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New Technology Tracks Fish in Kenyan Lakes | Aquaculture Directory

New Technology Tracks Fish in Kenyan Lakes | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
New technology has been launched in Kenya to track fish and assist fishermen identify fish-rich areas in Lakes Turkana, Baringo, Victoria and Naivasha.
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Cork trawler owners deny facilitating illegal immigrants | Aquaculture Directory

Cork trawler owners deny facilitating illegal immigrants | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Men on trial for hiring two Filipino fishermen without having an employment permit 

Two trawler operators have gone on trial for hiring two Filipino fishermen after an investigation into the recruitment of non-EU fishermen in Ireland. 

Owners of the Labardie Fisher, Leonard Hyde (62) from Crosshaven, Co Cork and Pat O’Mahony (50), from Kinsale, Co Cork each denied two separate charges when they appeared at Cork District Court.
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Chesapeake Bay advocates alarmed by plan that could open oyster sanctuaries to watermen | Aquaculture Directory

Chesapeake Bay advocates alarmed by plan that could open oyster sanctuaries to watermen | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Some of the Chesapeake Bay's most densely populated oyster sanctuaries could be opened to periodic harvesting under a plan being floated by state officials, setting up more conflict between alarmed environmentalists and watermen seeking to make a living. 

Neither side is pleased with the first draft of a new map of sanctuary boundaries in Maryland's share of the bay. While watermen would gain some territory they ceded when a state oyster restoration strategy launched in 2010, dredging would be banned in other areas that are now open to harvesting.
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Paua industry welcomes extension of Kaikoura closures | Aquaculture Directory

Paua industry welcomes extension of Kaikoura closures | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The New Zealand paua industry has welcomed today’s announcement that the shell fishery closure at Kaikoura and eastern Malborough is to be extended beyond three months. 

Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, has announced that the closure, which was made under emergency regulations, will see the fishery fully protected until at least November 20.
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International drive to increase aquaculture SME innovation | Aquaculture Directory

International drive to increase aquaculture SME innovation | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
An international partnership met in Reykjavík today to scope out a new Aquaculture Innovation Network for the Northern Periphery and Arctic (AINNPA) aimed at improving innovation support for remotely located aquaculture businesses and, in turn, enabling demand-driven products and services.   

Supported by the Interreg NPA programme via the European Regional Development Fund, AINNPA brings together innovation experts from the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland, and is led by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), located at the University of Stirling.
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Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick | Aquaculture Directory

Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
New Zealand¹s albacore tuna troll fishery has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification is valid for a period of 5 years and requires annual audits to ensure the fishery maintains its high level of performance. 

MSC Program Director for Oceania, Anne Gabriel, has congratulated the New Zealand albacore tuna fishery.
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Recreational fishers urge authorities to act on contaminated, imported prawns being used as bait | Aquaculture Directory

Recreational fishers urge authorities to act on contaminated, imported prawns being used as bait | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Recreational fishing lobby group Sunfish Queensland has backed industry calls for a recall of imported prawns from retail outlets after it was revealed more than half of product tested was contaminated with white spot disease. 

The importation of green prawns into Australia was suspended in January, but prawn farmers have accused the Federal Government of failing in its duty of care to protect the industry because diseased prawns are still being sold.
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Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Expands Equipment Line | Aquaculture Directory

Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Expands Equipment Line | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture has been named the exclusive distributor of OysterGro® turnkey aquaculture systems in Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island and Virginia. 

The announcement was made in advance of Aquaculture America, February 19-22, in San Antonio by Hoopers Island President Ricky Fitzhugh and Vice President Johnny Shockley along with OysterGro® BBI Group Vice President Steen Gunderson.
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ASEAN fish production to rise Policies and technology needed to ensure sustainability | Aquaculture Directory

ASEAN fish production to rise Policies and technology needed to ensure sustainability | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A new report from WorldFish projects that fish production in ASEAN countries will reach 24% of global output by 2030. “Fish to 2050 in the ASEAN Region” says that policies to promote sustainable aquaculture expansion and law enforcement in fisheries management are critical to ensuring sustainable growth in both sectors. 
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Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood | Aquaculture Directory

Bristol Seafood Named ‘2016 Vendor of The Year’ by Santa Monica Seafood | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Bristol Seafood is pleased to be named the “2016 Vendor of the Year” by Santa Monica Seafood, a leading supplier of quality fish to Albertsons/Vons and other West Coast companies. 

Roger O’Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood noted, “We chose Bristol Seafood as our Vendor of the Year because they epitomize a great vendor partner.  They have a very high fulfillment rate, little to no quality issues, and they are great at not only providing us market data, but also presenting us several options before we make a strategic purchase. 
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Foreign Workers in Hawaii May be Catching Seafood Illegally | Aquaculture Directory

Foreign Workers in Hawaii May be Catching Seafood Illegally | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Hawaii authorities may have been violating their own state laws for years by issuing commercial fishing licenses to thousands of foreign workers who were refused entry into the country, The Associated Press has found. 

About 700 of these men are currently confined to vessels in Honolulu without visas, some making less than $1 an hour. They work without most basic labor protections just a few miles from Waikiki's white sand beaches, catching premium tuna and swordfish sold at some of America's most upscale grocery stores, hotels and restaurants.
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Price of fish and chips may rise as Iceland fishing strike hits UK supply | Aquaculture Directory

Price of fish and chips may rise as Iceland fishing strike hits UK supply | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The price of fish and chips could rise in the coming weeks as a strike by Icelandic fishermen threatens the UK's supply of fresh cod and haddock. 

The dispute, which centres on Icelandic trawler men wanting a larger share of the value of their catch, is now hitting the UK fishing industry, with Grimsby hit particularly hard by reduced stock levels. 
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Could Mariculture Morph into a Billion-Dollar Industry for Alaska? | Aquaculture Directory

Could Mariculture Morph into a Billion-Dollar Industry for Alaska? | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture industry expansion.

