Aquaculture Harvesting News

  • Unlocking Zambia’s potential through local investment

    The first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia has been constructed by Skretting Africa to assist the country’s fast-growing aquaculture industry reach its full potential. The investment is part of Skretting’s 75/25 joint-venture with African Century Foods (ACF) for the production, sale and distribution of tilapia feed that was announced last year. Within the African continent, there ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Aquaculture and Aquaponics Highlight of March Workshop

    On March 10, the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will host an aquaponics workshop in Columbus. A variety of topics will be covered during the sessions, including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality, and marketing. “The goal of the workshop is to educate those interested in establishing and expanding their aquaponic businesses,” said Matthew Smith, Ohio State ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Workshop Offers Insight into Aquaculture

    Ohio needs more fish farmers, and researchers at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development are working to meet that need. The center will offer a daylong introductory workshop on aquaculture and aquaponics Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, which will be held at The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, is designed to offer participants ...


    By Farm Science Review

  • 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

  • Shrimp growth breakthrough

    Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America. Skretting has gone through countless aspects of shrimp feed management, with strong emphasis on confirming the best nutrient composition of its feeds as well as to establish the optimal number of feed occasions. In controlling ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Things to know about marine aquaculture

    Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported, yet the Obama administration's push to expand U.S. marine aquaculture into federal waters has failed to see one offshore farm in operation, nearly two years after the first permit was issued. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is pushing for marine aquaculture production in the U.S. to jump by 50 percent by 2020. The ...


    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

  • FAO predicts World Food Import Bill to fall to Five-Year Low

    International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year. Worldwide cereal production will likely decline by 1.5 percent from last year's record-breaking output, mainly due to reduced acreage planted with maize , but the impact will be cushioned by ...

  • B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

     British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.   The company expects its first ASC certified salmon to be available to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Gulf Offshore Aquaculture Rule Finally Released for Comment

    A long-awited notice of proposed rulemaking on the Gulf Fisheries Management Plan was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 28, 2014. The rule will set up a permitting process for offshore aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico and has been widely anticipated by ASA and offshore aquaculture stakeholders. A link to the proposed rule is  ...

  • 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 ...

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • FAO Director-General meets typhoon-stricken farmers in the Philippines

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today witnessed the positive results of FAO's Typhoon Haiyan response programme and committed FAO to supporting the recovery of fishing and farming livelihoods in the longer term. Graziano da Silva travelled together with Secretary Proceso Alcala of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Permanent Representative to FAO, ...

  • Fish farms to produce nearly two thirds of global food fish supply by 2030

    Aquaculture — or fish farming — will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases. These are among the key findings of "Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Council adopts general fishing opportunities for 2014

    The Council adopted yesterday by written procedure a regulation providing fishing opportunities in 2014 to EU vessels in Union and certain non-Union waters (18118/13).  A political agreement had been reached on this regulation at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • 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 ...

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