...
09 April 2015
Government Go-Ahead Still Needed for New Fisheries Policy
INDIA - The draft Fisheries Policy from the state of Odisha is still waiting on approval from the state government's finance department, despite being submitted...
 
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