Goverment allocates funds to boost fishery and aquaculture innovation – Peru

Alex Whitebrook/ June 28, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) will launch four funding contests this year to boost innovation in fisheries and aquaculture with a budget of more than PEN 17 million (USD 5 million). Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Hector Soldi said that the contests, which will be launched next September, will finance extension services, capacity building in R+D+I services, adaptive research

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Companies announce support for SDG 14 implementation

Alex Whitebrook/ June 28, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

This next piece is taken from an independent organisation that functions as an SDG knowledge hub. It highlights interesting commitments and innovations that are being made by companies in the fisheries and aquaculture sector to create a more sustainable future – especially for aquaculture, as one of the fastest growing business sectors in the world. Private companies continue to announce

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FAO warns of lethal virus spread among worldwide tilapia production

Alex Whitebrook/ June 27, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that a highly infectious disease is going viral among wild and farmed tilapia across the world, which could impact nutrition and global food security if biosafety measures are not implemented. The special alert released by FAO’s global information and early warnings system (GIEWS) on 26 May 2017, said that the Tilapia

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Innovation ensures better fish growth

Alex Whitebrook/ June 27, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish

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Ocean acidification is threatening the Massachusetts shellfish industry

Alex Whitebrook/ June 23, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Now, a piece on the fishing industry in Massachusetts, USA, where  ocean acidification in becoming an issue. This is obviously an important issue to watch for the future as many aquaculture practices are highly reliant on wild-caught fish. One of the bright spots in the state’s struggling fishing industry is shellfish, a lucrative crop of oysters, clams and sea scallops

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Five new areas authorised to grow tilapia – Brazil

Alex Whitebrook/ June 23, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Today a piece from Fish Information & Services on the development of aquaculture in Brazil, where Tilapia farming is on the rise. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has approved the cession of five aquatic areas located in two municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul — Selviria and Aparecida do Toboado — for 20 years to develop tilapia production

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Fishery-aquaculture resource rate for human consumption continues to grow

Alex Whitebrook/ June 20, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

After a day break due to connection issues, today I have found an interesting piece of news from Chile, indicating that statistical records show aquaculture resource rate consumption on the rise, spelling good news for the aquaculture industry. Although fish landings have tended to decline, there has been an increase in the use of raw materials to add value to

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Fresh seaweed trial underway

Alex Whitebrook/ June 16, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

A trial that aims to help to create one of the UK’s first seaweed farms, near Oban, is now underway. Run by researchers from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), the site off the island of Lismore currently only covers one hectare, but it is hoped that it will be able to produce 100 tonnes of seaweed a year.

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Study backs seafood ecolabel schemes

Alex Whitebrook/ June 16, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

With possible pass-down effects for the aquaculture industry, eco-labelling is an important development to keep an eye on. Having posted about it several times in recent weeks, it is very promising to see the findings of the report discussed below. A new paper in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution that recommends certification and ecolabeling programs as part of the

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Scottish mussel hatchery adds Tasmanian expertise

Alex Whitebrook/ June 15, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Another piece from Rob Fletcher, this time focusing once again on Scottish aquaculture.  An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received an international boost with a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay Seafoods operators of one of the worlds few commercial-scale mussel hatcheries. The partners first met during a four-day fact-finding mission to

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