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Researchers seek seafood sector insights to unlock by-product prize

Researchers from Aberdeen have put a call out to Scotland’s seafood sector to help understand why the industry could be missing out on netting the full potential of its fish by getting more value from by-products.   The team of researchers...
Pike perch

Fit for an emperor

A RAS farm in Germany has been leading the way in raising pike-perch for the table at a commercial scale. Robert Outram reports Mark Saalmann has some advice for any aquaculturist looking to start farming a new species. As he...
Dr Ryan Mowat, Director of Innovation at RS Aqua (pictured).

RS Aqua shortlisted in two Aquaculture Award categories 

In May all roads lead to Aquaculture UK 2024, where leading aquaculture supplier RS Aqua has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: “Supplier of the Year” and the “Collaboration award” (the latter in conjunction with Innovasea, Scottish Sea Farms, and...
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Electric ‘powerhouse’ compressors are suitable for every environment

The latest KERR - KAESER MOBILAIR M250E and M255E stationary e-power portable compressors feature emissions-free, whisper-quiet electric drive, making them the perfect choice for use in aquaculture environments and low-emission or noise-protection zones. MOBILAIR e-power compressors are perfectly equipped for...
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Salmon farmers and government join forces to combat fish disease

In an initiative inspired by the fight against Covid-19, salmon producers and the Chilean government have joined forces to tackle the problem of bacterial infection in farmed fish. The project, which has been named “Yelcho”, involves eleven leading Chilean salmon...
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Buoyant Kingfish on course to profit

The Kingfish Company, the Netherlands-based yellowtail fish farmer, recorded a strong performance last year. Publishing its accounts for 2023, the company reported revenues up coupled with what it said was an excellent biological performance. It achieved a 17% revenue increase...
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Dr Ryan Mowat, Director of Innovation at RS Aqua (pictured).

RS Aqua shortlisted in two Aquaculture Award categories 

In May all roads lead to Aquaculture UK 2024, where leading aquaculture supplier RS Aqua has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards: “Supplier of the Year” and the “Collaboration award”...
Kerr Compressor Engineers

Electric ‘powerhouse’ compressors are suitable for every environment

The latest KERR - KAESER MOBILAIR M250E and M255E stationary e-power portable compressors feature emissions-free, whisper-quiet electric drive, making them the perfect choice for use in aquaculture environments and low-emission...
Fish farm

Making better quality feeds more efficiently

Maxi-Mil trials show that enhancing moisture retention improves mill efficiency and feed usage, reducing process waste, promoting pellet quality and generating fewer fines. Rising costs have made achieving efficiency in...
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Coastal Workboats grows Stornoway team

It’s been full charge ahead for Coastal Workboats after signing a new 10-year lease agreement with Stornoway Port Authority for their Marine Engineering Workshop at the turn of the year....
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World’s first climate-neutral boat hull and safe eco-friendly workboat

AKVA group is launching the world’s first boat hull made from climate-neutral recycled materials. The recycled polymer material for the hull, which AKVA group have developed, is based on used...
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Microbubbles help to keep oysters pathogen-free

In the perpetual battle against pathogen development, France Naissain has decided to invest in the Coldep system for the purification of its oysters. The goal is to further enhance the...
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Jobs

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Quality Monitor, Lerwick

We’re currently recruiting for a Quality Monitor at our Lerwick processing plant. The role is within our Quality team who are responsible for ensuring the highest welfare, food safety and...
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Senior Husbandry, Orkney

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to expand your career? We are currently recruiting for a Senior Husbandry role to support the Farm manager in the day-to-day operation of...
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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Girlsta Hatchery

At Scottish Sea Farms we are committed to supporting local economies in some of the most remote parts of the Scottish Highlands and Islands by providing employment and career development...
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IT Support Analyst, Shetland

Scottish Sea Farms are a recognised employer within remote areas of Scotland. We pride ourselves on working to make a positive change to our employees and the local community. Providing...
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Features

