Ghana’s fishing ban highlights importance of aquaculture

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

The announcement by Ghana’s Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of a ban on marine fishing in August has created quite a storm, with marine fishermen threatening to ignore the ban, although aquaculture producers claim that it strengthens their case for increasing the size of the fish farming industry. On 13 July The Ministry formally announced a ban on all fishing

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Bay lobster aquaculture to be developed in Tasmania

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

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), under the University of Tasmania, has paved the way for the bay lobster (Thenus oriental) aquaculture industry in Tasmania, after developing a unique method to breed the resource commercially. Based at IMAS’s Taroona laboratories, the ARC Research Hub for Commercial Development of Rock Lobster Culture Systems began researching hatchery techniques for the resource, better

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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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