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Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm
Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a profit. Last year, Aqua-cage Fisheries acquired a Deep Trekker remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform a multitude...
COFI 32 Concludes, Discusses Aquaculture and Blue Growth
The 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) has concluded with participants welcoming the entry into force of the Agreement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing (PSMA). The meeting also featured discussions on aquaculture, food security and blue growth, among other issues. COFI 32 celebrated the PSMA`s entry into force during a special event, with several countries stating that...
USSEC Works with Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on its Aquaculture Development Plan
USSEC recently met with the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in Diliman, Quezon City to learn their plans and program for the country’s aquaculture sector over the next five years. The head of the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Division presented the newly approved “Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan Medium-Term 2016-2020” (CNFIDP 2016-2020) to USSEC, after months of consultation from various...
Korean Soy Industry Hears about U.S. Soy Sustainability at USSEC Seminar
USSEC hosted a sustainability seminar, “New Call on the Food Supply and Demand Chain,” in Seoul, South Korea on June 8, targeting the crushing, soy food and feed industries. The objective of the seminar was to highlight what sustainability is, why sustainability matters and will matter to the food security and food safety of Korea, and how sustainability is being pursued within the global food supply chain. More than 40 people attended the seminar from the targeted industries, along with representatives...
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, but India lacks the technological knowledge to produce this fish. USSEC Deputy Regional Director – ASC P.E Vijay...