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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
July 18, 2008

The government of Philippines' Catanduanes province last week approved $66,500 for a province-wide crab coalition that would fight rampant smuggling operations of crab larvae and young crabs to other provinces.

The coalition of government and private groups will establish parameters for collection and standardization of crab nursery operations as well as grow-out techniques from larvae to young crabs. It will also regulate distribution of

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 18, 2008

A coalition of 14 dietary specialists spoke out yesterday in opposition of a study released earlier this month that claimed farmed tilapia contains a potentially hazardous balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for patients vulnerable to inflammation.

Published in the July edition of Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the study was led by Floyd "Ski" Chilton, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology and director of the

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 18, 2008

Americans didn't eat quite as much seafood in 2007 as they did the previous year.

U.S. per-capita seafood consumption slipped from 16.5 pounds in 2006 to 16.3 pounds last year, the National Marine Fisheries Service reported yesterday. It reached a record 16.6 pounds in 2004.

Shrimp consumption fell from 4.4 pounds in 2006 to 4.1 pounds last year, the same total seen in 2005. The drop in shrimp consumption mirrors the drop in shrimp

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
July 17, 2008

Earlier this week, Dr. Saidul Islam of the Department of Sociology at the University of York in Toronto wrote a review on the Bangladeshi shrimp industry and the challenges it faces. The second largest foreign currency earner, bringing in $515 million last fiscal year, the shrimp industry is important for the Bangladesh economy. Producing 5 percent of the world's shrimp output, the Bangladesh government targets an increased income of more than

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 17, 2008

Vietnam's pangasius exports are projected to surpass 500,000 metric tons this year, generating more than $1.2 billion, Ngo Phuoc Hau, VP of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors and chairman of its Freshwater Fish Committee, told Asia Pulse today.

He said Mekong Delta processors are producing large tra weighing more than 1.1 kilograms (2.4 pounds) each, which represent 70 to 80 percent of the raw material supply.

So

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 17, 2008

The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body yesterday upheld a previous ruling that the United States violated international trade law by requiring foreign shrimp exporters subject to antidumping tariffs to post a bond covering the tariffs' full amount.

The complaint was brought by Thailand and India, two of the six countries subject to U.S. shrimp antidumping tariffs. A WTO panel ruled in favor of Thailand and India in February, and the

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Linda Salim, for SeafoodSource from Surabaya, Indonesia

Published on
July 17, 2008

Kiotech, a U.K.-based fish-feed additive producer listed in AIM, (Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange) has opened a regional branch in GuangZhou, the capital of China's GuangDong province and the center of GuangDong's aquaculture industry.

Kiotech produces Aquatice, a fish-feed additive that claims to increase farmed fish appetite and therefore reduces wasted feed.

Kiotech Director Mark Nicholls

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 17, 2008

EWOS Innovations Chile, the research arm of aquaculture conglomerate Cermaq, has opened a state-of-the-art research lab near Puerto Montt, the first such facility in Chile.

The nation's largest fish feed supplier will use the lab to combat diseases and parasites through feed formulations instead of drugs.

"If you want to be a big player in the salmon industry, you have to do research," Javier Gonzalez, general manager of EWOS Innovation,

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 17, 2008

A survey released today from The Nielsen Co. shows an increasing number of consumers are changing where and how they shop in response to rising gas prices. The survey, conducted in June, is based on responses from nearly 50,000 U.S. consumers.

Some highlights of the study include:

• Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of consumers are reducing their spending, up 18 percentage points in the last year and up 14 percentage points in the last six

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July 17, 2008

The U.S. manufacturer of The Lobster Zone claw game featured in about 300 restaurants nationwide is fighting back after PETA said the game is cruel to animals.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is urging restaurants to get rid of the machines, which are similar to plush toy games in which the user can use a claw to pick up the toy. About 300 restaurants across the country, including JD's Bait Shop Sports Grill in Greenwood

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