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27 March 2015
Industry-Changing Sealice Control Research gets Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre Funding
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has announced grants worth almost £950,000 to two research projects initiated by the salmon industry....
MSD Animal Health Holds High Quality Tilapia Meeting at 2015 Tilapia Congress
MALAYSIA - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has announced a High Quality Tilapia Meeting to be held on April 4 during...
South Australia Grants Boost Seafood Exports
AUSTRALIA - The state government of South Australia has announced grant funding to help businesses gain industry-standard certifications, allowing them to tap into...
Who Will You Challenge to #fishface for Earth Hour 2015?
GLOBAL - WWF UK has teamed up with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for Earth Hour, on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm, to challenge people in the UK to support...
Norwegian Report Shows Increased Resistance to Sea Lice Drugs
NORWAY - A new report from the Norwegian National Veterinary Institute shows a serious situation in regards to sealice as they are showing more resistance to sealice...
Can Genetically-Sterilised Farmed Salmon Help Save Wild Populations?
UK - Scientists at the University of East Anglia are researching whether genetically sterilising farmed salmon would prevent them from breeding with their wild counterparts....
Rabobank Releases 2015 World Seafood Trade Map
GLOBAL - China is expected to remain a leading seafood exporter, with a total value of $20 million, and will also become an important importer of high-value seafood,...
Soybean Manufacturers Help Ecuador Shrimp Farmers Gain Certification
ECUADOR - US soybean manufacturers are helping shrimp farms in Ecuador to achieve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification to get better conditions in the main markets....
Early Bird Registration Closing for 8th Aquafeed Horizons
GERMANY - There is just a week left to take advantage of the early registration discount for the 8th Aquafeed Horizons Conference, taking place June 9 2015....
26 March 2015
Netherlands Receive €129 million for Fisheries, Aquaculture Development
NETHERLANDS - Over the next seven years, the European Commission will make €129 million available for further preservation and enhancement of the competitiveness...
Norwegian Salmon Export Price Drops this Week
NORWAY - In the period from 16-22 March, the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 41.79 per kilo. This is a decline of 1.6 per cent, compared to the previous...
Suspected ISA Outbreak in Nordland
NORWAY - A suspected outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) has been reported at sea site 13782 in Hadsel municipality, Nordland county....
Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
25 March 2015
Weekly Overview: Marine Harvest Investigates Using Coniferous Trees for Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - Norwegian salmon farming company, Marine Harvest, is investigating the potential to use coniferous trees as a fish feed....
Euro Decline Causes Problems for Seafood Traders
VIET NAM - Recent falls in the value of the euro have been concerning Vietnamese fish exporters into the EU....
Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
24 March 2015
Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 on Sunday 22 March, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages...
Marine Harvest Investigates Using Trees for Salmon Feed
NORWAY - Marine Harvest is investigating the potential to use coniferous tree products as salmon feed....
Welsh NHS Commits to Sustainable Fish in its Hospitals
WALES, UK - NHS Wales has committed to serving only sustainable seafood in all its Welsh hospitals. This landmark commitment will remove endangered species from...
Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects?
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein...
Locally Grown Lupin Could Replace Imported Soya in Fish Feed
WALES, UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University have shown that home-grown lupins provide as good a source of protein as imported soya for animal and fish feeds...
23 March 2015
Marine Industry Contributes £4.5 billion to Scottish Economy
SCOTLAND - The Scottish marine industry was worth £4.5 billion to the economy and employed 45,700 workers in 2012, according to latest report published by Marine...
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the...
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major...
Chinese Aquatic Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall in the first week of March, according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities...
20 March 2015
World’s First ASC Certified Scallops to Enter Market
PERU - AcuaPesca Group is the first bivalve farm to offer Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified scallops. ...
BAP Certification to Undergo GSSI Pilot Testing
UNITED STATES - The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) is among the third-party seafood certification schemes that are about to undergo...
Survey Finds US Consumers Still Unfamiliar With Aquaculture
US - A new consumer survey coordinated by The Fishin’ Company in conjunction with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has found that many consumers in the US...
Support for Australian Fisheries on Sustainable Seafood Day
AUSTRALIA - Today (20 March) is Sustainable Seafood Day and to celebrate, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is encouraging all Australian’s...
Chinese Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
 
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