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September 2011


THE AQUACULTURIST | September 2011

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Turkey ranked second in fish production in Europe

Sinan Kiziltan, chairman of sectoral board of Livestock Fishery Products Exporters' Association, told AA correspondent on Tuesday "that although Turkey was a potential fish producer with its long coasts, the country had boosted its investments for fish farms in the past 10 years". "As of July, the production of seabream and seabass reached 70,000 tons annually in Turkey. But production remained at 65,000 tons in Greece. Turkey also won the second place in fish production in Europe behind Norway," he said. Read more ...

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The Tassal group are looking to expand their salmon production in Tasmania, The Premier Lara Giddings welcomed the news saying "the planned $30 (€17.821)million joint venture between Tassal, Huon Aquaculture and Petuna Seafoods would provide a welcome boost to the West Coast community and the wider economy". The expansion will be funded by the NZ$30.3 (€17.999) million profit that Tassal has made this year. Read more ...

Cooke's salmon cages are half full in St Mary's Bay

The salmon cages at St Mary's Bay owned by Cooke Aquaculture are about half full, seven out of the eight cages at one site contain a total of some 600,000 fish according to Nell Halse a spokesperson for Cooke's Aquaculture. She said the company had hired 16 people so far from Long Island, Brier Island and Meteghan to work the sites. She also said that it makes sense to hire employees from Meteghan as they work mostly from the Meteghan wharf. Read more …

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A Penang Based aquaculture company Jefi Aquatech is in talks with five state authorities along the Peninsular of Malaysia, to set up shrimp farms, they plan to have at least one shrimp farm up and running by the end of this year. BJ Tan CEO of Jefi Aquatech said, "We have identified and verified aquaculture land of various states for shrimp farming and will make an official announcement soon," he told reporters during a visit to check on the progress of the JEFI Shrimp Aquaculture Center at Simpang Ampat on mainland Penang. Read more ...

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Anti aquaculture protesters have got it wrong says Mainstream

Mainstream Canada has launched an attack on the anti-aquaculture protesters with Living Ocean Society. Mainstream say that the protesters have got it wrong, the new site was chosen for environmental reasons and is far better than the old site. The protesters missed the point. Mainstream said “We have stated this repeatedly, Mainstream Canada has always been transparent with the public about our plans for a new site in Clayoquot Sound,” the company reiterated. Read more ...

India SEAI challenges the US over anti dumping issues

India's Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) are urging their government to take action over the US anti dumping policy. SEAI are asking that the Indian government take the US to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to challenge them over their unfair policy that relies on unjust calculations. Two Indian shrimp exporters are already challenging the US with an complaint in the US Court of International Trade. Read more …

Kenya moves into fish farming to provide an alternative

Kenya is giving hope to its people and the farmers by moving forward into fish farming, the government has created 18 ponds containing fingerlings of tilapia, fished from Lake Victoria. The lake provides more than 90 percent of Kenya total fish supply. In recent year the stocks have been dwindling which has pushed up the price of fish, in western Kenya almost 60 percent of households are dependent on fish as a source of income, either directly or indirectly. Read more ...

Monday, September 5, 2011

China's Fujian province fish farms hit by mass fish deat Fishfarmer inspects mass fish death at his farm in Gutian county

In China's Fujian province, along the Minjiang river, fish farms have been hit with unexplained mass fish deaths. In the township of Shuikou some 8000 tanks, each containing between 3,500 to 5,000 fish. In the township of Huangtian about 1000 tanks have been hit by this wave of fish deaths. In both Townships environmental health departments and local fisheries departments are investigating the fish deaths. Read more ...

Cooke Aquaculture and Clearwater to join forces?

Two major aquaculture companies could join forces to make one big organisation, which would be a powerhouse in the aquaculture industry of Canada. Cooke Aquaculture and Clearwater Seafoods Inc would become a billion dollar company. According to Glen Cooke he believes that Clearwater isn't being run badly, but he believe the two companies together would be a major force in the Atlantic aquaculture industry. Read more ...

Fish farmers in Malaysia band together and establish new association

In the states of Johore, Selangor and Penang Grouper farmers have joined forces to create a new association called the Marine Fish-Farmers Association of Malaysia (MFFAM). This is an important development as the three states account for 80 percent of the fish farmed in the country. “It is hoped that through the MFFAM, members can be influenced to adopt best practices in order to meet market demand sustainably,” says Gangaram Pursumal, Manager of the Peninsular Malaysia Seas Program at WWF-Malaysia. Read more ... 4


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Norway sees a continued decline in price for salmon but volume increases

The Norwegian seafood council revealed that in August exports were down 13 percent on the same period as last year, however the volume had increased by 10,000 tons. Norwegian salmon has shown strong growth in Asia and Eastern Europe growth has accelerated at 41 percent. In Europe exports in general had been at a standstill in terms of volume. Read more ...

Biomin's Asia Nutrition forum 2011 visiting six Countries from October, 11-21 Biomin has announced the dates and destinations of the Biomin Asia Nutrition Forum in October. This important forum will visit six cities in six countries from the October 10 to 21 from Cebu to Pattaya, Coimbatore, Chang Sha, Zheng Zhou and Tokyo. The theme of the forum is 'Sustainability: defining the basics, addressing the essentials, introducing NutriEconomics速'. Read more ...

