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TheFishSIte Newsletter - 15 September 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Consumer Demand

Whole Foods Market in the US has launched the first in-store colour-coded sustainability-rating programme for wild-caught seafood.

Seafood will be labelled green (best choice), yellow (good alternative) or red (avoid), in terms of sustainability.

The colour-coded ratings offer shoppers transparent information about the sustainability status of wild-caught seafood.

In the US, seafood consumption declined in 2009, when the average American ate 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish. The US continues as the third-ranked country for consuming fish and shellfish, behind China and Japan.

In total, Americans consumed a total of 4.833 billion pounds of seafood in 2009, slightly less than the 4.858 billion pounds in 2008.

The European Commission has annoucned a €45 million investment in research projects on maritime activities. The money will be split into four "topics".

The first topic (€14 million) addresses innovative designs for multi-use offshore platforms including their economic and environmental viability.

The second topic (€9 million) focuses on bioinformatics approaches to foster new insights into the functioning of marine ecosystems and their biotechnological potential.

The third topic (€13 million) deals with combined effects of natural and human pressures on the marine environment in the Mediterranean and Black Sea and the responses of ecosystems.

The fourth topic (€9 million) deals with integrated management of networks of marine protected areas and wind energy potential.

We apologise for the delay in sending out this week's newsletter, this was due to a technical problem.

Charlotte Johnston

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Effects Of Offshore Fish Farms On Wild Stocks
Speaking at Offshore Mariculture 2010, Pablo Sanchez-Jerez from the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, University of Alicante looks at the effect of offshore fish farms on wild stocks.
Fisheries And Aquaculture In Kazakhstan: Introduction
The first in a number of articles gives an overview of fisheries and aquaculture in Kazakhstan, written by Timirkhanov, S., Chaikin, B., Makhambetova, Z., Thorpe, A. and van Anrooy, R. from the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular.
Trends In The Use Of Species Groups In Aquaculture Practices
The section section of an FAO report looking at the impact of rising feed ingredient prices on aquafeeds and aquaculture production, looks at trends in the use of species groups in aquaculture practices. Written by Krishen Rana, University of Stirling, UK and Mohammad Hasan, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division, FAO.
Cultured Aquatic Species: Grooved carpet shell
Information on the culture of the Grooved carpet shell from the FAO Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme.
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* Global Aquaculture Industry News

   Gabon

 » Modernising Gabon’s Fisheries Sector

   China

 » Aquaculture Project Launch In Nanchang
 » Promoting Safe Production Methods

   United States

 » Whole Foods Helps Consumers Make A Sustainable Choice
 » US Seafood Consumption Declines Slightly In 2009
 » Applicatiosn For New Oyster Leasing Areas Underway
 » $1.2 Million Climate Change Adaptation Initiative

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   Norway

 » Taking Tips From Iceland
 » Norwegian Seafood Exports Fare Well
 » Clipfish Sales Do Well In August
 » Aquaculture Netting: Knots That Hold
 » Cermaq Acquires Share In Marine Farms

   New Zealand

 » Breaching NZ Fisheries Law Proves Costly
 » Funding For NZ Aquaculture

   United Kingdom

 » UK Rejects Icelands Increase In Mackerel Quota
 » Fishermen Meet To Discuss Mackerel Dispute
 » £23.6m To Boost Marine Science In Wales
 » Chips Help Predict Future Fish Stocks
 » Mackerel Dispute: Scotland Continue To Object
 » Demand For Mussels Booms

   General

 » African Freshwater Species At Risk
 » New Initiatives To Further Enhance Fishery Assessments

   Canada

 » CFIA: Proposal For Regulatory Imported Food Sector

   Denmark

 » New CEO For Royal Greenland

   Myanmar

 » Fish Farmers Gain Access To Imported Feed

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   Iceland

 » Icelands Stance In The Mackerel Debate

   Equatorial Guinea

 » Equatorial Guinea Developing Agricultural Sector

   European Union

 » Europe's Future Lies In The Oceans: EurOcean 2010

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That's all for this week!

Ed.

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