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  • Louisiana blue crab fishery achieves sustainability certification

    Louisiana blue crab fishery achieves certification first By Madelyn Kearns December 16, 2016 SHARE       The Louisiana blue *crab fishery has become the first to successfully complete the auditing process for Audubon Nature Institute’s Gulf United for Fisheries’ (G.U.L.F.) Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) certification, which gauges and encourages responsible practices for the sustainable harvest of Gulf of Mexico […]

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  • Do Fish Feel Pain?

      Do fish feel pain? By Jewel Fraser January 29, 2018  This is the first of a two-part series exploring the question, “Do fish feel conscious pain?” Part two will appear tomorrow. In December, fish welfare activists made the news when they picketed locations of Captain D’s and Long John Silver in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, to […]

  • Hurricane Harvey’s impact on regional seafood sector still being determined

    Hurricane Harvey’s impact on regional seafood sector still being determined By Christine Blank Published on August 30, 2017   Share   Hurricane Harvey has caused significant damage in Southeast Texas, but experts in the shrimp industry don’t believe there will be a long-term impact on the United States’ Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry. However, some […]

  • Vietnam must rein in antibiotic use

    VietNamNet Bridge – Luong Ngoc Khue, director general of the Medical Examination and Treatment Department under the Ministry of Health, speaks to the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about the need to rein in the careless use of antibiotics in Viet Nam. Would you tell us about the problem of drug resistance in our country? Antimicrobial […]

  • Tilapia virus, spreading rapidly, poses threat to global food security

    By  Nicki Holmyard Published on June 13, 2017 Share   Tilapia farmers around the world are growing increasingly concerned about the growing number of incidences of Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV), which has already been reported in Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, and Thailand. TiLV is a newly emerging and highly contagious virus associated with significant mortalities in […]

  • Gulf dead zone no smaller, yet hypoxia task force cites improvements.

      Dead zone on La.-Texas coast seen as size of Connecticut Computer estimate of April through October 2016 low oxygen levels in Gulf PrintEmail By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 06, 2016 at 4:38 PM, updated December 07, 2016 at 3:44 PM A federal-state task force charged with reducing the nutrients […]

  • Seafood Packaging believes tariffs for select Asian countries should continue

    ITC: Shrimp tariffs for select Asian countries should continue By Christine Blank Published on May 2, 2017   Share The United States International Trade Commission voted to continue anti-dumping duties on shrimp from four Asian countries for the next five years. However, the ITC said that duties on Brazilian shrimp imports should not continue. The […]

  • Gulf Shrimp Landings Down in 2016

    Gulf Shrimp Landings Down in 2016 January 23rd, 2017 NOAA has now released shrimp landings data from the Gulf of Mexico for the month of December and all of 2016. Last month, 5.8 million pounds of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico, roughly 34.0% below the prior sixteen-year historical average for the month […]

  • Corporate-Rigged Trade Deals: Undermining Food Safety

    Corporate-Rigged Trade Deals: Undermining Food Safety Trade pacts can require us to limit food labeling and to import meat and poultry that do not meet U.S. food safety standards The rapid growth in imported food combined with current trade pact rules prioritizing expansion of food trade volumes by limiting countries’ food safety policies means that […]