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24 May 2017
New sea louse treatment nears commercial launch
A “ground-breaking” sea lice treatment is due to be launched by Benchmark in the coming months, according to a trading report released by the group today....
23 May 2017
Bakkafrost tops Q1 table despite ISA challenge
Bakkafrost’s farming segment harvested 13,200 tonnes at an EBIT of NOK 34.27 per kg in the first quarter of the year – an impressive margin despite facing a...
16 May 2017
INVE seals Thai tilapia deal
INVE has signed an agreement that will result in a range of its tilapia products being distributed by one of Thailand’s largest quality tilapia fry and feed providers,...
12 May 2017
Tough quarter for Shetland salmon
Salmon harvests in Shetland were at historically low levels in the first quarter of the year – while the archipelago usually produces around 40,000 tonnes annually,...
11 May 2017
Report reignites sea lice debate
Returns of wild adult salmon can be reduced by more than 50% in years following high lice levels on nearby salmon farms during the smolt out-migration, according...
10 May 2017
Call for more wild lumpfish research
Understanding the natural behaviour of lumpfish is likely to be the key to devising a strategy for how best to deploy them as cleanerfish in salmon cages....
Shetland still struggling with sea lice
Scottish Sea Farms harvested no fish from its Shetland operations in the first quarter of the year, due to the ongoing impact of high lice levels in the region....
Record quarter for Marine Harvest Scotland
A combination of good prices and lowered operating costs at sea has seen Marine Harvest Scotland experience a record start to the year, despite CMS outbreaks at...
08 May 2017
Glasgow gathering tackles cleanerfish conundrums
Overviews of the use of cleanerfish in Scotland, Norway, Iceland, the Faroes and Ireland made for a fascinating first afternoon of the inaugural International Cleaner...
03 May 2017
Queensland shrimps hit hard by white spot
New outbreaks of white spot disease have been found in the wild prawn populations of Moreton Bay, Queensland, prompting fears that an additional number of shrimp...
26 April 2017
Chilean salmon producer steps up ambitious ASC commitment
Salmones Blumar has announced it has completed its plan to enter all of its production sites into aquaculture improvement projects and, ultimately, earn 100% certification...
20 April 2017
Dirty words over cleanerfish fishery
A call to halt the supply of live wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture sector has been issued by the Angling Trust....
18 April 2017
Pacific cleanerfish project proves its worth
Following the successful deployment of a number of species – notably lumpsuckers and ballan wrasse – as cleanerfish in salmon cages in the eastern Atlantic,...
06 April 2017
Lice linked to hefty rise in production costs
The pressing need to deal with sea lice, which contributed to an 8.7% rise in Marine Harvest's production costs last year, was one of the major themes running through...
Record year for salmon giant
Last year proved to be the most profitable on record for the world’s largest salmon producer, Marine Harvest, which achieved an operational EBIT of €700.2 million,...
05 April 2017
PD vaccine monopoly overturned
Fish farmers in Norway will now be able to choose from at least two PD vaccines, after the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled that MSD had no right to a monopoly....
04 April 2017
Fish oil alternative for salmonids launched
ADM is offering a new sustainable fish oil alternative for aquafeeds, DHA Natur - a highly concentrated, non-genetically modified vegetable source of the essential...
01 April 2017
Digging deep to dodge sea lice
Innovative ways to manage salmon behaviour so they are less likely to be infected by sea lice was the subject of a fascinating talk by Dr Frode Oppedal at last week’s...
31 March 2017
Boost for Pacific cleanerfish project
A project to research the potential of using kelp perch and pile perch to pick sea lice off farmed Atlantic salmon is one of three to land funding from British Columbia’s...
30 March 2017
Louse laser set for major upgrade
Plans to dramatically upgrade a laser delousing device were revealed at this week’s Fish Vet Society conference in Edinburgh....
27 March 2017
Pathogenic ISA confirmed
The presence of the pathogenic strain of ISA at a salmon site run by Bakkafrost in the Faroe Islands has now been confirmed....
Salmon research award launched
A new award to support research in salmon health and welfare by tomorrow’s industry leaders has been launched today....
21 March 2017
Non-medicinal lice treatments on vets' agenda
A run-through of the latest developments in non-medicinal sea lice treatments is likely to be among the highlights of next week’s Fish Vet Society Spring Conference....
20 March 2017
Egypt rocked by tilapia virus scare
A new virus that has decimated tilapia populations in Ecuador and Israel has now been found in Egypt, according to a new report from WorldFish and the University...
16 March 2017
Producers back anti-SRS drive
In a bid to tackle problems caused by costly health issues such as SRS, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has today issued a Statement of Intent with pharmaceutical...
15 March 2017
Fresh threat for BC salmon
Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) has been discovered at an Atlantic salmon farm in BC for the first time, a finding that has raised alarm bells for...
14 March 2017
Probiotic aims for Asian shrimp
A new probiotic that could lessen the use of antibiotics in the shrimp industry is set to be launched by Evonik at VIV Asia, in Bangkok, this week....
06 March 2017
Romania Reports Two Koi Herpesvirus Disease Outbreaks in Bucuresti
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported two new outbreaks of koi herpesvirus disease outbreaks in Bucuresti....
02 March 2017
Patagonia SeaFarms Capable of Offering Four-Star BAP Salmon
CHILE - Congratulations to Chile’s Marine Farm Tornagaleones S.A., which is now capable of offering four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) salmon, the Global...
27 February 2017
First International Fish Health Laboratory to Receive Accreditation from Sernapesca
CHILE - Benchmark’s Fish Vet Group in Chile has announced they will join the list of official fish health laboratories recognised by the National Fisheries and...
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