Aquaculture Harvesting News

  • Morbark welcomes Kevin Cotter to Management Team

    Morbark, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, is pleased to welcome Kevin Cotter to its staff as Governmental Sales Manager. Cotter brings a wealth of municipal and business expertise to the role. “We’re excited to bring Kevin Cotter to our team,” said John Foote, Morbark Senior Vice President. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Sunflower Shrimp uses our folding frame tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing operation

    Bob and Deb Daniels recently purchased three tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing business, Sunflower Shrimp, in Oxford, KS, and they sent us some fantastic pictures showing us the unique way in which they are using our Husky portable tanks. Check out their letter about their new tanks below: Bonnie, As promised, attached I have included some pictures of the Husky tanks we have ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Servicing to Shrimp Producers in Peru

    USSEC provided technical support to commercial shrimp growers in Peru by holding multiple discussions with a feedmill representative and fish and shrimp producers about modifying diet formulations for fish and shrimp by incorporating more soybean meal derived from U.S.-grown soybeans. Visits to fish and shrimp farms and facilities by USSEC consultants Dr. John Hargreaves and Jairo Amezquita ...

  • Skretting Ecuador launch captures progressive spirit of the shrimp farming industry

    The Skretting Ecuador brand has been officially launched in Ecuador and Peru. Skretting Ecuador will use the company’s worldwide R&D knowledge, combined with its local insight and experience to support shrimp farmers with the overriding aim to increase their production in a more sustainable manner. Skretting Ecuador has been launched to support the growing need for sustainable ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • First-ever federal rules for offshore fish farming issued

    The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean were issued Monday, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper. The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The rules - in the making for years - were announced in New ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Ohio State Offers Aquaponics Fish Farming Workshop July 10-11

    An innovative aquaculture program offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a workshop July 10-11 to provide an in-depth look at the increasingly popular fish farming industry. Held at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, the workshop will offer current and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

    Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives. Yamazaki is fine-tuning a technology to use mackerel surrogates to spawn the bluefin, a process he hopes will enable fisheries to raise the huge, torpedo-shaped ...


    By Associated Press

  • Good harvests and ample stockpiles continue to drive international food prices down

    Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report and a new update to the Organization's monthly Food Price Index, both out today. Bumper ...

  • Countries Crack Down on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

    Countries took a major step forward in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing today as they endorsed a set of international guidelines that will hold states more accountable for the activities of fishing vessels flying their flags. The FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance spell out a range of actions that countries can take to ensure that vessels ...

  • Climate-hit fisheries ‘can still meet demand in 2050’

    Fish catches will need to increase by only 3.4 per cent to meet global dietary demand in 2050, according to a study predicting how climate change will affect marine ecosystems. The authors warn that achieving this will require the wider implementation of sustainable ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Americas region fishery update

    Since our last newsletter in September, one fishery was certified, one was re-certified and three entered full assessment in the Americas region. The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery, the highest landed value fishery in the United States, achieved MSC certification in ...

  • Harvests in DPR Korea up for third year but chronic malnutrition persists

    A nationwide assessment by two United Nations agencies shows an increase in staple food production in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the third year running. The report, however, notes that although rates of child malnutrition have steadily declined over the past 10 years, rates of stunting caused by ...

  • Alaska Salmon Fishery Earns MSC Re-certification

    Global seafood markets can continue to source MSC certified Alaska salmon and apply the MSC ecolabel, after a scientific, stakeholder-engaged, third-party assessment by Intertek Moody Marine (IMM) determined that 13 units of certification meet the MSC Standard as a sustainable ...

  • Emergency programme in Benin kick starts farm production after floods

    FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the Niger River overran its banks in August, just as many villagers were only barely getting back on their feet from the last floods in 2012. On his first day in Benin, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with President Yayi Boni, who welcomed him to the country and ...

  • Scientists Confirm Precipitous Decline in Wild Atlantic Salmon Stocks

    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has released its annual report on the status of wild Atlantic salmon populations globally (1). The findings will be presented at the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) taking place next week, in Drogheda, Ireland. Of great concern to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is a recent ...


    By PRWeb

  • Frost & Sullivan Commends Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. for its Entrepreneurial Leadership

     Based on its recent analysis of the aquaculture feed market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd. (OHT) with the 2012 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. OHT has positioned itself as a provider of cost-effective, eco-friendly, sustainable and natural feed products.  It successfully tackles the key issues facing the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Increased fishing depths puts pressure on vulnerable deep-sea species

    A new study reports that fishing depths in the EU have increased, with more deep-sea fish species being harvested. Deep-sea fish populations are often more vulnerable to effects of fishing, and the ecological impact of overfishing may therefore be greater than for shallow-water species. Overexploitation of fish in shallow waters, coupled with technological advances in fishing techniques, ...

  • Canadian Conservationists Challenge "Unsustainable" Alaskan Salmon Fisheries

    Three British Columbian conservation groups are taking aim at Alaskan salmon fisheries that are damaging BC fish stocks and violating conditions of the Marine Stewardship Council's eco-certification. Raincoast Conservation Foundation, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, and Watershed Watch Salmon Society today said they would challenge the current recertification of these fisheries by the MSC - the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Morbark names New President

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment today announced the appointment of James W. Shoemaker Jr. as President. Shoemaker replaces Lon Morey who will remain as the Chairman of Morbark’s board of directors. Prior to his appointment as President, Shoemaker served as Morbark’s Vice President of Operations and board member. He joined ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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