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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, which operates multiple sites on the west coast of Scotland....
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Iceland MP called out over dividend claim

Icelandic salmon producer Arnarlax has clashed with one of the country’s MPs, who claimed that the company has paid out huge sums in share dividends. The statement was made in a speech by Gísla Rafn Ólafsson who is a member of...
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Salmon prices slump below NOK 100 a kilo

The slide in fresh salmon prices in Norway continued at pace last week, dropping to levels not seen for more than a year. They came out at NOK 92.20 (£6.80) a kilo in week 23 (3 June to 9 June) –...
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Fish health chief says sea lice control has improved

Action to control sea lice numbers on Scottish fish farms has been successful, partly driven by the new requirement to report lice numbers on a weekly basis. That is the verdict of Charles Allan, group leader of the Scottish Government’s...
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Seafood Council forced to defend fish safety

Is it safe to eat fish? The Norwegian Seafood Council says “yes”, despite suggestions that seafood may contain environmental toxins. The Council was responding to recent newspaper reports that the Norwegian health interest group Miljøgifter og folkehelse (“Environmental toxins and public...
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Conservative manifesto offers little change in EU trade

The Conservative Party’s 2024 manifesto promises continued support of the fishing and aquaculture sectors through the £100m Seafood Fund but offers scant comfort to the industry in terms of easing trade with the European Union. The UK Seafood Fund was...
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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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Eight Loch Duart sites to integrate Innovasea’s real-time pen monitoring solution

RS Aqua, a leading supplier of aquaculture equipment in the UK and Ireland, is set to install Innovasea’s environmental monitoring solution, aquaEnvironment, at eight additional Loch Duart sites in the...
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Vónin Scotland rolls out new brand in Aviemore

Vónin Scotland debuted under its new brand at Aquaculture UK 2024, held in Aviemore on May 14-15. Part of the Vónin Group, the company has service stations in Scalpay and...
Socorex syringe

Socorex FishGuide™ helps in fish injections

FishGuideTM is a device enabling quick and precise fish and syringe positioning. It reduces the risks of fish wounds and protects users from injuries. Recommended for injecting various fish species,...
M/V Green Sea Service has, with great success, visited a wide range of fish farming sites along the Scottish west coast

The Green Sea is back, and ready to service

A Norwegian company is helping Scottish salmon farmers with effective, safe delousing Facts about Green Sea Service • Established in Kristiansand, Norway, in 2019 with managing director Stian Espeland as...
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Jobs

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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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Farm Technician, Migdale Smolt – Loch Damph

Offering an exciting opportunity to start your career in the Scottish Aquaculture Industry as a Farm Technician Location: 1 position available at Loch Damph, South Position Type: Full Time, Permanent...
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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

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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Preparing aquaculture for climate change

Scotland and Norway joined forces last month to raise awareness and initiate action on climate change, as Elisabeth Ytteborg, Carlo C. Lazado and Lynne Falconer report On 18 April, more...
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Opinion

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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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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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Events

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...
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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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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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