TheFishSite Newsletter - 20 October 2009
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Editorial - Signs of Confidence Return to Chile's Salmon Industry
Following the near-collapse of the Chilean salmon industry as the result of infectious salmon anaemia, local reports are emerging indicating the first signs of its recovery as entrepreneurs invest again in the sector.
For example, Pesquera Landes entered the field last week by acquiring Providencia Fish Farms, and the former chairman of Mainstream Chile, Francisco Ariztía, and his partner, Fernando Toro, have created Salmones Sur Austral, which is to operate eight farming centres and produce about 5,000 tons of fish by as soon as next year.
It is hoped that the new enthusiasm and investment are not premature, and that the industry does not suffer again from future disease or market problems arising from over-development.
Food producers and processors are often herd to complain about over-regulation in their industry. But in the last week, US seafood and catfish industries have been calling on the USDA to introduce greater regulation – although this is aimed to protect domestic producers from imports that are allegedly either incorrectly weighed or contain hazardous chemicals.
We have 4 new features this week:
Scottish Salmon Farming: Industry Research Report
Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO) has published a new report on the state of the country's salmon aquaculture sector entitled Scottish Salmon Farming: Industry Research Report. Jackie Linden selects the highlights of the report for TheFishSite.
Tuna Market Report - Japan - September 2009
Economic problems in Japan are affecting on the tuna market as people switch from extravagant meals in restaurnats to dinig at home, according to this report by Fatima Ferdouse of Infofish and published by FAO Globefish.
Cooperative Programme Ensures Safe Shellfish
An outline of the US Food and Drug Administration's co-operative programme that ensures shellfish are safe for consumers to eat.
US Feed Outlook - October 2009
Estimates for the production of maize, barley and oats have been increased, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook for October 2009.
» Liberians to Prioritise Aquaculture
» Competition for Food Hots up for Lake Michigan Fish
» Drilling Company Blamed for Dunkard Fish Kill
» Salmon Return to Skagit River
» Administration Must Decide on Bluefin Tuna Protection
» ISA in Chile Pushes US Salmon Price Higher
» Wild Catfish Moves North
» Last Search for Rare Fish
» US Seafood Industry Calls for More Regulation
» Biofuel Workshop Aimed at Catfish Farmers
» US Catfish Industry Wants More Import Inspections
» New Aquaculture Journal Launched
» Chilean Students to Study Aquaculture at MTI
» New Aquaculture Initiative for Kenya's Western Province
» Leading Prawn Company to Open Sales Office in Dubai
» Horoirangi Centre Seeks Future for NZ's Industry
» Guidance for Setting up New Farms near Canterbury
» NZ's Wilson's Bay Approved for Aquaculture
» Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks Confirmed
» Workshop Tackles Issues on Sustainable Aquaculture
» Scallop Industry Moves to Become More Sustainable
» Scots Want Own Representation in Europe
» Developing Alphavirus Research Strategies for Scotland
» Successful Workshop on Sustainable Aquaculture
» NI Minister Opposes EU Prawn Quota Cut
» Cooke Aquaculture Reveals Site of Salmon Hatchery
» Ministers Determined to Maximise Aquatic Potential
» Gomes da Costa Sells Tuna to Iraq
» Norwegian Researcher Sheds Light on Winter Ulcer
» Researchers Search the Seas for Nutraceuticals
» IFA Calls for Support for Aquaculture Sector
» Maltese Govt Proposes Alternative Aquaculture Zone
» FAO Holds Fisheries Meeting in Doha
» Taiwan Investigates Hairy Crab Aquaculture
» Investment in Chile Hints at Future Recovery
» Cambodian Officials Study Aquaculture in Viet Nam
That's all for this week!