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Selling salmon in Westminster

The UK general election may involve political upheaval, but it is also an opportunity for the salmon sector, explains Tavish Scott I was in Westminster when the Prime Minister announced he was going to the country. A meeting with Labour’s...
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Confusion as salmon farmers pull back on ‘escape’ reports

The authorities in Norway are investigating two reports of escape incidents over the past few days – but the two companies who farm in the areas now say that none of their fish have actually got out. One of the...
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Tax takes huge bite out of Nordlaks profits for 2023

Despite record revenues and high salmon prices last year, the north Norwegian salmon farmer Nordlaks was left with greatly reduced profits. The company is firmly blaming higher taxes for the slump in its profitability in 2023. Nordlaks had a turnover...
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Otter Ferry wins grant funding for salmon gene bank project

Otter Ferry Seafish has been awarded nearly £50,000 to work with Argyll wild fisheries experts, to develop a groundbreaking gene bank which could help save threatened wild salmon populations. The grant for the fish farm and research centre, based at...
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Norway bans salmon fishing in 33 rivers as stocks plummet

Norway suspended salmon fishing in 33 of its main rivers at the weekend following evidence that the population of the species is crashing. This sudden action, which went into effect on Sunday night, has come at the height of the...
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Activism and its effects

By Nick Joy So here I am trying to concentrate whilst looking after my extremely active granddaughter. My thoughts are punctuated with “Granddad, granddad can you come and…” To a flagging grandparent, this endless energy is like the wearing nature...
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What's New

MoROV

Mort collection solution sees Aviemore debut

Aquaculture 2024 in Aviemore was the first outing for Scottish ROV company MoROV to showcase their new mortality collection ROV (remotely operated vehicle). With the company’s base conveniently located in...
Artemia flutes

Reed Mariculture partners with INVE Aquaculture

Reed Mariculture Inc has announced a ground-breaking partnership with INVE Aquaculture to distribute Inve products in the United States and Canada. INVE is a global leader in providing specialised nutrition...
RS Aqua

RS Aqua installs farm management solution for Scottish Sea Farms in Orkney

Scottish Sea Farms’ Shapinsay is the latest site in Orkney to complete the installation of Innovasea’s comprehensive environmental solution, aquaEnvironment. Supplied and installed by RS Aqua, this advanced system comprises...
Kerr Compressors

Energy-efficient low-pressure air for aquaculture

As automated fish feeding becomes more sophisticated, so do the demands for ultra-reliable, efficient, and low-maintenance blower systems. Blowers can also be found on specialist feed boats and supply vessels...
NetJet on site

Pioneering UK net cleaning solution passes first live test

A pioneering net cleaning pump, designed and manufactured by Brimmond, has completed its first live industry campaign. Brimmond’s NetJet™ has spent the last month contracted to a key aquaculture firm,...
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Early warning for harmful plankton

Following the successful launch of the Live Plankton Analysis System (LPAS) at the recent Aquaculture UK exhibition in Aviemore, OTAQ have received huge interest from the industry, appreciating the value...
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Jobs

Harome trout farm

Trout Farm Assistant Manager, Harome Trout Farm – North Yorkshire

We produce over 300 tonnes of portion sized Rainbow Trout per year for a major retailer and we are looking for a dedicated individual to join our small team in...
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Marine Electrician, Scottish Sea Farms – Shetland Islands

We are currently recruiting for a Marine Electrician to join our Engineering team to service our Shetland Marine Farms. Responsible for the full service, maintenance and repair of the regions...
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Seaweed Farm Manager, SAMS – Oban

SAMS is a world leading marine science institute engaged in research, teaching and commercial ventures. The Role SAMS actively operates two seaweed cultivation sites that are a cornerstone in delivering...
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Features

Westminster

Selling salmon in Westminster

The UK general election may involve political upheaval, but it is also an opportunity for the salmon sector, explains Tavish Scott I was in Westminster when the Prime Minister announced...
New Zealand king salmon farms

Gearing for growth

New Zealand’s aquaculture sector aims to grow fourfold by 2035. Sandy Neil finds out how New Zealand has ambitions to grow its aquaculture – especially salmon, oysters and mussels. Greenshell...
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Big plans

Cod farming has been tried before but this time the industry looks set for growth, reports Vince McDonagh Norway's cod farmers are going all out for growth. The industry has...
Salmar Fillets

Passing the test

It’s been a challenging year for the world’s second biggest salmon farmer but, the CEO says, it has come through with flying colours. Vince McDonagh reports Salmar is not just...
Boats in line

25 years of marine excellence

The UK’s biggest event for workboats and working vessels celebrates its quarter-century with a packed programme The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Seawork, the UK’s leading event for workboats and...
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Eyes on the target

Technology and innovation are key for the sector’s future, but we must not lose sight of the ‘why’, as Heather Jones explains Scotland is a nation of innovators, inventors and...
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Opinion

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Activism and its effects

By Nick Joy So here I am trying to concentrate whilst looking after my extremely active granddaughter. My thoughts are punctuated with “Granddad, granddad can you come and…” To a...
Wild salmon

One sided

A new podcast on the future of wild salmon features numerous guests, but only one narrow viewpoint, argues Dr Martin Jaffa. Aquaculture UK at Aviemore was a celebration of the...
Fish processing staff

Protecting human rights

Chris Ninnes, CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, offers an overview of the challenges faced by the seafood sector and what can be done to improve the social performance of...
Varieties of seafood

Counter argument

Dr Martin Jaffa asks: Is the consumer’s reluctance to try different fish actually the fault of the industry and retailers? An article in the Guardian newspaper looked at why people...
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The vegetarian oyster

By Nick Joy A long time ago, we were trying to grow seaweed and sea urchins alongside our salmon. The approach had many highly technical names, but I like to...
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The speed of reaction

Opinion piece by Nick Joy I admit that my mind might not be quite on the job at the moment. Coming back from Sicily by car has been quite an...
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Events

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Packed programme for AQUA 2024

The eyes of the world’s aquaculture sector will be on Copenhagen this August, when the city hosts AQUA 2024, a joint event co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and...
Boats in line

25 years of marine excellence

The UK’s biggest event for workboats and working vessels celebrates its quarter-century with a packed programme The landmark 25th anniversary edition of Seawork, the UK’s leading event for workboats and...
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Video highlights from Aviemore

Aquaculture UK is the country's biggest event of its kind, and this month saw the industry gather in Aviemore to meet up, swap insights and showcase the latest innovations. The...
Dag Sletmo (L) and Signe Riemer-Sørensen

AQUA 2024 plenary speakers confirmed

The speakers for the two plenary sessions at AQUA 2024, jointly hosted by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society in Copenhagen this August, have been confirmed. They...
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Keynote speaker announced for Aquaculture Africa

Leading academic Professor Constantinos Mylonas has been announced as the opening keynote speaker at Aquaculture Africa 2024 (AFRAQ24) this November.  The event, which takes place in Hammamet, Tunisia on 19-22...
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Seagriculture 2024 set to ‘bridge continents’

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the leading conference for the seaweed industry, will be taking place in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the theme, Bridging...
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