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TheFishSite Newsletter - 26 July 2011

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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Aquaculture Companies Perform Well

After announcing significant improvements in revenue in the second quarter of 2011, Cermaq has announced that Tore Valderhaug has been appointed as Acting CEO of the company, until a new CEO is in place.

The strong financial results are partially down to an increased share of value added products in EWOS and excellent performance in Mainstream Canada - two subsidiary companies.

Cooke Aquaculture has purchased Culmarex, the largest seabass and seabream farming operation in Spain.

Geoff Smart, Managing Director of Culmarex said: "Like Cooke aquaculture, Culmarex ‘refuses to go with the flow’ and has been a major innovator of bass and bream farming in Spain, both in terms of our products and our production methods. We look forward to developing our future with Cooke Aquaculture with optimism, enthusiasm and excitement.”

Despite decreasing prices, due to a significant increase in supply, Marine Harvest managed to improve average prices in the second quarter of 2011.

DuPont and AquaChile have announced a Sustainable Aquaculture Partnership that will join together the collective innovation and aquaculture expertise of the companies to sustainably raise fish. This will be achieved through a new feeding strategy, that reduces the need for wild-caught feeder fish.

The mackerel debate is still underway in Europe. The EU and Norway are still negotiating mackerel quotas with the Faroe Islands and Iceland, which are accused of plundering mackerel stocks.

Charlotte Johnston

Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture with the University of St Andrews Aquaculture Course - Apply

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Developing Aquaculture In The Bay Of Biscay
Spanish researchers are looking at different methods to establish aquaculture methods in the Bay of Biscay.
Lack Of Local Feed Creates Risks
The technology gap with aquaculture in New Zealand continues to widen as the country slides further behind the rest of the world in terms of growth in this sector, writes Peter Hutchinson for Aquaculture NZ.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Fishery Products Update
Bosnia and Herzegovina's State Veterinary Office is one of the winners of FAO's 2010-2011 Edouard Saouma Award for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of the Technical Cooperation Project for Strengthening Capacity on Aquaculture Health Management.
Feed Outlook - July 2011
US feed grain supplies for 2011/12 are projected higher this month, with higher beginning stocks and production for corn, according to the latest report from the USDA Economic Research Service.
Merck Animal Health - Its A New Day for Animal Health
* Company News

Merck Breaks Ground For Vaccine Plant Expansion
NETHERLANDS - Merck Animal Health, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, has announced that it has embarked on the expansion of a vaccine manufacturing unit at its Biosciences Center Boxmeer campus.
* Global Fish Industry News

   Canada

 » New Aquaculture Wharves Open
 » Government Accepts MOU Proposals
 » Key To 'Bifocals' In Fish Species Discovered
 » OCI Seeks Collaboration For Flatfish Business
 » Cooke Aquaculture Purchases Seabass Company

   United Kingdom

 » Small-Scale Fisheries' Impact On Marine Life
 » Trout Championed In Sainsbury's Campaign
 » Seafish Awards £700k To Industry Projects
 » NFFO Elects New Chairman
 » Fishing Industry Gets £1.4 Million Grants Boost
 » Seafish Funds Shellfish Preparation Films
 » Oyster Opening Contest In Its 19th Year
 » Acquisition Will Develop Scampi Exports
 » Planners Approve Orkney Salmon Farm
 » Take Part In Jellyfish Survey
 » Scottish Salmon A Success In Middle East
 » Fishermen Represented At Mackerel Discussion
 » Seafish Funds Consultant For SFF

   United States

 » 2011 Annual Trout Conference
 » Ohio To Raise Own Bait
 » Catfish Processing Down 37 Per Cent
 » Catfish Feed Deliveries Down 10 Per Cent
 » Companies Partner On Sustainable Seafood
 » Senators Call For Halt To GM Salmon Approval
 » NOAA Approves Sea Scallop Fishery Changes
 » Public Consultation On Halibut Management
 » Double Jeopardy: Tuna And Billfish
 » NOAA Names Fisheries Law Enforcement Director
 » Foodfish Inventory Numbers Down 25 Per Cent

   Mexico

 » SAGARPA Investing Into Aquaculture Infrastructure
 » Mexican Sardine Fishery Gets MSC Certification

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   Australia

 » Vessel To Combat Illegal Fishing
 » Commonwealth Marine Reserves Survey Underway
 » Aerial Surveys Help Fishing Management
 » Small Fish Harvesting Unsustainable

   Spain

 » Anchovy Catch Quota Increased

   Norway

 » Marine Harvest Reveals Sustainability Progress
 » Marine Harvest Reports Strong Results For Q2
 » EWOS & Mainstream Boost Cermaq Results
 » Cermaq Appoints Temporary CEO

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   Chile

 » DuPont & AquaChile Announce Partnership

   European Union

 » CFP Reform & Cod TACs Discussed

   China

 » AgriMarine Expands Salmon Production In China

   South Africa

 » Oceanfresh To Supply Walmart With Hake

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   Netherlands

 » NVC III Approved By Friend Of The Sea



That's all for this week!

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