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Cermaq acquires new Norwegian business

The salmon giant Cermaq is expanding its Norwegian business with the purchase of the family owned company Ballangen Sjøfarm. Based in the north of the country, Ballangen Sjøfarm employs around 50 people and produces 10,000 tonnes of salmon a year....
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Dysentery suspected at salmon facility

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has disclosed that dysentery may have been found in one of the country’s fish farms. If the suspicions are confirmed, it would be regarded as a serious development on top of a number of other biological...
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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 November 2024 will be hosted by the Tunisian Ministry of...
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OTAQ looks to raise up to ÂŁ2m in loan capital

Marine technology business OTAQ is planning to raise between £1.5m and £2m through an issue of convertible loan notes. The announcement comes alongside the company’s latest trading update, which reports an “encouraging” first quarter for 2024, with revenues up 19%...
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Warmer Waters

Our roundup this month covers thermal stress, a mystery parasite and why your sunscreen might be bad for marine life Climate change is making our seas warmer. This much is known, but what specific impact does temperature have on fish...
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Lerøy escape numbers far less than feared

The number of fish that escaped from a Lerøy Midt salmon farm in Norway is estimated to be considerably less than first thought. Reports earlier this week suggested that 14,000 mature salmon had got out, but that figure is now...
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Marine Cranes Ltd launches services and partners with Iron Fist to expand crane distribution for the UK and Ireland

Newly formed Marine Cranes provides servicing, overhaul and sales to the marine industry across the UK and Ireland. It has recently acquired an exclusive dealership with IRON FIST to supply...
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Heritage Global Partners: online auction

Auction, liquidation and asset advisory firm Heritage Global Partners is holding an online auction featuring vessels & intangible property from an innovative and patented aquaculture net washing company, Brunswick Jetters....
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AlphaGeo promotes Chasing’s versatile ROVs

Marine services business AlphaGeo UK will be at Aquaculture UK this May, promoting the versatile range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from China’s Chasing Innovation Tech Company, including the Chasing...
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Tenacibaculosis – an alternative approach

The Center for Aquaculture Technologies Canada has launched a tenacibaculosis model to assist farms in combating growing disease challenges In 2023, the Norwegian salmon industry experienced the loss of 62.7...
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Revolutionising aquaculture safety

OTAQ introduces LPAS to combat harmful algae blooms: a game-changer in aquaculture monitoring Within the aquaculture industry there are increasingly frequent reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABS) being responsible for...
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BIO-UV and Pinnacle in partnership for ozone treatments

BIO-UV Group has entered into an exclusive partnership agreement with US-headquartered Pinnacle Ozone Solutions to leverage the company’s QUADBLOCK Ozone water treatment products in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. ...
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Jobs

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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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Quality Supervisor, Scottish Sea Farms – South Shian

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Supervisor at our processing operations in South Shian. Scottish Sea Farms are pioneers in the farming of superior quality Scottish salmon, reared with...
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Under Manager at Freshwater Fish Farm – Loch Damph, South

We are looking for a proactive leader who is eager to advance their career in fresh water aquaculture and join our Loch Damph, South team as undermanager of this new...
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Electrical/Maintenance Engineer, Scottish Sea Farms – 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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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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Marine Engineering Technician, Bakkafrost

At Bakkafrost Scotland we see things from a FRESH perspective. And you can join us. The Marine Engineering Technician will work as directed by the Engineering Manager, across our Marine...
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Features

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Warmer Waters

Our roundup this month covers thermal stress, a mystery parasite and why your sunscreen might be bad for marine life Climate change is making our seas warmer. This much is...
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An uphill task

The shellfish world is one full of contrasts, Nicki Holmyard finds As we gained plaudits, column inches and airtime in March for the wonderful benefits to the environment, biodiversity, ecosystem...
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California dreaming

Kelp farming in America’s Golden State requires patience, as Julia Hollister reports Getting a licence to become a kelp farmer in California seems like a great idea. But before you...
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Brokering a better Brexit deal

Salmon Scotland Chief Executive Tavish Scott says the coming general election is an opportunity to reset the UK’s relationship with the EU and smooth the vital flow of trade The...
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Crystal clear

The Prairies, renowned as Canada’s breadbasket, is not the first place you would expect to find a fish farm – let alone one of the largest of its kind in...
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Spike in demand

Sea cucumbers may not look too appetising to the Western consumer, but their potential in the export market is huge, Robert Outram finds In a series of man-made lagoons in...
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Opinion

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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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Southern exposure

Scotland was well-represented at the Aquasur trade show in Chile, as Mairi Gougeon reports I have recently returned from an official visit to Chile, promoting Scotland’s aquaculture sector and exceptional...
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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...
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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...
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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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Events

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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 TĂłrshavn, Faroe Islands from 18 - 20 June 2024. Under the theme, Bridging...
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Speakers confirmed for SAGB Conference

The British shellfish sector will be returning in force to London this month for the 54th Annual Conference of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain. This year’s conference is being...
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Heritage Global Partners: online auction

Auction, liquidation and asset advisory firm Heritage Global Partners is holding an online auction featuring vessels & intangible property from an innovative and patented aquaculture net washing company, Brunswick Jetters....
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First in-person Seagriculture Asia-Pacific conference set for next year

The first in-person event of Seagriculture Asia-Pacific will be premiering in Adelaide over 18-20 March 2025. This marks a pivotal moment for the Seagriculture Conferences, expanding their borders and venturing...
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Nothing beats getting together in person

Aquaculture industry companies and suppliers are looking forward to the sector’s biggest trade show in the UK As the UK’s leading trade show for the fish farming industry, Aquaculture UK...
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