Sarufutsu River “Jumping” with Itou Salmon, Researchers Report. By Peter S.
Rand, Senior Conservation Biologist Chair, IUCN Salmonid Specialist Group In the field of conservation, we are often faced with the question “Is a certain species or population secure?” As I mentioned in my earlier blog this year, it is not an easy question to answer, particularly for river fishes that are elusive by nature. However, I am happy to report we are making substantial progress on answering that very question through our field studies of itou “ee-toe”, a mysterious member of the great salmon family found in east Asia.
Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp. Hide captionA fisherman pulls a basket filled with anchovies aboard a fishing boat off of Peru's northern port of Chimbote, in 2012.
Peru is the world's top fishmeal exporter, producing about a third of worldwide supply. Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters/Landov A fisherman pulls a basket filled with anchovies aboard a fishing boat off of Peru's northern port of Chimbote, in 2012. Peru is the world's top fishmeal exporter, producing about a third of worldwide supply. Small fatty fish like mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are high in omega-3s, vitamin D and low on the food chain.
Pin it. This Algae-Powered Building Actually Works. Does it make sense to power buildings with algae?
That's the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. Residents living inside say they are happy. And the energy performance is great. Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets. Hide captionUsing dipnets — which have nets up to 5 feet in diameter at the end — isn't easy, and the river can get pretty crowded.
The Next Tuna You Eat Could Have A Mackerel Momma. If you're not worried about a future without toro sushi or rare tuna steaks, you probably should be.
Five of the eight species of this tasty marine predator are endangered, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, source of the Red List of threatened species. In January 2013 an international group of fisheries researchers told the world (PDF) that Pacific bluefin tuna had been fished to their lowest levels in history, with the population near to collapsing as a commercial stock. Govt focus on self-sufficient pisciculture. The state is working on a plan to be self-sufficient in fish farming by December next year.
Animal husbandry and fisheries minister Baidyanath Sahni told The Telegraph that they had taken aquaculture, with focus on pisciculture, as a challenge in the state. “Though the details are still being prepared, the state will stop import of fish from Andhra Pradesh by December next year. The state will become self-sufficient in aquaculture and fish from other states will not be required as per the plan. La principal fuente informativa del mundo de aquacultura. The Aquaculturists: 24/06/14: Crawfish Aquaculture in the South.
The Aquaculturists: 20/06/14: Sir Bob Geldof: responsible aquaculture important in feeding the world. The complex challenge of feeding the world's growing population can only be properly addressed when all stakeholders - commercial operations, governments and NGOs - find genuinely fair and practical ways of working together, Sir Bob Geldof told delegates at AquaVision 2014.
In his keynote address, the rock star turned poverty and environmental campaigner said he believes that aquaculture can play its part by bridging the gap between sustainable fisheries and the global demand for seafood but that the industry can only hope to achieve this when systems are responsibly implemented and managed. "We need to get to the point whereby aquaculture is not only a viable business but also a viable methodology for keeping so many of us alive," said Sir Bob. "When you do this, and you will, you will have helped deal with the signature issue of our time, which is inequality and disequilibrium. That is worth fighting for and it is worth getting right.
23/05/14: Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) to Present Benchmark Framework for Evaluating Certifications at WAA14. Beginning a period of stakeholder consultation on a draft of a global Benchmark Framework for seafood certification schemes .
The Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) will be present at the WAA14 to start the consultation on its draft Benchmark Framework for Aquaculture Standards and will host a workshop on the Framework, the first of a series of workshops planned around the globe. Delegates at WAA14 are welcome to join the Aquaculture Standards and Certification session on Tuesday June 10 (11:10-17:20) to learn more about GSSI, its mission and progress to date, from it’s Program Manager, Herman Wisse.
16/05/14: University of Virginia and James Madison University achieve Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) announced that Aramark and its client partners at the University of Virginia and James Madison University have achieved MSC Chain of Custody certification resulting in the first MSC certified Aramark properties in the United States.
The certification of these two universities will provide more than 40,000 students, faculty and employees daily with seafood that can be traced back to a fishery that has been certified to the science-based, global MSC standard for sustainable wild-caught seafood. “In 2008, Aramark made a commitment that our seafood purchases in the United States would come from sustainable sources by 2018. Working with MSC has helped us develop processes that ensure our seafood can be traced to sustainable sources,” said Rita Alison, National Senior Manager Environmental Sustainability, Aramark Higher Education. 14/05/14: Future Fish Eurasia, Focusing On Aquaculture, Processing & Fish Trade.
Future Fish Eurasia, the 7th International Fair for Fish Imports/Exports, Processing, Aquaculture and Fisheries will be organised by Eurasia Trade Fairs at the Izmir International Fair Centre between 05 – 07 June 2014.
Future Fish Eurasia 2014 will be organised in a 11,000m² hall, where products and services from over 250 local, international and represented companies will be on display. The concept of Future Fish Eurasia is a combination of fish products, aquaculture and fish processing equipment, catering to fish traders, fish farmers & processors. Stats: Direct international exhibitors from Greece, India, Norway, France, USA, China, Iceland, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, South Korea and the UK. 13/05/14: SFF writes to First Minister seeking clarification over EU fishery access comments. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has written to First Minister Alex Salmond seeking clarification over comments he made in a recent speech concerning fishery access to Scottish waters should there be independence.
