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26 April 2017
Milestones marked by salmon initiative
Over a quarter of the sites farmed by the 12 companies that are part of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) were Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by...
Seafood sustainability schemes gain momentum
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) hosted their annual Seafood Futures Forum at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels today....
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
Fresh seaweed trial underway
A trial that aims to help to create one of the UK's first seaweed farms, near Oban, is now underway....
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
Gael Force launches new site
Gael Force Group has unveiled a new aquaculture-centred website, promoting their strong range of equipment, technology and service capabilities in the aquaculture...
21 April 2017
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...
18 April 2017
Salmon sector outweighs fishing industry
Scotland’s salmon farming sector generated more money than the entire UK fishing industry for the first time ever last year....
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,...
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...
13 April 2017
Spanish sustainability breakthrough
Piscifactoria Del Alba, which farms rainbow trout at three freshwater sites, is the first aquaculture producer in Spain to gain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)...
Prices and disease hit global shrimp production
Lower international prices and outbreaks of disease in some leading producing countries meant that global production of farmed shrimp in 2016 remained stagnant,...
Former farmer makes Forbes listing
Creating a device that could help Asian fish and shrimp producers use 21% less feed has landed a former fish farmer a place in this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia...
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...
11 April 2017
A single celled replacement for fishmeal?
Large scale production of a single cell organism could reduce the need to use wild-caught fish and agricultural crops as the key protein ingredients in aquaculture...
Ruling welcomed by US aquaculture industry
US aquaculture producers should be able to transport live fish across state boundaries without the prospect of inadvertently triggering draconian penalties, following...
Scots seafood makes US inroads
Scottish seafood companies secured deals which could be worth an additional £5.5m in annual sales to North America last week....
10 April 2017
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
Leading the polycultural revolution
Bren Smith’s plan to roll out a series of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) farms down the eastern seaboard of the US, and beyond, is gaining both momentum...
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,...
05 April 2017
PD vaccine monopoly overturned
Fish farmers in Norway will now be able to choose from at least two PD vaccines, after the Norwegian Supreme Court ruled that MSD had no right to a monopoly....
Feed chief steps down
Steven Rafferty has resigned from his roles as Managing Director of Skretting Global Salmon and Fish Feed Southern Europe and as member of Nutreco Executive Committee....
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...
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...
 
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