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Editorial: GM Salmon Goes Another Step Forward Towards Approval

The US Veterinary Medical Advisory Committee (VMAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) interim report says that the FDA has essentially found the AquAdvantage genetically modified (GM) salmon is the same as other non-transgenic salmon.

This is another milestone for AquaBounty Technologies towards its pending approval of its AquAdvantage salmon product from the FDA.

AquAdvantage Salmon is a genetically-engineered Atlantic salmon with a rapid-growth phenotype.

In Viet Nam, the president has called for more investment - both domestic and international - in the aquaculture centre of the country, the Mekong Delta.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered this message at a conference on investment and development in the Mekong Delta, which opened in Can Tho city on Monday attended by more than 700 domestic and foreign delegates.

The leader said he hoped that the conference would serve as an opportunity for concerned agencies and the business community to update Viet Nam’s investment policies and projects calling for investment.

In the UK, an application for a pilot lease for three mussel farms off Lyme Bay in Devon has been given the go ahead by the Crown Estates.

The application for the three farms, which are believed to be creating the largest in Europe, was met with opposition from local authorities.

However, in its official finding, the Crown Estate decided that a lease should be granted for pilot scale development.

In Jersey, the UK oyster industry was hit again by an outbreak of herpesvirus, which has killed about 40 per cent of juvenile oysters on two farms.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Understand Escapes To Improve Prevention Strategies
Researchers from the Centre for Research-based Innovation for Aquaculture Technology (CREATE) at SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture have published an extensive review regarding the causes of escapes from Norwegian sea-cage aquaculture over the past decade. Written by O.Jensen, T. Dempster, E.B Thostad, I.Uglem and A.Fredheim.
Projected Global Aquaculture Production
The first section of an FAO report looking at the impact of rising feed ingredient prices on aquafeeds and aquaculture production, looks at projected global aquaculture production. Written by Krishen Rana, University of Stirling, UK and Mohammad Hasan, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division, FAO.
France Fishery Products
In 2009, France imported 1 million tons of fish and seafood from the world; of which, 38,831 tons, valued at $223 million, came from the United States, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The 2010 outlook for France’s consumption of seafood and fishery products, including salmon, surimi, crab, and lobster, is propitious for US imports.
Russian Federation Salmon Production and Price Update
An estimated 30 per cent cut in salmon harvest in the Far East is increasing the wholesale prices for the product and raising concerns among the trade, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Schering Plough Aquaculture.
* Global Aquaculture Industry News

   United Kingdom

 » Local Fishing Industry Receives £2.5million
 » Zebra Mussels Attack Native Species
 » Search for Scotland’s Top Aquaculture Learners
 » Go-ahead for Lyme Bay Mussel Farms
 » New Cases of Oyster Herpesvirus

   United States

 » Dam Removal Will Restore Fish Habitats
 » NOAA Reopens 5,000 Square Miles In Gulf
 » Vaccine Saves Fish From White-Spot
 » The Debate Continues Surrounding GM Salmon
 » Human Activity Boosts Shellfish Size
 » Bid to Save Pacific Lamprey
 » GM Salmon Announced
 » US West Coast Groundfish Fishery Enters MSC
 » Disaster Extended For Californian Chinook Salmon
 » SalmonAID Hosts Salmon Month
 » Assessment of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
   Philippines

 » Aquatic Show in Quezon City

   European Union

 » Warm Water Can Trigger Deformities In Farmed Fish
 » Criteria For Good Environmental Status
 » EU To Be Represented At Mackerel Conference
 » Europe's Fish Stocks
 » Moving Fisheries And Maritime Policy Forward

   General

 » Doubts On Sustainable Certification
 » Network Of Marine Protected Areas Threatened
 » Pangasius and Bivalve Global Standards Completed

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   New Zealand

 » Consultation On Set Net Closures Begins
 » Scallop Season Opens, But Fishers Must Follow Rules

   France

 » Sixth French Fishery Aims For MSC Certification

   Taiwan

 » Aquaculture Industry Back After Typhoon Destruction

   Norway

 » MABIT Support For Salmon Lice Project

   Thailand

 » Strategic Shrimp Project To Modernise Industry

Orego-Stim Aquatract
   Ecuador

 » Shrimp Exports Fall

   Colombia

 » New Feed Supply for Tilapia

   Viet Nam

 » Prime Minister Urges Investment

   Brazil

 » Brazil Plans to Boost Tilapia Output

   Australia

 » Kingfish Deaths at Clean Seas

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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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