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Commissioner Damanaki to launch new online market intelligence tool | Aquaculture Directory

Commissioner Damanaki to launch new online market intelligence tool | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Commissioner Damanaki to launch new online market intelligence tool for fisheries and aquaculture
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Sea to Table® Launches the First National Home Delivery Service, Providing Exclusively U.S. Wild-Caught, Traceable, Restaurant-Quality Seafood Direct to Home Cooks « Aquaculture Directory

Sea to Table® Launches the First National Home Delivery Service, Providing Exclusively U.S. Wild-Caught, Traceable, Restaurant-Quality Seafood Direct to Home Cooks « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Sea to Table® is disrupting a broken food system by bringing the highest standard of wild-caught, sustainable, and traceable American seafood to discerning chefs, and now to home cooks throughout the United States with their new home delivery service.
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World first as Greenland halibut fishery gains MSC certification « Aquaculture Directory

World first as Greenland halibut fishery gains MSC certification « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The West Greenland offshore Greenland halibut fishery has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. This is the first MSC certified Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) fishery in the world and represents half of the total allowable catch (TAC) of the stock.
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Sanford Posts Stronger Net Profit « Aquaculture Directory

Sanford Posts Stronger Net Profit « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Sanford Limited has posted a 25% increase in net profit after tax to $19.0m for the six months ended 31 March, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. The Group reports improved revenue of $230.4m for the first half of its financial year, compared to $219.4m for the same period last year.
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Local firm takes over Elmina Fish Processing Plant « Aquaculture Directory

Local firm takes over Elmina Fish Processing Plant « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Elmina Fish Processing Plant has been officially handed over to a Ghanaian management firm, Raphael Spectrum Company Ltd. The facility was constructed by Expotec International Ltd of India at a cost of US$ 7.48 million with funding from the EXAM Bank of India.
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Canada-European Union Pact Worries US Lobster Industry « Aquaculture Directory

Canada-European Union Pact Worries US Lobster Industry « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Members of the U.S. seafood industry are fearful that Canada's approval of a new trade deal with the European Union will cause big problems for the American lobster business, just as the catch is hitting historic highs.
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Japan Joins Agreement to Fight Illegal Fishing « Aquaculture Directory

Japan Joins Agreement to Fight Illegal Fishing « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Japan, one of the world's largest fish importers, has joined 47 other governments in ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA)—an international treaty designed to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
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The ‘Amazon of Fish’ Wants to Get Americans Eating More Seafood « Aquaculture Directory

The ‘Amazon of Fish’ Wants to Get Americans Eating More Seafood « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
At midnight, the shore of Hunts Point–where the Bronx meets the East River–comes alive. Crew unload up to a million pounds of fish from shipping containers and haul them into the New Fulton Fish Market, a 700,000 square foot warehouse that replaced the original Fulton Fish Market, which operated in Lower Manhattan from 1822 until it was shuttered in 2005 and moved to the Bronx.
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Canada’s First Redfish Fishery Achieves MSC Certification as Sustainable « Aquaculture Directory

Canada’s First Redfish Fishery Achieves MSC Certification as Sustainable « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) are proud to announce Canada’s first redfish fishery to meet the globally recognized MSC Fishery Standard.  

With this achievement, Acadian redfish (Sebastes fasciatus), also known as Atlantic redfish or ocean perch, caught in Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Division 3LN, can now be sold as MSC certified by companies with MSC Chain of Custody certificates.
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Alaska Air Cargo Delivers 22,000 Lbs. of Copper River Salmon to Seattle « Aquaculture Directory

Alaska Air Cargo Delivers 22,000 Lbs. of Copper River Salmon to Seattle « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The season's first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines 737 this morning, marking the start of the summer salmon grilling season.
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Adding value to African aquaculture production « Aquaculture Directory

Adding value to African aquaculture production « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
BioMar Group has an increasing presence in Africa and is now launching a complete high performing range for tilapia and African catfish for African markets. 

