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  • 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

  • Research Study on China Aquaculture & Aquatic Feed Industry

    Since the reform and opening policies were introduced, aquaculture industry has been growing dramatically. In China, the output of aquaculture was up to 38.288 million MT in 2010 from 1.212 million MT in 1978, and the proportion in the total aquatic products output increased to 71.3% from 26.4%. Aquaculture distribution also changed significantly, from the traditional breeding areas of Yangtze ...


  • The way ahead for European aquaculture debated in Brussels

    Today and tomorrow the European Commission will be hosting a major conference in Brussels on 'European Aquaculture and its Opportunities for Development'. The purpose of the conference is to advance the debate on the sustainable development of European aquaculture, and in particular to examine the role that public authorities can and should play in this context. Around 200 delegates are expected ...

  • Low discard Faroese cold water prawn fishery wins MSC certificate

    The Faroese North East Arctic cold water prawn (Pandalus borealis) fishery has been MSC certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. The fishery certification was coordinated by Maresco A/S, a Danish company specialising in shellfish, and includes three Faroese vessels supplying around 4,500 MT of prawns from the Barents Sea and North East Arctic Ocean. Low bycatch and ...

  • Acidification may push already over-stressed Oceans into the red

    Rising C02 Concentrations Could Have Increasing Impacts on Key Fisheries and the Billions Depending Upon Them. The future impact of rising emissions on the health of seas and oceans may be far more wide-ranging and complex than was previously supposed, a new report released at the UN climate convention meeting in Mexico says. The study, entitled the Environmental Consequences of Ocean ...

  • Ocean Wise makes waves in seafood sustainability

    The Vancouver Aquarium is well recognized as an international tourist destination, but another equally important offering of ours focuses on impactful conservation, research, and education programs. One such initiative is the Aquarium's Ocean Wise program, a Canada-wide initiative that aims to enhance education about seafood sustainability and advance an ocean-friendly approach to seafood ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fisheries certification update: July 2013

    In the period since March, new fisheries of all sizes from around the globe have been newly certified to the MSC standard for sustainability. Spanish cooperative's artisanal shellfish fisheries certified Fisheries managed by the 400 member ...

  • 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 ...

  • World`s most comprehensive assessment of mangroves reveals threats & opportunities to global economy & the planet

    The first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries. About one fifth of all mangroves are thought to have been lost since 1980. Although losses are slowing at 0.7 per cent a year, the ...

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