Insight – Page 4

  • Sustainable feed for Nile tilapia

    Sustainable feed for Nile tilapia


    Despite significant progress over the years, aquaculture still poses concerns, such as over-reliance on wild fish and terrestrial plants such as soy. Now a US team of scientists has created an alternative feed for Nile tilapia using a marine microalga co-product

  • Shrimp and prawn production booming in Russia

    Shrimp and prawn production booming in Russia


    Shrimps and prawns have not been produced in Russia on an industrial scale since the Soviet era. While investors used to consider this too risky a business, new companies are now determined to re-acquaint Russian consumers with this long-forgotten taste

  • Russia seeks to boost domestic aquaculture

    Russia seeks to boost domestic aquaculture


    Over the past decade Russian aquaculture has doubled its output from 105,000 tonnes in 2007 to 219,000 tonnes in 2017, much of the credit for which can be attributed to successful government policies supporting fish farming

  • UK seafood consumption crisis

    UK seafood consumption crisis


    Soaring prices have led the UK population to eat only half the recommended amount of seafood.

  • Thailand’s efforts against IUU fishing

    Beating a path to sustainability as Thailand underlines its determination to be free of IUU


    Thailand wants to be recognised internationally for its efforts to make illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) a thing of the past and in doing so herald a new sustainable and socially responsible era for its fisheries and broader seafood sector

  • Fukushima

    Fukushima radiation: Study shows migratory fish not affected


    Following the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima Prefecture released vast quantities of radioactive materials into the atmosphere and ocean, raising concerns over the consumption of seafood from the Pacific

  • Russian aquaculture

    Russian aquaculture industry seeks self-sufficiency in fingerlings


    At least three new centres for breeding fingerlings for nearly dozen fish species should be established in various parts of Russia within the next few years, the officials from the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries have confirmed

  • Russia Aq

    Russia sets ambitious aquaculture targets


    The long-term strategy for Russian aquaculture development is to produce 700,000 tonnes at fish farms annually by 2030

  • Peter Bruce, skipper of the Peterhead-based whitefish trawler ‘Budding Rose’, is signed up to the RFS

    Filling the void


    From next summer, a comprehensive overhaul to Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme will extend beyond the quayside with the inclusion of chain of custody for both traceability and quality

  • Russian Sea is planning to invest up to 5 billion rubles (USD$150m)

    Billions invested in Russian fish farming


    Russian Sea, Russia’s largest fish producer and processor, is planning a significant increase in volumes of fish hatchery in Russia in the coming years

  • Europe has increased its number of stocks at maximum sustainable yield to 19

    High hopes


    It’s just four months until the introduction of Europe’s new Common Fisheries Policy. But how close are fishermen to getting the wholesale reform that they urgently need?

  • Some 20,000t of Norway’s coldwater prawn catch is now MSC certified

    Opportunity knocks


    Norway is looking to capitalise on the high demand for coldwater prawns

  • Northern Leader will be home ported in Kodiak upon completion next year

    Sustainable to the core


    Alaska leads the way through the unparalleled management of its rich fisheries resources

  • Norway captures about 93% of its cod in the Barents Sea. Along with the haddock in these waters, cod was recently certified as being sustainable under the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label

    A seafood superpower


    Norway is a country that’s small in population but mighty in fish exports

  • OceaNZ Abalone production

    Making waves


    Exports of New Zealand shellfish, both farmed and wild, are making a big splash in European markets

  • Fishing boats in Seattle

    Conflicts of interest


    Halibut is one of the most prized commercial fishery resources in the North Pacific Ocean because of its high market price and large size. But west coast North American fishermen believe their future is being threatened by circumstances seemingly beyond their control.

  • News

    Where next for farmed cod?


    There has been an abundance of wild-caught cod on most European markets over the last six months and with these supply conditions expected to prevail well into 2011, cod farming would appear to be out in the cold

  • News



    David Hayes reports on a country with vast potential for fisheries development but also facing a number of problems from lack of infrastructure to pollution, over fishing and coastal pollution.