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28 April 2017
Icelanders target 50,000 tonnes of salmon within 5 years
Salmon farmers in Iceland are aiming to increase production levels by 500% in the next five years, according to the country’s leading salmon producer....
21 April 2017
Alaskans assess state's mariculture potential
Alaska’s mariculture industry could be worth as much as $1 billion a year within three decades....
Shellfish growers poised for lagoon show
Prospects for cultivating mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, cockles and seaweed in the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (TLSB) are promising, according to a new...
18 April 2017
Award for Middle Eastern RAS project
The AquaBioTech Group, has been awarded the Aquaculture Farm Innovation Award for their role in the development of recirculating aquaculture systems (RASs) in the...
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....
01 April 2017
Scots set for first caviar farm
Scottish caviar could be available to purchase in the not-too-distant future, following an application to build a farm capable of producing 1.5 tonnes of the prized...
07 March 2017
FEDEACUA, Colombia to Pilot Draft Biosecurity Area Management Standard
COLOMBIA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance and Federación Colombiana De Acuicultores (FEDEACUA) have announced the first pilot of the draft Best Aquaculture Practices...
06 March 2017
Shrimp Breeding Farm Starts Commercial Production in 2017
ALGERIA - The shrimp breeding farm of Ouragla is set to start commercial production during 2017, according to Director of the National Centre of Research and Fisheries...
Scottish Group Aims for Eight MSC-Certified Fisheries
UK - The Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) has entered Rockall haddock, West of Scotland haddock, hake, plaice and whiting into Marine Stewardship...
03 March 2017
Indonesia Allocates Funds for Fish Farming Insurance
INDONESIA - The Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry has allocated Rp1.5 billion (US$112,000) for fish farming insurance programme....
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...
21 February 2017
NOAA Sea Grant Hopes to Boost US Aquaculture with $10 million in Funding
US - Depending on appropriations, NOAA Sea Grant expects to have available a total of $10,000,000-$12,000,000 across fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 for a national...
20 February 2017
Russian Fish Processor to Build Four New Facilities, Increase Workforce
RUSSIA — Russia’s fish processor Kurilsk Universal Complex has become a strategic investor in local fish processor Ostrovny Rybokombinat and plans to build four...
13 February 2017
Alaska Fish Factor: Framework for Alaskan Mariculture Expansion Takes Shape
US - Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture...
09 February 2017
Mongolia’s Freshwater Revolution
MONGOLIA - Can a government project, with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, make fish a staple product of the second-largest...
07 February 2017
Fisheries Institute Sets up RAS to Boost Fish Seed Production
INDIA - The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre to boost the...
Seafood Industry Urges Government to Free Fresh, Brackish Water for Aquaculture
INDIA - The seafood industry has urged the government to free its fresh and brackish waters for aquaculture activities if it is to achieve a Blue Revolution....
02 February 2017
Proposal to Relocate Marlborough Sounds Salmon Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations...
30 January 2017
Chinese Firm Plans $100 million Aquaculture Project in Cambodia
CAMBODIA - A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish farms, a feed...
26 January 2017
Russia to Develop Karelia’s Aquaculture Industry
RUSSIA – The Russian government has unveiled plans to foster the development of the aquaculture industry in Karelia, in the country’s north-western part. With...
11 January 2017
New Shrimp Farm to Open in Iowa
US - A new shrimp farm is to open in Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa. ...
03 January 2017
Indonesia to Expand Seabass Production With Offshore Facilities
INDONESIA - The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry is to build three offshore aquaculture facilities in 2017 in a hope to produce an additional 1,500 tons of...
13 December 2016
Japan Builds First Offshore Aqua-Farming System
JAPAN - Offshore aquaculture, or open ocean aquaculture, is a type of farming where fish farms are moved some distance offshore. Although it's still only a small...
09 December 2016
Red Sea Bream Aquaculture- Is Deep-Sea Farming the Solution?
JAPAN - Red sea bream has a special place in Japan. Known as madai in Japanese, its unique red colour is considered lucky, and the fish is often served whole on...
17 November 2016
Project Develops Sustainable Method for Growing Tilapia, Tomatoes
EU - The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries has developed an innovative method for producing tilapia and tomatoes that saves resources...
27 October 2016
Making IMTA Work for Europe
EUROPE - The drive to increase profitability and environmental performance has led many industries across Europe and globally to look for ways to reduce both their...
21 October 2016
Sustainable Arctic Char Farming to Expand Following Investment
ICELAND - Farmed in cool Icelandic waters is a fish that is in growing demand throughout Europe and the US yet in short supply – the Arctic char....
20 October 2016
Is There a Place for GM in Aquaculture?
GLOBAL - With no problems with sea lice, no risk of escape, minimal to no use of antibiotics and the same great taste and nutritional profile as other farmed Atlantic...
13 October 2016
AquacultureEurope2016: Shrimp Biofloc Study Wins Lindsay Laird Award Winner
UK - A study into the effects of white spot in shrimp farming units has won this year's prestigious Lindsay Laird Award....
12 October 2016
Weekly Overview: Breakthrough for Commercial Rock Lobster Production
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australia, have made a breakthrough in the commercial production of rock lobster, successfully closing the lifecycle...
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