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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

New disease-resistant oyster to protect SA industry
26 June, 2019
Eyre Peninsula Tribune
Research to develop a resistance in pacific oysters to the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus will get a federal funding boost ...

 

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Ongoing Bonamia ostreae parasite monitoring welcomed by oyster industry
19 June, 2019
Stuff.co.nz
More than 2300 oyster cages were removed from 12 farms at Big Glory Bay in an attempt to prevent the spread of the parasite to the wild oyster fishery ...

 

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Seafood Watch releases assurance model covering aquaculture's environmental impacts
12 July, 2019
SeafoodSource
In an effort to address concerns about the environmental impacts of aquaculture to coastal habitats and biodiversity – as well as multiple sustainability ...

Aqua Nor
12 July, 2019
Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
SAIC will be showcasing the excellence of the Scottish aquaculture sector and sharing innovation insights at Aqua Nor, held in Trondheim. Innovation ...

Ecuador's shrimp farms to benefit from $200 million electrification loan
12 July, 2019
The Fish Site
This will, according to Ecuador News, improve shrimp productivity across Guayas, El Oro, Manabi, Esmeraldas, and Santa Elena provinces, as well as ...

How the 'Amazon of Fish' is digitizing America's largest fish market
12 July, 2019
Yahoo Finance
The narrative of businesses bringing operations into the 21st century can be rife with hyperbole, but for New York City's Fulton Fish Market, which was ...

Seafood industry seeks answers on post-Brexit trade
12 July, 2019
BBC News
Leaders of Scotland's seafood industry have told UK environment and food secretary Michael Gove more has to be done to safeguard exports after ...

Cooke Aquaculture Will Supply Lobster Bait In Maine
11 July, 2019
Huddle Today
Machiasport, U.S.A. – The Maine Department of Marine Resources has approved Cooke Aquaculture USA to sell whole blackbelly rosefish in the state ...

Striking gold: mining firm to invest in aquaculture in Sierra Leone
11 July, 2019
The Fish Site
A developed aquaculture sector, he said, would help Sierra Leone deal with major problems like the huge amounts spent on fish imports, and protein ...

China's major lake removes all aquaculture pens
11 July, 2019
Xinhua
NANJING - All the enclosures used for aquaculture have been removed in Taihu Lake, China's third-largest freshwater lake, in a ...

Massive shark fin haul into Hong Kong dodges global shipping bans
11 July, 2019
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two global shipping firms that have vowed not to transport shark fin products inadvertently moved a 40-foot container of the ...

Plant-based alternative seafood range TUNO hitting more UK retail shelves in 2019
11 July, 2019
SeafoodSource
Back in March, Loma Linda partnered with Walmart to bring TUNO products to 10,000 stores across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, and ...

Penang-based frozen seafood company eyes more overseas markets
11 July, 2019
Malay Mail
Penang-based frozen seafood company eyes more overseas markets ... “Australia is still our main market, followed by the United Kingdom and ...

All Costa Rica Rejects Incomplete and Inaccurate Official Report on Shrimp Trawling
9 July, 2019
The Costa Rica News
In Costa Rica, fish trawling is not new, but recently it has intensified and become more harmful. This type of action is also known by the names ...

India to fund an aquaculture boom
9 July, 2019
The Fish Site
India's Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, has announced plans to boost the country's burgeoning aquaculture sector through providing ...

Publix Ups In-Store Transparent Seafood Practices
9 July, 2019
Progressive Grocer
As part of its ongoing effort to support seafood sustainability, Publix Super Markets has further collaborated with Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ...

Mississippi shrimp season update
8 July, 2019
WLOX
Here to update us on how the 2019 Mississippi Shrimp Season is progressing is David Veal, Director if the American Shrimp Processors Association.

Fisheries University to launch cage fish farming to boost aquaculture plans
7 July, 2019
The New Indian Express
Tamil Nadu Dr J Jayalalithaa Fisheries University is all set to launch sea cage fish farming in the State to boost aquaculture activities.

