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Aquaculture lease might be thin edge of a larger wedge - South Coast Register

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Aquaculture lease might be thin edge of a larger wedge South Coast Register FORMER chairman of the Jervis Bay Marine Park Advisory Committee Attila Kaszo fears a proposed commercial mussel farm in Jervis Bay could be the start of larger things to...
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Seafood Roundup - Your Weekly Industry Newsletter - 22 April 2014

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MSC launches first ‘end of term’ report card ahead of new UK school food standards | Aquaculture Directory

MSC launches first ‘end of term’ report card ahead of new UK school food standards | Aquaculture Directory | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which runs the world’s leading standard for sustainable seafood, publishes its first "end of year report" to assess how well-prepared primary schools are across England for the School Food Standards published in June.
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Grey seals taking a bite out of Cape Cod fishing industry

An influx of grey seals in the waters off Cape Cod has resulted in a severe decline in revenue for local fishermen. Scientists credit the Marine Mammal Protection Act as catalyst for the rebounding...
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Aquapesca expands agribusiness in Mozambique

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French fish farming company Aquapesca expands agribusiness in Mozambique by building a sea food farming plant in Nacala in northern part of the country with a US$57mn investment (#Aquapesca expands #agribusiness in #Mozambique:
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Is Aquaculture Pro-Poor? Empirical Evidence of Impacts on Fish Consumption in Bangladesh

Publication : Is Aquaculture Pro-Poor? Empirical Evidence of Impacts on Fish Consumption in Bangladesh
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Learning to Farm Fish Responsibly

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Breakthroughs in aquaculture are winning over longtime skeptics. (RT @good: This aint your granny's fish farm: The next generation of sustainable aquaculture.
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CANADA: Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

CANADA: Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in omega-3s, vitamin D and low on the food chain.

 

Those shining attributes have earned them plenty of nods from doctors and environmentalists alike, as we've reported. They're not among the most popular seafoods in the U.S., though, partly because of their fishy taste.

 

But if you knew that eating these fish would mean shrinking your carbon footprint a wee bit, would that convince you to buy them over say, that bag of frozen shrimp you just mindlessly threw into your grocery cart?

 

Robert Parker is betting that if you care about eating greener, you'll want to know about how much fuel it takes to catch your favorite fish. He's a Ph.D. candidate from Nova Scotia, studying the fishing industry at the University of Tasmania in Australia.

 

Parker and Peter Tyedmers, who directs the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, recently published an analysis of a fishing industry fuel use database Tyedmers developed. Their analysis finds that fisheries producing the small fish – sardines, mackerel, and anchovies — are "among the most energy and carbon-efficient forms of protein production." The paper appeared in the journal Fish and Fisheries on July 4.

 

They also found that fishing for shrimp and lobster are almost as fuel-intensive as raising livestock. As we've reported, raising livestock has more of an impact on the environment than any other food we eat.

 

For example, Parker says, to catch a metric ton (about 2,200 pounds) of sardines or anchovies, it takes about 5 gallons of fuel.

 

In contrast, to get the same amount of lobster or shrimp, you'd burn an average of 2,100 to 2,600 gallons of fuel.

 

Now, U.S. and Canadian lobster outfits "are a bit more efficient because of the higher lobster biomass in the ocean," he says. But they are still burning close to 264 gallons of fuel to catch those 2,200 pounds of crustacean.

 

So why is all this fuel getting burned? As the fishing industry has evolved in the last century from throwing out a few lines over the local dock to industrialized operations, we've been able to fish in more parts of the ocean and freeze our catch right on the boats.

But "a consequence of many of these advancements has been the increased reliance of fisheries on larger vessels, the motorization of fishing fleets with more powerful engines and the increased demand by fisheries for fossil fuels to power everything from propulsion and gear operation to on-board processing, refrigeration and ancillary services such as navigational aids," the paper says.

 

And the boats – not the packing plants or trucks transporting fish to the store — are where the bulk of the burn comes from, Parker says. The energy needed to get fish to the dock accounts for 60 to 90 percent of the fishing industry's total energy use and emissions.

 

"Fuel is the second biggest cost" in fish production, says Parker, and labor is first, so to encourage more efficient fisheries – and fewer greenhouse gas emissions — we should be "implementing measures shown to decrease fuel consumption."

 

And what people do with the fish is inefficient, too. Much of the mackerel, sardines and anchovies get turned to livestock and aquaculture feed, rather than going right to hungry humans. So we're "taking an efficient system and making it part of an average or inefficient system," he says.

