Shellfish Farming News

  • Young eat 50% less fish than grandparents

    YOUNG people are eating half the amount of fish that their grandparents’ generation consumed, according to research. Inadequate cooking skills are thought to be behind the decline among 18-34-year-olds, with only a quarter of millennials saying they felt very confident cooking seafood at home. The findings, from industry body Seafish, follow a recent report by the Lancet, claiming that poor ...


    By FISHupdate

  • King crab wears export crown

    KING crab has become the latest seafood fashion from Norway, with catches continuing to make its fishermen big money, according to the latest exports figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. Not only has the supply of this giant creature increased, but exports shot up by 71 per cent last month and they now account for 76 per cent of the total value for the species. Josefine Voraa, advisor ...


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  • Scallop war fears as talks fail

    THE threat of further clashes between British and French scallop fishermen has surfaced again after the two sides failed to reach agreement at the weekend. ...


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  • UK and France close to scallop deal

    BRITAIN and France have reached agreement in principle over the scallop row which has seen fishermen from both countries confront each other in a series of ugly clashes at sea. A deal was thrashed out after talks in London yesterday between UK and French fish producer groups when it was agreed that British vessels will not fish the scallop rich grounds in the Baie de Seine off Normandy during the ...


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  • Talks to diffuse scallop dispute

    BRITAIN and France were holding talks in London today to try to avoid a repeat of the recent violent clashes in the so called scallop war. English and Scottish vessels fishing for scallops off the coast of Normandy came under attack last week from French fishermen, who threw rocks and flares to drive them out of the Baie de Seine. The British are allowed to fish legally for scallops all year ...


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  • Welsh fishermen fear no deal Brexit

    THE Welsh Fishermen’s Association has warned that many of its members may not survive a no deal Brexit. Their main catch is shellfish, much of which is exported live into Europe and could be subject to tariffs and bureaucratic hold-ups after next March. The association has said some businesses would not be able to hold on for more than four or five weeks after Brexit. Despite ...


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  • Iceland lobster ban likely

    ICELAND’S lobster fishermen are being forced to endure one their worst seasons for many years, according to the latest industry reports. And a complete fishing ban now seems likely. It is just over a month since Fisk Seafood announced it was closing a coldwater shrimp processing centre in the west of the country because of poor returns and a gradually depleting stock. Now another ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Grey on Green: The Quiet Decline of One Tree in Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

    Culturally vital, ecologically unique, and economically valuable, the yellow cedar’s fate is closely tied to snow I am in the middle of the most pristine forest in North America; in all likelihood no one has stood where I stand for hundreds of years. And I am surrounded by dead trees. Huge, monolithic individuals, three feet across and over a hundred feet tall – and the vast majority ...


    By Earth Island Institute

  • UK fishing groups unite on Brexit stand

    FISHING industry groups from across the UK have united to ensure the government sticks to its word on Brexit. This new body, which includes a broad cross section and strong Scottish representation, met in Manchester to agree the elements of the campaign. It said afterwards: ‘We intend to hold government to account on Brexit commitments.’ A spokesman for ...


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  • USSEC Works with Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on its Aquaculture Development Plan

    USSEC recently met with the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in Diliman, Quezon City to learn their plans and program for the country’s aquaculture sector over the next five years. The head of the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Division presented the newly approved “Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry ...

  • The Clamshell – much more than a split frame…

    Ever since people have crafted tools, their incentive has been to make a specific task possible – or at least perform that task faster or easier. Among the wide range of equipment solutions Tri Tool produces, there are many examples of tools that provide the optimal solution for a particular need. Though designed for a special purpose these machines were built with flexibility in mind, ...


    By Tri Tool Inc.

  • Taylor Shellfish First Farm in U.S. to Achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certification

    The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that Taylor Shellfish Farms has become the first U.S. grower to achieve responsible aquaculture certification for a farming operation in Washington State. The Shelton, Wash. based company received ASC Bivalve Certification for its operation in the South Puget Sound basin, which comprises the Hood Canal and the area south of the Tacoma Narrows, ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • High toxin level delays California recreational crab season

    Wildlife authorities delayed the recreational Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast. The state Fish and Game Commission voted 3-0 on the Dungeness delay and the rock crab closure north of the Santa Barbara-Ventura county line. The ...

  • Knowledge of spatial dynamics is critical when determining harvest strategies for fish in meta-populations

    New research published in the Marine Stewardship Council’s Science Series highlights the importance of understanding spatial structure and connectivity of meta-population fish stocks when assessing the sustainability of fisheries. Unlike many self-sustaining ‘closed’ populations, meta-populations are interconnected networks encompassing a number of distinct sub-populations that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Shifts in Mediterranean fish farming increase pressure on wild fish stocks

    Fish farming in the Mediterranean has increasingly shifted from producing fish such as grey mullet, which are herbivores near the bottom of the food chain, to species such as sea bass, which are predators. This ‘farming up’ the food chain requires wild fish to be caught to provide feed. A return to farming fish lower in the food chain would use marine resources more efficiently, a new ...

  • 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 ...

  • Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

    As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future urges medical and public health professionals to consider the environmental and health impact of seafood sourcing, particularly aquaculture, or the farming of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. The paper appears in the July ...

  • New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry

    The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today (June 26, 2014), will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in ...

  • Fish farmed in the EU: a healthy, fresh and local alternative

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be brief… I can see many of you are eyeing up the delicious samples on offer here and this is precisely the purpose today: showcase our "EU farmed fish"! I am delighted to be here today to highlight the benefits of eating, fresh, locally produced fish. In other words, fish farmed here in the EU. When I say "fish", I mean of course both finfish and shellfish. I ...


    By Europa Press Room

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