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29 April 2016
Canadian Seafood Production Remains Stable
CANADA - Canada’s annual production of seafood has been relatively stable, averaging just over 1.0 million MT during the five year period from 2010 to 2014. This...
GSI Publishes Second Sustainability Report
GLOBAL - The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has published its annual Sustainability Report. The launch of the initiative’s second report signifies the group’s...
Can Aquaculture be Intensive and Sustainable? A Look at the Scottish Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Industry
UK - Scotland is the largest producer of Atlantic salmon in the EU, and the third largest in the world. The importance of salmon aquaculture to Scotland’s economy,...
28 April 2016
Hybrid Lifejacket Gives Double Re-assurance for Fish Farmers
UK - Responding to the demands of the fish farming sector for a robust, reliable and comfortable lifejacket, with a buoyancy exceeding 150Newtons, Regatta of Norway...
ISA Variant HPR 8 Discovered on Aysen Salmon Farm
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has confirmed the discovery of a case of ISA virus in Transit II center, belonging to the company Aquachile...
27 April 2016
Weekly Overview: New Research Examines Salmons' Susceptibility to Sea Lice
ANALYSIS - A new two-year project by the UK's Plymouth University and the Chilean Universidad de Chile is investigating the problem of sea lice in the Atlantic salmon...
25 April 2016
New Project Looks at Sea Lice Impact on Salmon Fisheries
UK and CHILE - Plymouth University and the Universidad de Chile are leading a new research project to investigate the issue of sea lice infestation that is costing...
18 April 2016
Marine Harvest Reports Better Than Expected Harvest Volumes
NORWAY - Marine Harvest has reported a total harvest volume of 97,000 tonnes for the first quarter of 2016. This is higher than the predicted volume of 93,000 tonnes....
11 April 2016
Marine Harvest to Cut Jobs in Chile
CHILE - As part of a re-organisation of Marine Harvest Chile, the company has announced that 500 jobs will be cut....
Oily Fish Eaten During Pregnancy May Reduce Asthma Risk
UK - Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new...
08 April 2016
Aquaculture UK 2016 Set to Be Bigger and Better than Ever
GLOBAL - This year, Aquaculture UK, 25-26 May 2016, is set to be bigger and better than ever with over 130 exhibitors from around the world showcasing the latest...
06 April 2016
Norwegian Seafood Exports Continue to Grow in Value
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood worth NOK 21.3 billion in Q1 2016. An increase of 22 per cent or NOK 3.8 billion compared with Q1 2015. For the month of March alone,...
05 April 2016
Norwegian Government Approves World's First 'Offshore' Aquaculture Project
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has approved Norway's first development concession enabling Ocean Farming AS, supported by Kongsberg Maritime...
04 April 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishermen Urged to Hook Up to New Lifeline
US - Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline....
31 March 2016
Salmon are Less Aggressive in Darker Coloured Tanks
CANADA - Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a study Leigh Gaffney...
Final Balance: Almost 40,000 tons of Dead Salmon Removed from Chilean Farms
CHILE - The National Director of Sernapesca, José Miguel Burgos, has announced that 25 million fish, equivalent to 39,942 tons of dead biomass, was the final balance...
23 March 2016
Over 32 Thousand Tons of Dead Salmon Already Removed in Chile Disaster
CHILE - Disposal efforts have been continuing in Chile after millions of farmed salmon died due to a harmful algal bloom in the region of Los Lagos....
22 March 2016
Sanford Awarded BAP Certification For Salmon, Mussels
NEW ZEALAND - The Global Aquaculture Alliance has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Sanford’s production of king salmon (Oncorhynchus...
Backing for Research into Projects to Enhance Sustainable Aquaculture
ANALYSIS - One of the major obstacles to the growth of sustainable salmon farming is the challenge and threat from sea lice. Speaking at the Oceanology International...
18 March 2016
Salmon Aquaculture Could Incorporate Seaweed, Sea Urchins to Reduce Nitrogen Enrichment
EU - Farming fish together with seaweed and other species could help improve the sustainability of aquaculture and reduce pollution. A new study provides a tool...
Lake Huron's Chinook Salmon Fishery Unlikely to Recover
US - Lake Huron's Chinook salmon fishery will likely never return to its glory days because the lake can no longer support the predatory fish's main food source,...
15 March 2016
Three Strategies for Adapting Farmed Fish to Climate Change
NORWAY - Climate change has already begun to significantly affect aquaculture, according to FAO. Although challenging, climate change may introduce opportunities...
14 March 2016
MSD Animal Health Hosts Fish Health Workshops
UK - The team from MSD Animal Health, the market leader in aquaculture welfare, hosted three events across Scotland, to share results of its latest fish health monitoring...
Chilean Authorities Report 72% of Dead Salmon Now Removed
CHILE - Around 72 per cent of the farmed salmon which has died in Chile due to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) has now been removed....
Alaska Fish Factor: Fishing Permit Values Plummet
US - Fire sale salmon prices last year and a dim outlook for the upcoming season have caused the value of Alaska fishing permits to plummet....
Maine Farmed Salmon Earns “Good Alternative” Rating
US - The Maine Aquaculture Association is proud that the Monterey Bay Aquarium just announced that Maine Farmed Atlantic Salmon has been given a “Good Alternative”...
10 March 2016
StofnFiskur Becomes First Salmon Breeding Company with OIE Compartment Standard Approved by Sernapesca
ICELAND - StofnFiskur hf in Iceland has been approved by the Chilean Fisheries and Aquaculture Authorities, Sernapesca in accordance with the OIE Compartment standard...
08 March 2016
Weekly Overview: HAB's Cause Huge Salmon Losses in Chile
ANALYSIS - Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB's) in southern Chile have so far caused the deaths of millions of salmon....
07 March 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Stomachs Help Solve Halibut Size Mystery
US - Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years...
AQUACULTURE 2016: The Future of Fish Nutrition
US - The development of fish nutrition has come a long way over the last few years but more research needs to be conducted into trace element nutrition, the use...
 
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