Cefas extends shellfish testing to cover algal blooms

Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas), has decided to extend its existing commercial shellfish testing services to cover algal biotoxins analysis. Jason Weeks, Cefas' Business Development Manager for this sector, said: "We have a highly regarded international pedigree here at Cefas, and are well known for the quality and standards we deliver to customers. Read more ...

Fisheries plan exhibits at the Cohen Commission

The fisheries plan that is an exhibit at the Cohen Commission in British Columbia Canada paints the public as confused, West coast newspaper reporters as biased and an environmental group as self serving. The National Aquaculture Communications and Outreach Approach, prepared for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) by a New Brunswick Consultants was a three to five year plan. Read more ...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Managing the cost of aquaculture environmentally

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing industry in the food production sector as a global industry aquaculture uses natural resources and impacts on the environment. These impacts are of great concern to environmentalists, according to Blue Frontiers: Managing the environmental costs of aquaculture is a new publication from the Worldfish Center and Conservation International. Read more ...

Vaccination or selective breeding against disease?

A doctoral thesis at Nofima shows that vaccinating against some diseases can hide the beneficial effects of selective breeding program against the same disease. In the modern aquaculture industry both vaccinations and selective breeding are use to combat disease in salmon farming. Research Fellow Tale Marie Karlsson Drangsholt has studied genetic variation in resistance against the disease furunculosis in vaccinated and unvaccinated Atlantic salmon. Read more ...

New variety of cotton tested for potential feed use

Field tests are being carried out on a new glandless variety of cotton at New Mexico State University, the seed meal has potential as a feed ingredient. One of the problems for manufacturing feed from these cotton seeds is the presence of gossypol which is inedible to humans and most animals. Read more ... 5


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Farming Algae 50 years on and we are still trying

Algae represents a unique opportunity not just as a food source but as a potential power-source, for 50 years people have been looking at this sea coastal sea plant and trying to expand its uses. The development of crop corn to biofuel took at least 20 years and people with vision. Now people with vision are looking at algae as a potential fuel source. As part of a Canada Foundation for Innovation grant announced last Thursday, Reyes-Prieto received more than CAN$169,000 (€120.536) to help outfit and staff his lab. Read more ...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Bremen, Germany is to host the 13th edition of Germany's only fish trade fair, taking place on February 12 to 14, 2012. Visitors from the food and fish retail sector, catering, fish imports and exports as well as fish processing. "At fish international we want to provide information on the importance of eco-labels and on the relevant certification organisations such as the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Global G.A.P.", says project manager Sabine Wedell. Read more ...

Clams from Bundaberg, Queensland new venture

A new project is set to get underway as soon as a new aquaculture company becomes fully operational, in Queensland. The new project will be based at the Bundaberg port and will farm edible clams, that are native to Queensland. Mr Williams said that after three years they finally got approval, he went onto say that they are the only ones doing this in Australia, and that they had the support and infrastructure. Read more ...

Indian and Norwegian scientist have identified gene sequences of two species

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Scientists in Norway and India, have identified and registered gene sequences in rohu carp and shrimp. “The database of gene sequences from rohu carp contains more than 137,000 gene sequences and is an important resource for future genetic resource,” says Senior Scientist Nicholas Robinson from Nofima. The goal of the project is to improve resistance against disease. Read more ...

54 organisations call for the closure of salmon farms on migration route urged

A declaration signed by 54 local, provincial and national organisation is calling for all open net fish farms along the migration route to be closed and removed. The declaration called the Wild Salmon Narrows Declaration was delivered by a member of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR), to the Fisheries and Oceans Minister. “Such frequent high-risk disease outbreaks on open net-cage salmon farms pose an unacceptable threat to wild salmon,” says Michelle Young, Salmon Aquaculture Campaigner for Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA). Read more ...

A Review Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

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This publication delivers concise descriptions of various diseases that occur within fish and their environment. It covers viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and non-infectious diseases. It also covers a large array of fish species; another aspect of this book is that it looks at the implementation of biosecurity and with it the increased emphasis on health management. This book is designed as a practical manual with all the elements laid out in a logical order. Read more ...

Fisheries research needs more investment

The Mexican government has urged for greater investment in fisheries research to help improve and increase the production of fish from aquaculture and the marine fisheries, with sustainable management and development. "In terms of fishing and aquaculture, the Institute have so far recorded an investment of 1.7 per cent of the gross domestic product, generated by fisheries and aquaculture, which indicates that the sector is being a well cared for resource for research," said Chief Director, National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA), Adam Romo Raul Trujillo. Read more ...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Biologist and anti aquaculture activists accused of ethical breaches

Alexander Morton a biologist and anti aquaculture activist, was scorned and accused of ethical breaches in her attempt to blame the decline of the sockeye salmon on fish farms. Her attempts to show the link between salmon farms and the sockeye salmon decline was branded hearsay and speculation, with Alan Blair, representing the BC Salmon Farmers' Association saying that she drew scientific conclusions "far beyond her expertise" and suggested the report is biased, amounting to a violation of the code of ethics requiring professional biologists to be objective. Read more

Seafish opens industry project fund for innovative applicants

Seafish Chief Executive Dr Paul Williams said: “We’re delighted to announce another round of Seafish Industry Project Fund (SIPF), which is one of Seafish’s key ways of supporting improvement in the industry. Now in its seventh year, the fund has seen considerable success with continued growth, and so far has supported more than 80 projects, providing a wide range of benefits to the seafood sector. Read more ...

