The June issue of Fish Farmer magazine is online Caviar – the roe of the sturgeon – is a quintessentially Russian luxury food, but as we report in the June issue of Fish Farmer, the industry has moved eastwards. […] Salmon prices continue to slide Fresh salmon prices are continuing to fall back – against the expectations of many in the industry. According to Statistics Norway, they have dropped by 3.3% in the past seven […] Garware appoints Sutherland as Scottish manager Leading netting and ropes manufacturer Garware Technical Fibres has appointed Alan Sutherland, former Managing Director – Scotland with Marine Harvest, as Country Manager for Scotland. His appointment takes effect from […] Russian Aquaculture sees margins hit in Q1 Russian Aquaculture saw a year-on-year increase in sales volume and revenue for the first quarter of 2021, but earnings took a hit thanks to lower market prices. The company is […] Feed you can trust The ASC’s new Feed Standard will take a holistic approach The impacts of the feed used in aquaculture can be a source of criticism for the industry. This month, the […] Huffing and puffin Our favourite seabirds are facing a shortage of sand eels, but please don’t blame the fish farmers. On 15 May 2021, the Herald newspaper included a two-page commercial feature placed […] MEPs condemn new lice treatment: who’s right? Last night, the European Parliament passed a motion condemning use of the chemical agent on which Benchmark’s CleanTreat® delousing treatment is based. So, is CleanTreat a threat to the marine […] Disappearing act A statistical glitch meant figures for Scottish salmon exported to the EU in January were wildly wrong, but it took a while for HMRC to realise there was a problem. […] The feed conundrum There have been great strides forward in aquafeed, but the industry will need to continue looking for even better solutions. When I was first in the industry, feed was pelletised […]

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Huffing and puffin

Our favourite seabirds are facing a shortage of sand eels, but please don’t blame the fish farmers. On 15 May 2021, the Herald newspaper included a two-page commercial feature placed […] Continue Reading

Offshore harvest

A seaweed nursery in Argyll is set for growth after securing investment funding of up to £75,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The £150,000 project aims to expand […] Continue Reading

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Why nucleotides matter

Feed ingredients are crucial for healthy fish and shrimp The aquaculture feed industry, like other animal feed industries, constantly examines the market and the latest developments in search of new […] Continue Reading

Talking sensors

A total of 157 participants from 33 countries attended the webinar on the Application of Sensors in Precision Aquaculture (#aquasensors). Hosted by Swansea University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) […] Continue Reading

Feed you can trust

The ASC’s new Feed Standard will take a holistic approach The impacts of the feed used in aquaculture can be a source of criticism for the industry. This month, the […] Continue Reading

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Husbandry Technicians

Are you looking for permanent employment and like working outdoors? Maybe this is the job for you? Dawnfresh Farming Ltd is the largest Trout Farming Company operating in the UK […] Continue Reading

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Tsar quality

As one of the most expensive dishes on the planet – just 1kg of an Iranian-bred variety sold for £20,000 a few years ago – it is no surprise that […] Continue Reading

Face value

Machines are learning to identify individual fish out of thousands. If you believe all salmon have the same facial expression, then it could be time to think again, according to […] Continue Reading

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The feed conundrum

There have been great strides forward in aquafeed, but the industry will need to continue looking for even better solutions. When I was first in the industry, feed was pelletised […] Continue Reading

Disappearing act

A statistical glitch meant figures for Scottish salmon exported to the EU in January were wildly wrong, but it took a while for HMRC to realise there was a problem. […] Continue Reading

Chicken feed

Maybe it’s time to revisit a bright idea from the 1990s? Industry critics regularly refer to comments, made by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in 2018, […] Continue Reading

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