“Several years ago, the public perception was that farmed (fish) was not as good an option. That’s no longer the case” – Shedd Aquarium sustainability programs manager; Verlasso also cited

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“MOST of the Greenland salmon – about 80% – are North American & Canadian fish” – Important NASCO meeting this week

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GENETICALLY modified salmon firm sees “clear signal” in U.S. FDA’s deregulation of GM apple & potato that transgenic AquAdvantage Salmon will be authorized ‘soon’… AquaBounty preparing NASDAQ listing

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‘BLUE-GREEN algae’ proliferating in lakes across N. America & Europe; Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s

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ECONOMIC values at risk of climate change in the Lower Mekong basin; Fisheries & aquaculture amongst at-risk sectors – 2030 forecast & analysis

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HUON Aquaculture delivers ‘solid results’ in its ‘maiden’ H1: EBITDA up 10% (but EPS -4.2%); new Fortress Pens reduce fish losses & -66% in seal entries

Continue reading HUON Aquaculture delivers ‘solid results’ in its ‘maiden’ H1: EBITDA up 10% (but EPS -4.2%); new Fortress Pens reduce fish losses & -66% in seal entries

NEW Aquaculture Manager for UK’s Seafish; will be responsible for representing strategic UK aquaculture interests

Lee Cocker has recently joined Seafish as Aquaculture Manager to help deliver the Domestic Aquaculture Strategy programme, which is part of the new Seafish Corporate Plan 2015-2018, Seafish announced this week. Continue reading NEW Aquaculture Manager for UK’s Seafish; will be responsible for representing strategic UK aquaculture interests

ANTIMICROBIAL resistance: EU Commission launches a €1 million prize & publishes progress report of its Action Plan…

Continue reading ANTIMICROBIAL resistance: EU Commission launches a €1 million prize & publishes progress report of its Action Plan…

COMPETING proteins: EC launches Private Storage Aid for pigmeat “to stimulate EU pig market recovery” following Russian import ban

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MARINE Institute & BIM host Aran Grounds Nephrops Fishery meeting; Ireland’s nephrops value of landings at first sale doubled in five years

Continue reading MARINE Institute & BIM host Aran Grounds Nephrops Fishery meeting; Ireland’s nephrops value of landings at first sale doubled in five years

SEAFOOD Watch significantly redesigns & updates its app “to provide the most-up-to-date sustainable seafood information”

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POLLUTION (mostly industrial fertilisers & sewage discharge) is the driving force behind growth of nuisance algal scums, study finds

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UK fishing industry commissions analysis of discards’ measures impact on the UK supply chain

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“THE BULK of the future fish supply will have to come from aquaculture… We need to cooperate” – FAO’s Árni Matthias Mathiesen

Continue reading “THE BULK of the future fish supply will have to come from aquaculture… We need to cooperate” – FAO’s Árni Matthias Mathiesen

ETHICS: Thailand is world’s 3rd largest seafood exporter, yet “up to 39% of wild-caught seafood entering the US market from Thailand has been caught illegally” – EJF’s Pirates & Slave report

Overfishing, pirate fishing and modern-day slavery in the Thai fishing industry must be addressed as interconnected issues,” said on Wednesday (February 25, 2015) the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) as it released ) its new ‘Pirates and Slaves’ report. “International demand for cheap seafood is fuelling a brutal trade in vulnerable people and the collapse of entire marine ecosystems. Aside from the devastating human cost and impact on wildlife, this issue compromises governance and economic sustainability in Thailand and across the region. Thailand is the 3rd largest seafood exporter in the world, with exports valued at $7 billion in 2013. It is a leading supplier of seafood to the US yet a 2014 study estimates that up to 39% of wild-caught seafood entering the US market from Thailand has been caught illegally.”

EJF Pirates and Slaves report (Feb 25 2015)

Continue reading ETHICS: Thailand is world’s 3rd largest seafood exporter, yet “up to 39% of wild-caught seafood entering the US market from Thailand has been caught illegally” – EJF’s Pirates & Slave report

NEW fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns: Reduces health & food safety hazards

Continue reading NEW fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns: Reduces health & food safety hazards