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Zapata gets email offer

Mar 7, 2003 — Zapata Corporation, holding company of Omega Protein, has received an offer by email to buy its outstanding shares

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Get ready for FeedExpo 03 - see who's exhibiting

Mar 1, 2003 — Get ready for Feed Expo 03 – exhibitors registered to date:

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Nutreco Aquaculture applies responsible practices for marine raw materials

Feb 28, 2003 — Using vegetable raw materials in addition to fish meal and fish oil in salmon feed, it is now possible, with the best farming practices, to achieve a wild fish to salmon conversion ratio close to 1:1.

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Flat feed demand, low salmon prices hit Nutreco Aquaculture's 2002 results

Feb 25, 2003 — Net sales and income from operations before amortization of goodwill (EBITA) in the Aquaculture business stream were strongly affected by low salmon prices, primarily in the beginning of 2002, and the stabilization of feed volumes.

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AFIA Expo to go three-yearly

Feb 25, 2003 — AFIAEXPO 2003 will be the last biennial "big meeting' for the The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). There will be a trade show every third year from 2005 instead.

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Aquaculture rapidly growing, says new FAO report

Feb 21, 2003 — Half of world marine stocks fully exploited - State of World's Fisheries and Aquaculture 2002 published

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Aquaculture certification body established; future feedmill program planned

Feb 21, 2003 — The Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc (ACC), a new non-governmental body, has been established to certify social, environmental and food safety standards at aquaculture facilities worldwide.

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JV Formed to further develop bioprotein for fish feed

Feb 14, 2003 — DuPont and Statoil have signed an agreement to form a joint venture to further develop the business involving the world's only methane-based fermentation production facility.

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Suspect dioxin contaminated animal feed detained in Canada

Feb 13, 2003 — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is taking action to detain U.S.-origin zinc oxide and livestock feed products that are contaminated with dioxin

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Aquaculture included in Alltech Symposium

Feb 13, 2003 — The Alltech Symposium has added aquaculture to its topics for this year’s meeting, to be held May 12-14.

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European Commission proposes new food and feed controls with teeth

Feb 11, 2003 — The European Commission has adopted its proposal for a Regulation on official food and feed controls. The proposed Regulation will streamline and reinforce the existing control system with added bite, consisting of stricter enforcement mechanisms.

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Fisheries Group Supports FAO Eco-Labeling for Seafood

Feb 10, 2003 — The U.S. National Fisheries Institute has expressed support for FAO-developed eco-labeling standards; says variable standards of private-sector certifiers leads to consumer confusion

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Tassal acquires Nortas

Feb 8, 2003 — Troubled Tasmanian company,Tassal Limited, has acquired Nortas to create Australia’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.

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Sex, Warm Water and Southern Flounder May Mean New Aquaculture Operations

Feb 5, 2003 — The potential of replacing U.S. tobacco crops with Southern flounder has come a step closer, thanks to new research findings on water temperature manipulation to control sex during the flounder's early development

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FDA proposes registration for food and feed facilities

Feb 4, 2003 — The U.S. Food and drug Administration (FDA) has announced a proposed regulation that would require domestic U.S. and foreign food facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with the agency by December 12, 2003.

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Europe Lowers Canthaxanthin Levels

Feb 2, 2003 — Following scientific assessments establishing a link between high canthaxanthin intake and eyesight problems, the European Commission has adopted a Directive to reduce the authorized level of canthaxanthin in animal and aquatic feed.

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Aquaculture Program at U.S. Feed Show

Feb 1, 2003 — The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Expo ’03, being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, May 5-7, 2003 will, for the first time, include an Educational Forum session devoted exclusively to aquaculture.

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Cyanotech Reports Net Sales Up

Jan 29, 2003 — Microalgae firm, Cyanotech Corporation, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, has announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2003, ended December 31, 2002.

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SyAqua Opens Shrimp Lab in California; Genetic Nucleus Programs in Hawaii and Mexico Established

Jan 21, 2003 — SyAqua has officially opened its shrimp research facilities in Berkeley, California as the next step in its shrimp genetic improvement program

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Comment from Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology

Jan 19, 2003 — Some media stories (and headlines) have mischaracterized the Pew Initiative’s report on transgenic fish (see story below); read the report says the executive director

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