Argentine fishing industry against granting facilities to the Chinese fleet in the South Atlantic
7 July, 2019
MercoPress
... some 350/450 foreign fishing vessels along Mile 201 is highly negative for conservation and straddling and highly migratory species such as squid.

VASEP: Việt Nam to gain growth in shrimp exports to EU
6 July, 2019
Viet Nam News
A processing line of shrimp at a factory of Minh Phú Hậu Giang Seafood Joint Stock Company. Việt Nam expects to gain growth in shrimp exports to ...

China develops semi-submersible aquaculture platform
5 July, 2019
Xinhua
BEIJING - China has developed a semi-submersible aquaculture platform that harnesses ocean wave energy, according to its ...

MMEA detains trawler, five Indonesian fishermen in Kota Belud
5 July, 2019
The Sun Daily
KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sabah detained a trawler with a skipper and four crew, all Indonesians, for ...

Plymouth lifejacket scheme to be rolled out across the UK
5 July, 2019
Plymouth Live
A total of £700,000 has also been allocated to provide fishers lifesaving training which Luke had also lobbied for after the loss of Plymouth trawlers ...

Honduran fishing boat sinks; 27 dead, 9 missing, 55 rescued
5 July, 2019
ABC News
Waly set out in weather not appropriate for fishing and was lost at least 40 nautical miles offshore. The Caribbean commercial fishermen's association ...

Foreign fishing vessels crowd PH waters
5 July, 2019
INQUIRER.net
More and more foreign commercial fishing vessels have entered the Philippines' fishing grounds, including its municipal waters, in the past few years, ...

Clean label additive can replace sulfites in prawns
5 July, 2019
FoodNavigator.com
Argentinian supplier DPAustral has developed an additive that prevents melanosis in prawns and other crustaceans, allowing manufacturers to tap ...

Texas could see a shortage of shrimp this year
4 July, 2019
KGNS.tv
According to the Texas Shrimp Association, the state brings in 40 to 50 million pounds of shrimp with premature shrimp, they expect 20 percent less ...

Aquaculture Can Boost Caribbean Economies And Replenish Fish Stocks- But Is This Just A Pipe ...
4 July, 2019
Forbes
Over the past five years, more than half of the 171 million tons of fish that has been supplied to the world for food has been obtained via aquaculture ...

2019 Seafood Expo Asia to feature product showcase, tasting kitchen, and “Seafood Party”
4 July, 2019
SeafoodSource
The world's premium seafood products, equipment, and services will be on display in Hong Kong once more during the 10th edition of Seafood Expo

Fishing boat operators to launch stir seeking action against foreign trawlers
4 July, 2019
The New Indian Express
The intrusion of foreign vessels has adversely affected both the traditional fishermen and the mechanised boats,” said general secretary T Peter.

Orkla divests seafood brand Glyngøre to Amanda Seafoods
4 July, 2019
FoodBev.com
Orkla Foods Danmark has offloaded its Glyngøre seafood brand to reduce its portfolio complexity and concentrate on prioritised categories. Glyngøre ...

Hake, squid and scallops will access EU free of tariffs as soon as deal with Mercosur becomes ...
4 July, 2019
MercoPress
Mercosur hake, squid and scallops, the big EU temptation will have tariff free access as soon as the accord is implemented

More work, less fish: Amount of fish caught for effort expended has declined since 1950
4 July, 2019
SeafoodSource
Global fishing fleets have exploded in size and power since the 1950s, even as it takes more and more effort to catch fewer fish, according to recent ...

Pork and seafood processors join forces
3 July, 2019
The Fish Site
Young's Seafood and Karro, a leading UK pork processor, have joined forces to create a group that will have sales of circa £1.2 billion and employ ...

