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New briefing details evidence of illegal fish transshipment at sea | Aquaculture Directory

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has released a briefing that details documented evidence of vessels illegally transhipping fish at sea, the connection between the transfer of fish and illegal “pirate” fishing and that exposes...
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Scottish North Sea Haddock Remains MSC Certified « Aquaculture Directory

Scottish North Sea Haddock Remains MSC Certified « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Scottish North Sea haddock fishery remains MSC certified despite concerns raised in the media due to fluctuating stocks. The fishery has strong management in place and has responded to ensure that catches remain sustainable.
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SAIC champions importance of regional growth sectors to UK Industrial Strategy « Aquaculture Directory

SAIC champions importance of regional growth sectors to UK Industrial Strategy « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has given evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee as one of a panel of expert witnesses consulted on the recently published Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy.
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Seafood DNA Traceability Program Aims to Guarantee Greater Transparency « Aquaculture Directory

Seafood DNA Traceability Program Aims to Guarantee Greater Transparency « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A first-ever ‘farm to fork’ program for shrimp production has been announced, offering consumers DNA based assurance on the origin and quality of shrimp. Through enhanced transparency the TraceBack program will also help promote ethical labour practices, which have been highlighted in the global shrimp industry.
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Salmon producers drive developments with feedback to fish health survey « Aquaculture Directory

Salmon producers drive developments with feedback to fish health survey « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Salmon producers in Scotland have provided insights to MSD Animal Health’s Aquaculture team thanks to its first fish health survey. 

The MSD Animal Health team produced an industry survey which was sent to a wide selection of customers and industry stakeholders in a bid to further develop industry insight and improve relationships.
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Scottish Food & Drink Industry Unveils New Vision to Double Size of Industry to £30 Billion by 2030 « Aquaculture Directory

Scottish Food & Drink Industry Unveils New Vision to Double Size of Industry to £30 Billion by 2030 « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry was unveiled today by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink. 

Food and drink has been Scotland’s best performing sector in recent years, with record export figures released last weekend and sales at home increasing rapidly too.
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Clearwater Seafoods Expands North American Product Lines « Aquaculture Directory

Clearwater Seafoods Expands North American Product Lines « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Clearwater Seafoods announced the launch of its 100 percent natural and wild-caught Arctic Surf Clams in two new convenient formats to the North American marketplace, as well as the addition of Rock Crab Claws and several new Norway Lobster product formats. Clearwater showcased Frozen Arctic Surf Clam Sushi-Ready Slices, Chopped Wild Arctic Surf Canned Clams, Rock Crab Claws and Norway Lobster at Seafood Expo North America (SENA) which took place March 19-21 in Boston.
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Santa Monica Seafood to Launch Fair Trade Certified Scallop Program « Aquaculture Directory

Santa Monica Seafood to Launch Fair Trade Certified Scallop Program « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Roger O’Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced that, after six months of intense effort and working closely with Bristol Seafood, Santa Monica Seafood’s primary scallop producer and 2016 Vendor of the Year, it is ready to begin distribution of its own, private-labelled Fair Trade Certified™ sea scallops.
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Linde Helps Spark Growth in Prepared Seafood & Aquaculture « Aquaculture Directory

Linde Helps Spark Growth in Prepared Seafood & Aquaculture « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Linde LLC is supporting two growing areas for the global seafood industry – prepared seafood and aquaculture – with technologies to improve quality and productivity. These two proprietary systems will be featured at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, March 19-21, booth #2074:
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MSC is the first global seafood certification to achieve GSSI recognition « Aquaculture Directory

MSC is the first global seafood certification to achieve GSSI recognition « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the first global sustainable seafood certification program to achieve recognition from the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), confirming it meets international requirements for credibility and rigour.
 
The GSSI benchmark, based on United Nation Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products, includes international performance indicators for governance, operational management, supply chain traceability and auditing.
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World’s first electrically powered boat for fish farming | Aquaculture Directory

World’s first electrically powered boat for fish farming | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The world's first battery-powered work boat for fish farming has been brought into operation in Norway. The "Elfrida" electric boat is used off the coast of Central Norway by Salmar Farming AS, a Norwegian salmon farmer. 

Siemens developed and supplied the complete electrical propulsion and control system to the local shipbuilding company, Ørnli Slipp.
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Best in the world, or leagues behind? It depends where you shop | Aquaculture Directory

Best in the world, or leagues behind? It depends where you shop | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Sainsbury’s has been named the "best sustainable seafood supermarket in the world" in a league table published today. The annual MSC Supermarket League rates British supermarkets on their sustainable seafood range.
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FISA to Launch Supra HDPE Netting at Seafood Expo North America | Aquaculture Directory

FISA to Launch Supra HDPE Netting at Seafood Expo North America | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Peruvian manufacturer Fibras Industriales S.A. (FISA) will be presenting its newly developed Supra HDPE netting during the Seafood Expo North America to take place in Boston between March 19th to 21st.  

This product is fruit of years of in house research and development based on feedback received from FISAs customers, that have used its PE netting for predator protection and fish cages since its introduction at the Aquasur trade show in Puerto Montt, Chile, in October 2014.
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Sticking his fish finger in a new pie! Leonardo DiCaprio invests in sustainable frozen seafood company  | Aquaculture Directory

Sticking his fish finger in a new pie! Leonardo DiCaprio invests in sustainable frozen seafood company  | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
It seems Captain Birdseye has a new rival targeting his stern. 

