Vietnam promotes sustainable pangasius

World Fishing & Aquaculture – Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)-certified GODACO farm in Vietnam is promoting its pangasius this week as part of an EU-funded project. Fish buyers were able to tour the farm and processing facility, and attend a Pangasius Forum discussion, thanks to the Establishing a Sustainable Pangasius Supply Chain in Vietnam (SUPA) project. “The ASC has Read More…

Farming the ‘king of the ocean’

The Baltimore Sun – The dark specks swirling around in big water-filled tanks at the Columbus Center hardly look like fish, much less the kings of the ocean. But from these tiny beginnings, a team of Maryland scientists hopes to unlock the secrets of "farming" Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the most prized fish on the planet — and one of the most threatened. "For me, it's the Holy Read More…

Breeding progress of grouper in captivity achieved

FIS – A team of researchers from the University of San Pablo is working on a breeding project of grouper (Epinephelus marginatus) in captivity. The main goal of the scientists is to contribute to the conservation of this fish from aquaculture, offering an alternative that can relieve fishing pressure on wild populations and allow for a possible restock. The grouper stocks are small at Read More…

Aquaculture is hooked on chemicals, an addiction that must be fixed…

E&E Publishing – In part of the search to find ways to feed future populations, given the mounting impacts of extreme weather on traditional farming, many have begun to turn their attention to the ocean. Over the past four decades, aquaculture has grown rapidly, accounting for half of human-consumed seafood in 2011 and continuing at a 6 percent annual increase in production. But along Read More…

Regional Investment Fund Earmarks $80mn For Aquaculture Farm In Oman

Muscat Daily – A regional fund, for the growth of aquaculture, set up with the backing of private as well as sovereign and GCC investment funds, has earmarked US$80mn (AED293mn) for an aquaculture farm in Oman. Once operational, the farm is expected to produce 13,000 tonnes of fish annually, of which 10,000 tonnes would be giant tiger prawns. Initiated by Emirates Star Fisheries, the Read More…

Genomics improve disease resistance in rohu carp

FIS – A collaborative project between Norway and India has discovered markers for genes that control resistance against the bacterial disease aeromoniasis in rohu carp (Labeo rohita). Aeromoniasis is a devastating disease that affects aquaculture of this and many other carp species throughout the world. Breeding programmes can make use of these new markers to select rohu carp broodstock Read More…

Record Sales for Producers at 8th Seafood Fair Pescamar 2014

The Fish Site – Farmers and fishermen participating in Eighth Annual Seafood Fair "Pescamar 2014" reported record sales of 117 million pesos, according to the National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sánchez. The head of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) explained  that during the three days of the fair more than 16,000 trade Read More…

With Sturgeon Endangered, Sacramento Becoming Focal Point For Caviar…

CBS News – A high-end delicacy is in danger of swimming off the menu, but Sacramento is playing a vital role in turning the tide. The sturgeon harvested for caviar are now endangered, but a local company is raising them sustainably and offering new hope for California’s drought. A small tin of sturgeon eggs, or black caviar, can cost a couple of thousand dollars. And when you’re Read More…

Fish farming ocean pen installation starts

FIS – The installation of a huge highly automated spherical pen, devised for farming pelagic species from egg to harvest size, off the Kohala coast, Hawaii, raises opposition from local residents, who are concerned about the environment damage it may cause. OceansphereTM is a geodesic sphere designed by Hawaii Oceanic Technology Inc. (HOTI) that stays submerged 20 metres below the Read More…

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

GPB News – In a windowless laboratory in downtown Baltimore, some tiny, translucent fish larvae are swimming about in glass-walled tanks. They are infant bluefin tuna. Scientists in this laboratory are trying to grasp what they call the holy grail of aquaculture: raising this powerful fish, so prized by sushi lovers, entirely in captivity. But the effort is fraught with Read More…