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TheFishSite Newsletter - 14 July 2009
Tuesday 14th July 2009
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Editorial: A Warning Cry Against the Silent Invaders

According to a new report out this week, aquatic invasions are becoming a serious issue for aquaculture and fisheries operations around the globe. The spread of these alien species, which travel in the ballast water, is on the rise due to increased shipping.

Silent Invasion, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, reveals the extent of the damage done by invasive species such as the North American comb jellyfish and the Chinese mitten crab, which have practically wiped out many stocks of valuable native fish.

WWF tells us there is a solution. "The IMO Ballast Water Convention provides the set of agreed practices and standards for effective control of ballast water internationally." Unfortunately, the convention will not be operational until a greater number of flag states ratify the agreement.

It is estimated that since the adoption of the convention in 2004, and until the end of 2009, global economic losses attributed to the spread of invasive marine organisms could be some US$50 billion.

Adam Anson

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Developments in Recirculating Marine Aquaculture
This report from the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, analyses the development of a new generation of environmentally sustainable marine aquaculture systems, which are contained, bio-secure and contaminant-free.
Fish in the Global Food Chain: Challenges and Opportunities
Fish plays an important role in the world’s food system. In the rich world it is increasingly seen as a healthy luxury food, but in many developing countries it still constitutes an important part of the staple diet, writes Grimur Valdimarsson Director, Fish Products and Industry Division, Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Pangasius Market Report - July 2009
During the first months of 2009 pangasius was under pressure, as Russia and Egypt banned imports, says this , GLOBEFISH report.
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* Global Aquaculture Industry News


 » Geveran Trading Extends Marine Harvest Agreements


 » Training Course for Fish Farmers
 » Three Year Plan to Improve Aquaculture
 » Fish Festival Showcases New Technology
 » US Set Anti-Dumping Tariff
 » Fish Farmer's Day Highlights Success and Challenges


 » Right-sizing AFMA: Australian Agency Plan
 »  Feedback on Future of Queensland Fisheries
 » Fresh Case of Noosa Fish Abnormalities Investigation
 » Trout Eggs to Help Revive Bushfire Affected Farm
 » Australian Research Centre Focuses on Fish Farms

   United States

 » Oysters in Peril
 » Wisconsin Offers Compensation to Fish Farmers
 » Decision Due on Conservation Policy
 » Colville Tribes Keep Fish Hatchery in Production
 » Oyster Hope Lies in Empty Shells


 » NZ and UK Work Together Towards Food Safety
 » EU and Malaysia to Strengthen Fisheries Ties
 » Report Counts Fishing Capacity of World Tuna Fleets
 » CCF Launch Online Seafood Calculator

   European Union

 » Aquaculture in EU Organic Regulation

   United Kingdom

 » Chinese Crab Invades the Thames
 » Supermarkets Asked to Sign up for an Ombudsman
 » Orkney Salmon Industry Worth £6.6 Million
 » Raising Awareness of Aquaculture Safety in Shetland
 » Tough Negotiations on Fish Quotas
 » Fish Firms on Fast Track to Success
 » The Cost of Silent Invaders

   Viet Nam

 » Mekong Delta Plans for Protection and Development


 » Jamaica Takes Steps to Preserve Fishing Sector


 » Support Innovative for Aquaculture Projects in B.C.
 » Shellfish Closure in the Annapolis Basin
 » New Dish of the Day from N.B. Aquaculture

   Marshall Islands

 » Forum on Pacific Tuna

   Sri Lanka

 » Peace Boosts Fish Harvest

   Hong Kong

 » HK Fish Farmers and Bird Biologists Reach Truce
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