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AquacultureNEWS

ASC helps salmon aquaculture towards sustainability goal

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon certification programme continues to grow steadily since its launch in summer 2012. In less than three years, it has welcomed 50 salmon farms into its certification scheme for responsible salmon aquaculture. Source: Aquaculture Stewardship Council With the recent news of the first salmon farm …

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AquacultureNEWS

Poor can benefit from commercial aquaculture

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought. Source: WorldFish The report – Aquaculture, employment, …

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AquacultureNEWS

WorldFish study links FADs with food security

A  study by WorldFish, the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the University of Queensland has linked fish aggregating devices (FADs) with food security and livelihoods in the Solomon Islands. Source: The Fish Site In the Solomon Islands, it is projected that coastal fisheries will not be …

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AquacultureNEWS

Leading African agri-research organisation solidifies partnership with WorldFish

A new partnership between the leading African organisation for agricultural research for development (AR4D), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and WorldFish will focus on improving the lives of the 80 million people in sub-Saharan Africa dependent on aquatic agricultural systems Source: AAS/CGIAR The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) …

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AquacultureNEWS

Aquaculture training helps Egyptian farmers increase profits

Employing more than 140,000 people full time, Egypt’s aquaculture industry has boomed over the last two decades and continues to grow at a rapid pace Source: WorldFish Forming a vast grid across the flat, dry countryside, Egypt’s aquaculture ponds sit side-by-side in designated fish farming zones. The boom in the …

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AquacultureNEWS

What is Blue Growth and why is it important?

“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’ which describes how national or international strategies can achieve economic development by sustainably using natural resources, Blue Growth describes how investments in oceans can achieve the same goal. Author: Stephen Hal. Source: World Economic Forum …

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AquacultureNEWSWater

Bangladesh: Governmental anti-flood measures do more harm than good for local fishers

Since the 1970s, the government of Bangladesh has encouraged the draining of wetlands and established embankments to protect farmlands and houses from devastating floods. This crop-focused development has destroyed much of the inland fisheries, which in turn affect subsistence fishing for millions of rural families that rely heavily on this …

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AquacultureBiodiversity

Global Ocean Health scores 67 out of 100

Annual Ocean Health Index Report also assessed the Antarctic and high seas oceans for the first time, critical regions for maintaining a healthy climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food sources Source: Conservation International Researchers have announced the scores for the most comprehensive assessment done by the Ocean Health Index, …

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AgriMarine Technologies Inc

ATI is a Canadian-based Clean Technology developer and consulting company that provides practical solutions and a full range of consulting and design-build services to new and existing aquaculture projects worldwide. ATI designs and develops cutting-edge, clean aquaculture technologies, including land-based, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), floating semi-closed containment tanks, hatcheries, aquaponics …

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AquacultureWater

Reviving traditional land management in Zambia

Canals on Zambia’s Barotse floodplain deliver water in the dry season and drain the grasslands during flooding. But when the channels became blocked and overgrown, local communities struggled to cope with the consequences. Source: WorldFish Every year Zambia’s Barotse flood plain is inundated by seasonal rain, transforming its expansive, flat …

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