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Environmental licensing for aquaculture projects streamlined - FIS

Environmental licensing for aquaculture projects streamlined - FIS | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Environmental licensing for aquaculture projects streamlined FIS The National Environmental Council (Conama) has approved new national guidelines that will simplify and expedite procedures for granting environmental licenses in the field of...
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Between a Dam and a Spawning Ground

Between a Dam and a Spawning Ground | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Dating to the time of the dinosaurs, the endangered pallid sturgeon is now making its last stand in the murky waters of the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers.
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Shocking photos of Rio de Janeiro’s pollution - New Zealand Listener

Shocking photos of Rio de Janeiro’s pollution - New Zealand Listener | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Can Olympians windsurf where fish fear to swim? Lincoln University examines how Rio de Janeiro should clean up its polluted waters for the Olympic Games.
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Majority of Salmon in BC Farmed in Partnership with First Nations

Majority of Salmon in BC Farmed in Partnership with First Nations | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
SOURCE: BC Salmon Farmers Association DESCRIPTION:Salmon farming in British Columbia is worth more than one billion dollars to the provincial economy and results in over 5,000 well paying, year-round
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Caught Salmon, near Seattle, tested positive for 80 different drugs | Aquaculture Directory

Caught Salmon, near Seattle, tested positive for 80 different drugs | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
We’re all familiar with horror stories about juveniles on drugs, but normally it’s humans that are involved, not fish. This case, however, involves juvenile chinook salmon who never had the chance to “Just Say No.” 

Disturbing new research has indicated that young salmon found in Puget Sound tested positive for more than 80 different drugs, including cocaine, antidepressants and dozens of other medications used by humans.
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‘Thermolicer’ makes a bid to tackle salmon farm scourge | Aquaculture Directory

‘Thermolicer’ makes a bid to tackle salmon farm scourge | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The latest round in the salmon industry’s battle against sea lice has seen Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) invest £4 million in the “Thermolicer” – the first of its kind to be used in Scotland. SSF, which produces around a quarter of Shetland’s farmed salmon, has been trying out the innovative system which has already been used successfully in Norway. 

The Thermolicer is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to kill lice and SFF will be using it as its second resort, after salmon are grown in cages which also contain cleaner fish like lumpsuckers.
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MDMR to hold Seafood Safety Workshop in Hattiesburg | Aquaculture Directory

MDMR to hold Seafood Safety Workshop in Hattiesburg | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a seafood safety workshop July 27-29 at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center in Hattiesburg. During the class, employees in the Seafood Technology Bureau will teach the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point program, which is required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Former EU fisheries chief brands UK's post-Brexit plan an ‘illusion’

Former EU fisheries chief brands UK's post-Brexit plan an ‘illusion’ | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Maria Damanaki questioned feasibility of UK controlling stocks or setting its own catches without input from Europe
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UW professor is digitizing every fish species in the world | UW Today

UW professor is digitizing every fish species in the world | UW Today | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan and digitize them all.
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U.S. regulators look to solve lobster bait shortages

U.S. regulators look to solve lobster bait shortages | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Interstate fishery managers will meet to discuss how to regulate the catch of a key lobster bait fish they say is at risk of heavy fishing.
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HEMA commits to certified seafood | Aquaculture Directory

HEMA commits to certified seafood | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Dutch retailer HEMA has earned ASC Chain of Custody certification, and is now able to sell seafood from ASC certified farms using the ASC logo in their stores in the Netherlands. 

HEMA's current seafood offerings include ASC certified pangasius fillets and the company has committed to expanding the variety of responsibly certified species available to shoppers in the future.
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Benchmark’s new seabass vaccine commences commercial field trials | Aquaculture Directory

Benchmark’s new seabass vaccine commences commercial field trials | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Benchmark is pleased to announce that one of its new generation aquaculture vaccines has been released into the market for commercial field trials. 

The vaccine is the first in a series of Benchmark’s new vaccines targeted at the €300m Mediterranean seabass market and aims to provide producers with an effective control of Nodavirus — a disease that impedes growth and causes high production losses. There was previously no effective treatment available for this endemic disease.
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Melanie Siggs named GAA’s Director of Strategic Engagements | Aquaculture Directory

Melanie Siggs named GAA’s Director of Strategic Engagements | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Melanie Siggs has joined the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) in the newly created position of Director of Strategic Engagements, the organization announced on July 19. 

