Latest Aquaculture in New Zealand Stories

2014-07-15 14:17:14

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Aquaculture Is Source of Nearly Half the World’s Seafood As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future urges medical and public health professionals to consider the environmental and health impact of seafood sourcing, particularly aquaculture, or the farming of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. The paper appears...

2014-06-26 16:26:13

OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today, will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance. "Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in responsible seafood farming," said Ruth Salmon. "These proposed regulations are a necessary step toward a healthy,...

2012-07-23 23:00:46

Omega XL® informs consumers who want to make sure their nutritional supplements are as eco-friendly as possible and choose marine products made primarily from aquaculture farms, such as Omega XL. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 The foods and supplements we choose to consume on a regular basis have a lasting impact on the future of our planet. Green-lipped mussel oil, found in Omega XL, is aquacultured from sustainable, renewable aquaculture farms. Harvesting New Zealand...

8 Species Of Wild Fish Have Been Detected In Aquaculture Feed
2012-04-25 08:16:41

Researchers from the University of Oviedo have for the first time analyzed a DNA fragment from commercial feed for aquarium cichlids, aquaculture salmon and marine fish in aquariums. The results show that in order to manufacture this feed, eight species of high trophic level fish have been used, some of them coming directly from extractive fisheries. Aquaculture initially came as an ecological initiative to reduce pressure from fishing and to cover human food needs. However, a problem has...

2009-12-01 14:23:25

Changes to current practices would be needed to satisfy global food demand The oceans could become the source of more of humanity's food if steps are taken to expand and improve marine aquaculture, according to a study published in the December 2009 issue of BioScience. As the world's population continues to grow, lack of fresh water and space mean that terrestrial agriculture is unlikely to be able to meet food demand, according to Carlos M. Duarte of the University of the Balearic Islands,...

2009-09-03 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Mann, senior officer at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to NOAA's approval of a plan to authorize industrial-scale aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico. "Open-ocean fish farms pose significant environmental threats to our marine ecosystems. Approval of offshore aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico without the establishment of science-based and precautionary national standards is a recipe for...

2009-01-28 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrea Kavanagh, manager of the Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign at the Pew Environment Group, today issued the following statement in response to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council's vote on open ocean aquaculture. "Rushing to allow open ocean aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico is an accident waiting to happen. If the council is going to create a series of fish farms in federal waters, a national system with uniform guidelines...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By REICH, Josh The Nelson region's aquaculture industry is set to get a boost with the Government pledging funds to look at ways of further developing the industry. Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced the extra funding while on a tour of New Zealand King Salmon in Tahunanui yesterday. Funding of $2.6 million over four years has been provided for six aquaculture projects in Nelson, Marlborough and Northland, two of which target the industry in Nelson and Tasman. One...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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