Posts Tagged ‘aquaculture’

Chuck McIntosh- March 22, 2013

by Chuck McIntosh Published: March 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, catfish farms, Mississippi, Mississippi Delta

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Cochran supporting Commerce’s decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce […] [...]

D’Abramo made Fellow

by MBJ Staff Published: March 8,2013

Tags: aquaculture, Lou D’Abramo, Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University aquaculture specialist Lou D’Abramo, who serves as dean of MSU’s Office of the Graduate School, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and Giles Distinguished Professor of wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture — has been named a Fellow of the World Aquaculture Society for his contributions to the advancement of global aquaculture. He is […] [...]

Coast ag producers share needs, express concerns

BILOXI — Agricultural producers in the coastal region shared their needs and concerns during a recent Mississippi State University meeting. The sixth-annual Producer Advisory Council meeting was held at MSU’s Coastal Research and Extension Center. Eleven commodity groups made recommendations and requests for research, educational programming and support by MSU’s Extension Service and the Mississippi […] [...]

Annual ag council meeting draws hundreds

VERONA — When agricultural producers speak, Mississippi State University listens. About 300 commodity producers, crop consultants and MSU representatives met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona for the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. The meeting has been held for more than half a century to give farmers the opportunity to […] [...]

Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

by Ted Carter Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, catfish, marine resources, Mississippi Delta

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […] [...]

Bangladesh prime factor in Mississippi catfish woes – but producers wonder why

by Ted Carter Published: February 22,2013

Tags: aquaculture, Bangladesh, catfish, Thad Cochran

Most Mississippians can tell you in detail how often farm-raised catfish end up on their dinner tables or the value of catfish farming to their state’s economy. But you’ll likely draw a blank stare if you ask them what Bangladesh has to do with Mississippi catfish farming. The real answer is that the tiny country […] [...]

Gulf shrimpers hail early success in bid to force tariffs on imports

Gulf shrimpers have persuaded the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate whether foreign countries are subsidizing the dumping of shrimp on the U.S. market at prices that undercut shrimp harvesters based in Mississippi and elsewhere along the Gulf and South Atlantic. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries wants Southeast Asian and Central American competitors slapped […] [...]

Senators criticize Commerce over catfish import policing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) say catfish producers in Mississippi and other states are being harmed by the U.S. Department of Commerce not doing enough to stem a flood of imported fish products. Cochran and Wicker have signed a letter to acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank urging her […] [...]

MSU professor lends expertise to Nigerian catfish farmers

STARKVILLE — Commercially grown catfish in North America or Africa face similar challenges, a fact that sent one Mississippi State University veterinarian on a training mission to Nigeria in June. Dr. Skip Jack, a professor of pathobiology and population medicine at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, spent almost three weeks teaching Nigerian catfish farmers, veterinarians […] [...]

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