Adrian Forbes

SNP Event Draws Bumble Bee, High Liner and Others to Table

seafoodNutrition_logoThe Seafood Nutrition Partnership, a U.S. based non-profit organization, is sponsoring a public education event in various cities across the U.S. to raise awareness about the essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood…

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Indian Seafood Exports: A Revenue Report

seafood-exportsIndia exported a record one million tonnes of sea food in financial year 2014-2015. Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA_ Chairman Leena Nair said that sea food exports crossed all previous records in quantity, rupee value and USD terms…

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Vegetarian Fish Food Development in California

vegetarianFishFoodA video by Bloomberg Business highlights a California-based company’s development of the first completely vegetarian fish feed to be used commercially in the United States…

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Celebration of 20th Anniversary of Code for Sustainable Fisheries

05-17-2012seafoodThe United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) joins the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain and Conxemar in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the code of conduct for responsible fisheries. The sustainability and eco-certifying of fish products will be one of the main issues at the Congress…

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Celebrity Chef Poses Key Questions to Farmed Salmon Suppliers

moonenAlthough it took celebrity chef Rick Moonen “at least a decade” to warm up to the idea of featuring farmed fish on his menu at RM Seafood in Las Vegas, he has become a “convert of sorts” to farmed salmon. According to Moonen, there are ten key questions that buyers should pose to farmed salmon suppliers…..

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Culture-based Fisheries in Lao PDR and Cambodia

naca-logo3An article in the Network of Aquaculture Centre sub Asia Pacific says that culture-based fisheries (CBF) have been accepted as a useful development strategy for increasing food fish production and improving rural community life by most countries in Asia…

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South Korea: A Natural Location for Aquaculture Growth

By Chris Lee
ICA Country Manager and Project Manager Copper Aquaculture, South Korea

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A copper-alloy mesh cage in Goseong, South Korea

 

South Korea, a peninsula surrounded by the East, West and South Seas, is home to a growing aquaculture industry. In fact, commercial aquaculture has been practiced in the Korean peninsula for more than 300 years. Over the last 30 years the aquaculture industry has invested in the creation of optimal production systems to enhance global competitiveness throughout the country. Today South Korea maintains an abundance of fisheries resources along its coastline, extending about 2,413 km. With the decline of capture production over the last decade, South Korea has increased its reliance on aquaculture for finfish and other mariculture products. The majority of South Korean fish farms are located in the South Sea region.

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Copper-Mesh Update in Canada with Cermaq (formerly Mainstream, Canada)

By Bob Dwyer
Associate Director for Environment in the Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Initiative – International Copper Association

Cermaq Canada’s Plover Point farm on Vancouver Island has been using copper-alloy nets since 2012. Video and underwater photography of the copper-alloy nets can be seen on the Cermaq website news room. Water tests have shown that the copper-alloy mesh does not increase the amount of copper in the surrounding ocean and that copper mesh provides a permanent antifouling performance. Cermaq reports they are the first company in Canada to try the new copper-mesh technology, and it is working well. The first harvest of Atlantic salmon from these copper-alloy pens occurred in December 2014. Cermaq is now using copper-mesh pens for a second growth cycle.

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Nigeria: WECARD empowers 100 farmers on fish-rice-pig integration

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Nigeria: West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD), last week, trained no fewer than 100 farmers in integrated farming as part of poverty alleviation programmes.

The training, themed, ‘Poverty eradication and grassroots empowerment through integrated aquaculture development’, was anchored by the University of Ibadan, using Nikol Farm, on the Akobo-Olorunda road, Ibadan, as a demonstration farm.

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More than 100 farms transforming aquaculture towards sustainability

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The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And, in the last year alone it’s seen the number of farms in the programme double.

In August 2012 Regal Springs’ Toba and Kedung Ombo tilapia farms were the first globally to gain ASC certification. At the time, ASC only had operational standards for tilapia and pangasius. In 2013 the bivalve, abalone, salmon and trout standards were launched, followed by shrimp in 2014.

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