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New data tool measures seafood sustainability

Nov 20, 2019 — By combining data from five leading seafood certification and ratings programs, this tool provides a global analysis of the sustainable seafood landscape.

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FAO report on hazards in feed

Nov 20, 2019 — Generated from an expert meeting held in 2015, the report discusses potential hazards in feed of chemical, biological and physical origin.

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Is the large-scale use of alternative feeds in salmon sustainable?

Nov 14, 2019 — A multi-scale integrated analysis, that anticipates the environmental and socio-economic impacts of large-scale implementation of alternative salmon feeds, considers that insect sources as replacements of fishmeal and fish oil represent an interesting alternative but raises uncertainty.

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No illegal compounds found in Norwegian farmed salmon

Nov 13, 2019 — The Norwegian annual report, Monitoring program for pharmaceuticals, illegal substances and contaminants in farmed fish, summarizes the monitoring data collected in 2018 on the status of illegal substances, pharmaceuticals and contaminants in Norwegian farmed fish.

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Technologies shaping the future of shrimp production

Nov 12, 2019 — Expert insights into the key challenges and opportunities in shrimp aquaculture are offered in a new leadership magazine launched by Benchmark.

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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA)

Oct 29, 2019 — The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. This premier advocacy document is published every two years to provide policy-makers, civil society and those whose livelihoods depend on the sector a comprehensive, objective and global view of capture fisheries and aquaculture, including associated policy issues.

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EU and Argentina aquaculture in the latest EUMOFA's Monthly Highlights

Oct 24, 2019 — In 2017, the EU accounted for 1.21% of world aquaculture production in volume and 2.05% in value. Argentina aquaculture production is growing but still low reaching, 3,568 tons in 2017.

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RAS to disrupt salmon farming over the next decade

Oct 24, 2019 — On its latest report, Rabobank sees potential for this emerging technology to change the aquaculture game over the next decade, particularly for salmon-farming.

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Report questions aquaculture sustainability

Oct 17, 2019 — A report by the Changing Markets Foundation questions the sustainability of the fishmeal and fish oil used in global aquaculture and reveals links between world’s biggest supermarkets and illegal, unsustainable fishing in India, Vietnam and the Gambia.

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Supporting more sustainable, productive and inclusive fish agri-food systems

Oct 10, 2019 — The CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems is developing research innovations to optimize aquaculture and small-scale fisheries to reduce poverty, improve food and nutrition security and sustain the underlying natural resources and ecosystem services which both are dependent upon.

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Aquafeed potential in Sub-Saharan Africa

Oct 3, 2019 — The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) commissioned an exploratory research into the aquaculture and aquafeed potential in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study predicts potential for aquafeeds in catfish farming in Nigeria and the development of large commercial culture systems for tilapia in the great lakes of Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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New international aquaculture trade database

Oct 3, 2019 — EUMOFA presented a newly enhanced international fishery and aquaculture trade database. The data covers monthly imported and exported volumes and values for each species traded of 68 non-EU countries and all 28 EU countries plus Norway and Iceland.

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Aquaculture is well-ranked by FAIRR Initiative

Sep 26, 2019 — The second edition of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index reports on improvements in the salmon industry in terms of sustainability and its impact on the ranking.

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The feed industry should be driver of change in aquaculture

Sep 19, 2019 — “The aquafeed industry will need to think out of the box to find growth,” states the latest Rabobank report. After years of growth, the aquafeed industry is expected to experience a deceleration with increasing overcapacity in nearly all key markets globally.

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Norwegian salmon feed tonnage remains stable but fishmeal usage drops

Sep 10, 2019 — A new report shows that between 2012 and 2016 there were hardly any changes in the amount of feed being produced for Norwegian salmon farms and in the quantities of salmon being slaughtered at Norwegian fish farms. However, a higher percentage of feed raw materials are now being derived from the land.

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Mycotoxins in Aquaculture book

Sep 10, 2019 — This is the first book from Biomin brings together the authors’ experience from work with terrestrial animals to identify the potential impact of these anti-nutrients in aquatic species.

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STATUS REPORT: Indian Fishmeal and Fishoil Exporters Association All India Fishery Improvement Program on Indian Oil Sardine

Aug 27, 2019 — The Indian Fishmeal and Fish Oil Exporters’ Association,  a consortium of 14 major fish meal and fish oil producers  in India,  has been working on a fishery improvement program for the Indian Oil Sardine Sardinella longiceps along both coasts of India since 2017.

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FEFAC Annual Report

Aug 27, 2019 — The report includes topics such as European feed protein production, environmental foot printing and the role of animal nutrition in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

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FAO predicts the impact of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture

Aug 22, 2019 — The FAO published an updated report synthesizing the current knowledge, adaptation and mitigation options of climate change in the fisheries and aquaculture industry.

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The future of aquaculture in Indonesia

Aug 15, 2019 — The Indonesian government has set ambitious targets for aquaculture growth up to 2030 but meeting the production targets will come at a cost for the environment.

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