New aquaculture certification for Spanish speaking countries

A joint program between the US and South America, Auburn University has developed a professional certification program for aquaculture (CAP) with modules in both English and Spanish. This program will allow individuals whom have not had access to formal training programs to gain skills and better understand aquaculture allowing them to do their chosen jobs better. The program will be based on 10 broad themes that can be applied to all types of aquaculture operations. Read more ...

Biomin has a new Turkish version of their website now available

Biomin in cooperation with its Turkish joint venture Biokey has launched a turkish version of their corporate website. Biomin already has their website available in six languages (English, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese & Russian). This new Turkish version will give the visitor an extensive online resource dealing with animal health and nutrition, as well as providing other useful features such as multimedia platform called Knowledge Center which provides technical articles, trial reports, magazines, picture galleries, videos and more. Read more ... 8


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Investigation into Chinese mass fish death to begin

An investigation into the fish deaths has been launched to determine why such a large number of fish died in the Minjiang River in East China's Fujian province. The latest statistics show that fish from more than 9000 cages were found dead in a section of the river that flows through the townships of Shuikou and Huangtian. The total economic cost of this incident which has affected over 700 families is thought to be about 100 million yuan (US$15.7 million, €11.132 million). Read more ...

CNMI ranked number 4 in shrimp production in the US

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) has been ranked 4th highest in the United States for shrimp farm production in 2010. Surpassing other U.S. Pacific jurisdictions such as Guam and Hawaii. “As the agency responsible for aquaculture in the CNMI, we're very happy about this development,” aquaculture specialist Michael Ogo of the Northern Marianas College-Cooperative Research Extension and Resource Service said. Read more ...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Skretting invests $36 million in Tasmania

The Premier Lara Giddings opened Skretting Australia's new multi million fish feed expansion in Cambridge. This could mean that the Tasmanian salmon industry might well receive an investment boost “This expansion will allow Skretting Australia to meet future market demand in the one of the fastest growing sectors of food production,” Ms Giddings said. “By doubling production from its Tasmanian plant to more than 140,000 tonnes, Skretting is well placed to capitalise on growing aquaculture markets in both Australia and New Zealand. Read more ...

Cefas instruct Brazilian government on shellfish exports and production

Cefas scientists are training the Brazilian government with a training course in order to help them develop their shellfish export and production industry. The course will take place at Itacorubi, Santa Catarina, Brazil from September 12 to 16, 2011. The aims of this course will be to assist and train Brazilian officer to do sanitary surveys of the shellfish production areas. Read more ...

Aquaculture expertise in the heart of corn country

In Ontario aquaculture has one of its most sophisticated facilities. North of Guelph, as many as three million fish can be raised there at present the species there are mostly rainbow trout, and some Arctic char and tilapia can be raised and analysed here in an effort to enhance fish-farming practices in the province. “This is the only scientific facility that can take fish to market size,” said Rich Moccia, University of Guelph associate vice-president research (strategic partnerships), and professor of aquatic science in the department of animal and poultry science. Read more ...

SEAFDEC develops vaccine against fish virus

A new vaccine is being tested against a virus that can cause absolute devastation to the cultured marine fish, known as Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN). "The emergence of fish diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and other parasites is one of the downsides of the booming aquaculture industry," said Dr. Joebert D. Toledo who heads the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). Read more

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Guyana tilapia aquaculture industry is doing well

Guyana ministry of agriculture has published figures that shows tilapia farming is a boom industry, and its one of the most popular and most profitable pursuit in the country. Tilapia production in Guyana accounted for almost half of the overall aquaculture production for the first six months of 2011, yielding about 120,000 kg. Read more ... The director of the Iranian National Association of Fish Breeding and Export of Fishing Products: Arsalan Kasemi said that iran plans to increase its fish production from 700,000 to 3 million tons. Iran’s fishing exports have reached US$100 (€72.416) million. The 5th five-year development program for 2011-2015 plans to increase production by one million tons annually. Read more ...

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EWOS boosting fishmeal and oil supplies

EWOS a leading global aquaculture feed producer is sponsoring a program to improve fishmeal and oil by helping the companies meet International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation’s Global Standard for Responsible Supply (IFFO RS). The planned improvement schedule will be over three to six years, this will help these companies gain full IFFO RS certification. Kjell Bjordal, COO EWOS, said: “Aquaculture is a very efficient way to transform fishmeal and fish oil ingredients into healthy seafood, so we are pleased to show our support for further development of the IFFO RS Standard.” Read more ...

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New study reveals fish farms do less harm than originally thought

A recent study carried out jointly between the Southern Danish University and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences, showed that coastal fish farms do less damage than was previously thought. The study was part of a PhD program, the analysis of a single trout farm carried out over 12 months showed that there is need for caution, in where the farm is placed and how many farms can operate in that area before it becomes an issue. Read more ...

Two of largest salmon farmers in Scotland join forces against sea lice

Two of the largest salmon farmers in Scotland have joined forces to combat the sea lice problem with a more sustainable solution. Marine Harvest and Scottish Sea Farms have each invested £450,000 (US$712,147) over the next three years, to grow and develop wrasse, a cleaner fish that helps to keep other species of fish parasite free. The project will be to breed, grow and use these wrasse at the at the Atlantic salmon farms in Scotland. This project is also in partnership with Stirling University and had secured a £900,000 (US$1,424,294) funding from the Technology Strategy Board. Read more ...

