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TheFishSite Newsletter - 19 October 2010

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Talks Fail To Solve Mackerel Dispute

Three days of talks began last week between the EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, in a bid to solve the ongoing mackerel dispute.

Whilst some called the talks constructive, the situation was not resolved and a second meeting has been planned.

Global standards addressing the potential negative impacts of abalone farming on the environment and society have been finalised by the Abalone Aquaculture Dialogue.

The new standards aim to minimise the key impacts associated with abalone farming.

To date, certification standards have been completed for bivalves, pangasius and tilapia; standards for shrimp, freshwater trout, salmon, seriola and cobia, are expected to be finalised by mid-2011.

Around 7,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico have been re-opened between the Florida-Alabama state line.

Slowly areas of the Gulf have been re-opened since July to commercial and recreational fishing, following careful consultation with the US Food and Drug Administration.

The total area re-opened represents about three per cent of federal waters in the Gulf and 29 per cent of the current closed area.

Charlotte Johnston New e-learning course on Sustainable Aquaculture from St Andrews

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Sea Lice Research Update
A group of researchers (Christina Sommerville, Rod Wootten, James Bron, Andrew Shinn) from the University of Stirling look at past and recent sea lice research.
Types Of Composition And Aquafeeds In Western Europe & Asia
The next section of an FAO report looking at the impact of rising feed ingredient prices on aquafeeds and aquaculture production, looks at types and composition of aquafeeds used in Western Europe and Asia. Written by Krishen Rana, University of Stirling, UK and Mohammad Hasan, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division, FAO.
Fisheries And Aquaculture In Kazakhstan: Social And Economic Aspects
The sixth in a number of articles looking at fisheries and aquaculture in Kazakhstan looks at the social and economic impacts of fish and fish products. Written by Timirkhanov, S., Chaikin, B., Makhambetova, Z., Thorpe, A. and van Anrooy, R. from the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular.
US Feed Outlook - October 2010
Production has decreased for sorghum, barley, and oats, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS).
Orego-Stim Aquatract
* Company News

Intervet/Schering-Plough: New Integrated Livestock Unit Sales Manager
UK - Jonathan Perkins has been appointed to the new role of Sales Manager Integrated Livestock Business Unit at Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health UK.
* Global Aquaculture Industry News

   New Zealand

 » Rocky Landing For Paua Poachers
 » Deepwater Crab Research Promoted

   Malaysia

 » Sarawak Ready To Build Integrated Aquaculture Zone

   Indonesia

 » World's Top Fish Supplier By 2015

VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
   Philippines

 » Increasing Fish Production

   Zambia

 » Wild Coast Fish Project Gets A Boost

   France

 » Improving The Industry Through Shellfish Study

   General

 » Mackerel Talks Go Ahead In London
 » Global Abalone Sustainability Standards Completed

   European Union

 » European Research Ready For Maritime Challenge
 » No Progress Made In Mackerel Talks
 » Temporary Suspension of Cloning for Food Production

   United Kingdom

 » Power Failures Led To Hundreds Of Fish Deaths
 » English Fishing Industry Gets £3.2 Million Grant
 » New MD For Findus Group UK & Ireland
 » Scallop Dredge Design Reduces Environmental Impact

   Spain

 » Marine Ecological Corridor In Basque Country
 » Spain Pushes For Further Progress On CFP Reform

   Finland

 » New Regulations For Welfare Of Farmed Fish

   United States

 » Alternative Fish Feeds Use Less Fishmeal & Fish Oils
 » Pfizer Announces 'Commitment to Veterinarians'
 » Catfish Processing Up Eight Per Cent
 » Catch Shares Discussions For West Coast Fishermen
 » 7,000 Square Miles Reopened In Gulf Of Mexico
 » Whirling Disease Scare Closes Hatchery
 » Grant For Novel Processing Of Queen Conch Pearls

   Ireland

 » Priority Fisheries Issues Identified

Biomin - the natural way
   Brunei Darussalam

 » Mandatory Health, Safety Proof On Imported Seafood

   Peru

 » APEC Affirms Committment To Sustainable Fisheries

   Canada

 » $3 Million Funding For Lobster Harvesting Groups
 » Canada Joins Tropical Tuna Commission
 » Mandatory Voice For Maritime Salmon Industry

   Bangladesh

 » WB To Support $156m Fisheries Project

   Portugal

 » Courtney Hough Receives Highest EAS Award

   Viet Nam

 » Material Shortages Hinder Processing Workshops

   Chile

 » First International Salmon Investment Forum

   China

 » Forum Focuses On Environmental Issues

Schering Plough Aquaculture.

That's all for this week!

Ed.

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