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Tuna exports fire up state’s aquaculture industry

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in LocalNews | 0 comments

THRIVING tuna exports are behind an 18 per cent boost to the value of the state’s aquaculture industry, a report shows. The industry’s total value grew to $229 million in the 2010-11 financial year, up from from $193 million a year earlier, the State Government’s Economic Impact of Aquaculture in SA report states. The Port Lincoln tuna industry’s continuing recovery would see it grow by 85 per cent to $185 million by 2013-14, the report predicts. This improvement will help the state’s aquaculture sector expand in the same period, with tuna production remaining the backbone of the industry, followed by oysters and finfish. Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association president Brian Jeffriess said he was hopeful the industry would grow more quickly than the report predicts. The EconSearch report, prepared for PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, states the tuna recovery...

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Tilapia standard showcases continuing growth of aquaculture

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in WorldNews | 0 comments

The first farmed fish certified under a standard backed by one of the world’s biggest conservation groups hits the market today, showcasing the continued rise in the importance of aquaculture, or fish farming. Today the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced that tilapia from Indonesia have become the first fish to meet its standards. The council was set up in 2009 by the Dutch sustainable-trade group IDH and the conservation group WWF. The announcement that some tilapia farms have gained ASC certification — which should allow their products to be sold at a higher price to environmentally conscious consumers — comes amid criticism from some quarters of sustainable standards for wild fish. For today’s launch, only a handful of Indonesian tilapia farms have been awarded the ASC certification for their fish. But the involvement of major conservation non-governmental organizations in...

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Fish consumption up

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in WorldNews | 0 comments

By Kabeer Yousuf — MUSCAT — The growing consumption of fish in the world in general and the region in particular is a concern and needs to be addressed, according to a report on aquaculture issued recently. Worldwide humans ate 130.8 million tonnes of fish last year. The remaining 23.2 million tonnes of fish went to non-food uses such as fishmeal, fish oil, culture, bait, and pharmaceuticals. The human consumption figure has increased 14.4 per cent over the last five years. And consumption of farmed fish has risen ten-fold since 1970, at an annual average of 6.6 per cent per year. Asia consumes two thirds of the fish. In Oman alone tonnes of fish is caught annually and majority is consumed domestically, while the rest is exported. The government has recently introduced export control over some of the traditional...

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Aquaculture Investments Improved Production in 2011

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in WorldNews | 0 comments

MEXICO – According to the CONAPESCA 2011 Aquaculture Production report, shrimp and tilapia together amounted to 180,950 tonnes, followed by oysters, carp, trout, tuna, catfish, chub and bass, among other commercial species contributing to the remaining 83,000 tonnes of domestic production. The Federal Government has provided support for strengthening the productive and competitive sectors of aquaculture to make it more attractive to national and international markets. The CONAPESCA invested in 2011 more than 20 million in the development of technological innovation in the fields of aquaculture and mariculture in Mexico to diversify production. Within this activity, mariculture is certainly an important growth area for food production, because it is a medium with great potential for the production of marine and freshwater fish such as cobia, croaker, scallops, snapper, mackerel and geoduck. Three projects also emphasise crop and snapper production...

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