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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
International Research Team Sequences Rainbow Trout Genome
GLOBAL - Using fish bred at Washington State University, an international team of researchers has mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile salmonid...
Nigeria Begins Import Quota Policy for Fish
NIGERIA - Nigeria has begun the implementation of a new import quota regime for fish. The aim is to stimulate the country to become self-sufficient in fish production...
Tilapia Foundation to Hold Workshop on Hatchery Management and Breeding
BANGLADESH - The Bangladesh Tilapia Foundation (BTF) is holding a week long workshop 'Tilapia Hatchery Management, Genetically Improved Breeding Stock Development...
McDonald's Launches Shrimp Burger in Japan
JAPAN - McDonald’s Japan has begun selling its brand new Avocado Shrimp burger as part of its new range of burgers....
White Spot Syndrome Virus Threatening Philippines Shrimp Farms
PHILIPPINES - A lawmaker has called on the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to investigate and eradicate White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) that has...
Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Recognises BAP Farmed Shrimp Standards
GLOBAL- Two-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) shrimp standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) are equivalent to a yellow “Good Alternative” rating...
Global Oceans Action Summit Focuses on Identifying Solutions for Healthy Oceans
NETHERLANDS - Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Asda Drops Wester Ross Salmon Over Environmental Concerns
UK - Asda has dropped the Scottish salmon supplier Wester Ross Fisheries (WRF) due to concerns over its environmental impact....
Weekly Overview: New Salmon Farms Approved in Marlborough Sounds
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the go-ahead for three of four new New Zealand King Salmon farms in Marlborough. The new...
Calcium Derivatives Obtained from Shellfish Waste
MEXICO - Researchers at the University of Sonora are looking to use the calcium from waste parts of crustaceans (shrimp, crab, lobster and squid) and convert it...
CleanSeas Tuna Expected to Turn a Profit Sooner Than Expected
AUSTRALIA - Port Lincoln fish farmer Cleanseas Tuna is ahead of schedule and expects to turn a maiden operating profit this financial year as production and sales...
Value of Virginia Oyster and Clam Aquaculture Reaches All-time High
US - Virginia’s shellfish growers sold an estimated 31 million single oysters and 214.4 million clams in 2013 for a farm-gate value of $45.1 million, an all-time...
Lilly to Acquire Novartis Animal Health
GLOBAL - Eli Lilly is to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in an all-cash deal that will strengthen and diversify Lilly’s own animal...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Nueva Vizcaya Farmers Receive Free Tilapia Fingerlings
PHILIPPINES - At least 220 farmers in this town recently received free tilapia fingerlings from the local government unit, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources...
Project Promises Better Food Safety in Europe
EU - The PROMISE project, set up in 2012, aims to improve food safety across the EU using a scientific approach focusing on microbiological risks and their mitigation....
Friday, April 18, 2014
Disease Risk Predicted by New Climate Change Adaptation Tool
EU - A tool to calculate the risk of food and waterborne diseases under current or future climate change conditions has been established following a recent EU funded...
Scottish Mussel Ready Meals Shortlisted for Illustrious Award
SCOTLAND, UK - Two ready meals produced by the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) have been shortlisted in The Grocer Own Label Food & Drink Awards 2014....
Seafood Expo in its 22nd Year
BELGIUM - Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global exposition marks the 22nd edition of the event, and the 16th edition of Seafood Processing Global....
China's Tame Inflation Provides Ample Policy Room
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still...
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
European Parliament Adopts European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Package
EU - The European Parliament has voted to adopt the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) package, the final part of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)....
Bolivia's Government to Increase Fish Production
BOLIVIA - The Deputy Minister of Rural Development, Víctor Hugo Vásquez, has said that the government will invest 88 million Bolivianos to increase fish production...
Spanish Government Adopts Draft Law of the State of Marine Fisheries
SPAIN - The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the draft amendment to the Law of the State Maritime Fishing,...
Rothamsted Research Granted Permission for New GM Field Trial
UK - Rothamsted Research has got the go-ahead to carry out its GM field trial on Camelina plants that accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs)...
Fish Vet Group: Interpreting Bioassay Results
ANALYSIS - In part two of Fish Vet Group’s article on the reasons and methodology behind carrying out a sea lice bioassay, Chris Findlay explains the challenges...
Global Aquafeed Market to Reach $133.10 billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for aquafeed is expected to reach $133.1 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc....
Scottish Salmon Company Creates New Jobs in Stornoway
SCOTLAND, UK - A leading Scottish salmon farming business is expanding with the creation of 40 new jobs in Stornoway and the Isle of Lewis, taking its workforce...
Three Marlborough Salmon Farms Approved for New Zealand King Salmon
NEW ZEALAND - The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Higher Price for Viet Nam Pangasius Exported to South Korea
VIET NAM - Through February 2014, Alaska pollock continues to be the most imported fish into South Korea. Pangasuis and catfish ranked second and tilapia slid to...
MSC to Develop Sustainable Seaweed Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries for the first time to...
 
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