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EPA Tasmania recommends reducing salmon biomass at Port Macquarie

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

Tasmanian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommends reducing the maximum biomass of scaled fish allowed at Port Macquarie during the period from 14 February to 30 April 2017. EPA's Director, Mr Wes Ford, said the decision to limit biomass to 14,000 tonnes is based on extensive information, including a review of the most recent research findings provided by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). The official considered the very low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the deeper waters of Macquarie Harbour, the extent of the presence of Beggiatoa species in the harbour currently, and its increase over the past six months, as well as a decline in benthic fauna in the vicinity of the marine farms. The announcement follows the director’s notices sent by the EPA's director on Monday to three companies that grow salmon in Puerto Macquarie (Petuna... FULL STORY

Marine Harvest sees strong revenue growth in Q4 2016
Jan 18, 23:50
Marine Harvest achieved an operational EBIT of EUR 257 million (EUR/NOK 9.0327) in the fourth quarter of 2016,... FULL STORY
Research on bacteriophages for aquaculture entering final stage
Jan 17, 22:40
AZTI researchers continue to analyze the use of bacteriophages that fight pathogenic microorganisms, responsib... FULL STORY
United Kingdom
Sea lice boosts salmon prices rise
Jan 17, 22:10
The increase in sea lice infestations of the world's main producers of farmed salmon has led to a raise in the... FULL STORY
European Union
Sustainable supply is essential for EU fish consumers
Jan 17, 21:50
Fish consumption is increasing in the European Union (EU), and most Europeans say that they eat fish because i... FULL STORY

MSD Animal Health joins GSI
Jan 19, 23:20
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) announced that it joins the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), a leaders... FULL STORY

Salmon price status at week 2
Jan 19, 01:20
Fresh salmon export volumes for week 2 are up 1,267 tonnes from week 1, but down 1,438 compared to week 2 of 2016, Fish Pool ASA reports.  ... FULL STORY

Coppens launches new algae products for aquaculture
Jan 19, 01:00
The collaboration between Alltech and Coppens International research teams has led to the development of several algae products for the aquaculture in... FULL STORY
Jan 13, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
Food supplier sues Huon for lack of payment
Jan 13, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
Salmon companies to pay about USD 14 million in aquaculture patents this year
Jan 12, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
SalmonChile publishes first sustainability report of the salmon industry
Jan 12, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
With new office, GAA strengthens its presence in China
Jan 12, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Salmon price status at week 1
Republic of Ireland
Jan 11, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Salmon farms contribute to increase trout infestation with sea lice
Jan 10, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Fishboost brings tools and technology to European breeders
Jan 10, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Salmon exports grew 10pc in 2016, according to the Central Bank
Jan 10, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
AquaChile’s president predicts favourable year for Chilean salmon industry
United States
Jan 10, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Extended public comment period on biosecurity standards
United Kingdom
Jan 10, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Scotland will implement a new regime to address the sea lice problem
United States
Jan 9, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
NOAA aims to develop aquaculture in federal waters of the Pacific

Canarian lawmakers call for arrest of vessel transporting fish oil from Sahara
Spain The Port Authority of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria confirmed that Key Bay vessel, which docked on Saturday in the port of La Luz, is transporting fish oil from Western Sahara.
Thai Union urges the UK to commit to sustainability goals
United Kingdom In order to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Thai Union Group joined more than 80 leading companies that united in a call on the Government of the United Kingdom.
Oceanic acidification could have a strong impact on Dungeness crab
United States Acidification of the ocean will impact the West Coast seafood network, but not necessarily in the expected way.
Tanner crab season canceled in Alaska
United States The Alaska Board of Fisheries finally decided not to open commercial tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio) fishery in the Bering Sea this season, after the last attempt to allow a limited catch failed.
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