Pike perch

Fit for an emperor

A RAS farm in Germany has been leading the way in raising pike-perch for the table at a commercial scale. Robert Outram reports Mark Saalmann has some advice for any...
Moen Marine hydrogen boat

Innovation at sea

The marine sector is changing, with alternative fuels and bigger vessels coming onto the market, says Sandy Neil The world’s first hydrogen workboat, the UK’s first 100% electric workboat, the...
Oyster depuration

Emerging innovations for the shellfish industry

Innovation could help the shellfish industry adapt to restrictions posed since Brexit, writes Martin Sutcliffe Water quality is an important issue for the aquaculture sector and can be incredibly varied...
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Fjords, the Faroes and flying fish

For a small fish farming nation, this rocky archipelago punches above its weight, writes Robert Outram. Additional reporting: Vince McDonagh The Faroese Research establishment formerly known as Fiskaaling has a...
Air freight

Hurdles get higher

Bureaucracy, import duty and international tension are holding back seafood trade, the Norwegian Seafood Council says. Vince McDonagh reports War, international unrest and inflation are creating major challenges for seafood...
Mussels

Future proof

The eighth international Shellfish Conference, held in the Netherlands, covered some key topics for the industry, as Nicki Holmyard reports Future-proofing shellfish culture in the Netherlands was the subject of...
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Opinion

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Why we need exports

By Nick Joy Travelling to Europe is a wonderful thing for widening the mind but also reminding me how much we continue to depend on the good taste of our...
Norwegian Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Policy Cecilie Myrseth

Building up an appetite

How to persuade UK consumers to eat more seafood was a key issue at the Norway-UK Seafood Summit, reports Dr Martin Jaffa At the end of February, Norway came to...
Loch Linnhe

But where are the lice?

Modelling for the supposed prevalence of sea lice is not backed up by samples taken in the field, says Dr Martin Jaffa Congratulations to the Fish Farmer magazine team for...
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The great masquerade

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott addresses the blurring of the lines between activism and journalism, and highlights the desperate tactics of anti-salmon campaigners Our sector has hundreds of brilliantly...
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Seeing through the glass ceiling

Tackling unconscious choices can help us ‘banish’ bias from aquaculture, argues Heather Jones There was a wonderful moment in the BBC’s The Traitors – no spoilers here for those who...
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What shall I talk about?

There’s hardly been any news about farming, so what on earth can I talk about? With French farmers dumping God knows what on their parliament and Brussels trying to fend...
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Events

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Full speed ahead for sea trials showcase

Preparations are moving fast as vessels, speakers and delegates confirm for this year’s Speed@Seawork, partnered with the Society of Marine Industries (SMI). The event, which showcases fast working boats and demonstrates the...
Aquaculture UK 2022

Packed programme for Aquaculture UK’s new Innovation Theatre

Aquaculture UK has unveiled the programme for its first ever Innovation Theatre, with presentations running in parallel with existing Keynote Theatre. The trade show and conference will be held over...
Trond Hakon Schaug-Pettersen, CEO Salmon Evolution

Data will drive the fish farm of the future

As technological advancements continue and costs become more accessible, how are traditional and modern fisheries adopting data-driven approaches and intelligent systems into their production processes? This will be one of...
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs, at Aquaculture UK 2022

Minister to open Aquaculture UK conference

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon, will head an exciting line-up of speakers at Aquaculture UK, which gets underway in Aviemore in two months’ time.  The keynote theatre programme, now...
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Scotland’s marine software expertise on show in Chile

Software developed in Scotland to help predict the impact of fish farm waste on the marine environment will be showcased for international markets at the AquaSur trade show, in Chile...
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Silver anniversary for Seawork 2024

As Seawork prepares to host its 25th edition from 11 to 13 June, the emphasis is on its growing international flavour. More than a quarter of last year’s exhibitors to...
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