Aquaculture Nursery News

  • Taking stock of wild salmon

    A NEW scheme aimed at boosting stocks of wild salmon is explained in a special Fish Farmer podcast by Jon Gibb, fishery manager of the River Lochy and director of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Board. Working with Mowi, Scotland’s biggest salmon farmer, Gibb and his team have launched a new approach to restocking, thought to be the first project of its kind in the world. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Kilic Fisheries Hatchery Ras Skid Systems

    KILIC FISHERIES HATCHERY SCOPE OF WORK Implementation of new LSS equipment for hatchery and growing tanks. Kılıç Deniz Ürünleri produces and exports different types of saltwater fish such as Mediterranean Sea Bream, Mediterranean Sea Bass, Meager, Rainbow Trout and Bluefin Tuna. With a harvestable fish production capacity of more than ...

  • Much-in-demand common sole can now be reproduced all year round

    Common sole in the North Sea only spawns in April and May. Because the next generation of this much-in-demand fish cannot be reproduced well in captivity, it cannot be raised profitably in fish farms. However, researchers at IMARES Wageningen UR managed to select the conditions for farm-raised sole in such a way that the fish started reproducing even outside the season. By selecting the right ...

  • Aker BioMarine secures sustainable future for krill in the Antarctic Southern Ocean

    The Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill fishery has been recertified against the world’s most robust standard for environmentally sustainable fishing. A rigorous, third party assessment has shown that the Antarctic based ...

  • 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

  • All for forests, forests for all!

    An unprecedented large group of governments, companies, NGOs and indigenous peoples groups called for action to protect and restore the world’s forests. In a declaration launched at this week’s UN climate talks in New York, targets ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Akvatek Hatchery, Grow Out Facility, Ras Design & Operation Systems

    HATCHERY PROJECT SCOPE Installation of RAS equipment for a fish farm & hatchery facility. Akvatek is a fish hatchery that produces fish fry of diverse types such as Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Meager, Dentex-Mus, Umbra and Ocellaris Clownfish. ...

  • Kielder becomes ark site for threatened arctic char

    A refuge has been established to preserve an endangered species of arctic char fish. The Environment Agency in partnership with Northumbrian Water is stocking 10,000 juvenile fish into the giant Kielder Water, the largest man-made reservoir in Northern Europe. 48 adult char have already been released into the reservoir in April this year. Threatened species Stocks ...

  • Sting operation - jellyfish `blooms` may endanger fish stocks

    Surges in jellyfish populations may be one reason for a drop in fish stocks observed in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, according to a new report published by FAO. Overfishing, which removes top predators from the sea, is one of the factors behind jellyfish "blooms", or suddenly increased numbers. A "vicious circle" can then follow in which large numbers of medusae feed on fish larvae and ...

  • Tighter controls rejected on Pacific tuna fishing

    Pacific island nations and conservation groups have failed to persuade the body that oversees tuna fishing in the Pacific to introduce more stringent measures to protect tuna supply. Negotiations broke down at a meeting in Guam last month (March 26-30) of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), as Pacific island nations – backed by Australia – failed to reach ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ‘Genebank can save South Asian fish stocks’

    As South Asian fish stocks rapidly dwindle through overfishing, experts have suggested the setting up of a regional genebank as a remedy. Other suggestions that came up at a regional consultative workshop on management and dissemination of improved fish breeds to preserve their diversity in South Asia, held ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fish nurseries need more than mangroves, says study

    Conserving mangroves alone may not be enough to protect local fisheries in the Caribbean, according to a study. Research in the Caribbean and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Volkert, Inc. receives Gulf Guardian Award for the little bay finfish and shellfish recovery project

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Volkert, Inc. of Mobile, Alabama will receive a Gulf Guardian Award for 2011 in the Business Category for their Little Bay Finfish and Shellfish Recovery project. The Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Meeting on August 3, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place in ...

  • Women oyster harvesters revive Gambia’s degraded fisheries

    A group of women stands alongside the roads leaving Gambia"s capital city of Banjul, offering up oysters for 15 dalasis a cup, or about 55 cents for approximately 75 pieces of oyster meat. These women have been harvesting oysters from the extensive mangrove wetlands of Gambia for decades. Much of the harvesting is concentrated in Tanbi National Park, a wetland listed by the Convention on Wetlands ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • World`s most comprehensive assessment of mangroves reveals threats & opportunities to global economy & the planet

    The first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries. About one fifth of all mangroves are thought to have been lost since 1980. Although losses are slowing at 0.7 per cent a year, the ...

  • Mediterranean Fishing Nations Adopt Conservation Measures

    ROME, Italy (ENS) - Nations whose fishing fleets work the waters of the Mediterranean Sea have agreed on a series of new measures aimed at conserving the region's dwindling fish populations. The delegates also adopted new, stricter rules for tuna fishing in the face of warnings that illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is wiping out the world's tunas. The measures were ...

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