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BAP-certified Vietnamese pangasius now equivalent to Seafood Watch ‘Good Alternative'

VIET NAM
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 23:00 (GMT + 9)

Two-star, three-star and four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) pangasius standards of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) certified in Vietnam are equivalent to a yellow “Good Alternative” rating from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program. Seafood Watch will recommend that consumers, chefs and businesses consider farmed pangasius assessed under the BAP standards as a good alternative purchasing option. The determination came after an extensive evaluation of BAP farm standards for finfish and crustaceans conducted by the Seafood Watch science staff. The process of benchmarking existing eco-certification programmes against Seafood Watch criteria began more than two years ago when Seafood Watch business partners sought guidance in navigating a marketplace of proliferating global eco-certification programmes. In order to meet the Se... FULL STORY

Peru
IMARPE reassess anchovy state in November
Oct 30, 03:00
Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE) announced that next month a new assessment will be made of the anchovy sta... FULL STORY
Chile
Salmon companies present good outlook for prices in 2015
Oct 30, 02:10
Several entrepreneurs in the Chilean salmon industry believe that salmon prices could rise in the first weeks ... FULL STORY
New Zealand
Sealord and Iwi settle collaboration deals
Oct 30, 01:30
Sealord and Iwi have settled collaboration agreements through which New Zealand's second-largest fishing compa... FULL STORY
Spain
Shipowners oppose cuts proposed by Brussels
Oct 29, 23:50
The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA) expressed its "total rejection" of the reductions in q... FULL STORY

Chile
Sanitary zoning set due to ISA virus
Oct 30, 22:10
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) decided to establish the sanitary zoning in macro-areas surrounding the centre Ballena 4 b... FULL STORY

Panama
AquaBounty rejects 'misinterpretation' of environment authority's sanctions
Oct 30, 04:10
AquaBounty Technologies denied the 'misstatements' expressed by environmental groups indicating that Panamanian authorities have imposed a USD 9,500 f... FULL STORY

Viet Nam
Strong rise drives shrimp exports close to USD 3 billion
Oct 30, 03:40
In the first nine months of 2014, Vietnam shrimp exports reached USD 2.93 billion, a 42.3 per cent increase year on year, according to the Vietnam A... FULL STORY
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Oct 30, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Ecuadorian Shrimp Moves Up In The Ranks
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Oct 30, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Vietnam BAP Farmed Pangasius Equivalent to Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® 'Good Alternative'
Australia
Oct 30, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - More weight on Tassal fish
United Kingdom
Oct 30, 01:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - County Durham firm Collins Seafoods on the acquisition trail
Oman
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Oman ministry plans 20,000 fisheries jobs in 6 years
New Zealand
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Sanford makes executive appointments to new roles
Russian Federation
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russian aquaculture struggles for independence
Taiwan
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Philippine senate moves to stop European ban on fish
Lesotho
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Trout farming in land-locked Lesotho is an export success
United States
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Down East aquaculture research institute gets USD 2 million grant
United States
Oct 30, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Researchers to study impact of hormone pollution on Chesapeake Bay fish
South Africa
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