Scottish shellfish industry has a bright future, says award-winning MDfishupdate.com | 14 Jun 2013
The dedication and inspiring enthusiasm of those working in the Scottish shellfish industry will ensure a bright future for the sector, according to Stephen Cameron, managing director of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG), speaking just after he had scooped the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award at last night's (13 June) Crown Estate Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards 2013 in Edinburgh.
Letters: food for fishGuardian Unlimited | 12 Jun 2013
Aquaculture alone can't solve Africa's fishing crisis, just as growing cattle alone can't solve the problem of the hunger and protein deficiency. You still have to feed the fish something, and as of yet humanity has not progressed enough to understand how to build the infrastructure necessary to do it on an industrial scale, without being destructive.
Small and wild: how to feed fish to the world (opinion/book review)Guardian Unlimited | 10 Jun 2013
I'm a seafood fanatic, and there are few fruits of the sea that I adore more than prawns. That's why my heart sank when Andy Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, the globe's largest international ocean conservation organization, told me that whether I ate them farmed or wild-caught, eating prawns is largely indefensible.
Could aquaculture solve Africa's fishing crisis?Guardian Unlimited | 05 Jun 2013
Fish is a critical source of dietary protein in sub-Saharan Africa, providing an estimated 22% of protein intake. But with marine fisheries over-exploited, African fish production is failing to keep up with rising populations. How should that gap be filled to protect this vital source of nutrition?
Washington: No ISAWorld Fishing | 04 Jun 2013
New tests by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) show no signs of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus in farmed, hatchery or wild salmon in Washington.
Blumar earns three star BAP certificationWorld Fishing | 04 Jun 2013
Chilean salmon farming company, Blumar SA, has become the third in the country to achieve three star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification from the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
Stakeholders in Thai fisheries reach fishmeal production agreementfishupdate.com | 04 Jun 2013
At a meeting held on 27th May 'it was agreed a Thai industry/government round table would be formed to drive improvements in fishery management and identify fishmeal plants that would enter assessment for the IFFO Responsible Supply (RS) certificate.
EU CFP Reform leaves angling out in the cold?fishupdate.com | 29 May 2013
The last two days, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have been entering the last round of negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform text.
FAO and Indonesia to strengthen cooperationWorld Fishing | 28 May 2013
A three-year Memorandum of Agreement strengthening cooperation in the field of marine affairs, fisheries and aquaculture, has been signed between Indonesia and FAO.
The farmed halibut that's better to eat than its wild brothersGuardian Unlimited | 22 May 2013
Gigha halibut's sweet, oaky taste has high-end chefs queueing up - and its production is environmentally friendly.These are four-year-old Atlantic halibut, and they may be the future of fish-farming: raised without chemicals and on organic feed.
Marine Harvest agrees to limit pesticides and seal killingsGuardian Unlimited | 21 May 2013
One of the world's largest fish farm companies, Marine Harvest, has voluntarily agreed to much tougher limits on its pesticides use and seal killing by joining a strict new environment scheme. Marine Harvest will join the Aquaculture Stewardship council, a new accreditation scheme championed by WWF, after coming under repeated attack for heavy use of toxic chemicals, seal-killing and major outbreaks of sea lice and salmon diseases.
Scottish sea lice argumentWorld Fishing | 21 May 2013
The Scottish sea lice issue has reared its head again with one of the largest seafood companies in the world, Marine Harvest, facing renewed calls to move its farms away from wild salmon populations to prevent transmission of parasites.
Marine Harvest signs up for ASC certificationfishupdate.com | 21 May 2013
MARINE Harvest Scotland, the country's largest salmon farm company, has announced it has committed itself to a new international scheme aiming to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with the industry.
Sustainability key to Chilean fisheriesWorld Fishing | 14 May 2013
Chile's Vice Minister of Fishing, Pablo Galilea, has announced that Chile has plans to maintain its position as a world power in fisheries and aquaculture, and believes that his countrys new fisheries law is just the tool to help Chile achieve this goal, reports Carly Wills.
Call for Scottish Government to publish weekly sea-lice countfishupdate.com | 10 May 2013
THE Salmon & Trout Association Scotland (S&TAS) has demanded, in advance of next week's Stage 3 debate on the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, that the Scottish Government should publish weekly sea-lice count data relating to each salmon farm in Scotland by law.