The August issue of Fish Farmer is out now online The August 2022 issue of Fish Farmer magazine is out now and you can read it here. Our cover this month celebrates Kames Fish Farming, which this year is marking […] Figures reveal Scottish salmon is UK’s biggest fresh food export New HMRC figures have shown that Scottish salmon is the UK’s biggest fresh food export but the sector is facing continued challenges following Covid and Brexit. International sales of Scottish […] Irish ministers clash over Mowi salmon plan A political row has broken out in Ireland over plans by Mowi to develop a salmon farm in the west of the country. It has also led to major differences […] Trout farmer reports higher sales and profits Farmed trout, for so long the Cinderella to salmon, has been gaining in popularity and value. This development is in part borne out by the 2021 results from Firda Seafood, […] AKVA group records high revenues with cost related headwinds AKVA group delivered record high revenue for Q2 of NOK 907m (£78.2m) an increase of 9% compared to Q2 2021. EBITDA decreased from NOK 79m (£6.8) in Q2 2021 to […] Tavish Scott to address Canadian aquaculture Tavish Scott, chief executive of Salmon Scotland, will be one of the leading speakers at a major international aquaculture conference which opens on Canada’s east coast next week. Aquaculture Canada […] Inflation forces AquaBounty into slowdown AquaBounty, the American company which has developed the first genetically modified salmon, is slowing down part of its growth plans due to inflation and rising interest rates. AquaBounty this week […] Cooke swoops for major European shrimp producer The Cooke Seafood group, one of the world’s largest salmon farming companies, has acquired Morubel N.V. the leading shrimp and prawn processor in Western Europe. Belgium based Morubel cultivates, processes, […]

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Learning from wild lumpfish

The Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling (UK), Aker Biomarine (Norway), Bakkafrost, Havsbrun and Fiskaaling (Faroe Islands) are investigating the impact of nutrition on robustness and welfare for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus). […] Continue Reading

Algae production made easy

Algae-in-a-box is the latest innovative product on the market from Ocean on Land Technology, a world-leading developer of proven hatchery and industry-specific aquaculture systems. Algae-in-a-box is an algal production system […] Continue Reading


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Go west

Few people were surprised when land-based fish farming new boy Salmon Evolution announced last month that it was looking to North America for long term growth prospects. The company, due […] Continue Reading

Mark of quality

The certification scheme operated by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is one of the most widely used and recognised in the seafood sector. So far in Scotland, 22 salmon farms […] Continue Reading


Home truths

Sometimes you can just see it when the penny drops. I was with an MSP on an island salmon farm not so long ago. The MSP – it would be […] Continue Reading

Stemming the tide

I recently participated in the Seafood Matters meeting held at Stirling University and co-hosted by Lancaster University and the University of Aberdeen. I was specifically asked to answer the following […] Continue Reading


Book now for AE2022 Rimini

The deadline for early bird registration at Aquaculture Europe, taking place this September in Rimini, Italy, has been extended to 1 August. Aquaculture Europe 2022 (AE2022), organised by the European […] Continue Reading


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