Lymphocystis viruses identified in fish

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SPAIN : A study involving the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) suggests a polyviral origin of lymphocystis, an infectious disease that affects at least 150 species of fish and causes significant economic losses in aquaculture. In addition, it offers the first identification of papillomavirus in fish.

Canned seafood exports forecast to fall

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PERU : As a result of the lower abundance of hydrobiological resources, mainly anchovy, due to the gradual recovery of the sea surface temperature, canned seafood production from Peru is forecast to decrease this year.

Financial restrictions hit seafood exporters

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DENMARK : A team of researchers conducting environmental DNA research developed a new DNA non-invasive method for studying the oceans' vast biodiversity and resources.
These scientists, who work in the University of Copenhagen and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, found that from just a few litres of water it is now possible to examine the ocean’s fish down to one kilometer below the surface.

Chile and Guatemala to Share Fisheries and Aquaculture Knowledge

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CHILE - Chile and Guatemala have signed a memorandum of understanding to share knowledge and promote cooperation in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Chile, Raul Súnico, and Deputy Minister of Animal Health and Regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala, Byron Acevedo, agreed to work for mutual cooperation, the exchange of information and promotion of seafood between the two countries.

Mr Súnico explained that this agreement reflects the interest in "promoting mutual cooperation and facilitate contact to address any topic that is relevant in the field of fisheries and aquaculture".
Mutual cooperation could include:

New fishing information system in Maldives signals a step ahead

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MALDIVES:The new online Fisheries Information System (FIS) recently introduced to Maldivian one-by-one tuna fisheries is truly innovative and pushes the envelope in terms of what can be achieved in modern fisheries management, according to the global seafood sustainability non-profit organisation Future of Fish.

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