The January 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online

Fish Farmer cover January 2024

The January 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online, and you can read or download it here.

It’s a new year and these are interesting times for aquaculture. In Scotland, this year sees the roll-out of both the new “Wild Salmon Protection Zones” regime – as detailed on page 28 of this issue – and a trial of the new streamlined consenting process as recommended in the Griggs Report.

The new consenting process will be trialled in Shetland and also in this issue, we give some reasons as to why the Northern Isles – Orkney and Shetland – are a key focus for Scotland’s fish farming sector right now.

Also in January’s magazine, you can find out why bluefin tuna – also known as “mackerel sturgeon”- are causing headaches for fish farmers in Norway, and why a Grimsby-based project could become the UK’s biggest single salmon farm.

We round up the latest developments in fish health and welfare, and feed and feeding systems, and also look at a warning that shrimp farmers could be relying on a test for white spot syndrome that could leave their stocks vulnerable.

Nicki Holmyard reports on a conference held by the Fishmongers’ Company in London on the future role of low-trophic aquaculture, and Sandy Neil profiles a Scottish seaweed company that is looking to preserve marine habitat for wild trout and salmon.

Eugene Gerden provides an update in fish farming in the Netherlands and an article from Cermaq’s Henrik Duesund and Stockholm University’s Dr. Patrik Henriksson explain what is being done to help prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Your January Fish Farmer also features Proximar’s land-based salmon farm in Oyama, Japan and new technology developed by Norwegian research institute SINTEF to create and implant that can tell us more about salmon health – from inside the fish.

On behalf of my colleagues I hope you enjoy this issue of Fish Farmer and I wish you all the best for a happy and successful 2024.


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