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  • Freshwater Institute helps protect and restore healthy populations of Salmon

    “We have to keep finding new ways to increase the supply of healthy seafood,” said Joe Hankins, vice president at The Conservation Fund. “Because we continuously filter and clean the water in our tanks, our fish are healthy, and we’ve never had to use antibiotics, pesticides or other treatments to keep them that way. With the new water quality monitoring equipment and ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • USSEC’s Indian Aquaculture Team Learns Production Technologies for New Fish Species in Vietnam

    USSEC’s Southeast Asia (SEA) and Asia Subcontinent (ASC) regions teamed up to educate a team of 14 aquaculture entrepreneurs on hatchery and farm production technologies for new fish species. The focus was on a high value fish variety called the murrel, which fetches $4.50 – $ 7.00 per kilogram (whole fish), depending on the market region. This fish is easily farmed in China and SEA, ...

  • Climate change talks mustn`t forget fisheries

    Saying that vulnerable fishing and coastal communities around the world will bear the brunt of climate change's impacts, a group of 16 international organizations today have urged climate negotiators to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture are not neglected in ongoing discussions regarding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. In a policy brief issued today in advance of UNFCC talks in Bonn, ...

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

     The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle - it's fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi - often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh - in large tanks inside a warehouse. With global consumption of seafood ...


    By Associated Press

  • Historic Howietoun fish farm for sale

    SCOTLAND’S first fish farm site has been put up for sale, along with its ponds and outbuildings, set in about 27 acres in Stirling. Historic Howietoun Fishery was established in the late 19th century by Sir James Maitland – described as the father of scientific aquaculture – on his estate near Sauchieburn. In the 1870s, Sir James pioneered scientific trials into trout breeding ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Skretting champions collaborative challenge solving at Animal Health Investment Europe

    On Thursday 23 February 2017, Animal Health Investment Europe hosted a top-level panel discussion on Innovation and Sustainability in Aquaculture, gathering leaders from across the aquaculture industry that are not only setting the bar high for innovation within their own companies but are also working together to find solutions to sustainability challenges.  At the forum, which was attended ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • World fisheries must prepare for climate change

    The fishing industry and national fisheries authorities must do more to understand and prepare for the impacts that climate change will have on world fisheries, says a new FAO report published today. According to the latest edition of the UN agency's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA), existing responsible fishing practices need to be more widely implemented and current ...

  • US fish farms tap former coal mines for water

    In the Appalachian mountains of the United States, growing numbers of fish farmers are raising trout, catfish, and even salmon throughout the valleys of the state of West Virginia. What they'd rather not tell you, however, is that the source of their water is deserted coal mines. Worry not, seafood lovers. According to independent experts from within West Virginia and outside the state, the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Rice paddies synergise with fish farming

    By combining aquaculture with wet paddy farming in its coastal areas Bangladesh can meet food security and climate change issues, says a new report. The approach promises more nutritious food, without causing ...


    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

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

  • Latest Escape Demonstrates Salmon Farming is Unsustainable, Says the Atlantic Salmon Federation

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. ...

  • Costa Rican scientists trial aquatic agriculture to boost food security

    Costa Rican researchers are pioneering 'aquatic agriculture' — the method of growing crops on freshwater lakes and reservoirs — to boost food security in the developing world. The technique involves creating floating rafts on ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Pacific island fisheries face climate challenge

    Some Pacific island nations should benefit from better fisheries following climate change, but there will be more losers than winners, according to a book published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)  last month (7 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Time for a sea change in ocean management – FAO Director-General

    Major changes in how the planet's marine resources are managed and used are needed to safeguard global food security and ensure the wellbeing of coastal and island countries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a group of high level policymakers meeting here today. "We cannot keep using marine and aquatic resources as if they were endless. And we cannot keep using our oceans ...

  • Algae Control Solution for Chilean Salmon Industry?

    Since February 2016, Salmon farms in Chile have been suffering from an intensive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) which is causing massive numbers of salmon deaths. Ultrasonic technology combined with algae detection could be the solution for an industry facing economic losses totaling millions. Currently the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic, is discussing the implementation of ultrasonic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Pincoy Project: Chilean Salmon Industry presents a collaborative measure to reduce its antibiotic use

    Global and local companies operating in Chile, led by Skretting, AquaGen/Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Cermaq, Blumar and Ventisqueros have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping Chile’s salmon industry to reduce its antibiotic use. In Chile, the salmon industry’s heavy use of antibiotics has long been the subject of fierce criticism, which culminated this year with ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Rainfall changes threaten food production

    The UN’s latest State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report warns that rainfall patterns will have changed so drastically by the end of this century that agriculture, forestry and fishing will all be seriously affected. “It will become more and more difficult to harvest crops, rear animals and manage forests and fisheries in the same places and in the same way as before,” says ...


    By Climate News Network

  • FAO and China mark 40 years of cooperation in hunger fight

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva lauded the People's Republic of China (PRC) for halving the proportion of its undernourished population at a ceremony today celebrating the 40 years of collaboration with the UN's lead agency on food security and sustainable agriculture. He also thanked China - one of the countries that founded FAO - for sharing its successes and expertise to ...

  • Speech by UNEP Director of Communication at the Save Food Congress

    Esteemed guests, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Executive Director Mr. Achim Steiner, I am pleased to address this distinguished gathering. Ladies and gentlemen, Every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty. The majority of those suffering from hunger live in developing countries, ...

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