 

But getting more people to eat these fish is a tough sell, at least on this side of the Atlantic. Parker himself admits that he wasn't always a herring fan, but on a trip to Denmark, that's what was served at the hotel breakfast, so he gave it a try.

 

Now, he's a believer. "If you have pickled herring, it's one of the most delicious things," he says.

 

Parker acknowledges that his fuel and fishing study has some limitations. For starters, its largely built from fisheries data from Europe and Australia, where the best records are kept, as well as some from North America. The database does not have much data on fuel use and fishing in the developing world — yet.

 

Also, he notes, fisheries are not generally giant offenders when it comes to the food system's carbon emissions. "Fisheries in general have a relatively low carbon footprint when it comes to food ... they don't have [the] methane associated with cows, and feed costs," he says.

 

But they hope their work goes beyond emissions. "We're looking at all the different factors now – we need to feed people, we need to support rural communities, we need to provide healthy and high quality food to people – one niche issue is the role of fisheries in fuel consumption."

 

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

 

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Veolia Water Technologies | Aquaculture | Fundaments

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Through its world-class water purification technologies and expertise, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies offers a wide range of solutions.
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Oasis Farmery: Growing local food using aquaponics

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Starting a large scale aquaponics system to grow local fish and vegetables as well as educate the community on growing sustainably.
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Fisheries Crime: Bridging the Conceptual Gap and Practical Response - CIMSEC

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CIMSEC Fisheries Crime: Bridging the Conceptual Gap and Practical Response CIMSEC Fisheries crime is a major and increasingly significant threat not only to the security of the maritime environment but also to the sustainability of marine living...
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Ocean salmon and tuna fisheries remain top choice - The Seattle Times (blog)

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Ocean salmon and tuna fisheries remain top choice The Seattle Times (blog) “We saw a 1.3 salmon per person average this week at Ilwaco, and most of the catch is still coho, but chinook fishing picked up Monday and Tuesday,” said Wendy Beeghly, a...
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Tribes air issues with non-Indian sport, commercial fisheries - The Columbian

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Tribes air issues with non-Indian sport, commercial fisheries The Columbian “We think that spreading out fishing over a larger area of the river will have less impact on stocks passing Bonneville Dam that we depend on for our fisheries and...
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EU aquaculture boosted through research into emerging species - FIS

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EU aquaculture boosted through research into emerging species
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New approaches to global stock status assessment and fishery production potential of the seas | Aquaculture Directory

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Stock status is a key parameter for evaluating the sustainability of fishery resources and developing corresponding management plans. While managers and policy-makers need information on the status of individual fish stocks to develop effective management strategies, determining the status and potential production of wild-capture fish stocks still remains a main challenge. The majority of stocks are not assessed, often as a result of insufficient data and a lack of resources needed to execute formal stock assessments.
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Departments of State and Commerce Co-Chair Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud | Aquaculture Directory

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Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud have significant economic, environmental, health, and safety impacts worldwide.
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Aquaculture as Gateway to "Blue Economy" for CRFM States - thebahamasweekly.com

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thebahamasweekly.com Aquaculture as Gateway to "Blue Economy" for CRFM States thebahamasweekly.com BELIZE CITY (CRFM Secretariat) - Globally, aquaculture is a multi-billion-dollar industry, but the Caribbean has yet to tap into its true potential...
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15 July 2014: Report highlights UK aquaculture

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Low-fat cheeses and cakes that are just as tempting as full-fat equivalents… thanks to fresh insights into how proteins can replace fats without affecting taste… (What is Aquaculture?
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CUBA: Aquaculture in Camagüey Reports the Best Catch in Cuba

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Camagüey, July 29 - Aquafarming in Camagüey province shows an auspicious outcome regarding its annual catch plan, when reporting 3,256 metric tons, the largest catch in Cuba.

 

Mostly to be allocated for national consumption and a portion of it to be exported, the production by PESCACAM –a Cuban State-run fishing company- represents an increase of 8 percent if compared to plans, PESCACAM director Jesús García briefed the press.  

 

Although there are plenty of carps, catfish and, to a lesser extent, tilapias, the catches are no so intense either because we run out of inputs or because there are limitations in the fish processing industry.

Repairs and investments in two of three plants located in the municipalities of Sibanicú and Florida are already over in the industrial sector of PESCACAM, however Estrella Roja – the plant based in the city of Camagüey- is operating below full capacity.

