freshwater fish farming News

  • Fish stocks boost for rivers and lakes in the North East

    Fisheries experts will be stocking dace, chub, roach, crucian carp and rudd at several locations in the North East next week as part of the Environment Agency’s ongoing plans to develop and restore rivers and lakes in the region. One thousand chub and 2,000 roach are destined for the River Tyne at Prudhoe and a further 3,000 dace and 2,000 chub will be released into the River Team, ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Sleeping while fishing with unlicensed rod nets fines

    Three anglers have been fined by Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court for fishing illegally, two with unattended rods. One was found sleeping and unable to attend to his rods should they hook a fish, an offence designed to protect the health of fish. Two of them also failed to give their addresses to officers. Environment Agency bailiffs found the men on routine patrols. All three were also ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Collaborative partnership for farming and fishing health and safety tender

    Grain industry participants are advised of a call for tender by the Collaborative Partnership for Farming and Fishing Health and Safety. The goal of the Partnership is to improve the health and safety of workers and their families in the farming and fishing industries across Australia. The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is seeking a research provider to undertake a ...

  • Iceland raises cod and haddock quotas

    ICELAND is raising its cod and haddock quotas later this year – which is good news for UK fish buyers, especially those based on the Humber. The decision will also help to offset the impact of expected reduced catches from the Barents Sea, if the ICES recommendations are accepted by Norway and Russia. The Humber is one of Iceland’s largest customers for cod, haddock and other ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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. ...

  • Fertilizer run-off killing Gulf of Mexico marine life

    Improved management of crops and perennials could go a long way toward alleviating the problem of hypoxia, which claims thousands of fish, shrimp and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico each spring. An assessment by a team led by Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division concludes that low oxygen levels in water, or hypoxia, causes problems throughout the ...

  • Aquaculture Handbook Featured on U.S. Consulate Karachi Website

    The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health’s (WISHH) recently released Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan was featured on the U.S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistanwebsite. ...

  • EcoSea Announces Launch of Japan-based Operations and Subsidiary

    Osaka, Japan–EcoSea announced the launch of its Japan-based operations, the newly formed company is a 100% subsidiary of EcoSea Farming SpA, an Aquaculture Technology Service Company with headquarters in Puerto Montt Chile. Through its state-of-the-art technology including a globally unique off-shore farming aquaculture system utilizing UR30ST* copper alloy mesh. EcoSea will provide ...


    By EcoSea Farming SpA

  • Researchers investigate ultra-low Mediterranean nutrient levels

    Researchers at Haifa University’s Marine Biological Station in Israel are exploiting the ultra-low detection limits of advanced laboratory equipment to measure extremely low nutrient concentrations in marine water. The University’s Prof. Krom says: "We work in the Eastern Mediterranean which has the lowest regional concentration of dissolved nutrients anywhere in the global ocean. We ...


    By SEAL Analytical, Inc.

  • Nature`s answers to the sanitation challenge

    At a prison on the East coast of Africa, in-mates are pioneering a sanitation project that is working with nature to neutralize human wastes. The initiative, involving the development of a wetland to purify sewage, is expected to cost a fraction of the price of high-tech treatments while also triggering scores of environmental, economic and social benefits. Apart from wastewater management, the ...

  • Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release15 May 2012 at 9:30 am (EET) Neste Oil produces premium-quality NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL ...


    By Neste

  • Managing nutrients presents both challenges and solutions to food security

    As global populations increase, a growing demand for food can be achieved through sustainable production and use of fertilizers which if not managed correctly will impact food security as well as water quality and availability, fisheries and biodiversity, says a report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, Building the Foundations for Sustainable Nutrient ...

  • USSEC conducts cage aquaculture production cost management seminar in the Philippines

    USSEC conducted a cage aquaculture production cost management seminar for the Chinese staff and managers of Sahara Feeds Corp. Milkfish Cage Farm in Taal Lake, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines on December 7. USSEC Philippines Technical Manager – Aquaculture Levy Manalac discussed how to manage and save on cage aquaculture production cost with the proper use of extruded floating feed and good ...

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