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26 July 2016
Lumpfish: Cleaning Up Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture
GLOBAL - Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites that have become an increasing concern for salmon aquaculture, costing global salmon farming more than $500 million...
25 July 2016
Scottish Sea Farms to Invest £35m in Argyll RAS Hatchery
SCOTLAND, UK - Salmon producer Scottish Sea Farms is to invest £35 million in a major freshwater site near Oban. This investment is part of a total £70 million...
21 July 2016
Increased Temperatures, Poor Timed Management Lead to Sea Lice Epidemic
CANADA - A University of Toronto-led study has found that a combination of high ocean temperatures and poorly timed parasite management likely led to an epidemic...
20 July 2016
Weekly Overview: US, Vietnam Reach Agreement on Shrimp Imports
GLOBAL - The United States and Vietnam have signed an agreement to resolve two longstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) disputes over imports of Vietnamese shrimp...
19 July 2016
Sockeye Salmon Makes a Comeback in Bristol Bay
US - Alaskan Salmon Harvests outside of Bristol Bay are having a difficult season, with catch totals well below season estimates, report Rob Reierson and Kyla Ganton...
Scotland’s First Thermolicer to Help Combat Sea Lice
SCOTLAND, UK - As part of an on-going initiative to develop and use natural solutions to control sea lice, Scottish Sea Farms has invested over £4 million in purchasing...
15 July 2016
Interest Grows in New Salmon Lice-Zapping Laser
NORWAY - Sea lice has been the biggest issue facing the salmon farming sector for some time, but a Norwegian technology firm has come up with a way to get rid of...
08 July 2016
Trees May Help Protect England's Wild Salmon, Trout Stocks
UK - Fish in England’s rivers are under threat from warmer waters. Cold-water species such as Atlantic salmon and brown trout, are struggling to cope as climate...
07 July 2016
Marlborough Sounds to Establish Salmon Working Group
NEW ZEALAND - The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options...
05 July 2016
Norwegian Seafood Exports Worth NOK 42.6 billion in First Six Months of 2016
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood worth NOK 42.6 billion in the first six months of 2016. This is an increase of 25 per cent or NOK 8.6 billion when measured against...
04 July 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Will Brexit Harm Alaska's Seafood Exports?
US - The United Kingdom’s recent exit from the European Union – dubbed Brexit - has turned seafood trading on its head....
01 July 2016
Marine Harvest Pledges 100% of Farms ASC Certified by 2020
GLOBAL - Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company, has pledged to have all its farms Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by 2020. A total...
Japanese Fish Farms Thriving on New Technology
JAPAN - As the fisheries workforce in Japan continues to age and the number of young people interested in fish farming decreases, cheap imports and declining productivity...
30 June 2016
New £2.2 million Sea Lice Control Project Commences
SCOTLAND, UK - The drive to control sea lice through non-medicinal approaches has taken another step forward with the start of a new £2.12m lumpsucker project,...
29 June 2016
Upcoming Fishing Weeks Critical Indicator for Alaska Salmon Fisheries
US - Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon had a slow start since it's opening on June 8, but seems to have picked up in the past weeks. Sockeye landings in Bristol Bay this...
28 June 2016
Tassal Expansion to Move Salmon Farms Offshore
AUSTRALIA - Tassal has released plans to establish four salmon farming leases in Storm Bay near the Tasman Peninsula, which the company expects could create up to...
Algal Bloom Mortalities in Chile Have Salmon Prices Climbing Higher
GLOBAL - News in the salmon sector for 2016 has so far been dominated by reports of a massive algal bloom in southern Chile that had killed some 27 million fish...
27 June 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Eco-entrepreneurs Turning Crab Shells into New Products
US - Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau....
24 June 2016
How Little Omega-3 Can Farmed Salmon Cope With?
NORWAY - Marine omega-3 is much sought after by people and fish alike. But the resource is in short supply and must be distributed wisely. Farmed salmon is one of...
Scottish Salmon Exports Grew by 2,000 tonnes in Q1 2016
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish provenance is driving sales of Scottish salmon as producers from the west coast, Highlands and Islands help meet demand for premium, healthy...
23 June 2016
Cermaq CEO Resigns
NORWAY - Jon Hindar has resigned from his position as the CEO for Cermaq Group AS. Geir Molvik has now been appointed new CEO....
Breakthrough Made in Sea Lice Resistance
UK - A breakthrough has been made in fighting sea lice resistance with a new sea lice treatment programme from Benchmark Animal Health. The programme has been proven...
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
21 June 2016
ISA Suspected on Two Rødøy Salmon Farms
NORWAY - An outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) is suspected on two farms in Rødøy municipality, Nordland county....
20 June 2016
Cooke Seafood Purchases Icicle Seafoods
CANADA - Cooke Seafood has now purchased Icicle Seafoods, Inc. This deal enhances the Cooke family’s investments in both the wild fishery and the aquaculture sectors,...
Alaska Fish Factor: Putting Herring Back on the Menu
US - There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest...
Chilean Salmon Farms Reveal 2015 Antibiotics Usage
CHILE - Marine conservation organisation Oceana welcomed the new report issued by the Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) on the use...
17 June 2016
AquacultureUK2016: Atlantic Salmon Gill Health Research Wins Student Award
UK - Ana Herrero, from Moredun Research Institute and the University of Stirling, has been named the winner of the Elanco sponsored 2016 Young Scientist Award, which...
15 June 2016
NASCO Working to Improve State of Wild Salmon Stocks
EU - The 33rd meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) took place between 7 and 10 June in Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler (Germany)....
BioMar, Cargill, Skretting Join Global Salmon Initiative (GSI)
GLOBAL - Three of the leading industry feed companies, Biomar, Cargill (former EWOS) and Skretting have now joined the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) as Associate...
 
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