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Cooke Aquaculture will open a farmed Atlantic salmon processing plant in early 2009 in Machiasport, Maine.
Mike Cooke, COO of Cooke USA, speaking at yesterday's dedication ceremony for the National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center in Franklin, Maine, said the company has invested more than $60 million in Maine's aquaculture industry.
"Over the past four years we have established a strong reputation for our company and for the… Read More
The Australian Institute of Marine Science today announced a new automated tool that provides support for sea cage aquaculture managers in making decisions about locating their sites and determining the number of fish that can be sustainably farmed.
A result of an AIMS project in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and funded by the Australian Aid Program through the Australian Center for International… Read More
Offshore aquaculture remains a point of concern for chefs, retailers and scientists who took part in a panel discussion at last week's Cooking for Solutions seminar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. The debate centered on how to deal with the demand for the big three species - shrimp, tuna and salmon.
The panel was moderated by Kristine Kidd, food editor for Bon Appetit magazine.
While Paul Johnson, owner of the Monterey… Read More
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) says a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Friday warns that significant challenges still exist in developing an environmentally friendly and economically sustainable U.S. offshore aquaculture industry.
The report, which Rahall asked the GAO in February 2007 to conduct, underscores the need to establish a clear a regulatory framework for aquaculture in… Read More
An Australian company is raising barramundi in open ocean cages in the equatorial waters surrounding the Marshall Islands, which are situated between Guam and Hawaii.
GFB Fisheries Ltd. is the world's first company to produce barramundi hatchlings from fertilized eggs in Australia and raise them in open ocean cages near the Marshall Islands. The feat took years of trial and error to accomplish, Carey Ramm, managing director of GFB Fisheries,… Read More
The Global Aquaculture Alliance's shrimp certification program is minimizing and eliminating the social injustices allegedly associated with shrimp farming and processing in Asia, said Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Solidarity Center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit workers' rights organization affiliated with the AFL-CIO,… Read More
Cermaq ASA of Norway has lowered its 2008 production goals for Chile by 22 percent, to 53,000 tons, citing disease problems with farmed salmon.
Farmed salmon production, originally set at 32,000 tons, was cut down to 23,000 tons. Coho and trout estimates were reduced from 18,000 to 15,000 tons.
In addition to problems with infectious salmon anemia (ISA), the company has dealt with incidents of SRS (salmonid rickettsial septicemia) and problems… Read More
Next week General Santos City in the Philippines will be the venue of a conference on European Union food and seafood standards and regulations training, courtesy of the Philippines' Department of Agriculture, the European Consortium and European Commission. The training, from April 22 to 24, will be attended by 60 overseas representatives and 150 industry experts from the Philippines.
Part of the agenda is EU standards and regulations. The… Read More
Groups Oppose Offshore Drilling in Bristol Bay
Environmental groups Defenders of Wildlife and the World Wildlife Fund yesterday said the federal government's plans for oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay will harm commercial and recreational fishing throughout the region.
The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) will publish a call for nominations today in the Federal Register soliciting interest in drilling in… Read More
Opening this week's second annual Assam Fish Festival, the state's Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi pointed out that Assam, with its statewide water assets, should be able to produce enough seafood for the state's consumption and have excess to export.
Gogoi suggested adopting technologies used in the states of Punjab and Haryana to improve Assam's seafood production, as well as its food production in general.
Responding to Gogoi, Nurjamal Sarkar,… Read More