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Invitation to Aquaculture Europe 2003 Conference

Jun 24, 2003 — We hereby kindly invite you to register for the Aquaculture Europe 2003 Conference

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New York Times Food writer distorts salmon farm facts: British Columbia grass roots demand printed clarification

Jun 24, 2003 — A Canadian spokesperson for a British Columbia community group says there's something fishy about the way New York Times food writer Marian Burros fell for anti-fishfarming rhetoric, hook, line and sinker.

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Independent oceans commission calls for immediate reforms

Jun 24, 2003 — Scientists, fishermen, conservationists, elected leaders, and business officials unveil recommendations to avert decline of ocean wildlife and collapse of ocean ecosystems

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Full Codex meeting to tackle issues that will impact aquaculture

Jun 24, 2003 — Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) will meet in Rome, Italy from June 30 to July 7, 2003 with a weighty agenda that includes numerous issues that hold significance for aquaculture.

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McDonald's calls for phase-out of growth-promoting antibiotics

Jun 24, 2003 — McDonald's Corporation today announced plans that call for its suppliers worldwide to phase-out of animal growth promotion antibiotics that are used in human medicine.

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New York chefs woed by Australian Hiramasa King Fish as 'Prada of Seafood'

Jun 23, 2003 — Hiramasa King Fish is the first in the Southern Hemisphere to be registered ISO 14001 for environmentally sustainable management practices -- and is striving for organic certification, with plans to produce own organic fish feed

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FEFAC reveals study findings on compound feed quality-assurance systems in the EU

Jun 11, 2003 — Key results of its independent Benchmarking Study on existing national quality-assurance systems for animal feed have been released by FEFAC, a step it considers as important in restoring consumer confidence

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FEFAC reports gloomy EU feed production in 2002; Dutch feed production down by13%

Jun 11, 2003 — European livestock is doomed unless EU position on agriculture changes, says FEFAC president.

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Novus increases price of Alimet

Jun 5, 2003 — Novus has announced the immediate increase of its methionine product

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EWOS and the Odd Berg Group join forces to develop marine larval feeds

Jun 4, 2003 — EWOS and the Odd Berg Group have established a co-operative agreement that the companies say will result in an international breakthrough in the production of marine feed for fry and larva.

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Construction underway on Montana aquaculture R&D center

Jun 1, 2003 — Fish nutrition and feed manufacturing research will be included in $6.5 million U.S. Fish and Wildlife project to resolve aquatic resource issues

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Teenager invents feed additive for pollution control

May 28, 2003 — Canadian high school student wins award for inventing artificial cells as a feed additive for pollution control in aquaculture.

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Canadian BSE investigation: UPDATE

May 23, 2003 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted the following information on their website today

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Canadian ruminant products barred from US

May 21, 2003 — In the wake of the BSE incident in Alberta, the US has issued a list of products barred from entry

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NZ aquaculture gets funding boost

May 21, 2003 — New Zealand could soon add kingfish, groper, kina, lobsters, and eels to its list of successful aquaculture exports.

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Canada confirms BSE in Alberta cow

May 20, 2003 — North America's first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow" disease in a decade has been confirmed in an eight-year-old cow cow in Alberta. U.S. cattle futures markets slumped as the news swept through trading pits this morning and shares in the major fast-food chains, Wendy's, McDonalds and Jack-in-the-Box all took a dive.

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US food group comments on study on prenatal exposure to mercury from fish

May 16, 2003 — "The conclusion drawn that 'There is no reason for pregnant women to reduce fish consumption below current levels' should certainly reassure consumers, particularly pregnant women and women of childbearing age, says food processors' group.

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Nutreco launches NuTrace® food quality management system

May 14, 2003 — Nutreco’s tracking and tracing system sorts and stores information on all fish classes as they progress from breeding through to harvest and then through processing to distribution. It includes information from the Skretting feed plants

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EU feed microscopy test identifies fishmeal

May 13, 2003 — EU test shows microscopic analysis can distinguish between fishmeal and other animal proteins.

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Attack on aquaculture

May 11, 2003 — Dyed, de-sexed, and a threat to the planet, says UK newspaper

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