FELONY conviction: U.S. Justice Department cracks down on fish fraud: ~25,000 pounds of farm-raised imported shrimp falsely labelled as wild-caught

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Scottish seal-shooting salmon farmers “named & shamed”; GAAIA releases 2013-2014 data obtained under FoI; Ban called on US imports of Scottish salmon

Below, un-edited,  is the latest “name & shame” PR sent by the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA), via its Director and well-known anti-farmed salmon activist Don Staniford. Many of the Sunday UK newspapers (Sunday Times, Herald on Sunday, Scotsman, Independent, BBC News, STV, etc…) carried page-long articles; see below. The data obtainedby GAAIA via Freedom of Information (FoI) – after the organisation ‘forced’ the Scottish Government to disclose the indormation – also enabled the establishment of a list of the ‘The Top 10 seal-killing salmon farm sites’. The data disclosure also reveals that the vast majority of dead seals go unreported and decaying corpses are rarely recovered or collected.

Scottish farmed salmon seals shooting (30.08.2015; BBC)

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SCIENTISTS alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean; Climate change accelerates search for oil

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RFS: New Responsible Fishing Scheme in the UK gets its first vessels certified


Seafish-led scheme successfully certifies trio of fishing vessels that demonstrate responsible catching and crew welfare Continue reading RFS: New Responsible Fishing Scheme in the UK gets its first vessels certified

WWF objection results in landmark decision for MSC tuna assessments; effective control of fishing effort is a prerequisite for certification 

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BAKKAFROST Q2: 14,000 tonnes is “the highest quarterly harvest ever”; positive market conditions result in good operating EBIT

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AUSTRALIAN Senate Inquiry into the regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania: Report published online today

Continue reading AUSTRALIAN Senate Inquiry into the regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania: Report published online today

OLYMPIC Seafood Antarctic krill – fishery now MSC-certified; “Importance of sustainably sourced Omega 3 is increasing”

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TASSAL net profits up 21.8% in FY 2015; Evolving corporate growth strategy: “from Salmon only to Salmon and Seafood”

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FISH, as in selfish… “There is no sign that Guernsey authorities are minded to accept that they have a responsibility to constrain the catches of Guernsey vessels” – NFFO

Continue reading FISH, as in selfish… “There is no sign that Guernsey authorities are minded to accept that they have a responsibility to constrain the catches of Guernsey vessels” – NFFO

SELECTIVE breeding can produce salmon resistant to sea lice; University of Glasgow scientists develop “simple protocol”

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GSI members announce tender for novel Omega-3 source; Global tender sought for 25,000t of novel oils for a minimum of two years

GSI logo (August 2015)

Trondheim, Norway – August 19, 2015, 10:00 CET: At today’s AquaNor 2015 conference in Norway, participating members of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), in partnership with their industry feed company associates, announced the launch of an innovative global tender. The pioneering tender invites organizations interested to develop novel oils high in Omega-3 for fish farming, to share their proposals to supply participating GSI members with a minimum of 25,000 tons of novel oil annually for a minimum of two years. These additional resources will significantly increase the availability of Omega-3 rich oils, and support the sustainable use of marine oils in fish feed. “By working together to resolve industry-wide issues, the GSI is demonstrating how collaboration can lead to innovative solutions. We are pleased to see the GSI members working proactively in the search for resources needed to ensure a sustainable future for the industry and to provide sustainable sources of protein,” said Doris Soto, Senior Aquaculture Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Continue reading GSI members announce tender for novel Omega-3 source; Global tender sought for 25,000t of novel oils for a minimum of two years

BIOMAR & Tongwei confirm final JV agreement re. 100,000 tonnes capacity feed plant in China; ‘More to follow in coming years’

The BioMar Group and the Chinese Tongwei Co. have on the 18th of August 2015 signed the final Joint-Venture (JV) agreement for the establishment a joint fish feed company in China. The new company will supply high performance feed to the growing production of high value fish species in China. Continue reading BIOMAR & Tongwei confirm final JV agreement re. 100,000 tonnes capacity feed plant in China; ‘More to follow in coming years’

Q2 2015: A challenging quarter for Grieg Seafood; “Board is not satisfied with the cost of operation in GSF”, it’s been a cold summer in Norway

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PIONEERING: MSC piloting innovative seafood traceability tool: the MSC Online Transaction Solution (MOTS) – Public consultation open

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