Mauritius and South Africa signs MoU to enhance capabilities in aquatic life

SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa and the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries of Mauritius have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance capabilities in fisheries, fishing, seafood processing, trade of fish and fish products by promoting aquaculture development and exchange of related expertise and technologies. According to AllAfrica, MoU also allows for…

Israel’s Anlit launches high omega-3 supplements for pregnant women

ISRAEL - Israel-based and maker of high-quality children's dietary supplements, Anlit Ltd has unveiled a new, chewable DHA omega-3 supplements to help mother during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The fish-shaped supplements single-serving bite contain a high concentration of DHA as well as EPA (126mg DHA, 24mg EPA), for a total of 150mg omega-3 fatty acids, according…

Researchers prove microplastics can move up marine food chain for the first time

UK - Microplastics, a widespread pollutant, has been shown to transfer up the food chain from fish to top marine predators for the first time, further risking the exposure of man-made chemicals to animals and - in the long run - us. After analysing the digestive system of seals and mackerel, researchers from the University…

US researchers develop new technology to boost aquaculture growth rates

US - Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new technology to deliver water-soluble nutrients to aquaculture-raised fish, oysters, clams and shrimp that will boost their growth rates and reduce the high rates of mortality that plague the industry. According to scientists, the study on aquaculture was important because the US has a major…

Zambia launches aquaculture development project

ZAMBIA - President Edgar Lungu says government’s determination to proactively promote aquaculture has impressively delivered results by increasing the yields from 12,988 metric tonnes in 2012 to 30,285 metric tonnes in 2016. President Lungu said the growth in aquaculture yields is a pure demonstration that the country is on the right track to boost fish…

Agency warns FDA, FSIS about drug residue in seafood imports

USA - U.S. seafood imports from as many as 140 countries reached 6 billion pounds by 2015, with 50 percent coming from foreign fish farms. “As imports of farmed seafood increase, so too do the concerns over the presence of drug residues,” says a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report prepared for Sen. Thad Cochran,…

Stopping overfishing will boost EU’s economies – study

EUROPE – A new study has revealed that replenishing Europe’s fishing stocks could boost EU’s GDP by US$5.76 billion annually, and create over 92,000 jobs in the fishing, food manufacturing and retails sector. About 60% of all commercial fish species are not in good environmental status as they are fished too fast, in large quantities…