World News Round Up – Dec 12

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oysters world newsLouisiana, US. Oyster leases at 35% of production capacity after BP oil spill in 2010 with an estimated $300 million state economic impact and in Florida an almost complete collapse.

Oshika Peninsula, Japan. Oyster farmers devastated by 2011 tsunami group together in business to cultivate, process and distribute all under one label with the expectation of returning to profitability.

Bream Bay, North Is, NZ. A new aquaculture development strategy aims to develop aquaculture in Bream Bay into a $300 million industry, including a doubling of the oyster industry’s growth from $15M to $30M by 2030.

Alaska. Shortages in hatchery production in Washington due to oceanic acidification hampering Alaskan industry expansion and also affecting US West Coast production.

University of Oxford. Oyster genome sequencing completed by a team of international scientists shows how oysters manage to survive the harsh environment of the estuary and sea shore.

US – SCS Global Services (SCS) has conducted a series of pilot audits under the newly launched Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification programme, which recognises responsible fish farming practices.  For full article see:



One Response to "World News Round Up – Dec 12"
  1. Ian Duthie says:

    Links to the news source/reference would be a valuable addition to the world news round-up.


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