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Farmers take action to combat shrimp disease

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PHILIPPINES: Shrimp and prawn farmers in Negros Occidental were forced to take action to deal with the effects of the emergence of early mortality syndrome (EMS), worsened by the prolonged heat associated with El Niño phenomenon.

US joins worldwide effort against illegal fishing

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Vessels performing illegal fishing for tuna. (Photo: Greenpeace)

ITALY :The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact.

US Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, Monday formally presented FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with the US' instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Omega-3 PUFA market expected to reach USD 18.95 billion by 2020

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The market for Omega-3 PUFA is projected to reach USD 18.95 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of about 13.8 per cent from 2015 to 2020. The Omega-3 PUFA market is fueled by the growing health awareness among consumers and the increasing incidences of chronic conditions such as blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Globally, the rise in aging populations and the growing health concerns has led to a large-scale adoption of Omega-3 PUFA for various applications.

Misiones performs first census of aquaculture producers

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ARGENTINA : An ambitious program aims to develop the aquaculture industry in the province of Misiones, with an investment of USD 4 million.

This initiative is part of the Programme of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (Prodespa), with external financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The National Ministry of Agro Industry (MAIN)’s programme foresees a total investment of up to USD 10 million in the fish farming activity at the national level.

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