CapVest acquires seafood company to create enlarged UK food group
3 July, 2019
Irish Times
CapVest, the London-based private equity company founded by Cavan man Seamus Fitzpatrick, has acquired Young's Seafood through one of its ...

Shellfish Aquaculture Act expected to boost economy
2 July, 2019
WWAY NewsChannel 3
The Shellfish Aquaculture act establishes shellfish enterprise area that will ease the permitting and re-leasing processes and ensure that the sites ...

Group from Micronesia explores possibilities of aquaculture
2 July, 2019
Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Fisheries officers from Kosrae, Micronesia, recently toured the University of Hawaii at Hilo's Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center to ...

BioMar looking to make Chinese fish farming greener
2 July, 2019
FeedNavigator.com
The Chinese producer has also invested in modern aquaculture technologies. The Danish feed company said it expects other fish farmers in the ...

Japan resumes commercial whaling for first time in 30 years
2 July, 2019
The Guardian
Japanese fishermen have set sail to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo's controversial decision to ...

Fisheries see surge in salmon
2 July, 2019
The Strategic Sourceror (press release) (blog)
From cod to haddock or lobster to shrimp, Americans love their seafood, with commercial fisheries netting 9.9 billion pounds of it in 2017 alone, ...

ASC launches flatfish and tropical finfish standards
2 July, 2019
The Fish Site
Flatfish are an important part of the live-fish retail trade in China and Korea and are high-end fresh fish in Southern Europe and Japan. ... Australian Barramundi Farmers Association) and NGOs (WWF Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, ...

Fire destroys total stock at East Mersea oyster fishery
1 July, 2019
BBC News
Thirty firefighters have tackled a blaze which caused severe damage to an oyster fishery. Essex fire service said it received 17 calls about smoke from ...

Bac Lieu promotes shrimp brand to the world
1 July, 2019
Nhan Dan Online
NDO – In order to promote the image and brand of Bac Lieu shrimp products to the world, on June 29, in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province, Bac Lieu ...

EU Lifts Warning Over Taiwan's Illegal Fishing
1 July, 2019
The Maritime Executive
The European Commission has announced that it will be lifting the “yellow card” warning it placed on Taiwan's seafood industry for illegal fishing.

Shellfish stocks 'under threat' as creel fishermen dub management a 'disaster'
1 July, 2019
The National
It's claimed that since the three-mile limit – which banned trawlers fishing close to the shore – was done away with by Margaret Thatcher undersized ...

Fishing ban: Vasco MLA seeks strict surveillance
1 July, 2019
The Navhind Times
The Vasco MLA disclosed that he had received several complaints, alleging some trawler and canoe owners of Vasco Bay venturing into the sea for ...

Law change will make it easier to ship Maine sea urchins
1 July, 2019
WABI
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - Supporters of Maine's sea urchin industry say a federal law change will make it easier to ship the seafood out of state.

Falklands' fisheries essential for Vigo's economy and fleet
30 June, 2019
MercoPress
“We are happy working in the Falklands, in collaboration with our partners and the local government, we are hoping for a good squid season.

Plant-based dietary supplements yield positive results in shrimp
30 June, 2019
The Fish Site
New research demonstrates that Pacific white leg shrimp fed low fishmeal diets supplemented with a plant-based additive had comparable growth and ...

Pink salmon set records at Southern AK Peninsula; Salmon updates
30 June, 2019
SitNews
(SitNews) - The biggest fish story for Alaska's salmon season so far is the ... $997,000 less for commercial fisheries management; 50% reduction in ...

CP Vietnam seeks 100 percent IFFO RS certified fishmeal by 2022
30 June, 2019
The Fish Site
Dr. Sujint Thammasart, DVM, Chief Operating Officer – Aquaculture Business of CP Foods, told that 100 percent of by-product fishmeal supplies to ...

Invasive mussels slam commercial fishery
29 June, 2019
Spartan Newsroom
For Purvis, based in Ontario, and a dwindling number of Great Lakes commercial whitefish fishers, the fishery has fallen on hard times. Whitefish have ...

