Oyster Farming News

  • Big Hanna and ABB - a secure solution for Rosendals Trädgård

    In the latest edition of ABB's corporate magazine 'Utblick' an article tells the story about our joint venture at Rosendals Trädgård in Stockholm. The same story was published at the ABB website and we´re happy to share it here with our readers.  At Rosendals Trädgård our Big Hanna model T-240 turns garden and food waste into useful and fertilising ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Florida Sea Grant highlights aquaculture in new Florida Trend report

    Aquaculture, the controlled production of seafood, ornamental fish and other aquatic life, is big business in Florida. In 2012, the state’s producers earned $70 million in cash receipts, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Worldwide, aquaculture is responsible for about half of all seafood consumed, so this emerging sector of Florida agricultural production holds great ...

  • Oyster imports bring alien ‘hitchhikers’ and disease

    The future of oyster farming in Europe is threatened by disease. However, a recent study highlights the risk of importing oysters to improve or replace lost stock, as this could accidentally bring further disease and invasive species. The Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), originally from East Asia, has been the main species of oyster farmed in Europe since the early 20th century. Populations ...

  • Getting the Most out of Aquaculture: Pearls of Wisdom from Farmed Oysters

    As global populations rise, so does the demand for seafood. In developed nations, the health benefits of a diet high in fish and seafood are regularly touted. In developing nations, fish and seafood often comprise a large portion of the diet. Aquaculture—farming of fishes, mollusks, crustaceans and plants in an aquatic environment—is a booming business (approximately $119 billion in ...

  • Marine economy sinks as ocean acidity rises

    The waters off the US state of Alaska are some of the best fishing grounds anywhere, teeming with salmon and with shellfish such as crab. But a new study, funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy − largely dependent on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oyster Farm Owners Eye Options After Ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider the appeal of a popular oyster farm that federal officials want to shutter and return to wilderness along the coast of Northern California. The justices without comment left in place lower court rulings against Drakes Bay Oyster Co. The owners said later at a news conference in San Francisco that they would keep fighting to stay in business. ...


    By Associated Press

  • “Willy Wonka” of Vegetables to Inspire Aussie Vegetable Growers

    The ingenious mastermind behind several strange and wonderful varieties of watercress that resemble the taste of oysters, liquorice and citrus is set to join an exciting panel of speakers at an industry-first seminar next month. Dutch cultivator Rob Baan will provide highly-anticipated insight into his sustainable and innovative horticultural enterprise, Koppert Cress, at the 2014 Produce ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production ...


    By Associated Press

  • $1.29 million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; More than $915,000 awarded to support projects in Connecticut

    Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 23 grants totaling $1,295,972 to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will open up 12.2 river miles for passage of native fish and restore 50 acres of critical fish and wildlife habitat ...

  • UK Shellfish are cleaner thanks to sewerage infrastructure improvements

    Shellfish harvesting areas in the UK are cleaner, thanks to sewerage improvement schemes over the last decade which have lowered average levels of Escherichia coli in oysters, mussels and other commercially-important species and boosted the shellfish industry’s economic value. Addressing the additional pollution risks from agriculture could further reduce contamination and human health ...

  • Naval Support Activity Panama City Receives First Place Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced Naval Support Activity Panama City will receive a First Place 2013 Gulf Guardian Award in the Partnership Category for the Panama City Living Shoreline Restoration Project. The awards ceremony will be held on June 26, 2013, at the Tampa Bay Grand Hyatt beginning at 6PM. Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC) discovered an innovative remedy to ...

  • Dominion Volunteers Spread Out Across Nine States To Aid Environment

     Beaches, parks, wetlands, bays, gardens and conservation areas will benefit from the hard work and care of Dominion volunteers in nine states as the company begins its annual fall campaign, "Putting Our Energy to Work for the Environment." The campaign, in its 13th year, is funded by the Dominion Foundation, the company's philanthropic organization. The company allows employees to ...


    By Dominion

  • Ocean Wise makes waves in seafood sustainability

    The Vancouver Aquarium is well recognized as an international tourist destination, but another equally important offering of ours focuses on impactful conservation, research, and education programs. One such initiative is the Aquarium's Ocean Wise program, a Canada-wide initiative that aims to enhance education about seafood sustainability and advance an ocean-friendly approach to seafood ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • $254,282 in Grants Awarded to Remove Derelict Fishing Gear from Long Island Sound

    Restoration of the Long Island Sound marine habitat took a major step forward today with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's announcement of two grant awards to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE) to identify and remove more than 118 metric tons (260,000 lbs.) of marine debris, including abandoned lobster pots, from the Sound. Through these awards, ...


  • Aquamarine Power`s next-generation Oyster 800 unveiled

    The UK's leadership in the development of wave-generated power continued apace today as wave energy developer Aquamarine Power unveilled the Oyster 800, the company's next-generation hydro-electric wave energy converter. At a ceremony at Burntisland Fabrications' yard at Methil, Fife, the First Minister welcomed the advancements in wave energy conversion being made by Aquamarine Power and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Jim Gossen, Oresident and CEO of Louisiana foods receives gulf guardian award

    The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Jim Gossen, President and CEO of Louisiana Foods of Houston, Texas will receive a Gulf Guardian Award for 2011 in the Individual category. 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 New Orleans. Native to ...

  • Could Oysters be used to clean up chesapeake bay?

    Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful algal blooms. This nutrient pollution is prevalent in many coastal marine and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North America and although many ...

  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • State of the world 2011 - innovations can Nourish the planet

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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