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22 July 2016
Aquaculture Project Boosting Food Security in Sierra leone
SIERRA LEONE - As Sierra Leone struggles to re-build its food sytems post-Ebola, WorldFish, funded by USAID’s Feed the Future campaign, helping by promoting integrated...
Scientists Develop More Cost-efficient Method to Cultivate Algae
GERMANY - An algae specialists from the University of Cologne have now developed a new method that could make the production of algae easier – and hence reduce...
Goa Offering Financial Assistance to Develop Aquaculture
INDIA - In an attempt to boost aquaculture in the state of Goa, the state fisheries department recently launched new schemes for enhancing mussel and crab farming....
21 July 2016
A$1.66 Milion Project to Develop Aquaculture Zone
AUSTRALIA - A A$1.66 million project to develop an 'investment ready' aquaculture zone in coastal waters on Western Australia's south coast has been announced....
Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic
CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic...
Anglesey Aquaculture Seeking New Investment
UK - Anglesey Aquaculture Limited, Europe’s largest marine recirculating aquaculture facility, is now seeking new investment....
20 July 2016
Weekly Overview: US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
GLOBAL - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
Local Food Standards a Sticking Point in EU-US Free Trade Talks
GLOBAL - As free trade talks between EU and USA step up in the fourteenth round of negotiations, EU-wide agricultural organisation Copa and Cogeca said EU standards...
Manipur State Working to Increase Fish Production Through Aquaculture
INDIA - Manipur State has the potential to produce 53,000 MT of fish a year, according to David K Shimray, Director Fishery....
19 July 2016
US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
US - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
New Seabass Nodavirus Vaccine Begins Commercial Field Trials
UK - Commercial field trials are now underway for a new generation aquaculture vaccine from Benchmark....
Which is More Nutritious: Wild or Farmed Fish?
EU - Choosing between wild and farmed fish is often a dilemma for consumers. Wild-captured fish cost twice as much as their farmed counterparts; a difference that...
Scotland’s First Thermolicer to Help Combat Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of an on-going initiative to develop and use natural solutions to control sea lice, Scottish Sea Farms has invested over £4 million in purchasing...
Could Freshwater Crustaceans Curb Algal Blooms?
EU - A new EU funded study is investigating how freshwater crustaceans can reduce numbers of harmful cyanobacteria algae blooms....
Young’s Seafood Chief Executive Steps Down
UK - Pete Ward has stepped down from his position as Chief Executive of Young’s UK business operations on Monday 11 July 2016. Pete has worked at Young’s for...
18 July 2016
GMO Labelling Bill Passed in US
US - New legislation designed to offer consumers more information about genetically engineered ingredients in their food passed in the US House of Representatives...
New Project Aims to Give Small-Scale Fish Farmers Supermarket Shelf Space
GLOBAL - A new project being funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), will focus on providing better access for small-scale fish farmers...
New Study Investigates Breeding More Uniform Nile Tilapia
NETHERLANDS - For fish farmers, uniformity of growth and body size is one of the key traits to be improved in future Nile tilapia breeding programmes....
15 July 2016
Interest Grows in New Salmon Lice-Zapping Laser
NORWAY - Sea lice has been the biggest issue facing the salmon farming sector for some time, but a Norwegian technology firm has come up with a way to get rid of...
Aquaculture Investment to Move Industry Forward in Nova Scotia
CANADA - Government is investing $2.8 million in the aquaculture sector to create more jobs in Nova Scotia....
14 July 2016
Peruvian Company First To Offer Four-Star BAP Trout
PERU - Peruvian Andean Trout SAC has become the world’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) trout....
13 July 2016
Latin America's Aquaculture Production Expected to Expand
LATIN AMERICA - A new FAO report has predicted a significant expansion of aquaculture production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which could reach 3.7 million...
12 July 2016
Weekly Overview: Can Shrimp Aquaculture Succeed Without Eyestalk Removal?
ANALYSIS - This week, Bonnie Waycott reported for TheFishSite on a recent study that has shed light on the possibility of shrimp farming without the use of the eyestalk...
11 July 2016
New Research Shows Seaweeds get Sick When Stressed
AUSTRALIA - A variety of normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the seaweeds become stressed by high water temperatures, UNSW Australia...
Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban
RUSSIA - Russia's President Vladimir Putin has reportedly signed a decree to extend the ban on various agri-food imports from Western countries as part of sanctions...
08 July 2016
Concern Over US's Upgrading of Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List
US - The US State Department has upgraded Thailand to Tier 2 Watch List of its annual human trafficking index after two years on Tier 3....
New Modelling to Help Manage Competition in Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's Spencer Gulf is a crowded environment when it comes to marine and human interactions. It harbours productive fishing and aquaculture...
Japan Learns Secrets of Norway's Sea Urchin Feed
NORWAY - A recently signed license agreement allows the Japanese company Nosan to learn Nofima’s secrets of sea urchin feed. Secrets that Nofima has been researching...
EU Market Importing Fewer Bivalves
GLOBAL - The world bivalve market has been impacted by currency changes, including the relatively lower value of the euro against the US dollar, reports FAO Globefish....
07 July 2016
Marlborough Sounds to Establish Salmon Working Group
NEW ZEALAND - The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options...
 
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