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18 April 2017
Pacific cleanerfish project proves its worth
Following the successful deployment of a number of species – notably lumpsuckers and ballan wrasse – as cleanerfish in salmon cages in the eastern Atlantic,...
13 April 2017
Spanish sustainability breakthrough
Piscifactoria Del Alba, which farms rainbow trout at three freshwater sites, is the first aquaculture producer in Spain to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)...
Former farmer makes Forbes listing
Creating a device that could help Asian fish and shrimp producers use 21% less feed has landed a former fish farmer a place in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia...
07 April 2017
Leading the polycultural revolution
Bren Smith’s plan to roll out a series of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) farms down the eastern seaboard of the US, and beyond, is gaining both momentum...
04 April 2017
Fish oil alternative for salmonids launched
ADM is offering a new sustainable fish oil alternative for aquafeeds, DHA Natur - a highly concentrated, non-genetically modified vegetable source of the essential...
Publix goes public with seafood sourcing policy
Publix, which has 1,146 stores across the southern US, has become the country's first retailer to publish a list of all the fisheries they use as suppliers for their...
29 March 2017
Hotel group doubles up on seafood certification
The Norwegian-owned Nordic Choice Hotel Group has obtained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for close to...
24 March 2017
Breaking down the barriers in Asia
Despite producing over three quarters of the world’s aquaculture output, a number of issues regarding the distribution and marketing of fish produced by the Asian...
20 March 2017
Who's in the seafood champ camp?
SeaWeb has today revealed 16 people – “who have demonstrated brilliance and tenacity…to change our relationship with the sea” – as finalists for this year’s...
15 March 2017
Input sought for six standards
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of its program to consultation from stakeholders....
10 March 2017
Brits back WOC
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC) - the international, cross-sectoral leadership alliance on ocean sustainable...
09 March 2017
Oscar-winner funds aqua project
LoveTheWild, purveyors of farm-raised, freshly frozen seafood kits, and champions of sustainable aquaculture, today announced the addition of new investors to round...
08 March 2017
Ag Minister Grants Funds to Seafood Processing, Aquaculture Sectors
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under...
China Introduces Tough Fishing Ban Along Yangtze River
CHINA - A permanent fishing ban in all 279 aquatic reserves along the Yangtze River has begun, as China races to revive the flagging ecosystem of its largest river....
07 March 2017
Bid to Boost Myanmar Shrimp Trade Begins
MYANMAR - Though Myanmar's shrimp export is much less than that of Viet Nam and Thailand in terms of tonnage and value, the nation is set to leapfrog its production...
FEDEACUA, Colombia to Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard
COLOMBIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) have announced the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices...
06 March 2017
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Indonesia Allocates Funds for Fish Farming Insurance
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has allocated Rp1.5 billion (US$112,000) for fish farming insurance programme....
UBM Launches Aquaculture Viet Nam 2017
VIET NAM - UBM, the organizer of Aquaculture Viet Nam 2017 launched the event at a press conference in Can Tho on 22 February. To be held 25-27 October at the Can...
Aquaculture Growth Backed by Newly Appointed Group Manager
NEW ZEALAND - With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength....
Algeria Plans to Increase Aquaculture Productivity in 2017
ALGERIA - The ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing plans to increase aquaculture production to 17,000 tonnes a year in 2017, by the development...
Boost for Scotland's Aquaculture Industry
UK - This week, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing attended the first meeting of a landmark leadership group to oversee the future of Scotland’s aquaculture...
02 March 2017
Industry Welcomes French Govt Call for More Socially Sustainable Fisheries Policies
EU - On Tuesday (28 February), during a seminar organised by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) in the framework of the European Shipping Week, Thierry...
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...
01 March 2017
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
GLOBAL - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in...
28 February 2017
New Innovation Roadmap Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
UK - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in Inverness,...
27 February 2017
State of Tuna Stocks Worldwide Assessed in ISSF Report
GLOBAL - Of the total tuna catch in 2015, 76 per cent came from stocks at “healthy” levels, a decrease of one per cent from 2014, according to a February 2017...
23 February 2017
EU Lifts 'Yellow Cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands
EU - The European Commission has lifted the 'yellow cards' for Curaçao and Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress both countries have made in the...
New Device Shows 35 per cent Bycatch Reduction in Trial
AUSTRALIA - ​A new bycatch device has delivered impressive results that will improve the sustainability of fishing operations of wild catch prawns in Australia’s...
Urgent Need to Check How Males and Females Respond Differently to Ocean Acidification
UK - Climate change can have a different impact on male and female fish, shellfish and other marine animals, with widespread implications for the future of marine...
 
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