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06 May 2015
Global Fish Farming News from United States Sockeye Salmon with Sea Lice Eat Less, says New Study
US - Sockeye salmon highly infected with sea lice are much less successful at consuming food than lightly infected fish, according to new research from Simon Fraser...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Night-time Fishing Ban for Australia's Mid-Water Trawlers
AUSTRALIA - Fishing by mid-water trawlers in the Small Pelagic Fishery, including the Geelong Star, can now only take place during daytime hours following more restrictive...
05 May 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Korea, South Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Adopts Controversial FAD Limits
SOUTH KOREA - At its 19th annual meeting, held in Busan, South Korea, 24 April to 1 May, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to adopt an interim Fish...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Prices to Increase as Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Fishery Closes
US - The Gulf of Alaska groundfish fishery has been closed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to non-Rockfish program catcher trawl vessels, reports...
Global Fish Farming News from India Odisha to Set Up Quality Control Lab for Marine Products
INDIA - Odisha government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) to set up a laboratory for...
Global Fish Farming News from India India’s Seafood Exports to EU to Touch $1.6 Billion
INDIA - India’s seafood exports to the European Union (EU) will touch $1.6 billion during the 2014-15 fiscal year, Leena Nair, chairperson of Marine Products Export...
Global Fish Farming News from European Union Sustainability Efforts Lead to Increase in EU Fish Stocks
EU - The efforts of fishermen in working towards a sustainable industry have paid off, as eighteen times as many commercial species are now fished at safe biological...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Researchers Urge Seafood Sustainability Before Market Access
US - Major retailers have said they will switch to only sustainable seafood products, but fishery improvement projects should be enhanced to ensure they deliver...
Global Fish Farming News from Australia Perkinsus Olseni Outbreak Reported in Australian Oysters
AUSTRALIA - An outbreak of infection with perkinsus olseni has been reported on an Australian oyster farm....
Global Fish Farming News from United States Industry and Environment Cooperation at SeaWeb Seafood Summit
US - In a new video produced by Saving Seafood, seafood industry leaders discuss a key development in the dialogue within the industry from this spring’s SeaWeb...
Global Fish Farming News from Italy Italian Fishery MareVivo Certified Friend of the Sea
ITALY - The Italian company MareVivo, fishing in the Mediterranean Sea (FAO Area 37) for European hake, red mullet, musky octopus, mantis shrimp and deep-water rose...
Global Fish Farming News from European Union EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition,...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Alaska Fish Factor: New Research Blames Too Many Pinks for Slow Sockeye Growth
US - Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow...
Global Fish Farming News from Global Weekly Overview: MEP's Decide to Delay Sanctions on Fish Discard Ban
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, A new law passed by the EU Parliament means that fishermen will have two years to adapt to the fish discard ruling before sanctions...
01 May 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Global New Ice Plant to Boost Somaliland Fisheries Sector
SOMALILAND - Local fisheries in Somaliland are set to benefit from a new ice plant. The ice plant will help keep landed fish fresh and in premium condition, helping...
Global Fish Farming News from India Four-Star BAP Status For India’s Third Shrimp Group
INDIA - Avanti Feeds Limited, has become India’s third group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species from the Global...
Global Fish Farming News from Belgium How to Detect Stressed Fish
BELGIUM - Scientists at Ghent University have uncovered a way to detect chronic stress in fish, by using the build up of chemicals in scales as a record of the fish's...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Fossils Identify Modern Marine Life at Risk of Extinction
US - Patterns of extinction in marine ecosystems over the last 23 million years have been revealed in a new study....
Global Fish Farming News from Nepal Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected...
Global Fish Farming News from Malaysia Proposed Malaysian Marine Park Wins Award
MALAYSIA - The government of a Malaysian state has won a prestigious WWF award in recognition of its effort to create the largest marine park in Malaysia....
Global Fish Farming News from China Slight Increase in Chinese Aquatic Produce Prices
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Fish Type Predicts Nutrient Cycling Rate
US - Fish type and body size can be used to predict rates of nutrient excretion into the environment, which is important for the health of ecosystems, according...
30 April 2015
Global Fish Farming News from Nigeria Triton Group to Invest in Nigerian Aquaculture
NIGERIA - One of the largest importers of fish into Nigeria has pledged millions of dollars of investment in the country's aquaculture industry....
Global Fish Farming News from United States Tuna Fisheries Consumer Concerns Answered in Wild Planet Session
US - A recent online question and answer session from a leading supplier of sustainable tuna addressed consumer concerns on wide-ranging topics such as sustainability...
Global Fish Farming News from Global Competition Looks for Best pH Sensor for Measuring Ocean Acidification
GLOBAL - The Five finalist teams competing for the $2M Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, a global competition to create pH sensor technology that will accurately...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Fish Highways Decisions Made Easier in Great Lakes
US - Decisions on how best to open up tributaries into the Great Lakes for fish migration have recently been made easier, as researchers have released a tool to...
Global Fish Farming News from Norway Fall in Norwegian Salmon Export Price
NORWAY - In the period from 20 April – 26 April the export price of fresh salmon came to NOK 37.62 per kilo. This a decrease of 4.4 per cent, compared to the previous...
Global Fish Farming News from Canada Investigation of Nova Scotia Winter Fish Kill Completed
CANADA - A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded...
Global Fish Farming News from Spain New Software Could Cut Fishing Vessel Fuel Costs
SPAIN - New software developed at the AZTI technology centre in Spain allows the crew of a fishing vessel to view instant fuel consumption displays, allowing them...
Global Fish Farming News from United States Genetics Shows Lionfish Invasion Started in Several Locations
US - The red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, suggests new genetic...
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