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Local authority says earlier warning should have been given over job losses

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Western Isles Council, has expressed frustration that employees and the community were not alerted earlier over plans to shut down a Bakkafrost processing plant. Faroes-owned Bakkafrost Scotland has extensive salmon farming operations...
Hog Island Tomales Bay Farm

Growing together

Integrated aquaculture is catching on in world-wide markets, reports Julia Hollister. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, or IMTA, is similar to polyculture, where two or more crops are farmed in an integrated fashion to improve efficiency, reduce waste and provide ecosystem services,...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture, offers innovative solutions by leveraging advanced engineering, data science, and...
Smartlink

RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture loading operations, providing unparalleled accuracy, safety and efficiency. The sensors...
Fish farm for breeding for rainbow trout and salmon fry in net cages. Concept aquaculture pisciculture.

Icelandic authorities probing 5,000 strong hatchery escape

Iceland is starting to experience large scale salmon escapes, with a reported serious incident in the northeast of the country. The Icelandic Veterinary Agency MAST said that just over 5,100 salmon fry got out of a Samherji hatchery on land,...
Mats Snare, Seafood Norway

New appointment to help aquaculture tackle environmental issues

The employers’ group Seafood Norway has appointed a new manager with a mission to assess and help reduce the environmental impact of aquaculture and seafood in general. Mats Snåre, (pictured) who has moved from Cermaq where he worked for several...
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LARA is transforming aquaculture with sustainable, high-efficiency seafood production

Blue Planet Ecosystems has developed LARA (pictured), a groundbreaking system redefining sustainable aquaculture. With the global population rising, traditional practices are falling short. LARA, short for Land-based Automated Recirculating Aquaculture,...
Smartlink

RS Aqua unveils revolutionary smart load sensors

Leading ocean technology company RS Aqua has launched a new range of load sensors for the aquaculture industry. The smartlink® EE sensors are designed for live load sensing in aquaculture...
Moredun Scientific

New laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish

Moredun Scientific are now able to offer a range of laboratory assays to measure functional immunity in fish. These assays can be used for a variety of purposes such as...
Lamotte Europe

SpinTouch FX can analyse fresh, salt and brackish water

Utilising proven photometric technology that has proven to be game-changing in global water testing applications, the SpinTouch FX tests eight parameters – including ammonia, nitrate and nitrite – with one...
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...
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Jobs

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Marine Husbandry Opportunities – Oban area

Are you a highly motivated individual looking to grow your career within the aquaculture industry? Working within our newly designed farming structures and highly supportive teams might be just what...
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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Features

Hog Island Tomales Bay Farm

Growing together

Integrated aquaculture is catching on in world-wide markets, reports Julia Hollister. Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, or IMTA, is similar to polyculture, where two or more crops are farmed in an integrated...
Subfarm pictured with Sevan SSP feed barge

Deep thinking

Norway’s Subfarm plans to take salmon farming to new depths – and exciting new locations – as Robert Outram reports The ocean is wide. Despite that, however, competition for marine...
Feeding fish

The aquafeed dilemma

The industry knows that we need to find alternative ingredients for aquafeed, but will consumers have a problem with that? One of the North Atlantic’s key fish stocks is in...
Salmon in a fish farm

Global approach

Instead of a dozen species-specific standards, the ASC is rolling out one. Robert Outram finds out why The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is one of the leading standard-setting bodies in...
Aquatic Food Security book

Seafood in an insecure world

A new collection of academic essays explores global food security issues and the role of aquaculture. Food security has come again to the fore as a policy issue, underlined by...
Icelandic salmon farm

Battle over the fjords

Iceland’s elected representatives are weighing up the arguments for and against further growth in the country’s salmon farming sector. Vince McDonagh reports Iceland's fish farmers could be heading for confrontation...
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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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State of Alaska supports Seagriculture USA 2024

Seagriculture USA 2024, the leading event for seaweed producers in North America, has secured sponsorship from the State of Alaska, where the conference will be held this September. Seagriculture USA...
Medellin, Colombia

Plenary speakers confirmed for Latin American Aquaculture Congress

Plenary speakers have been confirmed for the Latin American Aquaculture Congress, taking place in Medellin, Colombia this September. They are Dr Benjamin Le Frentz of the US Department of Agriculture,...
Aquafeed panel: (From left) Jane Byrne, Feed Navigator; Chris Ninnes, ASC; Laurent Develle, Regal Springs; Louise Buttle, DESM-Firmenich, Clément Ray, Innovafeed; and Douglas Martin, MiAlgae

Story telling

Aquaculture needs to get better at explaining itself, but there were plenty of great narratives at the Blue Food Innovation Summit, as Robert Outram reports The Blue Food Innovation Summit,...
Ocean Rainforest tour. Faroes, Seagriculture 2024

Faroes hosts leading seaweed sector event

The Seagriculture EU 2024 conference, the premier event for Europe’s seaweed industry, was successfully held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the unifying theme "Bridging...
Outside view from Aquaculture UK 2024

Avie-more than ever

The political weather might be stormy, but the Highland weather was kind for Aquaculture UK. Robert Outram reports The sun was (mostly) shining on the Scottish Highland resort of Aviemore...
Bella Arena - or Congress Hall D and International House in Bella Center. Copenhagen, Denmark

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...
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