Milkfish heading to China from Taiwan's Tainan region

Tainan fish-farmers wants the Taiwanese government to help then strengthen their marketing to help them improve the sales of Milkfish into China. Already the Milkfish as part of the economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) that was signed last year enjoys tariff breaks. Association President Wang Wen-tsung said “Winning a contract that guarantees a purchase price will best protect the fishermen's income”. Read more ...

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Mexico's SAGARPA to increase Carp and Trout production

The Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) in a partnership with National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) and the University of Mexico State, has developed the recirculating aquaculture system (SRA). The SRA system allows for increased water availability that ensures the increased production of Carp and Trout. With an investment of MEX$1000,000 (€57,272.451) the research was carried out at the facilities of the aquaculture center El Zarco. Read more ...

New Nofima bioprocessing plant get funding from government

The Norwegian government is funding the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research's bioprocessing plant. The bioprocessing plant is the first of it kind in Norway with a total area of 1000 square meters. The funding from the government of NOK3.5 million (€462,654) “I hope that this funding that has now been granted for operational costs will enable this facility to contribute to the establishment of more companies due to research,” says the Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Lisbeth Berg-Hansen. Read more ...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Cohen inquiry looks at the DFO's ability

The Cohen commission has made the point that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) isn't capable of promoting or regulating salmon, one it silenced its scientists from speaking out. The aquaculture industry as a whole was chastised for resisting change, since the commission started there has been little challenge. But then came Ms Morton a high profile researcher and anti fish farm activist. Claiming that fish farms spread the sea lice that damaged the stocks of salmon. However it would seem there is more evidence against that point of view. Read more ...

Aquaculture the missing link ?

Aquaculture is a global industry worth over 100 billion and is the fastest growing industry in the food sector globally. Well many believe that aquaculture is the way forward to feeding the world in the future, there are many that would argue against aquaculture as a polluting and unsustainable industry. This is due to the amount of feed required to produce a similar weight of harvested fish. One form of aquaculture that has been recognised as sustaining and environmentally friendly is farmed shell fish. Read more ...

Cube receives Japanese experts help in new aquaculture project

In the town of Santa Cruz del Sur, Japanese aquaculture experts are providing advice for a new aquaculture development project. The research project is aimed at studying two species of fish that is of commercial and gastronomical value the red snapper and the sea bass. Sakaki Masanosuke, an official of the Rural Development Department of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency " that though the project is mainly for research purposes, the two fish are now being produced in ponds in Santa Cruz". Read more ...

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Aquaculture in Australia challenged over pollution

In South Australia off Eyre Peninsula, the primary industries department has vowed to address the issue of pollution caused by the aquaculture industry in the area. Some residence have complained about debris including rope, plastic and fish feedlots. One landowner collected over 134 kilos of rubbish over a fortnight, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy, Sean Sloan, says "part of the plan involves improving management practices". Read more ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waikato New Zealand set aside new aquaculture zone

The regional council of Waikato New Zealand is thinking ahead by setting aside a new 300 hectare aquaculture zone. The zone is about 13 kilometers west of Coromandel town, this new zone comes into existence because of the Aquaculture Amendment Acts which takes effect from October 1, said Mr Payne policy group manager. He went on to say “This new zone offers exciting new economic prospects for our region. We’re keen to ensure opportunities can be exploited in an environmentally sensitive way,”. Read more ...

Clean-Sea's owes the district council $100,000

CleanSeas has racked up AUS$100,000 (€74,694.333) in port fees to the District Council of Cleve for using their Arno Bay Marina. CleanSeas has contacted the Council and ask to pay it off over a 10 year period said Mr Phil Cameron District Council of Cleve chief executive officer. Its has been suggested that there should be an agreement, but if the Council are unwilling to do that, then CleanSeas should tie their boats up out to sea, when they are not loading or unloading, this story was first reported in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune. Read more ...

New BioChip from Multi Umwelttechnologie AG Mutag BioChip RAS Process

German company Multi Umwelttechnologie AG has developed the "Mutag BioChip RAS Process. With closed recirculation systems in aquaculture, there is a need to keep the levels of water clean and free of pollutants like nitrogen. The Mutag BioChip helps remove these pollutants and reduce them down thus leaving the water in a clean state. Read more ...

The US drought could have serious implications for aquatic organisms

Some area's of the Southern States are suffering the longest drought since 1887, this could have a serious effects on aquatic organisms. Baylor University carried our recent studies and has found that during drought conditions, some chemicals in the environment become more toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. One of the key effects of drought is to exacerbate the magnitudes of pH in the water. This is important as it affects the toxicity of some chemicals making them more toxic to fish. Read more ...

Greens urge caution and a halt to any new aquaculture developments The Green party of Australia is urging caution and also urging the South Australia Government to stop all new aquaculture development until the pollution from existing aquaculture is sorted out and controlled. Greens MP Mark Parnell says it is clear the latest plan should be put on hold. "Primary Industries is jumping the gun when they're not properly managing the existing areas," he said."We know rubbish from the feedlots is washing up on the beaches and the Government seems incapable of doing anything about it, so declaring new zones and creating new problems is not the way to go." Read more ... 13


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A new marine reserve has been created through a decree of the mozambique government as a measure to promote marine fish farming. The Deputy Justice Minister Alberto Nkutumula said "Aquaculture production in fish tanks reduces the pressure that fishermen exercise on fisheries products in the sea" he went on to stress the importance of aquaculture for food security and for generating an income. Read more ...

