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Officials accused of certifying substandard aquaculture products

VIET NAM | Saturday, July 23, 2016
Officials from the Centre for Aquaculture Testing were dismissed after an investigation revealed that since 2013 they had forged certificates of aquaculture products, some of which were harmful for consumers’ health.


Bakkafrost’s centre ISA virus variant would be nonpathogenic
Faroe Islands | 00:20 | The test results performed last week at a salmon farming centre belonging to Bakkafrost did not confirm the suspicion of pathogenic ISA virus. Full Story
A deputy’s alleged lobby to help companies that financed him revealed
Chile | 23:30 | A journalistic investigation reveals that a union leader who is now a deputy played a key role for the inclusion in the Fisheries Act of a rule favouring the companies that financed his parliamentary campaign. Full Story
Expert forecasts dark future for North Sea cod and haddock fishing
United Kingdom | 23:30 | Perhaps cod and haddock may no longer be caught off the shores of Britain in the next century due to climate change, forecasts a marine expert at the University of Hull. Full Story
iFarm – Cermaq Towards Individual-Based Farming
iFarm sensors have computer vision, recognizing each fish based on the dot pattern of the salmon; in a sensor chamber, number of fish, fish size, number of sea lice, and possible signs of the disease are registered.
Seacon America Commits to Sustainable, Artisanal Seafood
Seacon America has announced they completed phase one of expanding their product portfolio in Latin America, with the addition of pasteurized all-natural Blue Crab from the Sea of Cortez.
La Sirena Hires Internet Advertising Company to Market its Canned Seafood Products
La Sirena Foods hires GoMarketing Inc. to create a new website, and provide internet marketing of their canned seafood products in the USA.
Raisio Invests in Fish Feed Production
Raisio, an international specialist in plant-based nutrition, will make a total investment of nearly EUR 4 million to expand its fish feed factory located in Raisio’s industrial area in Finland.
Qatar Airways launches new freighter services
Qatar Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York and Halifax, which will handle lobster and other seafood from these two cities to Europe, the Middle East, South and North East Asia via Doha.
Oily fish may lower risk of death in bowel cancer patients
United States New US-based research suggests that daily intake or one or two weekly portions of oily fish by bowel cancer patients might significantly boost their chance of survival.
Reconstruction plan after earthquake and tsunami reaches 95pc
Chile In less than a year after the 8.4 Richter-scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami hitting the Region of Coquimbo and northern central areas of the country, SUBPESCA released a balance of the major reconstruction advances of "Coquimbo Restarts" program.
Govt and fisheries sector agree on hake management plan
Chile Representatives of artisanal fisheries, industrial sector, processing plants, SERNAPESCA and the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture have agreed on a hake fishery management plan.