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  • USSEC Launches Post-Harvest and Fish Hygiene Study in Egypt

    USSEC recently launched a post-harvest and fish hygiene study in Egypt. The study, which is being carried out by Megapesce, aims to improve the market opportunities for Egyptian aquaculture products. Currently, Egypt ranks eighth globally in terms of aquaculture production. However, the post-harvest, cold chain, and processing infrastructure are minimal to non-existent, putting downward price ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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

  • Community welcomes fish farm plan

    PLANS to build two organic fish farms off Staffin on Skye have been backed by the local community, which said it would welcome the job opportunities. Planners are being asked to approve the organic salmon farms subject to environmental and other conditions and despite more than 50 objections, the Herald reported today. But Staffin Community Trust (SCT) has backed the farms at Tote and ...


    By FISHupdate

  • AgriMarine's Salmon Harvest in Progress

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating solid-wall containment technology for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce that it has begun to harvest the Company's first crop of Chinook salmon ever reared in solid-wall closed containment in the People's Republic of China. AgriMarine has successfully ...


  • New approach to sustain ‘forage’ fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic ‘forage’ fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: ‘Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems’, reported ...

  • New approach to sustain `forage` fishing

    Reduced catches of small oceanic 'forage' fish like sardines and anchovies may be required in some ocean areas in order to protect the larger predators that rely on these species for food. This is a finding of the first major study of the ecosystem effects of fishing forage species: 'Impacts of fishing low trophic level species on marine ecosystems', reported today in the journal Science. Dr ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Report highlights growing role of fish in feeding the world

    More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of FAO’s The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Science and sugar cane produce versatile harvest

    (IPS) - For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much scientific and technological research. Ethanol, or fuel alcohol, has become a major product, rivalling sugar, over the last three decades. But recently, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Ohio State Aquaculture Boot Camp Program Recruiting New Fish Farmers

    Want to learn how to become a fish farmer? The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering 30 new and beginning fish farmers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture and aquaponics and the business of fish farming through a yearlong program. Called Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 or ABC-2, the program’s goal is to ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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

  • Liquid corn, fish fertilizers `good options` for organic blackberry production

    Managing soil nutrients in organic production systems presents multiple challenges for fruit growers. The availability and release rate of nitrogen from organic fertilizers, ease of application, and cost are among the important factors that influence choices in organic production. The authors of a new study say that there has been limited information available about the influence of fertilizer ...

  • Blue Mussel Fishers of Lower Saxony Achieve MSC Certification for Sustainable Fishing

    After two years of independent scientific analysis, the blue mussel fishers of the ‘Niedersächsische Muschelfischer GbR’ are entitled to mark their catch with the internationally recognised MSC ecolabel for sustainable fishing. Certification to the MSC standard verifies that there are sufficient mussels for the future, marine ecosystems remain intact and that management rules ...

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