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16 January 2017
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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...
09 January 2017
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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...
23 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Investigation Finds No White Spot Disease in Wild Queensland Prawns
AUSTRALIA - ​​​No further prawn farms in the Logan River area have tested positive to white spot disease. The response is moving into the next phase, which...
21 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Study Finds Barramundi at Risk From Acid Oceans
AUSTRALIA - Wild barramundi populations are likely to be at risk under ocean acidification, a new University of Adelaide study has found....
16 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Western Australia Implements Import Restrictions on Queensland Prawns and Worms
AUSTRALIA - Western Australians are being urged to keep to new import requirements to prevent the establishment of white spot disease, following its detection on...
13 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia More Australian Prawn Farms Report White Spot Disease
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease has been detected...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Weekly Overview: More White Spot Outbreaks Detected in Logan River Prawn Farms
AUSTRALIA - Following the announcement on 2 December of a white spot disease outbreak at a prawn farm, Australian authorities have now confirmed that the disease...
09 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia High Levels of Shell Disease Detected in Bunbury Harbour Crabs
AUSTRALIA - Tests on crabs in the Bunbury area have revealed higher than normal levels of a shell disease....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australian Government Addresses Critical Shortage of Pacific Oyster Spat
AUSTRALIA - The State Government and industry are working together to ensure the continual supply of juvenile Pacific Oysters and help safeguard South Australia’s...
06 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australian Study Examines Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Species
AUSTRALIA - How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? Investigators examined the capacity of species...
05 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Innovative Oyster farming Baskets Find Foothold in Premium Markets
AUSTRALIA - Oyster baskets that improve farming efficiency while growing a higher quality product are helping an Australian company penetrate international markets....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Government Releases 90-day Aquaculture Reform Project
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's 90-day regulatory reform aquaculture project has been released, containing 17 recommendations to reduce red tape and...
02 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia White Spot Detected on Queensland Prawn Farm
AUSTRALIA - ​​​White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm in Logan River, south of Brisbane....
01 December 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Auburn University and Ocean University of China Create Joint Center for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA and CHINA - Auburn University and Ocean University of China officials have created a joint venture for aquaculture and environmental sciences....
16 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australian Rock Lobsters Bounce Back
AUSTRALIA - ​A tagging study by Fisheries scientists has indicated the highest numbers of western rock lobsters along the west coast in decades....
09 November 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Hi-Tech Test to Find Elusive Sawfish
AUSTRALIA - Researchers from James Cook University and Charles Darwin University are using the cutting-edge eDNA (environmental DNA) technique to look for the critically...
11 October 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquaculture Breakthrough to Transform Sustainable Lobster Production
AUSTRALIA - In a world-leading breakthrough for aquaculture, researchers at the University of Tasmania, have developed a unique aquaculture system that makes it...
22 September 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Australia's Export Earnings for Fisheries Products Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural...
09 September 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Proposed Zoning Changes to Boost Aquaculture in Spencer Gulf
AUSTRALIA - The Spencer Gulf region is to get an economic boost if proposed changes to aquaculture zoning near Wallaroo which allow for finfish, sea urchins, sea...
01 September 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Aquaculture Project Helps Strike Balance Between Environment and Growth
AUSTRALIA - The Liberal National Government's new red tape 'flying squad' has already identified areas to streamline approvals and provide greater certainty for...
16 August 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Government Halts Tassal's Aquaculture Expansion Plan
AUSTRALIA - Plans for Tassal to expand its farm near Triabunna is now pending an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel under the Great...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Spanner Crab Catch May Increase in Cooler Waters
AUSTRALIA - New research as found that fishermen can catch more spanner crab in cooler waters. Previous studies thought catch rates were connected to warmer temperatures...
03 August 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Red Tape Cut for South Australian Aquaculture Industry
AUSTRALIA - The South Australian State Government has introduced changes to aquaculture regulations for the state's $225 million aquaculture industry....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Officials Investigate Marine Fish Kill Event in Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Fisheries in Western Australia has been investigating a marine fish kill event at South Beach and nearby beaches, North Coogee....
29 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Western Australia Outlines Growth Strategy for Aquaculture
AUSTRALIA - A report on Western Australia's first Aquaculture WA State Forum has identified six key areas as the foundation of a proposed 10-year plan to develop...
27 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery MSC Certified
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard....
21 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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....
11 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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...
08 July 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Australia 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...
 
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