In this role, Siggs will help explore the creation of products and services that meet GAA’s goal of adding value, and values, to the organisation’s proposition while advocating, educating and demonstrating best practices.
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Commercial fisherman slams Noosa sustainability critic

COMMERCIAL fishermen at Noosa North Shore have slammed a local critic for saying their catch at the weekend was depleting fish stocks.
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Blue Harbor Fish Co debuts new brand of sustainable wild tuna

Blue Harbor Fish Co debuts new brand of sustainable wild tuna | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Blue Harbor Fish Co has debuted a new brand of sustainably caught wild tuna, available in the US in cans and pouches.
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Madagascar mulls fight against aquatic animal diseases

Madagascar mulls fight against aquatic animal diseases | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Organized by the ministry of Fisheries and Fishery Resources and sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the workshop was
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Concerns mount over Andrea Leadsom's suitability for environment role

Concerns mount over Andrea Leadsom's suitability for environment role | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Senior environmental and agricultural figures cite lack of top-level experience, track record and policy approach as fears
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Okanagan Area Lake illegally stocked with perch will be poisoned | Aquaculture Directory

Okanagan Area Lake illegally stocked with perch will be poisoned | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
A mountain lake west of Kelowna has been closed to sport fishing and will be poisoned because it’s infested with an invasive fish species. Yellow perch have been illegally introduced into Windy Lake. 

“We think someone put them in there to create a fishery they could then utilize and catch fish. But it’s something we’d like to see stopped,” says Andrew Klassen, senior fish biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Branch.
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Sustainability is now crystal clear for deep sea crabs | Aquaculture Directory

Sustainability is now crystal clear for deep sea crabs | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Western Australia Deep Sea Crab Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fishery standard. Collaboration between research and fisheries has made this certification possible for this internationally desired species. 

The Deep Sea Crab is local to Western Australia and the first of this species to achieve MSC certification. “Congratulations to the Deep Sea Crab fishery on MSC certification, consumers can now trust that these crabs are independently certified as sustainable,” says Patrick Caleo, Regional Director for MSC Asia Pacific.
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Open Blue Cobia

Open Blue Cobia | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Open Blue, the largest deep-water, open ocean fish farm in the world and the largest supplier of cobia fish, is revolutionizing the fresh fish industry making it healthier than ever before. They stopped by with more.
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Mexico bans night fishing, gillnets for vaquita porpoise

Mexico bans night fishing, gillnets for vaquita porpoise | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities are banning night fishing and gill nets in an area inhabited by the endangered vaquita marina porpoise in the uppe
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First Nations ask Ottawa to overturn Fraser River fishing restrictions

First Nations ask Ottawa to overturn Fraser River fishing restrictions | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Katzie, Kwantlen and Seabird Island bands, which are all located on the lower Fraser River, are asking the Federal Court to quash management decisions made by the department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)...
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Seafood import drops by 12% on CBN forex policy | Aquaculture Directory

Seafood import drops by 12% on CBN forex policy | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The restrictive import quota measure introduced by the Federal Government has forced seafood import from Norway to Nigeria to drop by 12 percent. 

According to U. K based, Undercurrent News, since the Nigerian government placed a structured embargo on import quotas, Norwegian seafood imports into the country including, herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, and blue whiting recorded huge decline.
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Seafood 2040 strategy for England published by Defra | Aquaculture Directory

Seafood 2040 strategy for England published by Defra | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In October 2015, a Task Force representing the seafood industry in England was established at the request of George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Farming, Food and Marine Environment. The Task Force was asked to explore the challenges and opportunities facing the English industry and to shape a long-term ambition that could realise its full potential.
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US, Vietnam reach Deal on US Imports of Vietnamese Shrimp | Aquaculture Directory

US, Vietnam reach Deal on US Imports of Vietnamese Shrimp | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The United States and Vietnam signed an agreement on Monday resolving two longstanding World Trade Organization disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp to the United States, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
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No Landing, No Pirates: Port State Measures Agreement Can Sink Illegal Fishing

No Landing, No Pirates: Port State Measures Agreement Can Sink Illegal Fishing | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) is expected to reduce the number of fish caught illegally around the world.
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