Growing Dead Zone Imperils Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Industry
29 June, 2019
EDM Digest
NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Data Management division found monthly shrimp catches at “historic lows” early in 2018. For example, in January, “more than ...

Dried squids unsalable as Chinese traders change buying method
29 June, 2019
sggpnews
Earlier, consumption of dried purple-back squids was mainly through small traders and private exporters who bought dried purple-back squids and ...

Anti-Chinese protests in a Gambian fishing village show conflict of foreign investment in Africa
29 June, 2019
Quartz
The dispute is over a factory that produces fishmeal, a product obtained by drying and grinding fish or fish waste. It is usually sold as powder before ...

Climate change is killing our coastal gulf fisheries
28 June, 2019
AL.com
Marine life along the Gulf of Mexico is not doing well. Vast numbers of oysters, blue crabs, shrimp, and fin fish off coastal Louisiana, Mississippi and ...

Shrimp feed market demands spurring production equipment design
28 June, 2019
FeedNavigator.com
Clextral gave us the low down on fish and shrimp feed production trends behind extrusion equipment innovation at the Cologne feed processing show ...

Review of Atlantic halibut survey raises sustainability questions
28 June, 2019
CBC.ca
The commercial fishery takes place at different times and locations in Atlantic Canadian waters and Chapman said the results are almost the reverse ...

Duterte in U-Turn Says China Can't Fish Philippines Waters
28 June, 2019
Bloomberg
The Philippine leader, in a speech Wednesday night, said he can't stop China from fishing in his country's exclusive waters even if he wants to, ...

Can integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) make an IMPAQT in Europe?
27 June, 2019
The Fish Site
A new project, called IMPAQT, is attempting to reinvigorate the stagnant EU aquaculture sector by encouraging the adoption of more eco-intensive ...

New Aquaculture Innovation Centre seeks to work with other players on joint research
27 June, 2019
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - Food and beverage outlets providing food waste that can be used for fish feed is an example of partnership that the new Aquaculture ...

NaturalShrimp bets on new shrimp production methods
27 June, 2019
SeafoodSource
Bill Williams, CEO of NaturalShrimp, believes he's discovered the way the United States will produce shrimp – and perhaps other fish – in the future.

Long John Silver's to Launch 'Fishmas in July' Campaign for Summer
27 June, 2019
QSR magazine
Long John Silver's is celebrating summer, the peak seafood consumption season (besides Lent and Christmas) with a “Fishmas in July” campaign that ...

South Dakota Company Receives International Acclaim For Improving Feed Performance In ...
26 June, 2019
KTIC
The ingredient was designed to provide the aquaculture industry an effective and responsible alternative to reliance upon wild-caught stocks of forage ...

How Do We Sustainably Address The US Seafood Deficit?
26 June, 2019
Forbes
Is the U.S. aquaculture industry underperforming for non-economic reasons? Are there ways of ensuring food safety in a world where we important a ...

Having taken a toll in Chile, salmon industry arrives in Argentina
26 June, 2019
Mongabay.com
Argentina's National Aquaculture Project, signed with Norway in March 2018, aims to spur the development of the salmon industry in Tierra del Fuego, ...

FAIRR report IDs 10 biggest threats to aquaculture sector
25 June, 2019
SeafoodSource
ESG risks and opportunities in aquaculture,” identifies 10 ESG challenges that could hamper future growth of the USD 230 billion (EUR 201.9 billion) ...

Vietnam: Agro and aquaculture exports rise despite adversity
25 June, 2019
Prensa Latina
Until this first half of the year sales of agricultural products abroad grew between 2.7 and 2.9 percent, those of forestry by 4.53 percent and aquaculture ...

Britain's prawn farming pioneers
25 June, 2019
The Fish Site
Dougie Allen, a co-founder of Great British Prawns, explains what inspired him to establish the UK's first and only clearwater – as opposed to ...

