Category Archives: Seaweed & Algae

U.S. BILL to “advance American aquaculture”: Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act introduced

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WORLD’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows; ‘The chasm between coastal habitat conservation & fisheries management needs to be filled’

Continue reading WORLD’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows; ‘The chasm between coastal habitat conservation & fisheries management needs to be filled’

DSM and Evonik establish Veramaris joint venture “to set new standard for omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA for animal nutrition”

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ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

Continue reading ANALYSIS will focus on global occupational health, safety standards & challenges facing 18 million people in global aquaculture industry; FAO-funded research

REDUCING how much nitrogen enters a lake has little impact on algal blooms: Findings of 46-year whole-ecosystem experiment in northwestern Ontario, Canada

Continue reading REDUCING how much nitrogen enters a lake has little impact on algal blooms: Findings of 46-year whole-ecosystem experiment in northwestern Ontario, Canada

GULF of Mexico marine aquaculture pilot projects grants FY2018 funding opportunity; Submission  sought before Feb. 1, 2018

Continue reading GULF of Mexico marine aquaculture pilot projects grants FY2018 funding opportunity; Submission  sought before Feb. 1, 2018

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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UK AQUACULTURE:  Workshop towards collaborative research & collaboration on “Aquaculture & natural capital“, climate change impacts etc…

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ASC & MSC release joint seaweed standard: “A first… bringing together expertise in sustainable fishing and responsible aquaculture.”

Continue reading ASC & MSC release joint seaweed standard: “A first… bringing together expertise in sustainable fishing and responsible aquaculture.”

SCOTTISH aquaculture firms encouraged to take part in skills study; Sustainable growth partly depends on ability to recruit suitably qualified people… – HIE

Continue reading SCOTTISH aquaculture firms encouraged to take part in skills study; Sustainable growth partly depends on ability to recruit suitably qualified people… – HIE

NOT all negative… Invasive plant species can enhance coastal ecosystems; “Better to have non-native habitat than none at all”

Continue reading NOT all negative… Invasive plant species can enhance coastal ecosystems; “Better to have non-native habitat than none at all”

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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ALTERNATIVE Omega-3s: IFFO responds to DSM & Evonik’s “misplaced” messages: “developing algal industry… will not be without its own environmental impacts”

Continue reading ALTERNATIVE Omega-3s: IFFO responds to DSM & Evonik’s “misplaced” messages: “developing algal industry… will not be without its own environmental impacts”

JAMES Beard Foundation launches “Smart Catch” Sustainable Seafood Pilot program; “Chefs have the influence to educate our palates and our views”

Continue reading JAMES Beard Foundation launches “Smart Catch” Sustainable Seafood Pilot program; “Chefs have the influence to educate our palates and our views”

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

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

NEW report “identifies steps for better management of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Chile

Continue reading NEW report “identifies steps for better management of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Chile