Friday, 30 January 2015

Second edition of ‘Mycotoxins in Focus’ comes to VIV Asia 2015

Biomin will host the second edition of the “Mycotoxins in Focus: Trends, Facts, and Effects” conference on 12 March 2015 in the afternoon of second day of VIV Asia 2015 at BITEC, in Bangkok, Thailand, in partnership with AllAboutFeed, Pig Progress, and VIV.

With its annual BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey running for over a decade, BIOMIN has become the leading authority on mycotoxins. The second edition of the “Mycotoxins in Focus” conference builds upon the success of the inaugural edition held at VIV Europe 2014 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Read more...

MHG - Presentation of the Q4 2014 results 4 February 2015 at 08:00 (CET)

Marine Harvest ASA hereby invites you to the presentation of the results of the fourth quarter 2014 at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, 0117 Oslo, Norway.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 07:00 CET.

The presentation will be held in English and will also be available as a webcast. The webcast will be available on www.marineharvest.comRead more...

Whole Foods sets sustainable standards for farmed mollusks

Whole Foods Market announced all farmed mollusks, including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops, will be subject to new sustainability standards that will be verified by a third party.

Mollusk farms will not be allowed to use pesticides and must ensure water quality, sediment health and protection of coastal environments while providing traceability from farm to store.

Products will now carry a “Responsibly Farmed” logo.

Latin American Wholesaler Backs BAP Certification Program

Add Makro Supermayorista S.A. to the growing list of wholesalersretailers and foodservice operators worldwide that endorse the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) third-party certification program, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in late January.

Makro is the first major Latin American wholesaler to endorse the BAP program. It is adopting BAP certification as part of a company-wide sustainability initiative, working with its suppliers to ensure that its farmed seafood, when available, is sourced from a BAP-certified facility. Read more...

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Shelburne County fish farms appear to have weathered storm

A Cooke Aquaculture spokesperson says its salmon cages appear to have weathered the first winter storm of 2015.

Extreme heavy seas pounded the south shore on Tuesday as the result of a winter storm that brought wind gusts reaching 120 km/hr. Read more...

GLOBALG.A.P. and GMP+ International Enter into Strategic Alliance

GLOBALG.A.P. and GMP+ International have entered into a world-wide strategic partnership. The respective Letter of Intent was signed by the two parties today. GLOBALG.A.P. and GMP+ International are both certification scheme providers who operate on an international level and whose activities ideally complement each other.

Both organizations expect their alliance to strengthen their operations to the benefit of the involved certified companies in the feed, livestock farming and aqua culture businesses by providing greater uniformity and transparency as well as ultimately lowering cost. Read more...

Fishermen fear monopoly by Pacific Seafood Group

A federal judge issues a temporary order blocking the Oregon Company from buying a Washington processor.

Some commercial fishermen have won a temporary court order blocking Pacific Seafood Group from taking over Ocean Gold Seafoods. The fishermen fear the acquisition would give Pacific Seafood monopoly power in the market for groundfish, whiting and cold-water shrimp. Read more...