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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...
22 March 2017
Mixed fortunes for salmon species
Sockeye inventories are bare leading into the new season, while Alaska harvest projections fall short of last season's catch, according to this week’s Tradex Foods...
21 March 2017
Fusion nets 38-pen deal
Fusion Marine has secured its largest single order to date – a £2 million deal to supply 38 pens and associated equipment to three salmon sites run by Cooke Aquaculture...
20 March 2017
Salmon sector seeks avian opportunities
A meeting to discuss the viability of including avian proteins in salmon feeds – which also covered the potential offered by a variety of other possible alternatives...
18 March 2017
Aquafeed double act established
Coppens International, the Dutch aquafeed subsidiary of Alltech, has announced plans to collaborate with Guabi, a leading Brazilian fish feed producer....
Alaska Fish Factor: hatcheries show poor rate of returns
The annual Alaska Fisheries Enhancement Report shows that, in 2016, only about 27 million adult salmon returned to Alaska’s 28 hatcheries - less than half of the...
17 March 2017
Rouge letter day for Scots salmon
Almost 100 delegates from the Scottish salmon industry and beyond gathered in Edinburgh yesterday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of farmed Scottish salmon being...
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...
Optimism despite mounting losses for GM salmon firm
The head of AquaBounty claims the company had “a highly successful year”, despite posting a loss of $8.5 million in 2016 – up from $7.0 million the year before....
15 March 2017
Pink salmon tsunami predicted
The Alaskan Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) expects the state’s commercial fisheries to land 204 million salmon during the course of the year – up 81% compared...
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...
13 March 2017
RASs and RMs land fresh feed funding
Skretting has announced that it intends to invest €6 million in the next few months, in order to increase its research capacity on RAS diet as well as expanding...
Values up despite drop in volumes
Norway exported 196,000 tonnes of seafood, worth NOK 7.5 billion, in February – down by 19 per cent in volume, but up by 6 per cent in value, compared with February...
Tackling land-based sludge production
In a bid to extract the value from aquaculture waste products, scientists at Nofima have analysed sludge from three commercial hatcheries through an entire production...
Export record for BC-raised salmon
Global sales of fresh BC farm-raised salmon reached a record $745 million CAD in 2016....
Funding windfall for Highland aqua
A £1 million programme, which could create up to 50 more aquaculture-related jobs in Scotland’s Highlands & Islands, has been approved....
09 March 2017
Tackling ISA on 3 fronts
Stofnfiskur, the Icelandic salmon ova producer, is working to combat infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) on three fronts – by capitalising on its unique natural biosecurity...
Success of AlgaPrime DHA in Aquaculture Market Drives Increased Commercial Distribution
US - TerraVia, Bunge Limited and BioMar Group have announced the expansion of their distribution agreement for AlgaPrime™ DHA - a native, whole algae specialty...
08 March 2017
Benchmark Lands SalMar Contract
NORWAY - Benchmark, through its subsidiary Salmobreed, has signed a long-term agreement to provide genetics, health and knowledge services to SalMar, one of the...
07 March 2017
Federation Urges Court to Send C$250M Aquaculture Project Back to Square One
CANADA - A quarter-billion-dollar aquaculture project in Placentia Bay is facing another legal challenge — one that could send it back to square one....
03 March 2017
Aquaculture Growth Backed by Newly Appointed Group Manager
NEW ZEALAND - With recently appointed Group Manager Dr Serean Adams at the helm, the Cawthron Aquaculture Group is set to go from strength to strength....
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...
01 March 2017
Salmon Processing Plant Is Poland’s First BAP-Certified Facility
POLAND - The world’s largest value-added salmon processing plant is has now been Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified....
Marine Harvest Completes Purchase of Farming Assets on East Coast
CANADA - The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick has approved Marine Harvest as the purchaser of the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies....
Shelburne County Fish Farm Reports Storm Damage
CANADA - The Canadian Government is looking into an incident of damage to an aquaculture site in Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne Co., after a major winter storm earlier...
Weekly Overview: New Report Outlines Pathway for Scottish Aquaculture Growth
GLOBAL - A new report on the innovation needs of the Scottish aquaculture sector has been launched at the first meeting of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) in...
27 February 2017
Strong Market Prices Aid Scottish Salmon Company Revenue Growth
UK - The Scottish Salmon Company PLC has issued its Q4 2016 results. Revenues for the quarter were £27.2m (Q4 2015: £23.9m) on harvested volumes of 5,733 tonnes...
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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