Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Request for Proposals: Humboldt Bay Mariculture Pre¬Permitting Project

Proposals Must Be Received by: 10/10/2014

Email Completed Proposals to: Jack Crider, Humboldt Bay Harbor District CEO (jcrider@humboldtbay.org)

To receive updates regarding this request for proposals, send your email address to: clerk@humboldtbay.org


The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District (District) and City of Eureka are tideland trustees for portions of Humboldt Bay, California. The District is in the process of acquiring environmental permits to conduct mariculture (shellfish and/or macro-algae) operations at specific sites in the bay. The permitting process is expected to be complete in 2015. Once the sites are permitted, they will be leased to private culturists. The District is requesting proposals from culturists to lease and culture the sites once they are permitted. Read more...

GAA Partners with National Fish & Seafood, SFP to Launch Small Farm Pilot Project

In collaboration with the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), National Fish & Seafood in late July announced that is launching a project to bring small-scale shrimp farmers closer to Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.

With the support of GAA, National Fish & Seafood will pilot the first four groups of shrimp farmers in Vietnam, Indonesia and India. These four groups will be tapped to launch the first Aquaculture Improvement Projects (AIPs) through SFP to document improvements in practices being made at the farm and zonal levels. Read more...

Vietnam says its seafood faces non-tariff barriers in 49 countries, regions

Vietnam's seafood is facing non- tariff barriers in 49 countries and regions, said Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Center (VITIC) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade on Monday.

Several non-tariff barriers that were recently established in 2014 include technical barriers to trade on Vietnamese seafood into the European Union (EU) market, the application of Sanitary and  Phytosanitary measures on the seafood into the United States via its Food Safety Modernization Act and Agricultural Act. Read more...

Expansion planned for Argyll-based international research facility

ONE of the largest aquaculture research facilities in Europe is undertaking an expansion which will reinforce the reputation of Scotland as a world leader in marine science.

The Marine Environmental Research Laboratory (MERL), part of the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, is based at Machrihanish in Argyll. It provides contract research services and facilities to industry and academics working within the aquaculture sector, including a number of multinational corporations. Read more...

The Huon Method

The Huon Method Is Our Innovative Farming Philosophy:

✓ Stress Free – Raised to mirror the natural life of salmon in the wild.
✓ Well Nourished – The highest quality feed dispensed by our ingenious feeding system.
✓ Kept Clean and Healthy – Nurtured in the most spacious enclosures in the world.
✓ Raised with Sustainable Practices – In the crystal clear open waters of Tasmania.

We’ve been farming top quality salmon in the pristine wild waters of Tasmania for more than two decades, and in that time we’ve learnt a thing or two about the best way to raise some of the highest quality salmon in the world. Read more...

Seafish reveal programme for Humber Seafood Summit 2014

The final programme for the Humber Seafood Summit is now available at www.seafish.org. The event, hosted at the Royal Hotel in Grimsby from September 17-18, will bring together a panel of respected industry speakers and delegates from across Europe to debate supply and efficiency in the Seafood Industry.

The Summit is organised and co-ordinated by Seafish in association with organisations in then Humber area and will launch on the evening of the 17thwith a networking session and Seafood fayre. Local food and UK Seafood companies will once again display their products as part of the evening reception, which officially launches the Summit. The evening event itself has grown in popularity over the years, and delegates now look forward to sampling the delicious local produce in offer as they network and look ahead to the Summit programme. Local suppliers participating this year include Flatfish, Youngs Seafood Ltd, Chapmans, Icelandic Seachill and The Big Prawn Co. Read more...

Monday, 21 July 2014

Scientists urged to put forward climate resilient fish and aquaculture development plan

Fisheries and Animal Resources Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque today urged the fisheries scientists and experts participated at the international workshop here to put forward some sort of recommendations on preservation and development of the marine fisheries of the country considering adverse impacts of the climate change.

Climate change adverse impacts on fisheries and aquaculture are yet to be assessed, so, we expect the scientists and expert would place climate resilient fisheries and aquaculture development plan before the government for implementation in future for the greater benefit of the country,” the minister said. Read more...