Category Archives: Freshwater (see also “Salmonids”)

With €5 billion sales and profits doubled, EU aquaculture has fully recovered from downturn

Continue reading With €5 billion sales and profits doubled, EU aquaculture has fully recovered from downturn

TRANSPARENCY & traceability: M&S launches interactive map showing where fish or seafood is either caught or farmed: 47 species & 71 fisheries plotted

Continue reading TRANSPARENCY & traceability: M&S launches interactive map showing where fish or seafood is either caught or farmed: 47 species & 71 fisheries plotted

FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms, it was announced on October 9, 2018.

Through this collaboration, the organizations will implement Fair Trade USA’s innovative model of responsible business and conscious consumption in certified fish farms adhering to the robust environmental and social criteria of the ASC standard. The pilot will also examine how the Fair Trade program can work as a ladder towards ASC certification within the framework of ASC’s newly formed “Improver Programme.”

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, signs MOU with Julie Kuchepatov, Seafood Director of Fair Trade USA, to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

The Fair Trade model enables sustainable livelihoods for fishermen around the world while empowering them to improve their communities via the Community Development Fund – additional income earned for every pound of Fair Trade Certified™ seafood sold.  To date, there are nine Fair Trade Certified seafood supply chains and several more in the pipeline.

ASC distinguishes fish farms that operate to the highest social and environmental standards. ASC standards are created in a transparent, multi-stakeholders process and are reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that the requirements remain robust, reflecting best global practices. With the launch of ASC’s Improver Programme, producers can now receive guidance on how to improve their farming methods. The goal of the program is to leverage market forces by attracting producers at all stages on the journey towards sustainability to drive improvements in those areas where the biggest change can be achieved.   Continue reading FAIR Trade USA & the ASC partner to pilot the Fair Trade “add-on” to some ASC-certified farms; of ASC’s Improver Programme

HUMANE production & avoiding antibiotics usage: “may increase attractiveness of farmed fish & seafood for U.S. consumers”

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ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

Continue reading ESCAPES & hybridization: Atlantic Salmon Federation statement (05.09.2018) on European origin aquaculture Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy

BIOSYNTHESIS of ketocarotenoids (e.g. canthaxanthin, astaxanthin) in plants is rare; UK researchers trial trout feeding with GM tomato ketocarotenoids

Continue reading BIOSYNTHESIS of ketocarotenoids (e.g. canthaxanthin, astaxanthin) in plants is rare; UK researchers trial trout feeding with GM tomato ketocarotenoids

IFFO-hosted side event at COFI 33: “Aquaculture industry stakeholders communicate vital role in global food security at FAO event”

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“NEW approach” by BC Gov’t re. salmon farming tenures, “establishing key criteria for tenures past 2022”; Agreements with First Nations required

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ALTERNATIVE feed sources… “Making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production” would avoid depletion of forage fish populations – Study

Continue reading ALTERNATIVE feed sources… “Making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production” would avoid depletion of forage fish populations – Study

Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

Continue reading Of LCA – “Choice matters: The environmental costs of producing meat, seafood”… “Many seafood choices have low impact on the environment”

STIRLING’s links-up with Ningbo University in China; Joint lab to “support the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry”

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SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

Continue reading SEACHOICE new online resource “lets Canadians compare seafood retailers for sustainability”: Of transparency, commitments & achievements

TRADEOFFS…. Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of entire Mekong River region

Continue reading TRADEOFFS…. Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of entire Mekong River region

“AQUACULTURE is the world’s fastest growing food producing sector”; 10 Year Farmed Fish Health Framework launched in Scotland

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UNIVERSITY of Stirling nets £22 million for international research hubs; incl. £17m for new Institute of Aquaculture and Global Aquatic Food Security facility

Continue reading UNIVERSITY of Stirling nets £22 million for international research hubs; incl. £17m for new Institute of Aquaculture and Global Aquatic Food Security facility

‘WILD Salmon Defenders Alliance’ & ‘Wild Fish Conservancy Northwest’ urge for “international collaboration for a fish farm free Pacific coast”; Cooke escape aftermath

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SEAFISH raises the profile of aquaculture with new web tool for seafood buyers; ‘One stop shop’ on aquaculture?

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COOKE Aquaculture denied permit to release to sea 800,000 salmon from hatchery to Pacific; Authorities citing “unacceptable’ PRV ‘exotic’ disease risk & lack of fallowing

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