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15 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Global NORGHATI: Developing Sustainable Aquaculture in Ghana
ANALYSIS - Ghana’s economy and communities rely heavily on aquaculture, however the sustainable growth of the industry is hindered by poor quality fingerlings,...
14 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Morocco Damsa Sardines, Mackerel Certified Friend of the Sea
MOROCCO - Sardines and mackerel from Damsa, a Moroccan fish cannery belonging to Copelit Group, have now been certified by Friend of the Sea....
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Groups Call for Use of Virus to Rid Australia of Carp
AUSTRALIA - A unique coalition of anglers, farmers and conservationists in Australia have declared that a virus that kills carp should be used to help rid the country's...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Climate Change Could Cut First Nations Fisheries' Catch in Half
CANADA - First Nations fisheries' catch could decline by nearly 50 per cent by 2050, according to a new study examining the threat of climate change to the food...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Safeway Celebrates 2015 Seafood Sustainability Milestone
US - FishWise retailer partner Safeway has reached a major milestone in seafood sustainability. As of year-end 2015, 77 per cent of Safeway’s fresh and frozen...
Global Fish Farming News from Japan Japanese University Successfully Produces Offspring from Frozen Trout
JAPAN - Researchers at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have come up with a way to produce rainbow trout using sperm production cells extracted...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Nova Scotia Committee to Develop Method to Trace Escaped Salmon
CANADA - An advisory committee has been appointed in Nova Scotia to develop a successful method of tracing escaped salmon back to its point of origin....
Global Fish Farming News from Ireland Ireland's Seafood Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
13 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Optimal Feed Could Reduce Salmon Mortality by Half
NORWAY - Research undertaken by Nofima at fish farms during natural outbreaks of the salmon diseases Pancreas Disease (PD) and Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation...
Global Fish Farming News from Philippines BFAR Implements Sardine Fishing Ban
PHILIPPINES - The fishery ministry of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has implemented a three month closed season for sardine fishing in Sulu Sea...
Global Fish Farming News from China Aquatic Food Processing Base to be Built in Pingtan
CHINA - With the idea of promoting industrialization of its aquatic products, Pingtan, Fujian province has started the construction of an aquatic food production...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Real-Time Fishery Management Significantly Reduces Bycatch
CANADA - Using real-time management policies to regulate fisheries can reduce the accidental bycatch of juvenile fish and endangered species with substantially less...
Global Fish Farming News from United States NOAA Expands US Aquaculture Opportunities
US - NOAA has filed a final rule implementing the nation’s first comprehensive regulatory program for aquaculture in federal waters. ...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Releases 2016 Master Catalog
US - Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems has released its 2016 Master Catalog....
12 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Global Weekly Overview: New Research to Improve Farmed Aquatic Species Health
ANALYSIS - The UK's University of Exeter and the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) are leading a £1.97 million BBSRC-Newton...
Global Fish Farming News from Ireland €18M Allocated for Fishery Harbours, Storm Damage Repairs
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced details of an €18 million Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development...
Global Fish Farming News from United Kingdom Scottish Fishing Association to Support Members Becoming RFS Certified
SCOTLAND, UK - The largest fishing association in Scotland, which has approximately 200 members, has committed to supporting all of its members to apply for Responsible...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Study Finds Alaska Spends More on Commercial Fishing Than it Earns
US - A new study by researchers Bob Loeffler and Steve Colt from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) has found...
Global Fish Farming News from Global Friend of the Sea Launches New ‘Non-Entangling FADs’ Standard
GLOBAL - Friend of the Sea has recently introduced new criteria for the certification of tuna from sustainable fisheries, requiring the use of non-entangling Fish...
Global Fish Farming News from Global ASC Certified Farms Passes 200 Mark
GLOBAL - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to announce that more than 200 farms have achieved ASC certification in 28 countries....
Global Fish Farming News from Ukraine Ukraine Bans Russian Meat, Fish Imports In Retaliation
UKRAINE - The Ukrainian government has decided to ban imports of food products, including meat, from Russia. The move is a response to the embargo placed by Moscow...
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Greening Norway’s Salmon Aquaculture
NORWAY - A recently published paper by Professor Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø) explores four government reforms aimed at reducing the ecological footprint...
11 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Germany New Study Evaluates Europe's Freshwater Mussel Stocks
GERMANY - Mussels are the natural treatment plants of bodies of water and, therefore, just as important as bees. Unfortunately, they are equally threatened: most...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Alaska Fish Factor: Mariculture Industry Passes Big Milestones
US - Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was ok’d by Alaska lawmakers...
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Herring Even Better for You Than First Thought
NORWAY - It is well-known that herring is a rich source of the healthy marine omega-3 fatty acids. But now scientists at Nofima have discovered that another fat...
Global Fish Farming News from Philippines Philippines Rushing to get Five-Year Fisheries Plan Ready
PHILIPPINES - The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is working double-time with the sector for the creation of a five-year national fisheries plan,...
08 January 2016
Global Fish Farming News from Global Global Fish Trade Values Contracted in 2015
GLOBAL - After years of rising seafood exports, global trade values are contracting in 2015. There are several reasons for this including the weakening of many key...
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Number of Norwegian Fishermen Fell in 2015
NORWAY - At the end of 2015 there were 11,139 fishermen and 5,914 fishing vessels registered in Norway. ...
Global Fish Farming News from United States New Dietary Guidelines Urge Americans to Eat More Fish
US - The United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) has released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Shellfish Farmers Fear Ocean Acidification May Affect Harvests in 2016
CANADA - Shellfish farmers in British Columbia (BC) are fearing ocean acidification may affect their harvests in 2016 as it did in many places last year....
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