Catfish farming in the Alabama get boost with new aquatic center

On September 9, Catfish farmers in Alburn Alabama saw a new aquatic center opened at Alburn University, this center a US$9 million (€6.537 million) addition to the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture’s E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center is seen as a much needed facility that will enhance future production of fish farming in the area. “This center is going to bring some of the technology to the fish farm here at Auburn that has been lacking,” said Dallas County catfish producer Butch Wilson. Read more ...

Toxic pesticides to fight sea lice concerns being raised

In the fight against sea lice, drugs that were once effective are no longer working as well, this is being seen on the East coast of Canada and is under scrutiny on the West coast too. This new information has been on the ineffectiveness of certain drug and has been obtained from the government under the access to information act. SLICE (emamectin benzoate) the only treatment available in Canada to be used for sea lice control is failing, the worry of this failing drug is what will these companies use in its place, there is rising concern that toxic pesticides are being used and released into the ocean under emergency authorisation. Read more ...

Kampachi farms exploring new technology to revolutionise sustainable aquaculture http://youtu.be/OPs-0LfCEq0

Marine biologists at Kampachi farms are looking to revolutionise sustainable aquaculture. The project known as Velella is looking at potential ways of raising healthy fish in their natural environment with virtually no impact on the environment as a whole. The country's foremost pioneers of sustainable open ocean aquaculture, or mariculture, have recently revealed their latest research of cutting-edge technologies that will allow the farming of fish in their natural marine environment without affecting pristine ocean ecosystems. Read more ...

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De Heus the compound feed industry leaders have acquired a forth mill in Vietnam, at the Hoa Phu Industrial Zone, Long Ho Commune, Vinh Long Province. The newly acquired mill has a capacity of 100,000 tons a year and will be operated by De-heus LLC Vietnam. This mill is the first aquatic plant for De-Heus and is a strategic step for the company in Vietnam. Read more ...

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Friday, September 16, 2011

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Asia regional seminar for certification for small scale aquaculture in Thailand

Many aquaculture farm established in the poorer regions of Asia are family run and small, in the last few years there has been an interest in certification schemes that addresses issues like environment, food safety and quality as well as animal welfare and health. This is one of the reasons that the FAO and Thai Department of Fisheries have conducted a joint project on Certification for Small Scale Aquaculture in Thailand. Read more ...

Jordon sign deal to supply over 2000 tons of seafood with Asmak

UAE based Asmak , has signed a deal with Jordon to supply over 2,000 tonnes of seafood products per annum to Military Consumer Establishment (MCE), Jordan. In the two year deal worth US$9 million (€6.524 million) in export value, MCE will sell the product through its network of 90 retail outlets. During the signing ceremony, Hamad Abdulla Al Shamsi said: "Our agreement with MCE Jordan marks a milestone in fisheries exports for the UAE. I thank our new partners in Jordan and the Asmak team for successfully concluding the negotiations for this landmark deal." Read more …

Singapore and Indonesian fish farmers jointly sign a MOU

Singapore and Indonesian fish farmers signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday, to jointly build a US$4 million (€2.9 million) processing plant in Indonesia and will work with farmers to import seafood and vegetables into Singapore. This will boost the food security of the region if the Singapore Marine Aquaculture Co-operative's (SMAC) plans come to fruition. Read more ...

Review: Pathogens of Wild and Farmed Fish: sea lice

This publication is a key text in modern aquaculture today. It deals with the parasitic pest Sea Lice, which can be extremely dangerous to modern aquaculture. Pathogens of Wild and Farmed Fish: Sea Lice, was written and edited in 1993 by Geoffrey A Boxshall and Danielle Defaye. Sea Lice are a serious problem for commercial salmon farming throughout the world and also for the smaller scale coastal fish farms. Sea Lice are parasitic copepods that infest the external surface of marine and brackish water fish. They belong to the family Caligidae, to which there are over 400 species. 16


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With the ever-increasing growth of fish farming, controlling Sea Lice has become the key to the success or failure of fish farms, as an infestation can often destroy a farms future. Read more ...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Spain comes to the Philippines with other European agri-tech and aqua-tech firms

Spanish know how is coming to the Philippines along with other European firms dedicated to agriculture and aquaculture. The best of theses firms will be attending the AgriLink, FoodLink, AquaLink at the International Trade Exhibition from October 6 to 8 at the World Trade Center Manila. Read more ...

New prawn strain grows 25 percent faster from Australia

Aquaculture research agencies and the Queensland University of Technology have worked together and developed a strain of prawn that grows 25 percent faster than any other cultured strains. This giant freshwater prawn may well be an answer to the Asian market and aquaculture industry. Professor Peter Mather said that by shortening the production cycle of this species will give the farmers more money. He went on to say “However, with population growth in these countries and disruption of fish migratory patterns because of large-scale hydroelectric projects and other developments, wild fish stocks are being depleted rapidly.� Read more ...

