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17 January 2017
Researchers Develop New Method for Quick Detection of White Spot Disease
INDIA - Researchers have developed a new method for detecting white spot disease in shrimps, giving on-the-spot results....
16 January 2017
Disease Threats in Shrimp Farming: Causes and Possible Solutions
CANADA - Remarks by Matthew Briggs, Ridley AgriProducts Pty., Australia, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver,...
Sustainable Seafood Supply is Essential in the EU, finds Study
EU - A new Eurobarometer survey on EU consumer choices regarding fishery and aquaculture products reveals that people in the EU eat seafood quite regularly, although...
Tasmanian Abalone Exports to China Double in 2016
AUSTRALIA - China's demand for Tasmanian abalone has doubled in the past year, boosting the state's $100 million-a-year abalone export industry....
13 January 2017
Australian Authorities Hunt for Source of White Spot Disease Outbreak
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are continuing to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine...
Grant Funding Available for Attendance of Young Fish Technologists at World Seafood Congress 2017
GLOBAL - The International Association of Fish Inspectors is reminding World Seafood Congress 2017 visitors that applications for the 2017 Peter Howgate Award are...
Government to Develop Aquaculture in Karnataka State
INDIA - Pramod Madhwaraj, the Minister of State for Fisheries, has said that the department is planning to develop aquaculture on 5,000 hectares across Karnataka...
Tilapia Demand Firm, Prices Remain Relatively Low
GLOBAL - During the first half of 2016, approximately 170 000 tonnes of tilapia (whole, fillets and breaded) entered the international market. A recent supply shortage...
12 January 2017
International Team Helping Tanzania Double Fish Production Through Aquaculture
TANZANIA - Tanzania, perhaps best known for safaris over its vast open plains, has ambitious plans for diminutive freshwater wildlife with enormous, untapped potential....
New #EatMoreSeafood Initiative Offers Extra Incentive to Eat Seafood
US - A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to...
Low and Stable Shrimp Prices Fueling Demand in the EU and Japan
GLOBAL - Although shrimp supplies remained stable during the first half of 2016, shrimp farmers in most of the producing countries in Asia have been struggling with...
11 January 2017
Bringing Science to the Field: Innovative Molecular Tools for the Benefit of Farmers
CANADA - Remarks by Simon MacKenzie, Stirling University, United Kingdom, during the aquaculture breakout session at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver,...
Warmer West Coast Linked to Increased Risk of Toxic Shellfish
US - Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington...
New Shrimp Farm to Open in Iowa
US - A new shrimp farm is to open in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. ...
10 January 2017
Weekly Overview: Endangered Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
GLOBAL - A sea cucumber farming operation in Madagascar has received a $2.75 million investment from Aqua-Spark - the sustainable aquaculture investment fund....
New Disease Detected in Vannamei Shrimps
INDIA - A new virus among Vannamei shrimps, in Thailand and Vietnam, has been detected by the department of Marine Living Resources of Andhra University. The virus...
Global Scale Study Reveals Potential Future Impact of Ocean Acidification
UK - Ocean Acidification and the extent to which marine species are able to deal with low pH levels in the Earth's seas, could have a significant influence on shifting...
Researchers Express Optimism Over Transgenic Chinese Carp
CHINA - Chinese researchers who created a rapidly growing “giant” transgenic carp have expressed cautious optimism it will one day land on dining tables....
Researchers Create Trout Feed From Bean Residue
MEXICO - In order to reduce costs in rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss ) production, researchers from the Technological Institute of Tuxtepec (Ittux) have developed...
09 January 2017
Australia Suspends Uncooked Prawn Imports
AUSTRALIA - ​The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports into Australia in response to information from the Department of Agriculture and...
Arctic Char Sperm Race for Reproductive Success
NORWAY - Dominant Arctic char produce sperm that swim faster in diluted ovarian fluid, while subordinate males produce sperm that swim faster in water, according...
Russia to Further Cut Fish Imports With New Crimean Processing Plant
RUSSIA - A new fish processing facility is to be launched on the Crimean peninsula in late 2017, allowing Russia to replace up to 19 per cent of its fish imports....
Cambodia Planning For First Large-Scale Marine Fish Farm
CAMBODIA - A proposal for the country’s first large-scale marine fish farm that would raise grouper, sea bass and other valuable dinner-table species has been...
Next Steps For Offshore Aquaculture In Southern California
US - A joint effort of NOAA, California Sea Grant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific, the report provides recommendations for the growth and expansion of offshore...
06 January 2017
Aquaculture Producers Express Concern Over Dumping Proposal in Donegal Bay
IRELAND - Aquaculture producers and members of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have expressed serious concerns with a proposal published in December by the Department...
Women are Central to the Global Fishing Industry, Study Finds
NORWAY - Although women play a central role in the fishing industry in many parts of the world, their contribution has not been sufficiently recognised. Now, the...
Sri Lanka to Formulate National Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy
SRI LANKA - The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development is seeking technical assistance from Norway to formulate a National Fisheries and Aquaculture...
Hopes Are High for Torula Yeast in Shrimp Aquaculture
MEXICO - Research in Mexico has shown that torula yeast (Candida utilis) could replace portions of fishmeal in farmed Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)...
05 January 2017
Vietnam Targets Seafood Exports Worth $7.1 Billion in 2017
VIETNAM - The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a goal for 2017 of US$ 7.1 billion in seafood export...
Sustainable Sea Cucumber Farming Operation Receives $2.75 million Investment
MADAGASCAR - Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, has announced a new investment into a sea cucumber farming operation,...
 
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