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CONFERENCE REPORT: Global Shrimp Outlook: 2003

Dec 9, 2003 — Global Shrimp Outlook: 2003 convened the world's top shrimp buyers, producers, and suppliers to consider the status and future of shrimp aquaculture.

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Bern Aqua - a quiet revolution

Dec 8, 2003 — Tucked away in the industrial park of a small Belgian village, a cutting edge
aquafeed facility quietly came on-line in mid-September and is set to
revolutionize the larval feed sector.

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New Zealand aquaculture moratorium extended

Dec 3, 2003 — New Zealand Minister of Fisheries, Pete Hodgson, has confirmed that the current moratorium on processing new marine farm resource consent applications is to be extended.

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Cyanotech qualifies for continued NASDAQ listing

Dec 2, 2003 — Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel says Hawaii-based micoalgae producer, Cyanotech meets requirements for continued listing on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market.

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IFFO elects first lady president; Barlow to step down

Nov 28, 2003 — Solveig Samuelsdottir of SR-Mjol h.f., Iceland elected. Stuart Barlow announces retirement at annual conference

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FDA Announces Sampling and Trigger Levels for Minerals

Nov 26, 2003 — FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced the agency would be taking 1,700 samples of feed and feed ingredients for dioxin testing over the next year.

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President Signs New Law Providing User Fees to Improve Animal Drug Review

Nov 26, 2003 — President Bush signed legislation that provides user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its animal drug review work on November 18. Known as the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA), this law establishes a funding system for the new animal drug review process that is similar to that established for the human drug review process over a decade ago.

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U.S. to phase in animal ID plan

Nov 24, 2003 — The U.S. is developing an animal identification plan for all species, that will include aquaculture.

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Restricted mammalian protein ban may be extended to all feed

Nov 18, 2003 — The U.S. government is considering expanding its ban against brains and spinal tissue in cattle feed to include food for all species

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Malaysian feed miller attracted by aquafeed margins

Nov 18, 2003 — Emivest plans to expand its activities into aquaculture feeds

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Thai Vannamei farmers panic as prices plummet

Nov 18, 2003 — Thai shrimp farmers have been switching from Monodon to Vannamei in their droves, as a means of avoiding the disease problems that have hit Monodon and driven to a large extent by the lure of cheaper feed. Output is expected to equal Monodon production this year but now the price is falling through the bottom of the market, and farmers are asking the government to intervene.

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USDA grants assistance to shrimp farmers under trade adjustment assistance

Nov 14, 2003 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has certified three petitions for shrimp producers in South Carolina, Texas and Georgia under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers program.

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European Commission authorizes drought aid for agriculture and fish farms in Germany

Nov 12, 2003 — EU grants €90 million drought compensation to German agricultural holdings and fish farms

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How Many Fish in the Sea? 15,304 Species . . . and Counting

Nov 5, 2003 — Census of Marine Life releases first report after three years of work

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Aquaculture Australia Cancelled

Nov 5, 2003 — Heighway Events, the organizer of the ‘Aquaculture Australia’ exhibition scheduled for Sydney’s Darling Harbour Conference and Exhibition Centre, December 3-5, 2003, has announced that the event will not now take place, following a low level of international stand bookings.

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Buy Farmed Salmon for Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 5th.

Nov 3, 2003 — Counter the "International Day of Action" against farmed salmon - buy farmed salmon for dinner on Wednesday, urges pro aquaculture advocacy group.

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Canadian aquaculture rebounded in 2002, inspite of poor market prices

Oct 31, 2003 — Increased production saw revenues from Canada’s aquaculture industry rebound last year, in spite of lower prices for farmed salmon.

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Diverse Technologies Race Toward TSE Testing Market

Oct 29, 2003 — The market for diagnostic tests that can detect prion-related diseases is changing rapidly as new technologies develop and emerging application areas arise

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Anti-seafood crusade may be off-base

Oct 29, 2003 — Researchers are suggesting that the hue and cry against methyl mercury in seafood may be unwarranted

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