Tilapia is now one of the top ten seafood consumed in the US Recently the National Fisheries Institute released their annual report of the top ten seafood products consumed in the US during 2010. To say that the results were surprising is an understatement, as was in 2009 Shrimp took the top position, closely followed by canned Tuna and Salmon, but the real surprise was that Tilapia was number four having pushed Alaskan Pollock out of the forth spot. Still one of the key issues is sustainability, and the tilapia ranges from good to bad Green and yellow labeled tilapia are good and sustainable but red is not. The ranking by colour Green for sustainable, yellow for a good alternative, or red which means its not sustainable. Read more ...

Mysterious unidentified salmon the search continues

The aquaculture industry and conservation groups are hoping that they will be able to identify where these mysterious salmon have originated from that were caught at the fish ladder on the Magaguadavic River. Jonathon Carr director of research and environment with the Atlantic Salmon Federation believes that a possible escape occurred and was not reported from one of the floating pens at Passamaquoddy Bay. Read more ...

Cermaq number one in the world for environmental, corporate and social responsibility

In a benchmark report on communication over environmental, corporate and social responsibility (CSR) Cermaq was ranked number one among the top salmonids farming and feed producing companies worldwide. They are also recognised for their pro-activeness, the benchmark report published by Seafood Intelligence aims to assess the quality and quantity of CSR information. Read more ...

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Salmon farmers get ready for Aquaculture Awareness Week

Salmon farmers from British Colombia's Campbell river gets ready for aquaculture awareness week, September 19 to 23. The idea is to make local residence aware of the importance of aquaculture to the local community. Mary Ellen Walling Executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) said "Our farmers are proud of the contribution we make to coastal communities and it's important to them that people understand what we do and how important it is that we do it well". Read more ...

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Northern Chile good prospects for aquaculture

The Director of Sernapesca Juan Luis Ansoleaga, well on a tour of the norther part of Chile believe there is a good outlook and prospects in Northern Chile for aquaculture to develop. Well visiting Sernapesca offices and meeting with staff members he also visited the University of Antofagasta, where he saw a project involving the Dorado (dolphinfish) that is in development there. Read more ...

Natural preservation new techniques for seafood

In Queensland a team of government scientist have developed a method of preserving seafood in the fridge for longer. The research team from Coopers Plains has identified a number of native plants that has antibacterial qualities and they claim enhances the flavour of seafood. Steve Slattery a state government food scientist said "We have the technology now to double the normal shelf life of seafood products, and in fact store refrigerated seafood for up to 14 days". Read more ...

USDA aid package not open to Shellfish farmers

In the aftermath of hurricane Irene the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agriculture disaster aid is helping farmers to deal with the massive losses they have had to endure. However one group the shellfish farmers, are not entitled to any help under the USDA agriculture disaster aid. Joe Courtney a Republican said "These guys are really not in a good place, they don't qualify for anything under USDA because they're not defined as agriculture." Courtney has said he is worried nothing can be done, this inaction could have serious repercussions for an industry that Generates US$30 million (€21.947 million) and employs 300 people Statewide. Read more ...

Taiwan promotes pangasius farming in the Dominican Republic

The government of the Dominican Republic and their science advisors has agreed with the government of Taiwan on a project to promote the consumption and marketing of pangasius or basa (Pangasius hypophthalmus). The main reason for this collaboration is to promote local aquaculture through diversification and a species that is highly productive. The project is funded by the Foundation for International Cooperation and Development of the Republic of Taiwan (ICDF). Read more ...

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Reduced animal protein achieves exceptional results in salmon

The New Zealand King Salmon Company has shown that by reducing animal protein in the diet of salmon, it has given remarkable results. The company gave diets containing only eight percent fishmeal, growth in all trails achieved great results, with fish doubling in size from 800g to 1600g. “We wanted the trial to show whether we could use Skretting diets formulated with the MicroBalance concept to have lower fishmeal levels in order to manage diet cost in the face of rising marine protein prices,” said Mark Preece, general manager of aquaculture at the company. “Also, we are always keen to enhance the sustainability of our farming operations which is important to us as responsible fish farmers as it is increasingly to our customers.” Read more ...

AquaNor: Sea Lice management in Canada

Pamela Parker Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association speaking at the International Sea Lice Seminar at AquaNor gave an update on the condition and progress in Canada of the sea lice problem, she started by explaining how different the problems were from one coast to the other. She also spoke about SLICE being the only way available in Canada to fight sea lice, and said "For Canadian salmon producers, this isn't good enough," said Ms Parker. "Whilst SLICE is still effective, in the long run we want more options available for producers." Read more …

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mexico encourages technology development in aquaculture

The Ministry of agriculture, livestock and rural development, fisheries and food (SAGARPA) with support from Humid Tropics (PTH) and the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) are promoting validation and technology transfer in aquaculture units. This promotion is being carried out in four of the nine states in Mexico, PTH has allocated more than six million peso's (€329,521.638) to develop research projects focused on specialised technical assistance. Read more ...

Deliveries of catfish feed up eight percent

The total catfish feed that was delivered in the US during August was up eight percent from last year. according to the figures from the US department of agriculture report. Total catfish feed delivered in the United States during August 2011 was 100,492 tons, up eight per cent from August 2010, and up 16 per cent from the previous month. Read more ...

