India Prices Increase on Shortages

Thus far in December 2015, shortages of Penaeus vannamei have caused prices to rise. Credit: http://goo.gl/6wKoPI

Tilapia: A Nutritious, Environmentally Friendly Fish

Often dubbed the ‘aquatic chicken’, farmed tilapia is now a staple in many parts of the world. A healthy source of protein, micronutrients and essential fatty acids, tilapia is now the fourth most consumed fish in the US and it is farmed extensively in China, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Brazil among many other countries, writes the WorldFish Center. Credit: http://goo.gl/XP2YYc

Lobster sales to EU drop

American lobster exports to the European Union (EU) have shown a declining trend for Christmas season due to a strong US dollar and a less-than-festive economy overseas but lobster fishermen enjoy a tide of good prices and landings. Credit: http://goo.gl/VEDzac

Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) Fishery, Farming Achieves Sustainability Certification

AUSTRALIA - The Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) fishery and farms have achieved an important milestone by being awarded the international Sustainability Certificate of the “Friend of the Sea,” a non-profit NGO which is the world’s largest certifier of seafood. Credit: http://goo.gl/5F0c0y

Salmon farmers lose USD 16 million in exports due to aviation strike

The recent strike carried out by aviation workers of Chile has added another problem to those already being faced by the national salmon industry, stemming from low export prices and profitability drop. Credit: http://goo.gl/TEGCEh

Shrimp fishery closed in Sergipe

Since last Sunday, and until 15 January, the shrimp fishery in Sergipe, in northeastern Brazil, will be closed. Credit: http://goo.gl/0tjtK3

Call for PhD Projects in Sustainable Feeds for Finfish

SCOTLAND, UK - The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) invite funding applications for PhD projects which consider biotechnology solutions to the supply of sustainable feed ingredients for the benefit of both the industrial biotechnology (IB) and aquaculture industries in Scotland. Credit: http://goo.gl/QXGScE

Ambitious goals to harness the potential of Angolan aquaculture

Aquaculture, considered one of food production sectors that is growing very fast in the world, is also boosting in Angola. Credit: http://goo.gl/2HSRYQ

CFOOD Seeks to ‘Set the Record Straight’ on Seafood Sustainability

US - When Pew Environment, an arm of the American-based non-profit Pew Trusts who seek to use ‘evidence-based, non-partisan analysis to solve today’s challenges’ tweeted an image stating about 90 per cent of the world’s fisheries are in decline, they were probably not expecting to be on the receiving end of an exasperated fisheries scientist. “Not 90 per cent in decline, 61 per cent fully fished + 29% overfished. Credit: http://goo.gl/lek2mj

Exopolymers in Hatcheries: An Overlooked Factor in Hatchery Hygiene and Feed Quality

Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS),1 or exopolymers, play vital roles in the productivity of commercial hatcheries, yet have received little attention in aquaculture outside of their role in the biofilters of recirculating systems, write A. Joycea and S. Uttingb, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Credit: http://goo.gl/TlL8jX

Scientists Develop Technique to Perform Fish Dietary Analysis

UK - Scientists have developed a technique to perform dietary analysis of fish by analysing microscopic tooth wear. Credit: http://goo.gl/N6KqK8

Floods impacting on shrimp production

Floods are affecting the formerly rising India’s seafood exports, which in the last years had increased by more than 60 per cent to reach INR 330 billion (USD 4,920 million). Credit: http://goo.gl/FpGPrH

AIPCE stresses pros and cons of ATQ Regulation

EU Fish Processors Association (AIPCE) has publicly welcomed the autonomous tariff quota (ATQ) system for the next three years because it considers it properly reflects market needs but regrets it disregards opportunities to support the sector innovation and growth. Credit: http://goo.gl/8sgKyR

Viet Nam Remains Japan’s Biggest Shrimp Supplier

VIET NAM - Statistics from the International Trade Center (ITC) showed that Vietnam remained the leading frozen raw shrimp supplier to Japan. It was followed by Thailand, Indonesia and India, respectively. Credit: http://goo.gl/rcrfcn

Exopolymers in Hatcheries: An Overlooked Factor in Hatchery Hygiene and Feed Quality

Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS),1 or exopolymers, play vital roles in the productivity of commercial hatcheries, yet have received little attention in aquaculture outside of their role in the biofilters of recirculating systems, write A. Joycea and S. Uttingb, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Credit: http://goo.gl/TlL8jX

Bacillus Probiotics Improve Hatchery, Nursery Production In EMS-Hit Mexico

In early 2014, a trial to evaluate the effects of a mixture of Bacillus strains on early mortality syndrome bacteria during the larviculture and nursery phases for shrimp was carried out at a commercial hatchery in Mexico, write Oliver Decamp et al. Credit: http://goo.gl/eCZjkj

FDA rejects eight contaminated Vietnamese shrimp entry lines

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported refusing a total of 129 seafood entry lines in November, 7 per cent of which were shrimp entry lines refused for reasons related to banned antibiotics. Credit: http://goo.gl/BDxKcV

United States The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii—Shrimp Broodstock

The business section of Hawaii’s Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA), a state agency that’s part of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, is where two of Hawaii’s largest shrimp broodstock facilities—Shrimp Improvement Systems and Moana Technologies—locate their production facilities.Credit: http://goo.gl/qQeO4U

India Shrimp Farms in the Southeastern States of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu Hit by the Heaviest Rains in a Century

Tamil Nadu has been hit the hardest. All highways into its capital, Chennai, have been closed. Thirty teams of the National Disaster Response Force and seven columns of the army are engaged in relief and rescue work. The Navy has also deployed boats and divers to rescue stranded people. Daily downpours threaten to worsen the already severe flooding situation around Chennai into early next week, after the city recently endured its wettest December day in more than 100 years of record-keeping, following one of the wettest Novembers ever. Credit: http://goo.gl/NUp4gp

Brazilian shrimp producer wins award

The award will be accepted by Camanor director, Werner Jost, at GAA’s GOAL 2015 conference on Thursday 29 October. Mr Jost will give a presentation after being presented with a plaque and a US $1,000 cash prize. Credit: http://goo.gl/3LFcCI