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At-sea manufacture provides highest quality krill oil - SeafoodSource.com

At-sea manufacture provides highest quality krill oil - SeafoodSource.com | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
In order to preserve krill’s “unique health and nutritional properties,” krill oil extraction should take place as soon as possible after the krill have been caught, according to Dimitri Sclabos, general manager of Tharos Company, a Chilean-based krill consultancy.
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Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline

Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years. In a new report evaluating nine fish species, scientists call for stringent monitoring of Mediterranean fishing activities, better enforcement of fisheries regulations, and advanced management plans in Mediterranean waters.

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Fisheries and aquaculture play a key role in Africa’s economy | Aquaculture Directory

Fisheries and aquaculture play a key role in Africa’s economy | Aquaculture Directory | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
The fisheries and aquaculture sector contribute significantly to Africa’s overall economy. In a new study published by FAO, the value added by the fisheries sector as a whole – which includes inland and marine capture fisheries, post-harvest, licensing of local fleets and aquaculture - was estimated at more than US$24 (€17.611) billion in 2011, representing 1.26 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of all African countries.

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PUBLICATION: Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-born parasites

PUBLICATION: Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of food-born parasites | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

Infectious diseases caused by food-borne parasites have not received the same level of attention as other food-borne biological and chemical hazards. Nevertheless, they cause a high burden of disease in humans, may have prolonged, severe, and sometimes fatal outcomes, and result in considerable hardship in terms of food safety, security, quality of life, and negative impacts on livelihoods. The transmission routes for food-borne parasites are diverse.

 

They can be transmitted by ingesting fresh or processed foods that have been contaminated via the environment, by animals or people. Additionally, notification to public health authorities is not compulsory for most parasitic diseases, so official reports do not capture the true prevalence or incidence of the diseases, as much underreporting occurs. This report presents the results of a global ranking of food-borne parasites from a food safety perspective.

 

It also provides an overview of the current status of knowledge of the ranked parasites in food and their public health and trade impact, and provides advice and guidance on the parasite-commodity combinations of particular concern, the issues that need to be addressed by risk managers, and the risk management options available to them. It documents the ranking process used to facilitate its adoption at regional, national, or local levels.

 

This volume and others in this Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, governments and regulatory agencies, food producers and processers and other institutions or individuals with an interest in foodborne parasites and their impact on food safety, public health and livelihoods.

 

Year of publication: 2014Document Type: BookJob Number: I3649 Download: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3649e.pdf;

 

 

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Teaching People Not Just to Fish, But to Build Businesses Too is Key

Teaching People Not Just to Fish, But to Build Businesses Too is Key | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
BANGLADESH - As USAID’s annual letter this year notes, in development it is no longer enough to teach a farmer to grow a new crop—or in this case, to fish. Our work isn’t done until we help a farmer learn to run a successful business too. This is precisely what is happening in Bangladesh, writes Dylan Butler, Information Officer, USAID Office of Food for Peace.

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Commission européenne : CORDIS : Actualités : Une meilleure prévision des invasions mortelles de méduses

Commission européenne : CORDIS : Actualités : Une meilleure prévision des invasions mortelles de méduses | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
CORDIS Nouvelles est un service en ligne de nouvelles quotidiennes fourni par CORDIS, le service d'information officiel de l'Union européenne sur la recherche et l'innovation. Ce service interactif disponible en allemand, anglais, espagnol, français, italien et polonais présente l'actualité quotidienne de la recherche et de l'innovation en Europe: développements et activités, possibilités de financement, avancées majeures et manifestations.

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Infographics - Blue Growth - Maritime Affairs - European Commission

Infographics - Blue Growth - Maritime Affairs - European Commission | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

Blue Growth is the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. Seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. It is the maritime contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

The 'blue' economy represents roughly 5.4 million jobs and generates a gross added value of almost €500 billion a year. However, further growth is possible in a number of areas which are highlighted within the strategy.

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Public interest in climate change unshaken by scandal, but unstirred by science | e! Science News

Public interest in climate change unshaken by scandal, but unstirred by science | e! Science News | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
The good news for any passionate supporter of climate-change science is that negative media reports seem to have only a passing effect on public opinion, according to Princeton University and University of Oxford researchers. The bad news is that positive stories don't appear to possess much staying power, either. This dynamic suggests that climate scientists should reexamine how to effectively and more regularly engage the public, the researchers write.

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The FIP Directory - Directory of Fishery Improvement Projects

The FIP Directory - Directory of Fishery Improvement Projects | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

a dedicated platform for information about fishery improvement projects (FIPs) around the world. The site allows you to find projects and discover important information about the work being undertaken as well as recent progress. You can also add your own project to the Directory and use it as an alternative to a separate project website.

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2014 | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

"Fisheries and aquaculture play a vital role in achieving FAO’s Strategic Objectives of eliminating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. As reported in this edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, people have never consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being as today. As the demand for fish increases, the sector is also striving to be more productive and sustainable and to enable more inclusive and efficient systems while reducing rural poverty and enhancing the resilience of livelihoods to disasters, crises and climate change."


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John Bostock's curator insight, May 20, 2014 4:38 AM

The latest edition of SOFIA is essential reading for all students of aquaculture and fisheries!

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Aquatic China

Aquatic China | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

The emphasis of the Aquatic China 2014 two-day conference is creating an opportunity pathway for those in China’s aquaculture industry to connect with some of the world’s experts on aquaculture research, science, nutrition, feed formulation, economic production, food safety, quality assurance and certification.