Uruguay and Brazil's aquaculture agreement

The National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (Dinara) Uruguay is working with Brazil to promote the development of aquaculture, at present both Brazil and Uruguay are working in cooperation on aquaculture projects. Some of the projects like the river dams in Brazil at Mato Grosso do Sul have been successful and they are looking to do similar river projects in Uruguayan territory. Read more …

US team appointed by Fish Vets Group

A team of three aquaculture health specialists has been appointed by the Fish Vet Group (FVG) at its head office in Portland, Maine. Their appointment is to provide aquaculture health services to producers of farmed fish, shellfish and crustaceans across the Americas. The team is Kasha Cox, Hernan Pizarro and Jason Collins. Read more ...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Agreement between best aquaculture practices and SGS

The Global Alliance has agreed a service agreement with SGS an independent contractor who will perform facilities inspections and certification audits for aquaculture farms, hatcheries, processing plants and feed mills that apply for BAP certification. "We are very pleased to work with an auditing organisation with such worldwide capacity and capabilities as SGS," BAP Executive Director Jim Heerin said, "particularly as the Global Aquaculture Alliance is preparing to announce the completion of new standards." Read more ...

Bermuda could have new coastal 'seafood farm'

The government in Bermuda is looking to coastal fish farming to create new jobs, this movement towards a coastal fish farm is seen as a first step towards a switch from hunting to farming in the fishing industry. Fred Ming, director of environmental protection, said there was an opportunity to develop a new job-creating industry in Bermuda. He believes aquaculture which includes the farming of fish and other seafood in open-ocean enclosures has potential to become big business in Bermuda. Read more

Cleanseas searches for a Chief Executive Officer

Cleanseas a company with a long history within the seafood industry are now searching for a CEO with experience in commercial aquaculture industry. As part of his job the new CEO will be responsible for developing business to its full potential and driving the development of the Bluefin Tuna research program. Read more ...

Fish farms cull of sea lions and seals authorised by DFO

On the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) website they have posted a report on the culling of sea lions and seals carried out by a fish farm. The DFO issued permits to kill 141 California sea lions, 37 seals and two Steller sea lions, there are those that are outraged by this slaughter. Catherine Stewart, with Living Oceans Society, said the numbers worry her. “The fact that they are acknowledging shooting and killing over 140 of them in just the first quarter alone seems to indicate that the problem is not getting better, it’s getting worse,” said Stewart of the California sea lions. “What is the number going to be for the entire year? Why is it so high?” Read more ...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Islander of Denman Island angered at debris from shellfish aquaculture

Debris left by shellfish aquaculture is frustrating local people and other shellfish farmers, on the Island of Denman. Volunteers have been collecting the debris and transporting it to the local dump. Every year the local people have a beach clean up and remove between two to four tons of debris most of which is generated by shellfish aquaculture. Shelley McKeachie of the Denman Island Marine Stewardship Committee (DIMSC) executive said "It's very, very unacceptable as far as we're concerned, and it's not changing, it's not reducing, we're trying to shine a light on this today. She went on to say "We've just met with DFO (Fisheries and Oceans Canada), who recently took over the regulation of this industry. They're making plans for how to deal with this and other issues around the shellfish industry." Read more

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An application for a new fish farm causes controversy over site "replacement"

Mainstream Canada has been accused of not being transparent over its new fishfarm plans, to site a salmon farm on the east side of Meares Island. The Living Ocean Society (LOS) said the aquaculture company has been far from transparent about what constitutes a replacement because of the type and size difference between its present farm and the new one planned. "They're virtually quadrupling production," said Catherine Stewart, salmon farming campaigner for LOS. Read more ...

Plans for integrated multi trophic aquaculture center advances

Imagine People feeding fish, worms, algae, shellfish, feeding people, this is known as integrated multi trophic aquaculture, and its a new way of harvesting fish, this is seen as the future of sustainable fishing practices. Mid-coast marine biologists Chris Heinig said "this completed ecosystem of seafood called integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) is going to require a fair amount of research, but examples of simpler enhanced RAS systems using worms and fish have been developed in labs, although not used commercially, Heinig added. Read more ...

Environmental toxins survey by NIFES on Crabs

National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), is to carry out a survey and analysis on the levels of environmental toxins and heavy metals in crabs from around the Norwegian Coast. Recent samplings have shown high levels of cadmium, from the County of Nordland. “We are currently gathering samples, and a total of 475 crabs from 48 different positions all along the coast will be brought to the laboratory for analysis,” says NIFES research scientist Sylvia Frantzen. Read more ...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Vietnam catfish prices up, but no fish to sell

The prices of tra are on the up after a long period of decline, over sized fish that was refused at one time can now be sold, but at lower prices. But even though the prices have increased again, farmers are turning their back on farming, one farmer who lost 300 million dong (US$14391.96), said that he would not go back to fish farming. Read more ...

Salmon can thrive on low fish meal and fish oil feeds

A recent trail at a commercial salmon farm in Norway shows that using feed with low levels of marine protein can be productive. The trail was run over 22 months and followed a complete generation of salmon from smolt to harvest. The trail was jointly organised by Marine Harvest and Skretting and was conducted at the Center for Aquaculture Competence. Read more ...

