Friday, 3 July 2015

BIOMIN opens Aquaculture Center for Applied Nutrition in Vietnam

The grand opening ceremony of the new BIOMIN Aquaculture Center for Applied Nutrition at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City took place on 30 June 2015. The new research center will drive research and development of innovative and effective solutions to pressing challenges in the industry.

More than 150 guests, including representatives from local government, academia, and the aquaculture industry attended the grand opening ceremony of the new 900m2 aquaculture research center at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Read more...

Flurer Smokery Employs SIMBA Seafood Labelling & Traceability Software For Improved Traceability

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Redmond, Washington software developer specializing in Seafood Tracking Solutions has announced a new application for Tracking Shellfish resulting in improved labeling of seafoodtraceability and reduced transportation costs.

About SIMBA:

SIMBA Seafood Labeling and Traceability Software is specifically designed to manage the "deconstruction" process (one item broken down to many) that characterizes the fresh food industry. The plant workers like how easy SIMBA is to use, plant managers appreciate the immediate information it provides them, and owners enjoy higher profitability through greater control over inventory and yields. Read more...

New scientific assessments, key fish stock on the rise

North Sea codhaddock and plaice numbers are rising, which should lead to significantly higher quotas next year, according to new scientific assessments published. There are similarly encouraging figures for a number of west coast stocks including megrim and Rockall Haddock.

Annual scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) – an international network of marine and fisheries scientists – helps to inform the fisheries negotiations that take place in the autumn to decide how much quota our fishermen will receive in the coming year. Read more...

Thursday, 2 July 2015

The new generation aquaculture workforce

Ellie Kerrisk represents the new breed of aquaculture workers - New Zealand-educated and with industry-specific training.

The 20-year-old from Golden Bay now works as a Hatchery Technician for Shellfish Production and Technology Ltd New Zealand (Spat NZ), which recently built a pilot scale mussel hatchery at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park at The Glen, near Nelson. Spat NZ is developing methods to consistently produce mussel spat at large scale and aims to breed good performing mussels that can be grown and harvested year round. Read more...

Aquaculture is Agriculture: R.I. Shellfish Management Plan Updates

Since the November launch of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Management Plan (SMP), research and outreach efforts have continued, and the SMP stakeholder meeting held at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography on June 25th was an opportunity to share recent progress as well as promote upcoming efforts.

Since the fall, the SMP team has worked to turn many of the numerous policy and research recommendations, such as a Vibrio plan for hard clams, into a reality. With additional shellfish research slated for 2016, the team hopes to continue to work alongside Rhode Island Sea Grant and others to continue producing new knowledge for the benefit of the shellfishing community. Read more...

Grimsby MP demands Young’s Seafood taskforce

The MP for Great Grimsby Melanie Onn has called on the government to establish a taskforce to secure the future of Young’s Seafood in Grimsby and safeguard the hundreds of jobs  currently at risk.

She told the Commons that Grimsby already has the 17th highest unemployment rate in the country. Read more...

Sea Pact Announces New Chairman

Sea Pact, a coalition of seafood industry leaders, has elected a new Chairman for its advisory councilGuy Dean, VP/CSO at Albion Fisheries Ltd is now chairman, taking the place of former chairman Logan KockVice President of Strategic Purchasing & Responsible Sourcing at Santa Monica Seafoods.

Sea Pact is a coalition of seafood distributors who strive to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks of a long term and sustainable seafood industry by financially contributing to fisheries and aquaculture improvement. Read more...