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Blockchain could transform the seafood industry

May 29, 2019 — Fish 2.0, the global sustainable seafood network, released a research about blockchain applications for the seafood industry.

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EU publishes an overview of feed supply

May 23, 2019 — The European Commission has published the EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet for 2017/2018. The balance sheet shows that roughage, such as grass and silage maize, is the main source of feed protein, representing 45% of EU total feed use.

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Rabobank says aquaculture will surpass wild-catch seafood by next year

May 8, 2019 — The Rabobank\'s report “World Seafood Map 2019: Value Growth in the Global Seafood Trade Continues” says that seafood trade keeps growing and while wild-catch seafood production is flat, aquaculture keeps growing.

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Global Salmon Initiative Sustainability Report

May 8, 2019 — The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) released its annual Sustainability Report, providing six years of data across 14 key indicators, 9 environmental and 5 social, for 14 of the world’s leading salmon farming companies.

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Industry challenges on Nutreco 2018 Sustainability Report

May 9, 2019 — Nutreco published its first online Sustainability Report, as part of its ongoing commitment to put sustainability at the heart of everything the company does. Punctuated throughout with testimonials from its stakeholders, the report highlights the work being done by Nutreco’s people to drive the company’s mission of “Feeding the Future.”

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IFFO and GAA's report on how to improve Southeast Asian fishmeal's fisheries

May 1, 2019 — The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organization, have released the findings from a joint-funded project which improves the understanding of the fisheries of South East Asia, which supply raw material for fishmeal production.

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Guidance of stability testing of feed ingredients

Apr 18, 2019 — The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) Steering Committee has published the first two guidance documents on “Stability testing of feed ingredients” and “Sub-chronic oral toxicity testing in laboratory animals.”

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Commodities\' market trends reported on GLOBEFISH Highlights

Apr 18, 2019 — Combining the price information collected for the European Price Report with other market survey data collected by FAO GLOBEFISH, the report provides a detailed update on market trends for a variety of major commodities. Key market data is presented in a time series tabular or graphical form with written analysis of trends and key events and news affecting commodities such as tuna, groundfish, small pelagics, shrimp, salmon, fishmeal and fish oil, cephalopods, bivalves, and crustacea.

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Public comments requested for USA aquaculture Science Planning Task Force

Apr 11, 2019 — The Science Planning Task Force of the SCA has recently developed a draft outline and is seeking public comment on the document. Some of the topics covered are how to define and meet the nutrient requirements of aquaculture species.

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Peruvian fishmeal production expected to fall in 2019

Mar 14, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture released the expectations of fishmeal production in Peru for the marketing year 2019-2020 in a Global Information Network report. Fishmeal production is expected to fall 25 percent from the previous year.

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Biomin published World Mycotoxin Survey report 2018

Feb 27, 2019 — The new 2018 Mycotoxin Survey Report reveals impacts of the main mycotoxins. Fumonisins were the most prevalent mycotoxins and were highly abundant at high concentrations in raw commodities.

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New opportunities for the EU plant protein market

Feb 27, 2019 — The European Commission published “Market developments and policy evaluation aspects of the plant protein sector in the EU” that suggests that new opportunities have arisen for the European plant protein market.

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Public consultation - ICCF launches public consultation on two guidance documents

Jan 23, 2019 — ICCF has launched its first two draft guidance documents for public consultation covering ‘Stability Testing of Feed Ingredients’ and ‘Sub-chronic Oral Toxicity Testing in Laboratory Animals’. Interested stakeholders are invited to provide their comments on these two draft guidance documents by 01 February 2019.

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EUMOFA Factors affecting cross-border investments in EU aquaculture

Jan 24, 2019 — EUMOFA has published the report “Factors affecting cross-border investments in EU aquaculture”. The aim of this study is to explore investments in aquaculture farms across different Member States in order to provide an overview of the current extent of cross-border investments, and to identify barriers and drivers influencing such investments.

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EU Aquaculture shows a strong and growing sector

Jan 17, 2019 — The 2018 Economic report of EU Aquaculture Sector provides an overview of the aquaculture sector at national and EU levels for the years 2008 to 2016. EU aquaculture industry has recovered from the recent downturn.

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Good chance of weak El Niño forming

Jan 10, 2019 — There is a 65% chance that El Niño will form and continue through the Northern Hemisphere spring 2019, however, significant global impacts are not anticipated during the remainder of winter, even if conditions were to form.

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Stakeholder forum report: Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

Dec 13, 2018 — The Aquarium of the Pacific has released a report on a forum it convened titled: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The forum’s goal was to expand responsible marine aquaculture in the U.S. by facilitating the communication of accurate information to consumers, regulators, policymakers, and the public. The forum concluded that the long-term sustainable solution to creating a safe, secure, and sustainable global food system to feed a growing population is developing an integrated program of responsible land-based agriculture and ocean-based aquaculture.

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FAO Monthly News Report on Grains

Nov 1, 2018 — The FAO Trade and Markets Division has released the October 2018 issue of the Monthly News Report on Grains. This month\'s report covers the plunge in China grain imports in September amid trade war with the US, and Russia\'s high dependence on grain in formulations means ongoing volatility in feed prices.

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EUMOFA releases

Nov 1, 2018 — EUMOFA recently published the report “Blue bioeconomy; Situation report and perspectives.” The aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the blue bioeconomy sector in the European Union. The report found that more than 50% of any finfish product does not directly enter the human food chain, and animal feeds are among the main uses of waste products from fish. Furthermore, the demand for fishmeal and fish oil is expected to increase, due to the expected growth in aquaculture.

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New report links Brazilian soybean suppliers to deforestation, slave labor and other serious issues

Nov 1, 2018 — A new report released by the Rainforest Foundation Norway links Brazilian soybean suppliers to deforestation, slave labor and a host of other serious issues. The report focuses on the soy production chain of the companies Caramuru, Selecta and Imcopa, which supply soy that is used to provide fish feed for Norway’s salmon industry. “This study reveals instances where soy suppliers of these three companies have been found to practice illegal deforestation and use slave labor. It also presents evidence of land conflicts, irregularities in pesticide use and the advance of soy cultivation over indigenous lands. All these problems are directly or indirectly related to the soy business network that links Brazil to the Norwegian market.”

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