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Thursday, June 13, 2013

13/06/2013: Farmed fish exceeds beef worldwide; Africa's fight against white spot; fish on prozac

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History has been made as the production of world farmed fish production tops that of beef.

In 2012 global aquaculture production reached a record 66 million tons, 3 million tons more than the total beef production. As a result of this, it is likely that 2013 will be the first year that people eat more fish raised on farms than caught in the wild.

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A case study by the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has been successful in reducing the risk of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in East Africa through improved management and policy.

The study dealt with a WWSV outbreak at shrimp farms in Mozambique and Madagascar. A team of aquaculture professionals and academics traveled to East Africa to meet with farmers and other stakeholders to review the chronology and impact of the WSSV outbreak and discuss strategies to control the disease.


New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S. streams, are capable of altering genes responsible for building fish brains and controlling their behavior.

When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social and sometimes even homicidal.

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The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report ‘Sold to the Sea’ in Madrid, Spain - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/ejf-report-launched-in-spain#sthash.5gpMrVtZ.dpuf
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report ‘Sold to the Sea’ in Madrid, Spain - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/ejf-report-launched-in-spain#sthash.5gpMrVtZ.dpuf
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has launched its report ‘Sold to the Sea’ in Madrid, Spain - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/ejf-report-launched-in-spain#sthash.5gpMrVtZ.dpuf
A fish farm
A fish farm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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