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Health alert in France due to Galician mussels

SPAIN | Friday, August 22, 2014
More than 60 people were poisoned in France after consuming mussels native to Galicia, forcing local authorities to issue a health alert.

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Huge aquaculture growth foreseen for WA’s northern coast
Australia | 22:50 | The State Government has paved the way for a huge increase in fish production on Western Australia’s northern coast by declaring a development zone for large-scale fish farms, states Fisheries Minister. Full Story
Tilapia scales intended to produce chitosan
Colombia | 22:30 | The Fish Farming Development Corporation Centre and the firm Proceal will develop a research project to produce chitin-chitosan from tilapia scales. Full Story
Salmon price status at week 34
Norway | 21:50 | Fresh salmon export volumes for week 33 are up 76 tonnes compared to week 32 and up 2,035 tonnes compared to week 33, 2013, reports Fish Pool ASA. Full Story
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