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Strengthening valued partnerships, building new markets: MSC releases new five year strategic plan | Aquaculture Directory

The Marine Stewardship Council, created to improve the health of the world's oceans by building markets for sustainable seafood, released its new strategic roadmap towards that mission for the next five years.
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Dynamic System Announces SIMBA Traceability & Production System for Aquaculture Industry « Aquaculture Directory

Dynamic System Announces SIMBA Traceability & Production System for Aquaculture Industry « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Dynamic Systems, Inc., a Kirkland, Washington leader in Barcode Traceability Systems for Seafood Processors launches SIMBA for Aquafarming and Fish Farms. The SIMBA Line of Traceability & Production Software are designed to provide seafood processors the ability to handle, label and track their products faster and more accurately.
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Researchers Identify Widespread Parasite in Alaska Scallops « Aquaculture Directory

Researchers Identify Widespread Parasite in Alaska Scallops « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A lot of Alaska’s scallops are sick, and scientists are trying to figure out why. Alaska’s scallop fishery is a small one; in recent years it has included four boats, with just one operating in Kamishak Bay in Lower Cook Inlet. The rest operate out of Kodiak on grounds stretching from Yakutat to the Bering Sea.
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Europharma head back to old stomping ground to help future leaders of the aquaculture industry « Aquaculture Directory

Europharma head back to old stomping ground to help future leaders of the aquaculture industry « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Europharma, one of the world’s leading developers of fish health and welfare programmes, has visited the University of Stirling to help students explore career paths in the aquaculture industry. 

Two members of Europharma attended the Aquaculture Careers 2017 Event and are former graduates of the university’s Institute of Aquaculture. Fraser Howarth, Sales Support Administrator of the company’s Fishguard product and Sean Black, Fish Health Advisor of Europharma both spent time at the aquaculture hub before embarking on their careers with the Clydebank-based company.
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AquaBioTech Group awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award « Aquaculture Directory

AquaBioTech Group awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The AquaBioTech Group has been awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for the development of the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Centre for Marine Research (Phase 2). The AgraME │AquaME │ VetME Awards is a prestigious competition held in Dubai organised by Informa Exhibitions parallel to the AgraME │AquaME │ VetME events and endorsed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change & Environment.
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Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains « Aquaculture Directory

Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
International guidelines on catch documentation schemes approach the finish line 

An FAO-led push to establish internationally agreed standards that can guide the development of catch documentation schemes aimed at keeping illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward.
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Nutreco publishes sustainability report « Aquaculture Directory

Nutreco publishes sustainability report « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In 2016, Nutreco has made steady progress against its sustainability objectives. The launch of Nuterra, Nutreco’s new sustainability programme was an important milestone. 

Aligned with and contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Nuterra sets out a more focused sustainability strategy and provides tools to implement it throughout the entire organisation. The 2016 Sustainability Report was drafted according to the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards. It was awarded with third-party assurance by our independent auditors.
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Will the NC General Assembly Support Oyster Farmers? « Aquaculture Directory

Will the NC General Assembly Support Oyster Farmers? « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The state’s shellfish growers could receive a boost from Raleigh if the Marine Aquaculture Development Act becomes law, experts said. 

If passed, the bill would create a permitting process for aquaculture activities such as shellfish growing, while also requesting the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries ask the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fishery Management Councils to allow the work in the federal waters off the state’s coast.
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Orange roughy’s redemption celebrated at book launch « Aquaculture Directory

Orange roughy’s redemption celebrated at book launch « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The remarkable turnaround of New Zealand’s orange roughy fishery, long-hailed as an example of over-fishing, has been detailed in a book to be launched tonight in Wellington. The book Roughy on the Rise was written by Tim Pankhurst, former editor of the Dominion Post and now Chief Executive of the fishing industry’s peak body, Seafood New Zealand.
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U.S. imposes new seafood import rules to minimize harm to marine mammals « Aquaculture Directory

DFO says it's too soon to know what fisheries in Canada will be affected, local industry concerned 

The United States is now requiring proof that its seafood imports are harvested in a way that minimizes harm to marine mammals like whales — and that has concerned some members of Atlantic Canada's fishing industry.
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Cooke Aquaculture plans to relocate salmon farm to east of Ediz Hook « Aquaculture Directory

Cooke Aquaculture plans to relocate its Atlantic-salmon farming operation east of Ediz Hook because of the U.S. Navy’s pier project at the hook, Innes Weir, general manager, said Tuesday. 

“The Navy in its divine wisdom decided it was going to build a pier pretty much on top of where we farm,” he told Port Angeles Business Association members during their meeting Tuesday.
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Tampa Maid Foods Announces New Business Development Manager « Aquaculture Directory

Tampa Maid Foods, LLC is pleased to announce that Chantel Torres has been hired as Business Development Manager for the Southeast Region.  

Chantel will be responsible for developing and managing Tampa Maid’s foodservice distribution business and broker network in the Southeastern United States. 
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Skretting becomes the first global fish feed company to open a dedicated plant in the African country « Aquaculture Directory

The first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia has been constructed by Skretting Africa to assist the country’s fast-growing aquaculture industry reach its full potential. The investment is part of Skretting’s 75/25 joint-venture with African Century Foods (ACF) for the production, sale and distribution of tilapia feed that was announced last year.
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Lidl Portugal Reinforces Policy on Sustainable Fish « Aquaculture Directory

Lidl Portugal has published a set of standards to promote the distribution and consumption of sustainable fish. 

