Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations

When finalized, the proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations would resolve uncertainties in the application of various federal acts, eliminate overlap and duplication issues, and reflect the unique circumstances of aquaculture.

The proposed Regulations will clarify conditions under which aquaculture operators may treat their fish for disease and parasites, as well as deposit organic matter, under sections 35 and 36 of the Fisheries Act. As in the past, the Regulations would require that only products regulated by Health Canada under the Pest Control Products Act or the Food and Drugs Act may be used. The proposed Regulations will also impose greater public reporting from the aquaculture industry, as well as specific environmental monitoring and sampling requirements. Read more...

Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

Authorities are investigating whether negligence at wastewater treatment plants was to blame after millions of fresh water fish locally known as “popocha” began to float up in the Cajititlan lagoon last week. Read more...

Ocean to Table Kapiti Style well & truly served

Visa Wellington on a Plate, Ocean to Table Kapiti Style served up two magnificent days in Kapiti on August 23 & 30 by serving two wonderful seafood immersion experiences.

“What more could you want for a great lunch time event, says Jeanine van Kradenburg of Party Perfect Catering – two full houses of 60 appreciative diners, sun shining on the banks of the Waikanae River and the bounty of both land and sea from right on Kapiti’s doorstep being served”. Read more...

Buyers Show a Healthy Appetite for the Return of Seafood Expo Asia

Looking to capitalize on Asia’s booming seafood market, thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world will convene in Hong Kong today for three days of business and networking at Seafood Expo Asia. After a record-breaking edition in 2013, the exposition returns to reinstate its position as one of the most important events for the seafood industry.

For its fifth edition, the exhibit floor will span more than 2,000 square metres, hosting over 180 exhibitors from 32 countries who will showcase their seafood products, services and processing equipment. Visitors will include buyers from major supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines and contract caterers, as well as international seafood wholesalers, distributors, importers and exporters. Read more...

Performance of the Sea Bass and Sea Bream Sector

The principal key performance indicators of Mediterranean aquaculturegrowth, mortality and feed efficiency – have not significantly progressed in the sea bass and sea bream sector over the last decade. They may actually have got worse!

Resulting from an initiative of two of the pioneers of European aquaculture, Bjorn Myrseth and Gustavo Larrazábal, this special one-day event will address the production performance of the sea bass and sea bream sector by providing a forum for discussion of important technical challenges and potential responses.

The Mediterranean fish farming sector is very aware that there has been little to no improvement in its technical performance during the last 12-15 years and that this issue has become increasingly decisive for its development. Read more...

Scottish Fishermen’s Trust supports diverse range of marine science projects

The Scottish Fishermen’s Trust (SFT) has awarded grants in excess of UK£100,000 (US$165,280.514) so far this year for a diverse range of fisheries science and conservation projects.

Many of these projects support initiatives that have come directly from Scottish fishermen looking to increase our understanding of fish stocks and promote their conservation, including the use of more selective fishing gears. Read more...

Monday, 1 September 2014

UK kids don’t know their fish from their fish fingers

Nemo favourite clownfish more well-known than mackerel

New research from Seafish has revealed that the UK’s kids have a worrying lack of awareness when it comes to naming different species of edible fish.

In a poll of Britain’s five to 11 year olds, carried out by the industry authority on seafood, one-third (29%) of children named Fish Fingers as an edible seafood, ahead of popular species haddock (18%), prawns (16%).

More kids were able to come up with Finding Nemo favourite, Clownfish (12%), than mackerel (5%), and sustainable species pollock and coley failed to feature at all. Read more...