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Russia to launch another big sturgeon farm
July 13, 2011 15:55

A big sturgeon farm is being constructed in the settlement of Rechnoye in Russia's Republic of Dagestan washed by the Caspian Sea, according to the Russian Fish Insider Report published by

Asia Regional Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development
For the first time ever a meeting of Honourable Ministers from the Asian region, with purview for fisheries in their portfolios, will convene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28-29 July 2011. The idea of convening ministerial meeting has been mooted around for a while, but a firm decision was arrived at the 22nd Governing Council Meeting in 2010, which was transmitted to the FAO for concurrence. At the 29th Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries (CoFI), April 2011, the Honourable Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Sri Lanka, made a formal proposal which was accepted by the CoFI and it is now coming to fruition, according to Russian Fish Insider Report published by
Marine Harvest ASA (NO) - UPDATE AFTER THE END OF Q2 2011
July 13, 2011 10:37
Marine Harvest ASA, which is the world's leading seafood company and largest producer of farmed salmon, has reported its harvest volumes in the second quarter of 2011, according to Russian Fish Insider Report published by
Spanish sturgeon farm Piscifactoria de Sierra Nevada exporting black caviar to Russia

The Spanish trout and sturgeon farm Piscifactoria de Sierra Nevada has started exportation of premium sturgeon caviar to Russia this year, according to the Russian Fish Insider Report published by

Last year the company was duly approved for export to the Russian Federation under the number 12.00140/GR as fishery products processor (including fresh fishery products)

Russia boosting number of farms for sturgeon caviar production
July 12, 2011 11:54

With the wild sturgeon stocks being in depletion, Russian private companies are increasingly investing in the production of farmed sturgeon caviar and the number of sturgeon farms has been rising in the last few years, according to the Russian Fish Insider Report published by

NOAA announces aquaculture initiative to enable domestic seafood production and create jobs in coastal communities
NOAA's administrator today will announce a new aquaculture initiative to help meet our country's growing demand for seafood, while creating jobs and restoring healthy ecosystems, reports
ASC Gears Up to Pangasius Certification
July 6, 2011 16:27
Prior to certification the farms are obliged to become accredited through training. They must show proof of a satisfying level of experience, qualifications and internal administration. Following the training, the certification bodies are ready to start certifying farms. The first accreditation training will take place in Vietnam on September 6 - 8. The cost of this training will be announced end of July, reports
Global Aquaculture Alliance Offers New Traceability Option For BAP Certification
July 5, 2011 16:43
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is introducing a new option for achieving the traceability required for Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, reports
Norway’s two largest cod farmers merge
Codfarmers ASA (COD) and Atlantic Cod Farms AS (ACF) on Friday agreed to merge, reports
What do we really know about infection between farmed and wild fish?
July 4, 2011 15:45
A project has attempted to map all available scientific and evidence-based knowledge about infection between farmed and wild fish. In order to be able to get through the extensive amount of scientific material in the report, we asked one of the scientists behind the report, Lill-Heidi Johansen from Nofima, to tell us what we actually know, reports
Can fish feed help farmed salmon adapt to climate changes?
July 1, 2011 16:48
How will salmon farming adapt to predicted climate changes? Can feed formulation be used as a tool to reduce the impacts of rising seawater temperatures? These are underlying questions for a new PhD project conducted by Vibeke Vikeså at Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre, reports
SALMODIS project: Getting an overall view to get salmon diseases under control
July 1, 2011 16:45
It should soon become easier to identify measures that will also be effective in the long term when outbreaks of disease in salmon farms need to be prevented or combatted, reports
Produmar and Aquamar farms Receive ISRTA Letter of Compliance
July 1, 2011 16:31
This month Produmar and Aquamar farms located in Ecuador, received Letters of Compliance under the International Standards for Responsible Tilapia Aquaculture (ISRTA), reports
Re-designed website focuses on fish farming
June 29, 2011 12:09
The newly redesigned website of Mainstream Canada, the second largest producer of farmed salmon in BC, goes live on the internet June 11, 2010, reports
FAO awarded Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific in Thailand
June 29, 2011 11:13
FAO has awarded the Margarita Lizárraga Medal to the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) in Thailand, reports
EU adopts new rules on GM contaminated feed imports
June 28, 2011 12:26
In a move welcomed by the European feed sector, the European Commission adopted a 'technical solution' to GM contamination of feed imports on Friday, June 24, 2011: the new regulations define a technical zero level of contamination at 0.1 %, reports
Salmon on menu for king crabs
The use of salmon meal in feed for king crabs is showing promising results. A trial under Nofima's direction points to the fact that salmon meal can replace traditional fish meal/herring meal without having a negative effect on growth or quality, reports
Contractor of "Fish from the Desert" setting up centers of premium black caviar production in Russia
June 24, 2011 11:10
Contractor of "Fish from the desert", The United Food Technologies, is setting up centers for aquacultural production of premium black caviar in Russia, according to
Marine cage farm stocked two million Atlantic salmons
The stocking material of 1.8 million Atlantic salmon fry was delivered to a marine cage farm in the Barents Sea, the facility owned by ZAO Russian salmon (closed jsc), according to Russian Fish Insider Report published by
Skretting breeds sea lice
June 21, 2011 11:36
The laboratory is a separate building, isolated from the rest of the trials station. It has an array of tanks for the trial fish and two for hatching lice, reports
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