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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Giant Prawn conference returns for 2017!

Alex Whitebrook/ February 13, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The Giant Prawn Conference is set to return this year after a near 40-year hiatus. This is an international conference about freshwater prawns and will be held at the Asian Institute of Technology, from 20-24 March 2017. Held in Bangkok, Thailand, Giant Prawn 2017 is a major event in the history of freshwater prawns and will be where most of

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Zambia Launches Fish Farming Project

Alex Whitebrook/ February 13, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

The Zambian government has announced the start of a fish farming project aimed at boosting the production of fish for both local consumption and export. The Aquaculture Productivity and Market Enhancement project aims at achieving the target of producing 50,000 tonnes of fish per year in two years. Minister of Fisheries and Livestock Michael Katambo said the African Development Bank

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Vietnam urges Australia to open shrimp markets

Alex Whitebrook/ February 13, 2017/ News/ 0 comments

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has called on the Australian Government to allow the import of prawns and uncooked shrimp again soon. In a note sent to the Australia’s agriculture and water resources department on February 9, Anh expressed concern about the negative impact of the suspension of imports on Vietnamese shrimp raisers and exporters. On January

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More details on the F3 Competition

Alex Whitebrook/ February 10, 2017/ News, Press release/ 0 comments

In the coming months, this blog will be following the progress of a brilliant, ethical competition being organised by a group of intellectuals in America. The Fish-Free Feed Competition, known as the “F3 Competition” challenges aquafeed companies to either produce and sell the most seafood-free aquaculture feed using innovative formulations of proteins and lipids by the challenge end date, September

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