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FOCUS ON ETHICAL ISSUES in seafood Industry: INDIA PROFILE

2 years ago | Written by Seafish, UK

Indian seafood industry has comprised almost exclusively of small and medium sized family enterprises. Very recently, large corporate companies have begun to invest in the seafood industry

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Asian fish disease study: University of Southampton

2 years ago | Written by http://phys.org/news/2016-05-environment-disease-asian-aquaculture.html

The University of Southampton is leading an international project to understand how the environment can help to control the risk of disease in fish and crustacean aquaculture in India and Bangladesh.Infectious disease outbreaks represent a key limitation to the sustainable expansion of the aquaculture industry to meet the global challenges of food security and poverty alleviation.

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Asia-Pacific: agricultural perspectives

2 years ago | Written by Ping Chew and Marc Soccio for Rabobank

The Asia region is a decisive component in the global food chain, accounting for 19% of total global food and agriculture exports and 31% of total food and agriculture imports Asia’s large and growing population, coupled with rising incomes and a burgeoning middle class, will continue to drive demand for food & agricultural commodities and resources On the other hand, Asia cannot produce enough to support itself. Limited arable land, inadequate water and poor resource management, low farm yields, environmental and soil degradation and infrastructure inadequacy are limiting production. Consequently, Asia and especially China’s need for imports and investment locally and abroad is likely to increase Asia agribusiness and food & agriculture companies are likely to grow in size and scope to meet the increasing demand, national policies, rising organisational capabilities, and integration and consolidation throughout the value and supply chains

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Aquaculture - Global Market Outlook (2015-2022)

3 years ago | Written by STRATISTICS - Market Research Consulting

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Aquaculture Market is estimated at $160.8 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $242.9 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period.

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Indian seafood Industry: Cold Chain Perspective

3 years ago | Written by YES BANK Ltd.

On the occasion of the India Cold Chain Show 2015, we are pleased to release the YES BANK Knowledge Report - Indian Sea Food Industry - The Cold Chain Perspective. The report provides an overview of Fisheries Industry in India, present status of cold chain in domestic and export sectors, identifies key infrastructural challenges plaguing the industry and provides specific recommendations to promote integrated cold chain development in Indian Sea Food value chain

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Indian Tuna catch falls by 50% within a year, while other fish landings rise

3 years ago | Written by Times of India

The marine fish catch in the Port City has been showing a paradoxical trend in recent years. While the catch of certain species of pelagic fish and prawns have increased considerably from 2.5 lakh tonnes five years ago to 3.4 lakh tonnes in 2014-15, the tuna landing has plummeted by 50 per cent within a year from 27,000 tonnes in 2014 to 14,000 tonnes in 2015! Fish migration is said to be the main reason for decrease in catch while innovative fishing technique is being attributed to higher landings of some species.

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Sustainable Seafood Surging, But Not Everywhere

3 years ago | Written by AFP

Demand for sustainable seafood has allowed the market for certified fish and shellfish to burgeon, but the world's biggest seafood producer Asia is lagging far behind, a report said Wednesday.

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New trawl design reduces unwanted catches

3 years ago | Written by www.worldfishing.net

Preliminary fishing trials using a new design of prawn trawl developed to reduce unwanted by-catches of fish have produced encouraging results

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Mercury impact in seafood consumption

3 years ago | Written by Rush University Medical Center

The researchers found that the increase in mercury levels in seafood were not associated with increased brain neuropathologies. Rather, they found that seafood consumption was associated with less Alzheimer's disease neuropathology despite the increased mercury levels.

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Study finds that eating seafood once a week may slow memory loss

3 years ago | Written by Rush University Medical Center

Eating a meal of seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, according to a team of researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

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Indian Seafood Export statistics 2014-2015: MPEDA Press release

3 years ago | Written by Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. MPEDA is the nodal agency for promotion of export of marine products from India. MPEDA has presence in all the maritime states and is implementing its developmental schemes for export promotion / aquaculture production through its field offices. During the financial year 2014-15, exports of marine products reached an all-time high of USD 5511.12 million. Marine product exports crossed all previous records in quantity, rupee value and USD terms. Exports aggregated to 10,51,243 MT valued at Rs. 33441.61 crores and USD 5511.12 million. Compared to the previous year, seafood exports recorded a growth of 6.86 % in quantity, 10.69% in rupee and 10.05 % growth in USD earnings

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Cold Chain Industry in India: A Report

3 years ago | Written by Assocham, Reed Analysis

Indian Cold Chain industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~28% over the next 4 years and reach a market size of ~USD 13 Bn in 2017 and is largely unorganised in nature. Thereby, presenting a great opportunity for foreign companies

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Seafood Kebabs

3 years ago | Written by www.diabetesforecast.org

Seafood Kebabs - Main Dishes, Appetizers, Under 400 Calories

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Researchers Discover New Virus Threatening Global Tilapia Stocks

3 years ago | Written by The Fish Site

An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and characterized a novel virus behind massive die-offs of farmed tilapia in Israel and Ecuador, which threatens the $7.5 billion global tilapia industry.

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Factors affecting seafood consumption

3 years ago | Written by Prof. José Fernández Polanco for Global Initiative for Life & Leadership through Seafood

Barriers for seafood consumption are Product availability, Culture and tradition, Economic factors, Market conditions and Personal factors

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Desi Shrimp Farms Get Made in India Feed

3 years ago | Written by THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS

Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) have developed indigenously formulated feed for the multi-billion dollar shrimp industry, which is being dominated by a few foreign companies. Branded as Vannamei Plus, the Indian-made feed is highly cost-effective, while matching the output levels of international brands. The technology is attracting large-scale farmers and entrepreneurs from different aquaculture States like Andhra, Gujarat and Kerala. Three medium-scale feed mills have been built in several states and will be inaugurated later this month to meet the local demand.

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Five common seafood myths you can toss

3 years ago | Written by Dr. Tania B. Babar for Charleston Gazette-Mail

There are a lot of misinformation and myths floating around about seafood. I want to shed some light on five common myths, set the record straight and correct a few misconceptions – so you, your family and friends can confidently enjoy the many health and nutritional benefits of a seafood-rich diet.

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Illegal fishing undermining seafood industry: FAO

3 years ago | Written by The Financial Express

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), estimated to be worth between $10-23 billion annually, is undermining the seafood industry...

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