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Japanese MSC Tuna Certification Criticised

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) decision to give its certification, the global standard for sustainable fishing to a Japanese longline tuna fishery has been has been met with criticism that it will “hinder the full recovery of one of the world’s most valuable fish stocks”.

Breeding Tilapia in Brazil

After two years of research a Tilapia breeding and genetics centre is to be built in the State of Tocantins in Brazil by the GenoMar Genetics Group. It will be the first of its kind for Tilapia species in the Latin American region. The facility is intended to be operational in the first quarter of next year. The company intends to expand into Colombia and Mexico.

Producing Flat Oysters On Land in Orkney

A plan to produce native flat oysters on land has been announced by the Orkney Shellfish Hatchery in Scotland. It is a part of the Cadman Capital Group’s Aquaculture Division, a multispecies shellfish hatchery located at Lamb Holm, designed to provide premium seafood products including oyster spat, European lobster, microalgae and nutritional solutions to the aquaculture industry.

Norwegian Government Sells Salmon Licences

“The aquaculture industry is important for Norwegian value creation and contributes to securing activity and jobs along the coast. We are putting out new permits for sale,” said Fisheries and Seafood Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen when the Norwegian Government launched a “salmon auction.” Forty-two companies are bidding for fish farming licences worth billions of kroner.

• Read more about all of these stories in the International News section of the MARINE TIMES September edition in the shops now and also online.