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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...
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...
Scots seek to build on salmon export success
Scottish producers exported 75,000 tonnes of salmon, worth £451 million, to buyers in 60 countries last year....
24 April 2017
Salmon smolt tracking scheme launched
A new project which will allow the migratory movements of salmon smolts from rivers in five EU countries to be tracked by the public has been launched by Inland...
21 April 2017
A fresh look at salmon shelf life
Marine Harvest has unveiled plans to be the first global seafood company to install Keep-it, a smart labelling indicator that shows an accurate shelf life, on all...
Chance to sign up for salmon farm tours
Members of the public are being encouraged to sign up for tours of salmon farms which are being offered by members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) this...
20 April 2017
Baltic farmer/processor reports solid start to the year
PRFoods, which is engaged in fish processing in Finland and Estonia as well as fish farming in Sweden and Finland, has reported a 3.2% sales increase in the first...
Canada and Scotland top performers for MH
Marine Harvest has reported a decent first quarter to the year, with their operations in Canada and Scotland faring particularly well....
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,...
17 April 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: further boost for salmon season
Salmon markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world’s biggest sockeye fishery at Bristol...
13 April 2017
Award for organic salmon supremo
The General Manager of BC-based Creative Salmon, Tim Rundle, recently scooped the Organic Champion of the Year prize at the inaugural Canadian Organic Trade Association’s...
10 April 2017
Strong prices for sockeye
Sockeye inventories are all but bare leading into the new season in Alaska and British Columbia, which is creating high prices, according to this week’s Tradex...
MHI set for 1,200 tonne increase
Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has signed a deal worth €2.5 million with Mannin Bay Salmon Company to grow organic salmon on sites in Bertraghboy Bay in Galway....
07 April 2017
Plans for new smolt facility unveiled
Huon Aquaculture has announced plans to build Australia’s first land-based recirculation salmon facility at its Whale Point industrial site in Port Huon....
06 April 2017
Five figure salmon escape
Around 20,000 salmon have escaped from a site run by Scottish Seafarms, off the island of Mull....
Rope specialist ties up contract for “world’s largest” fish farm
The mooring ropes for Ocean Farming’s revolutionary 250,000 m3 capacity salmon farming system will be provided by Lankhorst Euronete....
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,...
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...
Scots to run Crown assets
Powers over the revenue and management of the Crown Estate’s Scottish resources – including 750 marine aquaculture leases – were transferred from Westminster...
03 April 2017
Strong forecast for Alaskan pinks
Alaskan pink salmon are expected to be in abundance this odd-numbered year, with steady pricing expected for the foreseeable future, according to this week’s Tradex...
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
New chief at Cermaq Canada
David Kiemele has been appointed as the new MD of Cermaq Canada, after 17 years in the salmon farming industry, and is due to take up his new position on 29 April....
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....
Department to help keep predator threat at bay
Harassment, or “hazing,” of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast, in a bid to help improve survival of juvenile...
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....
23 March 2017
Danes to mill Down Under
Biomar has announced plans to establish its first feed factory in Australia, with a yearly capacity of 110,000 tonnes, to help service a range of the country’s...
 
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