For it has emerged Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in a sustainable frozen seafood company. The jet-setting environmentalist announced he was investing some of his estimated $245 million fortune in Love The Wild on Tuesday.
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Seafood industry welcomes trade policy refresh « Aquaculture Directory

Seafood industry welcomes trade policy refresh « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The seafood industry has welcomed the government’s launch of its refreshed trade policy strategy. 

Prime Minister Bill English launched ‘Trade Agenda 2030’ this morning. 

Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Pankhurst said export trade was extremely important to the seafood industry, with exports for 2016 sitting at $1.8 billion across a diverse range of products and markets.
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GAA Spearheading Initiative to Reduce SRS in Farmed Salmon in Chile « Aquaculture Directory

GAA Spearheading Initiative to Reduce SRS in Farmed Salmon in Chile « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Together with Multiexport Foods S.A. (“Multiexport”), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui Tokyo”) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance is spearheading an initiative in Chile aimed at contributing to a reduction in the incidence of Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) in farmed salmon.
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German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel contract « Aquaculture Directory

German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel contract « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel.
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Rock Lobster Industry Again Shoulders the Burden « Aquaculture Directory

Rock Lobster Industry Again Shoulders the Burden « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Chief Executive of the NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council, Daryl Sykes, has expressed disappointment that rock lobster fishery management decisions announced today by the Minister of Fisheries have not extended to definite actions and deadlines in relation to widespread fish thieving on the east coast of the North Island.
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Chips are down for haddock: Plunging numbers could see fish and chip shop favourite increase in price  « Aquaculture Directory

Chips are down for haddock: Plunging numbers could see fish and chip shop favourite increase in price  « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The fish and chip shop favourite haddock is set to get more expensive after scientists discovered British stocks are lower than expected. The permitted catch of the fish from the North Sea and waters off the west of Scotland has been cut by 47per cent as a result.
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Blue Star Foods Launches Traceability and Data Collection Tools for Blue Swimming Crab in Indonesia « Aquaculture Directory

Blue Star Foods Launches Traceability and Data Collection Tools for Blue Swimming Crab in Indonesia « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Blue Star Foods, a leading Blue Swimming crabmeat producer & importer, in partnership with Wilderness Markets, a conservation finance & impact investment partner, is launching a cloud based fisheries data collection platform for the Blue Swimming Crab fishery in Indonesia. 

This innovative, mobile based data collection system integrates three components to provide a completely traceable supply chain. A geospatial boat tracking system provides “on the water” data for fishing duration, location and timing. Provided by Pelagic Data Systems, these units are uniquely suited for artisanal vessel tracking.
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Great American Seafood Imports Co. & Frequentz form Strategic Global Alliance « Aquaculture Directory

Great American Seafood Imports Co. & Frequentz form Strategic Global Alliance « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Great American Seafood Imports Company, in a strategic move to accelerate its continued growth measures, while building customer trust through supply chain transparency, has entered into a partnership with Frequentz Inc.  

As a global leader and champion of end-to-end supply chain visibility, Frequentz's robust track and trace system will provide Great American Seafood Imports Company improved technical ability to combat the effects of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and associate third party certification as well as fair labour recording.
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MSC seeks stakeholder input on sustainable fishing and traceability standards « Aquaculture Directory

MSC seeks stakeholder input on sustainable fishing and traceability standards « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Consultation includes proposed requirements for confirming the absence of forced labour, the ‘In transition to MSC’ program and mass balance requirements for fishmeal.

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its 2017 policy development round, opening up six areas of the MSC program to consultation from stakeholders. 

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Blue Circle Foods announces new vice president of business development « Aquaculture Directory

Blue Circle Foods announces new vice president of business development « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Former Whole Foods Market® Global Seafood Coordinator David Pilat joins pioneering company to further its mission to change the diminishing seafood landscape 

Pioneering sustainable seafood company Blue Circle Foods announces the hire of David Pilat as its new vice president of business development. Industry leader Pilat spent the bulk of his career as the first global seafood coordinator for Whole Foods Market.
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Strong seafood prices boost Atlantic Canada industry | Aquaculture Directory

Strong seafood prices boost Atlantic Canada industry | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
New Brunswick-based Cooke Aquaculture adds 38 trucks to fleet 

Seafood producers in Atlantic Canada are enjoying an extended period of high prices driven by the low Canadian dollar, problems at salmon farms in Europe and Chile, and an increasing demand from consumers in Asia.
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Air Products Introduces New Freshline® IQ Freezer at Seafood Expo | Aquaculture Directory

Air Products Introduces New Freshline® IQ Freezer at Seafood Expo | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
New Cryogenic Tunnel Freezer Designed for Increased Efficiency, Economy and Hygiene 

Air Products will introduce its new Freshline® IQ cryogenic tunnel freezer at Seafood Expo North America in Boston from March 19-21. The Freshline IQ freezer offers food processors continuous high throughput for a broad range of products with easy clean-up and minimal up-front capital investment.
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Geelen Counterflow has won the 2017 Breeam Award Offices New Construction | Aquaculture Directory

Geelen Counterflow has won the 2017 Breeam Award Offices New Construction | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In 2016 the office already achieved the highest ever BREEAM certification score worldwide; 99,94%. This time, the office had to compete in front of a panel of 6 judges. One of the main criteria was the replicability for other projects.
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