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New joint Turkish feed company will focus on feed efficiency, technical service, and sustainability

New joint Turkish feed company will focus on feed efficiency, technical service, and sustainability | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

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‘Discouraging’ USDA meeting concludes with no vote on organic aquaculture | Undercurrent News

The National Organic Standards Board’s (NOSB) spring meeting concluded on Friday with zero progress on establishing approved substances for organic aquaculture standards...

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Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

http://www.thefishsite.com/articles/contents/a-i3844e.pdf 

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Advancing Our Fishing Industry Through Research | Aquaculture Directory

Advancing Our Fishing Industry Through Research | Aquaculture Directory | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
Minister Tours Fishing and Aquaculture Operations in Norway and Iceland Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, during a recent trip to both countries.

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Selonda Greek Sea Bass & Sea Bream Score High With CIA | Aquaculture Directory

Selonda Greek Sea Bass & Sea Bream Score High With CIA | Aquaculture Directory | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
In an independent test conducted at The Culinary Institute of America by a panel comprised of over 40 culinary experts and students, Selonda-brand Greek Sea Bass (a.k.a. “Branzino” / “Loup de Mer”) and Sea Bream (a.k.a. “Dorade” / “Orata”) received a higher total quality and tasting score versus Turkish Sea Bass and Sea Bream following a comparative evaluation.

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Ocean Garbage: Why People Are Easting Their Own Garbage

Ocean Garbage: Why People Are Easting Their Own Garbage | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

This is a nice little info graphic which might have some utility/good images for folks making outreach presentations.


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Why is aquaculture certification important? - YouTube

Global production from aquaculture is growing substantially and provides increasingly significant volumes of fish and other aquatic food for human consumptio...
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Debate on GMO Fish, Food Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC

Debate on GMO Fish, Food Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered Sunday, April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg, New York City, US, to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The debate, sponsored by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), was one of the fair’s major draws, writes Garret Higgins and Øistein Thorsen.
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Dangerous jellyfish blooms are predictable

Dangerous jellyfish blooms are predictable | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

The potentially fatal Irukandji syndrome is relatively common in tropical waters throughout the world. It is caused by the sting of the Irukandji jellyfish, a family of box jellyfish that are almost impossible to detect in the water owing to their small size and transparency. Using collated medical records of stings and local weather conditions, we show that the presence of Irukandji blooms in coastal waters can be forecast on the basis of wind conditions. On the Great Barrier Reef, blooms largely coincide with relaxation of the prevailing southeasterly trade winds, with average conditions corresponding to near zero alongshore wind on the day prior to the sting. These conditions are consistent with hypotheses long held by local communities and provide a basis for designing management interventions that have the potential to eliminate the majority of stings.

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World Fishing & Aquaculture - New climate change study focuses on tuna

World Fishing & Aquaculture - New climate change study focuses on tuna | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

A new study on climate change and its effect on the behaviour of certain species has been carried out by Denmark Technical University (DTU) Aqua

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ΕΛΛΑΔΑ: Η πρόταση Wilbur Ross για τη δημιουργία εθνικού πρωταθλητή στις ιχθυοκαλλιέργειες

ΕΛΛΑΔΑ: Η πρόταση Wilbur Ross για τη δημιουργία εθνικού πρωταθλητή στις ιχθυοκαλλιέργειες | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

Τη δημιουργία μια νέας μεγάλης διευρυμένης εταιρίας θέτει ως στόχο ο Wilbur Ross, η οποία θα είναι ο εθνικός πρωταθλητής στον κλάδο των ιχθυοκαλλιεργειών.

 

Ο Wilbur Ross προ ημερών παρέδωσε στον πρωθυπουργό Αντώνη Σαμαρά, σχετική πρόταση σύμφωνα με την οποία προτίθεται να χρηματοδοτήσει τον κλάδο των ιχθυοκαλλιεργειών, με την προϋπόθεση οι 3 εταιρίες του κλάδου, (Δίας, Νηρέας και Ανδρομέδα) να ενοποιηθούν.

 

Η εταιρία που θα συσταθεί εκτιμάται ότι μπορεί να πραγματοποιεί σημαντικές εξαγωγές και να αποπληρώνει τα δάνειά της.Το νέο σχήμα μπορεί να εισαχθεί εκ νέου στο χρηματιστήριο και να προσελκύσει διεθνή κεφάλαια.

 

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Reducing sea lice re-infestation risk from harvest water at a salmon farm site in Ireland using a bespoke sieving and filtration system

Reducing sea lice re-infestation risk from harvest water at a salmon farm site in Ireland using a bespoke sieving and filtration system | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

Water samples from the harvest water outflow of a salmon farm harvest line were sampled at different stages for the presence of sea lice before and after filtration to establish the quantity of sea lice that escaped back into the water column. During the processing of fish through the harvest line the mechanical abrasion experienced by the fish cause sea lice to be knocked off into the harvest outflow water, these lice have the potential to re-infest remaining stock on site. The use of two types of filtration systems at a harvesting site where in-situ culling is on-going reduces the risk of re-infestation. In this site the sieve system was particularly effective. The reduction in sea lice numbers achieved by filtering discharge water using sieves was 89.5% using 1 mm screens and was over 99% using 80 μm filters.


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World Fishing & Aquaculture - Fish farming is still the future

World Fishing & Aquaculture - Fish farming is still the future | News on the Fisheries and Aquaculture field | Scoop.it

The key theme to emerge from the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2014 was that aquaculture is still the future.

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