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Seafood industry welcomes U.S. government's mercury guidelines

Oct 28, 2003 — The seafood industry today said it will educate its consumers to follow the new joint guidelines on safe mercury consumption expected by the end of this year from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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U.S. feed associations meet with FDA over max dioxin levels

Oct 22, 2003 — AFIA Vice President Richard Sellers and Tom Cook of the National Renderers Association met with technical and management officials of FDA to discuss major policy changes on the agency’s approach to dioxin.

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FDA reports on progress in developing rapid tests of food and feed contamination

Oct 22, 2003 — FDA has issued a report to Congress on its progress toward developing more rapid, easier, and less costly tests to detect contamination in food and animal feed at U.S. ports of entry.

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Feedmills can now register online to meet FDA bioterrorism ruling

Oct 22, 2003 — FDA has announced that electronic registration for foreign and domestic food and feed facilities is now live - more than 40,000 facilities can register in minutes

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Feed Industry HACCP Training Slated Dec. 15-17 in Kansas City

Oct 22, 2003 — Kansas State University, in cooperation with the American Feed Industry Association and the National Grain and Feed
Association HACCP course slated for December

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GAA supports anti-dumping defense

Oct 10, 2003 — The Global Aquaculture Alliance has come down firmly against a threatened anti-dumping petition by United States shrimp fishermen.

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Queensland's fisheries tread water

Oct 10, 2003 — The prospects for Queensland’s fisheries are a mixed bag, according to the latest edition of Prospects for Queensland’s Primary Industries.

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Aquaculture growth predicted says latest U.S. Outlook report

Oct 9, 2003 — Aquaculture faces challenges but growth trend is set to continue says the USDA-ERS Aquaculture Outlook report, published today.

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US government bioterrorism rules impact aquafeed sector

Oct 9, 2003 — New US government bioterrorism rules require prior notice of food and feed shipments to the U.S. - including aquafeed - and food and feed facilities registration

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Report calls for government to support Australian Aquaculture

Oct 9, 2003 — ABARE has released a report, calling on government to get behind the aquaculture industry and in particular to simplify their approvals processes.

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Bossman to retire as AFIA president

Oct 8, 2003 — David A. Bossman is to step down at the end of 2004.

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Alaska fishermen switching to shellfish farming

Oct 7, 2003 — Shellfish farming is poised to become one of Alaska's newest industries

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Information sought for new website on Codes of Practice for shrimp farming

Oct 7, 2003 — A website is being developed to share information and enhance communication among stakeholders on shrimp aquaculture certification.

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Marine fish aquaculture focus of Harbor Branch meeting

Oct 7, 2003 — How to raise saltwater fish in freshwater will be a major focus of HBOI International Sustainable Marine Fish Culture Conference and Workshop.

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Aquaculture will provide 40% of fish by 2020

Oct 2, 2003 — Developing countries will shape nearly all growth in the fish industry in the next two decades, while greater reliance on fish farming could force a trade-off between the health of wild fisheries and the environment, and the well being of the poor, says new report

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Dioxin topic of AFIA’s first Internet Symposium

Oct 1, 2003 — Members, as well as non-members, of the American Feed Industry Association will have the opportunity to participate in the association's first Webcast Technical Symposium on the international scientific conference on dioxin (Dioxin 2003) held recently in Boston.

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2005 will end Norway's salmon feed quota system

Sep 24, 2003 — Market regulation through feed quotas will be discontinued with effect January 1, 2005

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Controversial growth hormone shown to double size of Tilapia

Sep 23, 2003 — U.S. scientists see promising results from a genetically modified growth hormone developed for cows

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More Americans eating seafood

Sep 21, 2003 — A new survey shows that 47% of all adult Americans consume more seafood now than they did five years ago.

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Nasdaq delists Cyanotech

Sep 16, 2003 — Cyanotech Corporation to appeal Nasdaq delisting notification as stock falls below $1.00 minimum bid price per share requirement

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