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Assessing potential technologies for closed-containment saltwater salmon aquaculture

Jun 19, 2008 — A review by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)of over 40 closed-containment systems from around the world found that none was producing exclusively adult Atlantic salmon and that many previous attempts to do so had failed. Reasons for failure were numerous and were often interrelated. These reasons included but were not limited to mechanical breakdown, poor fish performance, management failure, declines in market price and inadequate financing
Five types of production systems were described and examined: (a) conventional net pen; (b) floating, closed-confinement systems with rigid walls; (c) floating, closed-confinement systems with flexible walls; (d) land-based flow-through system; and, (e) a land-based reuse system.

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Economics of aquaculture feeding practices in selected Asian countries

Jun 10, 2008 —
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 505
edited by Mohammad R. Hasan, Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

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FDA takes more methodic approach to safety of animal feed

Jun 9, 2008 — Animal Feed Safety System will focus on risk assessment, preventive measures

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Globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices

Jun 4, 2008 — Raw domestic sewage and/or livestock manure are frequently used in fish farming in many Asian countries, the American Society for Microbiology told

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Improving sustainability of European fish aquaculture by control of malformations

Jun 4, 2008 — Finefish project delivers results from collaborative research:
- Effects of water current on the developments of lordosis in Cod
- Optimal level of vitamin A to sea bass
- Test of today’s recommended/best vitamin mix in dry feed to sea bass
- Safe temperature limits for early development in sea bream
- Testing disinfection products on Rainbow trout eggs... more from "Read story" link below.
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Taurine is not an essential amino acid for grow-out Atlantic salmon

May 29, 2008 — New research at NIFES shows that the farmed salmon`s requirement for taurine is met when the feed contains sufficient amount of the precursor amino acids

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The fatty acid DHA improves survival and development of Atlantic halibut larvae

May 29, 2008 — New research gives levels of DHA that ensure better growth, survival and normal pigmentation in Atlantic halibut larvae

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IFFO Código de Práctica Responsable de harina y aceite de pescado

May 23, 2008 — La Organización Internacional de harina y aceite de pescado (IFFO), que representa a la industria de la harina y aceite de pescado a nivel mundial, está desarrollando un Código de Práctica Responsable (CORP). El Código permitirá que los productores de harina y aceite de pescado muestren que están ofreciendo productos marinos de alta calidad, que están sujetos a trazabilidad y están elaborados de forma segura utilizando peces que provienen de pesquerías gestionadas responsablemente.

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Aquafeed Industry in Turkey: Its Aquafeed Projections Towards the Year 2015

May 14, 2008 — Önder Yıldırım, Muğla University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Aquaculture, 48000, Muğla,Turkey.

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Salmon get training tips from football

May 14, 2008 — To make salmon more robust for transfer to sea water, scientists have decided to strengthen the salmon's heart capacity and health through intensive training

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FAO's FishInfoNetwork: 25 years and still growing

May 14, 2008 — A long-lived, self-sustaining development initiative eyes its future

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Seafood choices alliance releases latest research on u.s. market for sustainable seafood

May 7, 2008 — Chain restaurants, retailers and seafood wholesalers have taken action based on environmental considerations, see significant growth for sustainable seafood

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USB - Aquaculture Industry Coalition Meeting SUMMARY REPORT Lake Buena Vista, FL., February 11, 2008

Mar 20, 2008 — The USB – Aquaculture Industry Coalition held its fourth annual meeting during the Aquaculture America 2008 conference at Lake Buena Vista, FL. The industry was represented by an estimated 90 soybean processors, aquafeed millers, ingredient and equipment manufacturers, fish farmers, aquaculture association representatives, university, federal and private researchers, private consultants and state aquaculture extension, coordinators and Sea Grant officials and state and federal employees. Soybean farmers were represented by grower-leaders and state and national staffs.

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Factors affecting US catfish feed prices

Mar 18, 2008 — Record high prices for catfish feed and fuel, coupled with significantly lower live fish prices, are having a significant impact on the financial stability of the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. This is the first in a series of articles on the subject by Mississippi State University’s National Warmwater Aquaculture Center and Department of Agricultural Economics, to help farmers make informed decisions concerning adjustments to farming operations

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Greenpeace report challenges the aquaculture industry on sustainability

Jan 31, 2008 — Report claims serious environmental and social impacts have resulted from the development and practice of aquaculture

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2007 National Marine Aquaculture Summit Summary and Transcripts

Jan 30, 2008 — Opportunities and challenges for U.S. marine aquaculture as identified by participants of the NOAA Summit

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Spain leads Europe in aquaculture production, latest USDA FAS report reveals

Jan 16, 2008 — In 2004, aquaculture in the EU-15 represented 95% of total EU-25 production, with Spain (26%), France (18%), U.K. (15%) and Italy (9%) being the major contributors

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Winter light conditions profitable for growing Arctic Charr

Jan 7, 2008 — Wild-captured Arctic charr farmed at land-based aquaculture facilities grow better if light conditions are adapted to suit winter, new research on environmentally-friendly aquaculture shows

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Aquafeed column in Feedstuffs

Jan 2, 2008 — — For December 31, 2007:
- Skretting celebrates 1 mmt of salmon feed
- Aquafeed Horizons
- Organic fish feeds
- Aquafeed plant
- BernAqua, Ocialis
- Public comment

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Rabobank Releases Annual North American Food & Agribusiness Outlook

Dec 26, 2007 — Consumer Trends, Animal Protein Exports, and Biofuels Key Issues in 2008

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