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Scientists reveal farmed salmon deafness cause

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A new study carried out by scientists of the University of Melbourne reveals that half of the world’s farmed salmon are part deaf due to accelerated growth rates in aquaculture.

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Skipjack tuna purse seine fishery obtains MSC certification
New Zealand | 22:10 | New Zealand skipjack tuna purse seine fishery, operated by Talley’s Group Limited, has been certified as sustainable by the MSC. Full Story
Corpesca completes sale of Brazilian subsidiary
Chile | 21:10 | Corpesca confirmed that it concluded the sale operation of 60 per cent of the shares of its subsidiary, Sementes, and the agreed payment, in São Paulo, Brazil, through Corpesca do Brazil. Full Story
Omega Protein’s revenues drop but trusts it can rebound in second seme
United States | 20:30 | Nutritional product company Omega Protein Corporation experienced a 15 per cent drop in revenues in the first six months of 2017, to USD 167.5 million compared to the same period in 2016. Full Story
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MSC Scholarships to Help Fund Fisheries Research in East Africa and Kenya
The MSC program provides funding of up to USD 5200 to support research looking at environmental improvement, supply chain management or best practice in fisheries management.
BioMar Celebrates 10 Years of Strategic Sustainability with BioSustain
The BioMar Group celebrated the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept at Aqua Nor 2017, with a rooftop party at their new offices in Norway.
SIMBA Seafood Traceability System Improves Productivity
Dynamic Systems, Inc., a leader in Automated Seafood Solutions has updated SIMBA to now track production minute to minute as it happens on the plant floor for real-time data.
Gfresh Partners with JD.com to Smash Single Day Sales Record of Live Lobsters
An international sales promotion at JD achieved single day record-breaking sales of live lobsters, many of these lobsters were purchased in partnership with Gfresh, the world's largest online seafood marketplace.
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Aquamar and LM Foods partner to create 'surimi platform'
United States Aquamar, Inc. and LM Foods, LLC have partnered to create a new platform in the surimi seafood market, producing and selling crab flavoured seafood to foodservice, food manufacturing, and retail channels primarily in North America.
North Korean seafood trucks get stuck on the border
China The government of a city in Northeast China is currently negotiating with North Korean authorities over the seafood trucks that are stuck between the two countries' customs ports of the countries.
Marine protected area creation worries the fishing sector
Argentina The plan promoted by the Ministry of Environment to create new marine protected areas in Argentine waters, where fishing activities are prohibited, has generated strong concerns in the fisheries sector, which is also shared by the Federal Fisheries Council.
Innovative technology and management measures improve ecological trawling efficiency
Spain Scientists from the Balearic Oceanographic Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, in collaboration with fishermen from the Balearic Islands and Cataluña, have evaluated different measures to reduce the direct and indirect impact of trawling in ecosystems.