Demand rising for seafood from British Columbia
25 June, 2019
SeafoodSource
Demand for farmed and wild seafood from British Columbia, Canada has been on the rise globally, according to presentations at the 2019 British ...

Maine university joins international aquaculture project
24 June, 2019
Houston Chronicle
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine university will play a role as the American representative in a new international aquaculture project funded by ...

Shrimp Market in China Continues to Grow
23 June, 2019
Communal News
The China shrimp market has witnessed positive growth in recent years on account of improving economic conditions, expanding middle-class and ...

Bangladesh bans sea fishing for all, affecting half a million people
22 June, 2019
thethirdpole.net
As of June 2019, Bangladesh has 253 trawlers — purpose-built to use trawl nets, owned by seafood industries and licensed to fish in areas beyond ...

Minnowtech receives $225K grant to bring imaging platform to shrimp farmers
22 June, 2019
Technical.ly
Shrimp farms that produce what we eat are largely found in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Ecuador, China and India. In Southeast Asia, Shahrestani ...

Cà Mau to spend $11.2 m on 'efficient farming' models
22 June, 2019
Viet Nam News
There are various models, including the rotation of rice and shrimp in the same field, super-intensive shrimp farming, and rice farming called “3 ...

Commercial fishers in BC now required to wear life jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC
22 June, 2019
OHS Canada
RICHMOND, B.C. – The organization that oversees worker safety in British Columbia is taking steps to reduce risks faced by commercial fishing crews.

California fishermen report the biggest salmon season in a decade
22 June, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
California commercial fishermen are reporting the biggest king salmon season in a decade, on the heels of three years of disastrously low catches ...

Storied seafood seller M. Slavin & Sons sinks beneath waves
22 June, 2019
New York Post
M. Slavin & Sons — a century-old fishmonger that was long one of New York's most dominant and sharp-elbowed — is finally going belly-up.

Marine / Three new pelagic trawlers for Shetland
21 June, 2019
Shetland News
THE Shetland pelagic fleet is set for further expansion with the arrival of three replacement pelagic trawlers this year. First in line is the Adenia (LK ...

First ASC Certified Rainbow Trout Oil Launched in Scandinavia
21 June, 2019
Aquaculture Stewardship Council
Health savvy Scandinavians will now be able to purchase the world's first fish oil made from ASC certified rainbow trout. The product is already being ...

Shrimp season opens with disappointing results
21 June, 2019
WLOX
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) -The opening of the 2019 shrimp season was as disappointing as expected for the shrimpers that dropped their nets beginning ...

Governor signs seafood labeling bill into law
21 June, 2019
KATC Lafayette News
The bill will require the labeling on menus and other signage of whether seafood, namely shrimp and crawfish, served in Louisiana restaurants is of ...

Oyster farming in Texas could bring $2 million in income to industry
20 June, 2019
KIIITV.com
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Oyster farming will be legal as of Sept. 1 after Governor Greg Abbot signed a bill. Oyster farming could mean more than ...

Seven trawlers leave Yantai, headed for Sierra Leone
20 June, 2019
SeafoodSource
Seven newly built fishing boats, including the “Lu Yan Kaiyuan Fishing 506” and “Lu Yan Kaiyuan Fishing 877” have set sail from Ba Jiao Port in ...

In troubled waters: 10 Chinese vessels found fishing illegally in Maharashtra
20 June, 2019
Hindustan Times
“The fleet also has other damaging illegal gear on board such as drifting gill nets, bottom trawl nets and dolphin attracting devices etc. Such vessels ...

MPEDA gives black tiger shrimp production a boost
20 June, 2019
The Hindu
Ending a decade's slide in the production of black tiger shrimps, Kerala is seeing a comeback, thanks to an initiative by the Marine Products Export ...

