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  • U.S. east coast scallop fishery receives MSC certification

    The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries following an independent assessment conducted by Intertek Moody Marine. The 14 member companies of the American Scallop Association (ASA) participating in the client group are now eligible to display the blue MSC ecolabel on ...

  • MSC launches `seafood matters` global blog

    Our new global blog has launched. Seafood Matters will host a diverse array of authoritative voices on sustainable seafood topics. It will also explain our sometimes complex standards and principles; introduce some of the people who work hard behind the scenes at the MSC; provide a wide range of perspectives on the urgent issues facing our oceans; explore species we all love, ...

  • MSC launches `seafood matters` global blog

    Our new global blog has launched. Seafood Matters will host a diverse array of authoritative voices on sustainable seafood topics. It will also explain our sometimes complex standards and principles; introduce some of the people who work hard behind the scenes at the MSC; provide a wide range of perspectives on the urgent issues facing our oceans; explore species we all love, ...

  • Certified Reference Material ERM?-AD482 to identify absence or presence of ruminant material in feed

    With the contribution of the JRC, the European Union Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins (EURL-AP) validated of new DNA-based methods detecting unauthorised proteins from ruminant origin (e.g. beef). This new method has been taken up in EU regulation. For its implementation the JRC now certified the reference material ERM-AD482, allowing the absence or presence testing of ruminant material ...

  • New Skretting concept boosts marine hatchery efficiency and flexibility

    Artemia, known also as brine shrimp, are tiny crustaceans that are widely used as a live diet in the early stages of aquaculture production. Despite this application,Artemiado not naturally contain the highly unsaturated fatty acids DHA and EPA that are essential to marine fish growth and development. Because hatcheries typically want a DHA-EPA ratio of 2:1 in theirArtemia, they subject it to an ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • USSEC Holds Aquaculture Meetings in Morocco

    USSEC recently organized the first meetings on aquafeed in Morocco. These one-on-one visits with operation managers focused on the use of U.S. soybean protein concentrates (SPC), soybean meal, and lecithin in aquafeeds. USSEC consultant and aquafeed expert Tim O’Keefe presented the benefits of sound aquaculture based on sustainable feed resources, highlighting the importance of U.S. soy ...

  • CFS to endorse principles for responsible investments in agriculture and food systems

    The Committee on World Food Security, the world's foremost inclusive intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, today opened its 41st session (CFS 41). The Committee is expected to adopt a set of principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems that have been in development for the past two ...

  • 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 ...

  • Push to enhance management and conservation in tuna fisheries on the high seas

    Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Naoko Ishii today approved a project coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species. The GEF, an international institution uniting 183 countries to address global environmental issues and support ...

  • Greenland Arctic whitefish fisheries enter MSC assessments

    Greenland’s cod, haddock and saithe fisheries in the North East Arctic area of the Barents Sea have entered MSC assessment. If successful, and subject to traceability certification, products from the fisheries will be eligible to bear the MSC’s blue Certified Sustainable Seafood ecolabel. The fishery, representing three Greenland boats - Sisimiut, Polar Princess and Ilivileq - first ...

  • Warming will leave drought-hit California reeling

    Things could soon get worse for drought-hit California. New research predicts that, by the close of the century, global warming could have reduced the flow of water from the Sierra Nevada mountains by at least a quarter. Michael Goulden, associate professor of earth system science at the University of California ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Loblaws will ban microbeads from its products

    As the latest announcement in its ongoing journey to improve consumer products through its private brands, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) has committed that by the end of 2018. Life Brand® and President’s Choice® household, beauty and cosmetic products will no longer be formulated using Triclosan, phthalates or micro beads. ”Emerging science and public opinion suggest a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Scottish saithe certified as sustainable

    The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) saithe fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The certification is the second for the group, which also represents the SFSAG haddock fishery, MSC certified in 2010. Protecting delicate ecosystems Fishing with bottom trawls, pair trawls and Scottish seines, the certified fishery ...

  • Marine Stewardship Council appoints Brian Perkins as Regional Director for the Americas

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has appointed Brian Perkins, a former commercial fisherman and international seafood trade show executive, as Regional Director Americas. This appointment is part of a new strategy to continue to expand the MSC’s presence in the Americas and increase availability of MSC certified sustainable seafood across the region. Perkins joined the MSC’s ...

  • EPA moves to protect Bristol Bay fishery from Pebble Mine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a process under the Clean Water Act to identify appropriate options to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the potentially destructive impacts of the proposed Pebble Mine. The Pebble Mine has the potential to be one of the largest open pit copper mines ever developed and could threaten a salmon ...

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

    Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of ...


    By Associated Press

  • AUS$40m to fund critical reforms for lucrative agricultural exports

    After exhaustive discussions with Australia’s agricultural export industries, the Rudd Government has agreed to provide $40 million to fund vital reforms to cut red tape. The red meat, grain, horticulture, live exports, fish and dairy sectors have been pushing for major improvements to make the export process more efficient and cut red tape. It represents the biggest reforms in this area in a ...


    By Australian Government

  • Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster fishery in Canada achieves MSC certification

    The Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster (Homarus americanus) trap fishery was certified following an independent assessment conducted by SAI Global to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable, well-managed fisheries. The fishery is located ...

  • 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

  • Skretting to invest EUR 6 million in expanding R&D capacity

    Skretting has research facilities in Norway, China, Italy, Japan, Australia, Egypt and Ecuador. To match the rapid growth of aquaculture and the technological advancements of the industry, the decision has been taken to invest in expanding its research capabilities to continue to support the ever-changing industry’s progress. Skretting’s R&D expansion will focus on two key areas. ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

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