Algal bloom hits Chile: What does it mean for the farmed salmon trade? 2 minutes


It has been widely reported that a harmful algal bloom (HAB) has caused the death of millions of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in southern...
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Farmed Atlantic salmon: globally successful, but salmon lice causes production decline 2 minutes


As a consumer product, very few types of seafood are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon...
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aquaculture

FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply 2 minutes


Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption...
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Pacific dab
  Feb 05, 2018

Pacific dab demonstrates the value of versatility 2 minutes

Globally, there are hundreds of different types of flatfish, among them the universally popular halibut, turbot, sole and flounder, and many important fisheries are based upon these prized species. Historically, though, one of the most commercially plentiful and sustainable varieties of flatfish is the somewhat lesser-known Pacific dab (also known as yellowfin sole – Limanda aspera). (more…)

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Seafood supply growth
  Jan 15, 2018

Where seafood supply growth will come from in 2018 2 minutes

With more than 90% of the world’s fish stocks either fully-exploited or being fished beyond capacity, it is frequently highlighted in seafood circles that the supply of products from wild-capture fisheries has reached a production plateau and the onus is now firmly on aquaculture to come up with the additional fish protein that’s required to sustainably feed the fast-growing global population. (more…)

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  Nov 22, 2017

Changes to the European Customs Code: TORO permit 1 minute

As of 1 May 2016, the new European Community Customs Code came into effect for all member states, including Belgium. However, customs has allowed us to continue working with the old system provided that our End-Use Authorisation or T5 permit is still valid, specifically up to October 2018. It came to our attention that the permits of a number of clients had already expired, in many cases without the possibility of extension. We recently received more information about the new system and the required TORO permit – so it’s time for an update. (more…)

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  Nov 15, 2017

Egg to plate: why and how fish are farmed 2 minutes

We have been farming fish and shellfish as a means of sustenance for thousands of years. Yet today’s technologically advanced aquaculture sector, which includes the culture of more than 500 different aquatic animals, is a world away from our earliest beginnings, which were predominantly based on the capture and ranching of wild species. (more…)

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  Oct 30, 2017

Why there has been so much fluctuation in salmon prices 2 minutes

Very few types of consumer seafood products are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon. The increasing global appetite for this fish has seen the salmon farming industry’s output increase by 384% since 1995, with an annual growth of 8%. (more…)

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  Sep 25, 2017

What the ethoxyquin suspension means 2 minutes

Authorisation for the antioxidant ethoxyquin (EQ) as a feed additive was formally suspended by the European Commission on 28 June 2017 with the publication of Regulation (EU) 2017/962 in the Official Journal of the EU. (more…)

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  Sep 08, 2017

Time for a nice dish of sustainable fish 1 minute

Think Fish Week, from 25 September to 1 October 2017, is all about making consumers aware of their power to make a difference. Consciously choosing to buy sustainable, wild-caught fish and shellfish and responsibly-farmed fish helps to protect fish stocks in vulnerable coastal areas and in the open seas.

This annual week of awareness is a shared initiative of WWF Belgium, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The two latter organisations are best known for their quality labels, which recognise sustainable, wild-caught fish and responsibly-farmed fish, respectively.

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king crab
  Aug 29, 2017

Getting to grips with Russia’s king of crabs 2 minutes

If it is size that you’re after, then king crab – the largest edible crab in the world – is the crustacean for you. Capable of reaching weights of 10kg, this largest member of the spider crab family is becoming increasingly popular with consumers in a growing number of markets. (more…)

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  Jul 19, 2017

What’s the big deal about omega-3s? 2 minutes

Health experts regularly remind us that a healthy and balanced diet reduces the risk of disease and is beneficial to the ageing process. We know that foods rich in omega-3 are a key contributor to a healthy diet, but what are omega-3s and how much do we need?

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