Alaska the perfect place for shellfish farming

Alaska with its 33,000 miles of coastline could be the perfect place for mariculture, this could provide jobs and be an economic booster for the remote Alaskan region. The Oceans Alaska Marine Science Center aim to become a state of the arts goto place for mariculture research. It will also be the place for budding farmer to help than develop, and grow a host of organisms like oysters, mussels scallops, seaweed and geoduck clams. Read more ...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Deakin University to invest into marine and aquaculture sectors

Deaking University is to invest US$5 million (€3.695 million) into the marine and aquaculture sector in Warrnambool. The vice-chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander during a visit to the city revealed the five year plan. “This is a very substantial investment of our own money,” she told guests at the the Standard-Deakin University business leaders’ luncheon. Read more ...

Aquaculture customers in Norway and Faroe Island gets support from FVG

The Fish Vet Group (FVG) appointed aquaculture health specialist Bernhard Laxdal as Technical Manager, FVG Norway. He bring to the post of technical manager a lot of experience including running his own aquaculture health and pharmaceutical consultancy Lifsgledi ehf. Part of his job will be to bring an integrated service offering clinical expertise in the use of FVG products as well as sea lice treatment Salmosan. Read more ...

Canada: Conservation groups call for closed containment

With the recent escapes of farmed salmon into two area rivers Magaguadavic River near St George and the Dennys River near Cobscook Bay a salmon conservation group is calling for closed containment. Jonathan Carr, Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF's) director of research and environment, stated "the continuation of escapes into the wild underscores the need for closed containment systems such as the one ASF and the Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, are working on together. Read more ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spain: Aquaculture production and employment on the decline

In Spain the levels of production in aquaculture fell in 2010 by 9.4 percent in volume to 43,888 tons, also employment declined by 11.7 percent. The economic problems around the world are partly to blame for this decline along with bureaucratic complications according to Apromar a private sector firm association. The EFE, claim that the industry in Spain is suffering from the influx of imports from Asia. Read more ...

Cooke aquaculture bid rejected by Clearwater

Clearwater seafood has rejected the attempted takeover bid from rival Cooke aquaculture as being too low. Clearwater based in Halifax considers the CAN$3.50 (€2.51) per unit as clearly not reflecting what the company is worth. John Risley, president of Clearwater Fine Foods Inc, said last month that the deal would not succeed. Read more ...

Remaining positive for the future AquaBounty

AquaBounty Technologies released its interim results for the six months ended June 30 2011. Ronald Stotish, Chief Executive Officer of AquaBounty, commented: “While the approval process has taken longer than anticipated, we strongly believe that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving towards a successful conclusion." Read more ...

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Aquaculture at the center of reform in the Scottish Parliament In the Scottish Parliament, aquaculture was included in a debate on the reform proposals for the common fisheries policy (CFP). The Cabinet Secretary responsible for fisheries urged the the parliament to support Scottish aquaculture industry with out tying it down with unnecessary regulation. Read more ...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Algae farming for industrial use bio-fuels

Chilean company BAL Chile SA is farming algae to produce bio fuels for industrial use on the Island of Chiloe announced by the companies CEO Benjamin Gonzalez. BAL Chile SA is linked to a company based in the US, called BioArchitectureLab which is dedicated to releasing macroalgae potential in a cost effective way and sustainably. “Within the next five years we expect to be producing at commercial scale,” said González. “At present, BAL is developing algae farming on the island of Chiloé and we are looking for alternatives to expand our testing in the north. There has been significant algae productivity improvements and cost reductions”. Read more ...

New Zealand's major aquaculture legislation reform

The recent legislation for the aquaculture industry in New Zealand that will create a platform for aquaculture to become a NZ$1 billion(€572 million) industry by 2025 will take effect from the October 1, 2011 according to fisheries and aquaculture minister Phil Heatley. "Aquaculture requires only a small fraction of our coastal space, but it has the potential to be a huge boost to our economy," says Mr Heatley. Read more ...

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Icelandic company buys fish processing plant in Vietnam

Portunas, an Icelandic seafood company has purchased a fish processing plant in Vietnam. According to Vietnam News, Portunas is seeking opportunities to help the sustainable development of Vietnam’s fishery. Pálmi Pálmason, CEO of Portunas, said, “Vietnam has an annual output of up to 4 million tons of seafood. The figure can increase if the country applies fishing and processing technologies like Iceland’s.” The are many companies showing interest in Vietnam's seafood and aquaculture industries. Read more

Friday, September 30, 2011

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Mekong delta farmers ask to stop breeding shrimp due to disease

Vietnamese authorities in the Mekong delta provinces of Tien Giang and Ben Tre have ask shrimp farmers to put a hold on breeding of baby shrimp to prevent any incidence of disease. Its believed that any new breeding of shrimp could cause an outbreak of disease. The request to halt breeding of shrimp is to allow them time to clean the breeding tanks out in the hope of preventing disease. Trinh Ngoc Minh, deputy head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Tien Giang, believes that delaying the breeding of a new school of shrimps will slash the chances of any spread of disease. Read more ...

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New technology could increase shrimp production

Tides Canada and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation sponsored a two-day Aquaculture Innovation Workshop. Farming salmon on land is possible, but is only suitable for niche markets due to the fact its a risky proposition. The workshop was attended by 75 people all involved in salmon farming and supply business, some of the thing discussed there was about the Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), the system used by Campbell river based salmon farmers use to grow their salmon from eggs to smolts. Read more ...

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