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Salmon exports to China reach new record

CANADA | Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Salmon exports that British Columbia sent to China in 2015 exceeded more than double the previous record in 2002, encouraged by an emerging appetite for the farm-raised species in the Asian country.

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Oil sardine catches record strong drop
India | 01:30 | Overall marine fish landings experienced an annual decline of 5.3 per cent in India. Oil sardines (Sardinella longiceps) recorded the sharpest fall of 51 per cent owing to increased temperature, environmental stress, change in fish spawning and lack of food. Full Story
BP to finally pay USD 1000 million to fishing sector
United States | 23:50 | British Petroleum plc. firm has finally decided to pay off USD 1 billion it owed in compensation to seafood interests affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Full Story
Intensity and extent of harmful microalgae increase
Chile | 23:40 | The microalgae Alexandrium catenella, which caused the red tide phenomenon that affects the region of Los Lagos, is expected to increase both in intensity and geographical distribution. Full Story
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The Scottish Salmon Company Introduces Native Hebridean Salmon
Developed over many years from broodstock originally sourced directly from the cold, clear waters of the island of North Uist in the rugged Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Native Hebridean is exclusively available from SSC.
Marine Harvest First to Feature New ASC Marketing Toolkit at Seafood Expo Global
To celebrate the official launch of the ASC Marketing Toolkit, the Marine Harvest Group is the first ASC partner to use elements from the new ASC materials at their booth during Seafood Expo Global.
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