Women in aquaculture: Kyra Hoevenaars

Alex Whitebrook/ October 19, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

In the course of a decade in aquaculture Kyra Hoevenaars has worked with all manner of fish species in some of the most politically turbulent countries on the planet What inspired you to become involved in aquaculture? Overfishing. I see aquaculture, if done sustainably, as an opportunity to reduce overfishing and thus help preserve stocks of wild aquatic species. Briefly

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Tasmanian salmon giant Huon Aquaculture plans WA kingfish farm near Abrolhos Islands

Alex Whitebrook/ October 18, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Tasmanian seafood giant Huon Aquaculture is planning to establish a 24,000 tonne, 2,200 hectare fish farm off Western Australia’s Abrolhos Islands. WA Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly said the company had signed a contract with the State Government for a lease in the Mid West Aquaculture Development Zone, and would grow out yellowtail kingfish. Mr Kelly said Huon’s venture, once fully

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Saudi Agriculture 2018 focuses on aquaculture, organic farming

Alex Whitebrook/ October 17, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2018, under the patronage Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and organized by Riyadh Exhibitions Company was inaugurated on Sunday at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC). With the participation of agriculture officials and regional and international investors, the exhibition, in its bid to help ensure food self-sufficiency, provides local and

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Growing aquaculture production backed by Queensland government

Alex Whitebrook/ October 17, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Agricultural industry development and fisheries minister Mark Furner has laid bare his ambitions to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world. Furner used a visit in early October to the JCU aquaculture research lab in Townsville, to begin his campaign to entice further aquaculture investment in North Queensland. “Queensland stands at the foot of a mountain of potential growth

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Blockchain in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Alex Whitebrook/ October 16, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

A blockchain startup aims to establish a global decentralized database for a secure and sustainable future for the seafood industry.  The Blockchain startup, Fishcoin, is bidding to keep the seafood industry sustainable through an incentivized and decentralized global database that could improve resource management. The total global fish production in 2016 hit 171 million tons, an all-time high, according to the

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Aquaculture sector in Queensland set for boost

Alex Whitebrook/ October 15, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Queensland is well positioned to become the aquaculture capital of the world as the industry records record global growth. Agriculture Minister Mark Furner travelled to Townsville today to visit James Cook University’s aquaculture research lab in a bid to entice further aquaculture investment in North Queensland. Mr Furner said Queensland had never been better placed to capitalise on the growth

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Aquaculture programs, practices vary from state to state

Alex Whitebrook/ October 12, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

When Chris Redefer plunged his oyster cages into Rehoboth Bay earlier this summer, Delaware became the 22nd state, and the last one on the East Coast, with a state-authorized commercial aquacultural program. Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control scientist Zina Hense said a lot of research went into creating the state’s regulations, but no single state was used as a

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Aquaculture Market: Increasing Demand for Quality Sea Foods Pushes Market

Alex Whitebrook/ October 11, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Aquaculture comprises farming various types of seafood, including fishes and shrimp, oysters, and other mollusks. The aquaculture industry has received a significant boost in recent years from the rising awareness among consumers about the health benefits of consuming fish and fish products. This is likely to remain a promising driver for the aquaculture industry in the coming years, as fish

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The future of fish farming in Myanmar

Alex Whitebrook/ October 10, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Myanmar faces a choice of either continuing to sustainably increase its aquaculture production or to shift its focus towards more intensive methods which will allow it to cater for the ever-growing demand for seafood in China Myanmar is the second largest country in South East Asia, spanning 2,000 kilometres – from the Himalayas in the north all the way to

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