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24 May 2017
Steinsvik ships seven feed barges to Canada
Seven Steinsvik feed barges have just been completed at the shipyard in Gdynia Poland, and are now en route for Canada....
Pacific report reveals a 439m salmon season
Salmon abundance in the North Pacific, as indexed by aggregate commercial catches, remains at near all-time high levels....
23 May 2017
Polish processor reports hefty gains
Polish fish processor Seko SA posted sales of PLN 42.58 million (€10.1 million) in Q1, an increase of 16.5% compared with the same period a year earlier....
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...
Record quarter for Norway Royal
Today Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) has reported the highest quarterly operational EBIT (MNOK 205) and EBIT/kg (NOK 28.60) for a first quarter in the history of the...
22 May 2017
£1m available for aquaculture innovation
A £1 million innovation fund aimed at small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the aquaculture supply chain in the Highlands and Islands is now open to applications....
Alaska Fish Factor: budget struggle threatens salmon jobs
Salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and agree on a state budget. It is the...
15 May 2017
Stage set for inaugural Aquaculture UK Conference
A comprehensive insight into the state of the British aquaculture industry, the research that underpins it and how it compares with the rest of the global aquaculture...
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
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...
09 May 2017
Fishmeal replacement now commercially available
The first batch of FeedKind fishmeal replacement to be produced at Calysta’s new production plant on Teesside is now commercially available for feed manufacturers....
Losses mount for GM salmon firm
AquaBounty, the biotechnology company known for its GM AquaAdvantage salmon strain, has posted losses of just over $2 million for the first quarter of 2017, compared...
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...
07 May 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: countdown to salmon season
Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than two weeks. The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at Copper River and the...
05 May 2017
Feed barge sunk in heavy storm
Strong winds and heavy rain caused a feed barge belonging to Australis Seafoods to sink on May 3rd in the Errázuriz channel, in Chile’s Aysén region, writes...
04 May 2017
Salmon feed sales boost BioMar’s Q1
A 30 percent increase in salmon feed sales has helped deliver improved profits for the BioMar Group in Q1....
Salmon prices up 51%
The average price of Norwegian salmon exports last year was €6.75/kg, up from €4.63/kg in 2015, an increase of 51 percent....
02 May 2017
Nofima makes a swoop for Marine Harvest R&D supremo
Bente Torstensen, the former Group Manager for feed and fish performance in Marine Harvest’s global R&D department, has been appointed as the new Director of Nofima’s...
01 May 2017
Calysta lands $40m investment for fishmeal replacement facility
Calysta, Inc., the manufacturer of the microbial fishmeal replacement FeedKind, today announced it had been pledged $40 million in Series D funding....
Russians reveal Pacific salmon quota
Russia’s salmon catch quotas for the Far East Basin are just under 320,000 tonnes across all salmon species this year, reveals Kyla Ganton in this week’s Tradex...
29 April 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: salmon slump v halibut high
The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches – notably halibut, black cod and various crabs –...
28 April 2017
Icelanders target 50,000 tonnes of salmon within 5 years
Salmon farmers in Iceland are aiming to increase production levels by 500% in the next five years, according to the country’s leading salmon producer....
27 April 2017
Camelina oil gains Canadian approval for use in salmon feed
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved the use of mechanically-extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed salmon and trout....
Ground broken at Memphis fishmeal replacement facility
Work on a new 37-acre plant that will produce 200,000 tonnes of Calysta’s FeedKind protein for the aquafeed industry began this week....
26 April 2017
Milestones marked by salmon initiative
Over a quarter of the sites farmed by the 12 companies that are part of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) were Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by...
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...
25 April 2017
Lerøy to use fish oil replacement in ongrowing feeds
One of the world’s largest salmon producers has announced plans to use feed containing microalgae to ensure that its fish contain high levels of long chain omega-3s....
Sockeye shortfall forecast
This year’s commercial sockeye harvest in Upper Cook Inlet (UCI) is projected to be 1.2 million fish less than the 10-year average, according to the Alaska Department...
 
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