Wednesday, January 30, 2013

30/01/13: Nofima studies aquaculture legitimacy; assistance for POMS hit oyster farmers; FAO sea cucumber guide

Nofima has announced plans for a three year research project into the legitimacy of aquaculture. The NOK 4.2 million project will examine the aquaculture industry at local level and conditions that influence access to area in the coastal zone.

Oyster farmers hit by Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia have been offered an assistance package by the NSW Primary Industries Minister, Katrina Hodgkinson. Growers suffering finanacial hardship can apply to have their licence fees waived for up to 12 months. 

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The FAO had released a new guide on commercially important sea cucumbers. teh document details the 58 species of sea cucumber that are exploited in artisanal and industrial fisheries around the world.

This Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber (Isostichopus ba...
This Three-Rowed Sea Cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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