Category Archives: Novel Species

MAJOR milestone achieved in sea lice control; Ballan wrasse full lifecycle completed; Will “reduce reliance on wild stocks”

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GRANT aims to increase U.S. aquaculture production: Breeding of 3 economically important marine fish species: red snapper, Nassau grouper & hogfish

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EC’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans; Role of mariculture/aquaculture & IMTA highlighted

Today (November 30, 2017), the High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published (dated Nov. 29) a new 80-page scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’ titled “Food from the Oceans – How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?”. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.

“The scientific evidence unambiguously points to sustainable “culture” and “capture” at lower trophic levels (i.e. levels in the ocean food web below the carnivore levels currently mostly exploited) as the way to bring about such an increase. Furthermore, the greatest and most feasible potential identified for expansion globally lies in mariculture (i.e. marine aquaculture) – notably of herbivore filter feeders (e.g. molluscs) for direct human consumption or, together with cultivated algae, as a more ecologically efficient source of feed for farmed marine carnivores (e.g. finfish, shrimp, etc.). At the same time, much still needs to be done to improve the management of capture fisheries in order to preserve this vital source of nutrition and livelihood for a significant proportion of the global population.”

The 80-page scientific opinion is  available online here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/pdf/sam_food-from-oceans_report.pdf

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IPIFF underlines role insects for food & feed could play in answering global societal challenges at high-level EU event

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MILESTONE: First spat from Scottish pilot mussel hatchery goes to sea; next step will be taking the ropes offshore

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CLEANERFISH NOK 24 million deal: New farming facility for research on and breeding of lumpfish announced for central Norway

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INSECT proteins in feeds: IPIFF pleased with entry into force of the EU aqua feed authorisation (1st July 2017)

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“OBJECTIVE is for cleaner fish, preferably a combination of lumpfish and ballan wrasse, to be in the cage with the salmon throughout an entire production cycle”

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ASC extends consultation period for three new ASC Standards (Seabass, Seabream and Meagre; Tropical Marine Finfish; Flatfish) by 30 days

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CLEANERFISH criticisms: 50,000+ wild wrasse captured in Devon in 2015 for Scottish salmon industry & millions in Norway… DWT calls for immediate live capture ban

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GLOBAL aquaculture in the limelight in China; Incl. “Exploring the sustainable development of the flatfish industry in China”; New ASC standards

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SCOTTISH salmon farmers” improve sea lice management and reduce spend on medicines”

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FOOD Unwrapped: Can high-tech surveillance save our salmon? Focus on cleanerfish / lumpsucker on salmon farms

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NEW marine research cluster for Connemara to focus on aquaculture research; Incl. fish welfare, IMTA & cleanerfish R&D

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“TUNA fish at Rolls-Royce prices”: Norway considering the possibility of farming Atlantic bluefin tuna… Wild catch-base aquaculture and/or ongrowing of fertilised eggs

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GENETICALLY modified, or ‘mutated gene’ / altered & sterile salmon being considered by Norwegian Biotechnology Council; “Would you eat it?”…

 

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NOFIMA enters into licence agreement in Australia re. novel ‘Urchinomics’ feed & “more sustainable production of sea urchins”

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EU “inhospitable” to AquaBounty’s ‘AAS’ GM salmon; Conley et al. on ‘propaganda campaign to demonize GMOs’, GM salmon… and ‘Sustainability’

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