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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Fish Vet Group: The Role of Bioassays in Sea Lice Management
ANALYSIS - As understanding of best-practice control and prevention of sea lice continues to evolve, in the first of two articles Chris Findlay of Fish Vet Group...
European Researchers can get Free Access to Norwegian Research Facilities
NORWAY - Through the EU-project AQUAEXCEL, European researchers can apply for conducting research experiments at several aquaculture research facilities in Europe....
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Norway to Begin Bluefin Tuna Fishing Trial
NORWAY - The Norwegian Fisheries Ministry has decided to open up a bluefin tuna fishing trial in 2014, after the International Commission for the Conservation of...
Philippines Enacts Blue Swimming Crab Sustainability Regulation
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has published a Joint Administrative Order (JAO) regarding the conservation and regulation of Blue Swimming...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Government Takes Further Steps to Ensure a Sustainable and Prosperous Aquaculture Sector
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, along with Dr James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo Alberni, have provided further details on the Government of Canada’s...
Tagged Prawns Assist Fishery Management
AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf prawn fishing industry and State Government researchers are collaborating on a prawn tagging study to improve understanding of growth...
Aquaculture America 2014: Sustainable Shrimp and Ulva Farming Proves Successful in Mexico
ANALYSIS - The sustainable farming of shrimp can sometimes be challenging due to disease, large amounts of feed and damage to the environment. However, researchers...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Aquaculture to Produce Majority of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030
GLOBAL - Aquaculture will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an...
Canadian Aquaculture Best Practices Supported by C$7 Million Investment
CANADA - Enhancing biosecurity, pursuing best practices, and continually improving the overall approach to provincial aquaculture were the key themes discussed by...
First Chilean Mussel Fishery Gains MSC Certification
CHILE - The Chilean mussel (Mytilus chilensis) fishery and suspended culture has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Is Pollock the New Bait Fish for Halibut Longliners?
US - Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf....
Friday, February 14, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Asian Tiger Shrimp Invade Gulf of Mexico
US - Over the past few years, growing numbers of the invasive Asian tiger shrimp have been detected off the South-east US and in the Gulf of Mexico, writes Lucy...
Aquaculture America 2014: Good Food Safety Crucial for Aquaponics
US - As an up-coming industry, aquaponic systems need to have excellent food safety. Sarah Taber, Director of Food Safety at the Aquaponics Association, discusses...
Genetic Advance Brings Natural Shortcut to Salmon Breeding
UK - Pioneering scientific work involving a Scottish aquaculture company has made a significant breakthrough that is set to revolutionise efforts to develop robust,...
First Marine Harvest Farms ASC-certified
NORWAY - Norwegian aquaculture giant Marine Harvest's first farms have been ASC-certified....
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Fish Living Near Equator 'Will Not Thrive' in Warmer Oceans
AUSTRALIA - According to an international team of researchers, the rapid pace of climate change is threatening the future presence of fish near the equator....
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time and Size Limits Imposed on Lobster Catch
VENEZUELA – A protection act has imposed a lobster catching ban from 1 February to 30 September....
Effects of Nuclear Power Cooling Systems on the Critically Endangered EU Eel
EU - A case study in Sweden has shown that critically endangered European eels are being lost when they are sucked into the local nuclear power station’s cooling...
Unimak Russian Salmon Verified FOS Sustainable
RUSSIA - Friend of the Sea announces the certification of Ozernovskii Rybokonzernyi Zadov, Rybholkam Ltd and Tymlatskiy Rybokombinat Co. Ltd, partners of Unimak...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Aquaculture America 2014: Aquaculture as the Blue Biotechnology of the Future
ANALYSIS - Aquaculture America 2014 kicked off today in Seattle, USA, with a plenary address from Patrick Sorgeloos, Ghent University, Belgium, on aquaculture as...
Mesopelagic Fish Stocks Could be Ten Times Greater
GLOBAL – Quantities of fish in the mesopelagic ocean zone could be ten times higher than thought, a unique oceanic survey has revealed....
ASC Certified Salmon in the Spotlight at Bremen
GERMANY - Responsibly produced ASC certified salmon was in the spotlight at the ASC Update at Fish International in Bremen....
Monday, February 10, 2014
Public Consultation on Draft Aquaculture Standards Now Open
BRAZIL - Until 18 March, any citizen may make suggestions and propose changes in four projects aimed at aquaculture standards....
New Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Headboat Reporting Requirements
US - On February 3, 2014, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to modify federally permitted headboat reporting requirements. The most notable changes involve how...
Friday, February 07, 2014
South Korean Tuna Company Charged with Defrauding US Government
US and SOUTH KOREA - A whistleblower has charged Dongwon Industries, owner of StarKist Tuna and South Korea's largest fishing company, with defrauding the US Government...
London's First Fish and Chip Shop Certified Sustainable
UK - London Fish & Chips in Covent Garden, is the first traditional fish and chip shop in the capital to be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified, proudly boasting...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Baltic Sea Expeditions Highlight Critical Need for Marine Protected Areas
EUROPE - Based on the findings of three expeditions, Oceana has proposed 13 areas of high ecological importance to become new marine protected areas in the Baltic...
Seafood Buyers Join Salmon Fishery Improvement Project Partnership
GLOBAL - Four major seafood buyers have joined the Wild Salmon Center’s Salmon Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) Partnership. The Partnership, which includes Nestlé,...
Seafood Industry Working Together to Refresh UK Fishing Standards Scheme
UK - A certification scheme created to raise standards in the UK catching sector is to be revised to ensure it remains fit for purpose and helps the seafood industry...
Researchers Identify Nine Steps to Save Waterways
CANADA - The key to clean waterways and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists....
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