Displaying items by tag: aquaculture

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 12:41

Netting solutions for the aquaculture industry

EM5 2020 NetsExperience with Czech pond farming enables net manufacture to expand abroad 

This artcle was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 5/ 2020.

A producer of nets has used the pond farming industry in the Czech Republic as a springboard to market his products to freshwater and marine fish farmers in several European countries. The Czech Republic is among the largest producers of freshwater farmed fish in the EU, most of it in earthen ponds. This should come as no surprise as there is a long tradition of pond farming in what is now the Czech Republic. According to researchers at the University of South Bohemia, in the 16th century the country had some 20,000 fishponds occupying about 180,000 hectares. Today, while the number of ponds has increased by a fifth, the area has Dobeš-Nets, a company based in the Czech Republic, produces nets for the aquaculture and fishing industries. shrunk to 52,000 ha, but production per hectare has soared from 70 kg to 450 kg. As a result, Czech production in 2018 was about 23,000 tonnes.

Published in Technology

Oussama Kheriji, former Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources, and Fisheries, TunisiaWith almost 2 300 km of coastline, 40 fishing ports and a further two under construction, fishing occupies an important position at the socio-economic level in Tunisia. It is an activity deeply rooted in Tunisian culture and traditions, particularly among coastal populations. Fish and seafood make a major contribution to the protein food balance of a large segment of the population; the average Tunisian consumes 11 kg of seafood per year.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 5 / 2020.

Oussama Kheriji, former Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources, and Fisheries addresses some of the issues facing the Tunisian fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Published in Tunisia

EM5 20 AQIt is now over 200 years since the water carrier in Luigi Cherubini’s opera expressed for the first time that without water our world would be an ‘empty barrel’. But this has in the meantime become a serious problem. Climate change is increasing the pressure to use water even more sparingly. This affects aquaculture in particular for almost two-thirds of global output are currently produced in fresh water.

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 5 / 2020.

Published in Aquaculture

EM5 2020Eurofish Magazine issue 5 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Latvia and Tunisia. The Aquaculture section looks at water reduction.
Click here to read the latest issue of the magazine.
 

Published in Frontpage rotator

September / October 2020 EUROFISH Magazine 4
Country profile: Latvia, Tunisia
Aquaculture: Water of drinkable quality is becoming increasingly scarce - Aquaculture must reduce its water consumption
Processing:
Value potential of many seafood products is not sufficiently exploited - Sustainable utilisation saves resources
Technology: Netting solutions for the aquaculture industry
Guest pages: Antonella Vassallo - The International Ocean Institute is dedicated to the peaceful, equitable, and sustainable use of the oceans

 

 

Published in Magazine Issues

EM4 20 eelSteady progress towards understanding the eel

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020.

An ongoing project to further knowledge about the European eel and to close the breeding cycle brings together researchers from DTU Aqua and companies interested in farming eels. The work in the project builds on the results from two others also coordinated by DTU Aqua. Significant progress has been made, but commercial production is probably still a decade away.

Published in Denmark

EM4 20 LaszloNACCEE encourages young professionals’ participation

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020.

Dr Laszlo Varadi has been involved in the freshwater aquaculture sector for a lifetime. Retiring as director of HAKI, the Hungarian Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, though still attached as an International Advisor, he is today the President of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe (NACCEE) and also works at the Department of Public Policy and Management at Corvinus University in Budapest. He shares here some of his opinions about the sector and its future.

HAKI, an institution that you led for many years, plays a key role in the development of Hungarian aquaculture by research into aquaculture, fish biology, and aquatic ecology. Could you envisage HAKI diversifying into other fields of research further down the value chain?

Published in Opinions

EM4 20 BiotechConsumers need more information about the benefits offered by today’s technologies

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020.

Advances in biotechnology are opening up new opportunities that can benefit aquaculture, too, making it more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable. The potential is enormous, but not all biotechnological methods and tools find acceptance in the public domain. Some consumers even reject genetic engineering outright. However, genetic engineering is only one of many opportunities that biotechnology offers us.

Published in Aquaculture
Thursday, 20 August 2020 08:58

Fish breeding in Armenia

EM4 20 ArmeniaSuccessful transition from carps to high-value species

This article was featured in EUROFISH Magazine 4 / 2020

Armenia has favorable climatic conditions for the commercial breeding and growing of species of trout (Salmonidae) and sturgeon (Acipenseridae). The country’s rich resources of subterranean water and its suitable climate enable the commercial production of these fi sh all the year round.

The potential of the fishing sector has been recognized by private companies who have contributed to developing the industry. Their efforts have meant that Armenia today has a large number of companies with extensive experience in the production of fish and efficient management skills.

Published in Armenia

EM4 2020Eurofish Magazine issue 4 2020 features the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Denmark and Armenia. The Species section looks at Sea Cucumber.
Click here to read the latest issue of the magazine.
 

Published in Frontpage rotator
Page 1 of 9