Africa is a continent with huge demands for more food, produced in a responsible and sustainable way. “We believe that aquaculture is one of the answers to this demand”, said Ole Christensen, Vice President for BioMar’s EMEA division.
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Endangered catfish, national boundaries at threat under Mekong River blasting plan

Endangered catfish, national boundaries at threat under Mekong River blasting plan | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Environmental groups in Thailand are concerned about China's plan to blast shallow parts of the Mekong River to allow heavy shipping.
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Young’s Seafood Nominated for Prestigious Drum Marketing Award   « Aquaculture Directory

Young’s Seafood Nominated for Prestigious Drum Marketing Award   « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Young’s Seafood, the UK’s leading fish and seafood manufacturer, is delighted to announce that it has been nominated for a prestigious Drum Marketing Award.  Young’s ‘Date Night’ campaign for Gastro, the UK’s Number 1 Premium Frozen Fish Brand, has been nominated for the Integrated Strategy of the Year award.
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Climate Change Threatens Extinction for 82% of California Native Fish « Aquaculture Directory

Climate Change Threatens Extinction for 82% of California Native Fish « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California will likely become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue, ceding their habitats to non-native fish, predicts a study by scientists from the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
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Red Tide Prompts Maine to Close Many Clam Flats « Aquaculture Directory

Red Tide Prompts Maine to Close Many Clam Flats « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A large segment of the Maine coastline between Old Orchard Beach and Harpswell was declared off-limits to clam harvesting this week because of red tide, adding further restrictions to a much larger area that has been under a shellfish harvesting prohibition for more than a month.
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Supporting a new, golden age of aquaculture in Central America « Aquaculture Directory

Supporting a new, golden age of aquaculture in Central America « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Skretting brand will be officially launched in Honduras and Nicaragua this week. Skretting, the world’s leading producer and supplier of high-quality feed for farmed fish and shrimp, is launching the Skretting brand in Honduras and Nicaragua to support the growing need for sustainable shrimp feeds in both these important aquaculture markets and throughout Central America.
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Crystal Seafood ordered to pay back over $1 million in BP oil spill settlement case « Aquaculture Directory

Crystal Seafood ordered to pay back over $1 million in BP oil spill settlement case « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A shrimp company and its owners have been ordered to pay back over $1 million that was awarded to them through the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center (DHECC) as part of the BP settlement for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that claimed 11 lives.
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Aquaculture Gains Sustainability Cred « Aquaculture Directory

Aquaculture Gains Sustainability Cred « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The discussion over the opening of federally-owned public lands to more commercial purposes, or even selling some of them off entirely, is a hot topic this year. But what about areas of the oceans and seas that are also managed by the U.S. government? Recent federal agency decisions on future ocean development oceans could help boost food security here in U.S. – or they could reignite the heated farmed-versus-wild seafood debate.
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Santa Monica Seafood Hires Vice President of Procurement « Aquaculture Directory

Santa Monica Seafood Hires Vice President of Procurement « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Roger O’Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced that, as part of the Company’s continued restructuring of its Procurement department, Dave Harrison has been hired as Vice President of Procurement. 

Dave will lead and manage the Procurement department for the Company and his duties will include employee development and training; supplier management; strategic purchasing; supplier negotiations and contracting; development of supply management systems, procedures and analytics; and inventory management and control.
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First Baltic Sea sprat fishery certified « Aquaculture Directory

First Baltic Sea sprat fishery certified « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Latvian Fishermen’s Producers Organization (LFPO) has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard for their sprat fishery in the Central Baltic Sea. 

The LFPO fishery is the first Baltic Sea sprat fishery to become certified. Sprat is one of several stocks included in a multiannual management plan for the Baltic Sea that was adopted in 2016.
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MS Seafood Cookoff To Be Held May 25 « Aquaculture Directory

MS Seafood Cookoff To Be Held May 25 « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Twelve of the top chefs from across the state will compete Thursday, May 25, to be the king of Mississippi seafood. 

The eighth annual MS Seafood Cookoff will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. at CLIMB CDC, 1316 30th Ave. in Gulfport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
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Pangasius farm Vam Nao 2 achieves ASC certification « Aquaculture Directory

Pangasius farm Vam Nao 2 achieves ASC certification « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Vam Nao 2 has achieved certification against the ASC pangasius standard for responsible aquaculture after assessment by independent certifier Bureau Veritas. The farm is based in Vietnam's An Giang Provence and supplies pangasius to ASC certified Vinh Hoan Corporation as part of their vertically integrated supply chain.
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Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund opens « Aquaculture Directory

Aquaculture supply chain £1m innovation fund opens « Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands can now apply to a £1 million innovation fund, which has opened for applications. 

Announced in March, the 30-month pilot programme, Accelerating Aquaculture Innovation (AAI) is led by HIE and delivered in partnership with Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC).  
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Is organic farmed salmon healthier than standard farmed salmon?

Is organic farmed salmon healthier than standard farmed salmon? | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
(NaturalHealth365) Is it better to eat organic salmon instead of conventionally-raised salmon? The answer will surprise you.
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Researchers seek better ways to farm popular Pacific fish

Researchers seek better ways to farm popular Pacific fish | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - The dark gray fish prized for its buttery flavor live deep in the ocean, so researchers keep their lab cold and dark t
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