Speaking to the College of Europe in Bruges, the First Minister suggested that if EU membership was not inherited after Scotland became independent, then fishing fleets from other EU member states could be denied access to Scottish waters. SFF chief executive Bertie Armstrong, said: “As an organisation we are apolitical and are adopting a neutral position in the referendum debate. But we have been charged by our membership to ask questions and seek clarity over issues raised in the debate, so as to enable individual fishermen to make their own minds up. “This is why we have written to the First Minister seeking clarification about some of the comments made in his Bruges speech. Mr Armstrong said this raised a number of questions. 13/05/14: NGFA Donates $60,000 to National Pork Board for PEDV Research. The National Grain and Feed Foundation (NGFF) has contributed $60,000 to the National Pork Board (NPB) to be used to pursue research on the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that has infected swine herds in the United States.
The virus has infected and killed millions of young pigs on farms of all sizes in 29 states since May 2013, as well as in four Canadian provinces since January 2014. Importantly, the virus does not affect humans or the safety of consumable pork products. "The grain and feed industry is committed to supporting research being undertaken through the NPB that will help find ways to combat the establishment and spread of PEDV in the United States," said David Fairfield, vice president of feed services at the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). The NGFF, founded in 1965, is the NGFA's research and education arm.
The role of prebiotics in pangasius production. 17/04/14: Fish farming is still the future – concluding remarks from the 5th Offshore Mariculture Conference 2014. The key theme emerging from the 2014 Offshore Mariculture Conference confirmed that aquaculture is still the future. According to conference chairman, Alessandro Lovatelli, aquaculture officer at the FAO, ‘the maximum sustainable potential from wild capture fisheries has been reached, but aquaculture is growing. And this is necessary to keep up with food consumption and the growing population’. 10/04/14: David Mack, Organiser, Aquaculture UK. Aquaculture UK’ is an event that has come of age. It is almost exclusively focused and serving the Scottish salmon farming industry but has strong links to Europe, Northern Europe specifically and Norway in particular. As Scottish salmon farming has grown so to has this bi-anneal event.
Aquaculture UK has become a meeting point for industry, allowing for the necessary exchange of ideas, developments and information that is so essential to continued growth. 02/04/14: Fish Farming Technology. Too Many Salmon in the Sea, Pacific Study Hints. Too many fish in the sea? Surging pink salmon stocks in the Pacific Ocean pose a risk to other wildlife, suggests a seabird study released on Monday that points to climate change as a culprit. (Related video: "Alaskan Salmon Adventure. ") Along with other salmon, pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) numbers have grown since the 1970s, with an estimated 640 million returning to their breeding rivers in Asia and North America in 2009 alone. 01/04/14: GLOBALG.A.P. Capacity Building and Farm Assurer Workshop for Aquaculture. Norel. EXPERT TOPIC - SHRIMP. Microalgae: an indispensible feed for bivalves. 26/03/14: Connections between Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition.
26/03/14: A Career in Auditing. All around the world as certification increases the demand for qualified auditors increases. 26/03/14: Encyclopedia of Life. X-ray microtomography: a new tool in assessing the properties of aquatic feed. 25/03/14: More Confirmation on Algae. Closing the food waste loop: a new angle for insect-based feeds. Production of farmed turbot and Senegalese sole in Portugal. 21/02/14: New! IAF article: Whisky by-products – a sustainable protein source for aquaculture. 21/02/14: Fisheries conservation in Tasmania; FAO publishes new technical paper; Pakistan and China collaborate in aquaculture.
Reed Mariculture. 20/02/14: Feeding our image, by Alistair Lane. Below is an extract by Alistair Lane, executive director of the European Aquaculture Society. The column appears in the January/February 2014 edition of International Aquafeed magazine, available now in English, Spanish and Chinese. 20/02/14: New! IAF article: Current challenges and opportunities in amino acid nutrition of salmonids. In the second article to feature in the January/February edition of International Aquafeed, Cláudia Figueiredo-Silva and Andreas Lemme, Evonik Industries, Germany discuss the current challenges and opportunities in amino acid nutrition of salmonids. 03/02/14: Event: Aquaculture America - Less than a week to go! 03/02/14: Invasive species prevention; fish factory upgrade; UK aquaculture programme announced.
Extru-Tech. Evonik. Tapco. Asian Carp DNA Found In Lake Michigan As Experts Warn Of Threat To Ecosystem. The potential of microalgae meals in compound feeds for aquaculture. Skeletal chains could help algae deliver drugs - health - 01 November 2013. Wenger. AB Vista non-starch polysaccharide forum set for 2014. Septiembre-Octubre 2013 - International Aquafeed - Spanish edition by Perendale Publishers Ltd. Norel. Muyang. Liptosa. GMP+ GePro. Aquaculturists publication september 13 by Perendale Publishers Ltd. Dinnissen. Muyang. Grinding equipment for aquatic feed pellets. International Aquafeed September/October 2013 online now. October 2013 - International Aquafeed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. Insta-Pro. Extru-Tech. Evonik. Coppens. IAF column: Dominique P Bureau.
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