Women in Aquaculture: new film released

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

A new film that both celebrates the variety of key roles played by women in aquaculture, and urges more women to join the sector has been published today. The film, commissioned by The Fish Site, follows female participants at the Aquaculture UK exhibition, conference and awards, which were held in Aviemore in May, with a particular focus on the site’s

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Thai students complete internship on aquaculture

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

Eight students from the Tinsulanonda Fisheries College in Thailand who completed a two-month internship programme on July 11 at Golden Corporation Sdn Bhd received certificates during a presentation ceremony. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Brunei Darussalam Biravij Suwanpradhes was the guest of honour. Also present were Managing Director of Golden Corporation Richard Chuang and Director of Tinsulanonda Fisheries

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Fisheries university begins training for farmers

Alex Whitebrook/ July 13, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

Efforts are under way under the aegis of the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) to promote and extend aquaculture in North Malabar which has high potential for freshwater and brackish water aquaculture. The KUFOS’ regional centre started at Payyannur in March has already begun extension activities to expand aquaculture in Kannur and Kasaragod districts. The centre has

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Conjunctural factors’ reduced Andalusian aquaculture production in 2017

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

The production of the aquaculture sector of Andalusia fell in 2017, with respect to the previous year, due to circumstantial reasons, reported the Undersecretariat of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. According to this agency, the decrease was mainly due to the decline in seabass production, given that one of the largest companies did not have

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Aquaculture director inducted into Florida tropical fish farms association hall of fame

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

When Craig Watson, Director of the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, got his first aquarium at age 7, he couldn’t have predicted the important role that fishing and aquaculture would play in his life. “My brother and I would spend hours watching the fish, but I had no idea then it would be the beginning of a career.” On June

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NOAA proposal would triple aquaculture In ten years

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

Last week, a leaked presentation from the acting director of NOAA hinted at some major new directions and initiatives for that agency. One of the most concrete goals: the United States should triple aquaculture production in the next decade. Oyster aquaculture has boomed in New England recently and kelp or seaweed aquaculture is also on the rise. So, would it be a

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Women in Aquaculture: Dr Anna Kintner

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

Dr Anna Kintner, analytical services manager at Europharma UK, believes that the fish farming industry needs to pay more attention to the threat posed by gelatinous zooplankton – a belief given credence by her extensive knowledge of jellyfish, gained both in Scotland and Australia. Briefly describe your aquaculture career I did a PhD in marine biology at the University of St

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US Senator Roger Wicker files bill to further aquaculture industry

Alex Whitebrook/ July 9, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) has filed a bill that he said would further develop the aquaculture industry in the country. S. 3138, named the “Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act,” calls for the creation of the Office of Marine Aquaculture within NOAA Fisheries. That office would oversee regulatory issues within NOAA and push for development opportunities

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Aquaculture ‘benefits the planet’ says UN chief

Alex Whitebrook/ July 6, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The world is going through pronounced changes which will have implications for aquaculture businesses, the former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told delegates at the AquaVision conference in Stavanger yesterday. During his keynote speech, he outlined challenges to the post Second World War international order, saying ‘protectionism and tariffs are being advanced and populist nationalism is threatening democracies…and our climate continues

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North Carolina legislature adjourns without passing aquaculture bill

Alex Whitebrook/ July 6, 2018/ News/ 0 comments

The North Carolina legislature has ended its session without considering a bill that would have made it easier for Cooke Seafood USA and others to ramp up oyster farming in the state. Costal Review Online reported. The North Carolina General Assembly had been preparing to vote on the Support Shellfish Industry Act, HB 361, which would have raised the cap for oyster permits in the Pamlico Sound,

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