An 11-member task force created last February by Governor Bill Walker is working towards putting a comprehensive report on Walker's desk by next March. The group, which has been meeting regularly, also has attracted interest from Alaskans who want to serve on advisory committees.
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Canada should adopt Seafood Traceability Rules, says Group | Aquaculture Directory

Canada should adopt Seafood Traceability Rules, says Group | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The European Union and other jurisdictions have rules to ensure that seafood comes from sustainable sources and is caught through fair practices. But there has been fraud. In response, the United States has issued new traceability rules.
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Bantry Bay fish farm oral hearing: Fears over jobs, pesticides, and threat of disease in fish population | Aquaculture Directory

Bantry Bay fish farm oral hearing: Fears over jobs, pesticides, and threat of disease in fish population | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A hearing into objections against the granting of a licence for a salmon farm in Bantry Bay has heard that, were the development to go ahead, it could prove a “tipping point” for local families who have fished the area for generations. 

The two-day hearing into the granting of the licence to Marine Harvest heard from a number of the 14 appellants and from the company itself, which was appealing on different grounds.
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Hawaii Bill on Commercial Fishing Advances | Aquaculture Directory

Hawaii Bill on Commercial Fishing Advances | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A Hawaii committee has advanced a bill that seeks to provide more oversight of the commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found hundreds of foreign fishermen confined to boats and some living in subpar conditions. 

The proposal advanced Tuesday would require fishing boat owners who want a commercial license to provide a copy of employment contracts with every fisherman on board before the state grants a license.
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CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries | Aquaculture Directory

CDFW to Host Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented, in addition to the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries.
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Aquamor Announce Strategic Global Collaboration Agreement with Europharma As | Aquaculture Directory

Aquamor Announce Strategic Global Collaboration Agreement with Europharma As | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Agreement covers various technologies for the Salmon industry 

Stockton STK specializes in the development and marketing of botanical based biopesticides, and Europharma AS develops, produces, packages, and distributes pharmaceuticals and fish feeds, today announced that the companies have entered a Global Exclusive development and distribution agreement of the Aquamor products’ family. The agreement covers various botanical based solutions for the Salmons industry.
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New salmon deheader introduced at Salmon ShowHow | Aquaculture Directory

New salmon deheader introduced at Salmon ShowHow | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Marel has developed a new salmon deheader – the MS 2720 – that minimizes manual handling and improves quality and yield. 

The new MS 2720 automatic deheading machine for salmon was exhibited at the annual Marel Salmon ShowHow in Copenhagen on February 8, 2017. This innovative system is still in its pre-release phase and Marel is working with key salmon industry operators to finalise its development.
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Maryland, Industry Show Support for Seafood Marketing Bill | Aquaculture Directory

Maryland, Industry Show Support for Seafood Marketing Bill | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
During a visit to the Eastern Shore on Monday, Governor Larry Hogan and Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder toured the J.M. Clayton crab processing plant in Cambridge in support of House Bill 120, which would move the state’s seafood and aquaculture marketing program from the Department of Natural Resources back to the Maryland Department of Agriculture. 

During the visit, Governor Hogan gave brief remarks and unveiled a new logo concept for “Maryland’s Best Seafood.”
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Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research | Aquaculture Directory

Deepwater Group welcomes Kermadec research | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The discoveries of new species made by NIWA on a 20-day scientific voyage to the remote Kermadec region have been welcomed by deep sea fishers, who encourage further scientific exploration of this vast untouched ocean northeast of New Zealand.   
George Clement, Chief Executive of Deepwater Group, said industry has long recognised the conservation values of this large area, untouched by human activities. 
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Canadian food banks turn to farming amid declining donations | Aquaculture Directory

Canadian food banks turn to farming amid declining donations | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In a bid to make up for a shortfall of high-quality nutritious food, some Canadian food banks are growing their own produce – and even farming fish. 

The Mississauga Food Bank recently launched AquaGrow Farms, where tilapia is being raised in tanks and lettuce is raised through hydroponics, or without soil. Executive director Christopher Hatch said the Ontario food bank is the first in Canada to be producing its own fish.
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Arctic Charr Added to BAP Program with Certification of Iceland Processing Plant | Aquaculture Directory

Arctic Charr Added to BAP Program with Certification of Iceland Processing Plant | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Íslandsbleikja, Iceland’s first processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early February. Íslandsbleikja is also the world’s first Arctic charr facility — processing plant, farm or hatchery — to earn BAP certification.
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Aker BioMarine to Build New Krill Vessel | Aquaculture Directory

Aker BioMarine to Build New Krill Vessel | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Aker BioMarine has awarded a contract to VARD to build a state-of-the-art krill fishing vessel that will fish in the Antarctic. 

“This is the largest single contract VARD has ever received for a fishing vessel, and we are very happy to have entered a shipbuilding contract with them. This will also contribute to securing Norwegian jobs in the future,” says Webjørn Eikrem, EVP Production and Supply Chain at Aker BioMarine.
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South Koreans top consumers of seafood: FAO report | Aquaculture Directory

South Koreans top consumers of seafood: FAO report | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
South Koreans were found to be the top seafood consumers among 24 countries with high demand for the products, a report showed Monday. 

Statistics contained in "The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture" from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that South Koreans consumed an average 58.4 kilograms of seafood a year per person in the 2013-2015 period, ranking it No. 1 among the countries measured by the organization.
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Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event programme | Aquaculture Directory

Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event programme | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
We selected 10 innovations to attend the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event on 22 and 23 February 2017 in the Netherlands. The finalists have a diverse background and originate from North America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
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