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Seafood industry likely to get boost post GST

1 year ago | Written by Times of India

The seafood and processed fish industry is likely to get a major boost after rolling out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1. Earlier 12.5% tax was levied on processed fish, which has brought down to 5% under GST.

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Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture to begin revival of native shrimp

1 year ago | Written by Express News Service

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture to begin revival of native shrimp. The aim is to help expand native shrimp farming to address imbalance in the market.

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Reduce customs duty on chilled & frozen sea food and poultry to 10% & 20% respectively

2 years ago | Written by India Infoline News Service

Factors like growing affordability, rising health consciousness, increasing consumer awareness and with more women getting into jobs are together likely to boost demand for frozen chicken and sea food products.

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90 Percent Of Fish We Use for Fishmeal Could Be Used To Feed Humans Instead

2 years ago | Written by http://www.opb.org

Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what the farmed seafood we eat might itself be eating. The answer is usually an opaque diet that includes some kind of fishmeal and fish oil. Fishmeal is usually made from ground-up, bony trash fish and forage fish — like anchovy, menhaden or herring — that nobody is clamoring for, anyways.

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Aquaculture missed out in Budget

2 years ago | Written by Business Line

The Budget seems to have let down the country’s fishery sector, employing 14 million people, for failing to address its various demands

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Seafoods are Indeed Superfood! Help with Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, and Much More

2 years ago | Written by http://www.foods4betterhealth.com/

Seafood top the list of superfoods, some of the most nutrient-dense seafood on the planet includes crab, mussels, seabass, sardines, herring, salmon, and coley. Fish and seafood in general is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. As a result, having seafood on your plate can be a great way to reduce fatigue, decrease high blood pressure, improve bone health, and much more.

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Should you worry about mercury in seafood? What you need to know

2 years ago | Written by http://www.seattletimes.com

Are you feeling conflicted about eating seafood? Do you embrace the idea of getting healthy omega-3 fats in your diet — but worry that they might come with an unhealthy dose of mercury? If so, you’re far from alone — that’s one reason that the average American is not eating the recommended amount of fish and seafood.

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Big Seafood Companies Promise to Reduce Illegal Fishing

2 years ago | Written by http://www.reuters.com/

Eight of the world's largest seafood companies have promised for the first time to improve the transparency and traceability of their catches to stop illegal fishing and protect the oceans, they said Wednesday.

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Indoor aquaculture ‘has fewer risks and lower overheads’

2 years ago | Written by http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/author/robin/

Aquaculturist says youths should consider venturing into this field as it does not require large plots of land and the potential is huge. Should consider venturing into indoor aquaculture as it entails a lower start-up capital and overheads and fewer risks, compared with traditional aquaculture

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Salmon from Norway comes to India with ‘desi’ twist

2 years ago | Written by THE INDIAN EXPRESS

Sea food lovers are in for good news as they can now relish salmon, native to tributaries of North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, in Indianised versions like ‘Amritsari Tawa Salmon’ and ‘Bengali yogurt mustard Salmon’. India consumes around 9.2 million tons of seafood every year, half of which comes from the Indian Ocean and the rest from fresh water aquaculture.

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Demonetisation impacts aquabusiness in Krishna district

2 years ago | Written by The Hindu

Demonetisation has paralysed the flourishing aqua business in Krishna district where export of the freshwater fish production has come to a halt

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India produced 10.8 million tonnes of fish worth Rs1,00,000 cr in 2015-16: Agricultural Minister

2 years ago | Written by domain-b.com

Overall fish production in the country stood  at 10.8 million tonnes, with an estimated value of Rs1,00,000 crore during the year 2015-16. With annual fish production of 4.21 million tonnes from aquaculture, India is the second-largest producer of fish from inland sources. It contributes about 6.3 per cent in global aquaculture

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15 tips to mastering seafood

2 years ago | Written by Peter Kuruvita (sbs.com.au)

Peter Kuruvita is unleashing some delectable seafood dishes in his Coastal Kitchen. Here are his insider tips that'll help you tackle your seafood with ease.

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Norwegian Seafood Council aims to nurture consumer base in India

2 years ago | Written by ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Norwegian Seafood Council continues to expand its reach in India. This time it teamed up with the Sweden & Norwegian missions to cater to a bigger group of Nordic consumers of Salmon.

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A gift for aquaculture breeders V L Syam Sundar

2 years ago | Written by THE HANS INDIA

World Fish Research Centre has developed disease resistant Gift Tilapia (Genetically improved farmed Tilapia) fish using strain of Nile Tilapia that was suitable for small and commercial culture. The fish starts breeding within 4 -months before being big enough to eat. It has extremely high breeding rate and female can produce 100 fries per week.

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Odisha achieves highest growth rate in fish production

2 years ago | Written by Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: As per survey conducted in 2013, Odisha has doubled the farmers’ real income during the last decade through high value commercial activities in fishery and animal resource development (F&ARD) sectors as revealed from the survey conducted in 2013.

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Blue revolution in India: White-leg prawn boosts marine exports

2 years ago | Written by THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

Litopenaeus vannamei, the white-leg prawn originally a native of the Americas, is helping script a blue revolution in India. Fisheries scientists call it one of the biggest success stories of Make-in-India if the concept can be stretched to apply to aquaculture.

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SEAI wants agriculture status for aquaculture sector

2 years ago | Written by Business Standard

Granting agriculture status to aquaculture sector and exempting seafood from the proposed Goods and Services Tax are the key demands Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI)

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Lower prices helped shrimp consumption in USA

2 years ago | Written by GLOBEFISH (www.fao.org)

With a 3.2% rise in imports destined for local consumption, the USA was the largest market for imported shrimp in 2015. Lower shrimp prices helped producing countries increase exports beyond only traditional markets. Indeed, Ecuador, India and others exported large quantities of shrimp to Viet Nam and China as well as to other markets in Asia and the Middle East.

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Drought hits Vietnam fish farms hard

2 years ago | Written by VietNamNet Bridge

Drought and consequential saltwater intrusion in the first three months of 2016 have had a devastating impact, destroying thousands of hectare of prime fish farming area

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