Friday, 19 December 2014

To All out Readers and Visitors

To all our Readers and visitors from the Staff at NISA Media

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We look forward to seeing you all in 2015


More Than 100 Farms Transforming Aquaculture Towards Sustainability

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has welcomed more than one hundred certified farms into its certification programme in just over two years. And, in the last year alone it’s seen the number of farms in the programme double.

In August 2012 Regal Springs’ Toba and Kedung Ombo tilapia farms were the first globally to gain ASC certification. At the time, ASC only had operational standards for tilapia and pangasius. In 2013 the bivalve, abalone, salmon and trout standards were launched, followed by shrimp in 2014. Read more...


BIOMIN announces opening of the Erber Research Center in Thailand

Built with natural, functional and sustainable materials, the Erber Research Center was recently opened on the grounds of Kasetsart University at its Khamphaeng Saen Campus in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand.

150 distinguished guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Erber Research Center, a joint effort between BIOMIN and the Faculty of Agriculture at Kasetsart University’s Kamphaeng Saen Campus in Thailand, which officially opened on 2 December 2014. In line with its R&D slogan, “Turning science into sustainable solutions”, the purpose of the center with its modern trial facilities is to enable the application and testing of new innovative solutions for the animal feed industry. Read more...


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Local apprentice leads new wave of young blood into burgeoning aquaculture sector

Simon MacLellan, the talented 24yo aquaculture trainee working for Marine Harvest in Lochaber and winner of the Aquaculture Learner of the Year Award, is leading a new wave of Modern Apprentices into an expanding fisheries & aquaculture management sector.

With new Government targets for marine production set to increase to 210,000 tonnes and shellfish to 13,000 tonnes by 2020, there are significant and growing career opportunities for school leavers and college graduates looking for a challenging and highly skilled occupation. Read more...


New report urges overhaul of fish farm regulations in Nova Scotia

A new report by two legal experts is recommending an overhaul of Nova Scotia’s aquaculture regulations, but it doesn’t call for a ban on fish farms.

Instead, law professors Meinhard Doelle and Bill Lahey of Dalhousie University in Halifax recommend shaping an industry that has a low impact on the environment and a high economic value. Read more...


New Zealand Seafood – the Kiwi Christmas Classic

Seafood New Zealand is encouraging New Zealanders to put our sustainable seafood on their tables this ChristmasKaimoana is a massive part of New Zealand tradition, and our seafood comes from one of the best fisheries management systems in the world.

“Families looking to fill their plates with fresh and healthy local produce this Christmas cannot go wrong with New Zealand seafood,” says Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim Pankhurst. Read more...


DS-Concept Provides $4 Million Factoring Facility to Multi-National Seafood Exporter

DS-Concept Factoring, a global commercial finance company specializing in international non-recourse factoring, has provided a US$4 (€3.251) million export accounts receivable facility to a multi-national shrimp exporter headquartered in Spain with branch locations in the US and Argentina.

The new DS-Concept-client who provides cold water shrimp to retailers and wholesalers in Europe, Asia, the US, and GCC is growing rapidly because of shrinking exports from the US and anticipates a total factored volume in excess of US$30 (€24.384) million for 2015. Read more...