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26 August 2016
New Diagnostics Tools Could Save Aquaculture Industry Millions
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is investing nearly £250,000 in projects that aim to improve biodiversity and fish health in aquaculture...
Norwegian Government Approves Lerøy Acquisition of Havfisk, Norway Seafoods
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has approved Lerøy Seafood Group's acquisition of shares in Havfisk and Norway Seafoods....
Canada Detects First Case of Whirling Disease
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park....
Investment in Overseas Markets Remains a Priority for Scottish Salmon Company
UK - The Scottish Salmon Company PLC has issued its Q2 2016 and half year results. Revenues for the quarter were £28.5m (Q2 2015: £31.2m) on harvested volumes...
24 August 2016
Weekly Overview: Chilean Government to Certify Farms that are Antibiotic Free
GLOBAL - Following on from last week's news that salmon farming companies in Chile were joining together to reduce antibiotic use, this week the Chilean National...
23 August 2016
Research Alliance to Improve Aquaculture and Livestock Breeding
UK - The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute and Hendrix Genetics have established a research agreement to improve the sustainability of animal production....
22 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Pink Salmon Fishery to be Worst in 20 Years
US - Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes....
19 August 2016
Chile Encourages Zero Antibiotic, Antiparasitic Use with New Certification
CHILE - The National Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sernapesca) has launched a new certification for marine fish farms that prove their status as free from the use of...
16 August 2016
Government Halts Tassal's Aquaculture Expansion Plan
AUSTRALIA - Plans for Tassal to expand its farm near Triabunna is now pending an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel under the Great...
15 August 2016
Salmon Lovers Can Win Free Trip to Norway
UK - Salmon lovers have the chance of winning a free trip to Norway for two by simply sharing their favourite salmon recipe....
Chilean Salmon Industry Project to Reduce Antibiotic Use
CHILE - A group of salmon farming companies in Chile have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping the industry reduce its antibiotic use....
12 August 2016
New Research Makes Fish Smell Less Fishy
US - A new video from the American Chemical Society (ACS) shows simple ways you can help make your fish taste and smell less fishy. ...
10 August 2016
Canadian Government Delivers Update on Cohen Recommendations
CANADA - The Canadian government is moving forward with the recommendations in Justice Cohen’s 2012 final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline...
Researchers Identify Reliable Method for Measuring Stress in Salmon
NORWAY - Norwegian researchers have discovered a simple and reliable method for measuring stress in salmon....
09 August 2016
Top Geneticist Joins Benchmark’s Breeding and Genetics Business
UK - Industry expert, Dr Alan Tinch has joined Benchmark’s breeding and genetics business as Technical Services Director....
Russian Salmon Harvests Relieve Disastrous Alaska Pink Salmon Landings
US - Favourable Pink Salmon landings in Russia are a breath of fresh air after a disastrous season in Alaska, reports Robert Reierson....
High Seafood Prices Support Thai Union Record High Sales
THAILAND - Strong sales growth, higher Skipjack tuna prices and an increase in salmon raw material prices have all helped contribute to record high sales for the...
08 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: Large Sockeye Catch Saves the Summer Season
US - Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks....
05 August 2016
Norwegian Seafood Export Value Continues to Grow
NORWAY - Norway exported seafood worth NOK 6.6 billion in July. This is an increase of 15 per cent or NOK 882 million compared with July 2015. So far this year,...
02 August 2016
Poland Expands Salmon, Herring, Cod Exports
POLAND - From January to May 2016, Polish fish industry players managed to increase their export sales of salmon, herring and cod, according to the latest available...
In Situ Cleaning: Clean Nets – What About the Fish?
NORWAY - Since the use of cleaner fish became widespread in salmon farming, in situ cleaning has become a more common method of biofouling management. In situ cleaning...
01 August 2016
Alaska Fish Factor: New Programme Allows Fishermen to Share Information on Salmon Stocks
US - Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned by United...
29 July 2016
AquaBounty Starts AquAdvantage Salmon Trials in Brazil, Argentina
US - AquaBounty Technologies has released its interim results for the first half of 2016, reporting a net loss for the first six months of US$3.9 million....
One in Three Children Never Eat Oily Fish
UK - A study by UK supermarket Waitrose has revealed that one in three children never eat oily fish despite the health benefits associated with its high consumption....
28 July 2016
New Study to Develop Tool for Safe Movement of Salmon to Seawater
UK - An innovative new test for seawater readiness, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC), could boost Scottish exports – both of farmed...
27 July 2016
Medieval Water Power Initiated the Collapse of Salmon Stocks
NETHERLANDS - New research by ecologists from Radboud University has concluded that salmon largely disappeared from waters due to the construction of water mills....
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...
19 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...
 
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