Trondheim, Norway.- Calysta, Inc. today announced that shrimp fed a diet including FeedKind® protein had equivalent or higher survival and growth when compared to shrimp fed a standard fishmeal-based diet. Calysta’s FeedKind protein is a family of natural, sustainable and traceable feed ingredients for livestock, fish and pets. Trial results were announced at AquaNor, the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition.

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Chennai, India.- Indian shrimp aquaculture provides annual foreign exchange of Rs.20,000 crores, offer job opportunities to the tune of 7 lakh / year in on and off farm sectors and improve the rural economy. The recent research efforts on intensification in shrimp farming have enhanced the productivity and the farm income. However accumulation of nitrogenous wastes in aquaculture ponds due to uneaten feed and host metabolism is one of the drawbacks of high density shrimp farming. Though the permitted levels of ammonia in shrimp culture ponds is <1 ppm, concentrations of ammonia often reach upto 4 ppm leading to stress to the shrimps affecting their growth and survival, which in turn reduces the shrimp yield by 10 -15 % which may consequently lead to even total crop loss. Maintaining the optimal environmental quality is the key to reduce the economic loss caused by the environmental stress due to nitrogenous wastes.

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By Sulaiman Philip
Southafrica.- The demand for abalone, or white gold, has devastated natural stocks of the delicacy along South Africa’s south and east coasts. In the Western Cape, overfishing and poaching are beginning to have the same effect on that region’s perlemoen, as abalone is known locally.

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UK.- The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is proud to announce the winners of the latest round of its scholarship program. The program provides funding of up to £4,000 to support research looking at environmental improvement, supply chain management or best practice in fisheries management. The two winners, Lily Zhao from the University of Washington, USA and Timothy Munyikana Kakai from Pwani University, Kenya were selected from a record 70 applications from 30 countries.

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Havana, Cuba.- The III International Workshop FISHING, POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT (PESCA CONyMA 2018), gathers scientists and other professionals, businessmen and policy makers, involved in the sector with the aim of contributing to scientific exchange on fisheries, industrial processing, aquaculture and water pollution, taking into account the challenges which are in front of fisheries production at a global scale.

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Netherlands.- Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) has finalised and launched the methodology for multi-site certification. The new procedure will allow companies to certify more than one farm at a time through a procedure specifically created to facilitate independent, third-party audits for multiple sites in an efficient yet rigorous manner.

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