Friend Of The Sea Certification For Tuna & Swordfish

Thursday, October 06, 2011 SRI LANKA - Alex Seafood yellowfin tuna and swordfish have been certified Friend of the Sea. This small 20 vessels fleet in Negombo, Sri Lanka uses the multihooks deepset line fishing method.

New Plans Set For Aquaculture

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 VIET NAM - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to review investment projects to draw up a plan to develop the fresh-water aquaculture sector through 2012.

Morpol acquires Cumbrian smoked salmon processor

September 27, 2010 - Morpol ASA have acquired a 100 per cent stake in Brookside Products Limited, a processor of smoked salmon based in Cumbria, UK....

Tilapia Mortality Blamed On Oxygen Depletion

January 5, 2011 VIETNAM - Tonnes of farmed red tilapia have died over the last week; too high a stocking density leading to oxygen depletion has been blamed.

Indian Shrimp Harvest A Success

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 INDIA - There has been a sharp rise in Indian shrimp production even though disease outbreaks, adverse weather and crop delays have hit global output.

Aquaculture industry continues to grow

September 27, 2010 - The aquaculture industry has been growing at a rate of 14 per cent annually over the last six years, establishing itself as one of the main productive activities which consequently employs a vast majority of people throughout the country, said the De...

12th Five-Year Plan For ’Shopping Basket’ Project

Thursday, September 29, 2011 CHINA - In 2015, Fuzhou will supply over 40 per cent of its vegetables, 50 per cent of its pork and 30 per cent of its eggs as well as fish to its urban areas.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Seafood Exports Rose 25.6 Per Cent

Friday, October 28, 2011 VIET NAM - In the first nine months of 2011, seafood exports in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province increased both in volume and value in spite of a shortage of material and high production costs.

Study on ISA virus has global impact

September 27, 2010 - The results of a study linking the infectious salmon anemia (ISA) virus that hit the Chilean salmon industry with a Norwegian strain of the disease is having an impact worldwide....

Tiger Shrimp Producers Warned About IMN

January 5, 2011 GLOBAL - Infectious myonecrosis (IMN) is spreading in shrimp-producing regions and farmers have been warned to keep a look-out for the symptoms as it can lead to heavy losses.

Seafood Cooperative Links Farmers & Processors

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 VIET NAM - Overproduction and scarcity of raw pangasius creates hardships for fish farmers due to unstable price. For security in fish farming, farmers need to sign fish purchasing contracts with local processors to ensure an outlet for their fish, says the Vietnamese Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers

New Species Enter Fishing Quota Mgt System

September 27, 2010 - NEW ZEALAND - Ministry of Fisheries Chief Executive Wayne McNee has announced catch limits and other management controls for two new species – bladder kelp and Patagonian toothfish – that will become part of New Zealand’s internationally-recognised Q...

Japan Praises Seafood Safety & Hygiene Conditions

Monday, October 03, 2011 VIET NAM - After inspecting some fish farms and processing facilities in Viet Nam, Japanese inspectors expressed good comments on food safety and hygiene conditions in the facilities. The announcement was made at the National Agro Forestry Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) meeting, 12 to 15 September 2011.

Floods Force Catfish Plants To Close Down

Thursday, October 27, 2011 VIET NAM - Around 70 per cent of all catfish processing plants in the Mekong Delta have been forced to shut down because of a severe raw material shortage caused by the ongoing floods.

Tracking Technology Raises Competitiveness

September 22, 2010 - VIET NAM - The seafood sector will begin applying hi-tech solutions to gain more information and trace the origins of its products, the fishing process and transport, aiming to raise its competitiveness in foreign markets....

Is Algae The Future Of Global Fish Feed?

January 5, 2011 GENERAL - The Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum (SARF), in association with Marks and Spencer, has commissioned new research to look at the potential to use seaweed (macroalgae) and other microscopic algae as commercially viable sources of raw materials to feed fish.

Consultation On Aquaculture Development In Asia

Monday, September 26, 2011 CHINA - The ICEIDA funded project on, ’Strategies for development of Asian reservoir and lake fisheries management’ concluded with a final consultation on lake and reservoir fisheries and aquaculture development in Asia.

Strong Thai Baht Slows Down Export Growth

September 22, 2010 - THAILAND - Despite the expansion of exports for 10 consecutive months, the appreciation of the baht has slowed down the export of some goods over the past month, a report from the Commerce Ministry said....

Collagen From Tilapia & Tambaqui Skin

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 COLOMBIA - Researchers in Colombia have discovered that collagen can now be taken from the skin of tilapia and tambaqui, through a unique new method.

OIE: New Outbreak Of Perkinsus Olseni Reported

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 VIET NAM - Another case of Perkinsus olseni effecting white clams has been reported to the OIE.