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It seems to be one step forward and two steps back recently with growing clusters of COVID cases just a week after we returned to meals for five. The cluster that worries us the most? That of Jurong Fishing Port, Singapore’s largest fishing port which has seen cases spread to other community areas such as …

Sambalpur: Odisha Fisheries Minister Arun Sahoo said the government is trying to increase fish production in the state. He said the state produced 2.60 lakh MT of fish in 2019-2020, up from 8.73 lakh MT in the last fiscal year. “… We are planning to increase fish production in the state,” the minister said. Sahoo …

Worried about abandoning Japan’s traditional fish-based diet, a fishmonger in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture has returned to his rock ‘n’ roll roots to sing the praises of the bounty of the ocean in a bid to to stimulate the decreasing consumption of fish in Japan. Japan has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the …

The global oceans play an important role in planetary health, providing ecosystem services that range from supporting communities dependent on the blue economy, to oxygenated water, acting as a heat and carbon sink, and moderating the climate. But the health of our oceans is under threat. “The problems and threats currently facing our oceans come …

Forget veggie burgers, fake bacon and oatmeal cheese. For vegans at least, plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy have long since become mainstream. Alt-fish – plant-based foods that mimic the taste and texture of fish, or real fish tissue from stem cells – is the next big thing. As an applied ethics researcher, I have …

Fresh salmon at an Alibaba Hema Fresh store in Beijing’s Shijingshan district on July 28, 2020 Photo: Li Hao / GT China recently harvested the first batch of farmed salmon from its Yellow Sea Fish Farming Zone, marking the first step in warm-water salmon farming around the world, media reports said. During the harvest, China …

China’s area devoted to rice-fish cropping systems increased by 11 percent in 2016-2017 and now covers about 2 million hectares of the country, according to a new report. This was one of the key statistics – taken from the China Rice-Fish Integration Development Report: 2018 – to emerge from a workshop on the socio-economic impact …

When it comes to fish caught in Vermont waters, some may be considered wilder than others. At the Bald Hill Fish Farm in Newark, raising tough “wild” fish has become a specialty. “Growing trout is like growing meat or chicken,” said Christian Thompson, facility manager at Bald Hill. “Trout have been raised in hatcheries for …

Photo: Nicolas James Water is not only the foundation of life, it is itself a rich environment for life forms. Even perfectly clear, natural water is teeming with microscopic life, which forms the basis of the food chain, from tiny animals and plants too small to be seen, to the fish we eat. A glass …

Called the Global Workshop on Nutrition-Sensitive Fish Agrifood Systems, it took place in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, and was attended by Professor David Little of the Stirling Institute of Aquaculture. Here he describes some of the main topics discussed during the workshop. The meeting brought together an eclectic group of aquaculture developers and researchers, primarily …

RICE-FISH CULTIVATION means growing rice and fish together at the same time on the same piece of land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop into the paddy field and that crop is the small fish. It also includes growing fish and rice one after the other or simultaneously growing side by side in different …

RICE-FISH FARMING means growing rice and fish together at the same time on the same land. In rice-fish farming, farmers introduce another crop into the paddy field and that crop is small fish. This also includes growing fish and rice one after the other or growing side by side simultaneously in different compartments using the …

The presence of large numbers of blue-green algae is a sign that aquaculture systems are not being properly managed. The widespread pollution of the oceans is a serious problem, and there is every indication that dead zones resulting directly from excess nutrients promoting the growth of algae which in turn use up all the oxygen …

History and tradition The capture and cultivation of aquatic organisms in rice fields has a long history and tradition, especially in Asia, where the availability of rice and fish has been associated with prosperity and food security. Drawings of rice fields with fish on ancient Chinese pottery from tombs in the Han Dynasty (206 BC) …