UNE to represent US in new international aquaculture consortium
20 June, 2019
Biddeford Journal Tribune
He said that UNE will partnering with the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research organization to fund travel to partner ...

Egypt ranks 8th internationally, 1st in Africa in aquaculture
20 June, 2019
Egypttoday
CAIRO – Egypt ranked eighth internationally, and first in Africa in the field of aquaculture, according to The Ministry of Agriculture on ...

First dedicated aquaculture input supply store opens in Zambia's Northern Province
20 June, 2019
FISH CRP - CGIAR
A new aquaculture input supply store has opened in Kasama in Zambia's Northern Province, providing crucial products and services to support the ...

Exporters find shrimp catch too much to process
20 June, 2019
The Hindu
Three species - white, tiger and brown prawns - were caught in the Palk Bay and the brown prawns, popularly known as Mandapam Flower Shrimp, ...

Canada becomes first G20 country to ban trade in shark fins
20 June, 2019
Reuters
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada passed a new law banning the import and export of shark fins, which also includes a requirement to rebuild depleted ...

North Batinah fishermen net huge oysters catch
19 June, 2019
Times of Oman
Muscat: Up to 9 tonnes of oysters have been collected by fishermen from North Batinah coasts, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has said.

Gunmen hijack 2 trawlers, seize 10 fishermen in Sabah
19 June, 2019
Mindanao Examiner
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Gunmen attacked two fishing trawlers in Sabah in Malaysia and seized 10 crew members in a daring assault at dawn Tuesday, ...

We cannot stop light fishing until you stop the Chinese trawlers - Fishermen to Fisheries Minister
19 June, 2019
GhanaWeb
Fishermen in Tema have threatened to do light fishing until the sector ministry clamps down on foreign trawlers doing illegal fishing in the Ghanaian ...

Japan Battles North Korean Squid Poachers
19 June, 2019
Newser
(Newser) – The Japanese coast guard says its patrol boats have been pushing back hundreds of North Korean boats trying to poach in fishing ...

Explorers find giant shrimp off southern US, and bigger ones are possible, NOAA says
19 June, 2019
Charlotte Observer
A “giant” shrimp longer than a human hand was encountered Sunday as part of an expedition to collect data “about unknown and poorly understood ...

CP to enter Sri Lankan shrimp sector
19 June, 2019
The Fish Site
The US$1.5 million deal, made through its indirect subsidiary, CPF India, will give the company access to Lotus' shrimp hatcheries, farms and cold ...

Chinese aquaculture project seeks to reverse sea-bed desertification
19 June, 2019
SeafoodSource
A city on China's heavily overfished Yellow Sea coast is seeking to create artificial reefs on an industrial scale as part of its plan for offshore ...

Central Asia countries make improvements in fisheries and aquaculture
19 June, 2019
Times of Central Asia
“Many of the countries in Central Asia have abundant inland water resources, namely rivers and lakes, which are suitable for freshwater aquaculture,” ...

Belfast Conflict Waves A 'Red Flag' For Dutch Firm Looking To Add A Third Fish Farm In Maine
19 June, 2019
Maine Public
Otherwise, he feels good about the prospects for a Kingfish Zeeland aquaculture venture in Maine. In the Netherlands, the 4-year-old company ...

Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan to allow Japan fishing
19 June, 2019
Yahoo News
Fish stocks are overexploited around the world, the UN's Food and ... mile) area roughly the size of Spain -- to commercial fishing from next year.

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council Requests Emergency Action for Commercial Mackerel ...
19 June, 2019
PerishableNews (press release)
The majority of comments focused on the need for an increase in the commercial king mackerel fishery off the southeastern coast of Florida during the ...

Alaska delegation Urges Administration's Support for Seafood Industry Embroiled in China Trade ...
19 June, 2019
Anchorage Press
“U.S. [seafood] producers and their customers have absorbed costs of the initial tariff increase, but this cannot be sustained in the long-term,” the ...

 

 

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