Aquatic Asia 2017 conference draws near!

Alex Whitebrook/ February 22, 2017/ News/ 1 comments

The Aquatic Asia 2017 conference is coming this March in the beautiful city of Bangkok, Thailand! In total the one-day conference, hosted in cooperation with Progressus and Perendale Publishers, will present 12 highly respected Thai fisheries speakers across three sessions. Each session will be focused on ‘biosecurity’, ‘feed quality’ and ‘water quality’ in farming shrimp and fish species in both

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Russian Aquaculture is recovering, after a dire year

Alex Whitebrook/ February 22, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The aquaculture company Russian Aquaculture gained solid revenues and increased fish production in 2016, after heavy losses in the 2015 financial year. According to the company’s last financial report, revenues from salmon farming in Murmansk Oblast in 2016 amounted to RUB 2.01 billion (USD 34.5 million) and revenues from activities in neighbouring Karelia worth RUB 461 million (USD 7,9 million).

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Cawthron Aquaculture growth backed by newly appointed Group Manager

Alex Whitebrook/ February 21, 2017/ Press release/ 0 comments

With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength. Over thirty expert scientists and support staff make up the Cawthron Aquaculture Group. Their goal is to increase the value of New Zealand’s aquaculture sector through research and innovation. Having led projects focused on hatchery technologies such

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Soy catches more value through aquaculture

Alex Whitebrook/ February 21, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

New approval for U.S. aqua feed could increase demand for soybean meal. Casting a wider net to increase soybean meal demand is paying off, according to the soy checkoff. The checkoff, along with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and many others, has been working to open doors to increase soybean use in U.S. aqua feeds. Following years of checkoff-funded research, the

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Peru: Fishing made US$908 million in 2016

Alex Whitebrook/ February 19, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Exports of Peruvian fishery products for human consumption totaled US$908 million in 2016, reported Alfonso Miranda, Chief of the Fishing and Aquaculture Committee at the National Society of Industries (SNI). Although said figure is 1.2% lower than the amount registered in 2015, Miranda is confident fishing for human consumption will recover thanks to promotion efforts carried out by the government.

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Copper Sulfate kills fungus on fish eggs

Alex Whitebrook/ February 19, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Fungus on fish eggs isn’t only an eyesore for the aquaculture industry, it’s also deadly to fish and expensive to treat. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have found that copper sulfate kills fish egg fungus and is cheaper than current treatments. Agricultural Research Service scientists previously compared the effectiveness of copper sulfate to treat catfish eggs against two current treatments—formalin

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Frozen shrimp exports to RoK must undergo quarantine

Alex Whitebrook/ February 17, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Frozen shrimp exported to the Republic of Korea (RoK) from member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must undergo quarantine checks before shipping to the market. This was stated in new regulations under the country’s law on fishery disease management.  RoK has added frozen shrimp products to the list of seafood products that must undergo quarantine checks before entering

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EU trains Indian officials in good aquaculture practices

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

Representatives of the European Union (EU) are conducting a three-day Capacity Building Initiative for Trade Development (CITD) for Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Department of Fisheries and National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA) on ‘Good Aquaculture Practices’ (GAP). The CITD is a programme being implemented by the EU to support India in strengthening its capacity to achieve economic growth.

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Chile Invests Over US$2 billion in Los Lagos Region in 2016

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

In 2016, Chile allocated more than two billion pesos to the fishing and aquaculture industries in the Los Lagos region. A total of US$2,116,439 million was allocated by the Fisheries Administration Fund and, in addition, the Regional Government contributed US$630 billion. This is the largest investment in the region in history, doubling the amount spent in 2015. As in previous

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Algeria-EU: programme to support aquaculture launched

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

A programme of the European Union (EU) to support the Algerian fishing and aquaculture sector was officially launched Monday, in Algiers, as part of the European programme to support the diversification of economy. The programme Funded by the EU in the amount of EUR15 million (US$15.8 millon), this support programme targets the sustainable development of the fishing and aquaculture sector

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