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Blood pressure lowering supplement developed from shrimp waste

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NORWAY :It is probable that a dietary supplement based on the findings that residual products from shrimp shells have blood pressure lowering effect will be launched on the US market this year.

This supplement, called Systolite, was created thanks to the research carried out by scientists from Nofima and the University of Tromsø, and it is expected that it should be ready for the European market in the course of 2018.

New shrimp feed at low cost developed

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INDIA :Researchers from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) in Chennai have developed indigenously formulated feed for the shrimp industry, which is being dominated by a few foreign companies in the country.

New tilapia hatchery poses crucial to combat undernourishmen

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EAST TIMOR: A new hatchery for genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) has been opened at Timor-Leste as a crucial part of its National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012–2030) with the aim to reduce undernourishment by increasing per capita consumption of fish from 6 to 15 kg by 2020.

NATIONAL AQUACULTURE CERTIFICATION SEMINAR

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One day seminar was co-organized by MFFAM and WWF Malaysia at Manhattan V Ballroom, Level 14 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 31st March, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Slight shrimp export drop expected

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Shrimp processing. (Photo: Stock File)
 
INDIA : India's aquaculture exports are likely to fall by 10 to 15 per cent during the current fiscal year (ended March 31, 2016) due to the prevalence of diseases and adverse climatic conditions.

Penang authorities urged to close shrimp farms

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Mangrove destruction caused by shrimp farms poses concern for environmentalists. (Photo: WWF)
 
MALAYSIA :A group of environmentalists have urged Penang state authorities to close aquaculture farms in Balik Pulau because they are considered to be a threat to the environment and to the livelihood of more than 1,000 coastal fishermen.

Calvo enlarges its tuna fleet

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Tuna vessel belonging to Calvo's fishing fleet. (Photo: Celtapesca)

EL SALVADOR: Calvo Group has invested USD 10 million in the purchase of two ships, contributing for its tuna fleet to now have a total of six vessels operating in international waters.

The two new ships, Montecelo and Montefrisa, have already been fishing under Salvadoran flag in the Atlantic Ocean.

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