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IN BRIEF - Online Course on Nutritional strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.

ITALY
Saturday, November 21, 2020

9th December, 2020
10 AM (Central European Time)
The World Sustainability Organization, in collaboration with Sophie Fridman, invite you to register online course on “Nutritional strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in aquaculture”

This 3 hours course will cover the following subjects:

  1. An overview of the aquaculture industry; history, growth and constraints etc.
  2. Antibiotic usage in aquaculture and its impacts.
  3. Alternative treatments for bacterial pathogens in aquaculture production.
  4. Nutritional strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in aquaculture.
  5. Case studies.

The course could be of interest to Fish Health Professionals, Fish Veterinarians, Marine and Freshwater fish husbandry staff, Feed manufacturers and many others

Details of the course are as follows:

Date: 9th December, 2020
Time:  10 am – 1 pm (Central European Time)
Speakers: Sophie Fridman
Course registration  sign up here
if this link doesn't work try attend.zoho.com/yk4a
Maximum 200 participants
Cost: 35 euro until 6th December 2020

Friend of the Sea
Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants after passing a final test


Other Media | The Fish Site: Women in aquaculture: Sophie Ryan

NORWAY
Saturday, November 21, 2020

When talking to people about the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), one of the most common questions I get asked is how did a young woman end up being CEO of a global organisation mainly dominated by men?

So, I thought I’d share some of my experience of working with salmon farmers and to share how good, and sometimes unexpected, things can happen.

GSI is a global CEO-led organisation, committed to using collective action to have a positive impact. The mission is not just to significantly improve the sustainability performance of salmon farming but to do so through greater collaboration and transparency.

Author: Sophie Ryan / The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: BioMar JV employs new Managing Director in Turkey

TURKEY
Saturday, November 21, 2020

Yasemin Issever to lead joint venture with leading trout producer in Turkey.

In a press release, BioMar writes that Yasemin Issever has been appointed as BioMar-Sagun Managing Director.

Issever is a “well-respected profile in the Turkish aquaculture industry with a strong track record leading businesses within farming, processing, and feed manufacturing,” wrote BioMar.

She will start her new role next week and take over the position as Managing Director from Bora Aydemir who has been employed in the position since the establishment of the company.  

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Ocean data service goes mobile

SINGAPORE
Friday, November 20, 2020

Aquaculture data technology company Umitron has launched a mobile phone application for its Pulse product, which provides a variety of ocean environmental information for fish, shellfish and seaweed farmers.

Pulse was initially launched as a desktop computer application for aquaculture farmers in late July with the goal of using satellite images to provide a high-resolution ocean map of critical environmental parameters such as water temperature, chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, salinity, and wave height.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | World Aquaculture 2020 WEBINAR SERIES is now online

SINGAPORE
Friday, November 20, 2020

World Aquaculture Society in partnership with Singapore Food Agency will be presenting World Aquaculture 2020 webinar series on the theme “Next Generation Aquaculture, Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World. WA2020 webinar is holding a three-day virtual meeting during Monday 14 to Wednesday 16, December 2020 (3 days) from 14:00 - 16:00 hrs. (Singapore, GMT+08:00) each day. We invite you to register at our website, www.was.org. Free! Register for the webinar but the registration will be required. This webinar is dedicated to providing insight on WA2020 theme “Next Generation Aquaculture, Innovation and Sustainability will Feed the World.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The European Commission will present an evaluation on electric fishing before the summer of 2021

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, November 20, 2020

At the last session of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, an ICES report on electric fishing was presented, which in recent years was developed mainly in the Netherlands. The approval of the Regulation of Technical Measures meant the prohibition of this fishing gear, in part due to pressure from NGOs.

The ICES report, advanced by IP, points out that electric fishing poses a minimal risk to the benthic community and that it helps reduce unwanted catches. Before the presentation of the text by Mark Dickey-Collas, president of the ICES advisory committee, a representative of the European Commission pointed out that before the summer of 2021 an evaluation of the first year of application of this regulation will be published. 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Otros medios | WorldFishing: New working groups focus on UK Shellfish

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, November 20, 2020

Three new groups have been formed to provide a forum for industry, regulators and researchers to improve the management of shellfish fisheries around the UK.

The Shellfish Industry Advisory Group (SIAG) is focused on the strategic issues and is covering trade issues, competition for marine space and the management measures that need to be in place to ensure the sustainable management of individual species.

A key priority for the SIAG is the development of a National Shellfish Fisheries Plan. Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations and chair of the SIAG, said that shellfish was the UKs most valuable fishery. “In 2019 over 137,000 tonnes of shellfish were landed in the UK, at a value of over £370 million,” he said.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Seychelles opening aquaculture investment space to foreign investors

SEYCHELLES
Friday, November 20, 2020

The Seychelles has completed a review of its fisheries policy that could soon enable foreign investors to partner with local seafood entrepreneurs as the government focuses on achieving full, sustainable exploitation of its marine fisheries.

According to the Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) Principal Aquaculture Officer Aubrey Lesperance, the island-nation's government “has relaxed the regulation with regards to joint ventures when a partnership is established with foreigners.”

Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - AKVA group ASA: Potential new land based project

NORWAY
Thursday, November 19, 2020

AKVA group Land Based A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of AKVA group ASA ("AKVA"), has signed an engineering and design contract with the Swedish company Premium Svensk Lax ("PSL"). PSL has been granted permission to produce 10,000 tonnes Atlantic Salmon on land by Swedish authorities based on AKVA´s Zero Water Change RAS technology.

AKVA´s Zero Water Change RAS technology ?

AKVA is chosen as the preferred supplier and the final delivery contract, if awarded, has a value of approx. EUR 95 million.

AKVA’s equity participation in the project up to NOK 30 million is subject to PSL obtaining the necessary financing for the project and agreement on a final delivery contract.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: British investment company Wheatsheaf Group sells all of its shares in AKVA group

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, November 19, 2020

3.9 million shares sold.

In a statement on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Thursday morning, AKVA writes that Wheatsheaf Group (previously Wheatsheaf Investments ) has sold 3.9 million shares in the aquaculture equipment supplier.

It was not specified what price the shares were been sold at, but AKVA group was last trading at NOK 72.60. This implies a value of EUR 26 million.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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