The supermarket chain has stated that it is the first in Portugal to guarantee that all of its cod comes from sustainable fishing and holds Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
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New funding to explore the impact of Brexit on UK fisheries policy « Aquaculture Directory

New funding to explore the impact of Brexit on UK fisheries policy « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A collaborative research project between the University of Aberdeen and University of the West of Scotland (UWS) focusing on the process and consequences of the UK leaving the European Union is among only 25 to be awarded highly competitive funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of The UK in a Changing Europe initiative.  

The project explores UK Fisheries Policy Post-Brexit
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Wisconsin Home to Nation’s First Indoor Atlantic Salmon Farm « Aquaculture Directory

Wisconsin Home to Nation’s First Indoor Atlantic Salmon Farm « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
On the hilltop above the I-94 exit to Northfield sits a high-tech building that houses Superior Fresh, the first indoor Atlantic salmon farm in the U.S. 

Chief operating officer Brandon Gottsacker touts the cutting-edge nature of the aquaculture facility.
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MASTS success rewarded with further five years of funding « Aquaculture Directory

MASTS success rewarded with further five years of funding « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) is delighted to announce that it has secured a further five years of funding from the Scottish Funding Council enabling it to continue its important work through to 2022.
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European Launch of 3rd Generation Supra HDPE Netting at Seafood Expo Global « Aquaculture Directory

Following the successful launch of its Supra HDPE Netting during the offshore conference in Ensenada, Mexico and its North America presentation during the Seafood Expo in Boston, Fibras Industriales S.A., commercially known as FISA will introduce it’s 3RD generation netting to the European market at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels. 

FISA will have a stand together with Sea Protein S.A., its sister company dedicated to scallop farming, in Hall 7 Stand 7-1749
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In Bangladesh, people are eating more fish but getting less nutrition from it « Aquaculture Directory

In Bangladesh, people are eating more fish but getting less nutrition from it « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
People in Bangladesh are now eating 30% more fish than they did 20 years ago, but they are getting a smaller amount of important nutrients from it, a new study shows. Fish is widely known as a healthy food, rich in protein and other nutrients, so how can this be? Well, it comes down to the types of fish available for people to eat.
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Super Bowl Coming to Atlanta Prompts Shift in 2019 IPPE Show Dates « Aquaculture Directory

Super Bowl Coming to Atlanta Prompts Shift in 2019 IPPE Show Dates « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Super Bowl is coming to Atlanta in 2019. As a result, the show dates for the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be moved to February 12 – 14, 2019. IPPE will continue to be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., and all IPPE contracted hotels will still be available as normal.
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Why Canada’s Seafood Market Is So Bad, And Costs So Much « Aquaculture Directory

Why Canada’s Seafood Market Is So Bad, And Costs So Much « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Imagine a fish market, clean and bustling, where the molluscs on display include a half-dozen varieties of live clams, a dozen different types of oysters and cockles, and diver scallops sporting shells the size of saucers. 


The display includes langoustines, turbot and Dover sole from the North Sea, but there are also innumerable Canadian products in the mix: bluefin tuna, both belly and loin, as well as albacore, Atlantic lobster, Dungeness and snow crab, sea urchin and king salmon, to name just a few.

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Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin « Aquaculture Directory

Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Lake Victoria, surrounded by Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, is the second largest freshwater lake in the world and of key socio-economic importance for the region, supporting a population of around 30 million, through large scale fishing, agriculture, tourism and other local industries. 

Despite its crucial importance, Lake Victoria has suffered the consequences of overexploitation of its resources (mainly fish stocks) and alarming pollution.
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Marine Harvest signs €2.5m Galway deal « Aquaculture Directory

Marine Harvest Ireland has signed a deal worth €2.5million with Mannin Bay Salmon Company Ltd to grow organic salmon on sites in Bertraghboy Bay in Galway. 

The five-year agreement will see collaboration on the production of three crops of salmon meaning continuity of supply for local processor, Kilkieran Salmon and Marine Harvest Ireland’s Rinmore Processing plant in Donegal.
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Upcoming Meetings Will Address Federal Fisheries Management Issues « Aquaculture Directory

Fishermen and others interested in federal fishery management issues will want to mark their calendars for upcoming meetings that may affect fishing for snapper grouper, mackerel, cobia, dolphin and wahoo, as well as policies affecting essential fish habitat and ecosystem-based management and the harvest of spiny lobster.
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Atlantic region trade barrier for snow crab survives Canada Free Trade Agreement « Aquaculture Directory

Snow crab restrictions remain in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador 

One of the biggest interprovincial trade barriers in Atlantic Canada — restrictions on the export of live snow crab between three provinces — was exempted from the Canada Free Trade Agreement unveiled Friday in Toronto.
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Scientists getting Greenshell™ mussels to breed in captivity « Aquaculture Directory

Warm Baths and Good Vibrations - how unlocking the private lives of Greenshell™ mussels could be worth $200 million to the New Zealand economy 

Scientists have used some surprising and ingenious methods to get Greenshell™ mussels to breed in captivity and their efforts could soon be worth $200 million a year to the New Zealand economy.
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