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Global trade in food and agricultural products doubles in last two decades

Sep 30, 2020 — Trade and markets can spur sustainable development and strengthen resilience to shocks, according to the latest edition of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets report, SOCO 2020.

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FEFAC’s Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 targets deforestation-free soy supply chains

Sep 25, 2020 — The charter contains concrete feed sector actions at EU and national level and features animal nutrition solutions that can help increase the sustainability of livestock farming operations.

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Scottish salmon industry, UK’s largest food export value

Sep 23, 2020 — The aquaculture sector contributed approximately £885 million to the wider Scottish economy and supported 11,700 jobs in 2018, according to new research.

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Australian seaweed, a $1.5 billion blue economy opportunity

Sep 22, 2020 — AgriFutures Australia published an Australian Seaweed Industry Blueprint that outlines plans for a $1.5 billion Australian seaweed industry that could employ 9,000 people and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10%.

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USDA lowers forecast for soybean and corn

Sep 17, 2020 — The USDA’s Crop Production report reduced the forecast production of soybean and sunflower seed due to dry and hot conditions in August.

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Fish welfare in fish farming - What is that?

Sep 16, 2020 — The report points to a trend in the Norwegian industry that responsibility is pulverized and a lack of a holistic approach to the challenges, which could be at the expense of animal welfare.

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COVID-19 impacts in the seafood markets

Sep 10, 2020 — The latest GLOBEFISH Highlights issue contains a detailed quarterly update on market trends for a variety of major commodities, as well as an analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the main produced species.

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USDA reports high soybean yields

Sep 2, 2020 — USDA forecasts that 2019/20 soybean exports from Brazil may swell to 93.5 million metric tons and a reduction in global sunflower seed production.

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Seafood to increase by 44 million tons by 2050

Aug 20, 2020 — If sustainably managed, wild fisheries and mariculture could help meet the rising demand for food in the long term.

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No illegal and veterinary drugs in Norwegian farmed fish

Aug 20, 2020 — Norwegian researchers examined 13,725 samples to monitor the status of illegal substances, pharmaceuticals and contaminants in Norwegian farmed fish and found no illegal drugs and some lice medicine below the limit.

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The Asian aquafeed industry remains full of opportunities

Aug 19, 2020 — Asia continues to be an attractive market for investments in aquafeed, given its large market size, growth potential and the general trend toward industrialization, according to a recent Rabobank report.

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U.S. soybean meal demand expected to increase through aquaculture

Aug 12, 2020 — The Soy Aquaculture Alliance commissioned a report that concluded that the growth of the U.S. catfish industry, among other species, can have a major impact on increasing overall demand for U.S. soybeans.

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More than 50% of all marine ingredients are certified by MarinTrust

Aug 10, 2020 — MarinTrust reports that more than 50% of all marine ingredients produced worldwide are now certified under the MarinTrust program and the organization wants to raise the bar and achieve 75% certification, under evaluation or program improvement by 2025.

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ASC reports the impact of certified responsible aquaculture

Aug 5, 2020 — The first Monitoring and Evaluation report shows that certified farms are learning to work with their feed suppliers to reduce their reliance on wild-caught fish in the feed they use, helping to reduce the pressure on wild fishery stocks.

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Designing a sustainable future for aquaculture with “One Health” approach

Aug 4, 2020 — A new study applies the “One Health” approach to aquaculture and recognizes that societal buy-in, equity of access to the food produced and environmental protection must be adequately addressed as the industry expands over coming decades.

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High availability of marine ingredient raw materials in June 2020

Aug 3, 2020 — IFFO reports that the higher-than-average landings in Peru in June 2020 were the main drivers of such improvement, although the Northern European countries and India also showed a historically higher availability of raw material for June.

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Aquaculture market in South Korea

Jul 29, 2020 — The latest issue of the EUMOFA’s monthly Highlights analyzes the fisheries and aquaculture market in South Korea, one of the countries with the highest seafood consumption per capita.

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Antioxidants and their impact in krill meal and oil

Jul 22, 2020 — Tharos released a report that describes the importance and impact of antioxidants in feed ingredients and provides some recommendations on their use.

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Increasing uncertainties of medium-term agricultural prospects due to COVID-19

Jul 22, 2020 — The new joint OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 report underscores the continuing need to invest in building productive, resilient and sustainable food systems in the face of COVID-19 uncertainties.

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Sustainable aquaculture to secure ocean health and wealth

Jul 16, 2020 — A new report suggests that sustainable, ocean-based investments, including sustainable aquaculture, can yield a number of benefits for economies, communities, businesses and households.

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