Fundamental changes in its technology are about to happen in Estrella Roja plant, relocated today in the outskirt of the city, and the renovation should begin next year, García pointed out.

ACUICAM subsidiary in the municipality of Camagüey caught some 1,900 metric tones of fish from its reservoirs, getting closer to its annual plan which is 2,170; said Ricardo Miranda, the company’s director.  

He added that nearly a third of the total was caught in Jimaguayú dam, the main artificial lake of this province.

According to predictions, PESCACAM could end the year with approximately 5,000 metric tons of fish caught, which would be an outcome higher than expected in the plan.  

Processing the HG tench to be sold on the Caribbean market, mainly in the Dominican Republic, is among the actions PESCACAM has included in its plans, 80 out of 100 metric tons will sent to that market.  

Coarse fishing in 2013 amounted to 5, 227 metric tons, a figure not seen since 2000.

Cuba expects to catch this year slightly over 25,000 metric tons of aquiculture species, 18 percent of them in Camagüey province and 15 percent in Sancti Spíritus. (AIN/Radio Cadena Agramonte)

 


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New Study Helps Promote and Build Aquaculture in the Caribbean

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CARIBBEAN - Globally, aquaculture is a multi-billion-dollar industry, but the Caribbean has yet to tap into its true potential to expand marine and fresh water aquaculture.
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SAUDI ARABIA: Shrimp season begins Friday

SAUDI ARABIA: Shrimp season begins Friday | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

QATIF — More than 600 boats will set sail from different ports in the Eastern Province when the shrimp harvest season officially begins on Friday.

The season will last for six months and fishermen will sail to shrimp traps set up in the Arabian Gulf during the first round of the season when they seek shrimp closer to the shore, Al-Yaum daily reported.

Most shrimpers have completed all preparations and readied their equipment for the season, while others are expected to be ready by the end of the week. In addition, fishermen are also seeking to obtain the required licenses from the Ministry of Agriculture.

A source in the Research Center of Fisheries in the Eastern Province said the center is accepting requests for licenses throughout the season.

The source pointed out that shrimpers can use their licenses to fish and vice versa during the season. He said issuing licenses does not take a long time.

"Indicators confirm that last season was positive from the beginning to end, and the high yield had a positive effect on prices," the source said.

Fisherman Eisa Al-Sowaiti said the cost of preparing a boat for fishing is between SR20,000 and SR25,000, and fishermen who have more than one boat have to borrow money before the season begins.

Fisherman Redha Al-Fardan said there are two types of fishing boats; those that sail into the north of the Gulf and return six or seven days later, usually with large catches that flood the market. Other boats sail to nearby areas in the Gulf and usually return a day or two later. He added that a second or third round of fishing provides an indication of the abundance of shrimp.

Spokesman for the Eastern Province Border Guards Adm. Khalid Al-Arqoubi said the force monitors the implementation of fishing regulations that are set by the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

Saudi Gazette report

 


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News Bell Aquaculture’s Feedmill Opening: A Who’s Who in Land Based Aquaculture | EasyBranches.com™

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News On July 1, 2014, Bell Aquaculture held the grand opening event for the Bell Farms Aqua Feed mill located in central Indiana USA.
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Fish farming ocean pen installation starts - FIS

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Fish farming ocean pen installation starts FIS The installation of a huge highly automated spherical pen, devised for farming pelagic species from egg to harvest size, off the Kohala coast, Hawaii, raises opposition from local residents, who are...
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Dave Monti: DEM takes steps to streamline, improve management of fisheries - The Providence Journal

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Dave Monti: DEM takes steps to streamline, improve management of fisheries
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The Marine Fisheries Division's Rhode Island Marine Fisheries Council was selected for one of the first five department "lean" initiatives.
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Seychelles and Sri Lanka capital cities twinned: tourism and fisheries ... - Seychelles News Agency

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Practice Eco-Friendly Aquaculture, says Fisheries Minister - The ...

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INDIA - Aquaculture practices should follow eco-friendly methods in order to achieve sustainable development of the fisheries sector, said Fisheries Minister K Babu.
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Assistance for Indonesia to boost sustainable fisheries production - World Fishing

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World Fishing Assistance for Indonesia to boost sustainable fisheries production World Fishing In 2013 Indonesia signed an agreement with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to increase cooperation in fisheries and aquaculture...
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