The May 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online

Fish Farmer May 2024 cover

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

All too often it’s easy to focus on obstacles and setbacks. After all, it’s the negative events that very often make the news. So it’s good that this month we are looking at ambitious plans for growth in the aquaculture sector.

Our feature on New Zealand highlights the enormous potential of that nation as an aquaculture producer. Already strong in salmon and greenshell mussels – which have been adroitly marketed as a health supplement for people and their pets, as well as a tasty food in their own right – New Zealand is now looking to take the sector to the next level. The government and the industry are not only eyeing the possibilities created by open ocean farming, but also new species, and seaweed.

Meanwhile the Norwegian cod farming sector, after many false starts over the years, appears to be in a position at last in which it could credibly start to make up for the restricted supply of cod in an era of tighter fishing quotas and sanctions against Russia.

The growth theme also applies to the seafood industry’s biggest trade show, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global. As we report, the 2024 edition of SEG/SPG broke records for the number of companies, regions and nations represented and for the number of visitors.

The commercial marine industry is now looking forward to Seawork in Southampton next month, and you can read a preview of that event in this issue.

Also in May’s Fish Farmer, Aquaculture Stewardship Council Chief Executive Chis Ninnes addresses the questions raised by recent reports on human rights abuses in parts of the seafood sector, and what the ASC – as one of the leading certification bodies – aims to do about it.

The University of Stirling’s Lynne Falconer reports on a seminar on the impact of climate change and what the aquaculture sector can do to be ready, while Vince McDonagh finds out what the annual report from SalMar, the world’s second biggest salmon farmer, tells us about the group and the industry.

I hope you enjoy this issue.


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Fish Farmer May 2024 cover

The May 2024 issue of Fish Farmer is out now online